All the Things: Stuff you might want as a new card maker

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So… not sure if you noticed, but in addition to scrapbooking, I’m making cards now, too. You know how it started, right? The publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today said I could work with product from our awesome advertisers, so I picked Stampin’ Up, and they sent me a Big Shot. And then I started to play. And then I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAll the Things: Stuff you might want as a new card maker

Cathy Makes a Card No. 02: stamping, coloring and stitched dies

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Welcome to another edition of Cathy Makes a Card, the series wherein I, a new card makers, share with you a card I made and what I’m learning as I go. This card features a number of techniques, some of which I nailed and some of which, well, let’s just say I winged it. I will tell you this: I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 02: stamping, coloring and stitched dies

Announcement: CZ Design and Simon Says Stamp are joining forces!

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Y’all know I’ve been bit by the card making bug somethin’ fierce, yes? (And now, apparently, I am also talking like an old time-y prospector, but I digress…) I’m SO excited to announce that Simon Says Stamp will be selling the CZ Design (hey! That’s me!) line of stamps starting now. (WARNING: If you don’t like swears, for the love of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnnouncement: CZ Design and Simon Says Stamp are joining forces!

All in

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The other day I was having a phone meeting with Catherine, my friend and also the publisher (and my employer) of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Commenting about my recent foray into cardmaking, and the accompany barrage of sharing on my CZ Design Instagram account, she said, “Man, when you go all in, you really go ALL IN.” It’s kind … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 01: embossing and distress ink painting (oh, my!)

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Today marks a new beginning in the Crafty Life of Cathy Z: cardmaking. I thought it might be fun to make some videos documenting these new creative adventures. Mostly, I wanted to show you how I am inspired by others and maybe you can take some of that inspiration into your own crafty endeavors in the cardmaking realm. I made … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 01: embossing and distress ink painting (oh, my!)

Holy crap—er, I mean, CARDS!

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I’m not sure how after 15+ years of being a card carrying scrapbooker, I never really jumped on the card making train. Sure, I’ve made a few cards for people over the years, primarily, my nieces or nephews when I realize I’m about two months behind their actual birthdays and a I need a little delivery system for some cash. … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoly crap—er, I mean, CARDS!