Neat & Tangled 5th Birthday Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Well they say there is a first for everything and today I’m honored to be part of the 5th Birthday Bash Blog Hop for Neat & Tangled. Neat & Tangled, if you recall, is the company responsible for the Polygon Cover Plate die, and that die was yet one more stone in my Path to Becoming Obsessed with Cardmaking (see this post for the … Read More

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Card share: guest designing for Concord & 9th

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It’s my final week as a guest designer for Concord & 9th and today’s card is a very simple design, but the end result makes me happy. I had a lot of product to work with, but I decided to just use a single stamp and a stencil from this new release: Because I’m new to stencils, I decided to … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 11 + a big new release from CZ Design at Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s a big day in CZ Design Land. Today is my first big release of new products over at Simon Says Stamp! To celebrate, I made a card completely inspired by Kristina Werner. If Jennifer is my Yoda, Kristina is my Qui-Gon Jinn. Seriously, if you watch any of her videos, you find yourself magnetically drawn to adding SEVERAL items … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 11 + a big new release from CZ Design at Simon Says Stamp!

Card Share: Guest Designing for Concord & 9th

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Today I’m sharing my third card as a guest designer for Concord & 9th and I can’t lie… I watched a Jennifer McGuire video where she used this same set and thought, “Okay, THAT is what I want to try, too!” The fact that you can use a circle die to make leaves? GET OUT OF TOWN! Here are the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Guest Designing for Concord & 9th

Card Share: Guest Designing for Concord & 9th

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It’s my second week designing for Concord & 9th and today I have officially stepped into the world of shimmer and I may not go back. I’m just warning you! Here are the new releases I started with: Yes, so much unicorn goodness! Of course, I created a very minimal card because I’m still trying to learn all the Ways of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Guest Designing for Concord & 9th

Card Share: Guest Designing for Concord & 9th

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One of the cool things about diving into card making is getting to know some of the creative, clever companies out there and getting to play with their stuff! Concord & 9th, one such company, invited me to be a guest card designer for the month of July. I was a little nervous about doing it, only because I still … Read More

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Card share: I learned this on YouTube

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First things first: Jennifer McGuire teaches me something new with every video I watch. So to understand what I’m sharing today watch the clip below: After I watched, I thought to myself: I have Distress Inks and clear acrylic blocks, let’s DO THIS THING! I also had a new pad of Canson XL Watercolor paper that I learned about after … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 10: cardstock, dies and just a bit of stamping + coloring

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In the last installment of Cathy Makes a Card, I used an adorable stamp set and after loving the results, I thought, “Okay, what else can I do with it?” I mean, dies and stamps and all of this card-making accouterments is not cheap, so I figure I’d best do as many things with one set of supplies as possible. After … Read More

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Cathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

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Continuing with my foray into Distress Oxide land, today I’m sharing a card that’s pretty cute, if I do say so myself. And a few of you have commented on social media that it seems weird to hear me talk about cute stuff in crafting. I totally get that, but I mean… this Lawn Fawn stuff? There is literally no … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCathy Makes a Card No. 09: Distress Oxides + Lawn Fawn stamps & dies

Card Share: Playing with Distress Oxides

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It was bound to happen, people. I finally got my hands on some of Tim Holtz’s magical Distress Oxide inks. I’d heard many great tales of their superior blendability, and I was eager to throw water on them as well, you know, so I could roll with the all those crafty YouTube experts. Now lucky for me, Tim is my … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Playing with Distress Oxides