Stamp, Mask & Color! A fun new set and a new release from Simon Says Stamp

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The brand new Crafty Hugs release is out today at Simon Says Stamp. I have a handful of brand new stamps and dies to add to my CZ Design collection. Today, I’m sharing a card project featuring a stamp set that I hope you will like called US of Craft-ay. I came up with the idea for this set when … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp, Mask & Color! A fun new set and a new release from Simon Says Stamp

Simple 3-Step Stamping with Butterflies

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Do you ever shy away from multi-step stamping? Afraid of lining stuff up perfectly? That sort of thing? That is kind of me on this topic but I have a fantastic stamp set to share today that makes it SO simple to create beautiful images, even if you aren’t perfect at lining stuff up! The Brilliant Butterflies from MFT Stamps … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple 3-Step Stamping with Butterflies

Super Simple with CZ (A guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel!)

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Today I’ve got a guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel featuring a fun way to make a bunch of colorful swatches at once that are perfect for small die cut images. You can read the full post here. Here’s the video from the Simon Says Stamp YouTube channel: Thanks so much for stopping by! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple with CZ (A guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel!)

Distress Ink Rainbow Laurels Card Project

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Today I’ve got a really cheerful card project that would be perfect to send you your favorite grad, or anyone you are proud of! This card was inspired by the Grand Greenery die from My Favorite Things. This technique is so easy! Just grab some Distress Inks in rainbow colors, a water brush, and create some swatches to die cut … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDistress Ink Rainbow Laurels Card Project

Cheery Rainbow Die Cut Card (New releases from Pinkfresh Studio)

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I’ve got a really cute and colorful rainbow card project to share today as part of the brand new April release for Pinkfresh Studio! When I saw this Color Block Rainbow die, my heart may have fluttered with joy and I new I could make a very clean and simple card for my bestie. And actually, because I have two … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCheery Rainbow Die Cut Card (New releases from Pinkfresh Studio)

Scrapbook Your Year pages for March 2020

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Today I’m sharing my latest addition to my year-long album project I call Scrapbook Your Year. I think we can all agree that the month of March is quite possibly like any other in our lifetimes, especially if you’re anywhere around the age of 54, like me. Or older. Or younger. Hell—if you are presently a human subject living on … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year pages for March 2020

Sunny Days Ahead with Simon Says Stamp (a blog hop!)

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It’s blog hop day for the brand new Sunny Days Ahead release at Simon Says Stamp. I’m so happy to join in the creative fun today! I have two card project to share featuring a fun technique—dry embossing using a stencil! I love the subtle texture it adds to any piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Here is my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSunny Days Ahead with Simon Says Stamp (a blog hop!)

Grad cards ideas (a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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I’m so happy to be part of a brand new release today from Simon Says Stamp! Our Sunny Days Ahead release will begin shipping today, as Simon has been approved to resume shipping operations. I’m sharing two graduation-themed cards today, featuring some of my brand new additions to the CZ Design stamp and die collection. Graduation season for 2020 is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGrad cards ideas (a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Swings

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cathy zielske blog post COVID 19

NOTE: In this post, I’m going to talk about therapy and my personal experience. I share these thoughts today with this caveat and also to remind you this is my perspective, and in no way do I have all of the answers. We can think differently and still share pieces of our humanity. But it might help someone out there. … Read More

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New Patterned Papers from Waffle Flower Crafts!

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I’ve got a few fun and simple card projects to share today featuring brand new patterned papers from Waffle Flower Crafts. Everyday Paper for Cardmaking is a brand new series of patterned paper designed by and for card makers! My cards both feature the charming new papers designed by JJ Bolton, JJ’s Rainbows. Waffle Flower paper pads measure a generous … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew Patterned Papers from Waffle Flower Crafts!