STAMPtember® Exclusive: The Kitchen Sink Stamps

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Today’s STAMPtember® exclusive release is a collaboration with Kitchen Sink Stamps. This set is a large, 6 x 8 layering stamp set full of sweet gingerbread men, candies and fun holiday sentiments. This tag came about as part of an embossing mistake and I was so happy with the mistake, I turned it into the tag you’re seeing today. Here’s … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSTAMPtember® Exclusive: The Kitchen Sink Stamps

Tim Holtz STAMPtember® Exclusive stamps + stencil

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It’s a special day for STAMPtember as we get to share the Tim Holtz exclusive collaboration for 2019. Tim has designed a funky, spooky but also cute set of characters, along with a really cool star pattern stencil. I love the look of that bird. I know that look. There is just something so cute and whimsical about these characters, … Read More

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STAMPtember® Exclusive: Sugarpea Designs Nordic Village (masking + simple coloring)

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Today’s card project features the latest exclusive collaboration for STAMPtember® from Sugarpea Designs and Simon Says Stamp. This Nordic Village stamp set features charming little houses and trees and has so many possibilities for creating adorable card projects. I decided to try my hand at a bit of masking and simple Copic coloring. Here’s my process video, showing you how … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSTAMPtember® Exclusive: Sugarpea Designs Nordic Village (masking + simple coloring)

STAMPtember® Exclusive: The Stamp Market

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Today’s STAMPtember® exclusive is from a wonderful company called The Stamp Market. This company launched in 2017 and offers such wonderful, graphic designs with their stamps and dies, plus they offer papers, inks… the whole shebang! I am a big fan of The Stamp Market. I feel like their style aligns really well with my clean and simple aesthetic. I … Read More

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STAMPtember® Exclusive: Mama Elephant’s Snow Kitties

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Today’s STAMPtember® exclusive is a charming stamp set from Mama Elephant. This set can be purchased as a bundle with the dies, but I didn’t have the dies and so, my fussy cutting odyssey continues! Seriously though, I think fussy cutting is sort of a zen-like, relaxing process and it forces you to slow down a little. Who couldn’t use … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSTAMPtember® Exclusive: Mama Elephant’s Snow Kitties

Simple Watercolor for Cute Critters (a STAMPTEMBER® RELEASE)

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Today’s card project features my favorite release from STAMPtember®, Critter Crowd. Designed by the insanely talented Kristina Werner (who is also my friend, lucky me!), I feel like the cuteness on this is literally off the charts. I want to keep trying out watercoloring, and when I decided on just a simple rainbow order of color, I was good to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor for Cute Critters (a STAMPTEMBER® RELEASE)

STAMPtember® Exclusive: Art Impressions

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Today’s STAMPtember® exclusive stamp set is from Art Impressions, featuring a trio of the lovely ladies they are known for, and those ladies who, in fact, comprise my squad goals in life: stretchy pants, laughter and treats. And possibly reindeer antler headbands. This card project is an example of how to take a more complex coloring image, but execute it … Read More

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Big Dots Birthday Card Shaker (Waffle Flower Crafts)

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I wanted to share a really fun birthday shaker card, wherein I did something a bit different to create the shaker. I don’t have a video to share for this project, but here are a few pics and I’ll explain the simple process! Because the little areas between the dot openings were so small and because my eyes are truly … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBig Dots Birthday Card Shaker (Waffle Flower Crafts)

Ho Ho Deer Circle Die Cards (STAMPtember® Blog Party!)

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Today’s card projects feature one of my favorite new dies in the CZ Design STAMPtember® release and that is the Ho Ho Deer Circle Die. And, today’s post is part of a big old blog party hosted over at the Simon Says Stamp blog! So if you’re new here, welcome! He’s just adorable and perfect for any holiday card or … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHo Ho Deer Circle Die Cards (STAMPtember® Blog Party!)

Welcome to STAMPtember®! Let’s start it out with some Halloween releases from CZ Design!

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Hello STAMPtember®! I’m kicking off my month of card projects with one of my brand new stamp sets, My Zombie Boo, and the coordinating dies. Long a fan of The Walking Dead (though I stopped watching after what happened to Glen those few seasons back), I love all things zombie, as well as Halloween in general, and so this spooky, cheeky … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWelcome to STAMPtember®! Let’s start it out with some Halloween releases from CZ Design!