Download a free cut file, template and watch a video tutorial

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It is the holiest of days for memory keepers… yes, it’s (inter) National Scrapbook Day and to celebrate, I made a page and then decided to turn it into a free download so that you may record a Magical Moment of your own! Let’s start with the free download, shall we? Click on the above image to start your download. … Read More

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Scrapbook Your Year, Pages for March 2018

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Ah, another month in my year-long memory keeping project is done! Not sure what took my so long to sit down and do it, but yesterday I just hammered it out to get ‘er done. It really only takes me about an hour and a half to do, but sometimes it’s just setting aside the time, you know? Story of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeScrapbook Your Year, Pages for March 2018

How I Film My Tutorial Videos for YouTube (plus save 20% on Arkon phone mounts!)

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It feels like just yesterday when I posted my very first process card making video on YouTube. In reality, it was just over a year ago this month when I posted the first installment of Cathy Makes a Card (later, I dropped the Cathy Makes a Card nomenclature to be a bit more more descriptive in my video titles.) First … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHow I Film My Tutorial Videos for YouTube (plus save 20% on Arkon phone mounts!)

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest Designing for Neat & Tangled

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Today I’m sharing my third and final card as the guest designer for Neat & Tangled. And today’s card is kind of special. It’s the, how does one say, pièce de résistance? But specifically, it is my ode to the one and only Laura Bassen, one of my true card making idols and all around card magician. You see, a long … Read More

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One more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

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Because I am not through with butterflies and pink, orange and yellow, I have ONE more card to share today and THIS one, I’m fairly certain, will be going to my mama come Mother’s Day! If you recall, I made this card, and this card from the scraps of that card, and now I have the card I’m sharing today, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOne more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

Budget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

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Today I’ve got a brand new template for sale at Designer Digitals designed to help you create a cool, graphic announcement on a budget! Four years ago, I spent, oh… just under $200 (and actually, I think it was more than that once I bought the envelopes!) on printing my daughter’s graduation announcements. True, they were lovely (as you’ll see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBudget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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I’m back today as a guest designer for Neat & Tangled, and I’m excited to share this card project with you. I’m using the charming Friendly Florals stamps and coordinating dies, along with some simple stamping and embossing, and some Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker coloring. I adore the sweet blooms in this set and I knew I wanted … Read More

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Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

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Just yesterday I shared a card I made featuring some simple techniques and lots of clean white space. While I was cleaning up from making the card (and yes, I create a surprising amount of chaos for just a single card), I noticed the scrap of paper from which I had cut the butterfly for my card project. In the video, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUsing your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

Always Be You (Distress Oxides + Butterfly Dies)

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Ever make something and sit back and say, “OH, for cuuuuuuuuuute!”? I don’t feel I’m being overly cocky when I tell you this happens to me a lot. It’s been happening for years as a scrapbooker and now it continues as I’ve added cards into the creative mix. As a graphic designer by trade, I should be making visually pleasing … Read More

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Sometimes it snows in April

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Yes, Prince himself once sang those very words and this weekend the upper Midwest got a giant dump of the white stuff and can I just say this: SO glad it happened on a weekend when there was no need to go anywhere for any reason. Other than the shoveling and the impeded travel, I like snow. I don’t mind … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSometimes it snows in April