Fun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

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I was recently inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire after watching this video when I realized, “HEY! I have the foil AND gel!” Then I watched this video from the uber talented Nina-Marie Trapani, and I decided it was time to stop watching videos and start making cards! (Thanks, ladies!) I have been a little shy when it comes to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

World Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

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It’s World Bee Day today and the aptly named Honey Bee Stamps is celebrating with a To Bee or Not to Bee blog hop. I made a card using some of their super cute products to celebrate! (See supply list at the bottom of this post!) This card project features some of the brand new 6 x 6 paper line … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWorld Bee Day with Honey Bee Stamps!

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

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Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set! The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

More customized grad cards

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I recently shared a high school graduation card I made for my niece using the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha dies. This die set has been a hard one to get ahold of but I wanted to share one more card project using the same set as I have more graduations coming and more customization in mind. I have a relative … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore customized grad cards

Celebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s Day 1 of a blog hop at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate our brand new release, aptly named, Celebrate You. Today I’m sharing a really fun die that features a lovely filigree design and includes a space to stamp a greeting. This card also features the brand new Tiny Words Birthday stamps, a collection of all purpose birthday greetings in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

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First things first: Dad, if you’re reading, act surprised when you get this in the mail, deal? There is a brand new release out today from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, and I’m sharing a card project made with one of my new CZ Design releases called Parental Props. The stamps feature a very minimal typeface and the dot … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

Customized Graduation Card

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Graduation season is almost here and after finding out that my niece had committed to a school just a stone’s throw from my favorite city in the world (Seattle), I wanted to create a custom grad card to celebrate her chosen institution of higher learning (Pacific Lutheran University). I thought it would be fun to try out a watercolor technique … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCustomized Graduation Card

Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

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Today I’m honored to be part of a special blog hop from Simon Says Stamp all about celebrating the incredible women in your life. Nothing warms this crafter’s heart more than seeing women (and men) supporting other women! The hop features two brand new stamp sets, Good Job Mama (designed by me!) and Incredible Woman (designed by the talented Nina-Marie … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

Honey Bee Stamps 4th BeeDay Blog Hop

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I’m excited to be part of a 4th Bee-Day Blog Hop for Honey Bee Stamps today. I love three things: 1) Cute products, 2) promoting and supporting small business, and 3): Bees! For me, it’s kind of a win-win-win scenario! If you’re arriving here from Vera’s blog, welcome to my online home! There are a bevy of new releases from … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps 4th BeeDay Blog Hop

Petals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

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After making my first card with the new Glitz Glitter Gel and Stamp ‘n Stencil products from Gina K. Designs, I had to try a few more techniques and today I’m sharing a card project using the Detail Stencils with the Glitz Glitter Gel and the results? In the words of a true midwestern crafter: “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” Not gonna lie: … Read More

Cathy ZielskePetals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel