DIY Holiday Card Using a Digital Template

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I’ve just released my 2019 holiday card template and today I’ve got a video showing you how to use this new template, even if you don’t have Photoshop! I recently learned about a free online photo editor called Photo Pea. While it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of Photoshop Elements, it has what you need to use any … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDIY Holiday Card Using a Digital Template

Stamp n’ Stencil two ways

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Today I’ve got two cards, each using the Gina K. Designs and Therm O Web Stamp n’ Stencil system. (See bottom of the post for the supplies!) One features some Glitter Glitz gel; the other simple embossing. Here is video showing you how I created the cards: Thanks so much for stopping by! SUPPLIES: Affiliate links are used in this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp n’ Stencil two ways

Layering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

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Today I’m sharing a simple card project featuring some stamping, masking, ink blending and Copic coloring. Whew! Sounds like it’s not simple but… keeping them all pretty basic helped me to create a fun, wintery card project featuring the cutest bears you ever saw. Can you feel the love tonight? Here’s a video showing you how I created the project: … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLayering Bears (simple masking, ink blending + Copic coloring)

Clean and Simple Party Lights card project

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If you are looking for a fun idea for a clean and simple Christmas card, I think I have it. I have one idea that I LOVE and it features a brand new release from My Favorite Things. Say it with me: Oh, for cuuuuuuute! Their new Party Lights stamp set and Lights Die are simply wonderful and I want … Read More

Cathy ZielskeClean and Simple Party Lights card project

November releases from Waffle Flower Crafts (a blog hop!)

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It’s new release day for Waffle Flower Crafts! Today I’m sharing a few fun card projects as part of the November release, which is part of a larger blog hop! (Be sure to check out the details for your chance to win some goodies from Waffle Flower Crafts!) I used two products from the new release: the Herringbone Panel Die … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNovember releases from Waffle Flower Crafts (a blog hop!)

Big and Bold for the Holidays (Colorado Craft Co. New Releases & Giveaway)

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Today I’m excited to be revealing the November release for Colorado Craft Company. NOTE: This giveaway is now closed as of 3:15 p.m. CST at 581 comments. Winners will be notified by email.  The winners are: There are a slew of new stamp sets for November, all of which I will show you in today’s video. I’ll be featuring the pink … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBig and Bold for the Holidays (Colorado Craft Co. New Releases & Giveaway)

Stamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

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Today I have two card projects that are the result of using repetition in design to create clean and simple results! Sometimes the amount of stamps we have can be overwhelming when making design choices. Whenever I’m feeling stuck, I go to my favorite design principle of repetition and it usually gets me unstuck! One stamp can really make a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

Monochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

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Today I’m sharing three fun holiday card designs featuring monochromatic color palettes and simple pattern stamping using the MISTI, along with new ink from Pinkfresh Studio. I have long had a golden rule in design, whether it’s for scrapbook pages or card projects: when in doubt, go monochromatic! The new ink collection from Pinkfresh Studio has been curated into 12 color … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

Introducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

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Today I’m excited to part of a blog hop to introduce the brand new ink pad collection from Pinkfresh Studio! This 48 color collection comes in both full size pads and ink cubes and features 12 thoughtfully designed color collections. I decided to stamp and die cut some reindeer and conduct a little test with these new inks. Here is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIntroducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

Dry embossing with a stencil (A Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop)

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Today I’m happy to be sharing a clean and simple card project as part of the Cheer and Joy blog hop for Simon Says Stamp! And today’s card features a simple stencil and a bit of dry embossing, which is a fun way to get more use from a stencil. The new Snowflakes stencil is full of wonderful snowflakes, just … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDry embossing with a stencil (A Simon Says Stamp Cheer and Joy Blog Hop)