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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Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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This month I’m honored to have been invited to be a guest designer for Neat & Tangled. This company was one of the very first stamp makers with whom I fell in love, all because of this card project from the one and only Laura Bassen. (This was my take on Laura’s awesome card!) Today’s card is all about the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop

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Hey friends! I’m so happy to be a part of the new Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Blog Hop! We have so much crafty goodness in the hop today and I’m excited to share my card. Hopefully you have arrived here from the amazing Kristina Werner’s blog! If you are new to my blog, I welcome you warmly. Shall we … Read More

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Card Share + Tutorial: Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

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Thank You Card featuring Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers at cathyzielske.com

Today’s card project is a study in minimal design aided by a pop of intense color that brings an otherwise simple card to life. As a newish colorer, sometimes I feel overwhelmed at the thought of coloring several images so I decided to focus on one bloom and fill in the card with identical white embossed images. I’m not an … Read More

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Cards to Celebrate Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 12th birthday

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I recently celebrated my Cardversary (my one year anniversary of making cards) and I shared it then, but will share it again: I owe it all to the publisher of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine. Why? Well, about this time last year we were celebrating our 11th year as a publication and Catherine (said fabulous publisher) asked me to make … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCards to Celebrate Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine’s 12th birthday

It’s My One Year Cardversary! (I’m celebrating with a giveaway and a video tutorial!)

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It was roughly one year ago that I, Cathy Zielske, being of sound mind and crafty body, decided to start making some cards. In early March of 2017, Stampin’ Up sent me their Big Shot machine, along with a few Framelits dies, and I made this magical card you see here for an 11th birthday celebration at Scrapbook & Cards … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIt’s My One Year Cardversary! (I’m celebrating with a giveaway and a video tutorial!)

Studio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop

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Today I’m happy to be part of the Studio Katia March Release blog hop! You should have arrived here from Natalia’s blog and if you’ve never visited my site before, welcome! I have been admiring Studio Katia for a while now and I was excited to be invited to play with some of their new releases, and play I did! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia March 2018 Release Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop Card + Tutorial—Sweet Elephants dies

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Hi friends! Today is the Simon Says Stamp Best Days new release Blog Hop day! This is my first ever blog hop with the team at Simon and I’m really excited to be included with this amazing group of card makers and designers. I’m also excited to have a few of my own new releases included in the big release … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop Card + Tutorial—Sweet Elephants dies

Card Share + Video: You Da Best (new release from me and Simon Says Stamp!)

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Hello friends! It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp (and it’s also my birthday!) and I’m super geeked to have products in the brand new Best Days release! I’ve got a new die set (You Da Best), as well as a new stamp set (Emphatic) and I’m using these products plus a brand new stencil from Simon Says Stamp … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Video: You Da Best (new release from me and Simon Says Stamp!)

Card Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)

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Today I’m happy to be guest designing for Heffy Doodle using one of their charming new spring collections, Hello Squeak Heart. Cute, punny and above all, right in my wheelhouse (no pun intended) for simple stamping and Copic coloring because hey! I can do gray markers, people! I knew I wanted to do a little scene with three punched out … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)