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)

Card Video: Have a Beautiful Day

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It seems that every time I do a card, I get to try something new that I haven’t done before and today’s card share is all about masking. Masking, where you cover up an area before adding ink of some sort to your card, is pretty much like magic to me and today’s card gave me a chance to practice. … Read More

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Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway!

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I’m so happy to be taking part today in the Hero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop today! If you are arriving here from Yana Smakula’s website (and yes, she is an AMAZING act to follow!), I welcome you warmly to my little corner of the internet and will share my simple card with you! My card for today features the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHero Arts 2018 Catalog Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Card Video: Made with Love by Gina K Designs (a gorgeous set and an imperfectly perfect card share)

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A few weeks ago I shared a card I made on my Instagram account after watching a Gina K. Designs video on embossing and alcohol markers. A post shared by CZ Design (@czdesign) on Feb 3, 2018 at 7:20am PST I had a few questions asking about which markers I used, and by the time I shared the image I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Video: Made with Love by Gina K Designs (a gorgeous set and an imperfectly perfect card share)

Watercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a free printable swatch chart

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You know what they say, right? Another day, another crafty tool to covet? Well I decided to splurge last week on a 48-count box of Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and holy paint balls, I am so glad that I did.  The card I created above was the result of just playing around with the pens and I was … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWatercoloring with Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers + a free printable swatch chart

Card Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing

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Oh, mama! Does it ever feel good to have both hands back into the crafty vibe! I’m still working on getting some of the strength back in the hand that broke, but it’s getting stronger all the time and that is a good thing. Today, I’m happy to share a new card that was inspired by my friend and a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing

My Top 10 Card Making Tools/Products of 2017

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2017 was a monumental year in crafting for me as it will go down in the annals of CZ Craft History as: The Year I Discovered Card Making. [ cue choir of angels here ] And as a new card maker, I get asked all the time what got me hooked and what I needed to really get started. Anyone … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy Top 10 Card Making Tools/Products of 2017

A special holiday card offer for my readers from artifact uprising

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I got pretty organized this fall by ordering my holiday cards early. I think having a cast on made me panic, and I had to do things that were quick and easy! Enter holiday cards from Artifact Uprising. Anyone who’s read my blog for a while knows what a fan I am of the products offered by this design forward … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA special holiday card offer for my readers from artifact uprising