Pretty Pink Posh 5th Birthday Blog Hop

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Hey friends! Today I’m excited to be sharing my first card project of 2019 on behalf of Pretty Pink Posh and their 5th birthday celebration! There are some darling new releases out and I have two card projects to share, and one video tutorial covering this card project: You can’t go wrong with a simple monochromatic scheme, and a little … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh 5th Birthday Blog Hop

My Top 10 Tools and Products for 2018

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Well folks, it’s been a full calendar year wherein I have been all in, as they say, on the card-making gig. It has continued to delight and surprise me and it has truly given me a new lease on my creative life in terms of both my business and my personal fun factor. Long story short and pardon my French, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMy Top 10 Tools and Products for 2018

DieCember® Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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Welcome to DieCember® at Simon Says Stamp! (Yes, this is my first official DieCember participation and yes, I’m happy to join in the die cutting fun!) Today we’re celebrating with a blog hop featuring some of the newest die releases from Simon Says Stamp. I created a simple card featuring the brand new Sweet Tulip die and one of the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDieCember® Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

An exclusive holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp + a blog hop!

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There is a brand spankin’ new holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp out today. This is an exclusive release that is not part of the regular Simon Says Stamp kit subscription, and when it’s gone, baby, you know the drill. Today, we’ve got a blog hop to share lots of fun ideas for how to play with it! I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAn exclusive holiday card kit from Simon Says Stamp + a blog hop!

Simple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

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Today’s card project is all about these lovely liquid watercolors from Pinkfresh Studio. I’d been coveting them for a while, so I decided to order some and get started on a simple card project. This card also features one of the very first word dies I created for my line at Simon Says Stamp, Yays. I realized the other day … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

Did you know it’s Sweata Weatha?

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Please tell me you’ve seen any of the Bronx Beat skits from Saturday Night Live? Yes? No? My friend (and card making master) Laura Bassen just reminded me of these skits and I have fallen down a rabbit hole of watching them. Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler? National treasures. That is all. But there I go… rambling. Have you seen the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDid you know it’s Sweata Weatha?

Thankful Beyond Measure Card

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I recently purchased a gorgeous stamp set from Gina K Designs called Something Good, and the coolest stamp is this giant wood slice image. I thought it would pair well with some of my new releases, and it turns out it DOES! I learned how to create an embossed die cut from watching the master, Jennifer McGuire, and figured I’d … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful Beyond Measure Card

Reindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

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I’m just going to say it, because it’s what we say here in Minnesota: OH, for cuuuuuuute! That Dancing Reindeer die is just ridiculously awesome. It’s so simple. And minimal. I love that! (And it’s on reserve until Oct. 19!) But that Mod Trees Background Stamp (also on reserve until Oct. 20) is also so cool and I can see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeReindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

A card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

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I have a brand new stamp set out (and coordinating dies!) all designed with one thing in mind: to celebrate your bestie! I happen to have two besties (and yes, they are fully aware of each other!), and so I have much to be grateful for because of these remarkable women. This card project gave me a chance to break … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

Simple Rainbow Stenciling

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Ever since getting my new Life Changing Brushes, I’ve been more inclined to play with ink blending and today’s card features a new stencil from Simon Says Stamp that makes ink blending pretty simple. My card project also features a brand new word and shadow die set from my CZ Design line. Someone (and I cannot for the life of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Rainbow Stenciling