Pretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)

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Today I’m sharing  a card for those of you who want to dabble in simple techniques without being overwhelmed. Now I use the word ‘simple’ loosely. It’s funny how a simple card can take a 10+ minute video to demonstrate, but it really does feature some basic techniques (and you’ll get to see some examples of my Copic marker hot … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)

Studio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

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  I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project. I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

Many Congrats Card featuring Lawn Fawn Stamps + Dies

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Today I’m sharing a simple card using a small stamp set (and coordinating dies!) from Lawn Fawn. If you’re looking for a fun, entry-level card project, this one would be a great way to dabble in some fun but do-able techniques with a stamp set that has a great price point. The stamp set I’m using today is the How … Read More

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Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop: Inlaid Floral Die for Spring

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Welcome to the next stop on the Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine blog hop release! You should have arrived here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire, and if you’re new to my blog, welcome! The card I’m sharing today features three new Simon Says Stamp products: the Flower Cluster die, the Four Seasons stamp set and the Four Seasons … Read More

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Pretty Pink Posh May Blog Hop: Life is Better Shaker Card

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Hello friends! Today I’m so happy to be part of the Pretty Pink Posh May Blog hop! There are some darling new stamps and dies and today I’ll be sharing a shaker card using a few of the new sets! If you’ve just arrived here from Lexa’s blog, welcome! This is only the second shaker card I’ve made and true … Read More

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Rad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

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Today I’m revisiting a technique I have recently shared here on my blog (see this card) because I really believe you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you create! Who’s with me on this? I think using acrylic blocks to stamp a background is a really easy and fun way to create something beautiful and watercolor-y, but that … Read More

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Card Share + Tutorial: Guest Designing for Neat & Tangled

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Today I’m sharing my third and final card as the guest designer for Neat & Tangled. And today’s card is kind of special. It’s the, how does one say, pièce de résistance? But specifically, it is my ode to the one and only Laura Bassen, one of my true card making idols and all around card magician. You see, a long … Read More

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One more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

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Because I am not through with butterflies and pink, orange and yellow, I have ONE more card to share today and THIS one, I’m fairly certain, will be going to my mama come Mother’s Day! If you recall, I made this card, and this card from the scraps of that card, and now I have the card I’m sharing today, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOne more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

Budget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

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Today I’ve got a brand new template for sale at Designer Digitals designed to help you create a cool, graphic announcement on a budget! Four years ago, I spent, oh… just under $200 (and actually, I think it was more than that once I bought the envelopes!) on printing my daughter’s graduation announcements. True, they were lovely (as you’ll see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBudget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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I’m back today as a guest designer for Neat & Tangled, and I’m excited to share this card project with you. I’m using the charming Friendly Florals stamps and coordinating dies, along with some simple stamping and embossing, and some Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker coloring. I adore the sweet blooms in this set and I knew I wanted … Read More

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