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

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

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

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

Cathy ZielskeAlways Be You (Distress Oxides + Butterfly Dies)

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!)