Another installment of Super Simple with CZ

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Today I’ve got another Super Simple with CZ guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! From time to time, I’ll share videos featuring very simple and easily replicated processes for Simon, in the hopes to encourage those of you who might not think you can do a particular technique to give it a try! You can read more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnother installment of Super Simple with CZ

Inlaid patterned paper for die cuts

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Today I’ve got a few card projects where patterned paper or other cardstock fills in the open space of the die for a fun pop of color and contrast. I combined a bold patterned paper with a simple Sunflower Frame Die cut and just a touch of ink blending to create this card. Here is a video showing you how … Read More

Cathy ZielskeInlaid patterned paper for die cuts

Shimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

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Welcome to Day 1 of  Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new release, Believe in You. Today I have a simple, minimal card design to share with you that could be replicated for a number of different occasions. I created a sympathy card using my just released Clean Line Everyday stamps. I designed this set to serve as an … Read More

Cathy ZielskeShimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and I have a few clean and simple birthday card projects to share with you that make cardstock the key to coloring your images. I have a brand new stamp set and coordinating dies called Birthday Sweets. Birthday cards are the type of card I need the most and I wanted to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeColor it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

A new video series with Scrapbook & Cards Today!

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Today I’m happy to announce a new video series I’m starting on the Scrapbook & Cards Today YouTube channel called Clean & Simple with Cathy Zielske. My goal each month is to bring you a card or scrapbook page featuring some fun but do-able techniques, and encourage you to give them a try. My first video features a simple emboss … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA new video series with Scrapbook & Cards Today!

A Simple Way to Color a Detailed Image

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Today’s card project is aimed at all of you lovely, crafty people who see really cute, detailed stamped images and think to yourself: but I can’t really color very well. That would be me. Try as I may (and yes, I keep trying and will continue to keep trying!), my confidence with Copic or other markers is not at a … Read More

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Free Arteza Real Brush Markers Swatch Chart + a simple card project

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Today I’m sharing a free 8.5 x 11 printable designed to let you swatch out the Arteza Real Brush Marker 48-pen set. First things first… the printable package: The package is a zipped file containing a printable PDF. You’ll need to open it with Acrobat Reader, or any app that will open PDFs. Next up, here’s a video showing me … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFree Arteza Real Brush Markers Swatch Chart + a simple card project

Stencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

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Simple cardmaking with Cathy Zielske

Today I’ve got two cards featuring a little bit of rainbow stenciling and masking off parts of the stencil. It’s a really simple technique but can give you some great areas to add sentiments to your card projects, or even for pocket page cards for your scrapbooks! Both stencils come from Gina K. Designs (Thick Brush and Sun Spots) and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStencil Masking + Rainbow Ink Blending

Peeking Daisy Die Cut Windows with Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

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Today’s card project is making my simple-loving heart happy! Take a simple design and repeat it, and fill it in with part of a shimmery rainbow and it adds up to a simple card that packs a happy punch! Take any small die to try this project! I love the Peeking Daisy die from Simon Says Stamp. It’s sweet and … Read More

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Whimsical Wildflower Frame Wedding Card (Gina K. Designs)

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Summer is here and a rite of passage is coming for me in just a few weeks: one of my dearest friend’s has a daughter who is getting married. Hello middle age! No need to fret because it means creating a wedding card for the lovely young couple, and I was so geeked to get my hands on the new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhimsical Wildflower Frame Wedding Card (Gina K. Designs)