Customized Graduation Card

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Graduation season is almost here and after finding out that my niece had committed to a school just a stone’s throw from my favorite city in the world (Seattle), I wanted to create a custom grad card to celebrate her chosen institution of higher learning (Pacific Lutheran University). I thought it would be fun to try out a watercolor technique … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCustomized Graduation Card

Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

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Today I’m honored to be part of a special blog hop from Simon Says Stamp all about celebrating the incredible women in your life. Nothing warms this crafter’s heart more than seeing women (and men) supporting other women! The hop features two brand new stamp sets, Good Job Mama (designed by me!) and Incredible Woman (designed by the talented Nina-Marie … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

Honey Bee Stamps 4th BeeDay Blog Hop

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I’m excited to be part of a 4th Bee-Day Blog Hop for Honey Bee Stamps today. I love three things: 1) Cute products, 2) promoting and supporting small business, and 3): Bees! For me, it’s kind of a win-win-win scenario! If you’re arriving here from Vera’s blog, welcome to my online home! There are a bevy of new releases from … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHoney Bee Stamps 4th BeeDay Blog Hop

Petals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

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After making my first card with the new Glitz Glitter Gel and Stamp ‘n Stencil products from Gina K. Designs, I had to try a few more techniques and today I’m sharing a card project using the Detail Stencils with the Glitz Glitter Gel and the results? In the words of a true midwestern crafter: “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” Not gonna lie: … Read More

Cathy ZielskePetals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

Woot Graduation Card (a tutorial with some mistakes, because why not?)

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Graduation season is just around the corner—crazy, but true!—and I have one niece, two nephews, and a second cousin-in-law once removed who will don the old cap and gown this year, not to mention a handful of friends’ offspring. So I wanted to create some grad cards using a few products that aren’t necessarily graduation themed per se, but would … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot Graduation Card (a tutorial with some mistakes, because why not?)

Outline Butterflies Cling Stamp

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Oh, I have a cute little card project to share today and it features a brand new background stamp from Simon Says Stamp called Outline Butterflies. I think this stamp is just darling and I decided to keep it super simple and just add one of my favorite word and shadow dies to the front, You Da Best. I am … Read More

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Waffle Flower Water Media Mat Card Project + Video Hop

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Today I’m sharing a card that is two things: 1) cheeky and pun-ny, and 2) Easier that you may initially think! I am not the world’s most gifted watercoloring gal, but I definitely know how to make the most of a single color and white space! Yes, it helps that sheep are traditionally on the white size, but just using … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWaffle Flower Water Media Mat Card Project + Video Hop

Mom Floral Frame Die (Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release)

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Today is new release day over at Simon Says Stamp and I’m so happy to share a fun, bright Mother’s Day card with you featuring the brand new Mom Floral Frame Die and a sentiment from my brand new Tabbed Sentiments 2 stamp set. The Tabbed Sentiments 2 set, while designed to work perfectly with my Simple Tab Dies, also … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMom Floral Frame Die (Simon Says Stamp Blossoms & Butterflies release)

Pinkfresh Studio Essentials Blog Hop

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I’m excited to be part of a Pinkfresh Studio blog hop today (my first one with them!) that features some of their brand new Essentials releases for April. There are so many gorgeous basics in this release! From frame dies to tags to sentiments, the offer great options for adding all-purpose dies to your crafty collection. I’m sharing two cards … Read More

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You Got This Tag Die Encouragement Card

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Today I’m sharing a simple but colorful card project to send to anyone who needs a little encouragement. This card was designed (and sent) to my 85-year-old father who took a little tumble on his way to exercise (oh, the irony!), and is now kicking some ass in rehab as he regains use of his broken leg. (YOU GOT THIS, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeYou Got This Tag Die Encouragement Card