Swatching my Copic Markers

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Since getting serious about card making back in early 2017, I’ve been slowly amazing a respectable collection of alcohol markers. I decided to commit to Copics because it seemed like they were the “it” marker and most of the card makers I admired and followed were using them. And while I wasn’t exactly a skilled colorer when I started (and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSwatching my Copic Markers

Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to Day 1 of the Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop with Simon Says Stamp! There are a host of brand new releases full of blooms and butterflies and other springtime goodness and today I’m sharing a few of those new products with you! The card I’m sharing today is, oh, how does one say it … Read More

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Floating Gift Card See-Thru Ornament

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Last year, the day after Christmas, I shared a fun little way to present a reminder of a continuing subscription to a service such as Spotify or Apple Music or any monthly or yearly subscription service. This year, I wanted to make a video showing you how easy this little project can be, and also to share a free template … Read More

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Simple Gift Card or Money Holders

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The holidays are here and I am one of those people who is a big fan of the holiday gift card. I know. Some of you are shaking your heads right now, thinking, “Cathy… come ON! You can do better than that!” But the truth is, I love to give the gift of giving someone a choice of what they … Read More

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Super Simple Holiday Tag No. 01

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The season of gifting is upon us and one of my favorite things to do is to create my own tags to festoon my packages. (Yes, I did just use the word festoon because it’s just not being used enough.) I love putting a pretty tag on a simple package wrapped up in kraft paper, tied up with twine. It’s … Read More

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Simple Holiday Table Place Cards

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The holidays are coming and it’s generally the time of year when you as The Crafty One, are expected to, well, you know… DO crafty things. Today, I’ve got the perfect little crafty holiday table setting place card and the great thing is, you really don’t have to be all that crafty to succeed. Plus, you can customize the reverse … Read More

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Swatching a Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Palette (plus a free printable swatch card!)

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I blame Kristina Werner. (And of course, by blame, what I really mean is love!) It all started when I became hooked on her YouTube channel, which is literally a plethora of the craftiest, most creative videos you’ll find on the internet. I’ve watched her watercolor and specifically, I’ve watched her use the Mijello Mission Gold palette, and I had … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSwatching a Mijello Mission Gold 36 Color Palette (plus a free printable swatch card!)

Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

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Just yesterday I shared a card I made featuring some simple techniques and lots of clean white space. While I was cleaning up from making the card (and yes, I create a surprising amount of chaos for just a single card), I noticed the scrap of paper from which I had cut the butterfly for my card project. In the video, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUsing your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

CZ Loves… Gina K. Designs Cardstock and Ink (and she’s just released new colors!)

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I’ve decided to start a new blog series called CZ Loves. I realize it may seem cocky to refer to myself in the third person, but people, I’m 52. I believe I’ve reached the point in life where self-referential stuff is not only okay, but quite possibly even demanded of me. First off you should know two things: 1) I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Loves… Gina K. Designs Cardstock and Ink (and she’s just released new colors!)

File this idea away for next holiday season

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If you’re like a number of modern-day families, you might just be providing Spotify premium for the entire group. Gone are the easy days of tucking an iTunes gift card into a stocking, at least it sure is from my kids. This Christmas, I just wanted to remind my children that I am giving them one more year of commercial-free, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFile this idea away for next holiday season