Sanitzer Bottle Thank You Tags

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Free Downloads11 Comments

Last week in the checkout line at the Costco Business center, one of the hard-working staff shouted out, “I have a brand new shipment of hand sanitizer, one per customer!” I figured, why not? We all know that washing hands with soap and water is the best way to keep your them clean, but hand sanitizer comes in handy when … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSanitzer Bottle Thank You Tags

CZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Sponsor Giveaways, Tutorials654 Comments

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed as of Noon CST Central Time. I will be drawing winners and posting the winners by 4 p.m. CST. And comments left after Noon CST time will not be included in the giveaway. Today is my 54th birthday and if you’ve followed me over these many years you know one of my most guiding … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCZ Design Birthday Blog Post, Video + Giveaway

Be a Unicorn (and check out this new tool from Waffle Flower Crafts!)

Cathy ZielskeCrafts, Tutorials2 Comments

Today I’m sharing my first ever 5 x 7 card project, something I just hadn’t tried yet since beginning the whole card thing back in 2017. The reason today? Because I have a big old unicorn die and I thought it was time to go big or go home! Plus, I just got my  hands on the new Mini Media … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBe a Unicorn (and check out this new tool from Waffle Flower Crafts!)

Crafty quick tip: replacing Copic Sketch Marker nibs (& why this is a good idea!)

Cathy ZielskeCrafts14 Comments

Since 2017 my Copic marker collection has been growing. The funny thing is, I don’t color a lot and I realized recently it was because the intimidation factor is still a bit strong where me and Copics are concerned. I know. Creating and crafting is suppose to be about exploring the various mediums, right? I suppose that is a great … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty quick tip: replacing Copic Sketch Marker nibs (& why this is a good idea!)

Two easy holiday tag projects

Cathy ZielskeCrafts3 Comments

Today I have two (mostly) quick holiday tag projects to share for those of you who, like me, might not quite be to the “I’m ready to wrap presents yet” stage but plan on doing a marathon session right before Christmas! This little Gnome tag uses some cute dies (all supplies linked at the end of this post!) and scraps … Read More

Cathy ZielskeTwo easy holiday tag projects

Swatching my Copic Markers

Cathy ZielskeCrafts6 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeCrafts207 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop

Floating Gift Card See-Thru Ornament

Cathy ZielskeCrafts5 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeFloating Gift Card See-Thru Ornament

Simple Gift Card or Money Holders

Cathy ZielskeCrafts12 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeSimple Gift Card or Money Holders

Super Simple Holiday Tag No. 01

Cathy ZielskeCrafts14 Comments

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

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple Holiday Tag No. 01