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?)

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

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio Essentials Blog Hop

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

Glitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

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Today’s card project features the brand new Glitz Glitter Gel from my sweet and talented friend, Gina K. Designs. I wanted to create a simple rainbow of ink blending and add the flourish from the Crazy Daisy Stamp ‘n Stencil using Gina’s new gel, as well as some of my favorite Gina K. Designs ink colors. The gel dries to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGlitz Glitter Gel from Gina K. Designs

What Up Buttercup (Emboss Resist + Distress Oxides)

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Have you ever sat down to color in some stamped images and thought, “I don’t know about this… I really would rather do something a little easier?” Well that is me, nearly all the time, when it comes to coloring only because I still don’t have a ton of confidence in that crafty area. But give me a little white … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWhat Up Buttercup (Emboss Resist + Distress Oxides)

Woot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

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Today’s card project features more new products from the brand new Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom release. Specifically, my brand new Woot word and shadow die and the Triangle Blast Stencil. I still find the whole masking process to be pretty dang magical. The peel and reveal part is just so cool! On this card, I masked off a heart … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWoot (distress ink, glimmer paste and masking), a Fresh Bloom card project

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop! If this is your first time visiting me, I welcome you warmly to my online home! Today I’m sharing a card featuring my brand new You Got This stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the very cool new Geometric Shape Builder stamp set. This encouragement card … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

Simple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

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My quest to practice more coloring in 2019 continues with today’s simple card project, featuring a bit of Copic coloring and simple ink blending using a darling new mini stamp set from Gina K. Designs called All You Need Is Love. Mini sets are really fun because a) the price points are terrific, and b) they generally have smaller, less … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Copic Coloring + Ink Blending (Gina K. Designs Mini Stamp Set)

Crafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)

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My sweet and talented from Gina from Gina K. Designs has a WONDERFUL new release out this week, including the cutest stamp set for crafty folks called, aptly, Crafty Notes! How cute are all those little crafty images? And you can also cut them out with coordinating dies. Such a fun set with so many images to stamp, color and … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Notes with Gina K. Designs (painting and ink blending with dye inks!)