Crafty Hugs Blog Hop: Simple Ideas for Background Stamps

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Hello crafty friends! It’s Blog Hop Day 1 for the brand spankin’ new Crafty Hugs release from Simon Says Stamp. My cards today feature taking really simplified approaches to using background stamps! My first card features the gorgeous So Beautiful 6 x 6 Cling Stamp. I decided rather than try to get all fancy, I’d just stamp in in the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCrafty Hugs Blog Hop: Simple Ideas for Background Stamps

Stamp, Mask & Color! A fun new set and a new release from Simon Says Stamp

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The brand new Crafty Hugs release is out today at Simon Says Stamp. I have a handful of brand new stamps and dies to add to my CZ Design collection. Today, I’m sharing a card project featuring a stamp set that I hope you will like called US of Craft-ay. I came up with the idea for this set when … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp, Mask & Color! A fun new set and a new release from Simon Says Stamp

Super Simple with CZ (A guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel!)

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Today I’ve got a guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel featuring a fun way to make a bunch of colorful swatches at once that are perfect for small die cut images. You can read the full post here. Here’s the video from the Simon Says Stamp YouTube channel: Thanks so much for stopping by! … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSuper Simple with CZ (A guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog and YouTube channel!)

Cheery Rainbow Die Cut Card (New releases from Pinkfresh Studio)

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I’ve got a really cute and colorful rainbow card project to share today as part of the brand new April release for Pinkfresh Studio! When I saw this Color Block Rainbow die, my heart may have fluttered with joy and I new I could make a very clean and simple card for my bestie. And actually, because I have two … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCheery Rainbow Die Cut Card (New releases from Pinkfresh Studio)

Sunny Days Ahead with Simon Says Stamp (a blog hop!)

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It’s blog hop day for the brand new Sunny Days Ahead release at Simon Says Stamp. I’m so happy to join in the creative fun today! I have two card project to share featuring a fun technique—dry embossing using a stencil! I love the subtle texture it adds to any piece of cardstock or patterned paper. Here is my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSunny Days Ahead with Simon Says Stamp (a blog hop!)

Grad cards ideas (a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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I’m so happy to be part of a brand new release today from Simon Says Stamp! Our Sunny Days Ahead release will begin shipping today, as Simon has been approved to resume shipping operations. I’m sharing two graduation-themed cards today, featuring some of my brand new additions to the CZ Design stamp and die collection. Graduation season for 2020 is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeGrad cards ideas (a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Simon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

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I would venture to say a lot of us are making the most of our craft supplies right now. And today, Simon Says Stamp is hosting a big old blog party featuring many products from the past few years and if you are looking for some ideas for crafting, we got you! Like many small crafty companies, Simon Says Stamp … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp United We Craft Blog Party

Learn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

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In my column for the winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, I focused on telling stories without the perfect photos to accompany your words. I have always been a proponent of the idea that you really don’t need perfect shots to tell a story. The photo and the story together are the thing, you know? Context, friends. That is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLearn how to hybrid (free template download + tutorial)

Virtual Happy Hour Card Project

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I started designing products for Simon Says Stamp back in 2017. One of the first sets I ever created was called Happy Hour. Someone DM’d me on Instagram a few days again, saying “This stamp is giving me life today!” and I looked at her photo and it was the “Wanna Skype for Happy Hour?” sentiment. I guess no one … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVirtual Happy Hour Card Project

Pumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card

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I don’t know about you, but I was looking for a little distraction this weekend and decided to pull out some new stamps and make something simple. I would like to say to all of you blog readers I hope you’re all doing your best and not letting the news of the day overwhelm you. I personally have a tendency … Read More

Cathy ZielskePumped Up Alphabet Birthday Card