Studio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

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  I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project. I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop: Inlaid Floral Die for Spring

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Welcome to the next stop on the Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine blog hop release! You should have arrived here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire, and if you’re new to my blog, welcome! The card I’m sharing today features three new Simon Says Stamp products: the Flower Cluster die, the Four Seasons stamp set and the Four Seasons … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop: Inlaid Floral Die for Spring

Pixel to Page: Time Flies (How to turn template elements into cut files)

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Be still, my heart. It is true, you know, that the days are long but the years are short. I have been immersed in nostalgia as I prepare for my son’s high school graduation in less than a month. I decided to create a layout using some of the photos that appeared on his graduation announcement. I started this hybrid … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Time Flies (How to turn template elements into cut files)

Download a free cut file, template and watch a video tutorial

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It is the holiest of days for memory keepers… yes, it’s (inter) National Scrapbook Day and to celebrate, I made a page and then decided to turn it into a free download so that you may record a Magical Moment of your own! Let’s start with the free download, shall we? Click on the above image to start your download. … Read More

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How I Film My Tutorial Videos for YouTube (plus save 20% on Arkon phone mounts!)

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It feels like just yesterday when I posted my very first process card making video on YouTube. In reality, it was just over a year ago this month when I posted the first installment of Cathy Makes a Card (later, I dropped the Cathy Makes a Card nomenclature to be a bit more more descriptive in my video titles.) First … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHow I Film My Tutorial Videos for YouTube (plus save 20% on Arkon phone mounts!)

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest Designing for Neat & Tangled

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Today I’m sharing my third and final card as the guest designer for Neat & Tangled. And today’s card is kind of special. It’s the, how does one say, pièce de résistance? But specifically, it is my ode to the one and only Laura Bassen, one of my true card making idols and all around card magician. You see, a long … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Tutorial: Guest Designing for Neat & Tangled

One more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

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Because I am not through with butterflies and pink, orange and yellow, I have ONE more card to share today and THIS one, I’m fairly certain, will be going to my mama come Mother’s Day! If you recall, I made this card, and this card from the scraps of that card, and now I have the card I’m sharing today, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeOne more Distress Oxides + Butterfly Card and tutorial

Budget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

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Today I’ve got a brand new template for sale at Designer Digitals designed to help you create a cool, graphic announcement on a budget! Four years ago, I spent, oh… just under $200 (and actually, I think it was more than that once I bought the envelopes!) on printing my daughter’s graduation announcements. True, they were lovely (as you’ll see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeBudget-Friendly DIY Graduation (or any party) Announcement

Always Be You (Distress Oxides + Butterfly Dies)

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Ever make something and sit back and say, “OH, for cuuuuuuuuuute!”? I don’t feel I’m being overly cocky when I tell you this happens to me a lot. It’s been happening for years as a scrapbooker and now it continues as I’ve added cards into the creative mix. As a graphic designer by trade, I should be making visually pleasing … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAlways Be You (Distress Oxides + Butterfly Dies)

Card Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled

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This month I’m honored to have been invited to be a guest designer for Neat & Tangled. This company was one of the very first stamp makers with whom I fell in love, all because of this card project from the one and only Laura Bassen. (This was my take on Laura’s awesome card!) Today’s card is all about the … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share + Tutorial: Guest designing for Neat & Tangled