Stamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

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Today I have two card projects that are the result of using repetition in design to create clean and simple results! Sometimes the amount of stamps we have can be overwhelming when making design choices. Whenever I’m feeling stuck, I go to my favorite design principle of repetition and it usually gets me unstuck! One stamp can really make a … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp, Cut, Repeat! Using repetition for fantastic card designs

Monochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

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Today I’m sharing three fun holiday card designs featuring monochromatic color palettes and simple pattern stamping using the MISTI, along with new ink from Pinkfresh Studio. I have long had a golden rule in design, whether it’s for scrapbook pages or card projects: when in doubt, go monochromatic! The new ink collection from Pinkfresh Studio has been curated into 12 color … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Pattern Stamping with the MISTI

Introducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

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Today I’m excited to part of a blog hop to introduce the brand new ink pad collection from Pinkfresh Studio! This 48 color collection comes in both full size pads and ink cubes and features 12 thoughtfully designed color collections. I decided to stamp and die cut some reindeer and conduct a little test with these new inks. Here is … Read More

Cathy ZielskeIntroducing premium dye inks from Pinkfresh Studio

MFT & Friends: A Rainbow Christmas

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Today I’m sharing a clean and simple Christmas card featuring a rainbow of wonderful in color and a very subtle tone on tone embossed background. This card feature some of the brand new releases from My Favorite Things and I feel like the October release banner inspired the design of my card! I love the simple rainbow effect on this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMFT & Friends: A Rainbow Christmas

Let’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

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Happy World Card Making Day, everyone! It’s the one day a year where the citizens of Earth unite in their love of all things card-related… or at least those of us who make cards do! Today I’m sharing two simple thank you cards, both sharing the same color schemes and the same stamp set. I recently designed a 6 x … Read More

Cathy ZielskeLet’s celebrate World Card Making day with some cards!

Pinkfresh Studio Holiday Release 2019

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I’m happy to share a this card project today featuring one of the new holiday releases, Cozy Christmas Wishes, from Pinkfresh Studio! I have two cards to share today. One features simple coloring with colored pencils; the other, Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers. I did use different cardstock for each, and each has a different feel. I think I … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio Holiday Release 2019

New Swatching Tools from Waffle Flower Crafts

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Today I’m happy to be part of a blog hop for Waffle Flower Crafts and their brand new crafty medium swatching tools. If you are like me and collect ink pads and other mediums, but really have no real resources of what the heck they look like, these products can help you to get organized and then get creating! I … Read More

Cathy ZielskeNew Swatching Tools from Waffle Flower Crafts

Another installment of Super Simple with CZ

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Today I’ve got another Super Simple with CZ guest post over on the Simon Says Stamp blog! From time to time, I’ll share videos featuring very simple and easily replicated processes for Simon, in the hopes to encourage those of you who might not think you can do a particular technique to give it a try! You can read more … Read More

Cathy ZielskeAnother installment of Super Simple with CZ

Shimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

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Welcome to Day 1 of  Simon Says Stamp blog hop for their new release, Believe in You. Today I have a simple, minimal card design to share with you that could be replicated for a number of different occasions. I created a sympathy card using my just released Clean Line Everyday stamps. I designed this set to serve as an … Read More

Cathy ZielskeShimmery Background Sympathy Card (Simon Says Stamp new release blog hop)

Color it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and I have a few clean and simple birthday card projects to share with you that make cardstock the key to coloring your images. I have a brand new stamp set and coordinating dies called Birthday Sweets. Birthday cards are the type of card I need the most and I wanted to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeColor it up with cardstock! (two birthday card projects)