Celebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s Day 1 of a blog hop at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate our brand new release, aptly named, Celebrate You. Today I’m sharing a really fun die that features a lovely filigree design and includes a space to stamp a greeting. This card also features the brand new Tiny Words Birthday stamps, a collection of all purpose birthday greetings in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Simple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

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First things first: Dad, if you’re reading, act surprised when you get this in the mail, deal? There is a brand new release out today from Simon Says Stamp called Celebrate You, and I’m sharing a card project made with one of my new CZ Design releases called Parental Props. The stamps feature a very minimal typeface and the dot … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple Watercolor Frame (Father’s Day card) + new releases from Simon Says Stamp

Customized Graduation Card

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Graduation season is almost here and after finding out that my niece had committed to a school just a stone’s throw from my favorite city in the world (Seattle), I wanted to create a custom grad card to celebrate her chosen institution of higher learning (Pacific Lutheran University). I thought it would be fun to try out a watercolor technique … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCustomized Graduation Card

Celebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

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Today I’m honored to be part of a special blog hop from Simon Says Stamp all about celebrating the incredible women in your life. Nothing warms this crafter’s heart more than seeing women (and men) supporting other women! The hop features two brand new stamp sets, Good Job Mama (designed by me!) and Incredible Woman (designed by the talented Nina-Marie … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate Women with Simon Says Stamp!

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)