Fun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

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I was recently inspired by the amazing Jennifer McGuire after watching this video when I realized, “HEY! I have the foil AND gel!” Then I watched this video from the uber talented Nina-Marie Trapani, and I decided it was time to stop watching videos and start making cards! (Thanks, ladies!) I have been a little shy when it comes to … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun with Therm O Web Foil and Transfer Gel

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

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Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set! The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

More customized grad cards

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I recently shared a high school graduation card I made for my niece using the Pinkfresh Studio Adore Alpha dies. This die set has been a hard one to get ahold of but I wanted to share one more card project using the same set as I have more graduations coming and more customization in mind. I have a relative … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMore customized grad cards

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