Hello STAMPtember® (a look at the brand new CZ Design releases!)

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It’s September 1st and that means one thing in crafty card making and stamping land: STAMPtember® is here! Not only that, but it is the TENTH anniversary of this amazing month of releases! I have so much to share with you today because in addition to all the AMAZING limited edition collaborations coming to Simon Says Stamp over the next … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHello STAMPtember® (a look at the brand new CZ Design releases!)

Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Bloom Blog Hop! If this is your first time visiting me, I welcome you warmly to my online home! Today I’m sharing a card featuring my brand new You Got This stamps and coordinating dies, as well as the very cool new Geometric Shape Builder stamp set. This encouragement card … Read More

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This Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

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A brand new release called Fresh Blooms is out today at Simon Says Stamp and I’m stoked to have a handful of new CZ Design stamps and dies as part of the release. I’ve got a bright and cheerful encouragement card project and video to share today, but first, here are the brand new CZ Design releases: Please click on … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThis Too Shall Pass (card project + video + a new release from Simon Says Stamp)

Fun & Festive, a fabulous release from Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s new release day at Simon Says Stamp and today I’m celebrating by sharing a card I created with my brand new Ornamental stamp set! This stamp set is designed to build ornaments, with an outline, the fill and all sorts of cute little images and text that fit inside the ornament, plus some larger holiday titles, too! I think … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFun & Festive, a fabulous release from Simon Says Stamp!

Distress Ink Galaxy Card

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You know how sometimes you make a card in record time and everything comes together like clockwork? This is not one of those cards. That said, I freaking LOVE this card and how it turned out so I wanted to share my process today in a slightly longer video (just over 15 minutes) because  I like to keep it real, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDistress Ink Galaxy Card

Faux Stamped Metal + Dude (a masculine card)

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If you struggle to create masculine cards for some of the dudes in your life, I have a project today that just might fill that need! Using a brand new background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, I created what I’m calling a faux metal background using some gold cardstock and gold embossing powder. I thought it would work great with … Read More

Cathy ZielskeFaux Stamped Metal + Dude (a masculine card)

Pixel to Page: Thanks, Stevie (hybrid scrapbook page)

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If you have followed my story in recent weeks, you’ll know that my beloved Subaru Forester, Stevie, recently went head to head with a deer and emerged victorious. My husband and daughter walked away with only bruises and I have been feeling extremely grateful for a safe car that did her job to protect them. As I am wont to … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Thanks, Stevie (hybrid scrapbook page)

Rad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

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Today I’m revisiting a technique I have recently shared here on my blog (see this card) because I really believe you don’t have to reinvent the wheel every time you create! Who’s with me on this? I think using acrylic blocks to stamp a background is a really easy and fun way to create something beautiful and watercolor-y, but that … Read More

Cathy ZielskeRad Grad Graduation Cards (Revisiting acrylic block stamping)

Using your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

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Just yesterday I shared a card I made featuring some simple techniques and lots of clean white space. While I was cleaning up from making the card (and yes, I create a surprising amount of chaos for just a single card), I noticed the scrap of paper from which I had cut the butterfly for my card project. In the video, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeUsing your scraps and leftovers (a card bonus!)

Stamp preorders are now live!

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Beginning today you can preorder my new Fave Slab Serif Outline No. 01 and the matching Fave Slab Serif Outline No. 02 numbers sets. The first set sold out within 7 hours so I think preorders will remove the stress of “Will I get a set or not?” You will be billed when you place the order. I just want … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStamp preorders are now live!