Simon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop

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It’s a happy day indeed around these parts because I’m excited to share a few of my new products from Simon Says Stamp with you today as part of the You Are Loved release blog hop! And today’s card includes something I tend to always have lying around: cardstock scraps! My system for sorting scraps is super basic. Four shelves … Read More

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Simple Gift Card or Money Holders

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The holidays are here and I am one of those people who is a big fan of the holiday gift card. I know. Some of you are shaking your heads right now, thinking, “Cathy… come ON! You can do better than that!” But the truth is, I love to give the gift of giving someone a choice of what they … Read More

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Simple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

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Today’s card project is all about these lovely liquid watercolors from Pinkfresh Studio. I’d been coveting them for a while, so I decided to order some and get started on a simple card project. This card also features one of the very first word dies I created for my line at Simon Says Stamp, Yays. I realized the other day … Read More

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A card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

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I have a brand new stamp set out (and coordinating dies!) all designed with one thing in mind: to celebrate your bestie! I happen to have two besties (and yes, they are fully aware of each other!), and so I have much to be grateful for because of these remarkable women. This card project gave me a chance to break … Read More

Cathy ZielskeA card for your bestie (simple rainbow watercoloring)

Simon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

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It’s blog hop time for Simon Says Stamp to celebrate the fantastic new Fun & Festive release! I’m really happy with the card project I’m sharing today. I haven’t done a lot of scene builders and this one, Winter Scene, is kind of adorable. Plus, check out that smoooooth blue background, friends. Yes. I did that. Me. I have had … Read More

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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)

Darling Dragonflies and Simple Copic Coloring

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Today’s card is all about getting more confident with my Copic marker coloring and starting to learn how to use my Sandy Allnock Hex Chart. (All card supplies listed at the end of this post!) I purchased this printable chart right after buying my first Copic markers, but I didn’t really understand it in terms of how it can help … Read More

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Love You Word + Shadow die two ways

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Today I’m sharing two card projects featuring a word and shadow die set that I designed for Simon Says Stamp. I really love the whole word die/shadow die combo! This particular die cuts out the love, Y, O and U as separate dies, and you ground them on the shadow layer. I kept my word die layer together, rather than … Read More

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Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes Word Die card

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You know how you see a product and you think, “Um, mama gonna rock that one!”? Well today I’m sharing a card with that product, which is part of the brand spankin’ new Simon Says Stamp Good Vibes release, and it’s aptly named, “Good Vibes.” The set comes with both the word die and the shadow die (love those types … Read More

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Pretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)

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Today I’m sharing  a card for those of you who want to dabble in simple techniques without being overwhelmed. Now I use the word ‘simple’ loosely. It’s funny how a simple card can take a 10+ minute video to demonstrate, but it really does feature some basic techniques (and you’ll get to see some examples of my Copic marker hot … Read More

Cathy ZielskePretty Pink Posh Best Friends Forever (a simple card project!)