Ho Ho Deer Circle Die Cards (STAMPtember® Blog Party!)

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Today’s card projects feature one of my favorite new dies in the CZ Design STAMPtember® release and that is the Ho Ho Deer Circle Die. And, today’s post is part of a big old blog party hosted over at the Simon Says Stamp blog! So if you’re new here, welcome! He’s just adorable and perfect for any holiday card or … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHo Ho Deer Circle Die Cards (STAMPtember® Blog Party!)

Electro Pop Neon Ink Floral Mom Card

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Today’s card project features brand new neon ink from Rina K. and Gina K. Designs! (Yes, they happen to be related!) The new line of ink is called Electro Pop and it seriously lives up to its name! If you are a fan of bold, bright neon colors, you need to check this new line out! Here is my video … Read More

Cathy ZielskeElectro Pop Neon Ink Floral Mom Card

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

Inlaid patterned paper for die cuts

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Today I’ve got a few card projects where patterned paper or other cardstock fills in the open space of the die for a fun pop of color and contrast. I combined a bold patterned paper with a simple Sunflower Frame Die cut and just a touch of ink blending to create this card. Here is a video showing you how … Read More

Cathy ZielskeInlaid patterned paper for die cuts

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)

Peeking Daisy Die Cut Windows with Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

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Today’s card project is making my simple-loving heart happy! Take a simple design and repeat it, and fill it in with part of a shimmery rainbow and it adds up to a simple card that packs a happy punch! Take any small die to try this project! I love the Peeking Daisy die from Simon Says Stamp. It’s sweet and … Read More

Cathy ZielskePeeking Daisy Die Cut Windows with Glimmer Paste Backgrounds

Waffle Flower Coffee Cup Gift Holder Card

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Welcome to the Waffle Flower Stamps & Dies June product release blog hop! I’m so happy to be included in the hop today so if you’re new to my blog, welcome! If you are in need of a gift card (or cash!) holder card project, I have got one (or two, or three!) for you today! This clever Coffee Cup … Read More

Cathy ZielskeWaffle Flower Coffee Cup Gift Holder Card

Hero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop + Amazing Giveaways

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Today I’m part of a special 3-day blog hop celebrating Hero Arts’ 45 years in the creative industry. 45 years. That doesn’t happen lightly in any industry, especially one built around crafting, small businesses and people seeking a creative outlet and the urge to create handmade things. Truly amazing. Hero Arts is also celebrating the release of their Summer Catalog, … Read More

Cathy ZielskeHero Arts 45th Anniversary Blog Hop + Amazing Giveaways

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?)

Simon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop

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Hi everyone and welcome to Day 1 of the Blossoms and Butterflies release blog hop with Simon Says Stamp! There are a host of brand new releases full of blooms and butterflies and other springtime goodness and today I’m sharing a few of those new products with you! The card I’m sharing today is, oh, how does one say it … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Blossoms and Butterflies Blog Hop