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

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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

Peace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

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Are you ever stumped for ideas on color? Even as a person who has worked in design for, oh, 28 years now—yes, I’m seasoned, ladies—I have always been challenged by choosing color combinations. Usually, my guide is the color wheel and that’s it. If it doesn’t make sense on the wheel, I don’t try it. But then I saw this … Read More

Cathy ZielskePeace & Love: Distress Ink Painting + Real World Color Inspiration

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

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp You Are Loved Blog Hop

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

Cathy ZielskeSimple Liquid Watercolor + Die Cut Birthday Card

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)