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

Cathy ZielskeLove You Word + Shadow die two ways

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

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Good Vibes Word Die card

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!)

Studio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

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  I’m happy to be part of Studio Katia’s May Release blog hop today and I have a card that is making me very happy because I believe it falls into the “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” category. If you’ve just arrived here from Anna’s blog, welcome to my little corner of the internet! Now let’s jump into the card project. I’m … Read More

Cathy ZielskeStudio Katia Blog Hop: Under the Sea

Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop: Inlaid Floral Die for Spring

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Welcome to the next stop on the Simon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine blog hop release! You should have arrived here from the one and only Jennifer McGuire, and if you’re new to my blog, welcome! The card I’m sharing today features three new Simon Says Stamp products: the Flower Cluster die, the Four Seasons stamp set and the Four Seasons … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Sending Sunshine Blog Hop: Inlaid Floral Die for Spring

Pixel to Page: Time Flies (How to turn template elements into cut files)

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Be still, my heart. It is true, you know, that the days are long but the years are short. I have been immersed in nostalgia as I prepare for my son’s high school graduation in less than a month. I decided to create a layout using some of the photos that appeared on his graduation announcement. I started this hybrid … Read More

Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Time Flies (How to turn template elements into cut files)

Simon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop Card + Tutorial—Sweet Elephants dies

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Hi friends! Today is the Simon Says Stamp Best Days new release Blog Hop day! This is my first ever blog hop with the team at Simon and I’m really excited to be included with this amazing group of card makers and designers. I’m also excited to have a few of my own new releases included in the big release … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Best Days Blog Hop Card + Tutorial—Sweet Elephants dies

Card Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)

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Today I’m happy to be guest designing for Heffy Doodle using one of their charming new spring collections, Hello Squeak Heart. Cute, punny and above all, right in my wheelhouse (no pun intended) for simple stamping and Copic coloring because hey! I can do gray markers, people! I knew I wanted to do a little scene with three punched out … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Tutorial: Hello Squeakheart (guest designing for Heffy Doodle)

Card Video: Die cut sentiment + embossing

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Oh, mama! Does it ever feel good to have both hands back into the crafty vibe! I’m still working on getting some of the strength back in the hand that broke, but it’s getting stronger all the time and that is a good thing. Today, I’m happy to share a new card that was inspired by my friend and a … Read More

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Card video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas

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Ever have the urge to play with colors that don’t technically line up with the established colors of a particular genre? What? Yes? ME TOO! And so, I say, go with what makes you happy. I was playing around with some new ink (Hot Mama from Simon Says Stamp, which I didn’t expect to be as purply as it is), … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard video: Non-traditional colors for Christmas