Simon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

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Hello and welcome to Day 1 of the Simon Says Stamp Rest and Refresh Blog hop! First things first: Simon is offering a decidedly summery ink pad, free with any purchase if you use the code in the graphic above (CRL898) at checkout! (While supplies last.)  So there’s that, now for my card project… There are so many fun new … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Rest & Refresh Blog Hop Day 1

Pinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

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Welcome to blog hop day for Pinkfresh Studio and their Essentials Release for May 2019! I have a fun card project to share featuring the new Basic Label Frames dies and finished off with the fun new Jewel Mix set! The Basic Label Frames are so all-purpose and are great for both cardmaking and scrapbooking, and this Jewel Mix gem … Read More

Cathy ZielskePinkfresh Studio May Essentials Blog Hop

Celebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

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It’s Day 1 of a blog hop at Simon Says Stamp to celebrate our brand new release, aptly named, Celebrate You. Today I’m sharing a really fun die that features a lovely filigree design and includes a space to stamp a greeting. This card also features the brand new Tiny Words Birthday stamps, a collection of all purpose birthday greetings in … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCelebrate You Blog Hop with Simon Says Stamp!

Babe: Playing with Glimmer Paste & Distress Oxides

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I’ve been seeing a lot of glimmer paste showing up on the old Instagram of late (this card caught my eye, and this one, too!) and thought I would give it a go and create a simple Valentine’s Day card for the hubs. There is no rule that says you can’t give a man a shimmery card, at least not … Read More

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Reindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

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I’m just going to say it, because it’s what we say here in Minnesota: OH, for cuuuuuuute! That Dancing Reindeer die is just ridiculously awesome. It’s so simple. And minimal. I love that! (And it’s on reserve until Oct. 19!) But that Mod Trees Background Stamp (also on reserve until Oct. 20) is also so cool and I can see … Read More

Cathy ZielskeReindeer Die Cut Card + Emboss Resist Trees (OH, for cute!)

Thankful for You Card Share

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Not only am I launching a brand new class today, but a few new stamps and dies and today, I’m a guest on the Simon Says Stamp blog sharing one simple card project I made with some of my new products! I made a card a few weeks back using the same Oxide inks! Love this combo and the whole … Read More

Cathy ZielskeThankful for You Card Share

Monochromatic Cards: I heart you

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If you are ever stumped for color combinations for your cards, don’t overthink it, my crafty friends. Just go monochromatic! I have always loved doing this for my scrapbook pages and it turns out that it works for card, too! When I got my hands on this cute little Picture Book Crab die, I started playing with some ideas, but … Read More

Cathy ZielskeMonochromatic Cards: I heart you

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

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!)