Simple 3-Step Stamping with Butterflies

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Do you ever shy away from multi-step stamping? Afraid of lining stuff up perfectly? That sort of thing? That is kind of me on this topic but I have a fantastic stamp set to share today that makes it SO simple to create beautiful images, even if you aren’t perfect at lining stuff up! The Brilliant Butterflies from MFT Stamps … Read More

Cathy ZielskeSimple 3-Step Stamping with Butterflies

Virtual Happy Hour Card Project

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I started designing products for Simon Says Stamp back in 2017. One of the first sets I ever created was called Happy Hour. Someone DM’d me on Instagram a few days again, saying “This stamp is giving me life today!” and I looked at her photo and it was the “Wanna Skype for Happy Hour?” sentiment. I guess no one … Read More

Cathy ZielskeVirtual Happy Hour Card Project

Petals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

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After making my first card with the new Glitz Glitter Gel and Stamp ‘n Stencil products from Gina K. Designs, I had to try a few more techniques and today I’m sharing a card project using the Detail Stencils with the Glitz Glitter Gel and the results? In the words of a true midwestern crafter: “Oh, for cuuuuuute!” Not gonna lie: … Read More

Cathy ZielskePetals and Wings with Glitz Glitter Gel

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

Cathy ZielskeSimon Says Stamp Fun & Festive Blog Hop

Card Share: Layered Stamping

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Today’s card began a few weeks back when I got my hands on a catalog from Hero Arts. Do you know about layering stamps? Many companies make them and apparently, you have many parts of the image, all in separate stamps, and you LAYER them together with different inks to get the results you see above. I literally put this … Read More

Cathy ZielskeCard Share: Layered Stamping

Don’t freak out, but I have a stamp storage system

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I know. CALM down people. I, Cathy Zielske, being of sound mind yet lowly stamp prowess, am now proud to share that I am using a stamp storage system. First off, it’s because my good friend Jennifer McGuire, who saw a stamp storage question I posted on my Facebook page, kindly decided to set me straight on the hows and whys of … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDon’t freak out, but I have a stamp storage system

December Daily, Days 11 to 14

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You all know I’m not much of a stamper. Oh sure, I have the inks. I have the stamps. But what to do with them all? Let’s just say they fill space in my cabinet very nicely. But the one time of year I really love stamps is Christmas, mostly for using on Christmas card envelopes to liven them up … Read More

Cathy ZielskeDecember Daily, Days 11 to 14