EZ with CZ: Simple Techniques

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday and welcome to the latest edition of our blog series EZ with CZ where the awesome Cathy Zielske share clean and simple cards that anyone from a beginner to a seasoned crafter would love to make! Be sure to watch the video for more information and enjoy!

Hey Simon friends, Cathy Z here and today I want to encourage all of you who might be more in the beginner card maker category to keep it simple when trying new techniques! I started making card in 2017 after years of crafty endeavors, and if there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s easy to get discouraged if what you try doesn’t work out the first time!

My advice is to keep your techniques really simple at first and build your confidence and skills slowly.  I like to say that when you try to write a creative check that your body isn’t quite ready to cash, you can feel a bit discouraged! But I’m all about encouraging simplicity to help you find success in your crafting!

In my tutorial today I will be stamping, embossing, ink blending and die cutting. But, every step is simple and this is a design you can practice with any ink pads you have on hand. Heck, the stamps are so simple you could also fussy cut if you didn’t have the dies. (But I did design coordinating dies to make it even easier!)

Plus preprinted sentiments are really easy and fun to use. Be sure to watch my video showing you the steps below!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! And remember: keep it EZ, friends!

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SUPPLIES:

CZ Design Stamps and Dies CHUNKY…
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CZ Design Clear Stamps CHUNKY…
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CZ Design CHUNKY CHRISTMAS Wafer Dies…
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Neenah Classic Crest 110 LB SMOOTH…
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Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT LABELS…
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CZ Design SENTIMENT STRIPS REVERSE…
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Copic Sketch Marker T10 TONER GRAY
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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Simon Says Stamp EMBOSSING POWDER…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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MISTI MOUSE PAD INSERT 000144
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Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
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Set of 5 Rainbow Pack BLENDER BRUSHES
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Tim Holtz Tonic RETRACTABLE CRAFT…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Gina K Designs CONNECT GLUE Adhesive…
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Scrapbook Adhesives THIN 3D 217 WHITE…
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3M 2 INCH WIDE POST-IT TAPE 36 Yards…
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Scotch 3M TAPE DISPENSER with Magic…
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Therm O Web 0.5 INCH PURPLE TAPE Easy…
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Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
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C-Thru T SQUARE RULER Westcott JR12
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Gemini JUNIOR Die-Cutting And…
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Altenew Self Healing 24 x 18 CUTTING…
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Thanks so much for stopping by today, and a big thanks to CZ for being our guest!!

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