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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Monday, February 22, 2021

You Make Me Smile

 Hey and Happy Monday evening,

Late Sunday afternoon stamping resulted in a card for LeAnne's challenge at the Paper Players. It is Clean and Simple week with a theme of cats. I have this older wooden stamp of a Kliban cat swinging that I've always liked. I remember that I took a class at a stamp store down in the El Cajon area of San Diego, probably at least 20 years ago, and one of the cards that we made used this stamp. I believe that the class was on making cards using only black and white paper and black ink. I also remember that it was taught by a gentleman named Mike, who was a hoot.

An interesting side story, Bernard Kliban was an artist who did cartoons for Playboy magazine, and he also drew these cats. In 1975 a friend convinced him to publish a book of his cat cartoons/drawings. Sadly, he passed away at the early age of 55 from a PE after surgery.

Back to my card, here is a swinging Kliban cat. He/she is stamped in GKD black ink on some GKD layering weight white card stock. I colored the flowers and swing with Copics and added some clouds with a blending brush and SSS stencil. After finishing the coloring, I cut the panel out with the GKD Master Layout 2 stitched die and layered it to the white card base.

The sentiments for both the outside and inside are from the Pure Magic stamp set by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson.

The inside is super simple with just the sentiment and little rainbow in the corner, another stamp from Julie Ebersole.

Have a super week, and thanks for looking in,



BKliban wooden stamp by American Art Stamps, Pure Magic and Unicorns & Rainbows stamp sets by Julie Ebersole for Ellen Hutson, Gina K Designs Black onyx and Denim blue inks and Layering Weight white card stock, Master Layout 2 die, Copic Markers, Simon Says Stamp cloud stencil, blending brush


  1. LOL, I LOVE this Kliban cat! So happy you saved it all these years and are still putting it to good use! Your clouds in the background are so fun! Thanks for playing with us at the Players and being such a faithful follower!

  2. Love hearing your back story on this fun and unique stamp! Wooden stamps can sometimes be our biggest treasures! This is a darling card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!


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