Saturday, January 11, 2020

Kitten Hugs Calendar

If you're a cat lover, you must get the new Kitten Hugs Cling Rubber Stamp Set by Stampendous. It's freaking adorable! Not only does it come with several adorable kitten stamps, it comes with a paw print stencil!

Here's a calendar using this fabulous stamp set!

Here's a close up of the kittens. The one in the back with his paw on the head of the orange kitten was colored to look a bit like my Domino...just a bit because Domino is pure white with grey markings on his head.

Products Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
Kitten Hugs Cling Rubber Stamp Set (CRS5111)
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Onyx Black VersaFine™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Mixed Media White Paper

Other Products Used:
Grey Cardstock
Copic® Markers:
   Ginger Kittens
      Fur: YR20, YR21,  YR65
      Ears and Noses:       Eyes: YR23, YR31
   Solid Grey Kitten's Fur: C3, C4, C6
   Grey Tabby Kitten's Fur: C2, C3, C4, C5
   Both Grey Kittens' Eyes: YG03, YG11
   Both Grey Kittens' Ears: RV93, RV95
   Domino* Kitten's Fur: C00, C0, C1, C3, C5
   Domino Kitten's Nose and Ears:    Domino Kitten's Eys: B32, YG11
New Sprout Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko
Bundled Sage, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Squeezed Lemonade Tim Holtz® Distress® Inks by Ranger Industries
Alphanumeric Thinlits™ Tim Holtz® Alterations by Sizzix®
Small Tear Off Calendar by Taylored Expressions
Eclipse Tape by Judikins
Repositionable Scotch Tape
Black Chipboard


  1. Stamp kitten pile image onto white cardstock, and onto Eclipse Tape.
  2. Fussy-cut Eclipse Tape version and adhere over its counterpart.
  3. Temporarily adhere cardstock to typing paper or a media mat.
  4. Place a piece of Repositionable Scotch Tape over the base of the image.
  5. Brush or sponge Squeezed Lemonade Distress ink over the masked image.
  6. Place the paw print stencil over the masked image. 
  7. Brush or sponge Dried Marigold Distress ink over the stencil onto the image panel.
  8. Using the Alphanumeric dies, cut 2020 onto acetate to create a stencil.
  9. Position the 2020 stencil as desired and sponge Carved Pumpkin Distress ink through the stencil onto the image panel.
  10. Remove the stencil and the Scotch Tape.
  11. Cover the top of the part of the image panel with scrap paper and sponge Bundled Sage Distress ink and New Sproudt Memento ink across the base of the paper.
  12. Lift the Eclipse Tape mask and retain for a later use.
  13. Color the kittens with Copic markers.
  14. Adhere grey cardstock to chipboard and trim to 5" x 7.25".
  15. Trim the image panel to 4.75" x 7" and adhere to the grey base.
  16. The calendar measures 3" x 2.25".
  17. Cut a piece of grey cardstock to 3.25" x ~2.75".
  18. Using VersaFine ink, stamp the sentiment at the base of the grey cardstock.
  19. Adhere the calendar to the grey cardstock.
  20. Adhere the matted calendar to finish the project.   
Thanks for visiting today!



  1. Adorable calendar! Love the sweet kittens.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Great idea for a calendar - those kittens are so sweet and adorable, not unlike our furry family member!

  3. LOVE your super cute calendar--even though I'm a doggy mom--haha!

  4. What darling kitties! Love the way you colored the image! Definitely a cat lover here! >^..^<

  5. Okay, this is such a super cute calendar. LOVE ♥

  6. Adorable! I need some kittens. We have 3 rescue cats but it's been a long time since we had some little furballs! Beth Williams

  7. This is a great calendar page. I love how you added the stenciling.

  8. Super cute. It's great that it comes with the paw, too.

  9. This is as cute as can be! What a great idea to create a calendar that can be seen and used all year long :-).

  10. This is utterly adorbs!! Love the one kitty with his paw 'swatting' the kitty in the front. hehe Hilarious! Love the paw print BG, too.

  11. What a fabulous image for the mini-calendar. I have some of these minis that I NEED to make gifts from before 2020 is half over!! lol... I love this fun image with all the pretty kitties. Wonderful coloring. Pinned.
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  12. Adorable kitty calendar. I like your coloring.

  13. Those kitties are so adorable and I can't figure out whether I like the one with the paw on the orange cat's head , or the sweet little perturbed orange kitty! What a cute mini-calendar

  14. Lol, this just makes me giggle and I love the paw printed background. Your image really captures the personalities of all the cats..SO darn cute!