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Lost Coast Designs--Kitty Cat Coloring Book, and a bonus cat, too!

Did you ever see a rubber stamp, and immediately know what you would like to make with it?  When I saw these new zentangle inspired cat stamps from Lost Coast Designs, I knew my girl child would love a hand bound coloring book full of kitty pages.  Don't want to make your own book?  Try one of these great little Square Coaster Books from Altered Pages

You DO want to make your own?  Here's a how-to for you:
1.  Tear or cut five pieces of paper to 5 by 8 1/2 inches--fold each of these in have widthwise, or hamburger style.

2.  To make the papers easy to turn and easy to tear out, so they can be used on cards or little notes and suchwhat:  on each page, 1/2 inch out from either side of the center fold, fold each paper again.  So, two more folds, but then lay the paper flat.

3.  Stamp a cat image on the front side and inside of each folded paper.  I used VersaFine, and heat set the ink--I'm not sure what will be used to add color, and I don't want the stamped image to bleed.

4.  Stack all the pages together, as for a little book, and stab a hole in the top 1/2 inch folded off section, about 1 inch in from either side.  I used some sari silk to tie a simple binding.  The alphabet is from my collection of vintage stamps.  TIP:  You don't even need a needle to thread through the sari silk.  You can see the bit of clear tape I used to make a shoestring-type tip at the end of the silk for easy threading.  Not so easy?  Use some pliers to help you pull it through!

Voila!  Color Me Kitty Book!

And here is a bonus Throw Back Thursday Kitty for you--this card is from 2013, featuring one of the Party Cats from Lost Coast Designs:

Have a great Thurdsay!



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