Well, I hope you are ready for some more fanstampmagorical paper creations by Stephanie Nishikawa-Yee!
I have to share a little more about her from our word association interview:
- Biggest challenge – Getting my samples complete. We make 6 card samples for each class, so I’m burning the midnight oil a few times a week.
- First stamp – It was a row of animals from I think PSX stamps.
- Can’t live without – White cardstock. You need it for everything!
- Favorite product – A Muse Pretty Little Papers, I love that you don’t even really need to cut it up! I save even the tiniest scraps!
- Climate – 75-degrees.
- Last purchase – All of the new A Muse women stamps
- Proudest moment - Giving birth to my son Miles.
- Passion – making invitations
- Food – SUSHI!
- The future – I hope to have more children and keep the store doors open!
- Time of day – 6pm, it’s time to go home!
She likes sushi, too!!! (not just the A Muse Sushi STAMPS! *chuckle*)
Don't forget to leave a comment on my previous Stephanie article, if you haven't yet, and one on this article, to be entered into the drawing for Stephanie's favorite stamp: Gerbera Daisy, and the Light Blue Kitchen Collection 4 Bar Note Cards!
And, guess what? Stephanie graciously sent me the directions to the popular and adorable paper fortune cookie showcased in the last article, and I'll be sharing the tutorial for that soon! WOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!
ViewMasters, as I've said before, are among my favorite interactive cards, but, I do declare it has never occurred to me to do them in a miniature size, like these little gems! Aren't they to die for?
She used the largest Marvy Scallop Circle Punch to create the top layer.
Mini MAGNETS that is! Each of these images is centered on a 1" square of patterned paper, which has been affixed to an additional 1" square of mat board, to give them extra substance and sturdiness.
A little magnet on the back and secured to a card stock panel with temporary adhesive, they make for a delightful and easy gift! I love how she slipped them in clear envelopes so you could see them, and secured coordinating tags at the top with a blingy brad!
The Sweetest Little Pea On Earth!
I don't know about you, but every now and then I'm caught panicking because I need a last-minute baby gift. But, what can you give that is thoughtful, charming, AND, can be done in about 10 minutes max?
I know!!! She's a GENIUS! I fell in love with this little onesie--suitable for a baby girl or boy and simply too, TOO easy!
Pre-wash the shirt, don't use fabric softener. When dry, insert a piece of cardboard to avoid any bleed through, and stamp your image with VersaCraft (formerly Fabrico) ink, which is a pigment ink designed not only for paper, but fabric and other beyond-paper surfaces!
Heat set the ink when completely dry by tossing into the dryer, or with an iron and pressing cloth, and you're good to go!
I saved my personal favorite of Stephanie's creations for last. I have seen many origami boxes with lids, but, this teeny tiny one, just the right size for a life-saver, is probably the most unique I've come across!
I love the ribbon loop knotted through a hole punched in the center of the lid, making a handle for you to pull to remove it.
And, she punched a scallop square to line the inside with, and embellished it with a Heart Twinkle Sticker!
Long after the sweet treat is gone, the little box can be used to keep-sake another tiny treasure!
Thanks so much for peeking in and letting me share Stephanie's paper cleverness--I'm just so taken with her simple yet WOW style and how charming her creations are!
I'll be back soon with Stephanie's tutorial for the sweet, no-calorie fortune cookie we're all mad for! Yippeeee!!!