Thursday, January 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release 11 - Maneki Neko

Welcome to the day 3 of Sister Stamps release. Today I'm featuring the most adorable Maneki Neko!  This cat has perfectly cute features and when I started inking this little one up, I wanted to use it on everything!  I have a couple projects to share today so let's get started!

For my first project, I created some laminated coasters.  I've done the tile coasters before but I wanted some lighter, less bulky coasters and here's what I came up with.  I made a set of four 4" x 4" coasters on black cardstock. I embellished each one a little differently but used the same washi paper on all.  I rounded the corners of the black squares, got them laminated at Office Max and then rounded the laminated corners.  Very simple to do and here are some close ups:

For my next project, I stamped the neko on brown mailing paper to create wrapping paper.  I alternated the image right side up and upside down so I could use the paper either way when wrapping. It created a playful pattern and an adorable paper.  I added a coordinating tag to complete the gift.  This was such a fun way to use the stamp and create cute gift wrapping.

If you'd like a chance to win Maneki Neko here's all you have to do:

1. Make sure you're a follower of this blog.
2. Leave a comment on THIS post by January 31, 11:00 p.m. HST.

Winners will be announced on February 1, so be sure to come back and see if you're a winner.

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Release #11 stamps will be available tomorrow and retail outlets are listed on the official Sister Stamps blog sidebar.

Stamp winners will be posted tomorrow, so come back and check it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. OMG, Debi!!!! These coasters are to die for! I have totally enjoyed seeing all the fabulous and creative projects you've come up with for this Sister Stamps release. Thank you for the inspiration to create! Wow, I can hardly wait to get my hands on these new "lucky charms" set!

  2. Oohhhh....just amazing these coasters you made. I lke the whol elook of each one. A pity these stamps are not sold in the Netherlands anymore...but I found a way to get my hands on them and now only sit an wait till they are in the shop :o)

  3. Wow, wow and double wow.... Great coaster idea! I love cute!

  4. Hey, teach me teach me!! I never thought of laminating a coaster before. Came out really cute. I love the wrap too. Gotta remember that when I decorate paper bags too!

  5. I love these! They're so cute!

  6. Love, love, love your coasters! Really like the idea of a matching, but mismatched set. The gift wrap/tag idea is great, too. :)

  7. Coaster, laminate, washi paper, Maneki Neko, Office Depot. Got it!! :)
    Two awesome projects!! You clever girl!

  8. I love the coasters! What a great idea! And would be great gifts too! I have to remember this!

  9. The coasters are terrific ~ inspires me to create some of my own. We always need coasters & usually end up using several napkins. Thanks for the great idea!