Personalized Paper Designs and Limoncello Labels

Wilmette, Illinois On Etsy since 2011


Personalized Paper Designs and Limoncello Labels

Wilmette, Illinois | 10,660 Sales

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Nancy Nikko

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Nancy Nikko

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Personalized Stationery, Bookplates, Canning and Jam Labels, Personalized Limoncello labels and Vanilla Extract.
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Last updated on May 8, 2019

Personalized Paper Designs...
Personalized Stationery, Bookplates, Canning and Jam Labels, Personalized Limoncello labels and Vanilla Extract.
Thank you for visiting Nancy Nikko Design!

All designs copyright nancy nikko design 2019


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About nancynikkodesign

Sales 10,660
On Etsy since 2011

About Nancy Nikko Design...Early Years to Present

Around 1990 I started selling small handmade greeting cards. This was a time long past, when desk top computers were mostly unheard of and the internet was still waiting to born - at least in its current form.
Because these resources, along with printers, scanners, email etc. - were not at my fingertips, I was a frequent visitor to Kinko's, making copies of images for my cards.

And my marketing plan?

I didn’t have one, I just sent samples off to stores I saw featured in House & Garden magazines. Amazingly, I had about an 85 percent acceptance rate. I was thrilled. The first time I got an order from Nordstrom and then Urban Outfitters I felt I had ‘made it’ in the handmade card world!

At the time, most of the crafted cards found were what I call the 'collage with sticks' variety- very pretty, little pieces of art. Nothing wrong with that, but it wasn't my style. However, I was lucky in that the market for specialty cards was just beginning to open up. It’s typical to find hundreds of unique, quirky and stylish specimens today, but that was not the case thirty years ago.

Life went on and one thing led to another, and that led to a Southern Cal move.
San Diego to be exact.

I kept my card business going and by this time, I had a computer, printer, internet – all I needed to take my mini card empire into the modern world.

But then somehow my career took a turn. Instead of a card maker, I took a job as a card buyer. I became the Stationery, Gift Wrap and Greeting Card buyer for a store in La Jolla. And I loved it. I slowly let my card business dwindle and enjoyed the time off from being a ‘maker.’

The change coincided with a particular frustrating all-nighter of making a batch of 500 cards for a specialty chain store.

One thing nobody tells you about handmade anything is that making things in bulk is not as fun as making one. My creative ‘high’ got lost around number 25, unless you count the fumes I was inhaling from spray adhesive.
And then I moved to Chicago.

In 2007 I came full circle back to making cards, only this time, I wasn’t assembling them by hand; it was more of a desk-top printed affair, with embellishments added at the end. I was in small stores around the country and it was fun to think of my cards traveling around the U.S.

And then I found out about Etsy.

In 2011 I opened my Etsy store.
To be honest, I hadn’t even heard of Etsy up to that point, a girlfriend mentioned it in casual conversation. She was the kind of person who always wore handcrafted knitwear and she calendars made on balsa wood. In other words, she was an Etsy customer.

I went home after that lunch and looked up Etsy. Within a few weeks, I had my shop up. Oddly, I didn’t sell cards. I mean, maybe I had a few in there, but I started out designing wedding wine labels. It was a trend and I managed to get into it before the category became saturated. But I found that I loved designing labels – and I still do.
And that brings me to the present.

I’ve added a lot of stationery designs over the years, bookplate, flat notes, business cards. I like the mix, it keeps me interested in what I do.
But mostly what I love, is that so many of my products are -quite literally – all over the world now.

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Shop members

  • Nancy Nikko Design

    Owner, Designer

    Nancy is an illustrator and designer with an interest in food, interior design, writing, and art.

  • Glenn


    After years running a manufacturing and bindery company, Glenn is now the administrative arm of Nancy Nikko Design.

Production partners

  • Print Shop

    United States

    We use a printer assemble any notepads and add magnets to our notepad designs...the design and artwork are by Nancy Nikko Design.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 20, 2019
Welcome to Nancy Nikko Design and thank you for visiting. In our Etsy store you will find custom wine labels, personalized stationery, invitations, custom labels, canning and limoncello lables, party supplies, and a pinch of vintage.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
I will happily refund or replace any item(s) which arrive damaged. Please send an email with explanation to Nancy [!at] before returning.
Damaged items must be reported within 1 week of package delivery.
We accept payment through PayPal and Etsy Direct Checkout (credit card) - sales tax is applied to orders placed in Illinois.
REMINDER: Please make sure your shipping address is current with Etsy and PayPal!

Shipping is via USPS and all orders shipped within 2 business days. If you are ordering custom stationery or labels, your order will be shipped within 4 business days of your stationery proof approval.
Please allow 2 weeks for shipping.

International Shipping fees:
All customs fees, VAT fees etc are the responsibility of the buyer.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING TIMES VARY. To most countries, packages arrive within 12 - 20 days. That said, there are instances when packages get caught up in customs and have taken as long as 4-8 weeks depending upon the country being shipped to. Please let me know if you need a package within a specific time frame before ordering so that I can l check to see if I can accommodate your schedule.
Thank you:)
Additional policies and FAQs
To fulfill your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional information (for personalization, for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:
- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfill your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest toimprove my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:
- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
- Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for 6 years.

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:
- Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
- Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
- Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
- Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Nancy Nikko, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at nancy [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at: 3110 Sprucewood Rd Wilmette, IL 60091

More information

Last updated on Apr 20, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What is your turnaround time on personalized items?

Turnaround time varies depending on the product, but for most, it's 2-3 business days (Mon-Fri). However, much depends upon how quickly a proof is approved.

Once a proof is approved, it will usually ship within 2-3 business days. The exception being large custom orders, or something outside the scope of my regular listings.

What is your turnaround time on non-personalized items?

Items that do not need proof approval ship within 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri)

How do I personalize my order?

Etsy has a personalization box included in the listings; you can put all of your text info there. If for some reason the box is not showing on your listing, you can use the 'notes to seller' option when checking out. You can also reach me via etsy convo

Do you provide a proof?

Nancy Nikko Design provides a digital proof on all personalized items, within 1-2 business days. Generally, it's arrives the day after you've ordered (Mon-Fri).