Now for Tessa’s birthday invitations.  As you know, she wanted a tea party and I wanted an excuse to buy Kimono kids.  The compromise?  A Hello Kitty Japanese Tea Party.  I convinced her that since Hello Kitty originated in Japan, we could totally make this work and use Hello Kitty for the goodie bags.

We decided to head to the Hello Kitty Store to see what kind of stuff we could find for party favors, games and decorations.  While there I came across this cute bank with Hello Kitty in a Kimono dress.  I was immediately inspired to change the Kimono Kids to look like Hello Kitty.

To achieve this, I inked all but the eyes and mouth of the stamps.  After stamping the image, I added round eyes and whiskers in Basic Black and an oval nose in Daffodil Delight.  Viola, Hello Kitty Japanese Tea Party Invitations!

I also used the following:

  • Stamp Sets:  Kimono Kids and Morning Cup
  • Card Stock:  Rose Red, So Saffron, Whisper White, and Pumpkin Pie
  • Designer Series Paper:  Sweet & Sour Specialty
  • Linen Thread
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
  • Classic Stampin’ Pads:  Basic Black
  • Stampin’ Write Markers
  • Watercolor Pencils
  • Round Tab Punch

God Bless and Happy Stampin’!