Friday, March 25, 2011

License Spotlight – Day 4: Hello Kitty

Hello Kitty, the adorable female bobtail cat, was first produced by the Japanese company Sanrio in 1974. She made her debut on a coin purse. Today she's on Jumbo Jets, video games, music videos, apparel, school supplies, and even has her own theme park! The Hello Kitty trademark is global, and its licensing earns up to $500 billion dollars annually. That's one popular character.

We are lucky at PSA Essentials to carry the Hello Kitty license. We have 8 adorable Peel & Stick packs, each themed differently. We have her gardening, enjoying summer activities, playing sports, going to school, and holiday ones. See them all here: Our designer Kelley Eubanks created some great cards to show you how creative you can be with Hello Kitty. They aren't just for little kids! Grown ups can play with them, too.

First she designed a graduation card. The primary colors here are a perfect choice. I can see giving this to Molly for her Kindergarden graduation, or elementary school graduation. She's stamped Hello Kitty from School Days Peel & Stick stamps. I love the ribbon here, too!

Kelley also created this card for sending encouragement to a friend or family member. I haven't seen our designers use the Hello Kitty with the umbrella. And to be honest, when I first saw that stamp I thought – I wonder what you would use that one for? This is just the perfect way to use it and now it all makes sense to me! I love how Kelley's colored her up too. And in signature Kelley Eubanks style, she's used some twine.

Kelley also created this bright, primary one. The stamp is from Hello Kitty On-The-Go. I love how she's matched the colors in the stamp to the colors of the paper. Even the embellishment coordinates with Hello Kitty's hair bow. The sentiment sure is a lot of fun, too!

Tomorrow will be our last day featuring our licenses and I have one more day of Hello Kitty for you! Until then, have a great day!

Supply spotlight:
1) Stamps - Hello Kitty School Days by PSA Essentials, Paper - Daffodil Delight by Stampin' Up, White and Pure Poppy by Papertrey, Ink - Black by PSA Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, Paris Lights by Superior, Other - Offray ribbon, Marvy and EK Success circle punches, Doodlebug Jewel, Stampin' Up dimensionals, Tombow mono, R29 Lipstick Red Copic Marker

2) Stamps - Hello Kitty Garden Club by PSA Essentials, Healing Touch Sentiments by Papertrey
Paper- White by Papertrey, Ink - Black by PSA Essentials, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - Aqua Divine Twine by Whisker Graphics, Stampin' Up corner rounder, Copic Markers, Doodlebug Cupcake Jewel

3) Stamps:  Hello Kitty On the Go.  Others: Stay tuned!


  1. Thanks for more inspiration! I love the cards.

  2. These are adorable! I love Hello Kitty! :D

  3. Very creative sentiments with the kitty. Great job.
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  4. I know so many grownups who love Hello Kitty! She is so popular.

  5. Libby, these are cute! My future SIL is crazy about Hello Kitty and has a whole cupboard filled with Hello Kitty from toy to camera, to whatever you can think of!

  6. I absolutely love this collection! love the sentiment too! TFS

  7. Who doesn't love Hello Kitty? What adorable stamp sets!

  8. What cute stamps for little girl cards...