Cherry Blossom Ita Bag + Tea Bear Enamel Pins

Created by Melissa Francis

A versatile version of the popular Ita style bag to show off your enamel pins and other accessories!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Paper Crane and Cherry Blossom Pins Have Arrived!
5 days ago – Fri, Feb 19, 2021 at 09:44:31 PM

The last of the enamel pins have arrived, so I'm going to resume shipping the enamel pin tiers next week! 

I also ordered a trial run of a screen print paper crane, but I didn't offer it in the campaign because I knew I would most likely not care for it - which is definitely the case. 

With that being said, if anyone wants to swap to the white + pink screen print flowers, let me know as soon as possible! I hope to get all of the rewards that did not have a purse or coin purse shipped by the end of next week. 

I can also send invoices to anyone that wanted to add on the new variant. Standard grade will be 20% off, at $8, B-Grade will be $6, and C-Grade will be $4. I haven't actually quality checked them all yet, but of the ones I have looked at, they are primarily A and B, aside from the screen print. I also removed the pink on one of them for an all white version, but it looks a bit too plain. 

Close-up of screen print. Color covers parts of the metal. Last crane has the screen print removed and is all white.

Also, my apologies for any confusion in the tea bear update! I will message people individually that were affected by the duplicate green bear freebies (purse tiers that backed for, or added on, the green tea bear set). I will automatically swap a duplicate bear out for a mini cherry blossom pin of a random color if I'm not contacted first, or if my messages are not responded to. I plan to send those messages out by March 1st, to give plenty of time for responses to come in before purses / coin purses are scheduled to ship in April/May. 

Thank you, all! 

Tea Bears Have Arrived!
27 days ago – Thu, Jan 28, 2021 at 09:26:42 PM

The tea bears are here, and I will be quality checking them over the next few weeks! 

Due to cancellations and failed pledges, we ended at $8k, which means just the green tea cup with the bear in it, and the green tea cup with the bear laying behind it unlocked as freebies for all purse tiers. If you are in a purse tier and added/selected the green tea set, let me know if you want a different color as your freebies!

If you only backed for the tea bears and no other rewards, feel free to send me a message and I'll get your package ready to go out in the next two weeks! Otherwise, we are still tentatively scheduled for April/May for all of the purses to get here (and still waiting on the Paper Crane enamel pins).

(Sorry for the poor quality - it's nighttime and I don't have the best lighting in the house!)

Thank you, all! 

Washi and Stickers Are Here!
about 2 months ago – Thu, Dec 31, 2020 at 05:11:19 AM

Here's a preview of the washi tape and the stickers! It's hard to tell because of the light and shadows, but it is all gold foil.

The enamel pins have also been approved and are being made now.

The material for the purses has been ordered and production will start soon.

It also looks like around 20 people still haven't completed the survey, so I just wanted to send the reminder that I can't fulfill your pledge without knowing what you backed for and a shipping address. 

Also, 5 people that completed the survey have cards that were declined, so please double check to see if you haven't been charged yet.


Thank you, and Happy New Year to everyone! 

Surveys being locked today, charges posting tomorrow!
2 months ago – Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 01:50:50 PM

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All Surveys Going Out Now!
3 months ago – Tue, Dec 08, 2020 at 06:48:17 PM

The smoke test seemed to have went out successfully! The rest of the surveys have now been sent.

For those of you with failed pledges, you will not receive a survey, so please contact me if you still want to back the campaign! 

A few key points:

If you pay for your shipping and add-ons with PayPal, it will charge you immediately. If you pay with a card, then it won't charge until I either close out your survey and individually charge your card, or when I close out the surveys as a whole and charge everyone.

If you did not receive a survey, please visit the link below to enter in your email attached to your Kickstarter account to retrieve it:

https://cherry-blossom-ita-bag.backerkit.com/

Thank you all so much!