Monday, January 2, 2012

Invitation to Kaylie's Birthday Party

My daughter Kaylie turned 9 on December 30, but we always have her birthday party over Martin Luther King weekend - (1) because we have a 3-day weekend to recuperate from the party, and (2) because it gives people time to get back into the swing of their regular schedules again.  This year Kaylie wants a Pokemon birthday party.  It was an All-Pokemon Christmas and now an All-Pokemon Birthday, too!  I'm learning things I never wanted to know about Pokemon.  (All you moms out there know what I'm talking about!)  So, yesterday I made her Poke Ball invitations.  They turned out just exactly how I had envisioned them which is always a good thing!  And...they got Kaylie's stamp of approval.

Here's how I did it: 
I cut 4"circles from white and red cardstock using my George and Basic Shapes cartridge on the Cricut.  Then I cut the red circles in half and glued them onto the white circles.  I cut 1/2" strips of black paper and glued those across the middle of the circles, trimming off the ends to line up with the circle.  Next I used a Stampin' Up 1" circle punch to punch out the black circles and the Stampin' Up 3/4" circle punch to punch out the white circles and glued the white onto the black.  Then, I went to my computer and typed up the invitation and printed it out on plain white copier paper.  I used the approx. 3-1/2" Nestabilities circle to cut out the invitation details and glue them to the back of the Poke Ball.  I designed it all so that it would fit in a standard invitation envelope (same size as for a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card) since I have hundreds of them.  Hope this comes in handy if you have a Pokemon fan in your house!

The black square is just to "shield" our private information!

1 comment:

  1. That turned out really cute! Glad you survived the party!