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

  2. Kaylie's Birthday Party was fabulous. Even my mom hosted the surprise birthday bash for me and I just can’t explain in words how precious it was. At the local event space NYC, mom threw the fabulous fashion show themed bash that turned out to be spectacular.