Mr C has a 10th Birthday coming up and Pokemon has become a big thing he and his brother and their friends are into. When asked what he wanted his 10th Birthday to be he said Pokemon and well Trainers do get their first Pokemon at 10 so this fits perfectly.
I will do a follow up post on Party supplies but as I had to make a extra invite I took photos of each step (sorry 2 are blurry) as some had asked to see the process.
You need Thin Black Tape.
I did not have enough thin black masking tape in my stash so I tore off minimum 9inch long strips of plain masking tape, stuck them onto my nonstick craftsheet and coloured the stripes black with a permanent marker.
I recommend this as first step to ensure fully dry when applying.
When doing the longer pieces in half lengthways so you have a 2 inch wide strip.
You want the narrowest part of your circle to be the folded edge.
I used my old Creative Memories Custom Cutting sytem with the blade and circle that results in a 4 inch Circle, if you don't have this you could use a 4inch Circle Die.
Repeat these steps with white for how many Pokeball invites you are making.
I did this 1 at a time assembling each invite as I went as when pealing up off the trimmer it would curl.
This was the easiest way to get the seem right.
I stuck a end of the tap down so the sticky side was up and placed the red, followed by the white, then I folded over the tape.
For the red and white edge that is the opening I tore the other half of the masking tape in half and placed it sticky side up.