2011 Convention Highlights—Make & Take Cards & Banner!

It wouldn't be a Stampin' Up! Convention if we didn't do some stamping!  Right?!

And, Stampin' Up! gave us all kinds of cool projects to stamp this year!  So many projects, in fact, that Jodi, Darla and I had to get together again last night just to finish them!

Take a look…

3x3 card    3x3 card closeup

First, we made this cute 3×3" notecard with the new two-step Raining Flowers stamp set.  The Lace Ribbon Border was punched, scrunched and doubled-up for a unique textured layer.  "Because" sentiment is from It's Your Day stamp set.

More mustard card     More mustard card closeup

Next, we made a 3×6" card with the Best Friends Forever stamp set.  This card features more of the Lace Ribbon Border, plus a strip of the new Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric.  Darla helped me tie a perfect Linen Thread bow on my button.

Notice how this card is the same color combination as the first, but it has a completely different look.  All of the Make & Take projects were in the same colors, so you really get a feel for how versatile you can be with the same supplies! 

Three flowers card   Three flowers card closeup

This card was my favorite of the three!  I love the dimension on the Raining Flowers images, and the double layer of ribbon, including the new Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon.  Isn't it terrific!  And, check out the new 1/8" Mini Silver Brads that are holding the ribbon in place.  They are teeny, tiny!  Even smaller than 3/16" size we are used to!  So cute!

Full banner

Banners are certainly trendy these days, and our Make & Takes had all the makings for this fantastic display!  We used the cards we made for part of the banner, created a fun pinwheel, then added embellishments to pieces from the Perfect Pennants Die for more accents.  Let's look at each piece individually…

Pinwheel   Pinwheel closeup

We used the Timeless Portrait Designer Paper to make the pinwheel, then added crumpled scallop circles from the Perfect Pennants Die.  The flower is punched from the Blossom Petals Punch, and everything is held together with an Antique Brad.

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We had three sizes of pennants from the Perfect Pennants Die to use on our banner.  Here is the largest of the three, and it is decorated with the Best Friends Forever and It's Your Day stamps.

Pennant medium    Pennant small

The medium pennant has a Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric flower rosette embellishment, and the smallest pennant has one medallion from the Lace Ribbon Border punch.  See how we just keep using the same supplies for different looks?  Cool, huh? 

We hand-cut the Lucky Limeade mini-banner to fill in one of the spots, and tied both ends with more scraps of fabric.

Can you imagine creating a similar banner for your child's locker or desk to honor their birthday or recognize them for a great achievement?  What about as a garland for your Christmas tree?  Or, to decorate for a birthday party at home or in the office? 

Lots of fun ideas are floating around in my head right now!

Tomorrow, we'll see one more Make & Take featuring a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini!

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