The 2011 Convention Make and Takes were AWESOME!  Totally over the top and fun to make.  They also all tied in together to make one overall project.  Once all the cards were made, we had instructions to create this fun banner.   

Using the Raining Flowers and It’s Your Day stamp sets we made this “It’s Your Day” card.  I think my favorite detail is the layering of the Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon and the Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon.  It is not something I would have thought to do but now that I see it, I think it is a detail I will try again.

 Next to the “It’s Your Day Card”, we added two pennants and a pinwheel.

The next card is the “Just Because Card” using the Best Friends Forever and It’s Your Day set.

The last card is the “Because Card”using the Raining Flowers and It’s Your Day sets again.

Our last make and take was a card keeper that coordinated with the Pennant and Pinwheel Banner and uses the new card keeper box that will be available in the Holiday Mini catalog that comes out in September.  This is a great box that it easy to decorate and comes with dividers and the front label holder.  The box comes flat and you assemble it.  It also comes with templates and patterns for cutting out any fabric or paper that you would use to decorate the box.

The top of the box is covered with the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric.  The flower was created using the Blossom Petals, Fancy Flower, and Lace Ribbon Punch. 

There are two flower stacks for this box.  The first stack is made from More Mustard Fancy Flowers and one lace flower from the lace ribbon border, a simply adorned bauble, and Cherry Cobbler Fancy Flowers. 
The second stack uses the Blossom Petals Punch and also the Lace Ribbon Border Punch.  Several petals are layered together.  Once complete it is adhered to the first stack to create one flower.  I used hot glow to adhere it to the top of my box.  This was something that I completed when I returned home.
Inside the box, there are dividers which come with the kit.  We covered our dividers with Timeless Portrait Designer Series Paper.

I really liked that the Make and Takes were so involved, they make beautiful show pieces. 
God Bless and Happy Stampin’!