Tuesday, March 6, 2012

First Tuesday's with Deana Boston!

Hi everyone!

Today is Deana's day on Nikki's blog and she has three amazing cards and a layout with a tutorial to share with us today! I just love Deana's work! She always amazes me!

For Deana's cards she used the Messages and Exit Here collections!

"I love how fast & easy it is to use the cut-outs & punch-outs to make cards!  I can simply add some ribbon or twine along with them... or even make my own embellishments using some of Nikki's paper, like I did on my Thank You So Much card.  And the brown Burlap Button was the perfect finishing touch!  I LOVE the new collections!" ~~Deana





And here is Deana's layout and her tutorial on how she makes her flag banners!! Deana used the Messages collection on her beautiful layout!

I decided to use the Messages collection to preserve a “love note” email from my husband.  In order to make my flag banner, I used the cover sheet to the collection and cut out each strip individually. 


 
I gave my strips the look of a ribbon, by gently folding each piece in half (without totally creasing it) and then snipping the end diagonally.  I drew a line with a pen for illustrative purposes only…


 
Then I just slightly overlapped all my strips and added a photo to my banner.  I included my email print-out on top and further embellished my page with border strips and cut-outs.



I’ve been making so many flag banners on my pages lately, that my 10-year old daughter recently asked me how many times I was going to put them on my pages.  I said, “Well, I don’t know.  Clearly I must like making them!”  
Hope this little tutorial helps you make  them , too!  



Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Deana for sharing your creations with us today!

6 comments:

Laurel said...

What fabulous projects!

Katrina said...

Super cute Deana!!!!

Jodi said...

AWESOME projects!!! Always love your work!

Jennie M said...

Fantastic!!

isay said...

these are all beautiful!!! love love the cards! and i love banners too. thanks for the inspiration :D

Melanie said...

Deana is amazing. I love her style. Simple, clean, and FUN!! :)

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