Thursday, July 12, 2012

A fun tutorial from Deana!!

Hi everyone!

So happy to be sharing Deana's creations today! She is so inspiring!

First, Deana has a tutorial to share with us!

I made pinwheels for my cards.  They are very simple to 
make.  Cut a square… any size.   I’ve even used a full 12x12 sheet of paper to make a large pinwheel.  Then cut diagonal lines from each corner, almost to the center of your square, leaving about ½ inch space in the middle…  

Try to ignore the fact that a manicure might be a good idea.  Ahem.
Put a sticky dot in the middle of your square.  Take every other corner & fold it in to the center, without actually a creasing your fold (unless you want that look)… so you still have some dimension. ...

Then add a pop dot to the center of your pinwheel and embellish it.  Or… you could even add a brad or a button to the center.  The options are limitless!

Pinwheels can make fun centerpieces, too, when put on wooden skewers and grouped in a bunch and in a vase!  Could be a fun idea for 4th of July d├ęcor?!   And the Noah collection has lots of red, white & blue if you want to try it out! 

~~And Deana also has two gorgeous lo's to share with us today!

"Dear Bryn"
I used the Exit Here collection for this page & added journaling cards from the Messages collection.  Every year I write a letter to my daughter to include as the last page of that year's scrapbook.  Usually it's a hand-written letter, but this time I thought I'd make a whole page... thus the title "Dear Bryn."  I used my Beacon 3-in-1 Craft Glue over lightly drawn pencil lines & then put my Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery on top to create my title. 


Did you catch Katrina Hunt's projects on the blog the other day?  I was inspired by her pages that used multiple letter stickers for her titles when I made this page using the Exit Here collection.  Both of my pages that I created with this "travel-themed" collection, were NOT travel-themed pages which shows just how versatile this collection is!  In fact, it's one of my favorite Nikki Sivils' collections EVER!    
Thanks for stopping by!


Jodi said...

Such cute cards and awesome layouts!

Melanie said...

GREAT projects, Deana! I always love your pinwheels :)

Marielle said...

love those cards and your layout are just so pretty !!! Love the little white flower on the banner !!

Melissa said...

Love the pinwheels and thanks for the wonderful ideas. Beautiful layouts, too.

Michelle H. said...

Very fun and adorable projects!!

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