September 18, 2014

17turtles Guest Designer | Katrina Hunt

Today is an exciting day! I have my first 17turtles Guest Designer sharing some scrapbook layout inspiration with you using some of my new 17turtles Digital Cut Files. I was thrilled when my dear friend Katrina Hunt, from Paper, Scissors & Glue, offered to guest for me and knowing her like I do, I wasn't surprised that she wanted to use some of my new dog themed cut files! I totally adore what she created, and I'm sure it will inspire you as well! And make sure you visit her blog to see a beautiful butterfly thank you card that she created. Now, let's hear what Katrina had so share about her layout and the cut files.

Bone Sweet Bone Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I was so excited that Juliana asked me to Guest Design for her using some of her new 17turtles Digital Cut Files. I knew I had to use the dog themed "Puppy Love" file for a layout and the "Bone Sweet Bone" cut for my title!

Bone Sweet Bone Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Because of the color of the papers and the way I used them, I created an offset for my title to make it stand out more. It's a  great thing to do, if you want a little more "umph" to a cut file.

Bone Sweet Bone Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I used the bone frame as a place for Jetson's name. I just tucked it over my paper, like a bookmark! And those circles are from the "Circles Within Circles" file and yeah, I LOVE them! I cut them under 1.5 inches. They cut wonderfully, and I even had a somewhat old mat and blade!

Bone Sweet Bone Scrapbook Page by Katrina Hunt for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Thanks Juliana for letting me play along!

SUPPLIES | Pattern Paper and Embellishments: Teresa Collins (Nine and Co.); Digital Cut Files:17 Turtles (Puppy Love, Circles Within Circles); Adhesive: ThermOWeb

September 17, 2014

Quick & Easy Feminine Birthday Cards

If you are looking for some inspiration on creating a couple of quick and easy feminine birthday cards, then you are in the right place. Today, I'm sharing two cards that I created using product from 3 Birds Design. These cards came together in a flash using their new For All Seasons Themed Cards, their new Pearlescent & Foil Goodie Box, a sticker and some paper scraps.

Quick and easy feminine birthday cards by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

Both cards are created on a standard A2 size white cardstock base. I then cut and trimmed the scrap papers and cards to fit the card front. The pink glitter paper from the Midday Medley Paper Collection is one of my all time favorite glitter papers. It cuts and punches like butter! And I love the bling it adds to my projects!


For this card, I trimmed a piece of the glitter paper to mat one of the For All Seasons Themed Cards. I then added a sticker from the Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit. Next, I punched the butterfly from the glitter paper, adhered it with some double sided foam tape and then glued three pink pearls to the center of it. 

Celebrate feminine birthday cards by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

Celebrate feminine birthday cards by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

For my second card, I again matted one of the For All Seasons Themed Cards with the pink glitter paper. This time I added a couple more pieces of scrap paper to the card base. I then punched out a small pink glitter butterfly and adorned it with a pink jewel.

Sunshine & Rainbows feminine birthday cards by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

Sunshine & Rainbows feminine birthday cards by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

There you go...two quick and easy feminine birthday cards! If you are looking for some inspiration on creating some quick and easy masculine birthday cards, visit the 3 Birds Design Studio blog. Thanks so much for stopping by today!

September 16, 2014

Making the Most of Your Digital Die Cuts | A Silhouette Cameo Quick Tip

I don't know about you, but I hate to waste my pretty patterned paper. When I was originally creating this Halloween layout, I started with the plan to only use one spider web and place it behind all of my photos. Once I had cut it out though, I realized it was too small for me to use this way. You just couldn't see it. What's a scrapper to do? I was not going to throw what I had already cut away!

Making the Most of Your Digital Die Cuts


The solution I came up with was to cut out another spider web. Fortunately, I had an extra sheet of the same paper, However, if I hadn't, I probably would have done the same thing but used a sheet of black cardstock. I then placed the spider webs so that they were in the corners and hanging off the edge of the layout. I then trimmed the excess and used it in another corner. I had solved my problem . I would now see the spider webs and I had not wasted my die cut.

Remember This Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Making the Most of your Digital Die Cuts Silhouette Cameo Quick Tip

The spider web that I used is part to create my layout is part of my new Spooky Spider, Bats & Cats Digital Cut File that you can find in my 17turtles Etsy Shop.

Spooky Spider, Bats & Cats Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

I had a great time creating with this Halloween collection from Bella Blvd and added some fun enamel dots as embellishments here and there.

Remember This Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Making the Most of your Digital Die Cuts Silhouette Cameo Quick Tip

Remember This Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Making the Most of your Digital Die Cuts Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Remember This Halloween Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels Making the Most of your Digital Die Cuts Silhouette Cameo Quick Tip

I hope you enjoyed this Silhouette Quick Tip on Making the Most of Your Digital Die Cuts!

September 12, 2014

Creating Cards with a 6x6 Paper Pad, Paper Scraps and a Digital Cut File | Tutorial

When I create cards, I rarely create just one. I have a thing for scraps and I love to use them to create a second card. How about you? Do what do you use scraps for?

Creating Cards With a 6x6 Paper Pad, Paper Scraps and a Digital Cut File


Today, I'm sharing a quick tutorial on how I created two cards using 2 sheets of paper from a 6x6 paper pad, paper scraps and a digital cut file. The patterned paper is from the new BoBunny Madeleine collection. Isn't it just gorgeous?

Creating Cards With Paper Scraps & A Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Madeleine

I used my Happy Circles Card Digital Cut File to cut out the image from a piece of 6x6 paper. This cut file is sized to be cut at 3.75 x 5" so that it will fit nicely centered on a standard A2 size card (4.25 x 5.5").

You can DOWNLOAD it for FREE - HAPPY CIRCLES CARD


Happy Circles Card FREE Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels www.17turtles.com

I placed the paper on my cutting mat in the upper right hand corner of the mat. I then positioned the cut file image to cut in the middle of the paper. This allowed me to easily trim the scraps to create my second card.

Position on Silhouette Mat of Happy Circles Card FREE Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels www.17turtles.com

Here is a look at my first card using the cut file. I centered the cut image in the middle of the A2 size card.

Happy Days Card by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Madeleine

The butterflies are punched from the scrap cardstock and then misted with BoBunny Gold Glimmer Spray. The border is punched from the second sheet of 6x6 paper.

Happy Days Card by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Madeleine

After I finished my first card, I used the scraps to create my second card. I again punched butterflies from scrap cardstock and added another punched border strip to the edge of the card.

Happy Days Card by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Madeleine

Happy Days Card by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Madeleine

SUPPLIES: BoBunny Madeleine 6x6 Paper Pad, BoBunny Glimmer Spray in Gold, BoBunny Jewels, BoBunny Captured and Stitches Stamp Set, BoBunny Ink Pad in Licorice and Pink Punch

September 10, 2014

Elle's Studio September Reveal

I hope your September is off to a great start! I really can't believe September is already here and that it's time again for Elle's Studio September Exclusive Kit and DT Gallery Reveal.

The layout that I'm sharing today is near and dear to my heart. It is one of my favorite photos of my sweet Milo, who I miss so very much. I used the Elle's Studio Shine collection papers along with the new September Exclusive Kit, September Cut Files, My Favorites Stamp Set, and Miscellaneous Cork Bits. Pretty much all of the elements I used on this layout are some of my favorite new Elle's Studio products.

Because I Love You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio Shine collection and September 2014 Exclusive Kit

Because I Love You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio Shine collection and September 2014 Exclusive Kit

Because I Love You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio Shine collection and September 2014 Exclusive Kit

I'm especially in love with the new Miscellaneous Cork Bits and the My Favorites Stamp Set. I used it with grey ink to stamp the circle and hearts that you see on my layout.


Because I Love You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio Shine collection and September 2014 Exclusive Kit


Here are the links you need to find ALL of the new Elle's Studio September Exclusives! Happy shopping!!!