October 2, 2014

Boo Banner FREE Digital Cut File

Halloween is coming soon! It is one of my favorite holidays and I love creating things to decorate my home for Halloween. Today, I'm sharing a sneak peek of a Halloween Boo Banner banner that is up on the 3 Birds Design Blog. I used the following 17turtles Digital Cut Files to create it: Spider Webs, Spooky Spider Bats & Cat, and Boo Crew. These are available in my 17turtles Etsy Shop. To help you get started creating your own Halloween banner, I am sharing the banner shape as a FREE digital cut file that you can download below.

Halloween Boo Banner by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

Click on this link to download: BANNER SHAPE NO. 1

Banner Shape No. 1 Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | This free cut file can be used with a variety of electronic digital cutting machines to create a full range of projects, including cards, home decor, scrapbook pages and more. The only limit to what you can create using this cut file is your own imagination. This digital file is available in SVG, PNG, and DXF formats and you may download this digital cut file for FREE for your own personal use. Please refer to my terms of use for more information if you wish to use these for more than your own personal projects. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my free cut files, please feel free to leave me a message in the comment section.

For more of my Digital Cut Files, please visit my 17turtles Etsy Shop!

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I hope you enjoy the free digital cut file and I'd love for you to stop by and check out the full banner over on the 3 Birds Design blog!

September 30, 2014

17turtles Guest Designer | Samantha Taylor - Puppy Treat Box

Hello and welcome! Today, I'm excited to share with you you another guest designer who seriously amazed me with how she used some of my 17turtles Digital Cut Files. The ability to take the same thing and use it in multiple ways to delight and inspire other people is what makes art and creating fun! Without further ado, here is Samantha Taylor with a "paws"itively inspiring Puppy Treat Box project!


Hi! This is Samantha from Taylor Stamped. I'm so excited to be playing with Juliana's 17turtles Digital Cut Files today. They are just so fun and versatile. I have a confession to make. I hate wrapping gifts. Hate it. So, I rely heavily on gift boxes and bags. I used Puppy Love and Paw Prints & Hearts Files to customize a puppy treat box.

Puppy Treat Container by Samantha Taylor Guest Designing for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I started by using Puppy Love to cut a peek-a-boo window into the box. That dog bone was just too cute not to use on a treat box.

Puppy Treat Container by Samantha Taylor Guest Designing for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

To decorate the box, I scaled the Paw Prints & Hearts Background to fit on the side of the box. I cut one for the 3 sides of the box that didn't have a window cut into them. I attached the them to the sides of the box, and filled in a few of the hearts with gray hearts. Then all I had to do was fill the box with some yummy puppy treats. This makes a great gift for someone who just got a new dog, or just has a puppy you want to spoil!

Puppy Treat Container by Samantha Taylor Guest Designing for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

At the beginning of this post, I mentioned I love Juliana's designs because they're so versatile.  To demonstrate that, I have a second project over on my blog today featuring the exact same cut files, but since I'm using them on a layout, the result is completely different.

Benny Sneak Peek by Samantha Taylor Guest Designing for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Thank you so much for letting me share my project with you today! - Samantha

Thanks again so very much to Samantha for being a guest on 17turtles. Make sure you visit her blog - Taylor Stamped for more inspiration. It truly makes me happy to see what others create using my digital cut files!

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September 26, 2014

Christmas Cards with BoBunny Candy Cane Lane

Did you know that there are only 89 days left until Christmas? That means that you have less than 3 months to get everything ready for this special holiday, including making your Christmas cards. I love making Christmas cards for my family and friends. We don't do a lot of gifts any more, so this is something that I can make and "give" them that adds a touch of love and joy to the holiday season. Today, I'm sharing two Christmas cards that I created using the new BoBunny Candy Cane Lane collection. This might seriously be my most favorite Christmas collection ever! The colors are absolutely fabulous - slightly non-traditional but still full of merry and bright! It also has a nice vintage/retro feel with some of the art work - especially the adorable Santies!

Christmas Cards featuring BoBunny Candy Cane Lane by Juliana Michaels

The images on these 2 cards are cut from the Candy Cane Lane Snowflake paper.


I then layered the cut outs with papers from the Candy Cane Lane 6x6 Paper Pad. For the Merry and Bright card featuring Frostie, I embellished it with a sticker sentiment, jewels and a button from the collection.

Merry and Bright Christmas Cards featuring BoBunny Candy Cane Lane by Juliana Michaels

Merry and Bright Christmas Cards featuring BoBunny Candy Cane Lane by Juliana Michaels

On the Wishes Christmas Card, featuring Santie, I added some doilies and sticker sentiments. I also used the BoBunny Stitches Stamp to added a "stitched" border to the card front to mimic the stitching on the cut out.

Wishes Christmas Cards featuring BoBunny Candy Cane Lane by Juliana Michaels

Wishes Christmas Cards featuring BoBunny Candy Cane Lane by Juliana Michaels

Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? Hopefully these cards will give you some ideas and inspire you to get started if you haven't!

September 24, 2014

17turtles Guest Designer | Kristine Davidson

The 17turtles Etsy Shop is open for business and one of my goals is to provide you with regular weekly inspiration, ideas, tips, techniques and tutorials on using my digital cut files. Today, I am thrilled to share some amazing inspiration from the talented Kristine Davidson. She is the founder and coordinator of the popular Creative Scrappers sketch blog and the author of Creating with Sketches Volume 1 and Volume 2. Her latest sketch book Creating with Sketches Volume 3 with be available this October and is currently available for preorder.

Now, without further ado, here is the amazing layout Kristine created.  I'm sure you'll find that it will inspire you!

I'm so excited to be a guest for Juliana today! I'm so proud of her for starting her own little cut file business. Her digital files are amazing, unique and so inspirational! I loved her Roses Cut Files and knew I had to use them somehow, I also loved her Hand Drawn Circles (FREEBIES). All of Juliana's files are so versatile and easy to use for backgrounds or small shapes.

Right Now Scrapbook Page Kristine Davidson Guest Designer 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I used the flowers as main accents to my page, and used pop dots to make them more 3 dimensional.

Right Now Scrapbook Page Kristine Davidson Guest Designer 17turtles Digital Cut Files

The Hand Drawn Circles are awesome because you can use one or all of them to create a page. I used one of them and placed it behind my photo to add a dark color to my page.

This was really so much fun and I'm looking forward to creating more layouts with Juliana's cut files!

Thanks again so very much Kristine for being a guest on 17turtles. For more inspiration and ideas, visit Kristine's blog where she is sharing another scrapbook page - A Cat's Life. It truly makes me happy to see what others create using my digital cut files.

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September 22, 2014

Using the Scraps from a Digital Cut File for Another Project

You may or may not know this, but I love to save my scraps. You just never know when they might come in handy. Most recently, I saved some scraps that were the negative pieces from a digital cut file that I had cut. I liked the left over shapes (they were actually just simple circles) so I put them to the side thinking that they might come in handy for another project. I then started working on a new scrapbook page - Yay You Did It - for Elle's Studio. As I was creating and pulling in the embellishments, I remembered the left over circles. The blue circles seemed perfect for adding a touch more color and design to my layout.

Yay You Did It Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

The circles were left over from my Because I Love You layout, that I recently shared for Elle's Studio September Kit Reveal.

Because I Love You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

As you can see, the paper has a nice pattern on both sides which is why it was impossible for me to throw away the scraps!

This layout is about the 5k that I ran in July. I started running this spring to train for it and I've been able to keep up the running pretty regularly so far. It really makes me feel better and has helped me get back into a regular exercise routine again.

Yay You Did It Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

Yay You Did It Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

Yay You Did It Running Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Do you ever keep your scraps and use them on another project?