Have A Lovely Day Spring Card | Simon Says Stamp

Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow on Groundhog Day, so I've decided to celebrate the arrival of an early spring. With joyous thoughts of warmer weather in mind, I'm sharing a new card I created that has a spring like feel. To create my card, I used the Lovely Spring stamp set and Lovely Day coordinating die set from Simon Says Stamp.

I created a simple watercolored background for the card from using a Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Pickled Raspberry. Next, I stamped the images onto the die cuts and adhered them to my card.

Have A Lovely Day Spring Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lovely Spring Stamp Set and Lovely Day Die Set by Simon Says Stamp

To help with the placement of the sentiment I used my new favorite stamping tool - my MISTI! This tool is a game changer when it comes to stamping. It gives you consistent and precise stamping every time using unmounted clear and rubber stamps. MISTI stands for Most Incredible Stamp Tool Invented and I have to agree, but don't just take my word for it. This tool was the Paper Craft Winner of the Hot Product Award at CHA in January. How awesome is that?!

Have A Lovely Day Spring Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lovely Spring Stamp Set and Lovely Day Die Set by Simon Says Stamp

Another wonderful tip I want to share with you is a recent discovery of mine. I have found my new favorite adhesive for sequins...Therm O Web Zots Bling. They are the perfect size for adhering sequins!

Have A Lovely Day Spring Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Lovely Spring Stamp Set and Lovely Day Die Set by Simon Says Stamp

Before I leave you today, I want to announce the winner of my Scrapping Your Stash Blog Hop giveaway. The winner is Number 1! After a little sleuthing, I think I have determined this to be Yvette Weber. Congratulations Yvette!!! I'll be contacting you soon to get your address.

I also want to say thank you to everyone who visited and for all the sweet comments you left me.  They truly make my heart happy!

Supplies:

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Bugs & Kisses | Jillibean Soup Shaker Card

Can I share something with you? I love shaker cards. Like, really love them. Like I might have a problem and need an intervention love them. This love is why I'm so excited about Jillibean Soup's new Shape Shaker cards! This collection of products allows you to create shaker cards so easily. There is no foam or transparency cutting involved. All you need is the die cut card shape, coordinating shaker box and whatever you want to fill the shaker and you are good to go. To make filling them easy, Jillibean Soup even has a variety of sequins available in all your favorite Jillibean Soup colors!

Bugs and Kisses Valentines Day Card created by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Shake Shaker Collection

For the stamping on this card, I used two of the new Jillibean Soup clear stamp sets called Love Bug and Picture Perfect (XO). These are just two of the 12 stamp sets that coordinate with the Shape Shaker collection.

Bugs and Kisses Valentines Day Card created by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Shake Shaker Collection

I stamped all of the images using Versamark Watermark Ink. I then sprinkled them with white embossing powder and heat set them using my heat gun. All of the coloring was done using Tim Holtz Distress Inks as water colors. 

Bugs and Kisses Valentines Day Card created by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Shake Shaker Collection

The little tag is one of the new Jillibean Soup Jewelry Tags. I stamped it the same as the other images and love how it shows up so well on the chalk paper.

Bugs and Kisses Valentines Day Card created by Juliana Michaels featuring Jillibean Soup Shake Shaker Collection

If you'd like to learn more about the Jillibean Soup Shape Shakers, you can check out this video.
Also, if you're interested in seeing how one of these is put together, let me know and I'd be more than happy to create a video to show you just how simple and fun it is create a shaker card using the Shape Shakers program!



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Scrapping Our Stash January Blog Hop | Hello Today Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

Hello and welcome to the Scrapping Our Stash January Blog Hop! I haven't participated in this blog hop for months, but there's nothing like the new year to get you motivated and back on track. The Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop is a group of scrappers who are trying to use up our stash of scrapbook supplies and share some inspiration along the way! You can check out the full list of those participating this month below AND make sure you leave a comment for your chance to get a fun little stash package from yours truly!

I recently created the layout I'm sharing with you using the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane collection. I got this collection in the fall and I'm doing my best to to use it up.  I love this collection and have created several layouts with it recently.

Hello Today Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Make A Wreath Free Digital Cut File and Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

I used a mix of the embellishments that coordinate with this collection and then created a few of my own using my Silhouette Cameo and a digital cut file I created called Make A Wreath. I cut the leaves from some of the Cedar Lane patterned papers and then backed them with another paper.

Hello Today Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Make A Wreath Free Digital Cut File and Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

I used this same cut file on my Snuggle Up Puppy scrapbook page that I recently shared on my blog. You can download this cut file for your own use if you are interested.

Hello Today Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Make A Wreath Free Digital Cut File and Pink Paislee Cedar Lane

Hello Today Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Make A Wreath Free Digital Cut File and Pink Paislee Cedar Lane


As I mentioned above, you can win a fun little stash package from me. Here's a peek at what's included. If you are interested, leave a comment below (this giveaway is open to the US only). You have until Monday, February 1 at 12 midnight EST to leave your comment. I will then pick one lucky person to win this awesome prize!

Scrapping Our Stash January Blog Hop Giveaway 17turtles

To continue on with the Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop for even more great stash busting inspiration, you can visit the blogs below:


Thanks so much for stopping by and don't forget to scrap your stash!
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Puppy Snuggles & Best Friends | Digital Cut File Included

I can't believe it, but this is my first post of 2016! Where has the year gone? Well, I'll tell you, creating projects for CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association MegaShow) along with attending CHA for Jillibean Soup took up the first half of the month. Once I returned home, I decided I needed a little break from all the go go go since before the holidays. Today, I'm back though and sharing a new scrapbook page all about the sweet relationship between our Golden Retriever Lincoln and Danny. They are seriously the best of friends!  To create this page, I used the gorgeous Pink Paislee collection called Cedar Lane. It is probably one of my most favorite collections that has been released recently. I made this layout back before Christmas and designed a digital cut file to go along with it.

Snuggle Up Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pink Paislee Cedar Lane, Therm O Web Deco Foil and Make A Wreath 17turtles Free Digital Cut File

The cut file is called Make A Wreath and I love how you can layer all of the pieces to create a fun wreath design. As you can see, I cut some of the leaves from patterned paper. However, to create the gold ones, I used Therm O Web's Gold Deco Foil and Foam Adhesive. 

The Thermo O Web Foam Adhesive are seriously fun and super easy to use with the foil. All you have to do is cut a design from the Foam Adhesive using an electronic cutting machine, punch or metal die. After you have cut your design, peel off the top liner from the Foam Adhesive and lay a piece of Deco Foil on it. The foil will adhere to the adhesive on the foam. Next peel off the excess foil and your shape is ready to add some shimmer and shine to your layout. Easy peasy!


Silhouette Cameo Settings for Therm O Web Foam Adhesive:

  • Material Type: Stamp Material
  • Blade Depth: 10
  • Speed: 1
  • Thickness: 18
  • Check Double Cut 
  • Line Segment Overcut: Turn On at .1mm for start and end
  • Place foam dull side down on cutting mat


Make A Wreath Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Snuggle Up Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pink Paislee Cedar Lane, Therm O Web Deco Foil and Make A Wreath 17turtles Free Digital Cut File

Snuggle Up Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pink Paislee Cedar Lane, Therm O Web Deco Foil and Make A Wreath 17turtles Free Digital Cut File

Snuggle Up Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Pink Paislee Cedar Lane, Therm O Web Deco Foil and Make A Wreath 17turtles Free Digital Cut File

Thanks so much for stopping by today! To see another fun Puppy Scrapbook page I invite you to visit the Therm O Web blog! I also created a digital cut file for that layout and you can download it below.

Digital Cut File | Puppy Love

Puppy Love Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Supplies:
Therm O Web Deco Foil - Gold
Therm O Web Foam Adhesive
Pink Paislee Cedar Lane Patterned Paper and Embellishments
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2015 Top 10 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the 2015 Top 10 Blog Hop! 2015 has been seriously been an amazing year. A year full of dreams come true. I began 2015 with a new job - a dream job really - as a Graphic Designer for Jillibean Soup. It's been almost a year now, that I've been working my dream job and it still feels surreal to me!

I was also blessed to design for some amazing manufacturers and businesses including SRM Stickers, Scrapbook Generation's Create Magazine and Therm O Web. Another great opportunity I had, was to teach my very first online class at Big Picture Classes called Stretch Your Cuts.

Just so you know, there is an amazing giveaway at the end of this post!

This is one of the layouts I created for my Stretch Your Cuts Class at Big Picture Classes. This class includes four free digital cut files and four lessons that teach you all about getting the most out of your electronic die cut machine. In each lesson, I teach you a variety of techniques for transforming cut files and how to use different tools to add unique elements to your scrapbook layouts.
PS...I will have a new class coming out in February 2016, so stay tuned for more details as the date approaches!

Youer Than You Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This layout was created when I guest designed for Spiegelmom Scraps Etsy Shop. Wink, wink...there is a digital cut file for this layout called Hello Summer. 

Hello Summer Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

I created this layout when I guest designed for Ruby Rocket. The Rose Cluster is a digital cut file I created and it's available for you to download.

Love First Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This is a layout I created for Jillibean Soup using their Yellow Saffron Soup collection. This isn't one of the collections I designed for them, but I loved creating with it.

You Are My Sunshine Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

This layout also included by very first process video and another digital cut file. As you can see, I created a shared quite a few free digital cut files this past year!

Always Believe Scrapbook Page by Juliana Micheals

I created another process video for this layout and shared with you how to created watercolored die cuts.


This one includes another digital cut file for you!

So Happy Puppy Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels

But First Coffee Altered Wood Plank Home DecorI also created quite a few coffee themed projects this year as part of the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. One of them was this altered wood plank and of course it included a coffee themed digital cut file!

For more coffee themed projects and cut files, check out all of my Coffee Lovers Blog Hop projects:

But First Coffee Altered Wood Plank Home Decor by Juliana Michaels

This is a trio of cards I created for Therm O Web showcasing one of my favorite products to play with - Deco Foil! There is a process video available that takes you step by step through how I created these elegant cards.


Snowflakes and Puppies
Last but not least, this is a layout I created for Therm O Web and recently shared here on my blog along with a digital cut file entitled Snow Adorable.  That sweet face gets me every time!


Now, that you've made it to the end, it's time for the giveaway! 

Leave a comment below for your chance to win 
the Top 10 Blog Hop Grand Prize... 

an $80 Gift Certificate to the online store of your choosing!

To be entered to win, all you have to do is leave a comment below by 11:59 pm CST on January 3. There are 23 blogs on this hop, so make sure you leave a comment on each blog to increase your chance of winning this amazing Grand Prize! You have until January 4th to leave your comment and a random winner will be selected and announced on January 5th.

Top 10 Blog Hop List:
Juliana Michaels <<< you are here!
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