String Art Heart Valentine's Day Digital Cut File

Welcome back to Day 3 of my Valentine's Day Digital Cut File week! I hope you've had the opportunity to check out the Hugs and Kisses Cut File and the Valentine's Day Titles Cut File that I've already shared this week.

I really enjoy creating cut files and sharing them with everyone, but that hasn't always been the case. Last year when my 17turtles Etsy shop was open, that love for creating cut files started to die and I could feel it effecting my creativity. I will admit that most of this change came after I returned to work full time. I felt like I "had to" create and share them on a set schedule and that sort of pressure just didn't work for me. Scrapbooking and crafting should be fun, and I decided the only way I would get the fun back was to close the shop and return to doing them for free. Instantly a weight was lifted and I knew I had made the right decision. It's been wonderful to be able to enjoy the process again and I sure hope you all are enjoying using them as much as I'm enjoying creating and sharing them with you!

Today, I'm sharing a new cut file design called String Art Heart. You can download it below. This design was inspired by the recent trend of string art and of course some of the awesome Jillibean Soup Mix The Media String Art that I've help create this past year.

As I started on this layout, I began with the photo of Danny and Lincoln. I knew I wanted to create a design that would focus on the love that is shared between these two. That is when the string art heart idea occurred to me.

My Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring String Art Heart Digital Cut File 17turtles and Bella Blvd

When I was first planning this layout, I was originally going to leave the die cut white and adhere it to my background paper. However, after looking at it a bit more, I decided it looked kind of plain and needed some more color. To create the solid heart image and to fill the negative space of the String Art Heart, I created a new cut file using my Silhouette software. 

My Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring String Art Heart Digital Cut File 17turtles and Bella Blvd

How to Fill The Negative Space of a Digital Cut File:

1.  Open the file in your Silhouette software, select the image, right click and select Release Compound Path.

Filling The Background or Negative Space Behind A Digital Cut File using Release Compound Path and Welding Tools in Silhouette Software.

2.  The image will look like this after you click Release Compound Path.

Filling The Background or Negative Space Behind A Digital Cut File using Release Compound Path and Welding Tools in Silhouette Software.

3.  With the entire image still selected, right click and click on Weld.

Filling The Background or Negative Space Behind A Digital Cut File using Release Compound Path and Welding Tools in Silhouette Software.

4.  This is what the image will look like after you have clicked Weld. You are now ready to cut out the large heart image to place behind the main String Art Heart design. Super easy peasy!

Filling The Background or Negative Space Behind A Digital Cut File using Release Compound Path and Welding Tools in Silhouette Software.

Another change I made, was the addition of the red floss. Originally, I didn't have the red floss on the heart. It was an after thought once the layout was nearly finished. Thank goodness for Un-du. Seriously, I couldn't scrap without the stuff!

My Dog Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring String Art Heart Digital Cut File 17turtles and Bella Blvd

Digital Cut File Download | String Art Heart

This free download is for personal use only and is not to be used for an item you sell. This is also not to be given out and claimed as your own. If you have use questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

String Art Heart Free Valentine's Day Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Like I said above, I hope you are enjoying the free cut files and I invite you to let all your friends know about them too!
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Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Digital Cut File

Hello all and welcome back for day two of my Valentine's Day Digital Cut File week here on the blog! I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's Valentines Day Titles and Fonts share along with the coordinating cut file. Today, I'm sharing a set of love themed card shapes that would be perfect to use for some quick Valentine's Day cards.

Digital Cut File Download | Hugs & Kisses

This free download is for personal use only and is not to be used for an item you sell. This is also not to be given out and claimed as your own. If you have use questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

All you would need to do is cut them out, add them to a square card base and personalize them with a sweet hand written note.

Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Cards using the Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Another idea is to use them as a background for a scrapbook page. Check out this I Love You layout by Monique Liedtke. She even shares a great tutorial on how she created her background image using the Hugs and Kisses Cut File.

I Love You Scrapbook Page by Monique Liedtke using the Hugs & Kisses Valentine's Day Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Thanks again for stopping by today. If you happen to use any of these cut files, tag me on social media with #julianamichaels. I'd love to see what you create with them!
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Happy Valentine's Day | Valentine's Day Titles, Fonts & A Digital Cut File

Happy early Valentine's Day friends! Love is in the air this week and starting today and each day this week I'll be sharing a set of digital cut files for you to download. Some of you that visit my blog may be aware of the Christmas Titles and Fonts and Christmas Titles and Fonts 2 that I created and shared. So many people seem to have enjoyed these, that I decided to create a Valentine's Day version. This set includes a variety of love themed titles using some of my favorite fonts. Most of the fonts I used are free, with the exception of just two of them. I've shared a link to each of the fonts for your reference and provided a nice substitute for one of the paid fonts.

Now, those of you that know me also know how much I love my digital cut files. So, of course, I created a digital cut file of the titles for you to download. This set is a zip file that includes a variety of file types for use in most electronic cutting machines.

Valentine's Day Titles & Fonts by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

Free Fonts: Sensa Brush Fill Demo (scroll down to download 2 fonts from this font family for free) | Marquee | Chunk Five Roman | Lilly Belle | Cocogoose | Sant'Elia Script Bold  (scroll down to download 2 fonts from this font family for free) 

Sorry, these aren't free: Bonjour | Brandon Grotesque

Substitute for Bonjour: Bakery


Click on this link to download: Valentine's Day Titles

Valentine's Day Titles Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles

This free cut file can be used with a variety of electronic digital cutting machines to create a full range of projects, including cards, gift wrap, tags, 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, dxf and Studio formats and you may download this digital cut file for free for your own personal use. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my cut files, please leave me a message in the comment section. This free download is for personal use only. This is not to be used for an item you sell. This is also not to be given out and claimed as your own. If you have use questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

For more digital cut files please visit my Digital Cut Files page.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I invite you to return again tomorrow, and each day this week, as I share another digital cut file with a bit of a love/Valentine's Day theme!
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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!

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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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