November 17, 2014

Scrapbook Page and Card Ideas with Digital Cut Files | Christine Meyer 17turtles Guest Designer

Hello everyone, this is Christine Meyer. I have been a huge fan of Juliana's 17turtles Digital Cut Files for a long time, so I'm excited to be here sharing with you today! The Cosmic Swirl digital cut file really caught my attention because A) I love stars B) I almost always use circular shapes on my layouts. This is an awesome file because it will work great for layouts with girls or boys.

Sweet Moments Scrapbook Page by Christine Meyer Guest Designer for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I built bursts of color coming out from the center star. I didn't plan it this way - but it kind of looks like a pie chart! I embellished the cut more with stitching and wooden hearts I used pieces from the This is Magic digital cut file to create my title and subtitle. I love script fonts!

Cosmic Swirl Digital Cut File by 17turtles Digital Cut Files Etsy Shop Juliana Michaels

This Is Magic Digital Cut File by 17turtles Digital Cut Files Etsy Shop Juliana Michaels

I love making cards and layouts pretty equally so I couldn't sneak away without making a card too!

Thanks Pumpkin Card by Christine Meyer Guest Designer for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I used the Thankful Pumpkins file to create a fun little dimensional pumpkin. This file breaks down into several layers and instead of gluing each layer down completely, I folded them up so that they have some neat dimension. I love it when you can do something beyond the obvious with a file!

Thankful Pumpkins Digital Cut File by 17turtles Digital Cut Files Etsy Shop Juliana Michaels

Thanks for the opportunity Juliana!

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Thanks so much Christine! I love how you used the Cosmic Swirl cut file and added the "pie chart" design to it and the way you added the dimension to the pumpkin is so clever!

I invite you to visit Christine's blog, Scrapping with Christine, for more inspiring paper crafting and scrapbook projects!

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November 13, 2014

Bath Time Scrapbook Page | Sarah Webb 17turtles Guest Designer

Today, I welcome Sarah Webb from Scropping, as my latest 17turtles Guest Designer. She has such a great style and I really think you are going to love the title work on the scrapbook page that she created to share with us today.

I knew what I wanted to do the minute I saw the Bath Time digital cut files. I was inspired! I love it when a page is already designed in my head before I start - makes it so fast and easy!

Bath Time Scrapbook Page by Sarah Webb Guest Designer for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

The bubbles just needed to be stacked up on the page and there had to be gold. The bubbles were created using patterned paper and some vellum.

Bath Time Digital Cut File by 17turtles Juliana Michaels

For the title - I cut out two of each of the words from cardstock, adhered them together (for added strength) and heat embossed them with gold embossing powder. I had initially tried using glitter but found that I wanted the words too small for the glitter to work well. I also added gold with a little mist splatter.

Bath Time Scrapbook Page by Sarah Webb Guest Designer for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

The duck? Had to be included. He was the perfect addition to my tag!

Bath Time Scrapbook Page by Sarah Webb Guest Designer for 17turtles Digital Cut Files

A big thanks to Juliana for inviting me to play with these cut files! I had a lot of fun!

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If you are looking for more coordinating bath time themed cut files check out Bubble Time, a 12 x12 sized background file that would be perfect for creating a full background of bubbles!

Bubble Time Digital Cut File by 17turtles Juliana Michaels

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November 12, 2014

Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine featuring BoBunny | O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page

I know we all miss our print scrapbook magazines, however, if you are looking for one to fill that void, then I highly recommend Scrapbook Generation's CREATE Magazine. They have done an excellent job of creating a high quality digital magazine that provides you with everything you could want in a scrapbook magazine, including sketches, a wide variety of paper crafting projects, a fabulous reader gallery and more. 

Each month, they also feature one of the top scrapbooking manufacturers in the industry. This month, they are featuring BoBunny throughout the magazine, including everything you ever wanted to know about BoBunny and even how they got their name. They're also featuring projects created by the BoBunny Design Team and I'm pleased to share a look at the double page layout that I created for them using one of the amazing sketches created by Allison Davis.

O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Christmas Collage for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine - November 2014 Issue

O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Christmas Collage for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine - November 2014 Issue

O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Christmas Collage for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine - November 2014 Issue

O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Christmas Collage for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine - November 2014 Issue

O Christmas Tree Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny Christmas Collage for the Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine - November 2014 Issue

I invite you to check out the November issue of CREATE to see the sketch that inspired my layout as well as the rest of the projects created by the talented BoBunny Designers. Oh and one more thing...I'm very excited to share that I am part of the 2015 Scrapbook Generation CREATE Magazine Design Team, so you'll be seeing lots more from me in their magazine starting in January! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!!

November 11, 2014

Fall Frame Home Decor Idea | 3 Birds Design

Thanksgiving is going to be at my house this year and this will be my FIRST time to cook a turkey! I'm a little freaked out by it all, so if you have any tips to share, please feel free to do so.

Before the cooking and baking begins, I decided to get a head start on the decorating. I wanted the table to have a warm and welcoming Thanksgiving feel. However, I didn't want it to take forever to decorate and I did't want it to feel too stuffy. I really just wanted a subtle touch of color and warmth.

To help keep it quick and easy, I reached for the For All Seasons Themed Cards from 3 Birds Design. These cards come in a variety of themes and sizes that are perfect for pocket scrapbooking, but I have found them quite useful for a plethora of other projects including this Fall Home Decor Frame. Along with this frame, I also created a set of Thanksgiving place settings that you can check out on the 3 Birds Blog.

Fall Frame Home Decor by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

I selected several cards from the Autumn set that fit inside the openings of the frame and then trimmed them to fit. For a little touch of texture, I added some machine stitching to some of the pieces. To help me determine where to stitch, I placed the card inside the opening and used a pencil to draw a light line around the opening. This pencil line then helped me to determine where to stitch.

Fall Frame Home Decor by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

The "&" card was a little to small for the opening. My solution? I adhered a scrap of patterned paper to the top and bottom of the card to help it better fit the opening and then added some zig zag stitching to "quilt" them together.

Fall Frame Home Decor by Juliana Michaels for 3 Birds Design

This Fall Frame came together pretty quickly as did the Thanksgiving place settings thanks to the For All Seasons Themed Cards. So, do you like to decorate your table for Thanksgiving? Have you ever made your own decorations using your scrapbook products?  I'd love to see them!

November 10, 2014

Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page | Elle's Studio November Reveal

I love Christmas! I love scrapbooking my Christmas photos and the new Good Cheer collection from Elle's Studio has been perfect for helping me get caught up on scrapping my photos from last year.

Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

The page is up in the Elle's Studio Design Team Inspiration Gallery as part of the November Kit Reveal. There are so many amazing new goodies for you this month. I used several of them on this scrapbook page including the new exclusive November Digital Cut Files and Merry and Bright Printables.

To create this layout, I originally "sketched" it out using the Silhouette Studio Software. This helped me decide where to place the cut files and the printables. I kept all of the files the size they opened up from the original files.

Silhouette Studio Sketch for Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio


I used the Good Cheer Star Of Wonder paper for all of the digital cut files and then backed them with the red striped June paper from the 2014 collection.

Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

This was my first time to use printables and found them to be super easy. I simply printed them onto white cardstock and then cut them out.

Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio

I used the new Numbers Stamp to add the "25" to the December Date Label with red ink. I used the "sketch" I had created to help me position everything. I then used some of the printed bar code strips, wood veneer, die cuts, white thread and machine stitching to complete the design.

I'm pretty sure this is one of my new favorite layouts! Thanks for stopping by today and make sure to head on over to Elle's Studio to check out all of the new November products and the rest of the projects created by the Design Team!

Merry Christmas Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels for Elle's Studio


Elle's Studio Merry and Bright Printables



Elle's Studio November Digital Cut File

Also used on this layout:

Here are the links to all of the new Elle's Studio goodies that are being released for November: