February 23, 2015

Multiple Ways To Use The Same Digital Cut File | A Silhouette Cameo Tutorial

Happy Monday 17turtles Fans! I hope you had a great weekend. I had a wonderful weekend despite the cold weather and snow here in Cleveland. This kind of weather is perfect for staying inside and scrapbooking!

Today, I'm sharing a new layout using a new 17turtles Cut File Y Yes No. 1, that just became available in the 17turtles Shop. I'm also sharing some fun options on how to use this cut file beside how I used it on this layout.

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

I created Y Yes No. 1 so that it could be used in multiple ways to create a fun design for the background of a scrapbook page.  I love the idea of filling in shapes with different colors and patterns. It makes me feel like I'm using more of my stash of papers and in my book, that is always a good thing!

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | Y YES NO. 1

17turtles Digital Cut Files Y Yes 1 Background

As you can see from the image of the cut file above, there are 2 different colors. With ALL 17turtles Cut Files, different colors indicate that there are separate layers. This file has 2 different layers! On the layout that I created, I opened the file in Silhouette and then moved the top layer off to the side so that it would not be cut.

Different colors and different layers with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I then cut the bottom layer darker from a piece of kraft cardstock and used the cut shapes on my layout. To help me position the shapes on my background paper, I used the large negative piece as a template.

For the next step, I switched the layers and placed the top layer onto the mat. I then selected the layer, right clicked and then ungrouped the shapes.

Ungrouping images with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

By ungrouping the shapes, I was then able to use the Fill Color option to play around and help me decide which pieces I wanted to cut from what color of patterned paper. Once I was happy with things,  I deleted the rest of the shapes that I did not want to cut.

Using the Fill Color Option with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

I then grouped each of the same colored shapes together and placed them in different corners of the mat. To help save paper, I cut pieces of paper that are just slightly larger than the grouped areas and place the paper onto the mat for cutting in that area. That way, I can cut all of the different colors at the same time.

Grouping and Cutting with 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Now, another fun option for this cut file is to use only the bottom layer and throw away the inside cut pieces (or save them for another project). You can then back the openings with different colors and patterns.

17turtles Digital Cut File Y Yes No. 1 Option 1

Another option would be to only use the top layer as a background. You could again, not the inside pieces or you could fill the openings. The cut file really has so many wonderful options!

17turtles Digital Cut File Y Yes No. 1 Option 2

The other cut file that I used on this layout is called Love Always and I used it to create my title.

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | LOVE ALWAYS

17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always

I simply cut the words from white cardstock and then attached them to my layout.

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

Love Anniversary Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Love Always and Y Yes No. 1 Background

So which way would you use the Y Yes No. 1 Cut File? Let me know in the comments below and I'll pick one lucky reader to win the Y Yes No. 1 Cut File!

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February 17, 2015

17turtles + My Scraps & More Giveaway

As you know, 17turtles has teamed up with My Scraps & More this week! I hope you have been visiting the My Scraps & More blog to check out the amazing layouts created by their Design Team using 17turtles Cut Files and I hope that you are leaving a comment each day for your chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the 17turtles Shop! Today, I have another awesome GIVEAWAY for you!


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February 16, 2015

Valentine's Day Scrapbook Page Ideas With Digital Cut Files

Hi there! Suzanna here to share with you a love-ly layout created using two great Valentine's/love cut files from 17turtles. Now that Valentine's Day has come and gone and you have some great pictures to scrap, what better compliments than 17turtle cut files?!

Simply Us Scrapbook Page by Suzanna Lee featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Running Arrows and Speech Bubble Love

When you purchase the Running Arrows cut file, you are actually getting more than just a background! There are two files incorporated into one; the background repeated arrows and separate arrows which you can either overlay on your project or separate. I have done both here on my layout. I overlaid a different color arrow on the top right and then used it separately on the ampersand paper.

Simply Us Scrapbook Page by Suzanna Lee featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Running Arrows and Speech Bubble Love

The other file I used on this layout and would be great for a love or Valentine's day themed layout is Speech Bubbles Love. Four GREAT files for one low price! The great thing about Juliana's files is that they are so incredibly easy to elongate, shrink, enlarge or manipulate in any way that you need to to have them work on your layout.

Simply Us Scrapbook Page by Suzanna Lee featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files Running Arrows and Speech Bubble Love

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILES | RUNNING ARROWS


17turtles Digital Cut File Running Arrows

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILES | SPEECH BUBBLES LOVE


17turtles Digital Cut File Speech Bubbles Love

Be sure to stop by my personal blog next week for another love layout. Juliana created a Custom Cut File just for me (be sure to check out how to have one created just for you!) to use on a layout of my Mum and Dad on their wedding day!

Do you see how you could use either of these great cut files with any of the pictures you took this weekend? Or perhaps, pictures from just an ordinary day, like the one I used here?

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February 15, 2015

17turtles + My Scraps & More Team Up

Starting today, February 15, 17turtles is teaming up with the Design Team at My Scraps and More for a week of inspiration and prizes! This team up will continue through Saturday, February 21. I invite you to visit the My Scraps and More Blog everyday this week to see what their Designers have created using 17turtles Cut Files and

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February 12, 2015

Cut It Up Technique | Get The Most Out Of Your Background Digital Cut Files

Do you use background digital cut files on your projects? Maybe you aren't sure what to do with them besides the obvious use as a background. Maybe you're wondering how many times you would want to use the same background. If you are on the fence about buying these types of cut files, keep reading.  I think you are going to look at them a little differently from now on! 

Today, I'm sharing a fun new way to use background digital cut files that will help you get the most out of them and it that is sure to get your creative juices flowing!

Good Times Rainbow Loom Scrapbook Page Fun with Background Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files

CUT IT UP TECHNIQUE WITH BACKGROUND DIGITAL CUT FILES


I started with the 17turtles X Marks The Spot Background Cut File and cut it from white cardstock using my Silhouette Cameo. However, instead of using it as one large piece on my background, I cut it into pieces to let it look like it was hanging off the sides of my page. I still used it as a background element, but this technique helps you get a little more out of a cut file by giving you a different way to use it. I always like to get the most out of my crafty stash, don't you?

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILES | X MARKS THE SPOT

X Marks The Spot Background 17turtles Digital Cut File

Good Times Rainbow Loom Scrapbook Page Fun with Background Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files

Good Times Rainbow Loom Scrapbook Page Fun with Background Digital Cut Files by Juliana Michaels featuring 17turtles Digital Cut Files

So what did you think? Are you seeing background cut files in a whole new light? What are some ways that you can think of or that you have used cut files that are different than there original purpose? I'd love to here about them and even see them!

Thanks for stopping by today!