February 27, 2015

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Welcome to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop!!! I hope you are enjoying a cup of something yummy and warm while you are hopping along!
The Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop has 21 generous Super Sponsors that are giving away some AMAZING prizes and I'm proud to announce that one of those sponsors is 17turtles! I'm giving away a $15 GC to the 17turtles Shop!!!

Here is the full list of the all the Super Sponsors...

And because the hop runs for a full week, they will be awarding Flash prizes throughout the duration of the hop! The Flash announcements will be posted on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Facebook page on a daily basis, so if you haven't joined, I invite you to do so! 

Here is the full list of all of the Flash Sponsors...
Serendipity Stamps
Stamp Academy
Stamps and Scrapbooks
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
The Twinery
Waltzingmouse Stamps

For your chance to win a prize from one of the Super Sponsors or Flash Sponsors all you have to do is link up a newly created spring themed coffee, tea &/or cocoa project using the InLinkz that will be available on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. You can start entering today Friday, February 27th and it will be open until 11:55 PM pacific on Friday, March 6th.

Winners of prizes will be randomly selected from those who participate in the hop and all winners will be announce on Sunday, March 8th on the on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog. 

We do ask that if you participate, please turn OFF Word Verification...PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!

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And if all those chances to win is not enough for you, I'm going to give you one more chance! All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog for the chance to win this awesome little prize package from me! You have until 1:55 PM EST on Friday, March 6th to leave a comment for your chance to win my blog candy!!!

Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop Giveaway on 17turtles

Now let's get onto the project that I created to share with you today. I have to admit, it's been really hard to get into the spring spirit here in Cleveland. It has been so cold and we still have inches of snow on the ground. With that being said, I ended up focusing mostly on the coffee part of things!

I was inspired to create a card and gift card holder (containing a Starbuck's gift card).

With Enough Coffee Anything Is Possible Card and Starbucks Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

I created the title on my card using a combination of letter stickers and a digital cut file - Coffee Possible - that you can download for FREE below! 

With Enough Coffee Anything Is Possible Card and Starbucks Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

I continued the coffee theme by adding some stamping using a fun coffee stain type stamp.

With Enough Coffee Anything Is Possible Card and Starbucks Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

For the gift card, I created a card using one of the cup images from the 17turtles I Love Coffee & Tea Digital Cut File. Below, I have a quick little tutorial for you on how I took that image and turned it into a card.

With Enough Coffee Anything Is Possible Card and Starbucks Gift Card Holder by Juliana Michaels

SILHOUETTE TUTORIAL | Welding A Cut File Image To Create A Card

To create the card shape, begin by opening the I Love Coffee & Tea Cut File and then separating the 2 layers. Next, select which image you want to use to create the card and delete the other one from the mat.

Welding A Digital Cut File Image To Create A Card - Silhouette Tutorial by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

As you can see, I choose the solid shape. Next make a copy of the image and then flip it horizontally. Line up the images so that they are even with each other and then move one of the images until it very slightly overlaps the other image.

Welding A Digital Cut File Image To Create A Card - Silhouette Tutorial by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Once the images are lined up and slightly overlapped, select both images, right click and select weld. This will turn the two shapes into one shape that you can fold in half and use as a card. I created a small pocket on the inside of the card to hold the gift card. I did this by attaching the bottom and two sides of a small rectangular piece of cardstock to the inside of the card.

Welding A Digital Cut File Image To Create A Card - Silhouette Tutorial by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

17TURTLES FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | COFFEE POSSIBLE

You can download this cut file for FREE right HERE.

Coffee Possible Free 17turtles Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels

17TURTLES DIGITAL CUT FILE | I LOVE COFFEE & TEA

I Love Coffee & Tea is available in the 17turtles Shop!

I Love Coffee & Tea 17turtles Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you totally enjoy this fun blog hop! I invite you to play along by creating your own spring themed coffee, tea and/or cocoa project and linking it up on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Spring Blog Hop for a chance to win some fabulous prizes!

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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And speaking of winning, the winner of the $20 Gift Certificate to My Scraps & More is Rebecca Daly!  Congratulations Rebecca!!!! Please contact me on Facebook so that I can get your contact information.
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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!


MY SCRAPS & MORE GIVEAWAY

How would you like to win a $20 Gift Certificate to the My Scraps & More Online Scrapbook Shop?
If your answer is YES, then leave me a comment below telling me what you would buy from the My Scraps & More Shop!
You have until Saturday, February 21 at 12 PM Midnight EST to enter. I will then select one lucky comment to win this amazing prize!

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Don't forget you can save 25% off your regular priced purchase 
with the code 17TURTLES25
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with the code MYSCRAPS25!

Happy shopping and good luck on winning one of the fabulous prizes!!!

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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

enter for your chance to win a 

$20 Gift Certificate to the 17turtles Shop

So make sure you stop by and check them out!

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Audrey Yeager, the owner of My Scraps & More, took over the business in January of 2014 and has significantly grown the customer base and reach of the store, while continuing to add new products and offer great service and sales. Audrey has been a scrapbooker for over 8 years and has served on several manufacturer, kit club, and challenge blog teams. You can visit her blog at: Audreys Reflection.


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This week only, 

17turtles fans can save 25% off 

their regular priced purchase at My Scraps & More 

with code: 17TURTLES25. 

Enter the code at checkout. Offer good February 15-22, 2015.

I invite you to check out My Scraps and More:

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