Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop + Downloadable Coffee Themed Cut File

Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop


I'm so happy to be playing along with the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I hope you are enjoying something a warm and yummy beverage as you hop along!

The Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop started today Friday, September 25 and will run through Friday, October 2nd. The theme for this hop is Fall and I immediately knew I wanted to incorporate the many beautiful warm colors that I associate with fall - orange, yellow, red and brown. To do this was super easy using the new Carta Bella Fall Blessings collection.

For more details about the hop, see the bottom of this post.

Good Days Start With Coffee And You Card by Juliana Michaels for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop featuring Carta Bella, MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio and Therm O Web

I began by die cutting my coffee cup using my But First Coffee Digital Cut File that you can download and use for your next coffee themed project. I then layered the pieces and attached them to my card base. All of the patterned papers that I used on this card are from the Carta Bella Fall Blessings collection.

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE |  BUT FIRST COFFEE

But First Coffee Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

To create my sentiment I used the My Favorite Things Stamps LLD Perk Up stamp set. I just love all the sentiments in this set!

Good Days Start With Coffee And You Card by Juliana Michaels for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop featuring Carta Bella, MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio and Therm O Web

To me gold is a perfect accent color for all things fall, so I decided to add a touch of gold by stitching around the outside edge of my card using gold thread and my sewing machine!

The final, and really only, embellishment I added was a touch of gold to a piece of Elle's Studio wood veneer. I applied a coat of Therm O Web's Deco Foil Liquid Adhesive and allowed it dry until it was crystal clear. This takes about 15 minutes depending on how thick you apply the glue. I then applied Therm O Web's iCraft Deco Foil Transfer Sheet in Gold.  Wa-la...a beautiful gold accent piece!

Good Days Start With Coffee And You Card by Juliana Michaels for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop featuring Carta Bella, MFT Stamps, Elle's Studio and Therm O Web

Here are the details for the Fall Coffee Lovers Blog Hop:
If you want to play along all you have to do is create a new fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project and then head over over to the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog to link it up. Anyone is welcome to link up any time between Friday, September 25 and will run through Friday, October 2nd @ 11:59 pm pacific. There are no limits to the number of entries. The more the merrier! By linking up your newly created fall themed coffee, tea or cocoa project, you become eligible to win a prize from one of their amazing Super Sponsors! By the way, National Coffee Day is Tuesday, September 29th.
All the specific details can be found on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers Blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you enjoy the But First Coffee Digital Cut File I shared with you!

Ruby Rock-It Guest Designer | Rose Cluster Downloadable Cut File

Hello everyone! I'm excited to share that I'm guest designing with Ruby Rock-It this month. They sent me the super cute and fun Happy Days collection to create with. Today, I'm sharing the two scrapbook page I created for my guest post and that were up on the Ruby Rock-It blog yesterday.

Love First Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Ruby Rock-it Happy Days Collection

For my first layout, I wanted to keep the focus on the photo of my niece on the day of her First Communion. I went with a rather simple design and created a small cluster of embellishments from the Happy Days collection. I felt like the layout still needed something to balance it, so I created a digital cut file called Rose Cluster. The floral design of the die cut mimicked the flowers in the collection and by cutting it from white cardstock and placing it behind the photo and embellishment cluster, it helped to balance the placement of the photo and to draw your eye to the photo.

Love First Communion Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Ruby Rock-it Happy Days Collection

You can download Rose Cluster for use on your own projects! Enjoy!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | ROSE CLUSTER 

Rose Cluster Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

For my second layout, I was inspired to create a quilt like pattern because of the Happy Days Patchwork paper. I simply cut four squares from the paper and stitched around each square to further enhance the "quilt" like feel. I then centered my photo in the middle of the squares and added some of the fabulous Happy Days embellishments. I especially loved the die cuts with glitter on them!


The jar embellishment was fussy cut from the Captured Moments paper. I then added the twine bow, Happy Days Droplets and Die Cuts.


I hope you enjoy the downloadable digital cut file - Rose Cluster - that I shared with you today and the projects that I created as part of my guest post with Ruby Rock-it! I also want to thank Ruby Rock-It for having me as a Guest Designer!

Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine | September 2015

I have some great news to share with you today! The Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine September 2015 issue is now live. As I've shared before, this magazine is an amazing source for scrapbooking and card making inspiration. It is available to download and enjoy right now, so don't wait any longer to check it out!

Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine September 2015

As one of their Design Team Members I have two projects in this month's issue and today I'm sharing some sneak peeks to entice you to check out this awesome digital scrapbooking and paper crafting magazine...
The first project I created is based on one of the awesome sketches in this month's issue. It is a two page layout sketch, but I switched it up and did a single page layout. I finally used some of the Pebbles Happy Days collection that I have been hoarding. It is such a fun and cheery collection and was perfect for the photos and memories that I recorded on this layout!

Sneak Peek of project by Juliana Michaels in the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine September 2015

The other layout that I created for this issue was for the Theme Challenge. Any guesses on what the theme might have been? If you take a peek at my sneak, I'm sure you'll guess...it was Halloween or Fall. I, of course, had to pick Halloween! I used a combination of fun Halloween themed products from Echo Park, Tim Holtz and EK Success to create my layout.

Sneak Peek of project by Juliana Michaels in the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine September 2015

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and check out the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine September 2015 issue. There are so many amazing projects in this issue from the talented Create Magazine Design Team. I know you will love it and be inspired!

Scrap Our Stash September Guest Sketch Artist

Any one who knows me really well, knows that I love Mexican food! One of my favorite things to eat is stuffed poblano peppers and I usually only get them when we go out to eat. Last year, I decided to try making them at home and loved how they turned out. The fried versions are still my favorite, but after almost having a major mess involving the grease, I knew that I needed to find a different recipe for making them at home. That is when I came across this awesome Stuffed Poblano Peppers recipe from the Cottage Mama. It was really easy to make and I didn't almost catch the house on fire!

Too Good Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio - Scrap Our Stash September Challenge

I created this Too Good layout to play along with the Scrap Our Stash September Challenge.  I'm very happy to share that I'm this month's Guest Sketch Artist! Along with the fun challenge - use 3 School Supplies on your layout - I also created a sketch for everyone to use. I invite you to head on over to the Scrap Our Stash blog and check out all the great details about the challenge and this month's prize!

Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog Guest Sketch Artist

To play along with the challenge, I really had to dig into my stash and put my thinking cap on to find some school supplies that would work. Since we don't have children, we don't really have a lot in the way of school supplies in the house, but I was able to come up with 3 supplies that I think fit the challenge perfectly.

1. Graph paper - I found an entire pad of it in my stash and I'm pretty sure I'll be using it again in the near future!

Too Good Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio - Scrap Our Stash September Challenge

2. Paper clip - Yes, it's gold, but it sure is pretty!

Too Good Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio - Scrap Our Stash September Challenge

3. Crayons - Last but not least, I used a green crayon to draw a border of little stars all around the outside edge of my layout.

Too Good Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring Elle's Studio - Scrap Our Stash September Challenge

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you'll play along with this month's Scrap Our Stash September Challenge. I can't wait to see what you all create based on the sketch and challenge!

Throwback Thursday | Halloween Flower Pot Witch

Hello and welcome friends! Today, I'm doing a little Throwback Thursday for you and sharing one of my favorite Halloween projects from the past. Check out this cute Halloween Flower Pot Witch that I made way back in 2012.  I created her using small clay flower pot and wooden ball. The original instructions were posted with a Flower Pot Angel that I made.  For my Halloween edition, I just went for Halloween themed papers and switched up the design a bit to create a cute little witch instead of an angel!

Flower Pot Witch Halloween Craft Home Decor by Juliana Michaels

Flower Pot Witch Halloween Craft Home Decor by Juliana Michaels

So who else is in the mood and working on Halloween decorations? I know I am and I've started a few projects that I'll be sharing soon! Thanks for stopping by!

Besties | Free Digital Cut FIle

I recently had the awesome pleasure of meeting Katrina Hunt in person and attending a weekend crop at Scrapbook Generation. I'm originally from Missouri, which is where Scrapbook Generation is located, so I decided to incorporate meeting her and attending the crop during a trip to see my family. It was a wonderful weekend and one I will always treasure! It's so wonderful to meet people and learn how truly awesome they are. I truly believe that I have a new best friend for the rest of my life!

Besties Friends Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny and Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

While we were there, we of course had to take a selfie. Katrina printed it and then we each scrapbooked it. Katrina posted her She #Roadtripped layout last week. Today, I'm sharing my take on it using the BoBunny Sweet Life collection along with lots of fun embellishments, including a doily just for Katrina!

Besties Friends Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny and Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

To create the title, I used Therm O Web's Deco Foil and Hot Melt Adhesive. If you are interested in how I did this, you can check out the Foiled Die Cut Tutorial I created and shared on the Therm O Web blog.  It's one of my favorite ways to work their foil, however, I have branched out and tried some new techniques that I will be sharing with you very soon!

Besties Friends Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring BoBunny and Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Supplies:
Laminator
Enamel Shapes and Dots: Chickaniddy

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As a little gift for you, I have put together a free cut file for you to download that includes the Besties title I used on my layout. Enjoy!

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | BESTIES

Besties Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

I hope you enjoyed today's post and that you enjoy using the Besties Digital Cut File I shared with you today! Remember you can always tag me on social media if you create something with one of my cut files. I love to see what everyone creates with them!

If you are interested in more digital cut files to download, check these out...

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | NUMBERS FEST

Number Fest Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | HELLO SUMMER

Hello Summer Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | COFFEE CUP SHAKER CARD

Coffee Cup Shaker Card Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Therm O Web | Deco Foil Embossed Wedding Cards

Hi all! I want to let you know about the awesome team up going on right now over on the Therm O Web blog. All this week, the Therm O Web design team is sharing projects created with the beautiful Carta Bell Rustic Elegance collection!

Today, it's my turn to share and I have a trio of Foil Embossed Wedding Cards that I created. I also put together a video tutorial on how I created one of the cards and I share the technique that I used to create the Deco Foil embossed background.


I also wanted to let you know that Therm O Web is having an amazing iCraft® Deco Foil™ Giveaway to celebrate their team up with Carta Bella. You can win your choice of win 7 Deco Foil™ Transfers sheets along with a pack of their Hot Melt Adhesive, Foam Adhesive and Liquid Adhesive! You’ll be able to get crafting and make some fun projects with this prize, including cards using the Deco Foil Embossed background that I created on my cards!