Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine | November 2015

I have some great news to share with you today! The Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine November 2015 issue is now live. As I've shared before, this magazine is great 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 November 2015

As one of their Design Team Members I have three projects in this month's issue and today I'm sharing a sneak peek to entice you to check out this awesome digital scrapbooking and paper crafting magazine.

For all three of my projects, I stuck with a Christmas theme and used the Santa Dear collection from Photo Play.  I created a layout based on the color challenge and then a card and tag using the card and tag sketches in this month's issue. Here is a peek at the card I made...

Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels for Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine November 2015

So what are you waiting for? Head on over and check out the Scrapbook Generation Create Magazine November 2015 issue. I hope you'll check out the magazine to see my full creations, along with the rest of the amazing projects created by the very talented Scrapbook Generation Design Team. You are sure to be inspired!

Merry Christmas | Christmas Titles, Fonts and Digital Cut File

Over a year ago, I created and shared a set of Christmas Titles and Fonts along with a set of digital cut files. After spending a lot of time recently designing Christmas themed products and projects I was inspired to put together another set of some of my favorite fonts along with a set of digital cut files and share them with you as a bit of an early Christmas present.

Just like the original Christmas Titles and Fonts you will find the link to the fonts I used below. Some of them are free and some of them are not free. For those of you who don't want to buy the fonts, I have you covered with a digital cut file I created that you can download and use with your electronic cutting machine.

Christmas Titles and Fonts 2  by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

Free Fonts

Not Free

FREE DIGITAL CUT FILE | CHRISTMAS TITLES 2

Christmas Titles 2 Free Digital Cut File by Juliana Michaels 17turtles.com

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 your own personal use. Please refer to my terms of use for more information if you wish to use these for more than your own personal projects. If you have questions, concerns or comments about my digital cut files, please feel free to leave me a message in the comment section.

I hope you enjoy this Christmas titles and font share, as well as the digital download. Merry Christmas!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015

Hello everyone and welcome to the 5th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! This is my first time to participate with this hop and I'm very excited to share my handmade project with you. This hop is all about sharing ideas with you for handmade gifts that you can create this holiday season. You will find over 80 ideas, along with tutorials for each project, to inspire you from a variety of bloggers and manufacturers. To make this hop even more fun, they have all gotten together to provide a huge crafter's prize package worth over $600! Make sure to check out all the details below on how to enter the giveaway and how to continue to your next destination on the blog hop.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

In my family, handmade Christmas ornaments are something we have created, gifted and treasured since I was a little girl. Some of the ornaments made and given to me by my Grandma and Mom are some of my most treasured! Because of this tradition, I wanted to share with you a set of Christmas ornaments that I created along with a tutorial on how to add a gorgeous gold foil touch to them using Therm O Web's iCraft DecoFoil. After the tutorial, you can see the other three ornaments that I created.
  
Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornaments Tutorial

Supplies:
Wooden Frame Ornaments - Hobby Lobby
Patterned Paper, Stickers - Photo Play | Dear Santa
Other: Ribbon, Jute, Jingle Bells

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

1.  Remove the ribbon and take out the inside parts of the frame. Set these pieces to the side.

2. Apply iCraft DecoFoil Liquid Transfer Adhesive along the outside edge of the frame. Apply a nice coating of the adhesive. but wipe away an excess that gets on the front or back side of the frame. Allow the glue to dry until it becomes clear and tacky. Drying time will vary depending upon how thick you apply the glue.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

3.  After the glue is dry, lay a piece of Deco Foil on the edge and rub over it to help it stick to the glue. 

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

4.  Peel off the foil and repeat this process along all four sides of the frame until each side is covered with gold foil.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

5.  To foil the inside of the frame, apply foil to a piece of cardstock using iCraft Hot Melt Adhesive and a laminator.

For full details on this process please check out my Deco Foil Die Cuts Tutorial

6.  Once you have the foil adhered to the cardstock, take the inside piece from the frame, lay it onto the foiled cardstock and trace around it with a pencil.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

7.  Cut along the traced line to cut out the shape. You are now ready to place this inside the frame.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

8.  To cover the frame, cut a piece of patterned paper to the size of the frame. Ink the edges of the paper if desired and then adhere it to the frame using Therm O Web XL Tape Runner.

Altered Wood Frame Christmas Ornaments Tutorial featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Photo Play Dear Santa by Juliana Michaels

9. To embellish the frame, adhere stickers with 3D Foam Squares to pop them up and to add extra depth and dimension.

10. Top off each ornament with a ribbon bow and use a piece of jute to tie on a pair of jingle bells.

There you have it, your very own handmade Christmas Ornament!

Here are the other three ornaments I created using the wood frames.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Each ornament is slightly different and I can't wait to give them to my family as Christmas presents this year.

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

Altered Wooden Christmas Ornament Frames by Juliana Michaels featuring Therm O Web Deco Foil and Adhesives

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on creating your own handmade Christmas ornaments using simple wood frame ornaments and Therm O Web Deco Foil.

Now, here is the awesome prize package I mentioned worth over $600! There are some amazing products in this package that will certainly help you make this holiday handmade! 

To enter, use the Rafflecopter widget below...

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2015 Prize Package

These are the amazing sponsors who helped make this amazing prize package possible.
Handmade Holidays Blog Hop Sponsors 2015

SPONSORS LIST:
Clearsnap
Tombow
Graphic45
Walnut Hollow
rukristin Papercrafts
The Twinery
ICE Resin
Thermoweb
Buttons Galore
Stencil1
DecoArt
Spellbinders

Enter the giveaway here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, it's time for you to continue the hop and check out more amazing projects and inspiration. I invite you to visit all the links in the hop and give the gift of handmade this holiday season!




Linked and Shared:
Tip Junkie
The Pink Junkie
Snap Creativity

My Creative Scrapbook | November Main Kit Scrapbook Page Ideas Part 1

So did you and your family get to an apple orchard this fall? We found an awesome orchard that is about 30 minutes from where we live called Quarry Hill Orchard and it was the perfect apple orchard for us. I've been to many of them over the years and I really prefer the ones that keep the focus on the apples with apple picking and apple cider!

This particular orchard was even dog friendly and allowed us to bring Lincoln. He experienced his first apple and even had a little taste of apple cider. He loved them both!

To help me capture the memories of this special day, I used the My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit.

Apples Fall Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit

I die cut several of the patterned papers from the kit using MFT Stamps Cross-Stitch Circle Stax. I love how these dies continued the cross stitch theme that is already on the background paper I used. 

Apples Fall Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit

To further continue the stitching theme, I also used my sewing machine to add a little stitching. If you don't have a sewing machine you could also do some hand stitching or even draw them using a marker.

Apples Fall Scrapbook Page by Juliana Michaels featuring My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit

Here is a peek at the My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit that I used to create the layout I shared with you all today. It is full of awesome products from Photo Play, Carta Bella, Heidi Swapp, Echo Park, and Simple Stories.

Make sure to visit the My Creative Scrapbook Design Team Gallery for even more inspiration from the rest of the MCS Design Team.

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit

My Creative Scrapbook offers several monthly kits and subscription options. No matter what your style is, you are sure to find a kit that is perfect for you! My Creative Scrapbook is now accepting new members. Visit My Creative Scrapbook to learn more.

My Creative Scrapbook | Guest Designer and Sneak Peeks

Happy November friends! Today, I have some fun news to share with you. I am guest designing for My Creative Scrapbook this month! I was asked to create and share some projects with you using their fabulous November Main Kit.

Here are a some sneak peeks of the four projects I made using the November Main Kit. I invite you to visit the My Creative Scrapbook to check out the full reveal on November 5. 

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels

This kit contains some awesome papers from Photo Play and Carta Bella along with some cool embellishments from Heidi Swapp, Echo Park and Simple Stories. Everything in the November Main Kit is coordinated perfectly to use with all your fall and Thanksgiving themed photos!

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Sneak Peek by Juliana Michaels

I can't wait to share the full reveal with you starting on November 5! Until then, here are some more sneak peeks of projects from some of the other design team members. To see more sneak peeks from their Creative Kit and Limited Edition Kit, visit the My Creative Scrapbook blog.

My Creative Scrapbook November Main Kit Sneak Peeks