17turtles is the go-to place for paper crafting enthusiasts who want to learn more about scrapbooking, card making and all things paper crafting.

Card making example by Juliana Michaels of 17turtles.com

17turtles began in 2008 as a way for me to share my scrapbooking and paper crafting projects. I have continued to do this over the years along with sharing inspiration, tips, tutorials, sketches, and free digital cut files. I believe everyone has a story to share and an inner artist waiting to be set free. Scrapbooking is not only about preserving memories, it's also a creative outlet that can help reduce stress and provides tons of joy and happiness. This is what scrapbooking and paper crafting do for me and I want to help you feel the same way about creating!

If this sounds likes something you'd love to be a part of, then I invite you to sign up for my emails here to get awesome inspiration, tips and tutorials for scrapbook pages, cards, and other craft projects that use scrapbook supplies. I also occasionally share free digital cut files that can be used with a variety of electronic cutting machines such as the Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!


I'm so happy you asked! 17turtles was founded by me, Juliana Michaels. I grew up in a creative household loving art, design, and making things with my hands. I give all the credit for my creativity to my multi-talented Mom who loved to paint, sew and draw. My Mom also photographed our daily lives and kept all of these photos stored and displayed in photo albums. Nearly 20 years ago I found my true passion in paper crafting and scrapbooking.

I've been a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry since 2007 and I've been fortunate to work for many top scrapbooking manufacturers including: BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio, SRM Stickers, Provocraft, Pebbles, Therm O Web and Jillibean Soup. My projects have been published in a variety of magazines and idea books and I've had projects displayed at the Craft and Hobby Association Trade Show. You can view my full, detailed resume here.

Most recently I started a new journey in my creative career and fulfilled a life long dream to create graphics and product design as a graphic artist for Jillibean Soup. When I'm not creating for work, I love to create cards, scrapbook pages and other craft projects.

I've also recently journeyed more into the world of stamping and found a new passion with stamps, inks and coloring mediums. This adventure has given me the opportunity to work for CardMaker Magazine as a magazine contributor and blogger.

Bless You Card by Juliana Michaels featuring Honey Bee Designs Stamps. This card can by found in the Summer 2017 issue of CardMaker Magazine.

On the personal side, I'm married to Danny, my best friend and the love of my life. I'm also mom to two Golden Retrievers named Lincoln and Shirley and an American Paint Horse named Woody. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles, Halloween and antiquing. In my spare time I love crafting, card making, scrapbooking, playing with Lincoln and Shirley, enjoying the outdoors, and reading science and historical fiction.


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