ABOUT

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


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. Making, crafting, creating, or whatever you want to call it, is my creative outlet. It helps me reduce stress, but it ultimately fills me with joy and happiness. If this is what crafting does for you, then you should feel right at home here!


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SO WHO IS THE CREATIVE BEHIND 17TURTLES?

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. Over 20 years ago I was introduced to scrapbooking by a dear friend. At the time, I had no idea that paper crafting would become one of my true passions or that I would become a project designer in the paper craft/scrapbook industry. Since 2007 I've been fortunate to work for many top scrapbooking and card making manufacturers and designers. You can view my full, detailed resume here.

Over the years, my style has evolved and my interests in different types of paper crafting have changed. What initially began as a love of scrapbooking, transitioned into card making and other types of paper crafting. Then, several years ago, I fell in love with mixed media and a slightly grungy, vintage style that really feels like home to me. I truly love making, playing with new products, trying new techniques and sharing my love of making with others!



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. I have a fondness for coffee, Mexican food, turtles, Halloween, Christmas and antiquing. In my spare time I love crafting, card making, playing with Lincoln and Shirley, enjoying the outdoors, and reading science and historical fiction.


LET'S BE FRIENDS!

I'd love to be crafty friends! Wouldn't you? If so, feel free to follow me on Instagram or sign up to receive an email when I share a new blog post that includes awesome cardmaking and paper crafting ideas, inspiration, tips and techniques! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at julianamichaels@gmail.com.