Non-Traditional Easter Wreath

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This spring project help get your home ready to celebrate and is a different twist on a standard wreath.

 

Supplies:

ScanNCutDX machine and accessories

12” x 12” White Vinyl

3” x 7” White Vinyl

5” x 12” Light Pink Vinyl

5” x 12” Dark Vinyl

Vinyl Transfer Paper

11” Circular Wood Sign

Self-Adhesive Rhinestones

FREE ScanNCut file: Click HERE to download

 

Instructions:

  1. Place the 12” x 12” white vinyl onto a ScanNCutDx mat and load it into the machine. On your ScanNCutDX, press “pattern.”

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Click on the second icon, scroll down to the icon with the donkey and fairy and press it.

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Scroll down and click on the floral wreath (AR-O036)

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Resize it to 10.5” wide

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Select “cut,” and turn the “half cut” setting on by clicking on the wrench and clicking “on.”

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Press “start.” After it’s finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the vinyl

 

 

  1. Download the free ScanNCut file and load the design onto your ScanNCutDX.

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Delete the banner by selecting it, then clicking “edit,” then “delete.” Next, click “ok” three times.

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Place the 3” x 7” white vinyl onto a ScanNCutDx mat and load it into the machine.

Select “cut” then “start.” After it’s finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the vinyl

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  1. Press the home button and reload the downloaded pattern back onto your ScanNCutDX.

            Delete the words by selecting them, then clicking “edit,” then “delete,” and then “ok.”

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Next, click on “object edit” and increase the number of designs to 2.

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Place the 5” x 12” dark pink vinyl and the 5” x 12” light pink vinyl onto a ScanNCutDx mat and load it into the machine. Next, click “ok” three times.

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Click on “scan” and scan in the cutting mat.

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Drag the two banners into the correct placement. Then press “ok.”

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Select “cut” then “start.” After it’s finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the vinyl

 

  1. Weed out all of the vinyl sheets by removing the negative vinyl. For the banners, keep the dark pink for the outline and the light pink for the centers.

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  1. Cut a piece of transfer paper to 11” x 11” and remove the paper backing. Place the sticky transfer tape on top of the floral wreath and use a scrapper or spatula to burnish it onto the vinyl.

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  1. Slowly peel up the transfer tape to remove the vinyl from the backing.

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Place it so the wreath is centered on the wood sign.

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Burnish it again, and then slowly remove the transfer tape.

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  1. Cut the used transfer tape down to 5” x 11” or use a new piece and remove the backing paper. Place the transfer tape down on top of the dark pink outline of the banner.

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Burnish it onto the vinyl and then slowly peel it up.

Without removing the banner outline, place it on top of the light pink banner pieces.

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Burnish it onto the vinyl and then slowly peel it up.

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Place the two layer banner where desired on the wood sign, burnish it and slowly peel off the transfer tape.

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  1. Use the same transfer tape and same steps to transfer “Happy Easter” on top of the banner.

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  1. Place rhinestones in the flower centers.

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony😉.)

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Happy International Women's Day!

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Not only is it National Craft Month, but today is International Women's Day, so it only makes sense to take some time to art today! I played around and used my ScanNCutDX to create a new piece of artwork for my studio. This a fun project to create, and you can customize it to your space. It’s also a great way to use up scraps of paper and fabric you have in your stash and would be fun to do in an art journal.

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Supplies:

ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories

12” x 12” Canvas

Gesso (optional)

Gel Medium

Glue Stick

12” x 12” Black Cardstock

8.5” x 11” Printer Paper

Paper Trimmer

Paper/Fabric Scraps, Book Pages

Foam Brush

Phrase Stickers

 

Instructions:

NOTE - I used my ScanNCutDX for this project, but other versions of ScanNCut will work too!

  1. Apply Gesso to the canvas if desired. 

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2. Adhere black cardstock to the standard cutting mat.

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3. Load the mat into your ScanNCutDX. Select “Patterns,” then select the lacy icon and then select the lacy lady pattern (AR-O130).

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4. Resize the pattern to 10.50” wide. Select “set” and then “ok.”

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5. Select “cut” and “start” to begin cutting.

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6. Unload the mat from the machine and carefully remove the cut pattern and remaining paper.

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7. Select a variety of paper or fabric scraps to use on your project and tear them into small pieces.

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8. On the back side of the lady diecut, use a glue stick to adhere scraps of paper, fabric, or magazines to the open sections of the pattern and allow to dry.

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9. Cover a piece of printer paper with scraps of paper, fabric or magazines and allow to dry.

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10. Cut five ½” x 11” strips of the collated paper.

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Use gel medium to adhere the strips along the edge of the canvas about ¼” from the edge.

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11. On the lady diecut, trim off any scrap papers that extend beyond the edge of the shape and then use gel medium to adhesive it to the center of the canvas. Allow to dry.

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12. Add word sticker phrases to finish off the project.

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But wait, there’s more…..

Bonus Project!

You still have some collaged papered left, so let’s turn that into a card.

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Supplies:

ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories

Collaged printer paper

Sentiment Stamp

 

Instructions:

1. Trim collaged paper to 8.5” x 4.25”

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2. Fold your collaged paper in half like a card, noting where the center of the front of the card is. Select “ok.”  Choose a shape that will fit your stamp sentiment. For the example I choose the heart.

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3. Adhere the collaged paper to the cutting mat and insert it into the machine. 

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4. Press the “scan” icon to scan in the collage paper.

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5. Move your shape onto the center of the front of the card. Select “cut” and “start” to begin cutting.

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6. Remove the card and stamp the sentiment onto the inside of the card so it shows through the shape you cut out.

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony😉.)

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Awards Show Watch Party!

Award show are upon us…are you having a watch party? Here’ some easy to make pieces that will jazz up your get together and personalize basic party décor. Go from boring to glamours!

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 


Supplies:
ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories
Foil Transfer Starter Kit
5 – 6” Tissue Paper Fan
1 Table Frame
1 Ready-Made Party Centerpiece
2 Black Cardstock
2 Gold Glitter Cardstock
2 Silver Glitter Cardstock
1 White Cardstock
Adhesive
Sewing Machine and Accessories
Printer
Washi Tape
Embellishments
Paper Trimmer or Scissors
FREE ScanNCut patterns:

FREE Printable:

 

N0te: Now I used my new ScanNCutDX machine to create all of these, but if you have an older model of ScanNCut you can use the cut files I created on that.

Instructions:
1. Download all the free patterns. To use them, either save them onto a USB drive and insert it into your ScanNCutDX or open them in CanvasWorkspace and use the ScanNCut Transfer feature to send it to your computer wirelessly.

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2. Cut out the “party stars and circles” patterns from the free downloads by placing the gold cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the “party stars and circles” pattern onto your ScanNCut following the instructions in step 1, then click on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.”

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3. Cut out the “party circles” patterns from the free downloads by placing the gold cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the “party circles” pattern onto your ScanNCut, following the instructions in step 1, then click on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.” Repeat using 1 silver and 1 black piece of cardstock.

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4. Assemble the ready-made tissue paper fans and then adhere a large gold star to the center of each fan.

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5. At your sewing machine, sew down the center of one of the circles, sew off the edge a few stitches and then threw another circle…repeating until you have a chain of circles.

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6. Cut out the “party foil centerpiece” pattern from the free downloads by placing the black cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the pattern onto your ScanNCutDX and then select the scroll pattern and delete it.

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Then cut out the shape by clicking on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.” Do not remove the cardstock once cut.


7. Open up the Foil Transfer Starter Kit. Place the glue pen into the holder and insert it into the machine.
Select “Foil1 (Glue),” follow the instructions on the screen and press start. Remove the glue pen and re-cap it.
Allow to dry.

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Select “Foil2 (Foil).” Follow the instructions on the screen. Place the pressing tool into the holder and insert it into the machine. Place the gold foil sheet, gold side up on top of the dried glue.

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Place the blue protective sheet over the foil and use Washi tape to hold it in place. Press start.
Once it’s finished unload the mat and remove the foil and protection sheet and brush off any gold debris.

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8. Adhere it to the centerpiece.

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9. On your ScanNCutDX click on “patterns” then choose the words category.

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Click on the word “party,” resize it to 3.5” wide and 1.04” high, and add it to the mat.

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Place a sheet of silver cardstock on the standard mat and cut it out.
10. Print the “party hashtag” printable on white cardstock.

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Place the printed paper onto the low tack mat and insert it into the machine.

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Load the “party hashtag” pattern onto your ScanNCutDX. Press the “scan” icon and “start” to scan in the page.

Click on “edit” then use the nudge arrows to line up the pattern with the scanned image.

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Use the Zoom icon to help enlarge the image in order to see it better.

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When it’s lined up, press “ok”
11. Select “Foil1 (Glue),” follow the instructions on the screen and press start. When finished, remove the glue pen and re-cap it.

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Allow to dry completely.
Select “Foil2 (Foil).” Follow the instructions on the screen. Place the pressing tool into the holder and insert it into the machine. Place the gold foil sheet, gold side up on top of the dried glue.

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Place the blue protective sheet over the foil and use Washi tape to hold it in place. Press start.

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Once it’s finished unload the mat and remove the foil and protection sheet and brush off any gold debris.

12. Trim down the party hashtag sign to 4” x 6” and insert it into the frame.

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Enjoy the party!

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony😉.)

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DIY Reindeer Antlers

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Tis the season for fun and whimsy! These antlers are fun to make since you can dress them up and embellish them any way you want. I can just picture someone making personalized ones for their whole family and then taking family photos for holiday cards…too cute!

Supplies:
ScanNCutDX machine and accessories
ScanNCut Brayer
Craft Felt: 4 dark brown, 1 light brown, 1 white, 1 red, 1 green
Hot Glue Gun and Glue
Embroidery Thread
• Embellishments
• FREE Cut file: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Antlers.fcm


Instructions:
Note: In the instructional video that accompanies this project I show how I create my own designs on my tablet and then turn them into ScanNCut files. You can download the finished ScanNCut file for free here: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Antlers.fcm and then skip down to step 3.

You can also watch a video of how to create this project here: https://youtu.be/AfJ4x3Q7niQ

  1. On your tablet in a drawing app, create a design and save it as a .jpg Antler

    2. Open ScanNCut Canvas Workspace (https://canvasworkspace.brother.com) click on the main menu and select “project,” 2
    then click on the “image tracing” icon. 3

     Select “normal tracing.”
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Choose the .jpg file you created and click “ok”
Make any adjustments if needed.
To save it, or transfer it to your ScanNCut machine: click the main menu button, select “download” and then choose “ScanNCut Transfer,” then “close.”
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3. On a Standard Cutting Mat, adhere your felt using the brayer.
Place the mat between the guides and on your ScanNCut click the “load” button.
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4. Click on “retrieve data” then choose the WiFi icon.
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5. Make any adjustments, such as deleting the patterns you are not cutting at this time.
You will need to cut the 4 antlers out using the dark brown felt, the large ear pieces on the light brown felt, the smaller ear pieces on white felt, the bow and holly berries on red felt and the holly leaves on green felt.
To delete patterns: click on “edit” and select the pattern you want to delete. Next click on the trash icon to delete it.
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6. To make sure your patterns are arranged properly to cut on the felt click the “scan mat” icon, then “start.”
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and then click on “edit” then “Object edit” to make any necessary changes.
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To resize: click the “resize” icon and then click the + or – buttons.17To rotate: click the “rotate” icon and then choose how you want to rotate it.16


When finished editing, click “ok” in all the screens and then select “cut.” Make sure the auto-blade is inserted into the blade holder.
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7. When finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the felt pieces.
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8. To get the pattern for the bow: in CanvasWorkspace, click on the “filter” icon, type in “bow” and select “all categories.” Click on the bow project and then click on the “edit in CanvasWorkspace” icon.

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9. Select the butterfly type pattern and delete it.
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Select the bow, left click and choose “ungroup” and then click on the bow and drag it to a new location on the mat. The perforation marks should be left behind. Select all of them and delete them.
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Send the bow pattern to the ScanNCut using ScanNCut Transfer.
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10. Cut out the bow.
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11. To get the pattern for the holly berries: go into “patterns” on the ScanNCut machine.
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Choose the layered patterns icon, then choose the holiday icon.
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Next choose the holly berries,
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change the size if desired,
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then select the “d” pattern and click “set” to add it to the mat. Next select “add” and select “e” and click “set to add it to the mat.
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Send the patterns to the ScanNCut using ScanNCut Transfer.
Apply red felt to the cutting mat, insert it into the machine and cut the berries out.
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12. To get the pattern for the leaves: delete the berries and then choose “add” and select each of the leaves, “set” them on the mat, and then cut them out. 40

 

To assemble the antler headband:
13. For the antlers…
Add embroidery stitches to desired pieces of felt.
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Using hot glue, glue the edges of each of the front and back antlers together leaving a large area open.
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Apply hot glue to the inside bottom edge and then adhere it to the headband. Repeat for other antler.


14. For the ears…
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the backside of the white ear and adhere it to the center of the light brown ear.
Apply hot glue to the left bottom corner of the ear and fold it to the bottom middle of the ear. Apply hot glue to the right bottom corner of the ear and fold it to the bottom middle of the ear.
Apply hot glue to the bottom edge of the ear, fold it backwards and adhere it to the headband, repeat steps for the other ear.
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15. For the bow…
Apply hot glue to each of the side tabs and then fold them in so the tabs adhere in the center.
Wrap the long tab around the center of the bow and use hot glue to adhere it in place. Adhere it to the headband.
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16. For the leaves…
Apply a small amount of hot glue to the tip along the center cut overlap the piece on the other side of the cut line. Repeat for the remaining leaves. Embroider leaves if desired and adhere them to the headband.
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17. Use hot glue to add any other embellishments to the headband.

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Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony😉.)

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Thankful Home Décor...Using the Vinyl Roll Feeder on my ScanNCutDX

Fall is a great time to refresh your home décor! While this sign may look like it took a lot of work, thanks to the ScanNCutDX Roll Feeder it was a piece of cake!

Here's a video of how I made it, and the written instructions are below.

ThankfulSupplies:
ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories
• CanvasWorkspace for PCs (Mac version coming soon!)
• 6 foot x 10 inch board
• Primer: Valspar All-Weather Exterior Primer Sealer
• Paint Valspar SeasonPLUS Exterior Paint : in Fiesta.
Sandpaper
Paint brushes or rollers
• 1 Black Brother Vinyl Roll (6 feet)
• Yellow and Red vinyl sheets
• Brother Grid Transfer Tape
FREEThankful” and “leaves” patterns

 

 

I had some help preparing this project. 😁

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Instructions:
1. Sand the board to remove any splinters or rough edges. Thankful11

2. Paint a coat of primer over the entire board and allow to dry. I used an exterior primer to protect from the elements.Thankful12

3. Paint board with orange paint and allow to dry before repeating the process until you reach full coverage. I used an exterior latex paint to protect from the elements when displayed outdoors.Thankful13

4. On the ScanNCutDX machine, click on “roll feeder,” then follow the instructions in step 1 to set it up with the black roll of vinyl installed. Thankful14
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5. Download the FREE patterns: https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/leaves.fcm
https://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/THANKFUL.fcm
Load “Thankful” onto your ScanNCutDX by clicking on step 2. Thankful15Click where you are getting the pattern files from. Thankful15b(Note: I saved them to my computer and used ScanNCut CanvasWorkspace PC Edition to send them wirelessly over the internet to my machine. You can also save it to a USB drive and insert it into the machine or plug you computer directly into your machine.)


6. Select “cut” and then “start” to have the design cut out. Thankful16(Tip: if you haven’t cut this material in your machine yet you will want to perform a test cut to make sure it cuts correctly.)
Unload the project when it’s finished cutting.
Remove the roll feeder.


7. Remove the negative areas of vinyl from the pattern and trim off any excess vinyl. Thankful17

8. Begin to peel back the backing from the grid transfer tape about two inches and line it up with the top of the vinyl pattern. Thankful18While holding the project firmly with the left hand smooth out the layers of grid transfer tape and vinyl pattern to adhere the transfer tape to the top of the vinyl. Thankful18b Thankful18c
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9. Burnish the grid transfer tape onto the vinyl using your nails or a spatula. Thankful19

10. Carefully peel back the transfer tape and vinyl. Thankful110

11. Line up the design so that it’s centered on the board and burnish it again so the vinyl sticks to the board. Thankful111

12. Carefully and slowly lift off the transfer tape. Thankful112

13. To cut out the leaves, load the pattern onto your ScanNCutDX or use the built in leaves in the “pattern” section. Thankful113If you choose to use the downloaded ones, click on “retrieve data” choose where you’re retrieving it from and then select the leaves pattern. Thankful113b

14. Place a sheet of vinyl onto the mat and load it into the machine. Thankful114

15. Select “ok” until you get to the cut screen and then select “cut.”
Next, click on the wrench icon to adjust your settings. Thankful115aScroll down to Half Cut and select “on” then click “ok” and “start.” Thankful115b

Using a remnant piece of vinyl? Thankful15cScan in the vinyl remnant on your mat by clicking on the “scan” icon. Thankful115dOnce it’s finished scanning you will see the remnant on the screen and can move the leaves onto the remaining vinyl to be cut out.


16. Once the leaves are finished cutting, unload the mat and then weed out the negative vinyl. Thankful116

17. Apply the leaves like stickers to the board. Thankful117

Disclosure: Erin is a paid consultant and has received  products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

This post contains affiliate links. If you buy from these links it won't cost you a penny more but Erin will make a little bit of money (not enough for a pony). 

ERIN Sig