It's that time of year again for us in the USA to dust off our patriotic decor for the upcoming summer patriotic holidays to pay tribute to those who have sacrificed to give us the freedoms we have and then to celebrate our independence. How's your decor holding up? Do you need to replace some of it?
Here are a few various patriotic projects you can quickly whip up using craft vinyl and your ScanNCut. When working on multiple projects at once I like to plan out what designs I'm going to need cut out of each color of vinyl and get them all organized on the same "mat" in ScanNCut canvas and then send them over to my ScanNCut using the wireless transfer. -I love that new feature! While previously using a USB stick to bring my designs back and forth from ScanNCutCanvas to my ScanNCut wasn't hard, THIS is even easier and faster!
- ScanNCut Machine and Accessories
- Red, White, and Blue Craft Vinyl
- Grid Transfer Paper
- Metal Can (I got mine from Michael's, but there are other designs here)
- Chalk Sandwich Chalkboard (another find from Michael's)
- Decorative Letters
- 8" x 8" canvas (mine came with the newsprint already on it, from Michael's of course)
- Embellishments: Flowers, Burlap, etc
- Download the FREE flag, freedom, and USA (used on the can) designs, the stars (on the USA letters are built in patterns in ScanNCut)
You can watch this video of the whole process, or follow along with the instructions below:
1. Load your designs onto the ScanNCut and cut them out. Be sure to do a test cut first to ensure you are only cutting through your vinyl and not through the backing.
4. Apply transfer paper over the entire design, burnish it well with your spatula, remove it from the backing, then take it to your project, burnish it again, and then remove the transfer paper. I really like using the clear grid transfer paper because it makes it much easier to line things up.
You don't always need to use transfer paper though. If your design is simple, and you want a random pattern, just use your vinyl cut outs like a sticker and place them where every you'd like.
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.
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