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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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Happy Spring Flower Bucket

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Is the winter blahs getting you down? Make way for springtime with this cute piece of home décor.  It could easily take the place of a wreath on your front door or be used inside or outside your home.

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Video on how to create this project: https://youtu.be/CKZCjhpdpNg

 

Supplies:

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Download the free cut file and load it onto your ScanNCut.

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  1. Place your pieces of vinyl onto the Standard Cutting Mat and load it into the machine.

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  1. Press the “scan” button then “start” to scan in the mat.

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  1. Drag each of the letters onto the correct piece of vinyl. Press “ok”

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  1. Select “cut.” Change the settings by clicking on the wrench tool. Turn “on” the Half Cut. Press “ok.”

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  1. Press “start” to begin cutting.

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  1. Unload the mat and remove all the vinyl pieces.

 

  1. Weed the vinyl by removing the negative vinyl pieces from each piece of vinyl.

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  1. Trim a piece of Grid Transfer Paper to approximately 8”x4” and remove the paper backing. Place the Grid Transfer Paper on top of “happy,” use the spatula to rub over

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  1. Slowly peel up the Grid Transfer Paper which lifts the vinyl off of the backing paper.

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  1. Clean the front of the tin pail with an alcohol wipe. Place the vinyl design onto the front of it.

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  1. Use a spatula to rub over the letters again and then slowly peel up the Grid Transfer Paper.

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  1. Arrange the letters for “spring” onto the Grid Transfer Paper. Use the lines to place the letters exactly where you want them. Use the spatula to rub over the vinyl.

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  1. Slowly peel up the Grid Transfer Paper which lifts the vinyl off of the backing papers.

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  1. Place “spring” below “happy.” Use the spatula to rub over the vinyl and then slowly peel it off.

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  1. Fill your tin pail with flowers.

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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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