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Back To School Breakfast!

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The summer’s wrapping up and it’s time for the kids to head back to school! Here’s a quick way to celebrate, whether it’s for their teacher or for them.

 

Supplies:

 

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Video on how to create this project: https://youtu.be/9416dZPxc6w

 

 

Instructions for the mug:

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  1. Place the red and green craft vinyl onto the standard mat and load it into the ScanNCut. image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Download the free cut file.

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Load it onto your ScanNCut by pressing “retrieve data” and then choosing where you downloaded it from.

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  1. Select the designs for the flag by pressing “edit” then select icon with the 3 red boxes.

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Then choose the method to select just part of the designs and crop the flag designs and press “ok.”

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Next press the trash can to delete them.

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  1. Next, press “ok,” then “scan,” then “start.” image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Drag the patterns onto the correct color of vinyl and press “ok” twice.

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  1. Select “cut” and then press the wrench icon. image from www.dropbox.com

Scroll down to “half cut” and select “on.” Then press “ok,” and “start.”

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  1. Unload the mat and remove the vinyl pieces. image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Weed out the vinyl by carefully removing the negative vinyl pieces. image from www.dropbox.com
  3. Cut a piece of the Grid Transfer sheet down to size and then remove the backing. Place it on top of the apple piece, rub over it with your spatula, and then slowly peel if up off of the backing.

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Carefully place the stem and leaf vinyl piece under the apple and transfer sheet, rub it, and peel it up off of the backing.

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  1. Place it onto the mug. image from www.dropbox.com

Rub over the entire design with your spatula to adhere it to the mug.

Slowly peel off just the grid transfer sheet.

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  1. Press the home button on your ScanNCut to reset the machine.

 

 

Instructions for the muffin flag:

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  1. Place the blue, white, red, and green cardstock onto the standard mat and load it into the ScanNCut.
  2. If you haven’t already downloaded the free cut file, do so, and then load it onto your ScanNCut by pressing “retrieve data” and then choosing where you downloaded it from. image from www.dropbox.com
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  3. Select the designs for the vinyl apple by pressing “edit” and then select icon with the 3 red boxes. image from www.dropbox.com
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Then choose the method to select just part of the designs and crop the apple designs and press “ok.”

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Next press the trash can to delete them.

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  1. Next, press “ok,” then “scan.” image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Drag the patterns onto the correct color of paper and press “ok.” image from www.dropbox.com
  3. Select “cut” and then press the wrench icon. image from www.dropbox.com

Scroll down to “half cut” and select “off.” Then press “ok,” and “start.”

  1. Unload the mat and remove the pieces. image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Assemble the flag by turning the blue flag piece face down. Apply adhesive to one side of it. image from www.dropbox.com

Insert the white part of the flag on top of the glue. image from www.dropbox.com

Apply adhesive to the other portion of the blue flag, place the bamboo stick in the center of the flag and then fold the flag in half over the white piece. image from www.dropbox.com

Adhere the centers of the letters and the apple pieces to the flag, and add embellishment if desired. image from www.dropbox.com

                 

Instructions for the sign:

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  1. Place the various colored cardstock onto the standard mat and load it into the ScanNCut. Screenshot 2019-09-07 12.38.43
  2. Open ScanNCutCanvasWorkspace and click on the “Canvas Project/Pattern Collection” icon. image from www.dropbox.com

In the search bar, type “school” find the “Back to School Card” and select it. image from www.dropbox.com

Click on each section of the card to add it to the mat and then close out that window. image from www.dropbox.com

Select and delete the envelope pattern. image from www.dropbox.com

Arrange each of the pieces by selecting it and dragging it into place, grouping patterns you want to be the same color together in correlation to the papers on the mat. image from www.dropbox.com

In the file menu, select “Transfer FCM file via the internet,” them press “ok.” D3AA7FCE-7B4D-4F43-8390-AC7D88AE7522

  1. Next, on your ScanNCut, press “ok,” then “scan.” image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Select and drag the patterns onto the correct color of paper and press “ok.” image from www.dropbox.com

Use the “zoom” magnifying glass to zoom in. image from www.dropbox.com

  1. Select “cut” then “start.” image from www.dropbox.com
  2. Unload the mat and remove the pieces.

 

  1. Ink the edges of the cut outs and add doodles if desired. And then assemble the sign by first adhering the colored pencils to the tan piece and then adhering the pencil tips. image from www.dropbox.com

 

  1. Next, decide on your word, star, and apple placement and adhere them to the sign. image from www.dropbox.com

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 Keychain

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This is a fun craft to do with kids and is perfect for gift giving! You can personalize the colors and designs for each recipient and be as creative with it as you want to be.

 

Supplies:

ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories

Universal Pen Holder

1 Shrink Plastic Sheet

Permanent Colored Markers

Permanent Black Marker

Hole Punch

Key Ring

Jump Rings

Washi Tape (optional)

Eye Ring (optional)

Beads (optional)

Tassel (optional)

 

 

Instructions:

  1. On the ScanNCutDX, Click on “patterns,” then click on the word art icon. Select the design LO-AH06. Keychain2
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  2. Resize it to 5” wide and click “set” to set it on the mat. Then press “ok.” Keychain3
  3. Place the Universal Pen Holder in the stand so that arrows on the stand and pen holder align.Keychain5 Uncap the black permanent marker and place it into the pen holder so that it’s touching the bottom of it. Keychain6While holding down the stand, pull up the dial in the direction of the arrow from the initial position, slowly turn the dial to the left until the pen is firmly secured, and then lower the dial so that the teeth are engaged and the pen is held in place. Take the pen holder out of the stand and insert it into the ScanNCutDX.
  4. Place a sheet of shrink plastic onto the standard cutting mat, adding washi tape to the sides if needed, and insert it into the machine. Keychain19
    Select “draw” and “start” to begin drawing the design on the shrink plastic. Keychain4
      When it’s finished cutting, unload the pen holder and remove the marker.
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  2. On the ScanNCutDX, press the “home” button, and then “ok.” Next, click on “scan” and “direct cut,” select what device you want to use, and then “start” to scan in the design. 20190428_210228
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  3. After it’s scanned, crop the image if needed and click “preview,” and then “ok.” Keychain9
  4. If you desire a border around the design, click the outline icon and set the distance you want and then click “ok.” Keychain10
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  1. Select “cut” and “start” to begin cutting out the design. Keychain12
    Once it’s finished cutting, unload the mat and remove the cut design from the mat.
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  3. Cut two holes in the cut-out…one on top, one on the bottom. Keychain14
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  5. Use a jump ring to add a key ring to the top of the heart. If desired, use jump rings to add beads and a tassel to the bottom of the heart. 20190428_151542
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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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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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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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