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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.
46E0EEDE-C808-4ADD-B285-8B40FC7FDB5EStuff the inside of each antler and then continue to glue all the edges closed except for the bottom edge
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). 

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Create a Customized Tea Party.

299101C6-9E51-4AD9-B51D-B12425457AE1I knew when I found this plain children’s tea set that it would be cute to add some vinyl designs to.  It’s easy to layer colored vinyl to create custom designs. -Top the teapot off with some flowers from CanvasWorkspace and it’s great fun for your next tea party.

 

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

Follow the written instructions below or follow along with the video instructions here:

 

  1. In CanvasWorkspace, download the flowers from the “Flower Patterned Tumbler”.   20797D8F-BC01-4A6D-BABB-92A30B9716EB
    Using ScanNCut Transfer or a USB thumb drive, load the flower designs onto your ScanNCut.  Resize the flowers to fit onto the cup and tea pot if needed.  Load white craft vinyl onto the mat, insert it into your ScanNCut machine and cut out 4 of the “open” flowers.
  2. Next, cut out the “closed” flowers out of pink craft vinyl.
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  4. Since the flowers are so small they are easy to pick up like a sticker and layer for placement onto the child size tea set. (TIP: If you are creating larger designs, use transfer tape to layer the vinyl designs.). Place the white “sticker” over the pink one.
    299101C6-9E51-4AD9-B51D-B12425457AE1Then transfer the whole flower “sticker” onto the cup or teapot. 
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  5. Next, create the doilies by downloading the doily from the Tattered Lace Pattern Collection 1 onto your ScanNCut. 0D9B24C9-BDBB-4E0F-A19E-79AEC36D5CF1
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     Resize it if needed and then cut it out of white cardstock.
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    Use the “open” flower from the Flower Patterned Tumbler as a doily for the saucers. EEB5B8E1-3560-4ECB-8309-95F24F167F5E
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  6. Place the remaining colored cardstock onto your craft mat so you can cut out the flowers to go into the tea pot.  
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    On your ScanNCut (or in Canvas Workspace) lay out flowers and leaves from the “Mother’s Day Pop-up Card Box” so that they coordinate with where you placed the cardstock  on the cutting mat.  9EA76AA4-36A2-4DD4-800A-A07373A7C3CD
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  7. Assemble the flowers by layering them with adhesive.
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    Plce the green rectangle into the teapot and mark were it comes out of the top of the teapot. Place the assembled flowers on the top of the green rectangle above the “top of the teapot” mark. Use foam adhesive on some of the flowers to vary the depth. EEB5B8E1-3560-4ECB-8309-95F24F167F5E
    Fold the leaves on the score marks and then adhere them onto the rectangle.EEB5B8E1-3560-4ECB-8309-95F24F167F5E
    Adhere the pearl and bling embellishments to the center of the flowers. 29E17EEF-F1FE-4BE5-848E-C6CF9CAD930E
  8. Place the flowers into the teapot and enjoy your tea party with your favorite little ones.

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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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DesignNCut Winner!

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Giveaway: DesignNCut

DNC Giveaway
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Did you know March is National Craft Month?  Well in honor of that Brother is generously allowing me to giveaway one DesignNCut DC200 machine ($299 value!!!) to one of my awesome blog readers. 

 

Lucky BROTHER Sponsored PostBrother recently sent me my own DesignNCut and here's a video of my unboxing of it and then making my first project...a card!

 

  

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Official Rules: To enter to win, just comment below on this blog post by midnight PST on March 17, 2018. By commenting on this blog post between the dates of March 11, 2018 and March 17, 2018, you are agreeing to the official rules and you agree to provide your name and mailing address to Erin Bassett and Brother International for prize distribution. Prize fulfillment will be done by Brother International.

Eligibility requirements: Open to USA residents 18 and older only. 

A random winner will be chosen via random.org on March 18, 2018 and contacted that day. If potential prize winner does not claim the prize in 48 hours or forfeits the prize, the prize will be re-awarded. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.

Goodluck

A winner has beeen chosen and emailed! 

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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