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FREE Updated Calendar Cut Files

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Just a head’s up that this calendar project cut-file freebies have been updated for 2020!

So download the files HERE...and get the instructions HERE.

Happy New Year!🎉

 

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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Winter Birthday Card

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Do you know someone with a December birthday that always gets their special day eclipsed by winter holidays? Make them this birthday card to let them know you care.

 

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

  1. In CanvasWorkspace, activate the Tattered Lace Pattern Collection 11 and select it under “Pattern Collection”

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Choose the poinsettia pattern

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  1. Select the flowers and it will appear on you mat

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  1. Right click on the leaf and choose “duplicate” to increase the number of leaves on the mat.

Send the patterns over to your ScanNCutDX by clicking on “file,” and “transfer FCM file via the internet.”

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  1. On you ScanNCutDX machine. Click “retrieve data.”

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Then click on where you’ve sent the data from, in this case the computer.

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  1. Click “ok,” then select “cut.”

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And then press start

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After it’s finished cutting, press “ok” and then press the “mat” button to unload the mat.

  1. Repeat these steps for all the poinsettia pattern pieces.
  2. For the “merry birthday,” download the pattern, then in CanvasWorkspace click on “file” and “Import from your computer.” Locate the pattern you downloaded and click “ok.”

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Next, send it over to your ScanNCutDX by clicking “file” and “transfer FCM File via the internet.”

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  1. On your ScanNCutDX choose “retrieve data”

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Then click on where you’ve sent the data from, in this case the computer.

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Click “ok”

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  1. To assemble the card, fold the 6” x 12” blue green card base in half and add gold washi tape around the edges of the front of the card.

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  1. On the small center cut-out, apply a layer of liquid glue and then cover it in gold glitter. Allow it to dry.

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  1. Adhere the poinsettia together using foam adhesive to layer the petals and leaves.  

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  1. Adhere the letters for “Merry Birthday!” onto the front of the card and add on enamel dots or other embellishments.

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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 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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  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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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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