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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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Awards Show Watch Party!

Award show are upon us…are you having a watch party? Here’ some easy to make pieces that will jazz up your get together and personalize basic party décor. Go from boring to glamours!

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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). 


Supplies:
ScanNCutDX Machine and Accessories
Foil Transfer Starter Kit
5 – 6” Tissue Paper Fan
1 Table Frame
1 Ready-Made Party Centerpiece
2 Black Cardstock
2 Gold Glitter Cardstock
2 Silver Glitter Cardstock
1 White Cardstock
Adhesive
Sewing Machine and Accessories
Printer
Washi Tape
Embellishments
Paper Trimmer or Scissors
FREE ScanNCut patterns:

FREE Printable:

 

N0te: Now I used my new ScanNCutDX machine to create all of these, but if you have an older model of ScanNCut you can use the cut files I created on that.

Instructions:
1. Download all the free patterns. To use them, either save them onto a USB drive and insert it into your ScanNCutDX or open them in CanvasWorkspace and use the ScanNCut Transfer feature to send it to your computer wirelessly.

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2. Cut out the “party stars and circles” patterns from the free downloads by placing the gold cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the “party stars and circles” pattern onto your ScanNCut following the instructions in step 1, then click on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.”

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3. Cut out the “party circles” patterns from the free downloads by placing the gold cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the “party circles” pattern onto your ScanNCut, following the instructions in step 1, then click on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.” Repeat using 1 silver and 1 black piece of cardstock.

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4. Assemble the ready-made tissue paper fans and then adhere a large gold star to the center of each fan.

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5. At your sewing machine, sew down the center of one of the circles, sew off the edge a few stitches and then threw another circle…repeating until you have a chain of circles.

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6. Cut out the “party foil centerpiece” pattern from the free downloads by placing the black cardstock onto the standard mat and insert it into the machine.
Load the pattern onto your ScanNCutDX and then select the scroll pattern and delete it.

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Then cut out the shape by clicking on “ok” and then select “cut” and “start.” Do not remove the cardstock once cut.


7. Open up the Foil Transfer Starter Kit. Place the glue pen into the holder and insert it into the machine.
Select “Foil1 (Glue),” follow the instructions on the screen and press start. Remove the glue pen and re-cap it.
Allow to dry.

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Select “Foil2 (Foil).” Follow the instructions on the screen. Place the pressing tool into the holder and insert it into the machine. Place the gold foil sheet, gold side up on top of the dried glue.

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Place the blue protective sheet over the foil and use Washi tape to hold it in place. Press start.
Once it’s finished unload the mat and remove the foil and protection sheet and brush off any gold debris.

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8. Adhere it to the centerpiece.

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9. On your ScanNCutDX click on “patterns” then choose the words category.

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Click on the word “party,” resize it to 3.5” wide and 1.04” high, and add it to the mat.

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Place a sheet of silver cardstock on the standard mat and cut it out.
10. Print the “party hashtag” printable on white cardstock.

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Place the printed paper onto the low tack mat and insert it into the machine.

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Load the “party hashtag” pattern onto your ScanNCutDX. Press the “scan” icon and “start” to scan in the page.

Click on “edit” then use the nudge arrows to line up the pattern with the scanned image.

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Use the Zoom icon to help enlarge the image in order to see it better.

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When it’s lined up, press “ok”
11. Select “Foil1 (Glue),” follow the instructions on the screen and press start. When finished, remove the glue pen and re-cap it.

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Allow to dry completely.
Select “Foil2 (Foil).” Follow the instructions on the screen. Place the pressing tool into the holder and insert it into the machine. Place the gold foil sheet, gold side up on top of the dried glue.

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Place the blue protective sheet over the foil and use Washi tape to hold it in place. Press start.

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Once it’s finished unload the mat and remove the foil and protection sheet and brush off any gold debris.

12. Trim down the party hashtag sign to 4” x 6” and insert it into the frame.

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Enjoy the party!

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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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Valentine Canvas

ScanNCut Valentine's Heart Canvas

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The season of love is here! Time to whip up some cute and easy home décor pieces!  I love the way the raised hearts on this piece give it so much dimension and the stitching warms it up and gives it a homey touch.

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

Watch the video of how to make this project or follow along with the steps below.

  1. Place you scrap piece of 12” x 12” paper onto your craft mat and load it into the machine. Click on “patterns,” then the basic shapes, and then select the heart shape. Resize the heart to be about 10” tall by 10.5” wide. TIP: to “unlock” the height and width sizes click on the button with the arrows indicating height and width before resizing. ScanNCut Valentine's Heart

Next, cut out the heart. Canvas Heart

  1. Click on “home” to go to the start screen, and then again click on Cut out the smaller hearts by again going to “patterns,” then the basic shapes, and then select the heart shape. Resize the heart to be 1” and increase the number to cut out to 20. Place a colored piece of cardstock onto the craft mat and then cut the hearts out. 

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After it’s finished cutting, remove the paper and hearts and then apply another color of cardstock and cut them out. Repeat until all the colors have been cut into hearts. Brother ScanNCut hearts

  1. Place the heart template onto the canvas and use an erasable pen or pencil to mark the edges. Remove the template and arrange the 1” hearts to fill the large heart shape. ScanNCut Valentine's Heart Canvas
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  3. Thread a needle with embroidery floss and then sew a heart shape around the outside edge of the heart of hearts. 

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And voila! You’re done!

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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 New Year!

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Happy New Year!

This week it's time for me to go back to work and with the new year we all need a new calendar to hang on our wall. This one is great since it’s made using an acrylic sign holder, so you can write on it with dry erase markers this month and then erase it and have a blank slate for February.

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Supplies:

 

Instructions:

Watch this video tutorial, or follow along with the written instructions below.

 

  1. Download the Calendar and the year cut file from http://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Jan_Calendar.fcm and http://www.erinbassett.com/Freebies/Cut_Files/Month_Year.fcm: Download the New Year’s Eve Glasses cut file from ScanNCutCanvas. 1
  2. Load the calendar cut file onto your ScanNCut and cut it out of gold craft vinyl. If you use a different size sign holder you will need to adjust the size before cutting. Be sure to perform a test cut to determine your blade depth. You want your blade to cut through the vinyl, but not through the vinyl backing paper. 2
  3. Cut the New Year’s Glasses and “2018” out of black craft vinyl and put it aside for later. 3
  4. Trim your scrapbook paper to fit your sign holder and insert the paper inside it. 4
  5. Weed out the negative parts of the calendar, New Year’s Glasses, and 2018 by slowly pealing back the parts of the vinyl you won’t be using. The pick tool is helpful to get the tiny pieces out. 5
  6. Apply a piece of grid transfer paper on top of the calendar design making sure to use the grid marks to like up your design so it’s straight. Burnish it so the vinyl adheres to the transfer paper. 6
  7. Slowly peel up the transfer paper to lift off the vinyl design. 7
  8. Line up the edge of grid paper and the edge of the sign holder. Smooth the transfer paper onto the acrylic sign and then burnish it to make the vinyl adhere to the sign holder. 8
  9. Repeat that process for the other cut vinyl designs. 9
  10. Thread a piece of ribbon through the two panes of the sign holder and tie a bow in which to hang your calendar. 10

Your calendar is all set to fill out for the month!  Next month you can just erase your writing, remove the “January,” and apply “February,” and then switch out any of the decorative pieces.11

 

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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