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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ScanNCutDX - How to clean the scanner

Ever get scans that have extra marks or have a mat error when loading it into your ScanNCutDX? Here’s how you get to the scanner to clean it!

Of course, if your still having any issues be sure to contact Brother’s customer service...they’re great!

 

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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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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Summer Habits

Every summer I try to enrich my life somehow. This summer, I'm choosing to watercolor daily, even if it's just something quick. IMG_20190518_131536_362

I wish I could keep up the habit to do something creative everyday year round, but I alway end up falling off the wagon when life gets busy. Really, taking time to be creative every day isn't that hard or taxing, but for some reason I get it in my head that it will be and so I end up not doing it. Maybe keeping these small (4"x6") will help...I guess only time will tell. IMG_20190519_165505_595

Instagram-appFollow me on Instagram to see my daily watercolors: @erinbassett

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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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