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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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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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Catch a Leprechaun this St. Patrick's Day!

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This St. Patrick’s Day you can try your luck at catching a leprechaun, and if you’re kind to him you might be able to convince him to share his gold with you!  Just remember that leprechauns are very clever, so don’t take your eyes off of him for a minute or he will disappear!

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

Here's a video on how to create this:

 

Make the box

    1. Place the 12”x12” green cardstock onto the ScanNCut cutting mat and insert it into the machine. Insert USB4 directly into your ScanNCut and retrieve box #5. (Alternatively, you can also load open it in CanvasWorkspace and transfer it over to your ScanNCut using the ScanNCut Transfer feature. If you are using this method, change the size of the box by selecting all of it, grouping it, and then pulling the corner handlebars out until the design fills the inside of the red boarder, and then transfer it to your ScanNCut.) Box Screenshot
    2. If you are resizing it on your ScanNCut, resize the box as large as it will go by selecting all of it and then clicking on the mat icon, and then the resizing icon. Adjust the height/width. Fullsizeoutput_6cc
    3. Cut out the design by pressing “ok” through the screens and then press “cut”. If you are not sure of the correct blade depth setting, perform a test cut first. To add a test cut press the back arrow, then press “add”, then press “test” and select the shape you want to use. Press “set” to add it to the mat. Now when you press “cut” and “start” it will perform the test cut and then pause for you to evaluate the cut and determine if you need to make any adjustments. If all is well, press “start” again and it will continue to cut out your design. 20180211_112341
    4. Unload the mat from the machine and gently remove the paper.
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Add a clover shaped window

  1. Place your unfolded box onto the mat, keeping in mind where you want your clover window to be. Load the mat into the ScanNCut. Fullsizeoutput_6a9
  2. Load the clover cut file onto your ScanNCut using the same method you used for the box. Fullsizeoutput_64f
  3. Scan in the mat. 20180214_091347
  4. Drag the clover to where you want it to cut, zooming in if needed to make sure it’s centered in the panel and not on a fold line. Resize the clover by selecting it, clicking on the mat icon, and then the resizing icon. Adjust the height/width. Fullsizeoutput_6b0
  5. Press “ok”, then “cut” and “start”. 20180211_115653

Assemble and fill the box

  1. Apply adhesive to the appropriate tabs and corners to adhere it together. Fullsizeoutput_6b3
  2. Partially fill the box with a treat to allure the leprechaun. Make sure you leave room for the leprechaun to fit! Fullsizeoutput_6be

To create the rainbow

  1. Cut your remaining cardstock so that it is larger than the circle you will be cutting out. Circle sizes
  2. Place the pieces of paper onto the mat and then “scan” and “start”. 20180211_124905
  3. Load the rainbow circle cut file onto your ScanNCut using the same method you used for the box. Fullsizeoutput_6cb
  4. Move the correct circle to the center of the correct color paper and press “ok” until you get to the “cut” screen. Press “cut” and “start” to cut out the circles. 20180211_124851 20180211_124932
  5. Remove the papers from the mat.
  6. Adhere the circles together in the proper order – red on the bottom, orange on top of that, and so on. Fullsizeoutput_6ba
  7. Using your paper trimmer or scissors, cut the radius of the rainbow circle, then rotate the circle so that the radius cut line is horizontal and then cut the radius again as shown below. Circle cut
  8. On one edge of the rainbow fold it back about ¼”. Cut the orange-yellow-green-blue-purple layers off at the fold line, but leave the red layer to act as a tab that you can use to adhere the rainbow to the lid of the box. Fullsizeoutput_6bb Fullsizeoutput_6bc
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  1. Adhere the rainbow’s tab to the lid of the box.20180211_125706 20180211_130013
  2. Pull apart some cotton balls and glue them to the lid of the box as clouds. Fullsizeoutput_6c0

Now that your box is complete you can place it in a safe spot so that when the leprechaun goes inside you can cover up the clover window and have him trapped!

Good luck!

 

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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Make Your Own Planner Stickers! #ScanNCut

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Old school traditional planners are all the rage these day, are you using one?  While I’m a digi-calendar girl for my appointments I do like to keep track of other things on paper and having is neatly organized in a pretty planner has been a great way to do it.

As I’ve been working in my planner I’ve wanted to incorporate my own stickers so I whipped up some so I can print them and then use my ScanNCut to cut them out.  I love how I can have my ScanNCut cut .04” away from the edge of the designs so that it really looks like a sticker!

You can download the sticker design I made here.

 

Supplies:

 

Instructions:

Watch video instructions HERE

 

  1. Print out the sticker design onto the white sticker paper and allow the ink to dry. Be sure to use a sticker paper that is compatible with your printer. Step 1
  2. Place the printed-on sticker paper onto a low tack or middle tack ScanNCut mat and load it into the machine. Step2
  3. Choose “Scan,” then press “Direct Cut,” and then select which device you want the scanned image to be converted on…I used my ScanNCut. Step 3
  4. Choose the color recognition mode and press the “start” button. Step 4
  5. Once the scan is complete use the handles to frame the design and press “ok.” Step 5
  6. After it processes the design choose how much of a boarder you want around each sticker by making changes under the “Seam Allowance/Outline” button. I choose a boarder of 0.04.”  When finished press “ok.” Step 6
  7. Make sure your cutting blade is set so that it only cuts through the sticker paper and not through the sticker paper’s backing. I used a blade depth of 3.5, but yours may be different depending on the difference in our blades use. Step 7

When ready, press “cut” and then press the “start” button to begin cutting. Step 7b

  1. When cutting is complete unload the cutting mat and remove the sticker paper from it. Your stickers are now ready to use! Step 8

 

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 Unicorn Cupcake Holders & Sign

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Whether it’s for a birthday or just for fun these unicorn cupcake holders are sure to bring a smile to the receiver’s face!

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Download the free cut files from the following links: ScanNCut Cut Files
  2. To create the cupcake holder, load the Unicorn Ears cut file onto your ScanNCut and duplicate the shapes for the number of cupcake holders you are making. Place the pink cardstock onto the mat and insert it into the machine and cut out the shapes. Remove the pieces from the mat and set them aside. Repeat the process to cut out the Unicorn horn on gold cardstock. 2
  3. For each ear, gently overlap the two bottom edges and glue them into place. 3
  4. Glue the ears and the horn to the inverted cup to create the cupcake cover. 4
  5. If desired glue ribbon along the edge of the lid to embellish the cupcake holder. 5
  6. Place a cupcake onto the holder and place the cover on it. 6

 

To create the sign:

  1. Load the “Life is Sweet” cut file onto your ScanNCut. Place a piece of white craft vinyl onto the mat and insert it into the machine and then cut out the design. (Remember to do a test cut to determine the proper blade depth.) Screenshot life is sweet
  2. Remove the vinyl from the mat and then gently peel off the vinyl off the negative areas of the design. It is helpful to use the hook tool to remove the insides of letters. S2
  3. Remove the backing to the grid transfer sheet and smooth it onto the vinyl design. Burnish over the design so it sticks to the transfer sheet. S3
  4. Slowly lift the transfer sheet up to peel up the vinyl design. Place the transfer sheet onto the center of the chalk board. Burnish over the design again so it sticks to the chalk board. S4
  5. Slowly lift the transfer sheet off of the vinyl design and chalkboard. S5

Enjoy!

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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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