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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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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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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
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Assemble and fill the box

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  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
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  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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  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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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
  2. Use foam adhesive to adhere the hearts to the canvas. 4 4b
  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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