Hi everyone! It’s Kelly here to share some really exciting news! There is a new electronic cutting machine in town and it’s fabulous! Presenting ….the ScanNCut!
At Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine, we are all in love with the Brother Sewing Machine that we use for our craft projects (not for hemming our husbands’ pants! ha ha) so we are excited to play with the “world’s first home and hobby cutting machine with a built-in scanner.” Brother knows technology! The really cool concept is the built-in scanner, so you can draw or scan other images and then cut them out from whatever paper you choose. The creative possibilities are endless…and all without a computer or purchasing extra graphics and cartridges. Wow.
Today I’ll show you my first project using the ScanNCut library ,which has 700+ images that are stored in the machine, and next time I’ll share a project I designed using the scanning feature.
At this time of year, you can bet I’m going to be making Christmas cards, so I was excited to see these holly leaves and wreath cutting files:
A handy reference booklet shows all the images and fonts, organized into categories. There are lots of Christmas images to choose from:
I used these Core’dinations Colorcore card stock paper packs that are matched to Graphic 45 patterned papers:
Love the “Twelve Days of Christmas” collection from Graphic 45:
Here is a quick photo step-by-step to show how I used the ScanNCut. There is a touchscreen on display on the top of the machine and a plastic stylus included.
First, I chose “Patterns” to access the library of images:
Next, I found the Christmas images in the sub-category of “Holidays”
Then you just tap the image you like:
It appears on the screen in its parts and you choose the size, number and even placement on the cutting mat:
Here are the holly leaves automatically lined up closely together on the virtual mat on the touchscreen:
After touching “OK”, you just click the “PLAY” button and the machine does its cutting magic:
The ScanNCut comes with a spatula to help you lift off your pieces from the sticky cutting mat, if you need it.
I cut my “Noel” Word Art and wreath bow from red Core’dinations card stock:
And it’s that easy! Now for the assembly…I decided to first sand my holly leaves a little. I just love the lighter core of Core’dinations card stock for that distressed two-toned effect:
I adhered all the leaves to the wreath base using Beacon 3-in-1 liquid glue:
When the leaves and bow were all attached, I brushed a little Beacon Zip-Dry on the tops of the leaves and sprinkled them with Clearsnap Glitter. I also added a little bit of red glitter glue to the bow:
I adhered the “Noel” with Beacon Zip-Dry as well. I just love the fine-tip of this bottle that allows for precise application:
Well, that is how my first ScanNCut project came together! I can’t wait to show you the Scan features! Stay tuned…..