Ep. 927 – Brother Scan N Cut!

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Today I am showing you how I made these cards using my Brother Scan n Cut!!

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I have used many of the Digital Cutters on the market, but none of them really worked for me. I don’t like to create digitally – I don’t use photoshop, I don’t like to do digital scrapbooking and I have no idea how to use Illustrator. I also don’t like to hook up a digital cutter to a computer. So I abandoned my digital cutters and stuck with my dies. But the Scan n Cut intrigued me. I can draw an image on a piece of printer paper, scan it in, and it will cut it for me! No computer needed!! I loved that a whole new world opened up to me, and I didn’t have to learn any computer programs!

Scrap Time - Ep. 927 - Brother Scan n Cut

I have the Scan n Cut CM550DX! First off, the Scan n Cut is relatively light. I found it quick and easy to plug in and go! In the video I show you how to scan your image. Once it is scanned you can save it to the machine. Now you can cut these images out! I also show you how to select multiple images to cut at once! This was a perfect opportunity for me to use that pile of paper that I had Gelli Printed! I was able to cut unique flowers that I designed! I also love that you can scan in your paper, so you can perfectly line up all of your cuts, without needing a computer!!! If you don’t want to draw your own images, there are already 100s of images built into the machine!

So I became addicted, and I cut piles of flowers out to use on all of my projects! I now have them stored in clear plastic CD sleeves, that I can easily grab to use on a project!

Scrap Time - Ep. 927 - Brother Scan n Cut

In the video, I also show you how to make this card using the flowers I cut out!

But this is just the beginning! I have more videos in the next few weeks showing you how to cut out stamped images, make your own stencil/masks and cut out designs to add texture to your projects! The Brother Scan n Cut offers you so many possibilities!!

If you are interested in purchasing the Brother Scan n Cut, you can find retailers on the Brother Canada and Brother USA sites!

On the next episode I am showing you the My Mind’s Eye Record It Journaling Cards!

Thanks for watching!

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8 Comments

  1. sharon c
    Posted March 6, 2014 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    What a fabulous machine . Looks like so much fun. Can you stamp an image using a rubber stamp and get an intricate outline cut of the stamp? Will it cut very small designs like your flowers only 1/4 inch big or small handwritten words?

    • Christine
      Posted March 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

      I will be cutting a stamped image in a couple of weeks. Yes, it cuts small flowers ! And small words – but I haven’t tested how small.

  2. celine
    Posted March 7, 2014 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Great new find Christine!
    Does it cut well all kinds of scrapbook papers (even the thicker ones)?
    Also, on the site, they don’t mention the price (I only see the price of accessories): do you know the price range or if it is sold in stores?
    Thanks!

    • Christine
      Posted March 7, 2014 at 8:48 am | Permalink

      It cuts lots of materials. Definitely all scrapbook paper. I also got it to cut Grunge Paper and Clearly For Arts, which is quite thick and a harder material. Down the road I was going to do a video on cutting thicker material. In the US there are 2 models, that sell for $400 and $500. In Canada, it is only the $500 model, that I have shown. Although it’s expensive, I am going to be showing you in 2 weeks how it will cut all of your stamped images – so basically no longer needing to buy metal dies. I provided the links above to find it in stores.

      • celine
        Posted March 8, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

        Thanks for info :)

  3. Posted March 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm | Permalink

    What a fun machine. I have a Silhouette Cameo, so I know I won’t be getting one of these, but it does look very versatile. TFS!

  4. Gela
    Posted March 8, 2014 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    This machine is so on my wish list!!!!

  5. Shelagh in the UK
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Do you have any problems with what you scan. For example if you scan in a decoupage sheet can you then draw around it or get it to do the cutting lines?

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