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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

First Scan & Cut Project

Hi everyone, how are you all today?  Gosh it is 'chucking' it down here, thunder and lightening.  Before that we had some sun - only in England right?
Well have I been playing today.  I have been watching this Brother Scan & Cut since launch, and trying my best to talk myself out of wanting one and failing big time.
Well I finally went and did it, I bought one, it arrived and I have played.  So far it is everything they said it was.  I figure I have saved myself £90 so far because I was looking to buy 3 spellbinders grande dies and I don't have to now because the shapes are already on the machine.
I have also found SVG files and Mel Heaton is right, taking them into the Canvas programme to convert them and putting them onto a USB is sooooooooooo easy.  Plus there are some fantastic designs around.  The rose one I have used was free form Birds Cards.
My Shopping List
8x8 white base card
blue card
white card
tattered lace flower dies
tonic dies
embellishment made with my melt pot
  1. I downloaded my SVG cutting file, took it into Brother Canvas programme and converted it to the FCM file and put it on my USB which I then used to cut out my rose background.
  2. I then cut a frame on my BSC using blue card, attached my rose background to the rear and then placed that onto my card.
  3. My topped is a tonic die
  4. My flower is tattered lace and the red embellishment I made in my melt pot.
I am still in the early learning stages for my BSC but so far, I don't regret buying it and I know I will use it more than I used my cricut. 
I have also done some direct  cutting on some digi stamps - cutting them out ready to colour.  I just need to figure out how to put a seam on it so that will be my next lesson.
Hope you like my first project using my BSC- which I really have to name, but one will come to me eventually.
You take care and I will see you all soon.
Thanks for stopping by. 


  1. I too did exactly the same as you tried to talk myself out of the Brother Scan and Cut. Met Mel at Doncaster and after a long chat.. well you guessed I bought one too. I love it not had time to really put it through its paces yet but loving what it is cutting for me. Fabulous card and loving all the gorgeous detail.
    Linda xxx

  2. That's a fabulous first project you have made - so beautiful!

  3. Hi hun and thanks for sharing haven t seen u around for a bit hope u r ok x I ve one of these machines had it a few months and not used it much at all - it is my intention to give it a good go this coming weekend think it could be amazing - your creation is amazing love it hugs Judith x