Yesterday, I showed how to finish up the Sailboat Welcome banner using applique pieces cut on the Brother ScanNCut SDX225.
Now you’ve learned some of the basics of using the ScanNCut, let’s use those techniques to make a small greeting card.
- Pre-folded blank card 10″ x 7″. When folded this will make a 5″ x 7″ finished card. These are available in craft supply stores and come with an envelope. You can also make your own card by cutting cardstock to the desired size.
- Scraps left over from the Sailboat Welcome banner
- Fusible web
Let’s get started
- From the home screen select Retrieve Data.
- Choose the Sailboat design that was saved in the ScanNCut machine when you made the Sailboat Welcome banner.
- Pres Edit, select the word Welcome with the stylus and then touch the trash can icon to delete the word Welcome.
- On the screen, select the 3 red squares, then the key that has a circle and a diamond in it. This allows you to select all the pieces in the boat. Press OK.
- Press edit and then choose the square with the circle and diamond. This will join all the pieces together.
- Using the edit screen, re-size the boat so it measures 4.51″ high. The width will change automatically. Refer back to my post about learning ScanNCut basics for more details on resizing if you wish.
- Select Add – Pattern – Smile Create – Bon Voyage – Travel
- Click on the word travel to place it on the design screen.
- Use the edit menu to make the word 0.9″ high.
- Make sure the word travel and the boat shapes are showing on the screen.
- Place your fusible-backed fabric on the standard tack adhesive mat. I was working with very small pieces of fabric so I used painter’s tape on the edges to make sure they wouldn’t slip on the mat.
- Scan the fabric and then drag each shape to the appropriate piece of fabric. You can rotate the shapes so they fit better on the fabric by using the object edit-key and then the rotate key.
- When you have the shapes where you want them, press OK until you get to the screen that says Please select.
- Choose cut and everything will be cut out for you!
- I also used a water shape from the borders group in the pattern menu. This shape also makes good grass as you can see in some of my other cards.
- Remove the paper backing from the fusible web and place each shape where desired on the card front.
- You need to iron the fabric to the cardstock to make it permanent. I used the Clover Mini Iron but if you’re using a regular iron, don’t use steam and press gently so you don’t burn the paper.
As you can see, I got a little carried away with my card making and made several more. All the shapes are built right into the Brother ScanNCut SDX225. You just need to resize them to fit the space you’re using.
The words on the cards (except for the sailboat and awesome card) were drawn using the pens that come with the ScanNCut. I’ll be doing more with that technique in my next QUILTsocial posts, so please come back and see this and other great features on the Brother ScanNCut SDX225.