Brother ScanNCut Tutorial: Creating a Halloween Pumpkin in ScanNCut Canvas

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Halloween will soon be here so it’s time to start creating! We have a ScanNCut video tutorial for you today that will show you how to design your own pumpkin cutting file. It’s pretty simple and you can change it up to suit the look you are after.

If you have never used ScanNCut Canvas before, it is a a free piece of online software that you can use to design your own cutting files for your Scan n Cut machine. You can access ScanNCut Canvas here.

Watch the complete video tutorial below.

Brother ScanNCut Tutorial: Fixing Problems with Welding Text in ScanNCut Canvas

With Brother’s introduction of the Type Converter, it now makes it possible to use pretty much any font with your ScanNCut machine. However, not all fonts are created equal and you may find that when you try to start welding fonts in ScanNCut Canvas that you may get all sorts of issues. One of the most common is the error message ErrS07 – [Cannot execute this operation with an open or intersecting path. (ErrS07)]

So when a reader asked us to take a look at a font she was having trouble with, we felt a video tutorial was in order to try to explain the process we go through when we see this message and also how to weld text without losing the inside shapes of those letters like O and B for example.

How to Resize Multiple Items on Your Scan n Cut Machine

We received an email recently from a reader who had purchased ScanNCut files on a USB but was having difficulty resizing them when she brought them into her machine. When she opened the files on her machine they contained multiple parts and she wanted to resize them proportionally so that they all resized together. I can completely understand her frustration at this as it isn’t entirely obvious on the machine what you need to do. Fortunately it is quick and easy once you know how, so let’s get started.

Watch the video below or scroll down for written instructions.

  • Open up your FCM file in your ScanNCut. (Watch the video if you need to see this step in action.)
  • Select the option as indicated in the image below.

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  • Click the SELECT option.

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  • Click the SELECT ALL button.

  • Click OK.

  • Click the GROUP option. This will now group everything together to enable you to resize all the patterns proportionally.

  • Click the EDIT option.

  • Make changes to the size by pressing the + and – buttons.
  • Once you are happy with the size, click the OK button.

  • If you need to ungroup the patterns, simply click the GROUP option again.

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How to Re-Sticky Your Brother ScanNCut Mat

The time will come when your mat completely loses all of its stickiness. We have a number of methods that will extend the life of your mat but we have found that one of the best products for making your mat sticky again is by using the  Zig 2 Way Glue pen.
We have a mat that is one of our originals, so it is over 3 years old now and we are still able to use it because of this glue. We love it.

Check the video below to see how to re-sticky your mat using the Zig 2 Way Glue.

Brother ScanNCut Blooming Flower Popup Card Tutorial

How many times have you been looking for a pretty card for that special friend or family member and just can’t seem to get the right one? Well we have a number of card and envelope templates  available in our store that are sure to help you out. But here is one that is sure to get that WOW response and we have provided a free tutorial to show you how to create it using ScanNCut Canvas.

There are a lot of videos on YouTube on how to make these types of cards, but we have gone one step further and converted the pattern to Brother ScanNCut cutting files. After all why fiddle around cutting out bits of paper with scissors when you have your ScanNcut to do it for you. And we all know it does a fantastic job of cutting out your shapes, neatly and cleanly.

WATCH THE FULL VIDEO

This video shows you how to create the template fcm file for the Blooming card in ScanNCut Canvas.

Flower Pop Up SVG file:  Download (right click to download)

Products used in this tutorial:

More detail on how to assemble the card:

Once you have folded the petals as shown in the video:

  • Place the glue on each piece as shown by the dots in the images below. Place the glue on the tips of the petals, not the entire petal.

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