Cinco de Mayo Cactus Centerpiece

ScanNCut Specialist May Flaum creates a snazzy faux Cactus Piñata for her upcoming Cinco de Mayo gathering. For my Cinco de Mayo brunch this year, I wanted something fun, festive, and just a little bit different. I thought about making a piñata, though I didn’t intend to fill it with anything or hang it. So,


ScanNCut Quick Tip: Washi Tape for Thicker Material

ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows off a quick tip of using Washi Tape to hold down thicker materials when using the ScanNCut. In my experience, there are two reasons you want to tape your items to the mat: You’re cutting a thicker material like foam, felt, or chipboard. The mat is no longer sticky,


Cool ScanNCut Feature: The Smoothing Tool

ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer shows off a handy cool feature on the ScanNCut called the Smoothing Tool. One of the things that I love about the ScanNCut is the various options it offers so you can achieve the results you want – you just have to experiment with different methods of getting there! You


Recycling Bin Decals

Get into the recycling habit with these professional looking recycling bin decals. Just in time for Earth Day! You will need: Brother vinyl (we used 3 different colors), Roll Feeder, three recycling bins, contact paper, ScanNCut Load the cutting file “aluminum.fcm” into your machine. Cut the file using your choice of colored Brother vinyl and


Wood Block Stencil

Design a wood block stencil in CanvasWorkspace, grab some paint and create a one-of-a-kind gift that is both elegant and personal. The layout of the stencils was done in CanvasWorkspace. Once that was complete, I loaded a mat with vinyl and cut out with my ScanNCut. The pieces that needed to be cut were identified


Using the ScanNCut with Frisket Film

ScanNCut Specialist Julie Fei-Fan Balzer uses her ScanNCut and Frisket Film to create a one-of-a-kind project! In honor of World Art Day (April 15, 2019), I put together a quick tutorial that demonstrates one of the many ways the ScanNCut can be used in fine art applications. Today we are using Frisket Film and watercolor.