Hi all,

You may have watched some of my videos on Youtube, or followed my own blog as 'Applelover53' but if you are new to me, I've been an avid ScanNCut user for many years and love spreading the joy of what it can create. I've recently had the pleasure of using the ScanNCut SDX2200D and the lovely people at Makers have asked if I can share my findings and top tips with you in a blog. So, here we go, learn with me and let's get making! 

Ashley Morrison


ten cards
finished samples
snow white


Snow White and Belle Activation Card


Morning all I thought I would let you know that Makers Superstore has a Buy 1 get 1 Free on their Disney activation cards at the moment, these cards can be used with any ScanNCut machine (CM or DX/SDX) models and are completely unique to those already on the SDX2200D. This is what I made with my Snow White and Belle Card. I’ve used mine for a little girls party.



I created the invitation card using the apple and bird design and used the ScanNCut to write the "You're Invited" in black pen. I used the bookmark which is on the activation card and I cut strips of card to form hinges, I cut the bookmark 4 times added the paper hinges and created this 3D centre piece. I also made a banner using the dwarf, apple, bird and some circles and decorated straws with a little bluebird to pull it all together.



Ive cut all mine in card, but these design could be cut in vinyl and used on t-shirts or home decor items. This is what I love about owning a ScanNCut machine, we can take some simple designs and turn them into anything and create unique and personalised projects. I think they turned out super cute, let me know what you think and if you have used the activation cards. Don't forget these cards can be used on any model ScanNCut machine.



If you don't own any of them yet go and grab yours while they are on offer at makers superstore! and have fun creating your own projects.

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Comparing the CM900 and the SDX2200D


My Making with ScanNCut started when I purchased a CM600 because of the built in scanner, to have the ability to be able to load a mat with various pieces of card, then scan it through the machine to help me perfectly place my designs was genius.

I upgraded to the CM900 because of the WIFI function, my ScanNCut machine is in a different room to my computer and as I design a lot of cutting files using the Brother Canvas Workspace programme the WIFI facility enabled me to transfer cutting files easily and it was a time saver and we all need more of that right?


Why I Own and Use the SDX2200D


•  This machine is whisper quiet

•  It has the ability to be able to make inward and outward matting layers directly on the machine, something that we have only been able to do in Canvas so far.

• It has 132 built in Disney cutting files (plus 20 extra free for the roller feeder)

• It has auto blade technology which in my option is a game changer, to be able to load a mat and just press start, without having to think about what cut pressure or blade depth I need is amazing.


Watch my Video Tutorial


In todays video I am going to give you my side by side comparison of the CM900 and the SDX2200D.

I give you an overview of the size, weight, patterns and functions and show you how to cut one of the pre installed Disney paper piecing files.

If you want to follow along and cut the Minnie Mouse pattern you will need the below:



I hope you enjoy watching the video and making this cute Minnie Mouse cutting file with me!

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