Hello Makers!


Welcome to our Blog where we bring you inspiration, projects and top tips from Master Makers and Creators. 


Whether you are looking for inspiration with your ScanNCut, crochet creations or projects for your card kits we will be hosting them here to help get your Make on!


Ashley (aka Applelover53) will be bringing us her skills with the ScanNCut as will the wonderful Nikki (Indpendent Scan n Cutter) with more creatives to come, ensure you check back here as we will be releasing new content regularly. 



Happy Making!


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Festival of Flowers Card Making Kit

Happy Birthday To You 6x6 Card

Happy Birthday to You 6x6 Card


Materials used:

Festival of Flowers Paper Collection

Black Card

6x6 White card blank



Double sided Tape

Foam pads


Step by Steps

- Take one sheet of the black card card and trim to a 5 ¾ inch square. Add this to the front of the 6 x 6 card blank.

- Choose 2 co ordinating sheets of patterned paper, from sheet 1 cut a square 3 x 3 inches and another square 2 ¼ x 2 ¼ inches, from sheet 2 cut two squares 3 x 2 ¼ inches. Add the squares as in the picture making sure they are equally spaced all round.

- Next choose a die cut square topper and layer onto some black card.

- Taking sheet 2 cut a square 3 ¾ x 3 ¾ inches.

- From black card cut a square 4 x 4 inches.

- Mat and layer all the square using foam pads and add this to the centre of the card.


Your Making is complete now it's about the giving. Enjoy and don't forget to send us Your Makes!

Happy Birthday to you 6x6 Card

Enjoy Your Special Day 8x8 Card

Materials used:

Festival of Flowers Paper Collection

Black Card

White card

8 x 8 White card blank



Double sided Tape

Foam pads


Butterfly Die

Step by Steps

- Take a sheet of black card and trim to 7 ¾ inch square. Add this to the front of the 8 x 8 card blank.


- From one of the inserts that has the flowers down the middle trim a square measuring 7 ½ inches x 7 ½ inches add this to the card forming a black border all the way round.


- Trim one of the coordinating papers to ½ inch x 8 inches, trim a piece of white card ¾ inch x  8 inches, and a strip of black card to 1 inch x 8 inches. Layer all the strips and add to the middle of the card.


- Choose one of the die cut sentiments and mat with black card then another mat of white card. Add this, with foam pads, on top of the strip to the side of the card.


- From some pink and black card die cut two butterfly’s and layer them up, add this with foam pads to the opposite side of the strip.

Your Making is complete now it's about the giving! Enjoy.

Enjoy Your Special Day 8x8 Card

Happy Birthday DL Card

Materials used:

Festival of Flowers Paper Collection

Black card

6 x 6 White card blank



Double sided Tape

Foam pads


Step by Steps

- Take one sheet of the purple card and trim to 3 ¾ inches x 8 inches. Add this to the front of the D L card blank.


- Choose one of the insert sheets with flowers down the side and trim to 2 ¾ inches x 7 ¾ inches add this to the side of the card.


- From a piece of dark pink card cut a strip ½ inch wide and add this to the front of the card covering the join.


- Next choose a large circle die cut topper, die cut a circle from the purple card slightly bigger than the topper and add them to the top of the card with foam pads.


- Lastly choose one of the small die cut circle sentiments and add this to the bottom of the card.

Your Make is done, now for who to send it to? 

Happy Birthday DL Card

Birthday Wishes 8x8 Card

Materials used:

Festival of Flowers Paper Collection

8 x 8 White card blank



Double sided Tape

Foam pads


Step by Steps

- Take one sheet of the dark green card and trim to 7 ¾ inch square. Add this to the front of the 8 x 8 card blank.


- From one of the inserts that has a pattern at each side trim a square measuring 7 ½ inches x 7 ½ inches.


- Next from the purple /white striped paper cut a strip measuring 7 ½ inches x 4 inches.


- Add the patterned insert to the front of the card making sure an equal border shows all around the card, now add the striped paper covering the bottom of the insert.


- From the dark green card cut a strip 7 ½ inches x ½ inch and add this to cover where the two papers join.

Congratulation this Make is done! Send it on and spread the love. 


Birthday Wishes 8x8 Card
Disney Fabric 6 pocket Mini Tote Bag - May

Disney Fabric Available NOW

Fold the fabric for the straps in half along the long side and press, open up and fold each outer edge into the middle towards the pressed fold line you just made and press again, then fold in half and press you should have a piece of fabric 1 inch (w) x 34-1/2” (L) repeat for the other strap.

Fold the patterned fabric in half  and press so it measures 14-1/2 (w) x 8-1/4 (H) repeat for the 2nd piece.

Layout your front & back fabrics as follows

Place batting on a table or flat surface  10-1/4 (H) x 13-1/4 (w)

*I always make batting 1 inch smaller in width, so as not to have too much bulk at the seams. So position it centrally when making the fabric sandwich further down, it will be held in place but the handels.


Place Lining fabric on top right side up and line up the bottom edges, centre this over the battering as the batting is 1 inch smaller in width

Place the patterned fabric on top with fold uppermost and raw edges lining up with the bottom of the lining and batting.


You will now sew the straps to the front of your bag fabric sandwich starting at the bottom of one of the straps, sew up 10-1/4 inches, stop leave your needle in the down position turn, sew across, turn and sew back down the strap, you should sew as near to the original stitched line on the straps as possible. Repeat for the other side of the handle then repeat for the back section of the bag.

Lay your fabric out right sides together fold the handles down towards the bottom of the bag so as not to sew over them and sew around all 4 sides leaving a turning hole of about 4 inches in the top as show here

box corners

Cut out 4 x  2” squares on each corner it should look like this

Mark your 2 inch square from the edge of the seem not the edge of the fabric

open fabric

(The next two photos are from a different project, just to show close ups of how the box corners should look)

Open up the fabric and bring the bottom seem to meet the side seem and sew across.

Repeat on all 4 corners.

clip and pin

Clip or pin and sew all around the top of the bag with 1/8th inch seem to hold the layers of the bag and the handles all secure.


That’s it, give the bag a light press and you are done.

I hope you enjoy making this project as much as I did.

Thank you.


final bag
April - Friday Foil Creations

Foil Starter Kit - A silver kind of day!

I’ve had fun playing with my foil transfer starter kit, this kit is compatible with both SDX and CM model machines.

In your kit you will get everything you need to get you started including 1 piece each of silver and gold foil, but I would add extra foil sheets to your order as once you get going you will want to foil everything and there are other colours available on the website too!

For the two cards shown here I’ve used two of the free designs on the activation card they are FO-C03 for the flower scroll design and FO-B04 for the text.

I’ve also used a built in flower design from my SDX2200D which I have cut in two sizes, 1.75 & 1.5 inch and these have been cut in silver glitter and silver mirror card.

If you have not got this kit yet, add it to your wish list and have fun thinking up ways to use it.

Thank you.


Floral Foiling

Floral Foiling
Silver Floral
APRIL - Brother Sticker Starter Kit

Lockdown Project with Sticker Kit

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well during these uncertain times, here in the UK we are going into our 5th week of lockdown and trying to keep ourselves busy as best we can, I know a lot of you are also home schooling so with that in mind I thought I would dig out my Brother ScanNCut Printable Sticker kit.

This kit consists of everything you need to print using an inkjet printer and laminate your stickers, they are also repositionable on most plastic surfaces.

The kit contains an activation card which gives you access to 100 template images which are customisable to fit your needs.

So why not take advantage of being at home and organise your craft room or pantry.

Ive made you a sticker sheet for your crafting supplies from one of the free built in Canvas images.


Organise and File
Reward Chart
Reward Stickers

Ive also created a reward chart for anyone home schooling complete with star and heart stickers for you to print and cut.

HERE -   

Ive found a site that offers free stickers that children can also use for school books or to make into reward badges  here

This site offers free printable pantry stickers



There is so much you can do with this sticker kit once you get started you wont be able to stop!

Have fun


MARCH 2020 - Guest Blogger Nikki tests out the CALLIGRAPHY KIT

Family Tree

Calligraphy Kit


The ScanNCut is So much more than a craft machine - it truly is an essential tool in my house and is used by all the members of my family.


I'm a busy Mum of twin girls - I'm an avid crafter and of course I use my ScanNCut in all my crafting, I make lots of cards and gifts - but I also use it to cut name labels out self adhesive vinyl for school lunch boxes and water bottles - and I also use HTV to put names on school uniform - it sticks so much better than those iron on labels from the school uniform shop!


I also love to use the ScanNCut in conjunction with my other numerous hobbies - I am a very keen genealogist and I have just completed a family tree album as a special gift for a relative - I used the calligraphy kit and additional calligraphy font activation card to make this project - the calligraphy kit is exclusive in the UK to Makers Superstore - it's very easy to use and I know it costs an absolute fortune to family tree charts hand lettered - so I was delighted that I could do it myself and design this extra special gift.  I used on of the inbuilt envelopes on the machine as a pocket to store copies of family documents and letters.


My daughters love to use the ScanNCut wherever possible to help them make their homework projects look amazing - they have done everything from create lettering and cut out images for posters, designed and cut stencils for artwork, cut templates for flow charts for use in their computer class.  They have both used it to make 3D models for their homework - and the globe you see here won first prize in a school competition and my daughter was very happy to win £20 of book vouchers and lots of housepoints as a result!

They also love it to create custom t shirts and add a touch of bling to their clothes with the fantastic rhinestone kit - they are always thinking of new ways to use the machine!


My husband has also realised how useful the machine is - he has used it to ­­­create card for a friend who owns a computer shop, and created this YouTube award as a Valentines Day gift for me to celebrate my Independent ScanNCutter YouTube channel having 1000 subscribers!  He was able to easily cut the all pieces for the logo and layered them up to create dimension on the award. 


If you're thinking of buying a ScanNCut - then I would definitely recommend jumping right in and buying the SDX2200D from Makers Superstore - as you can see there is SO much you can create with this amazing machine and it truly has something to offer every member of the family!



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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