ScanNCut - Creating Tags

Brother ScanNCut Tips & Tricks – Creating Tags – Aligning, Grouping, Auto Layout & More!

By PaperedChef, April 21, 2021

In this tutorial, I share how to create tags using your Brother ScanNCut SDX125. You can follow along with whichever model of Brother Scan and Cut that you have. First, I shared how to create the shape and how to test how many tags will fit on the mat. I share visual examples of using the Pattern Interval setting. If you use a Pattern Interval of 10, for example, there is a lot of space between the shapes. Therefore, you could only fit 8 tags on the mat. If you use a Pattern Interval of 1 as we do in this tutorial, you can fit 21 tags on the mat because there is very little space between each one. After that demonstration, I created just one tag using the built in shape – BA-A114 which is a rectangle rounded on just one end. The settings are listed below. After sharing how to add one shape, I shared how to add a circle for the hole and how to align the circle to the shape and then group it so that the tag and circle move as one object. Then, we duplicated the shape so that there were 21 tags. Then, the magic happens when you go to cut the tags and you use the AutoLayout feature which is built into the machine. The feature allows all of the tags to fit perfectly on the mat without overlap. I also shared how to group all 21 tags so that I could move them closer to the right. That is a personal preference for how I like to cut them on my ScanNCut. Finally, I shared how to Save and Retrieve the template so that you can create tags again. This project can be used for gift tags, bookmarks or as I did in this example, color swatches. The cardstock I used for this tutorial is the NEW 2021-2023 Cardstock which will be available on May 4th at my Stampin’ Up! Store. Click Shop Now and use the current Host Code listed on my site.

Labels for Creating Color Swatches (Digital PDF)

Settings for Creating Tags
Stampin’ Up! 12″ x 12″ Cardstock
Shape = BA-A114
Height = 1.5″
Width = 3.75″
Circle for Hole = 0.2″
Pattern Interval = 1
SDX125 = Autoblade
CM350 Blade Depth = 5

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