Brother ScanNCut Tips & Tricks – Cutting Stamped Sentiments – Tag Buffet by Stampin’ Up!

In this Brother Scan and Cut Tips and Tricks tutorial, you will learn how to cut stamped sentiments using your Scan and Cut SDX125. You can follow along with whichever model of ScanNCut you have. The stamp set used for this tutorial is Tag Buffet by Stampin’ Up! I shared tips and tricks on how to cut out the sentiments using Direct Cut. I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment using Real Red ink onto Whisper White cardstock. The first approach is cutting around the outline or curves of the sentiment. I demonstrated the Pencil Trick so that the 4 parts of the sentiment would be recognized as one. I shared how to use Direct Cut to cut out the sentiments. Then, I shared how to create layers for the sentiments by increasing the outline distance. The second approach is creating rectangles around the sentiments to cut them out. I shared how to use the Painter’s Tape Trick for connecting sentiments. This is a substitute for the Pencil Trick and requires much less erasing. When cutting the rectangles, it is good to include an outline distance so that the rectangle is not too close to the stamped image. The third approach involves welding shapes to create a banner. Then, using the Background Scan or Background Scanning feature, you place the welded shape over the image. You cut out a banner which fits right over the stamped image. You could cut an entire page of stamped sentiments this way. You can also save and retrieve your shapes so that you can make these faster the next time. Throughout this tutorial, I shared troubleshooting techniques and tips for getting better results. I also shared several tags, a diaper fold pouch and a card I created using the Tag Buffet stamp set, Tag Buffet Project Kit, Tis’ the Season designer series paper and other coordinating Stampin’ Up! products. A list of supplies is listed below.

Settings for Cutting the Stamped Sentiment
Memento Black Ink
Whisper White Cardstock
Direct Cut
Black & White Recognition Mode
Outline Distance = 0.04″
Outline Distance = 0.08″ (additional layers)
Autoblade (SDX125)
Blade Depth = 4 (CM350) or 5 (thick cardstock)

Settings for Creating the Banner
Built In Shape = BA-A123
1″ width for each banner end
Rotate each 90 degrees clockwise or counterclockwise
Rectangle = 1″ h x 2″ w
Align the center of the the shapes and weld them to create one shape. 
Total Distance = 4 1/4 to 4 1/2 (varies)
Autoblade (SDX125)
Blade Depth = 4 (CM350) or 5 (thick cardstock)

Brother ScanNCut2 or CM350E 
Brother ScanNCut SDX125E

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