Personalised event stationary

Parties, get-togethers and special occasions help us to share sentimental moments with our loved ones. What better way to make these memories even more special than with perfectly decorated and themed occasions.  This week on Show Me How, Gloria Bastos is joined by Roenell van Zyl from Brother International. She shows us how to use the Scan-N-Cut machine to create our own silicone stamps, write personalised text, make stunning textured cards and a 3D gift box.

Gift Box for a Special Occasion
By Roenell van Zyl
for Brother International SA
082 615 8690 | roenell@brother.co.za

Requirements

  • Brother ScanNCut Machine
  • 3 sheets of scrapbooking paper in matching colours & designs
  • Ribbon
  • Button
  • Glue & double sided tape

Instructions

  • Step 1: Select the box design from the ScanNCut Canvas software.
  • Step 2: Adhere a sheet of paper onto the standard cutting mat and load the page.
  • Step 3: Use the shallow cut blade and adjust the setting depending on the thickness of the paper or board that you’re using.
  • Step 4: Cut out parts A1 & A2 of the pattern, using the paper of your choice.
  • Step 5: Cut out parts B1 & B2 of the pattern, using a different sheet of paper of your choice.
  • Step 6: Cut out part B3 of the pattern, using the third sheet of paper.
  • Step 7: Fold pattern parts A1, A2 & B1 along the dotted lines and glue them together using double sided tape, as shown on the pattern.
  • Step 8: Stack B2 & B3 and glue them to the front piece assembled in step 7.
  • Step 9: Glue the ribbon and button to the front. Then place your gift inside, and glue the flaps down

Kissing Stamp Technique Greeting Card
By Roenell van Zyl
For Brother International SA
082 615 8690 | roenell@brother.co.za

Requirements

  • Brother ScanNCut Machine
  • Silicone Sheets (for the actual stamp)  or use the ScanNCut Stamp Starter Kit [CASTPKIT1]
  • Solid Ink Stamp Pads (1 x dark & 1 x lighter shade)
  • Card stock or Craft Paper to make the card
  • Normal 80g photocopy paper for the inside of the card
  • Readymade background stamp
  • Acrylic Block
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Decoration (Optional)

Instructions

  • Step 1: Making the Silicone Rubber Stamp
    • Design the stamp using the ScanNCut Canvas software or you can use a design from the machine’s onboard memory.
  • Step 2: Use the deep cut blade on the setting 6 (remember to do a test cut first)
  • Step 3: Attach the silicone stamp sheet to a standard cutting mat, and then cut out the stamp pattern.(For more details, refer to the instructions included with the kit.)
  • Step 4: Ink the readymade background stamp with the darkest colour ink.
  • Step 5: Adhere the silicone stamp that you’ve just cut out onto the acrylic block and press it onto the inked background stamp, transferring the background design onto the new stamp.
  • Step 6: Stamp the new stamp onto the card stock. Repeat the stamping press technique depending on the look you want to achieve.
  • Finishing the card: Fold the 80g photocopy paper according to the size of your card to form the inside of the card.  (Remember to cut it a bit smaller than the actual card). You can also use the background stamp to ink with as this will give you the “negative image” of the stamped image as described above.

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