3 Simple Things to try with your Scan N Cut

Ok, many of you have a Brother Scan N Cut and haven’t used it yet! Well, today is the day to try these three simple things! Get your machine out of the box, plug it in, and play along with me! And tell me in the comments what you tried!

With your Brother Scan N Cut, you can use built-in patterns or scan your own shape to cut or draw.

Let’s first cut out a built-in shape. Turn on your machine and select “Pattern”. Notice all of the shapes available, there are pages and pages. Be sure to see my pattern video to learn about the built-in shapes and patterns on your machine and how to download the PDF from Brother!

Just pick any shape and add to your mat. You can size it too. Now just press “Cut”! Also know that you can select images from a USB drive or your computer. It makes this machine very versatile.

Select one of the many built-in shapes!

Next, let’s use your markers to draw a built-in shape. You can use the last shape we selected. Replace the blade with a marker. Brother makes markers for the Scan N Cut and they also have a universal pen holder available for use with tall thin markers. Future video coming on this tool!

Select Direct Cut to cut out a scanned image just one time. Or Scan to Cut Data to save for re-use.

Finally, let’s use the Brother Scan N Cut to scan a hand drawn or stamped image to cut around. Simply stamp or drawn an image on your paper. Load your mat. Select Scan, Direct Cut, pick the machine image, press START to scan the mat. After it’s recognized, press CUT!

You did it! You used your Brother Scan N Cut — to cut, draw, and scan! What did you make?