Brother Scan ‘N Cut Fussy Cutting

Continuing with my series about the Brother ScanNCut machine, here’s how to scan and then cut out the shapes on patterned scrapbook paper to avoid fussy cutting. Great way to use just one patterned paper to make a two-page layout that looks like you used a package of ephemera!

I like to use this technique so that I can quickly cut out shapes from anywhere on the paper, not just around the edge. Here are the steps —

1. Load your mat with the paper stuck to it. On your machine, select Direct Cut.
2. Select Color mode instead of Black and White, if your paper is in color. Tell it to scan.
3. Zoom into the desired area you want to cut. I selected the inside middle area.
4. Now dial up the colors, if the shape is not what you need it to cut. You have to play with this sometimes.
5. Select the outline distance option (two nested circles).
6. Tell it the distance from the scanned cut line. I used .04″ to give it just a little border.
7. Now tell it to cut!
Fun Patterned Paper for Page 1
Use Brother Scan N Cut to fussy cut the shapes BEHIND your pictures
Use those shapes as ephemera on page 2