Cutting out Colorplay Gnomes

I have a sheet of 12×12 Colorplay paper called “Crafting with My Gnomies” and I want to cut out the shapes. Not sure why it’s not a sticker sheet, but I want to use the pieces as ephemera on my Crop Circle layouts. See how I cut them all out using my Brother Scan N Cut.

I scrapbook the pictures of our crafting trips with friends. When I saw this “Crafting with my Gnomies” paper from ColorPlay, I had to have it! I call my scrapbook album of our scrapbook trips “My Crop Circles”. I have over 91 two-page layouts!

Drew pencil line on the side of his beard.

When I first scanned the sheet of 12×12 paper, the gnomes did not scan as one piece. The hat was one piece and the hands/hearts/feet were another. So by drawing a solid line using a pencil, I was able to re-scan and it worked, once I had the line dark enough. Took a few tries but I am really happy with the results.

Brother Scan N Cut recognized the images.

You do not have to cut out the entire sheet. I could not tell what it was doing for the heart-shaped pieces, so I told it not to cut those lines. Otherwise, all the shapes turned out great.

The pieces cut out so cutely!

As I stated in the video, you need to be patient. You can scan the same sheet 3 times and get three different results. The screen is small on the machine, but you can zoom in 400%. You also can connect to your computer using the Brother Scan N Cut workspace software. For more tips, see my Brother Scan N Cut getting started guide.

Link to for Colorplay Crafting With My Gnomes (Link)

I couldn’t find this sheet of gnome paper, but above is a link to’s 12×12 pads of the patterned paper. The website shows the 2021 line of paper. There was a sticker sheet and this paper that I have. All cute!

Hey, I went back and scanned the final few gnomes and envelopes today. I scanned using black and white and got the gnomes pretty well. Then I did the envelopes using the default colors. Not sure why this made a difference because they are all very colorful objects. Happy with the results. This was done with a 0.04-inch border. I have no idea why they didn’t scan correctly when I was making the video. Here’s how they turned out.