I must admit originally I thought it was just another machine on the market and what was the point of it? Then I got to watching Julie Fei Fan Balzer demonstrate the machine making and designing some of her stencils and that caught my attention. Create and Craft were also showing the machine at the time and all the tricks you could do with it.
As I watched more of the ideas and what you could actually do with the machine I finally got to "I want one!" but they are very expensive. Luckily my friend wanted to sell hers so after thinking it over for a while, last Sunday I became the proud owner of one. I did of course have to contact her straight away and get it straight away once I had decided! My new addition is now called Bertie!
As soon as I got it home I had to have a play to see what it could do, cutting out the various shapes and words etc, then I moved on to finding free SVG files and using the Brother Scanncut Canvas to design with.
Of course this was the first thing I had to cut out!
I found this file to cut the Birthday Card and made this for my friend.
Bertie came to Bristol Scrappers with me yesterday, and I put him to work cutting out titles and pages for my scrapbook pages. I designed the pages first on Canvas and then cut them at class from a USB stick.
These are the finished pages: -
I thought today I would have a go at the direct cut, I stamped one of the Stampotique images onto white card, scanned it into the machine and cut them out! Within a minute I had two perfectly cut images, even cutting the wispy hair, I am very impressed with that feature, no more scissor cutting tricky stamps!!!
|The cut out stamps|
|Even cutting the hair!|
|Two perfectly cut stamps.|
|The cut out section.|