Tag Archive | Scan’n’cut

Tiger Card



One of my grandsons turned 14 this month and I find making cards for teenage boys quite difficult. Well, not actually making the card, but coming up with the idea.

After much searching and debating, I settled on this tiger, which I drew, then cut out of black paper with my scan ‘n’ cut (quicker than doing it by hand).
I stuck some white paper behind the eye cutouts and pink behind the nose, then stuck it on some orange paper and trimmed the edges. the whole thing was glued to some folded white card and a coloured happy birthday peel-off added, plus a couple of green jewels for the eyes.


Three Birthday Cards

Three cards made this month.



For the first one I hot foiled and cut out, the flowers and leaves with the TODO Daisy Die Template Set on a TODO.

I cut an aperture on one side of a piece of folded gold card with a die and cut a piece of cream card to fit behind it.

I drew the stems on the cream card with a gel pen, attached the leaves and flowers, then finished off with a ‘Best Wishes’ peel-off and some chunky glitter to the flower centres.


As you can see the following two were similar, and were both made in the same way.

I designed and cut each letter piece (see examples below) on the scan’n’cut, folded and attached each one to a piece of white folded card then added a picture to the right hand side.

The bird in the cage card was made with various patterned papers and the picture was a topper from my stash.

The phoenix card was made from plain card, embossed, hot foiled and decorated with self-adhesive pearls, while the phoenix itself was heat embossed


Letter piece patterns.



Wedding Cards

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I’ve made two wedding cards this month. One was for my son who got married on the 8th of August and one for my nephew who gets married next month.

Wedding Card (1)

I cut a heart from a square of white card, and 2 more hearts of the same size, giving you three hearts..
The square of card was embossed with Scruffy Little Cat – Chic Embossing Folder along with two of the hearts.
The two embossed hearts were trimmed for the overlapped front of the third heart.


The trimmed front pieces were attached to the back heart with double-sided sticky tape.
I stuck some thin lilac ribbon down the centre of some wider white ribbon and threaded this through a small pearl buckle. I wrapped the ribbon around the heart stuck the ends to the back.
I stuck some white and lilac flowers and leaves between the rear heart and the overlapped front and then stuck it at an angle on the square piece of card, slightly overlapping the aperture.

I attached more of the lilac on white ribbon to the reverse of the heart aperture and added a peel-off ‘congratulations’ to the front.

I cut and folded a piece of white card to size then layered a square of silver paper, then a layer of white card and another layer of silver paper before adding the embossed layer. I added 3 graduated stick on pearls to the bottom corner and a heart shaped stick on pearl to the ‘congratulations’ ribbon.

Wedding Card (2)


I designed and cut the front panel from a piece of white pearlised card on my scan’n’cut then pleated some white ribbon on the reverse.
I printed the greeting and names and stuck those on the reverse of the panel then added some flowers and leaves to the front.
I cut and folded a piece of white card to size then layered a square of lilac paper, then a layer of white card and another layer of lilac paper before adding the panel.


Cupcake Boxes


Late Friday afternoon, I had an urgent request for 15 cupcake boxes, from my dear, and ever so delightful daughter.
She needed them by Saturday morning for her partners party later!
As she was happy for them to be plain and simple, I said I would try to get them done.

I needed something quick and easy, so I adapted a template from a free e-book to a cutting file for my scan’n’cut. I cut all 15 boxes on the scan’n’cut in the time it would have taken me to cut one or two by hand.

I then had them all to score by hand, though, just me, a hougie board and a bone folder, which took a while!


Early Saturday morning I used double-sided tape to stick the boxes together, then I threaded some ribbon through the tops.

All done, with time to spare for me to get ready and go.

It was a great party. Smileys

Birthday Cards (2)

I made two more cards  today… a flowery card and a quick, masculine one.

Parasol with Flowers


I ran a strip of pale blue pearl card through my eBosser with the Chantilly Rose Tattered Lace Die. I had to run it through twice to get the length I wanted.
I repeated this with a strip of matt card, in a similar shade of blue.
From the same matt card, I cut 3 small rectangles, which I also cut with the same die. I cut them into triangles, leaving ‘tabs’ on two of them. I scored each one down the centre, along the tab and along the outermost scorelines, for a mountain fold ( /\ ) and half-way between the edge and the centre for a valley fold ( \/ ). Then I glued the tabs to the back of the centre triangle.


I scored and folded a piece of white card for the base of the birthday card
I cut a sheet of double-sided patterned paper from a First Edition Neroli paper pad in half, and then cut one piece in half again.

I stuck the quarter piece of patterned paper, with the darker side facing up, onto the card base with double-sided tape. Overlapping each previous piece, I stuck down the strip of die-cut matt card, followed by the die-cut pearl card, and finally the half piece of patterned paper, with the lighter side showing.

Folding the edges of the parasol back, from the outermost scorelines,  I attached it to the card with  double-sided tape.
I threaded 3 pearl beads onto a cocktail stick for the handle and stuck it to the card, along with some flowers from my stash.

Happy Birthday

scan n cut (3)

I used my scan’n’cut to cut the HAPPY BIRTH’D’AY from a piece of stripey green card, printed out a picture from Pollyanna Pickering’s Britsh Wildlife DVD-ROM and glued it behind the ‘D’. Then stuck this onto a folded piece of green card, and added 3 self-adhesive pearls to the top corner.

Birthday Cards

I have two birthdays coming up this month, my sister-in-law and my youngest daughters partner. So this weekend I made a card for each occasion.

Birthday Card (1)

scan n cut edge

 I designed the lacy edged panel, cut it with my scan’n’cut then embossed it with the Crafts Too Dots Embossing folder. As it’s only a small folder I had to run it through twice, ensuring that the dots  lined up for the second run.
The small blue panel was cut from the Craft Asylum Candy Paper Pad, onto which I stuck flowers, leaves and some ribbon from my stash.  I stuck the small blue panel on the embossed, lacy edged panel and finished by sticking the whole thing on to a folded piece of blue card.

Pattern for lacy edged panel. (see notes** for cutting file)



Birthday Card (2)

scan n cut

I used my scan’n’cut to cut the numbers and letters from a piece of dark blue card, then stuck a piece of  white to pale blue shaded card behind the age and greeting.
I attached the cut panel to a slightly larger piece of the dark blue card with double sided foam tape to add dimension, and finished by sticking the whole thing on to a folded piece of white card.

Two Cards

I’ve made a couple of cards over the weekend.

An anniversary card for my husband and a father’s day card for my Dad.

Anniversary Card


For the background, I started by drawing a diagonal grid with an embossing pen on a piece of lilac card and stamping hearts where the lines crossed, then heat embossed all with fine silver embossing powder.

I designed the heart and cut two on my scan’n’cut. I snipped through one at the top so that I could link them. The cut is hidden behind the other heart.

I added two lengths of ribbon with double-sided tape, folded the ends behind the lilac card and stuck the whole thing on a piece of folded silver card.

I drew the pansy petals on parchment/vellum, coloured them with blendable pencils and cut them out.

After assembling the pansy, I added some yellow flocking powder to the centre and attached it to the ribbon with a glue dot.

The pattern for the heart is available here.


Fathers Day Card

heat embossed and scan n cutThe rushes and grasses were drawn on hammered cream card with an embossing pen and heat embossed with fine gold embossing powder, then coloured with brown and green alcohol markers.

I designed the ‘happy’, cut it on my scan’n’cut and stuck it onto the cream card. I added dragonfly and letter peel offs, coloured with brown peel-off pens, and stuck the finished panel on a folded piece of brown card.