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Scan n Cut - Cutting Images

I will admit, I am a Cricut gal through and through. So, you might wonder why I bought a Scan n Cut machine. I bought it for one purpose, to cut out stamped and printed images. Can the Cricut do that, well yes but not as easily. I love being able to print out images on my home printer and then have them quickly cut out on my Scan n Cut for crafting. I actually bought my Scan n Cut used. I found it on Facebook Marketplace from a crafter who was having some medical issues and had only used it for a short period of time but needed to get rid of her supplies due to her health. I was thankful to have found it at a savings. This post is a part of a craft hop so read to the bottom to see the other projects.

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I chose an image pack (Pretty Flower Pack) that was free at the HungryJpeg and download it onto my computer. Using an imaging program, I laid out the images and printed them on cardstock using an HP 4650 printer.

Tip: on the HungryJpeg site, at the top, click on freebies but don't select anything from the drop-down menu. This will open all the free fonts and graphics available.

I taped the cardstock to the cutting mat and loaded it into my Scan n Cut. (taping is optional but my mat isn't very sticky so I use the tape for extra security)

This is one of the screens from the Scan n Cut machine. I am choosing to add a .04" border around the images.

Here is the cardstock after I removed the cut images. The left-behind pieces are actually individually cut. They are small and I probably will not use them but the Scan n Cut can cut little details like these. The lines attaching them to the larger images were too small for the machine to detect.

These are the pieces that were cut out. I will use them for card making. You can see the .04" white border around the images against this dark background.

The Scan n Cut makes cutting and using these images so easy. No more fussy cutting for me!

So how did I use the images?

I made a mixed media Birthday Card.

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Bring on the Crafts — A Craft & DIY Blog Hop

On the first Friday through Sunday of each month, a group of DIY and crafty bloggers join forces to create a fun craft or DIY project to share that follows a monthly materials theme. Together, with hosts Marie from Elle Marie Home and Habiba from Craftify My Love, they share the #BringontheCrafts blog hop with you. August's theme is Cutting Machines! Each blogger chooses their own craft to make as long as they love it and it uses a Cutting Machine for the project.

Our August Co-hosts

Jenny at Cookies, Coffee and Crafts • Kim at Day to Day Adventures Marie at DIY Adulation • Janet at Try It – Like It • Beverly at Across the Blvd

Join in on the fun! If you'd like to participate next month, you can request to join our Bring on the Crafts Facebook Group. Next month's theme is Wood!

Not a blogger, but a creative mind none the less!? Don't worry, Share your awesome creations in our Craft Cult Facebook Group. This is also a great place to ask craft & DIY related questions and find inspiration for your next project.

Now let's see all of those amazing Craft and DIY Projects!

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