How the ScanNCut is rocking my stamping world

Scanning stamps with a simple outline using the ScanNCut is not only quick – it’s super easy! As much as I love doing this, I have long wished for a way to cut just part of an intricate image, or find a way to trick this machine into doing hard work for me.


You see what once would have taken either a craft knife and a good amount of time not to mention little nicks and imperfections all over- now takes three things:

  • Transparency/clear plastic medium
  • black or bright pen thick enough to be picked up by scanner
  • A little tape

This is really game changing for me – and not only do I have a card to share with you today but I video taped the whole process/how-to. It’s a 15 minute or so video – longer than my usual YouTube but hey, that’s what it took! The thing is this took me oh, somewhere in the range of 8-10 hours to test, test, and test some more before I could get stuff just right. So much so that the original pen I had been using died I used it so much!


Here is my full video tutorial explaining the process of getting your ScanNCut machine to recognize and cut just a part of your design (or a whole intricate design).

Link to YouTube

Here’s my finished card-


How-to notes on the card:

  • white background is just dye ink applied to textured brayer and rolled on. Splatters of gold mist onto finished card
  • The stamped (colored) image is just multiple colors of ink applied and stamped onto watercolor paper
  • The angel is black embossed on watercolor paper. Colored with watercolor.

So much possibility – and now when I reference my “partial stamp cutting” you’ll know exactly how I did it!

Disclosure: I am a paid consultant for Brother International Corporation and have received a ScanNCut from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely my own and based on my use of the product.

6 thoughts on “How the ScanNCut is rocking my stamping world”

  1. May, Thanks for all the ” scan-n-cut videos, I am saving them all !!! I have the machine but have not used it yet, so when I do, I know I can look back on all of your’s and Julie’s videos to help me out. I really appreciate that, thanks a bunch.

  2. Very cool. It seems to be a great crafting tool. That’s awesome. And the card is beautiful, too. Michelle t

  3. Thanks so much!
    lovely card too
    when Cutting simple stamped images with my scan n cut i’ve been very happy with the results, but with more intricate images, not so much… now with your tips i’ll have fun playing with more detailed designs
    your time and efforts are appreciated!

  4. Thanks for sharing this video. I basically bought the ScanNCut for cutting out stamped images and then was disappointed because some images it did not scan correctly. Since I love to often cut out just part of a stamped image this is perfect

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