Back to School?! How is this possible?

I am not ready guys, and I just can’t believe I’m discussing fall and even WINTER stuff with Brother on our recent calls. CHA projects? NO WAY! (yes, way) Before we get rolling on this post I want to remind you that I am a paid consultant for Brother. I do so love working with them and the ScanNCut, and sharing all my own ideas & opinions on this great machine.


We just got our teacher assignments (and I think it’s gonna be another great year!) – so I needed one more card for a teacher and had an idea. What if I tried my “how to trick the ScanNCut into cutting a stamp that isn’t quite solid lines?” trick… to make a faux shaker card? Well it worked! Here’s a Link to my YouTube video

What I really like about not putting acetate on top? Two things. First of all it means I do not need to perfectly seal my foam adhesive around the opening so that things don’t get loose. Secondly, it means I can get as bulky as I want without adding extra layers of foam adhesive.


I can hardly believe my girls are about to be 4th and 6th graders! Time sure does fly, and we’ll be taking the time to thank our teachers and enjoy this special year. I hope you’ve liked this tutorial – and have been inspired to play around with funky ideas of your own!

6 thoughts on “Back to School?! How is this possible?”

  1. I’m with you, May–I just can’t believe school is almost in session! My mom is starting her 30th–and final–year of teaching. (She will be turning 80 years young in October!) The teachers here have already started getting ready with their inservice work, and the students come back next Monday. Love your faux shaker card, and thanks for the video! TAke care! 🙂 ~ Andrea

  2. That’s awesome, Andrea, your mom is definitely an angel to share her special talents and teach.

  3. I love the colors of this card! Really cool! You guys start so early. We go back after Labor Day, but we don’t finish til mid June. Michelle t

  4. Great shortcut for cutting out a stamped piece, May! There’s so much to learn about the scan n cut.

  5. That is so cool Andrea! I’ve just started my teaching degree and will be 53 when I finish! So your amazing mum gives me hope!

  6. What a cool idea – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a faux shaker card before and I love it!
    Once again, your kids’ teachers are so lucky to have you as a mum!

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