Scan It Saturday – Swirly Heart Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut

July 19, 2014 — 104 Comments

Another free cutting file for you all this week.

This time I have designed a complete card front, you just need to add your choice of topper or sentiment.

The design also incorporates a trellis style background and all layers and mats.

Here is a picture of the “naked” card front (i.e. just showing what the cutting files will give you).

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut 1

So, as you can see, most of the work has been done.

I worked with just two colours for this creation but you could do each layer in a different shade of colour if you preferred.

The finished card front is just a tad smaller than eight inches square so you can just mount it straight onto the front of an eight inch square card and be done.

There are six cutting files in all.

You will need all six if you want to create the complete look however if you don’t want the lattice background you can just download the files from layer 3 onwards.

To download them, just right-click and “save target as…” or “save file as…” (for windows users) and save directly to the USB stick that you are using to transfer/store your FCM files.

I managed to make a quick design using the test cuts and a few extra bits.

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Finished Card 1 Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Finished Card 2 Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Finished Card 3 Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Finished Card 4

For my tester project I have used Neenah cardstock. If you want to use different cardstocks then I would suggest something around 220gsm or less. This will incorporate Neenah and most lightweight cardstocks (American Crafts Bazzill Basics, Coredinations etc). I don’t think that the fine details will cut so well from thicker cardstocks; but do feel free to experiment.

The urn on this card was from a sheet that I got in the £1 sale over at the Flowersoft website.

I used the Direct Cut feature of the Brother Scan N Cut to cut them all from their sheet.

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Cutting The Flower Soft Vases

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Cutting The Flower Soft Vases 2

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Cutting The Flower Soft Vases 3

As a final thought, I had a go at making some flowers from the “waste” of the frame.

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Using The Waste 1

Scan It Saturday - Love Heart Swirly Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut - Using The Waste 2

Right, that’s it for this week’s post. I hope that you like the file and will use it in your card making adventures.

As ever, as I have made this design completely from scratch, you are free to use the files to make and sell as many handcrafted items as you wish however please don’t share/sell the file or the basic cut outs.

If you know someone that would like this file, please feel free to send them a link to this post or use the handy sharing options below.

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you again next time fellow scanners!

J :)

104 responses to Scan It Saturday – Swirly Heart Frame Cutting File For The Brother Scan N Cut

  1. 

    Had scan and cut a week saw this file and downloaded and saved it then dragged it into a new folder then transferred to scan and cut via wifi easy and so pleased with the card it looks beautiful

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  2. 

    Thank you for your generosity!

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  3. 

    Hi New to the cut and scan and just found your beautiful design but when I try to download the files my computer says it can’t open them as it doesn’t know what programme created them. I get sent to some dodgy looking downloads to try to open them. Could you advise me as to how to access them?
    Thank you, and thanks for all the advice I am finding on pinterest about how to use the machine.
    Tessa

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    Sue Micklewright June 1, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hi John,
    I have just ordered a Scan N’cut and am waiting for it to arrive. However, really worried it won’t live up to my Silhouette Cameo. I see from your lovely project above that the close up shows a pretty unclean cut in places. Is this just because the pic is magnified.
    Also I did read a review to say the SC could not cut a perfect small circle. Please reassure me. I know I can return the machine to C&C if I am not happy with it but it would be good to hear from you. Sue

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    Lilian gillis May 30, 2016 at 7:08 pm

    Hi. I wonder if you can help me, I got my scan n cut last week, the cm 700 special edition.with wifi,I have been reading up on as much as I can.regestered for canvas,look at Pinterest .& found your free designs & I would like to use them.but I don’t know how to get them,I have waited for over 2 yrs to get the scan n cut,because I thought that a wifi scan n cut would be available at some time,I don’t have a computer only a iPad.so how can I get your free designs??? Iam not technically minded.so it has to be easy for me,,,thanks xx

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    • 

      I haven’t much experience on the Wifi models I am afraid however I would assume that you would need to download the file to a cloud based storage app like Dropbox and then open this in Scan N Cut Canvas, which you can use on the iPad.

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  6. 

    Hello I am new to scan and cut and really enjoying using it to create wedding invitations, however I am getting frustrated as I cannot open files that I down load, they seem to download ok but cannot be opened as they are ‘not supported’ I am using windows 10. can anyone help please

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  7. 

    Hi John
    Very new to the SNC but loving it. About to try downloading cutting files, and came across your file above. Is this ok to download onto a Mac computer?
    Thanks in advance

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  8. 

    Hi John,
    thank you so much for more cutting files.
    I love the very superb design of this one, and your card made from it.
    I made my first all ScanNCut card the other day with one of your lattice files.
    Just put it on my blog today.
    Craft Regards. Jenny L.

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  9. 

    Thank you John for your reply, on this question. Unfortunately I have another, I have been experimenting with the pre loaded images and using the same card stock. I cut out a house which has 8 windows, I cut this image 4 times and the windows do not cut through properly, first one left 1 uncut, 2nd left 2 parcially cut, the third 2 again and the 4th 4 ??? I am getting frustrated as some more intricate images cut beautifully. Is this my fault or the machine?? Your thoughts or anyone elses would be very much appreciated.
    Thank you for your time
    kind regards
    Kim

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    • 

      It sounds more like an issue with the machine. I would suggest contacting the Brother help desk.

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    • 

      I have found the ScanNcut a real learning curve and frustrating as a novice with cutting machines.I do a trial cut now and increase blade depth etc as needed and keep a log book of what worked with what card/paper. You can waste a lot of card/paper if not doing this.

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  10. 

    Hello John,
    I have loaded up my snc with the free cardstock (supplied with my monster bundle) to cut the lovely design you have so kindly given us for free, however once it had finished i lifted off part of the design from the mat and thought that as it had cut beautifully I removed it, only to find that it had not cut right through on the right had side on sections of the design. This was the swirly one, however the really intricate design it cut with no problem. I have found this on some other cutting files, but not on all ?? I always do a test cut and have been guided by this. Any ideas.
    kind regards
    Kim

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