A Quick Video Overview Of Brother Scan N Cut Canvas

January 10, 2015 — 51 Comments

Here is a quick video overview of the Brother Scan N Cut Canvas that I put together recently.

I am planning more videos on this in the near future so if there is anything that you would like me to cover, please feel free to pop your requests in the comments section at the bottom of this post.

In the meantime, thank you for watching! :)

51 responses to A Quick Video Overview Of Brother Scan N Cut Canvas

  1. 

    HELP please. Firstly I would like to say I think your ideas are fantastic. I am not a card
    maker but love crafting, Since watching Create and Craft and demonstrations it has
    helped me greatly. I actually bought Page Plus(Serif) from Serif previously and it was only when I saw demonstrations on CraftArtist that I worked out how to produce something I was working on.

    I am a 70 year old and losing some of my memory (medical). I have forgotten both the entries to get in ScanNCut and am not receiving a reply to my e-mail when filling in their sections, I have a feeling I might have enrolled when I had a BT not Virgin e-mail so no point in putting BT for reply. When I put virgin email the site wont accept saying they already have that email address. The site seems to have problems. I sent an email to your technical dept, and scan and cut ages ago and got no reply. Ideal world rang me the next day offering lots of items but I love investigating things. I buy when something takes my fancy. Demonstrations on your channel are at times brilliant. especially with brother ScanNCut and Serif. You are good at demonstrating too.

    Hope you can help.

    Pam

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  2. 

    Hi, I have been converting my SVG files in Canvas and saving them in Canvas as a project as well as my USB stick. Is there a limit to how many projects can be saved in Canvas? I have lots over the years, doing a few each evening, taking a while :)
    Julia

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  3. 

    I just received my Scan N Cut yesterday but had combed YouTube and watched tons of instructional videos plus I downloaded the owners manual, beforehand. Well, all I can say is that your informative, to the point video was the best thing I have seen. I even successfully converted and saved some free SVG files, thanks to another one of your posts. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and knowledge with the rest of us in blogger land.

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  4. 

    Hi John I wrote to say how useful I thought this tutorial would be. At that point I had used only the built in scan n cut programes, and found a couple if sites with cutting files. I have tried the canvas, but fell at the first hurdle! How do you get your projects to display as thumbs. Once I have put them onto my USB stick I have trouble accessing them again. It would be great to find them quickly to manipulate the images on a bigger screen thanks for your help Lois

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  5. 

    Hi John, Thanks for this video on the scan n cut canvas. Will be doing any other Scan N Cut video’s?. I really enjoyed this one. I sent this on to my friend in England as she has just received one for Christmas.

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  6. 

    Hi John, thanks for replying. Problem solved…..watched it on youtube and had audio. I don’t know why I couldn’t hear audio on from your blog. Laptop settings all good. Cheers, Kym
    P.S. I look forward to your next vid, thanks

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  7. 

    Thank you so much for this video. I have my machine from the end off October, still just getting used to it but I do love it .Could you please tell me how to download updates very confused.

    Phyllis

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    Bridget Gillings January 11, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Hello John, great video, very helpful and informative, and well presented. Looking forward to more. I have like others dabbled a bit, but really want to get more used to various functions like welding text and shapes. Take care and hope you are feeling much better. Bx

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  9. 

    Thanks John, I haven’t yet explored Canvas but I will now that I understand the basics. Marilyn

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  10. 

    Hi John, thanks for the video. I purchased my machine about a month ago and am addicted to it already. I have had to pretty much teach myself as the manual is confusing and seems to be all over the place. Does your video have audio? I couldn’t hear anything. Very weird watching cursor flit all over screen, lol. I live in Australia and the lack of avaliable consumables here is disheartening but hopefully in time that will change. Cheers, Kym

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  11. 

    John thanks so much this it is soooo useful. I have been watching the scan n cut programmes on C & C since last Jan. Finally got one for Christmas. My problem is with the blade & holder. Mel seems to get a good cut on no 4 to 7 for most projects. Any thing less than 5 my blade is not visible above the plastic, and nothing even marks the paper. To cut med weight card I have to have the blade on at least 10 and pressure 1. However ever will I be able to cut thicker card. This is a big disappointment to me. Is it something wrong with the holder or the blade. I did email in to the last weeks4 day deals, my email was not read, and though Mel promised to respond to all questions I have so far had ho help.

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      That doesn’t sound right. I’d contact Mel through her blog or Brother through their helpdesk.
      J :)

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        Dear john thank you so much for the quick reply concerning my problem with the blade. it is nice to know some one actually is listening. I have been following your DVDs step by step and it has helped so much looking forward to the next instalment. Hope you are now well. All the best Lois

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  12. 

    Super Dooper Johh, thank you.. Perfect, clear, concise. Look forward to Part 2. Carol Hinds.

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  13. 

    Thank you so much for your video. Very informative, clearly spoken and not rushed. I look forward to any future videos. Have already sent links to friends with the brother scan n cut machine.Carole

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  14. 

    Very good clear instructions John, I had issues with the text part of canvas and in this video you set me straight on what to do so thank you

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  15. 

    Hi John, thanks for your video, my friend in South Africa has just forwarded it on to me. Got the S n C off my husband for Christmas now need to get involved with it. John when you use the computer for Canvas and downloading files does it have instructions for the Mac computer, as you may have guessed I am a dummy when it comes to computers. Thanks for all your help it is greatly appreciated
    Regards Liz.

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  16. 

    Thank you John so much for this video,I don’t have a scan n cut YET as i have a cricut expressions and wonder if i would be able to manage the scan n cut, The way that you spoke in the video helps us understand its workings a little more.I want to also make sure I would be able to get full use of the scan n cut. I’m drawn even nearer to getting one since your video and looking forward to your next one.I love the computer but don’t fully understand SVG files or canvas that they speak about on create and craft.
    Thank Mary

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      In all fairness Mary you don’t need to know about SVG files to work the machine. There are lots of built in shapes and you can scan/convert your own designs. SVGs are just a common file type that can be converted for use with the machine if you would like to.

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  17. 

    thanks John for the video very clear looking forward to the next one Got the scan and cut in Birmingham and have downloaded an SGV file and made a Box Card. super!
    Marie

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  18. 

    John, thank you. If you could explain what the error codes mean, so we could correct the svg file, I would appreciate. Also, I wish the canvas program had direct access to all the files in the booklet. Ashley did a card showing uploading a quilting file to canvas and then editing it for a card. Would like to see how she did this?

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  19. 

    Hi John great video and good clear instructions can’t wait for part 2.
    Just a quick question – when cutting fabric on SNC someone said you use freezer paper, is this correct and if so how do you use it?

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  20. 

    Thank you for this. I have the machine and have no idea about these features. What about svg files? Do I need a special program to download them? I see projects on line and would like to try to cut them and am totally clueless. I have a cricut so I do know about operating the basics but need help with involving my computer with the machine. Thank you for you’re patience with helping us learn these wonderful machines.Cathy

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  21. 

    I am having trouble logging into to brother, as I have mislaid my ID and Password, I am not able to log into Brother.   have sent them an e-mail . am being told I cannot register again, so have to reset details which I do not have. I have downloaded update, that was ok because did not have to log in.thanking you audrey.

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  22. 

    thank you so much john very helpful.I also have had my machine since the launch last
    year but have only used it for the basics.Like adrienne i have tried to download SVG files
    with no success.A video on this would be very helpful
    thank you for your time.Marion

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  23. 

    good morning john
    thank you so much for this video as i also have had my machine since it was launched
    and have only used it for the basics.like adrienne i have struggled with SVG files
    i feel i am missing out on a lot of things i could be doing.
    thanks again john .marion

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  24. 

    Thank you for the over view. Looking forward to more of your videos.

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  25. 

    Many thanks for the canvas video John it was brilliant
    looking forward to more

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  26. 

    Thanks again John. I echo exactly the last comment from Adrienne – bring on the DVD! I haven’t had the confidence to even try Canvas yet but now I feel much happier about it. Having said that I’ve been so busy learning on my ‘Bro’ and using all the images already there that I’m only just feeling the need to try Canvas. Happy crafting!
    Liz

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  27. 

    Thank you so much John for a clear an concise tutorial. It has inspired me to try more in Canvas. I’d love to learn more about working on SVG files from Pintrest and converting them to use in the ScanNCut. John I could listen to your lovely voice all day. Looking forward to up and coming tutorials. Thanks again. xx

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  28. 

    Thank you so much for this step by step tutorial and I look forward to more. So far all I have used Canvas for is to download and convert svg files and it would be good to start doing more with it. I look forward to seeing a video on the faux stitching Mel mentions.

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  29. 

    Just to say thank you John for your advice. It is most appreciated. I have had a little dabble in Canvas but not done anything serious as yet.
    Thanks again

    Carole.

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  30. 

    Thanks John this has helped me so much. Looking to more videos. Can’t wait toget started.
    Pamela

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  31. 

    Hi John. A friend of mine has just had her machine delivered so I have sent her a link to your blog. Hope that’s OK

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  32. 

    Really clear instructions thank you. Looking forward to further posts.

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  33. 

    Very useful guide, thank you. I don’t have the machine yet but it is very useful to be aware of the extra software available 😊

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  34. 

    A really useful. extremely clear and fab tutorial. Thank you John :-)

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  35. 

    Thank you so much John for taking the time and trouble to help all of us that are struggling with Canvas. Your lovely voice and clear, concise narration makes it a pleasure to watch and very informative. Really look forward to future videos on this subject. Thank you.

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  36. 

    Morning John …. looking forward to more on the Canvas. I have found my way round the basics, just need more knowledge on settings on ‘what I want to cut or draw’!! Always seem to get something wrong and see the machine merrily cutting out text from a designed topper ….. :-) Have a nice day, x

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      Hi Jacki. If you want to “draw” the text rather than cut it out, make sure you go to Properties and set to Drawing Line. When you put this into the SnC machine, it will only draw. Hope this helps.

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  37. 

    thanks so much for this video! Just what I needed. I’ve had a play with canvas but wasn’t sure I was using it to its full potential! I would be interested in a video about designing with text to be drawn in a cut shape but showing how you can accurately space, size and align the text. I did it “by eye” but wasn’t perfect and I’m sure there’s a more efficient way. Thanks again – look forward to more videos!

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  38. 

    Thanks for that John I feel now I will b able to use my canvas. I have had my S&C for a year now & have not managed to do any thing other than the functions on the machine.
    Can you please now do a video on how to download SVG files I have not had any luck so far . Thanks again Adrienne

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