Creating SVG Cutting Files In Serif Craft Artist For Use With The Brother Scan N Cut

February 13, 2017 — 27 Comments

Did you know that you can create SVG cutting files from the embellishments in your Daisy Trail digi kits from Serif Craft Artist?

Well, you can! This video post will give you a brief how-to, and also how to import it into Brother Scan N Cut Canvas however if you are a Silhouette or Cricut user then the first part will still relate to any cutting software that can accept SVG cutting files.


This video does make a couple of assumptions.

  1. You have a copy of Serif Craft Artist installed on your PC.
  2. You have at least one Digi-Kit from Daisy Trail installed on your PC.
  3. For Scan N Cut users only – That you have signed up to Brother Scan N Cut Canvas

By the way, I did check with Serif re the copyright question in doing this and they responded that it was OK to do this if the cutting file was for your personal use. I have included the text at the beginning of the video for your reference. You will need to contact Serif individually if you wish to use the cut shapes that you create for any other purpose and negotiate usage rights.

Right, let’s go!

Ok, hope you enjoyed that and will get some use from it in the future.

If you have any questions about this video, please use the comments section at the bottom of this blog post or on the YouTube video.

More videos coming your way this year – stay tuned!

Bye for now.

J :)

27 responses to Creating SVG Cutting Files In Serif Craft Artist For Use With The Brother Scan N Cut


    I had the same issue: error warning that file could be too big. I then realized I wasn’t changing from the page option to the selected item option. After that was fixed, it was a successful transformation to an SVG file.



    i have followed this to a t… even used the same image from the digi kit… unable to do error message.. checked the dpi the colour everything..


    Andrea O Sullivan February 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Hi John many thanks for this post.I had problems with saving a image in craft artist and thanks to you I have now managed to do it.I have just used a jigsaw punch to make a photo into a jigsaw and then I imported a stencil tag into canvas.I am so excited about what I can now do with craft artist as I havent used it for a long long time.
    I love watching you on C&C especially when you do the ScanNCut.Keep up the good work with Mind,I will get one of the colouring books with my next order to C&C.I cant wait until the foil function comes out for the



    Hi Jon – thanks for this Can you also import into SCAL – Sure Cuts A Lot – in this way? Thanks in advance.



    Hi John

    Thanks for this. Can you also import a Serif image into SCAL in the same way??? Many thanks.



    Hi. I cannot get this to work as it says it unable to create picture
    needs too much memory. I have even tried it on the lowest Dpi



    Great thanks john. Only problem I had was trying to do it with craft artist pro… will only work with craft artist 2.



    Followed instructions to the letter, CA error message unable to create picture.(this is usually because it needs to much memory) have tried with several different digikit items all say the same, what am i doing wrong, (bangs head on desk wailing why me)



    Thanks for the 3rd Scan n Cut tip in a week. Looking forward to having a go at this, I am sure I will find some shapes to try out. I will need to save onto a USB from husbands PC to import onto my Mac where I have Canvas.


    Geraldine Russell February 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing this very useful video.xx



    Hi, will craft artist work with an Apple Mac, or is it only for Microsoft?



    Thank you John, as always you are so brilliant at sharing crafting ideas with us. :)



    John you really are my hero . I have just tried this following your very clear instructions, it worked. I can never do these things normally.
    Thank you for showing this to us all
    carole x



    John, you are a legend, I hadn’t thought of using the two pieces of software together! – doh. Thank you so much x



    Hi John. i am following your video but when it comes to Save ,I get an error message “Unable to create picture. This is usually because it needs too much memory” Can you tell from this what I am doing wrong? Thanks. Sue



    Thank you John for your help.



    Very useful John thankyou so much for sharing xxxx


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