2016 Austin Classes: Part Two
Around Here: September 2016

ScanNCut Videos for You: Chalkboard Labels, Thin Papers, Curving Text, Canvas Top 10

In honor of the $50 automatic rebate on the ScanNCut 350...

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Videos for you!
from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Videos for you!
...I've got three ScanNCut video tutorials for you!  

The first video tutorial is a simple project that I was inspired to create after wandering the aisles at Staples.  I found some chalkboard contact paper and I knew that I wanted to make something with it.  Isn't it funny how you can be inspired by a simple trip to the office supply store? 

Take a peek at what I made:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Videos for you!

Please note that these are made from contact paper, so they're not dishwasher or microwave safe.  But they're easily peel-able and restick-able on plastic containers like these.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Videos for you!

Watch the video for the how-to:

If you don't want to make your own chalkboard labels, you can buy some really cool pre-made chalkboard labels already cut into fancy shapes, including these ducks!

Next up, a technique video.  We often talk about how thick the ScanNCut can cut.  Let's talk about how thin it can cut!  In this video I share tips for cutting painted deli paper, tissue paper, and book pages with your ScanNCut

Here are the borders I cut in the video:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Technique: Cutting Thin Papers
For my third video, an answer to a question: a number of people have asked me if there's a way to curve text in ScanNCut Canvas.  Unfortunately, there isn't a button to push, but there is an easy hack.  Watch the video for the how-to:

And here's the curved text from the video:

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Technique: Curved Text Hack

I cut my curved text from vinyl and put it onto a plain white jewelry box.  (An easy way to dress up a gift box.)  I hope you'll experiment with this technique and try curving your text too!

Finally, I encourage you to get to know ScanNCut Canvas.  It's free online cloud-based software that allows you to do so much more with your machine!  Here's a little top ten list I put together to excite you.

from the Balzer Designs Blog: #ScanNCut Canvas Top 10

Here's a link to ScanNCut Canvas. I encourage you to go ahead and start experimenting and see just how much you can do!

Whew!  That was a lot of ScanNCut info!  I hope it was useful to you.  Let me know what other ScanNCut questions you have!

Thanks for stopping by!


I am a paid consultant for the Brother ScanNCut.  It is a machine that I love and use.  All projects and opinions are my own.