Tropical Serving Tray


Whether you are having a relaxing weekend or entertaining guests, this Tropical Serving Tray will be very handy. A purchased inexpensive plain wood tray can be transformed quickly with a built in ScanNCut2 pattern design and a little paint.


Brother ScanNCut2 Machine
Brother ScanNCut2 Standard Mat 12″x 12”
Brother ScanNCut2 Standard Cut Blade
Brother ScanNCut2 pattern AR-0030 & BO-A001
Wood tray, approximately 9” x 11”
White acrylic craft paint
Scrapbook paper, one 12” x 12”- tropical design
Thin acrylic sheet, cut to fit interior of tray
Craft knife
Ruler & cutting mat
Craft glue


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Place scrapbook paper design side up onto the Standard 12” x 12” Mat. Load mat into the ScaNCut2 Machine.

With ScanNCut2 Machine, set pattern design #AR-0030.  Adjust size to fit the interior of the tray.   Touch OK then cut, and start.

Repeat, cutting two of border design #BO-A00, measuring 11” x .75”.

Using the paintbrush, paint wood tray with diluted white acrylic paint (1 part paint to 2 parts water). Let dry.

Apply dots of glue to the back side of the cut doily design and center onto the inside bottom of tray. Repeat adhering one border design to each side of tray.
Using a craft knife, ruler and mat, cut acrylic sheet to fit the inside dimensions of the tray. Place ruler against acrylic sheet and score with craft knife.  Repeat several times.  Using hands, gently apply pressure to scored line, and break.  Repeat with other sides.  Remove film from both sides of the sheet and insert into the tray, covering the cut design.  Acrylic sheets can be purchased at home improvement, art,  and hardware stores.

Refer to photo, glue one border strip to each long side of tray.



If you have room on your paper, cut additional sizes of border strips and save for future projects, such as card making.

Cut an additional doily shape to use as a stencil for another project.

If you have your own doily or other design, scan into the ScanNCut2 and cut.



Happy St. Patricks Day Placemat


final shamrock placemat
Happy St. Patricks Day Placemat

by Rebekah Meier


Brother ScanNcut Machine

Brother ScanNcut Standard Mat

Brother ScanNcut High Tack Fabric Support Sheet

Brother ScanNcut Blade dedicated for fabric

Copyright free image of Shamrock printed from computer, approx. 4” x 4 1/2” 4

Fat Quarter fabric pieces, various shades of green 1/2 Yd.

green on green dot cotton fabric 1/4 Yd.

cotton quilt batting

Cotton thread, 3 shades of green

Basting spray


Fabric glue

Acrylic craft paint, green

Cosmetic sponge

Sewing machine

Spray starch


Ironing surface

Paper towel




1.Scan Shamrock image into ScanNcut and save to saved data.

2.Insert dedicated blade for fabric into the ScanNcutblade holder. Set Blade to 4, and pressure to 4.

3.Following ScanNcut package instructions, apply High Tack Fabric Support Sheet to Standard Mat.

4.Set up ScanNcut for cutting fabric. Use blade setting of 4, and cut pressure to 4.

5.Press green solid cotton fabrics with starch, to keep them crisp.

6.Apply fabric onto High Tack Fabric Support Sheet/mat. Using ScanNcut and scanned Shamrock image from saved data, cut eight Shamrock shapes from assorted solid color green cotton fat quarters.

7.Layer cut Shamrock onto a 5” square of batting and 5” square of cotton green fabric, in that order. Spray the back of Shamrock with basting spray so it will not move, creating a sandwich of shamrock-batting-solid cotton fabric. Pin sandwich together for extra security. Machine stitch around each Shamrock 1/4” from the raw edge of fabric. Trim 1/16” from raw edge of fabric, allowing batting to show.

8.Cut one 1.25”x1.25” heart from the ScanNcut library, using watercolor paper as the stencil material. Remove solid heart and keep the negative piece to use as a stencil. Center stencil onto middle of Shamrock. Load cosmetic sponge with green acrylic paint. Blot excess paint off sponge onto a paper towel. Gently apply paint through stencil. Carefully lift stencil, set aside and let paint dry. Repeat for each Shamrock, using the same stencil.

9.To create the base of the placemat, cut one 11.52”x11.52 circle from the ScanNcut library. Place circle onto 12” square of cotton batting and green dot fabric. Using the sewing machine and green thread, stitch around the entire circle ending up in the middle of circle, creating texture and more design. Trim around edge with scissors as done with each Shamrock. Arrange finished Shamrocks around circle base overlapping slightly, and secure with a dot of fabric glue. When completely happy with how the placemat looks, permanently secure Shamrock in place with more fabric glue.

Disclosure: Rebekah is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

Easy Shamrock Confetti

Have you ever needed a quick party favor? All you need is some glitter paper and the ScanNcut! These simple Shamrocks can adorn a cupcake or sprinkle them onto a place setting for added sparkle.

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                   Easy Shamrock Confetti

Easy Shamrock Confetti

By Rebekah Meier


ScanNcut Machine

ScanNcut Standard Mat

Copyright free Shamrock image

1 sheet green glitter paper


1.Scan copyright free shamrock image into the ScanNcut.

2.Set the size of the Shamrock to cut 1.89H x 1.85W and decide how many to cut.

3.Apply glitter paper (glitter side up) onto Standard Mat.

4.Scan Mat into the ScanNcut.

5.Doing a test cut first, continue with cutting Shamrocks.

6.Use Shamrocks as a decoration or embellishment.


Disclosure: Rebekah is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.

Lucky You St. Patrick’s Day Tag



3-9-17 beauty shot tag

Since these tags are so easy to make, create a lot of them and share with friends! These tags would also make a super party favor.


Lucky You St. Patricks Day Tag

By Rebekah Meier



ScanNcut Machine

ScanNcut Standard Mat

Paper, 4 complimentary colors green printed card stock weight

Buttons, 4 green

Lace 1/8”, half yard

Ribbon, 1/2 yd. green stripe
Green ric-arc, 3”

Stamp letters spelling “Lucky You”

Ink pad, green & black

Glitter glue

Craft glue




ScanNcut Pre-installed Shapes :

Heart, BA-A067 – size .98 x 1.02

Sign, ARK017 – size 3 1/2” x 2

Tag, BA-A162 – size 6 1/4” 3 1/4” and 6” x 3”


1. Pick coordinating papers and decide what shapes to cut for each color.
2.Doing a test cut first, cut twelve heart shapes, one sign, and two sizes of tags.

3.Layer and glue smaller tag to larger one.

4.Using sponge and green ink, apply to edges of hearts.

5.Referring to photo, Decide upon and arrange shamrocks on tag. Glue in place.

6.Glue one green button to center of each shamrock.

7.Using stamps and black ink, spell “Lucky You” onto sign.

8.Use cosmetic sponge to apply green ink around edges of sign and tag.

9.Refer to photo, and glue ric-rac to bottom of tag. Tie ribbon through button and glue to sign.

10.Wrap lace around tag and tie into bow.

11.Tie ribbon into bow and glue to top of tag.

12.Apply glitter glue to highlight edges of shamrocks, sign, and tags.


Disclosure: Rebekah  is a paid consultant and has received products from Brother to evaluate. However, the opinions expressed are entirely her own and based on her use of the products.


Re-purposed Heart Tote Bag

finished bag

finished bag


Being that I am a little frugal, I love to recycle things whenever possible. This canvas bag is a great example of that. The bag is from a previous project that did not turn out how I wished. At the time, the acrylic colors bled through from the other side and did not work for what I was creating. We all have those days, don’t we! I kept the bag because I loved the organic color combination, and hoped to use it one day. Using the ScanNCut to cut out a word and hearts made this project so easy. I hope you will enjoy creating your own “Sweet” bag!


Brother ScanNCut2 Machine
Brother ScanNCut Standard Mat 12×12 inch
Brother ScanNCut Standard Cut Blade
*Canvas bag
Sticky Back Canvas Sheet 8 1/2”x11”
Red acrylic paint
6 red buttons
Red sewing machine thread
Sewing Machine
Embroidery needle
Fabric adhesive (optional)
Seam ripper

*Create a similar bag by diluting acrylic paints and dripping them onto a similar blank canvas bag. Dry paint between colors to ensure the colors do not mix and create a “mud” color.

using a small knife blade, remove one of the side seams of bag.

using a small knife blade, remove one of the side seams of bag.

Step 1.
Using a small knife blade or seam ripper, remove stitching from one of the side seams of bag.  This step will allow lines to be stitched on the bag later in the instructions.


place canvas sheet on mat

place canvas sheet on mat

Step 2.
Place sticky backed canvas sheet onto mat (canvas side up).  Set machine for blade depth of 7, pressure of 9, and one time to cut.  Load cutting mat into the ScanNcut.

pick heart shape

pick heart shape

Step 3.
Select heart shape from shape menu.  Adjust height and width to desired size.  I made mine approximately 5.25×3.25 inches.  Touch set.  Repeat, creating two, 2″ hearts.  Touch set.

Cut word and hearts

Cut word and hearts

Step 4.
Select the word Sweet from the word menu, keep the preset setting for height and width.  Touch set. Load mat (with canvas) and press cut, cutting out the hearts and the word Sweet.


using a sponge, paint word and hearts with red acrylic paint

using a sponge, paint word and hearts with red acrylic paint

Step 5.
Peel cut elements from mat and paint with red acrylic paint.  When dry, peel off film from the back of hearts and word.  Press elements onto bag with firm pressure.


machine stitch straight lines onto bag

machine stitch straight lines onto bag

Step 6.
Using a sewing machine and red thread, stitch straight lines randomly onto bag.  For extra security, machine stitch through hearts and word (if desired) as well.

Step 7.
Refer to photo and sew or glue buttons to bag.

finished bag

finished bag