General Catchup & New Video Courses On Skill Share For Beginners

Hi everyone, first let me say that I hope everyone is managing to keep safe and well during these uncertain times that we are all going through world wide.

If you are self isolating or finding that you are having to stay home more for whatever reason, just remember we are all in the same boat.

Crafting is a great therapy for so many of us. I have been doing regular Sunday night Youtube lives, which are growing in popularity and its heartwarming to see that you are having a go and recreating the project ideas I have been showing you all over recent weeks.

I will continue to post your makes on my Youtube community wall if you wish to keep sending them to me, you can use the contact information on my website.

Now I know there are so many new people to the ScanNCut SDX/DX machines, because you tell me all the time, so I have started to make some videos for Skill Share

Video 1 is beginner basics and I show you how to choose shapes and make a shaped card from start to finish all done directly on the machine.

Video 2 I will show how to use fonts with the text fill which when drawn will look like hand stamped images (this video will launch this weekend).

Yes invariably I will have covered these techniques over the last 6 years of creating Youtube videos, but the beauty of Skill Share is that these video courses are broken down into bite sized chunks, ie modules and also my youtube channel is growing everyday with new ScanNCut users finding me all the time and with so many videos now on my channel it can be difficult for someone new to know which video to start with.

You can watch each module of my Skill Share video follow along with me, practice and when confident move onto the next module.

So if you are new to the ScanNCut SDX/DX and use Skill Share go along and search for my videos, by typing in my applelover53 name.

I am only allowed to upload one video per week to Skill Share so keep checking back for new uploads.

Video 1 is live and video 2 should be live this weekend.

Stay safe everyone and try to keep crafting, make sure you are stocked up on essentials like card, adhesive, paper, etc.

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ScanNCut Eclipse Card with Timeless Tropical

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In todays video I am showing you how I made this eclipse card, I’ve made something similar on my YouTube channel in the past a few years ago, but I thought I would try it with this new stamp set from Stampin Up.

This is what I made.

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My Recent Youtube Live Projects & A Question

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe and well I though I would show you what I have been making in my last 4 Sunday night Youtube Lives, incase you’ve missed them 2 of the projects are FREE in Canvas Workspace, the Disney frames are from an activation card and the large 3D flowers were a fun project for my craft room wall.

Make sure you are subscribed to my Youtube channel, with the notifications turned on, then you will know when I go live.

Now for the question, For my next Live, would you like me to make the Love Story Lampshade (which was a suggestion last night) or show you how the paper piercing tool works (which was also of some interest last night).

The image on the left is taken from Canvas and the one of the right are just a few things Ive done using the piercing tool as experiments.

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Thank you.

ScanNCut Canvas Workspace Online/Download?

Ive read several comments over the last few weeks where some people are getting confused between the two Canvas Workspace programmes, and don’t seem to know which one they are using. I know there are a lot of people who are new to the ScanNCut as I get many messages telling me on a regular basis. So todays video will hopefully help clarify any confusion.

In brief ScanNCut Canvas Workspace is an online and downloadable programme that we can use to create/open cutting files for our ScanNCut machine (any model).

The online programme is now known as Canvas Workspace for Web and the download programme is known as Canvas Workspace for PC.

The online version is sometimes also referred to as the cloud based programme, and the PC version is referred to as the download programme. So I suppose you can see why people would get confused.

In simple terms the CW for Web is accessed through an internet browser, just like you would go to ebay, amazon etc. When you click on the browser address at the top of the screen it will have something like this for Canvas Workspace online.

The CW for PC is opened from an installed programme on you Windows or Mac computer and you will usually have an icon that looks like this to open and use it, so no internet browser is used at all.

Todays video is just to try and clarify the two programmes and what to look for so that you know which programme you have open and are using at any given time.

You cannot loose your online CW for Web, you may forget your login and password (which you should be able to retrieve) but you wont loose it and once you get back into your online account all your FCM cutting files will still be there.

You can however loose the computer based programme, if your computer crashes and if that happens you would simply download and reinstall the programme.

I also have a side by side comparison video of the two programmes on my channel from December 2018, in that video I tried to explain the difference in functionality I use a Mac but both programmes should look the same or similar if you use Windows.

You may want to watch it here.

I hope the videos help.

Dressed To Impress, 1 Stamp 3 Cards

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In todays video I am using 1 stamp set and making 3 cards, each card is a little stepped up from the previous but all 3 are really simple. I also only used 1 black ink pad and 1 coloured ink pad so you don’t need a lot of supplies to make these cards. I hope you like them.

This is what I made

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Sale A Bration – 2nd Release Free Product

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Stampin Up have released another set of products, that you can earn for Free with a £45 order in my online shop.

Sale A Bration ends on the 31st March so if you still have items on your wish list or are thinking about joining, now is the time, while you can still take advantage of either Free product with every £45 spend or getting your amazing starter kit with £130 worth of product of your choice for £99 & Free P&P plus additional Free product of designer series paper, a mini guillotine and a stamp set of your choice.

Included in the Sale-A-Bration Second Release are three amazing stamp sets and two packs of beautiful designer series paper. Just a few of the samples here and you can download the brochure from the link below.

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Drawstring Knitting/Crochet Bag

So in todays video I am showing how I made this knitting/crochet bag. Ive not done any sewing for a long time, and have wanted to try this style of bag so I finally got around to doing it.

I think it turned out nice and I am planning on making another one, not as tall but wider, so I am working on alternative measurements at the moment. As my videos are recorded and scheduled in advance I may have made it by the time this video actually goes live, I usually post photos on my instagram. Social Media Links are on my website at if you want to follow me.

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February Design Team Project – Shaped Card

Hi everyone, so today is the last day of the month and that means another project designed for you from one of my design team members.

This month its Val Thompson, she has made this lovely shaped card, as a Mothers Day project but it would be a great any occassion card or even a party invite.

Val walks you through how to choose shapes in Canvas Workspace, how to edit nodes and weld shapes together, she uses the download programme but you can use the online version too.

Go over to my website Here to download the accompanying PDF, which you can print off and follow along.

Remember you can make this project with any model ScanNCut machine.

ScanNCut Make A 5×7″ Trifold Aperture Card Using A 12×24″ Mat

This project was a request from a lady called Liz who I met at our workshop in Telford.

She wants to know how to make 5×7 trifold aperture cards for the ScanNCut using a 12×24 mat.

I am using Canvas Workspace the download/Computer version, as I find it better when I need to position dashed/fold lines in specific places as I can use the XY axis function which is not available in the online/cloud version of canvas workspace.

This is the type of card she wanted and the video is below. I hope it helps.

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Little Ladybug Gift Box

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I absolutely love this Little Ladybug stamp set, in todays project ive made a little gift box to hold some bath fizzers, but I explain how I came up with the size, so you can recreate this in any size to fit your project.

This is what I made and the video is below, Ive also added links below to the products used which you can purchase in my Stampin Up shop.

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