TOP OF THE RANGE SCANNCUT NEWEST SCANNCUT

I get lots of lovely crafters out there asking me what is the top of the range, or newest ScanNCut, so thought I would do a general quick post, just to clear up some misinformation.

1) Just because a machine is the latest out, doesn’t automatically mean it’s top of the range…always carefully check the specifications first!

2) The current and ONLY TOP OF THE RANGE SCANNCUT to date (June 2021) is the SDX2200D, exclusively sold in the UK by Makers Superstore. (see explanation below)

3) There are only two official UK retailers in the UK, Makers Superstore who sell the SDX2200D and the SDX135 (the two best models, see explanation below) and Create and Craft who sell the SDX1200 and the SDX900. Both retailers are the fully aware of each other’s product range, as they both attend regular meetings with Brother Manchester.

Here is a list of the current SDX machines in range order, from BOTTOM of the range to the TOP of the range, and what makes each one different. To compare the rest of the features for each machine, number of patterns etc, please see comparison list which came from Brother. My notes for each machine are the differences between each one.

BOTTOM OF THE SDX RANGE – SDX900 – smallest screen of all the SDX’s – 3.47″ (smaller than CM300, 600, 700 and 800q screens which are 3.7″, so the SDX900 has a 1″ smaller screen all round). Screen size is 1.53″ smaller than the rest of the range. Least number of built in fonts = 7 (sits in the SDX range where the old CM300 used to be). 1MB internal memory for storing files (please note that updates WILL NOT make your machine run out of memory – previous updates are overwritten by the new update file – I have that in writing from Jonathan Quinn who is the engineer at Brother Manchester). Reads 600 shapes on mat at any one time.

MID RANGE MODEL – SDX135 – large screen 5″, 9 fonts, reads 600 shapes on mat at any one time, new mat feed roller system (to fix mat feed problems users had with the SDX1200 and it’s equivalent worldwide model numbers) – I have to find out what it was, but there was one more extra thing that the SDX135 had over the SDX900, but I can’t remember what it was offhand – but it definitely has one more thing that the SDX900 doesn’t). 1MB internal memory for storing files.

MID/HIGH RANGE MODE – SDX1200 – large 5″ screen, 1303 patterns, 17 fonts, comes with black autoblade, fabric blade, mini pen holder only with coloured pens, fabric pens. Low tack/standard mats. 1.5mb internal memory for storing files. Enhanced .pes/phc file capability. Reads 900 shapes on mat at any one time.

TOP OF THE RANGE IN SPECIFICATION MODEL – SDX2200D – 1455 inbuilt patterns (includes Disney designs) 17 fonts, 5″ large screen – only machine that contains inbuilt rhinestone patterns, only machine that has inbuilt roller feed patterns that cut direct from the machine (NO OTHER SCANNCUT CURRENTLY DOES THIS EXCEPT THE 2200D) – 2MB internal memory for storing files, new mat feed roller system (to fix mat feed problems users had with the SDX1200 and it’s equivalent worldwide model numbers) – Reads 900 shapes on mat at any one timecomes with a trial rhinestone kit as standard(tools and rhinestones) so that you can make the inbuilt rhinestone designs, and the universal pen holder as standard (as well as the mini pen holder, coloured pens, fabric pens). Enhanced .pes/phc file capability. Comes with low tack/standard mats.

Here is something I have in writing so in black and white about the SDX2200D from the head of Brother ScanNCut UK, based in Manchester.

“As with many manufacturers, Brother are constantly developing and improving the products that we make.
The SDX1200 was launched 18 months ago and the SDX2200D more recently in January 2020.
Given the above, I can confirm that as part of our natural product development cycle, there are a number of mechanical and software differences between the two models and the SDX2200D is fitted with a different roller mechanism to the SDX1200.”

So there you have it, the SDX2200D IS the top of the range! πŸ™‚

Whatever machine you have, happy cutting! πŸ™‚

The SDX135PRO has arrived in my craft room!

Look what arrived this morning!I

I have a new baby…a beautiful SDX135PRO 😍😍😍

I’m so excited to unbox, set up and start cutting and making! πŸ™‚

I thought I could do an out of the box video, so hopefully should have that up in the next couple of days – I’ll put together some information about the machine specs as well for you all.

If you’re interested, pop over to the Makers Superstore website, they have some information up, and I’m planning on putting lots more information up on my blog about this machine.

Look out for lots of makes, videos, lives etc, as I can’t wait to put this beauty through it’s crafty paces!

FREE LIVE CLASS ON INSTAGRAM AT THE CAMBRIDGE CRAFT FESTIVAL

I’m demonstrating the paper piercing kit live on the Cambridge Craft Festival Instagram page today (Saturday 5th June) at 2pm (UK time)!

It’s going to be a fun 30 minute live FREE lesson, focusing on making a quick and very easy paper piercing project – I would love you to join me!

https://www.instagram.com/cambridgecraftfestival/

There are a range of other things going on their Instagram page tomorrow which I’ll be watching throughout the day.

Hope to see you there! πŸ™‚

ALL ABOUT STICKERS MAKE-YOU-A-MASTER-CLASS PRODUCTS AND LINKS

FOR ALL CM SERIES MACHINES AND ALL SDX MACHINES

SCANNCUT PRODUCTS AND LINKS

I’m using the SCANNCUT SDX2200Dhttps://www.makerssuperstore.com/item/Brother/ScanNCut-SDX2200D-DisneyTM-Machine/1J

Brother ScanNCut Printable Sticker Starter Kithttps://www.makerssuperstore.com/item/Brother/ScanNCut-Printable-Sticker-Starter-Kit/3H (works on both the CM series and SDX series machines)

For SDX users who want to make stickers, I recommend the PRINT TO CUT activation card (check with Makers Superstore for stock status).

See my video here on the Print to Cut activation card – https://youtu.be/BiL3CCVxntw – use self adhesive sticker sheets and use the half cut setting (always test cut first)

STICKER SHEETS I USE

Evergreen Goods A4 White GLOSSY Self Adhesive Sticky Back Label Sheet, Inkjet and Laser Printing, 50 Sheets per Pack – https://amzn.to/3bMCu5j

Evergreen Goods – 50 Sheets of Quality A4 White MATTE Self Adhesive/Sticky Back Label Printing Paper Sheet – https://amzn.to/3vemWPt

BENECREAT 30 Sheets Transparent Self Adhesive Sticker Waterproof A4 Blank Clear PET Film Label Sticker for Laser Printer Office Supplies – https://amzn.to/3hXJHnd

Premium A4 Holographic Self Adhesive Laser Printable PP Film Sticker Sheets – 10 Sheets – https://amzn.to/3uahcFc

OTHER PRODUCTS I PERSONALLY USE AND LOVE:

CARD AND PAPER:

Inkrite PhotoPlus Premium Paper Matt 120gsm A4 (100 Sheets) – for printing decoupage, card toppers etc -https://amzn.to/3451ssj

GLUES AND TAPES

Pinflair Stencil Glue for retacking mats – https://amzn.to/3hJ3oPc

Pinflair Bookbinding Glue (for glueing card and paper) – https://amzn.to/3f5IKqW

Pinflair All Stick Glue – https://amzn.to/3bHwWZF

Pinflair Glue Gel (for decoupage – foam pad alternative) – https://amzn.to/3wtfYpR

6mm Red Double Sided Adhesive Sticky Tape Easy Lift Super Strong EXTRA LONG 50m – https://amzn.to/2SjQCMn

SCANNCUT STICKER MAKE-YOU-A-MASTER-CLASS

I hope you will all be able to join me for my next FREE Facebook Live over on the Makers Superstore Facebook page this coming Thursday 27th May at 7PM UK time:

ALL ABOUT STICKERS MAKE-YOU-A-MASTERCLASS – FOR ALL CM SERIES MACHINES AND ALL SDX MACHINES – learn how to make and cut stickers on multiple types of sticker paper, and more!

Come and make stickers with me here! https://www.facebook.com/Makers-Superstore-104804484280818

This class will definitely be suitable for every CM user – you can easily create stickers on your machine, and I want to share how to do that! πŸ™‚ Stickers are great for personalisation, small businesses, or adding a personal touch to your projects!

I like my students to be able to get started making as soon as my class ends, so there will be FREE FREE FREE! DOWNLOABLE GIVEAWAYS worth Β£10 (approximately $15) FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT (strictly time limited as I want to thank everyone who joins me for the live class)

To access the free downloads, you will need to sign up for a FREE Dropbox account here:

https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/basic

Once you are signed up, you will be able to click on the link which will be provided at the end of class, then download from there – here’s some help on how to do that if you are new to Dropbox:
https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/sync-uploads/download-entire-folders

Don’t worry if you’re in another timezone etc or can’t make it – the full class will be available to watch again at time to suit you once the live stream has ended! (Please be aware though that the free downloads will be strictly time limited).

If you want to get materials ahead of my class in order to get started straight away, these are the items I will be using in my class:

SCANNCUT PRODUCTS AND LINKS

The machine I use is the SCANNCUT SDX2200D – https://www.makerssuperstore.com/item/Brother/ScanNCut-SDX2200D-DisneyTM-Machine/1J – PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL BE ABLE TO USE ANY MODEL OR SERIES OF SCANNCUT πŸ™‚

To make the stickers, you will definitely need if you are a CM user:


Brother ScanNCut Printable Sticker Starter Kit – https://www.makerssuperstore.com/item/Brother/ScanNCut-Printable-Sticker-Starter-Kit/3H (works on both the CM series and SDX series machines)

For SDX users who want to make stickers, I recommend the PRINT TO CUT activation card (check with Makers Superstore for stock status).

See my video here on the Print to Cut activation card – https://youtu.be/BiL3CCVxntw – use self adhesive sticker sheets and use the half cut setting (always test cut first)

THIS IS A LIST OF STICKER SHEETS I PERSONALLY USE AND LOVE
Evergreen Goods A4 White GLOSSY Self Adhesive Sticky Back Label Sheet, Inkjet and Laser Printing, 50 Sheets per Pack – https://amzn.to/3bMCu5j

Evergreen Goods – 50 Sheets of Quality A4 White MATTE Self Adhesive/Sticky Back Label Printing Paper Sheet – https://amzn.to/3vemWPt

Premium A4 Holographic Self Adhesive Laser Printable PP Film Sticker Sheets – 10 Sheets – https://amzn.to/3uahcFc

BENECREAT 30 Sheets Transparent Self Adhesive Sticker Waterproof A4 Blank Clear PET Film Label Sticker for Laser Printer Office Supplies – https://amzn.to/3hXJHnd

FREE CUTTING FILES FOR YOUR SCANNCUT!

A friend told me about this so thought I would share – these FREE designs are absolutely STUNNING!

https://designbundles.net/free-design-resources/craft/shadow-box-bundle-8-layered-items-and-bonus?fbclid=IwAR1zQQ9l7gKtpuu3fzG_az2CwPlJyjNJ0h4-CVmgUiOLG1m8MlEYYjUFIx0

Here is what this bundle contains:

“This Shadow Box Bundle is a collection of 8 layered shadow box designs. These can also be used as light boxes or just layered greeting cards.

What you get:

  • 8 Shadow boxes with 3,4 or even 5 layers, saved separately in SVG, EPS, DXF and PNG formats (black)
  • For each product you will also get a document with all the colored layers
  • BONUS! 11 SVG cut files (check out the previews)

– trees,

-zentangle owl

-zentangle fish

– sunflower

– heart monogram

– dragonfly

The colored previews are only for preview purposes, in the bundle you will get black SVG, EPS, DXF and PNG layers for each file and black and white bonus SVGs. All colored layers are gathered in a document in each folder.

– I think they are time limited so make sure you download yours asap!

Aren’t these gorgeous! 😍

I can’t wait to try some of these out!

While we’re on the subject of beautiful freebies, I wanted to give a shout out to an amazing designer who generously gives away so many wonderful FREE files – that’s Birds Cards.

I LOVE Birds Cards files – they are BEAUTIFULLY designed!

Check out all the wonderful freebies the wonderfully talented lady from Birds Cards has to offer!

https://www.birdscards.com/free-svg-cut-files/

Happy crafting!

πŸ™‚

MAY IS FOR MAKING!

Makers Superstore has a special sale on running through the whole of May to celebrate “MAY IS FOR MAKING!”

Check out their site if you haven’t already – makerssuperstore.com


This means the top of the range SDX2200D is Β£599!

The SDX135PRO is now Β£449!


Both of these fabulous machines have the lovely large 5” screen and the new mat feed roller system as well as that fantastic autoblade feature together with all the crafty goodness you could ever wish for!

The offer applies to everything on their site I think and I will be checking it out myself πŸ˜€

Makers Superstore have *everything* you need for your ScanNCut – so whether you have the CM300, CM600, CM700, CM800Q, CM900 or a SDX machine such as the SDX900, SDX135PRO, SDX1200 or the top of the entire Brother range the SDX2200D, then Makers Superstore have something for you! πŸ™‚


What’s not to love! πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Paper Piercing Facebook Live Class

Thanks to everyone who came to my Facebook live for Makers Superstore last night!

Here are some of the wonderful patterns I pierced out last night on my ScanNCut SDX2200D with the paper piercing kit, which I absolutely love for the beautiful texture it gives to projects!

I’ve had the kit since September 2019 and I have made so many lovely projects with it – it is my favourite add on kit πŸ˜€

It works on ALL models of the SDX ScanNCut family, so in the UK that’s model numbers SDX900, SDX135PRO, SDX1200 and SDX2200D.


It’s available to buy through the Makers Superstore website – http://www.makerssuperstore.com

If you missed out on the live, then it’s now available to watch at anytime at your convenience over on the Makers Superstore Facebook live page here –

https://www.facebook.com/104804484280818/videos/490886561935311

Hope you enjoyed my free class and happy piercing! πŸ™‚

Free Facebook live on paper piercing :-)

I’m taking over the Makers Superstore Facebook page again on SUNDAY 11th APRIL at 7pm UK time to do another FREE class in my own free time πŸ™‚ , this time on the paper piercing kit, and I will have LOTS of hints and tips for using it, as well as general hints and tips for getting the best out of your machine πŸ™‚

Join the class here – https://www.facebook.com/events/124820129608586

Don’t worry if it’s silly o’clock where you are, once the live stream has ended, it will be available to watch at your convenience!

You can use the designs in your projects either side depending on whether you want texture or not…you can also stitch the finished designs if you want to…gives a whole new element to ScanNCut projects which I love.

I can’t tell you how many bits of card stock I have punched holes through πŸ™‚ It’s super addictive and I love the finished results! Here is one of the first projects I made…I have made so many with the paper piercing kit!

Paper piercing gives a beautiful texture to projects, the designs can be used on either side depending on whether you want more texture or not…..you can use the holes to stitch the designs…the kit allows you to create piercing patterns for any design you want…I use it a lot so would love to show you how it works.

It’s also fantastic for creating pierced edges along borders and pierced mats and layers!

To get the FREE downloads, you’ll need to have a Dropbox account – here is how it works:

Sign up for a FREE DropBox account https://www.dropbox.com/en_GB/basic….

I’ll make sure a link is posted in the live so you can get the free files to download –

How to download a file or folder from Dropbox https://help.dropbox.com/…/sync…/download-entire-folders

Hope to see you all there for some making fun and giveaways! πŸ™‚