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Create personalised cards and gifts – like this 3D sofa – with Brother’s versatile and easyto-use Scan N Cut machine
1 Scan the templates into your Scan N Cut machine and cut as follows:
• Main structure: 2 drawers,
2 drawer sleeves, 1 drawer enclosure, 2 sofa arms, 2 seat backs, 1 sofa support tray piece and jointing strips as required, from yellow card
• Decorative panels: 4 arm panels (2 left and 2 right),
2 seat back panels, 1 seat base panel, from yellow card
• Scatter cushions:
4 cushions, from cream card If you wish to add faux stitching to the decorative panels, simply select ‘shape’ when you have scanned them in, click ‘offset’ on the ‘edit’ panel, select ‘inward’ and adjust the size to 3mm. Select a ‘drawing’ line then choose a dashed line pattern from the drop-down menu. Use the red colour pen in the pen holder to draw the stitching on a piece, then swap to the blade to cut it out (you will be prompted on screen).
If you wish to add the line embossing to the back seat and seat base panels, follow the instructions in your embossing starter kit to activate the embossing function. Select one of the pre-installed embossing patterns (the quilted pattern LE_E01 has been used in the example pictured), bearing in mind you might need to adjust the size of the design to fit the shape of the card. Emboss using the 1.5mm stylus. To create left and right versions of shapes, simply flip the template in the machine or Canvas software.
2 Score and fold an arm piece and join the sides together with the jointing strip, using clear drying glue or doublesided tape to attach the strips with the tabs to the outside. Assemble the other arm and seat back in the same way.
3 Score and fold the two drawers, gluing the tabs to create two drawer trays. Score and fold the drawer sleeves and adhere the end panel to create a slip case for the drawer to slide into.
4 Score and fold the drawer enclosure piece and attach the two drawers so that the piece encloses the back of the drawers and sandwiches them securely, with the front open for the drawers to open.
5 Score and fold the sofa support tray. Adhere the drawer section into the bottom centre panel, lining it up with the shape. Adhere the decorative arm panels to the arms, then add these to either side of the drawer section on the support tray. You’ll need to add glue or double-sided tape to the inside of the arm pieces as well as the bottom to secure them in place.
6 Attach the decorative seat base to the top of the drawer section, carefully lining up flush with front edge.
7 Attach the decorative seat back by applying adhesive to the bottom and sliding it into place. To secure, add doublesided tape and glue to the back panel of the support tray, fold up and attach to the back of the seat. For extra support, another piece of yellow card can be adhered across the back.
8 Scan the cushion shape into your Scan N Cut machine. To add the sentiment, simply select ‘text’ and choose a font. Type the words you want, ‘group’ them and then resize so they’ll fit onto the centre of the cushion. If you want the words to be filled with colour (rather than just an outline), click ‘properties’ and select the ‘fill’ function. Send the cushion design to draw first, then cut before unloading the mat. Take a plain cushion piece as the back, glue the tabs to create a tray, pop some tissue paper in if desired to fill the cushion, and attach the decorated front cushion piece, gluing to secure it to the back piece. To plump the cushions and make them more realistic, simply pinch and squeeze in the corners.