My name is Suzi and I am a work-from-home wife and mum to two gorgeous sons, living in beautiful Melbourne, Australia.
I’m a bit late to this whole crafting & sewing game, but I made it finally, and after many years in corporate Australia, I made the change to the more creative and vibrant crafting world over 5 years ago now.
My Scan’n Cut love affair began when I was planning a birthday party for my son’s 2nd birthday. He was completely obsessed (like most young boys) with trucks and diggers. I decided that I must have little toolboxes to give out to the kids at the end of the party.... wheel in the Brother Scan’n Cut!
I had been given my first Scan’n Cut for Christmas the year before and had taken it out of the box a few times, admired how shiny it was, and promptly put it away again. In my head I knew that this mysterious, shiny machine would probably be able to make these toolboxes quite easily, but could I operate it properly? All the faith in my machine.....none in myself!
It was a period of huge learning for me as I ploughed through the manual, ruining piece of cardstock after piece of cardstock, but eventually I caught on to a few key processes and before I knew it, I had 8 hyped-up two year olds racing out my front door with toolboxes in hand. Success!
In love with my Scan’n Cut (and just quietly, even more in love with all the oohs and aahs I was getting from those around me) I started to use it daily - dreaming up new challenges and achieving them with beautiful, fine detail and using a wide variety of materials.
I began selling some of my creations all over the world on Etsy and I produced a range of Learn to Scan'n Cut kits which supply you with all of the materials you require to complete the project, along with detailed instructions that step you through the process button-by-button.
I began to teach classes to help others learn to love their machine as much as I do. I have been teaching Scan’n Cut for some time now and can positively say that I have witnessed people who began completely scared of their machine, now creating stunning 3D table centrepieces for Christmas! And I have seen long time users still get a surprise by the endless capabilities that the Scan’n Cut offers and taking their creativity to new levels.
My advice to beginners who are still staring at that shiny treasure in their craft room? “It’s time to start! Just start!” A Scan’n Cut is one of those machines that won’t make sense first up. Too many moving parts, strange terminology and there is a blade involved! But I promise you, it is not as scary as it looks. Once you know the basics of what to be aware of when using it, your confidence WILL grow and your imagination WILL start to run wild.
I have ventured into the world of heat transfer vinyl more recently and there is no end to the products you can make with this material. I have launched a range of personalised products which is growing as we speak, and there is nothing I love more than being able to make something completely unique as a special surprise for someone.
My range continues to grow weekly and I would love for you to take a look around the website, explore the products for sale and keep up to date with Scan'n Cut developments.