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Christmas cards

Make your own

60 mins  Easy

Making beautiful themed cards couldn’t be simpler. Have a go at this 3D poinsettia card to get started, made using the Brother ScanNCut machine


Brother ScanNCut machine

Templates (download here)

Embossing Starter Kit

Foil Transfer Starter Kit

Assorted Colour Pens Set

Pen Holder -

White, gold, red and green card



Adhesive gems

Double-sided tape

Clear drying glue - your local craft store

“Use a hot glue gun to glue your poinsettia together if you’re in a rush – it will dry quicker.”


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PDF template

Step 1

Follow the instructions in your Embossing Starter Kit to activate the machine’s embossing function, then select one of the pre-installed line embossing background patterns. You may need to duplicate the pattern to cover the required area. Load white cardstock into the machine and emboss the pattern using the 3mm stylus. Trim the embossed card to approximately 160mm square then mat it onto 165mm square of green card using double-sided tape.

Step 2

Attach red ribbon across the top and down the right-hand side of the embossed panel piece, securing the ends on the back. Mat this onto a larger square of gold card then onto the front of 200mm square white base card (with a fold across the top).

Step 3

Scan the poinsettia templates into your machine as follows:

Green card: Large poinsettia x 1.Use the green pen in the pen holder to draw the inner lines, then swap to cut blade and cut the outline of the shape.

Dark red card: Large poinsettia x 1, small poinsettia x 1.

Light red card: Large poinsettia x 1, small poinsettia x 1.

Use the red pen and repeat what you have just done for each shape.

Step 4

Carefully bend the poinsettia leaves to shape them using your fingers, then layer them up using sticky fixers or 3D foam pads to raise them. Start with the green layer at the bottom and build up to the small ones on top, adjusting the orientation as desired to build a 3D poinsettia

Step 5

Scan the tag templates and activate the Foiling Starter Kit. Select the ‘Merry Christmas’ pre-installed sentiment and adjust the size to approximately 75mm in length, keeping proportions the same, then centre it onto the smaller of the tag shapes. Cut and foil the tag, then follow the instructions in the Foiling Starter Kit to draw the sentiment with glue and leave it to dry before applying the gold foil using the presser tool and protective mat. Once that’s done, cut the larger tag shape out of gold card.

Step 6

Attach the layered poinsettia to the top right of the front of the card, allowing it to overhang a little. Attach the foiled tag onto the larger gold card tag using sticky fixers or 3D foam pads to add height. Attach this to the lower left of the card, then add twine and three large adhesive yellow gems to the centre of poinsettia to finish.

Top tips

Read through the instructions in the Starter Kits before you start. There are also handy step-by-step on-screen instructions to guide you.

If you’re resizing a project, don’t forget to select all your items and ‘group’ them together first so they all resize together.

Do a test cut first to check the blade is cutting through the card. Don’t panic if the pieces haven’t cut properly. Unload the mat, simply press ‘cut’ again on your machine and it will repeat the action in the same place. It’s better to cut twice than increase the blade when cutting textured or coated cardstocks, as it gives a cleaner cut.

When foiling it can be easier to let the machine cut the simple tag shape first, then resend the mat through for it to draw the glue designs onto the shapes.

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