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Hi Guys!

Rather than answering lots of emails and comments individually I thought I’d pop a quick post up here :)

The main 2 questions I am receiving are:

1. Will you be providing the .fcm file format that my Brother Scan n Cut uses?
2. I can’t convert your “insert file name here” design, can you make it work for me?

I have registered for the Brother Scan n Cut Canvas software to have a look for myself at the problem that many of you have reported to me. When I tried to convert files which had a fair amount of detail to them it said that it is unable to convert the design as it has ‘too many lines’. I experienced this problem with not only files which contain more than one design such as my card cover 3 but also for files which contain a single design such as my background designs where there is no solution to this problem.

If I were to provide you with the .fcm format I would either have to:

1. Only provide you with .fcm files for some of my designs
2. Dumb down some of my designs and make them less detailed

To be perfectly honest, I don’t want to do either. I would love to provide you with your desired format for every single design I create, not just the less detailed ones. I also don’t want to feel restricted in what I design.

I am hoping that Brother will be able to do something about this issue and that it will not be a permanent one as it seems to me that it is limiting what you can and can’t make use of, which is a real shame!

                                                   **** edit ****

I have recently been informed that The Brother Scan n Cut is currently restricted to designs containing less than 300 paths (shapes)

My designs contain up to 1000 paths therefore at this time you may find that some of my cut files are unavailable to you but it is only a handful!

Let’s hope that a future update from Brother will rectify this :)

                                               **** edit 14/4 ****

Other issues with the Canvas Software are presenting themselves that effect the use of some of my files.

Please understand that it is for Brother to address these issues with software updates.


It’s my turn again for a design team post over at Team KnK so, if you like the look of my sneaky peak below and you’d like to grab the freebie I have there, head on over! :)

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Butterfly Easel Card sneaky peak

Good Evening!

I have another card cover cut file for you today along with the digital (printable) sentiment I used on today’s card too :) As this card cover has an all over design it could be used as a stencil if you fancy getting inky ;)

I cut my card cover from some lightweight white card and glued onto some patterned paper then trimmed around it to leave a slight border. I printed my sentiment onto more of the white card and cut it into a banner shape. I tied some aqua bakers twine around the banner and attached a button too before adding the piece to my card front with some 3d foam pads, I adhered the whole card front onto a white card base.

card cover card 4

Here’s your Free Digi Sentiment:
(click on the image to expand before saving to your computer)

birthday wishes 3

Here’s your Free Cut File – Formats include ai, dxf, gsd, mtc, pdf, studio & svg:
(click on the link below the image to download)

Card Cover 4 by Bird

Card Cover 4 Digital Cutting File by Bird