Halloween pumpkin tea light holder created on the Brother ScanNCut

AW Pumpkin Lantern - SVG Cuts

I created this pumpkin lantern using my Brother ScanNCut and the Jack O’ Lantern SVG files from the Haunted Forest Collection (SVG Cuts). I used oriental papers and the Festive Ivy die from Sheena Douglass to decorate.

I had so much fun creating this. It looks lovely with the flickering electric tea light (no flame) glowing from inside. It would also work well if filled with sweeties for Trick or Treat callers.

I love this collection of SVG files and think that I will create the magnificent Haunted House next.


  • SVG cutting files – Jack O’ Lantern from the Haunted Forest Collection (SVG Cuts)
  • Brother ScanNCut CM300 cutting machine
  • 2 sheets 12 X 12 inch card (1X black, 1X orange – Tonic)
  • 1 X A4 (8.25 X 11.75 inches) black paper
  • Patterned papers (thin card): 2X A4 double sided pattern for pumpkin and flowers, 1 X A4 for hat panels (Sheena Douglass Oriental Collection)
  • Festive Ivy die (Sheena Douglass)
  • Stickles glitter glue (Crystal)
  • Pebeo gilding wax (King Gold)

How to make it:

  1. Cut the pumpkin from orange card.
  2. Cut the flowers and the pumpkin panels from decorative card.
  3. Cut the hat from black card and hat panels from contrasting patterned card.
  4. There is a fabulous video on YouTube by SVG cuts on how to construct all the elements for this collection (SVG Cuts Haunted Forest Tutorial Video). Construct and glue together following the tutorial. I used a ball tool and embossing mat to shape my floral elements.
  5. Die cut and emboss the ivy from black paper (I used 4 layers of paper in one pass). Rub over with gilding wax to give a metallic effect. Shape with a ball tool and glue in place to decorate the hat.
  6. Finish with glitter glue for a bit of sparkle.

A sneak peek of something new coming from the Cutting Craftorium (SVG Files)

Brother ScanNCut shows coming on Create & Craft TV tomorrow with new Christmas SVG files from the Cutting Craftorium. There is also an coordinating CD with fabulous printables, and a bundle (CD and USB) with both collections.

There is so much on this Christmas USB for creating 3D home decor items for Christmas: sleigh, reindeer, rocking horse, boxes, napkin rings, lantern, crackers, cake stands, and wreaths but to name a few. I have not seen the optional CD with images and background papers to coordinate with the cutting files – will have to catch the shows tomorrow. It will probably be a must to add to my Christmas crafting collection.

This is a fabulous set of cutting files in SVG format. SVG files are so versatile as they can be used on many other electronic cutters, not just the Brother ScanNCut, e.g. Silhouette (with the Designer Edition software).

Here is a sneak peek of my TV show samples. Off to write up some tutorials for you and will share later. Anne x.

AW Poinsettia T Light 4AW Mathcbox Dioramma 5AW Victorian Lantern 7AW Victorian Lantern 9

I am on the Brother ScanNCut Team–yay!

I have some news. My 3 months ‘trial’ on the Tattered Lace Design Team has arrived. I also had to make extra samples as part of the final round. I have been holding my breath and keeping my fingers crossed and hoping ………………….. and I am through! Yay! Not only that but I am on the ‘fabric DT’ and the ‘Brother ScanNCut DT’ too. OMG!!! Terrified but delighted. Here is a sneak peek of my first assignment for the Brother cutting machine – something coming on Saturday on Create & Craft TV – maybe something cute? A little different for me!

AW Bee Happy SP

AW Bluebells SP

AW Fantasy Canvas SP

AW Farmyard SP

AW New Baby SP

Did anyone see the Brother ScanNCut show today on Create & Craft TV? Fabulous Style Boutique CD of images and USB with SVG cutting files. Loads of images for building scenes and for ‘dress up dolls’. I raced a couple of samples through for the shows – another on tomorrow if you missed it. Such fun.

AW Home Decor Frame

AW Screen

SVG format means that you can use them in many other cutting machines too. I have a Silhouette Cameo and they can be opened in Silhouette studio Designer Edition. The CD has jpegs and png which you can edit, resize, re-colour etc, in My Craft Studio, or they can be imported into Serif Craft Artist – or whichever is your favourite digital software.

I will blog some step by steps for my projects over the weekend.

Anne x.