What to do with Crafter's Companion projects
I love Crafter’s Companion and purchased about $200 worth of items during 24 hour craft day because of the deals. Was so excited. Then I read their Angel Policy and found out that we can not sell what we make unless it is for a fund raiser. And absolutely no sales online. I don’t know that many people in my life that I can give all the projects I want to make to. Besides a lot of my projects are their base and my idea. I want to be able to sell at farmer’s markets and fairs. What are you all doing with your projects from Crafter’s Companion?
Hey Cupatea, Good to hear from you. I responded to your post last time with a very lengthy post and did not realize we had to click the post button twice. That said, I am not a good continuous communicator but I love the information you provided. I don’t use the ScanNcut often but I really like it better that the Cricut or Silhouette. I got it for the scan and cut feature but I do cut my SVG files on it. I am addicted to 3D SVG files especially 3D houses. SVGcuts has some gorgeous, challenging houses. I did the winter lodge and called it Downton Abbey for my sister’s birthday. It took me a week to cut and assemble. Do you have the Todo? Did you know the Spanish pronunciation for “everything” is toe-doe not ta-doe like they are saying on their programs. Just saying. That’s been driving me crazy for a long time. I have been wanting one but I also want to do my own designs and sell digital downloads. I found out if you use the Silhouette and sell the downloads, the person who buys them has to have a Silhouette to open them up. Back to the drawing board. I am bound and determined to find out HOW to sell digital downloads. I am a jewelry designer and have been shipping out orders for over 20 years now and would really like to just put my designs online, let people download them and skip the shipping. Do you have any knowledge of that? I too am an avid Tattered Lace fan. I have Retail Therapy and Flectere Faerydae Story. I have all the pens and pencils from Spectrun Noir and Prisma and love to color with them. A very long time ago I used to teach with the Prisma wax pencils and like the Spectrum Noir better. I can also use Gamsol to blend and am totally addicted to that. Thanks again for all the information. I’m afraid I will have to get the foiling kit when it comes out. I love my Scancut. Good talking to you!
Hi there @leah16,
No I do not have the Todo if I did not have the Scan n cut then that would be the one I would get.
Yes I understood too about the Spanish interpretation of Toe-Doe. I think that is why they call it the ToDo because it can do everything that one needs when using dies.cut, Foil emboss etc.
Did you know you could get tons of free svg files out on the net. I have a couple of accounts with some that offer free svg files one offers a new one every week. The other one if you buy a package of svg files you get one free.
Are you familiar with inkscape and sure cuts alot. You can make all your own svg files with those programs. I am sure there are others as well. Inscape is free and sure cuts alot or scala as it is know is free for a while then I think you have to purchase it. I have used Inkscape.
As far as the svgs as long as that is what they are the scan n cut can cut them and can also use ones from the Cricut and Silhouette. I find that interesting that if you make a design with the Silhouette that is only privy to a person that has one.
I love the 3d myself and have also found them. I did purchase a usb that has only 3d things on it.
I love the idea of the winter lodge as a Downtown Abby. I loved the show and I have a few things that I found a while ago of the characters and printed them out and cut them out with my scan n cut. I made a gate fold card with the Dowager and gave it as a birthday card to a friend of mine.
There are really lots out there for free and I would think you would know how to find them.
I keep my scan n cut set up on my table so it is always handy for me. I also have the tote and have all my accessories in there. I have everything and yes the foil kit is on my list when ever it comes out.
I too have Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers and the Gamsol and the blenders for the pencils. I also have the pencils. I like them as a matter of fact I am using to do some abstract drawings that I am working on.
Did you ever try shrinky dink. You can cut that out on the scan and cut then use a heat blower gun to shrink it down. It is also on my list to do. I have seen jewelry made with it.
Do you design expensive jewelry or do you use crystals and beads? I am into crystals and have made a few bracelets amethyst and moon stone and several other crystals and stones.
Well really nice chatting with you☺
Take a good look around the net when you have the time as there is really lots and lots out there now for the Brother scan n cut.
Your HSN friend,
Glad to see you back @jollyjelly I have been reading along with all the new posts here in the sewing and crafting forum very happy to see others posting and expressing their thoughts.
I am reading about Angel polices myself. I too am familiar with Create and Craft. I have purchased many items at this point from them. I too am loving Tattered Lace and My Craft studio. I personally find the Brits way more advanced in their carft products and crafting ideas then we here in the States.
I love watching when the Brother Scan n cut is demonstrated on their show. I love their demonstrator she is very adapt at demonstrating the scan n cut.
I did read that you can buy a commercial license from Tattered lace. I also understand that you can also make projects and sell them. You can not sell the design as you purchased it or copy any of their cds or usbs and sell it that way. Some designers do not allow you to print off their designs on to sheets of papers and then just sell that sheet as is.
In my opinion the crafting items that we are buying are for the hobbyist. Not for the commercial or business inclined person. I would think that would fall under a different category.
@leah16 Did you know that you can also now sell your creations that you have made with your Brother Scan n cut. There are about six or so designs however that you can not create and make and sell. However any creation that you design yourself or you create out of your head and use your scan n cut you can absolutely sell those.
I remember you coming in to one of my posts and mentioning that you draw with your scan n cut as I do. I remember being so excited to find another person that also uses the scan n cut.
I have been posting several years here on HSN items that I had made with my Brother Scan n cut and I was hoping that we would have something in common to chat about. I would love to hear about your crafting with your snc. I absolutely love mine and use it every day.
I have found with going over to the English side that I am learning more and more. As one has said The Scan n cut is a universe all of its own and one might never get to the end of it because there is no end to it. It just keeps getting better and better. No matter what model you have they update all the models to latest firm ware. Therefore you really do not need to buy another scan n cut.
Be on the look out for the foiling kit we will get that sooner or later and also the new project activation cards with new designs for the updated tracing section of Canvas.
I just wanted to ad in. If I was to buy a die cutting machine that used dies only I would buy the TODO. I find that very exceptional to others out there on the market. It sets to hot and cold settings and has a dial that you adjust for your cutting pressure and thickness. However it is a hand crank. Very nice machine.
Well you all have a great day and happy crafting,
Your HSN friend,
You are very kind and astute to say that! I am a jewelry artist and used to sell my wares at shows for 14 years. You have to do that to re-coop for supplies and fees. This is a similar thing. Maybe if they read our posts they will get the message. Thanks so much!!
I know! Why do they expect us to buy their product and then lock it up so we can’t sell anything. The Anna Griffin Angel Policy is pretty tight also. You can sell at craft fairs but not online. People like SVGcuts.com and Dreaming Tress just loosened their Angel Policies so we can sell assembled products online but no kits. If you want to see a particular Angel Policy for a particular company like Crafter’s Companion, etc. just Google their business name and then add Angel Policy. ie: Anna Griffin’s Angel Policy. I am going to stop buying from people who won’t let me sell the stuff I make. What’s the use? I don’t have that many friends and family to use up what I make. Tattered Lace out of the U.K. on Create and Craft on TV has an open policy and they are as good if not better than Crafter’s Companion. To learn more just Google them. Hopefully some of these people will realize that they need to open those policies. Thanks for responding!
It’s kind of a shame they just don’t let you sell the finished projects wherever you want.
I think a lot of people don’t have the patience to make fancy cards like that, and maybe
they’d appreciate being able to buy them from you or other crafters who make them.
And that kind of crafting can get expensive! It’s nice to get back some of the money
you spent for the materials, if you can sell some of your work. Also, if they gave
people the freedom to sell the work wherever they wanted, the crafters would probably
buy more things from Crafter’s Companion, or wherever. Which is good for their business!
I don’t do that kind of paper-crafting, but I’m impressed by those who are good at it! 🙂
I don’t understand why you wouldn’t be able to sell them. To me that is like saying you can’t sell things you made on a sewing machine. They are both tools. you are still using your own ideas. But as long as you don’t mass produce, it’s alright to use them to sell online. Right?
Thanks for replying. That’s a good idea. I did finally call Crafter’s Companion and the gal that I talked to on the phone said we can sell what we make BUT they really don’t want us to mass produce them. That sounds good to me. Mass production eventually leads to burn out. I think I will use their tools as a base and then my creativity to make it my own. Thanks again!!
I think you could sell them at a farmer’s market if you give them credit on the back. Look at Anna Griffins site and read her policy which is the same, but worded a bit different. You can’t sell them in a retail store of online.
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