When I’m in my scraproom you’ll always see my scissors and X-Acto knife within reach – they are my go to tools that I use every day. So when the X-Acto company contacted me and asked me to share my favorite 3 ways to use their knife, along with having a giveaway for our readers, I was so excited to share the fun with you all!
Here are my three favorite ways of using these knives at home and in my craft room:
1. When I want to be extra precise sticking my letter stickers down on tags or paper, I use my X-Acto blade to help. You can poke them with the tip of the blade to pull them off the sticker sheet and then stick them down to your tag or paper in the exact spot you want them!
2. When I need a custom, larger monogram, for my scrapbooking layouts, I use my computer to print out a large enough letter, then trace it on scrapbook paper. When you use the X-Acto knife to cut it out, you’ll end up with two monograms that you’ll be able to use! And, you could even back the negative C with another color! Tip: When you trace the letter to cut out, flip it, so you are tracing it backwards, on the back side of the cardstock. This will insure you have no pencil marks on the front of your finished image!
3. I love covering chipboard in scrapbooking paper! So, of course I’m grabbing my X-Acto knife when I do, to cut off the excess paper around the edges! It makes it quick and easy, and gives a great finished look.
Those are my top three favorite ways to use my knife in my craft room! You can check out Creative Knife Users Guide that they have created that includes over 300 other creative ways of using your X-Acto knife!
Now, I must add a personal note on this post – they sent me three knifes to work with, but my favorite was this Designer Series Gripster craft knife. It’s pink 🙂 and the grip fit my fingers so perfectly, making it much easier to cut. And, to top it all off, the cover for the blade has a stopper on it so it won’t roll!
Alright, now it’s your turn to have some fun! They are letting me giveaway TWO prize packs that include a Retract-a-Blade knife, Designer Series Gripster craft knife and a self-healing mat!
Just leave a comment here letting use know your favorite way of using a X-Acto in your house and we’ll draw two winners this Saturday! Comments must be posted by 10.21.11 at 11:59 am. One entry per person!