X-ACTO recently contacted us to do a giveaway here and try out a few new products. Since the X-ACTO knife is one of my favorite tools I said "Yes!"
We use X-ACTO knives all the time in the Art Department at Hambly. I also use them at home for different projects. (such as helping to remove stabilizer backing when doing embroidery, and cleaning the kiln wash off the back of my glass pendants after I fire them. Plus my husband is always stealing them for his hobbies. He likes the grip on the designer series.) You can see more ways to use them in the X-ACTO Creative Knife Uses Guide.
Of course they are a must for any papercrafter or scrapbooker. Here's an easy home decor project I created with just a few supplies using the X-ACTO knife.
- Shadow box (this one is martha stewart crafts)
- Washi Tape
- Assorted chipboard letters
- X-ACTO (I prefer the retractable knife now that there's a baby in the house)
6. Glue the letters to the outside of the shadow box, and then decorate the inside. You can use this technique to cover any peices of chipboard you have with paper, or washi tape. Then add the custom made letters to any project or layout.
X-ACTO would like to giveaway an X-ACTO prize pack containing a Retract-a-Blade knife, Designer Series Gripster craft knife and Self-healing mat to 1 lucky reader. Leave a comment below to enter. (open to US addresses only, giveaway ends Nov. 10)