Throughout the month of October our Design Team will be featuring projects that they have created using the Clicut Retractable Pen Knife. This little tool is absolutely perfect for your crafting project. There is no lid needed because it has a retractable blade, comes in this fabulous pink color and you get 2 replacement blades!
Today we have designer, Rhonda Van Ginkel sharing her talents with us.
I'm excited to host the blog today and celebrate one of our newest tools with you! I know that you're going to love the Clicut as much as we all do!!! For my project today I used my Clicut along with our 14x14 iMat and the CutRight Acrylic Ruler.
I was inspired by the last challenge that we had to create a shaped project. My project idea was to create a large hexagon shape as the base for a Halloween sign for our front door or a layout.
I'll show you how I created the initial step easily with card stock and then some Monster Mash paper.
Step 1: Mark a 12x12 piece of card stock with a pencil at 6" on two opposite sides.
Step 2: Mark the remaining sides 3" in from each edge. You'll have a total of 6 markings.
Step 3: Using your CutRight Acrylic Ruler, line up the center marking with the first 3" pencil mark on the adjacent side and trim with the Clicut and the iMat under your project.
Step 4: Continue trimming the remaining 5 cuts.
Step 5: You are left with a hexagon shape.
I used this method to cut my second layer of the black pattern paper as well. I started with a 10x10 piece of paper, marked at 5" on two opposite sides, then 2.5" on the remaining sides. I used the "B" side of my paper for the bottom part of my sign layer. The rest of the design came together effortlessly as the die cut and sticker elements in this line are so cute!
Problem Solver: The door I wanted to hang the sign on in our home is metal.
Solution: I created some Magnets using our magnet daddies and the iTop 2.0 to attach the sign to the door without having to use a door hanger. Quick and easy!
Using the Clicut is comfortable, it fits nicely in your hand. I also love how you are able to safely retract the blade and put it back in a safe position. It's going to be one of your favorite new go-to tools for all of your crafting adventures!
Ingredients: Clicut, imat 14x14, CutRight Acrylic Ruler, Monster Mash papers, Die Cuts and Canvas Stickers, iTop 2.0, 28mm (2) and 22mm (1) Magnet Daddies, iTop 28mm and 22mm punches, Pogo and Foam Tape by Imaginisce, card stock by Core'dinations, ink by Ranger. Other: Sewing Machine and Thread.