To review, one of the best things to use an Easy Cutter for is to make your own books.
Another thing to use it for is to cut up unarticulated dolls. Now some of you may say, "OMG, Muff, you need to settle down with cutting stuff!" However, you can create custom displays to use in your boutiques and dioramas.
The rubber arms are super easy to cut. Thighs and calves take a little effort and a steadier hand. Making a torso is easy if you pull off the legs first and then snip around the undies. I like to stagger the sizes and sometimes color them using markers. The black hand has had matte varnish applied to it but the torso has no varnish. Add some accessories and...
Now, the Easy Cutter was not meant for cutting through glue, paper, dolls or hard materials. Since I'm probably messing up the blade by doing all that, I bought a second one to use strictly as intended, which is cutting wood. The packaging says, "Cuts Stripwood up to 1/2" thick."
Although I have wood that thick, my first attempts have been with seeing what I could fashion out of craft sticks, tooth picks and Shish Kabob skewers. I just enjoy trying to make things out of the simplest (and cheapest) materials.
The pile of rejects have already been discarded and these are the few surviving pieces that I have deemed acceptable. Alright, I know they are not all that, but I made them all by myself and I think they are awesome! It's amazing to me what you can create with some Popsicle sticks and glue. They may not look like much, but throw in some props and they've got diorama potential.
My newer window is pretty fancy compared to the first versions I made. The little flower pots are from Michaels.
The Lara Croft set isn't 1:6 scale, but whatever, 'cause my bench is adorable. Two dolls can fit on it and it's actually rather sturdy.
At first this slanted display shelf was going to be a shoe rack, and then a book rack, but it's really too small for that. However, it holds electronics just fine!
And thus concludes my spiel about the Easy Cutter. If you get one, open it immediately and make sure your blade is straight and properly set in its groove. If not, take it right back. I cannot stress how sharp this thing is. I have cut myself many times. This is more owing to the fact that I'm fairly accident prone. Nonetheless, be careful, good luck and cut some stuff!