Make Fun & Layered DIY Cards using the Essentials 4-Way Punch

Have you tried out the Essentials 4-Way Punch tool yet? It creates four distinct shapes: a hanger hole punch, a double hole punch, an arch punch and a teardrop burst punch that also rounds out the corner of the page. There are so many different ways that you can use these shapes and this tool — in layouts, cards, crafts and more! Want to see a fun example of how you can use the Essentials 4-Way Punch alongside the Simply Sunshine collection? Check out this DIY card idea that looks even better with the Essentials 4-Way Punch!

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To create this card you’ll need:

  • Simply Sunshine Paper Pack
  • Simply Sunshine Embellishments
  • Simply Sunshine Stickers
  • Evergreen Cardstock
  • Essentials 4-Way Punch
  • 2-Way Corner Rounder
  • 12-inch Trimmer
  • All-Purpose Scissors
  • Foam Squares
  • Tape Runner with Repositionable Tape Runner Refill

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Step 1: Cut a piece of Evergreen Cardstock to measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and fold in half.  Round all corners with the Corner Rounder.

Step 2: Cut a piece of the pink patterned paper to measure 4″ x 5-1/4″. Use the Essentials 4-Way Punch to punch the corners with the three-teardrop burst. Adhere to the front of the card.

Step 3: Cut a piece of the wood patterned paper to measure 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″. Use the Essentials 4-Way Punch to punch the corners with slits. Round corners with the Corner Rounder.

Step 4: Cut a piece from the light green patterned paper to measure 3″ x 4-1/4″. Tuck the corners under the previously punched corners. Adhere this piece to the front of the card using Foam Squares.

Step 5: Cut a piece from the yellow patterned paper to measure 2-1/2″ x 3-3/4″. Punch each end with the Essentials 4-Way Punch. Cut a piece of dark green paper to measure 1/4″ x 6″ and thread it through the holes. Round corners with the Corner Rounder. Adhere to the top of the green piece.

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Step 6: Cut a piece from the grid patterned paper to measure 2″ x 2-1/2″. Using the Essentials 4-Way Punch, punch the top of the piece to create a tag. Using the Corner Rounder, round all four corners. Cut a small strip from the pink paper to measure 1/4″ x 4″. Weave through the hole to create a ribbon effect. Adhere this piece to the card using Foam Squares.

Step 7: Adhere embellishments and stickers with Foam Squares as desired.

There are so many fun things that you can do with the Essentials 4-Way Punch. It’s a great crafting tool that you can use to construct a variety of unique projects, including this handmade card. Have you ordered the Essentials 4-Way Punch yet? Comment below and let us know!

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