a tool worth adding to your craft arsenal

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For as much crafting that is done around here, you’d be surprised at the lack of fancy craft supplies hanging around in my office. I have my loyal go-to’s {tape gun, paper cutter, corner rounder}, and a few regular embellishments {baker’s twine, alphabet stamps, glitter glue} and I’m typically pretty satisfied with these.  But I just bought myself a present that is proving to be a use-it-on-everything tool.

It’s an inverted corner punch 2-in-1 obnoxiously large crafting tool. And I love it.

Just open up the top flaps, align your paper and punch.

The two options are great, but I mostly love the stub punch. It was just what I was looking for.

Now I want to punch everything.

Christmas cards:

Gift tags:

My business cards:

And this scripture card {from the November JDC | monthly collection}

Just to name a few.

Sometimes it’s the little things …

To add one of these punches to your craft arsenal, click here.

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26 Responses to a tool worth adding to your craft arsenal

  1. Raluca November 2, 2012 at 4:43 am #

    Dear Emily,

    I was just wondering what is the name of the font from your scripture card – it looks wonderful!
    Many thanks for your answer and have a great weekend!

    • emily November 2, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      It is called Bombshell Pro from myfonts.com

      • Raluca November 2, 2012 at 9:38 am #

        Thank you so much!

  2. Lauren November 2, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Woah! So Emily, is the stub punch the new rounded corner!? I have to keep up on all of these trends, ya know!? And I agree — I try to keep all of the crazy supplies to a minimum (I don’t even have a glue gun!) But I have been stitching your nonna flowers and I might have to give in and start gluing them! : )

  3. Asia @ itsanorganizedchaos November 2, 2012 at 7:54 am #

    Did you print the wedding picture yourself?? Did you use the 320 gsm paper you had told me about? Gearing up to make baby announcements 39 weeks 5 days (maybe longer ) anyway, they are beautiful.

    • emily November 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      I printed the picture on glossy photo paper. Probably not right for an actual card, but it was a mock-up. You could also just back it in a cardstock if you like the photo paper look.

  4. Sarah Barksdale Design November 2, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    I love this tool Emily! I have been doing the reverse punch thing the hard way forever by tracing a ring and then cutting along the line. I am excited to start using this tool instead now

  5. Karin November 2, 2012 at 8:28 am #

    Emily,
    Do you share your business card template? I love the square design. The new tool is really great, too! So many fun possibilities!

    • emily November 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm #

      No template for this one … You could easily recreate just creating squares instead of rectangles in a design program.

  6. Julie November 2, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    That’s a really cool tool, but I more need to know where the fabulous owl wrapping paper came from!?!

    • emily November 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      The owl paper is from World Market. Too cute!

  7. Kristine November 2, 2012 at 9:04 am #

    Love the owlie wrapping paper!

  8. cathyv November 2, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Emily,
    This is fabulous and it says it will cut leather. Just the thing I need.
    thank you
    cathy

  9. Michelle November 2, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    I was wondering where you get the alphabet stamps?? I love them!

    • emily November 3, 2012 at 2:20 pm #

      The link for the alphabet stamps is in the post {up towards the top}.

  10. andrea November 2, 2012 at 10:24 am #

    Emily,
    Where did you get the owl paper? Too cute! Also, thank you for encouraging people to vote. Your vote counts!!!

  11. jessica November 2, 2012 at 11:30 am #

    So perfect for your business cards! Matches your logo spot on. love it.

  12. Vera November 2, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    I love it!!! But I especially love that owl wrapping paper!!! Do share where its from!

    Vera :)

  13. Suzanne November 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    Glad to hear you will be voting! Thanks so much for sharing all that you do, and especially this tool. Like Asia, I was wondering if you printed the wedding cards, and if so what paper/printer you use? The quality looks beautiful. Many thanks!

  14. Judy H. November 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

    I’d never thought about it, but now that I’ve seen it, I’ve GOT to have that tool! So many times, I’ve wanted to do corners like that on tags and photos. I’ve tried cutting and using the cut corner as a template for the other 3 and it LOOKS like I tried to cut one and use it as a template for the other 3! Thanks for the share…I’m going to make a quick trip to add to my box of other NECESSARY things!

  15. Ashlyn November 3, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    Thanks Emily. I just ordered this tool. Love to make my own holiday cards and this will certainly come in handy!!

  16. Sally November 5, 2012 at 10:28 am #

    I just wanted you to know that I printed off the thankful tree cards and hung them on an indoor, lovely leafless tree last year. When I hosted the BIG dinner here only (15 or so peeps) we each drew a card from the tree. We all sat down in the front room of our home. We were squished together, kids on top of laps, and pillows strewn from the sofa to the floor. People were just stuffed in there. Once we got settled, each of us took a turn reading the name on the card and listing the positive aspects of that person and his or her contributions to our family. On an occasion or two there were uncomfortable silences that were sustained as a reader would struggle to regain composure. Many of us were in tears. It was the deepest, most tender time our family has ever shared. Thank you for this free printable. Thank you for posting it once again this year! I will again, repeat this tradition. We will undoubtedly share tears again because this year two of our members are away at military boot camp. Thank you for providing a new tradition for our family to share! Happy Thanksgiving!

  17. Jen Owens November 5, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Great sneek peak at Rebecca’s card, love it!!!

  18. Nancy November 7, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    do you sell the red and white striped gift tags in the picture showing the “corner punch”?
    thank you

    • emily November 7, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      I made them using my printable paper {awning stripe} and just cut them 2 x 4 inches. Easy!

  19. Lara November 15, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    I love your handiwork. Thanks for sharing it. You are really good at what you do. I would love to start something too, even if it’s just for my family. Thanks.

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