Tools Today with Aly Dosdall | Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers!

Tools Today with Aly Dosdall | Alphabet Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers!


Hello friends! I’m thrilled to be with you today to share the first post in my Tools Today with Aly Dosdall series here at Scrapbook & Cards Today. Each post in this monthly series will feature one of my favourite tools, and will include a project with instructions and a short video demonstrating the tool with some helpful tips and tricks.

Wr_alphabet-punch-boardThis month I’m so excited to share a fabulous new tool, the Alphabet Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers! This new punch board is perfect for quick party banners, posters, signs, and school projects, but it’s also a great way to add a monogram or large title to cards and scrapbook pages. Check out the layout I created with it.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 1

The Alphabet Punch Board made for a quick and bold title, plus I was able to make the heart accent with it as well. I love finding multiple uses for my tools! Watch the video below where I demonstrate how to use the punch board, and share some helpful tips and tricks.


Now that you’ve seen how the tools works, here are some instructions and more details about my scrapbook layout.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 2

  1. Start by creating the layout title with the Alphabet Punch Board. Punch two of each letter, using one as a shadow layer behind the main letter.
  2. Add stickers or die cuts to embellish the title.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 3

  1. Using the instructions in the video above, create a heart accent with the Alphabet Punch Board and add it to your page as shown.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 4

  1. Layer a framed photo and some embellishments over the heart.

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  1. Print or handwrite some journaling below your photo and heart.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 6

Since the title is the focal point of the layout, I kept my photo and other elements smaller in scale to create a sense of balance. To keep the layout from getting too busy, I decided to stick with only four colours from the paper collection–navy, fuschia, light pink, and red. I also avoided the large bold patterned papers in the collection.

LOVE layout by Aly Dosdall 7

Well, that’s it for today friends! Thanks for having me, and I hope you’ve learned something about the Alphabet Punch Board. Feel free to ask me any questions you have about it in the comments below, and I’ll do my best to answer them. Be sure to visit my website for tons of paper craft ideas and inspiration. Crafty cheers, and I’ll see you next month!

~ Aly Dosdall

2016-05-30T13:10:38-04:00May 30th, 2016|Tools Today|


  1. Gisèle May 30, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    I WANT one !!!!! Thanks for the tutorial ❤️

  2. barb macaskill May 30, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    This fun tool is definitely on my wish list and I can;t wait to get it!!

  3. TracyM #6773 May 30, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    FABULOUS layout and SUPER COOL TOOL!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing 🙂

  4. Sue D May 30, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks for this video. I have been wondering about this tool. thanks for the heart instructions too.

  5. Shannon May 31, 2016 at 8:37 am

    Love the LO and how you created it with the ‘alpha’ tool!!

  6. Aly Dosdall May 31, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind words friends! This tool is so much fun!

  7. rosalie May 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Love your creativity with this tool!! Fantastic!

  8. Terri Burson May 31, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    Love this layout Aly!

  9. Aly Dosdall June 1, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Terri and Rosalie! =)

  10. Teresa Medeiros June 1, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    This is a great idea for a series! I’m a very visual person and being able to watch how-to videos takes all the guess work out of it for me and will help me decide whether to buy the product or not. Thanks Aly & SCT!

  11. Lisa K June 7, 2016 at 11:40 am

    I watched this video the other day. This punch looks fun to use. I have many punch boards and they are wonderful to use as I really do not have to think a lot. I love that they give many instructions which makes them so easy.

  12. Beatrice Hale June 7, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I watched it the first day and it looks like it is great to use and easy to carry. I loved the instructions for making a heart. It looked so easy.

  13. Phyllis Strickland June 7, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Wow that is exciting! Way better than big letter dies! Hope it shows up in our stores soon.

  14. Jean R June 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I love my envelope punch board and this would be great to add to that collection.

  15. Laurie Rosales June 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    I have been waiting for this all my scrapbooking life! Another amazing punch board by We R Memory Keepers! Can’t wait to get one!❤️

  16. Deborah Miedema June 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    Wow! Another awesome punch board by WRMK! Love the heart idea too! Thanks for the chance to win one. Deb M in BC 🙂

  17. Sue June 7, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    I really enjoyed sharing your layout using the alphabet punch. So many different uses for such a great tool! Thank you for the chance to win one.

  18. Robin George June 8, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    Love love love this punch! Imagine the scrapbook pages I could make!

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