Hey there friends! It’s Aly Dosdall back again for another round of Tools Today. It’s so much fun for me to share my tool love with you each month–I hope you enjoy seeing these tools in action. You can find past Tools Today posts by clicking here

This month’s tool comes from a family of tools that have taken the craft industry by storm. Punch Boards have proven very popular and handy, and the 123 Punch Board by We R Memory Keepers is the most versatile and best value of them all, in my opinion.

123 Punch BoardThis tool makes over 200 different variations and sizes of envelopes, boxes, and bows. Instructions for the basic versions in several sizes are conveniently colour-coded and right on the board. The 123 Punch Board comes with an instruction booklet for making variations on the basic three shapes.

One of my favourite things about the fall season is all the pumpkins, so I used the punch board to make some pumpkin gift boxes.

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These little guys are just over 3 inches and are perfect for holding small gifts, sharing fall treats, or acting as place cards at a fall celebration.

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After making the 3.25 inch boxes with the punch board, I added some ribbon and greenery to the top. I made the leaves using one of my favourite crafting hacks–the rounder punch on the Alphabet Punch Board!

Make leaves

You can personalize the box by adding a monogram to the leaf like I did, or you can replace that with a gift tag and sentiment or short note for your recipient.

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To see the 123 Punch Board in action, and for a few more tips and tricks for making these pumpkin gift boxes, watch the video below.

While I used the gift box feature of this tool, that’s only scratching the surface of what you can create with it. You can make bows to top your boxes, envelopes to coordinate with your handmade cards, and so much more.

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Thanks for joining me today! I hope this has helped you see what a versatile and valuable tool the 123 Punch Board is. It’s truly a staple supply for paper crafters. Until next time!