Tools Today with Aly Dosdall featuring the 123 Punch Board!

Tools Today with Aly Dosdall featuring the 123 Punch Board!

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.

Pumpkin Gift Boxes by Aly Dosdall 1

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.

Pumpkin Gift Boxes by Aly Dosdall 2

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.

Pumpkin Gift Boxes by Aly Dosdall 3

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.

Pumpkin Gift Boxes by Aly Dosdall 4

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!


2016-10-25T13:47:51-04:00October 25th, 2016|Tools Today|


  1. Sandy Clinton October 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Pretty cool tool! Thanks for the lesson!

  2. MaryAnn N. October 25, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    love my 1 2 3 Board

  3. Joan October 26, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Oh Oh…. this may be a must have!!

  4. barb macaskill October 26, 2016 at 10:22 am

    <3 this tool!

  5. Teresa Medeiros October 26, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I’ve been on the fence about this tool for a while now but I think you finally convinced me to buy it Aly! Thanks…I think. 😉

  6. Aly Dosdall October 28, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Glad you enjoyed learning about my favorite punch board ladies! =)

  7. AndreaH October 28, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    This seams like an answer to my prayers. Is it available in the UK please? _

  8. Frances Janidlo October 29, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I love We R Memory products – they are so inovative and useful

  9. Laura Gauthier Turcotte October 30, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I really want this !

  10. JoAnn H October 31, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Cute pumpkin boxes

  11. Shannon November 3, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing your creativity Aly! I look at these tools on line or in a store and wonder what I could make with them. You have shown us some cute boxes made with yet another wonder WeR Memory Keeping tool..

  12. Denise Bryant November 4, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Love all the punch boards! So versatile for crafting!

  13. WendyW November 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Wow, I’m amazed with how many things this one piece can make!! I would love to win one. Thank you for the opportunity to own one.

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