Tools Today with Aly Dosdall featuring the Frame Punch Board!

Tools Today with Aly Dosdall featuring the Frame Punch Board!

Hello and Happy Holidays to you! (I hope it’s not too early to say that.) It’s Aly Dosdall here with you again to share this month’s Tools Today post. I’m pulling this tool out just in time for the handmade holiday season, so if you like to make gifts and cards for your loved ones during December, you’ll definitely want to check this out!

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The Frame Punch Board will appeal to crafters of all kinds. With this tool you can make paper frames of all different sizes in square and rectangular shapes, from teeny tiny all the way up to a 12×12 sheet of paper.Frame Punch BoardUse your custom frames for gifts, cards, layouts, pocket pages, planners, and more. Today I’m going to show you how to make some photo frame magnets for the holidays.

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These are perfect stocking stuffers or gifts for teachers, neighbors, grandparents or other family member living far away. It’s also a great project for using up those wallet size school photos that you have way too many of. =)

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Start by printing and cropping your photos to the desired size. Then trim some patterned paper the same size as your photos, or you can cut the paper just slightly larger as long as the photo will fit inside the frame.

Step out 1You’ll also need to trim some plain chipboard to the same size as your paper. This provides stability when you add your magnets to the back of your photos.

Step out 2

Use the frame punch board to create frames for your photos (see the video below for instructions). Then round the corners of the photos and the chipboard using the ¼ inch Corner Chomper.

Watch the video below to see the Frame Punch Board in action:


Once you punched the patterned paper, photos and chipboard, you’re ready to assemble your photo magnets.

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Adhere the photo to the chipboard, then adhere the frame to the photo using double sided tape or photo glue. If you’d like to swap out your photos, adhere the bottom and two sides of the frame to the chipboard first, leaving the top open. Slide your photos in and out as needed.

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Add embellishments around the frame, and some self-adhesive magnets to the back for hanging on your fridge or a magnetic board. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting familiar with the Frame Punch Board today. Thanks for stopping by, and happy holiday crafting!


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2016-11-29T11:15:39+00:00November 29th, 2016|Tools Today|


  1. barb macaskill November 29, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    This is such a cool layout! I love this punchboard~ TFS~

  2. Lorie November 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    I love punchboard and I’ve never seen it before. Guess what I just went and purchased? Thanks for highlighting this one…I know I’ll get a lot of use out of it!

  3. Shannon November 30, 2016 at 7:48 am

    WeRMemory Keepers does it again! And Aly always has the best videos showing how to use tools. Thanks Aly and SCT.

  4. Marilyn November 30, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Thank you SCT and Aly!

  5. Sharon K. November 30, 2016 at 9:32 am

    What a handy little tool I have seen them in stores but didn’t want to buy it because it looked a little fiddlely and complicated to use but it’s not. Great for all those school and hockey photos from family. Now if only I could get my alphabet board to work so well. That’s a different story! Lol. Sharon

  6. Dolly (scrapthat) November 30, 2016 at 9:42 am

    TFS since I don’t have a local Scrap shop and my mikes is the smallest in North America…I don’t know about this stuff if someone like you doesn’t tell me about it! 😀 Love it! 😀

  7. Aly Dosdall December 1, 2016 at 10:36 am

    Thank you for the kind words friends! Glad you liked it!

  8. Audrey Coates December 1, 2016 at 10:46 pm

    Wow, I picked this up a week ago as I love using frames in my layouts. Thanks for showing me how to use it. My early Christmas present to me!

  9. Helen Gullett December 2, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    What a grrat idea! Love the inspiration project.

  10. terriavidreader December 2, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    love this. Besides cards which would be my first choice, I can invision many other uses for this too.

  11. Paula Valentino December 5, 2016 at 10:10 am

    How cool is that?!? LOVE IT!

  12. Roz Kelly December 5, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Great tool! So many uses for those frames!

  13. Sherry H December 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    I was at a crop recently and saw this tool there. I wasn’t sure how it would work. Now I know it would be a great addition to my tool collection – thanks so much for the opportunity to win one!

  14. ginger nelson December 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    Love this idea!!!!

  15. Sylvie December 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I have to admit…when I saw the video I had to buy it and it was on sale online so I can’t wait to receive it :-). What a great tool. I would have never known about it if it weren’t for your magazine. I saw it and it made my day :-).

  16. Kim December 6, 2016 at 8:29 pm

    Would never have given this a second look for purchase. But after watching the video, I’d LOVE to have one! Especially like the idea of leaving top open for fridge magnet, so you can swap out the photos.

  17. Pam Kubala December 7, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Your WeRMemories frame punch board looks fantastic. It would sure reduce the time on making a lot of crafts like cardmaking. I would love to make fridge magnets for all of my family.

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