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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