We are so happy to welcome our friends from WeR Memory Keepers to the SCT blog today! WeR’s lineup of quality tools to help us take our projects to the next level is unparalleled, and one of their latest release punch boards, the Lowercase Word Punch Board, can be used on anything you create, from scrapbook layouts to cards, and more! Let’s take a look at how Celes Gonzalo is using this fun punch to create three different projects!
Hello! I’m Celes Gonzalo, and today I´m going to share with you three easy and wonderful ways to use your Lowercase Word Punch Board for gift wrapping. The possibilities are endless and you can customize them for each season of the year!
I love the Lowercase Word Punch Board. It´s a great tool and you can use it in so many ways. Remember that you can reduce your letter spacing.
The first thing to do is to wrap your boxes and choose your paper collection. In my case, I chose “Late Afternoon” by Amy Tangerine. I think it is a great collection for fall-themed gift wrapping.
1 – Tags and natural embellishments
For the first idea, I prepared one double tag and added natural embellishments such as cinnamon and dried flowers. As I started working on my ideas the Paper Pad Workspace was perfect! I can take notes, make sketches and keep my ideas always in sight.
Choose your word or phrase and place the desired characters into the base. If you decide to reduce letter spacing, you have to remember to follow the correct instructions included with your punch. Punch your word/phrase just in your patterned paper. Add some embellishments like sewing thread and a sticker and prepare your gift. You can use baker twine or hemp cord. Place the natural embellishment and the last thing to do is to add the beautiful double tag… isn´t it lovely?
2 – Banner, ribbon, and die cuts
For this idea, the first thing to do is to cut a strip of 5/8″. I used patterned paper for this. Choose your word or phrase and prepare your Lowercase Word Punch Board. In all my ideas I decided to reduce letter spacing. In this case, as I wanted extra paper at the beginning and at the end of the strip, I made a mark to align it in my tool.
Cut an extra strip of white cardstock of 1/2″ and glue it to the back of your word/phrase. Cut the ends of the strip to make a banner and have your ribbon in sight.
Use the double-sided super sticky red tape for attaching your ribbon and place your banner.
To finish it, you just have to add some die cuts from your paper collection. I love how stylish it looks!
3 – Pin and rosette
I couldn’t resist it! I wanted to add detail with the wonderful Button Press! So… let´s get started!
In this idea, we are going to use the letters. Once you punch them, remove the base to retrieve letters.
I´m going to use a large button. So I use the button shell as a pattern. I chose one die-cut and I glued all letters. You need to do it very carefully… take your time. A pair of tweezers are great for this. Once you are finished, prepare your button.
Next, we have to prepare a rosette for our pin. In this case, I cut two strips of 1 1/2″, scored them every 1/2″, and made the rosette. Additionally, I cut two strips of paper of 2″ and glued them to my gift.
I hope you like these ideas! See you next time!
What fun projects that really show the versatility of this new tool! Be sure to follow WeR Memory Keepers at the links below for inspiration using the Lowercase Word Punch Board, and much more!