Tuesday, February 4, 2014

14 Days of Valentines - Day 4

Today, I'll share project 4 of the 14 Days of Valentines. We're going to play with one of my new favorite toys, the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board!

Besides making envelopes for greeting cards, this tool helps you whip up Gift Card holders really fast. It's a really great project for scraps or those cute 6 x 6 paper pads.

Basic instructions are printed right on the board. So, for my gift card holders, I'll need a 5" x 5" paper.

I'm going to use some papers that aren't "Valentine's Day" but they have that feel in their designs.

The instructions say to line up the edge at the "2" mark.

I press down that big blue button which is the punch for the corners of the envelopes. Next, you score using the scorer that comes with the board.

You rotate the paper counter clockwise and line up the first scored line with the point protruding from the punch towards the left. Score the next side. Repeat until all sides are scored and punched.

It should look like this.

If you want to round the points, turn the board around and place your corner into the other side of the punch. Punch down to round the points.

Here's the rounded point.

Fold up at the scored lines. Fold in the sides and use tape or glue dots.  Fold up the bottom to make the envelope.

I used some Martha Stewart mini doilies and some metal "love" tags from the wedding department to embellish.

I slipped in a Ben Franklin Crafts gift card.

I decided to tie up the gift card holder with baker's twine and tied on the "love" tag.

I used Plarn to tie up this holder.
These mini gift card holders are also the perfect size for tiny love notes. You can also just fold them up an tie it closed,  that way they can open up completely and reveal your secret message!

Hope you're having fun with these simple heart felt projects. Thanks for stopping by on this rainy and soggy day!Happy Crafting!


  1. Thanks for the tut, will have to give this a try...

  2. Ohhh, pretty envelopes Joy. Thanks for sharing your sweet ideas. I got my envelope punch board from BFC a couple of months ago and LOVE it.

  3. GENIUS! I keep forgetting to round my corners...thanks for the reminder...hehe Love the cute little charm and I'm going to have to look into Plarn? Looks fabulous.

  4. Love your envelopes! Also love the little metal "love" tags! I might just have to run an "errand" and sneak into the store to look for them. Hope there's still some in the store.

  5. I've always seen those punch boards but had no idea what they were for. Now I get it and really want one.

  6. i love how pretty those envelopes turned out! love the doily on the inside too! plarn is plastic yarn?

  7. What is that? Plastic yarn?? Never heard of it but looks like a great way to tie bows on packages. I love my punch board. I bought it after I saw you use it when we taped the show last year.

  8. The doily and charm just sweeten this envelope gift! Love love love my punch board.


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