Hello We R fans! Kimberly stopping by today to share some customized gift wrap. Nothing like taking some pre-made supplies and adding that special touch, the handmade touch.
Using the new We R Memory Keepers Word Punch Board I took basic wrapping paper and a gift bag and turned them into a gift that they might not want to open. For a minute anyway.
To customize the gift bag, I added the punched words “happy birthday.” Being able to add any words to a bag gives it so much more mileage. I don’t know about you, but I have a collection of gift bags at home and this way, I can use them for any occasion.
To start, I placed the letters for “birthday” in the punch board. Then, leaving the paper in its 12×12 form, I pushed the handle (or lid) down, punching the letters all at once. I punched right in the middle of the paper, so I could add notched ends for a cute touch. Then I put the paper into my Trim & Score Board and cut it into a strip.
I repeated the same process for the word “happy.” The Word Punch Board comes with all 26 letters, and no duplicates. So, I created my word, starting with the “h.” To help me keep things evenly spaced apart, I put a random letter in place of the second “p” and placed the “y.” Before punching, I took out the extra letter. After the first punch, I moved the “p” one space over and punched again. The edge of the Word Punch Board has a wonderful spot to keep your paper lined up, making it easy to keep everything straight.
For the wrapped gift, I wanted to create a ribbon of sorts. This time I punched the word “birthday” repeatedly across strips of white cardstock. What a fun way to customize a gift. It would be fun to use a person’s name even.
Making these word strips took barely any time at all because the only thing that needs to be moved is the paper. I was thinking that making word strips like this could make for a fun card background as well.
To finish things off, I made a tag using the Tag Punch Board. Then added the recipient’s name on another strip of paper. Wrapping Christmas presents like this is going to be fun!
How would you make gift wrap or tags using your Word Punch Board?
We R Memory Keepers:
- Cardstock-white, pink, teal