Review: Pillow Box Punch Board

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I got the We R Memory Keepers Pillow Box Punch Board in the mail yesterday and I thought I would document and review it.

Let me start out by saying I have loved  all my We R Memory Keepers items I have bought up to this point. But the Pillow Box Punch Board left me wanting more.

Here is the product description from the We R Memory Keepers website.

WE R MEMORY KEEPERS – Pillow Box Punch Board. Use any paper to customize pillow boxes in various lengths! Create fold tabs and thumb notch with the two-way punch. This package contains one 7×5-3/4 in score board, one two way punch, one scoring tool and user guide.

For transparence reasons I bought my Pillow Box Punch Board on Amazon and paid: $15.21.

So now for the review: I was really excited about this purchase as I have a lot of pillow boxes I need to make for the upcoming holiday season. But this punch board only allows for a 6in box, you can make it as long as you want but the limitation on the width is very frustrating.

I really liked the idea of the curved score you can make I’m not sure if I got a defective punch board. But I’m forever slipping out of the groove, which makes the fold look messy. Plus when I put it together there are gaps. 16

I thought it might have something to do with my adhesive, so I changed it and I was still getting gaps like the one you see above.

I made a total of 4 pillow boxes just to test everything out, using wet glue and then tear away tape. And none of them came together smoothly.

I have searched YouTube, and Google for other items I can use the punch board for, but I think it is very limited because of the size restrictions.

Would I recommend this product? No, and here is why, it is very limited on the size of pillow box you want to make. The score lines are not great for the curved edges. Its just not as versatile as I would like.

Other We R Memory Keepers items I own and love: Scoreboard, envelope/box punch board.

Let me know in the comments if you have this item and what you think.

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