As we approach The Marshmallow Studio’s 4th year anniversary, I’m more in love with this entrepreneur journey of mine than I have ever been.
I’ve had the opportunity to create adorable marshmallow art, design incredible showpieces, work with fabulous stylist, publish a book in two languages, travel all over the United States teaching, attend super fun conferences, partner with awesome brands, represent the biggest marshmallow manufacturer in the country, make tons of friends, expand my skills (business, sales, marketing, social media, etc.) and most importantly… I’ve been able to do it all from home so I don’t miss a day seeing my kids grow up!
The Marshmallow Studio has turned into more than just a marshmallow designs business. It has slowly transitioned into an educational blog with marshmallow recipes, crafts, product reviews, sugar art tips, giveaways and more. Since nothing is life ever stays the same, TMS is again undergoing another transition – we’re expanding our content!
I want to be able to share with you other things that make my heart flutter – DIYs, crafts, painting, home decor, baking, cooking, travel, entertaining, parenting and so much more. I already share glimpses of my other projects and personal life on my Instagram account but would like to tell the story behind them here as well for those of you who have expressed interest in learning more. You can expect to start seeing more posts with these topics from this day forth. Don’t worry, marshmallows are still my #1 passion and I will always try to keep that the focus of this blog. I hope you enjoy all the fun stuff that’s to come
Now that I’ve let you in on my “crafty” plans for the future, let me tell you about these fancy new toys I received from We R Memory Keepers.
If you’ve seen my party posts, you know that I always DIY a banner/s, the party decorations and, of course, the invitations. I’ve always made them out of scrapbook paper using my nifty little (very old, may I add) paper trimmer. It takes a bunch of time measuring and cutting to get it right and even then, I sometimes mess up and have to start over.
NO MORE my friends!!
With my new 1-2-3 Punch Board and Banner Punch Board now I will easily be able to create homemade party decor and gift items in no time.
Dude, these folks thought of everything!! It comes with an instruction & idea book filled with eye candy, inspiration and step-by-step instructions.
The book shows you how to make Envelopes, Bows, Boxes, Envelope Liners, String Tie Boxes, Coin Envelopes (very cute for gift cards) and File Folder Cards!!
The instructions are explained in the book AND the measurements are right on the 1-2-3 Punch Board. I swear, this beauty is fool-proof!
I usually use solid color satin ribbons to tie a bow on my marshmallow baggies. Sometimes I’d like to use a different color hue or pattern for my bows but I don’t have the ribbon for it nor do I want to have to go to store and spend on a roll. However, I always have tons of scrapbook sheets that I keep in stock 😉
I decided to make pretty paper bows for my Easter marshmallow treat baggies!
I started off by using a 12 X 12 double sided print scrapbook sheet from the included paper pad.
You can make XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL bows with the 1-2-3 Punch Board. To show you the range in sizes, I decided to make a XS and a XXL bow.
Once you select a bow size, the board’s graph will tell you which paper width you need to cut your paper. Next, you’ll cut that paper strip into three different lengths which are specified right on the graph as well.
Now that you have your three pieces cut, you’ll follow the measurements on the punch guide to make the next cuts.
The ruler has grooves and guides to help you make sure you are measuring correctly and punching in the right place.
You’ll be making 6 total punches for the bow piece and 4 for the tails piece.
Here are the three pieces all punched and ready to be assembled into a pretty little paper bow.
I used 1/2″ Glue Dots to hold my bow pieces together but you may also use smaller dots or adhesive tape.
I placed a Glue Dot on the center of my bow piece and curled in both ends into the dot to make bow loops. Gently press ends onto the dot to make sure they are stuck in place.
Place a Glue Dot on top of the where the loop ends met. Turn bow over, with one hold smallest strip over center of bow and with other hand fold ends around bow to wrap around. Press ends onto glue.
Place another Glue Dot on top of folded over tips, align bow tail’s piece and press on to glue.
If you want your bow to have different patterns from piece to piece just turn the paper over or use a different paper.
Here are the two bows I made. The top one is a XS and the bottom one is a XXL. I love them both!!
Now that we have a little girl in the family, I KNOW for a fact this will be my most used feature
Seriously?! How awesome is this product?!
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The 1-2-3 Punch Board and Banner Punch Board are available as part of a one-time special on HSN in a bundled party pack, for a fraction of regular retail pricing on Tuesday, March 24. This fabulous 1-2-3 Punch Board Party Collection includes: 1-2-3 Punch Board Banner Punch Board, 12×12 paper pad, packaging tape, baker’s twine, and idea book.
IF for some CRAZY reason you are still debating whether you should get the 1-2-3 Punch Board and Banner Punch Board let me remind you that these are currently ONLY available on HSN as a part of the party pack and there is a limited quantity available!!
SET YOUR ALARMS & WRITE IT ON YOUR CALENDAR.
What will you be making with yours?