March 7, 2014

Spring is on it’s way and so I thought I’d bring you a bright, sunshiny tutorial today! Here I will show you exactly how to create this fabulous “pocket escort card display” to easily guide your guests to the right table! So grab your guest list and let’s get busy!

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SUPPLIES:

  • 2.25″ x 3.5″ baby envelopes from Paper Source
  • 2″ x 3.5″ business cards from Paper Source
  • fancy scissors
  • home printer
  • wrapping paper
  • large frame
  • scrapbooking adhesive like Glue Dots

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Start by removing the glass and backing from your large frame, the one I’m using here is 16″ x 20″. Then wrap the frame backing in your choice of wrapping paper. I’m using ‘paper bag‘ wrapping paper from Paper Source. Reassemble your frame without the glass. 

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Using your computer and favorite design software, print out escort cards for your guests. I’m using the business cards from Paper Source to keep things easy. You can use full sheet cardstock and cut the cards down to fit – it’s your choice. **When designing your cards make sure that only the guests names will peek out beyond the envelope pocket! The font we used here “Sofia” is free to download from Font Squirrel.

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These adorable baby sized envelopes make the perfect pockets! Trim 1″ off the top of each envelope to create the pocket.

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I love these colors together… aren’t they so bright and cheery?!!

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Then take each guest escort card and place into a pocket!

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Start to arrange them within your frame… 16″ x 20″ fit 30 escort pockets perfectly. You can use a larger frame or multiple frames if you need to. ***Arrange the cards as you choose; by alphabet, color, table… whatever makes sense to you. 

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Once you are happy with the placement, attach only the pocket to the wrapped frame backing using your favorite scrapbooking adhesive. Mine of course, is Glue Dots. 

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I’m completely in LOVE with how this display turned out…

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What’s great about Paper Source is they make choosing colors simple, everything matches and everything looks good together… what colors will fit your event? 

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This little display will definitely have your guests smiling on the way to their tables…

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As with all our DIY tutorials, if you create one of our projects please send us a picture or a trackback – We Love Seeing Your Creativity! If you use Instagram or Twitter please use the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // baby envelopes in Fuchsia, Pool, Poppy and Curry, business cards in Eco White, wrapping paper in Paper Bag: Paper Source // large white 16″ x 20″ frame, Glue Dots and scallop edge scissors: Michaels // card font: Sofia free via FontSquirrel.com // nail polish: Essie – Resort Fling

November 5, 2013

We are obsessed with today’s Bouquet Blueprint!!! Jacki from Floral Design by Jacqueline Ahne has outdone herself once again! Fall has so many wonderful options for flowers and color choices. Today’s bunch is fully embracing that cozy fall feeling… this bouquet has a traditional fall color palette with a few pops of brighter tones. It has a very round shape with depth created by the slight height difference of the scabiosa and the dahlias. The stems are wrapped with burlap ribbon and an heirloom bracelet has been added for a little extra bling with a sentimental touch!

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AVAILABILITY // This bouquet is best for a fall wedding. Each of the flowers has a different season but all are available late summer till the end of fall. 

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RECIPE // 3 stems copper button mums, 15 stems scabiosa, 18 stems dahlias (plus small buds), 10 stems coxcomb, and 10-12 geranium leaves

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STEM WRAP // The bouquet stems are covered in a burlap ribbon accented with pins along the frayed edge of the ribbon. A vintage bracelet has been attached to the bouquet adding a touch of glamor and incorporation a family heirloom. 

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CARE // Dahlias are a delicate flower so it is best not to over handle this bouquet. This bouquet will also benefit greatly if it is kept in a small amount of water until the wedding begins. If a few of the dahlia petals start to bruise they can be delicately plucked from the flower giving it an instant fix. 

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BOUTONNIERES // This bouquet has so much texture it’s almost a must to have a boutonniere with just as much texture! Dahlias are a tricky option for boutonnieres however they can work as long as the recipient is careful and it’s put on just prior to the wedding starting. Be sure to select the best size for the jacket. Another fun option would be to incorporate a bit of glamor. Shown on the far right is a coxcomb boutonniere accented with a vintage clip on earring.

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amazing photography by: Studio 11 Weddings // gorgeous florals by: Floral Designs by Jacqueline Ahne // styling by: Jen | Something Turquoise

October 30, 2013

“I LOVE Halloween! It is one of my very favorite times of the year…. the colors in the Smoky Mountains are gorgeous. There’s a slight bite in the air, sweets are the thing to eat, and there are lots of little ghouls and goblins running around. Plus, Samhain (the holiday our modern Halloween is based on) is meaningful because it is a time when the veil to the otherworld is thin so you can be close to the souls of those who have gone before. So, when Krystle, the event coordinator, came up with the idea to do a styled Halloween photo shoot, I was sold! We wanted to do a glam, sparkly Halloween with a slightly dark side which is how “Til Death Do We Part” was conceived. The vendors involved all did a marvelous job of creating a Halloween phantasmagoria, and the models (though they are not an actual couple – although I keep trying to give them a nudge in that direction) had great chemistry together. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!” - Star Noir Studio

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photographer + invitations: Star Noir Studio // venue: Dara’s Garden // coordination and design: Krystle Whitney Event Design and Planning // flowers: LB Floral // caterer: Rothchild Catering // tux: Savvi Formalwear // hair and makeup: Suzanne Clayton MUA // heirlooms and extras: Vintage Vows // dress: Wedding Wonderland // cake: Studio 29.11 // linens: White Table // models: Madison Deering and Kirk Edward

April 6, 2013

I know, I know… I say it every week – but this week has truly has been wonderful!

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Image Courtesy of: Matt & Jentry Photographers // color inspiration: Jen | ST

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Monday: the romantic lace wedding inspiration shoot by Reese Moore Weddings

Tuesday: BOUQUET BLUEPRINT ::: stunning green + orange + yellow blooms

Wednesday: the gorgeous southern wedding of Tom + Gillian by Riverland Studios

Thursday: double feature! The romantic beach engagement of Javit + Susana by Weber Photography… and the beautiful post-wedding portraits of Eric + Kasey in NYC by Meg Miller Photography

DIY Friday: how to make a miniature tissue tassel garland cake topper!!!

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January 17, 2013

“Sarah is a Colorado girl at heart. Attending school to study art in fabulous New York City is where she met and fell in love with Ryan, a guy from Long Island. What will be 8 years later, they’re heading to Colorado in August to tie the knot! They love Manhattan, and spent many poor college student dates sitting in the MET staring at each other… I mean, the beautiful art, of course.” – Amanda Lamb Photography

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Amanda Lamb was actually my sisters wedding photographer. When I saw the amazing photos she took of my sister and her now husband – I knew she was right for us as well. It wasn’t until I met her on the day of my sisters wedding that I realized how truly special she is. She brought out the best qualities in everyone that day, keeping my beautifully nervous sister calm and keeping her laughing and smiling the entire day. I currently live in NYC which is where I met my best friend and love of my life Ryan. We went to art school together here in the heart of Manhattan.  Amanda, along with my entire family live in Colorado, which is where we will be getting hitched – as an ode to my family and almost a farewell to my home there in Colorado. I wanted to incorporate New York in my wedding so when Amanda pitched the idea of flying out here to shoot our engagement photos I was completely over the moon!

Are you DIY-ing anything for your wedding?

As an artist I plan to have a lot of DIY projects in our wedding! My colors are bright pinks, peach, emerald green and sage. For me, the overall idea for our wedding is to pack it full of color and whimsical fun. I’m going to be making an aisle runner from tall birch tree branches cemented in iron buckets and the top of the trees will have ombre colored streamers that lead to the arch that we will be married under. Our venue is an amazing barn that runs along the foothills of the Colorado mountains, so I will be incorporating my love for horses and livestock throughout. Each table will have ombre floral arrangements with brightly colored raniculous and greenery accompanied by horse figurines – partially painted with gold and glittery gold paint. There are all sorts of different aspects of our wedding that we will be doing ourselves, since we are both artists it’s only natural to create the details. We both created our engagement party invites as well as our save the dates, which we had a blast creating!

Of all your wedding plans, what are you looking forward to the most?

Of all the wedding planning I would say what I’m most excited about the day we get on that plane to head home from our wedding… and arrive back in NY as Mr & Mrs Durinick!

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