January 9, 2014

This week has already been so absolutely wonderful and now it’s even better!!! Today is the first of a brand new article called ‘Carly Rae Mood Board’… where one of our favorite wedding planners; Carly of Carly Rae Weddings is going to share a fresh and hip mood board with us! Of course we had to start the year off right with the turquoise and all… but seriously if I was getting married again, this would be the absolute perfect inspiration! 

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The thought behind a beautiful mood board like this is that it should be the starting point of inspiration for your wedding day. Something to share with your vendors, family and friends or whoever is helping you plan your wedding. We share these boards with you to help you along in your process and vision… but by all means please compile your own! Let us know if you end up planning your event based on one of our boards ~ we’d love to hear about it!

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mood board design: Carly Rae Weddings // turquoise + khaki invitation suite: Every Last Detail // turquoise candle + flowers: Wedding Sparrow // guys with turquoise ties: Grace Note Photography // wedding dress sun salutation: Your Cloud Parade // rustic cabbage rose wedding bouquet: Green Wedding Shoes // gold glitter shoes and jewlery: Green Wedding Shoes // mens turquoise stone ring: Clayton Austin // girl with white balloon: Wedding Sparrow // glamourous rose gold rings: Wedding Sparrow // feather and flower boutonniere: Style Me Pretty // amazing turquoise high heels: Style Me Pretty // bride + groom in chairs with tassels: Modern Vintage Weddings // honey wedding favors: Clayton Austin // soft mint bridesmaid with peach flowers in her hair: Landon Jacob // turquoise stripe wedding cake: 100 Layer Cake

December 24, 2013

We want to thank you for making 2013 such an amazing year here at Something Turquoise. We are so grateful for all of you… our readers, our brides, our photographers, event planners, sponsors, contributors and etc… cheers to you – you are amazing! We are taking a little holiday break to enjoy our family and friends and get energized for 2014! See you back here on January 2nd… to start all over again… xoxo

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While on our Cape Cod + Boston trip, there was this darling couple taking pictures of each other tossing leaves. We offered to take one of the both of them and they did the same. So glad we did because it made the perfect Christmas card! 

These gorgeous cards are from Tiny Prints (Wedding Paper Divas).

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December 24, 2013

Happy Christmas Eve!!! This year we had the pleasure of working with Sugarfina for our custom, SomethingTurquoise.com Christimas candy favors ~ aren’t they adorable!?! We had to share because they are so darn cute! We were attracted to Sugarfina at first because of their ‘turquoise bear gummies‘ but quickly fell in love with the owners and their love of sugar!

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Sugarfina is a high quality, curated candy boutique that carries incredibly unique and down right darling sweets! If you have a sweet tooth, are in need of a sugary gift or are looking for specialty, custom wedding favors ~ you simply must check out their gourmet candy collections. We had such a wonderful time working with them on our custom Christmas favors we know that you will too!

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images courtesy of: Studio Eleven Photography

December 23, 2013

We have some super awesome and very exciting news to share with you today! Something Turquoise has been chosen to be a part of the first ever, Lifestyle Crafts new design team called Lifestyle Crafts Studios… obviously we are on the wedding team – yay!!! So this means at least once a month we will be sharing a special project using their awesome tools and supplies.. along with bringing you some great giveaways and coupon codes, like the 20% code below!

Today’s project is just down right adorable… how to simply make this party flag cake topper for your wedding cake or maybe even a very special birthday cake! 

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Supplies:

  • Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Machine
  • Lifestyle Crafts ‘Party Flag Inserts‘ cutting dies
  • your choice of fun cardstock (cut to 6″ wide – and up to 12″ long)
  • lollipop sticks 
  • Sharpie paint pen

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Place your ‘party flag’ designs onto the die cut platform for the Evolution machine. Place your paper (6″ x 12″), design face down over the die cuts, then cover with the platform top. Place into the machine and roll it through… 

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..in seconds you will have these absolutely adorable party flags! This is one step cutting at it’s best… you don’t even have to cut the stick slits, they are done for you!

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Write a few special sentiments on a couple of the flags…

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Carefully slide your lollipop sticks through the little slits in each flag…

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We used: 4″, 6″, 8″ and 11.75″ lollipop sticks. However, you can always purchase the longest ones and cut them down accordingly… aren’t they just adorable!

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Place them into your special cake and you’re done! Such a fun alternative to your regular wedding cake topper… and so easy to make!

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To save 20% off any Lifestyle Crafts or We R Memory Keepers products please use the code TURQUOISE during checkout at www.shopwer.com.

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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 Photography // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Lifestyle Crafts Evolution and Party Flag Inserts Cutting Dies: courtesy of We R Memory Keepers // auqa, white and glitter cardstock, Sharpie paint pen and lollipop sticks: Michaels // nail polish: OPI – Glitzerland // cake stand: Anchor that I painted with Krylon gold spray paint // cake: thanks mom

December 6, 2013

The holidays are upon us… and I am sure that you are feverishly looking for something to embellish your entertaining efforts or maybe even a little something special for your bridal shower or wedding! With that thought in mind, we are sharing a very simple technique for making these darling polka dot champagne glasses! They take hardly any time at all, yet look so impressive. Can you imagine if everyone at your wedding (or New Years Eve party!) was toasting with these ~ it would be amazing!!! Best part is they are dishwasher safe…

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Supplies:

  • glassware
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Paint (yellow gold, pure platinum, tartan red, beach glass)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint daubers
  • rubbing alcohol 

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Start by cleaning the surface of your glassware to be painted with rubbing alcohol.

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Using your choice of paint colors… carefully dab on the polka dots!

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This project is so simple! All it takes is one pounce and you have the perfect polka dot!

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Here we are using two different size daubers from Martha Stewart Crafts. The 3/8″ for the metallic gold and silver, and the 1/4″ for the red and turquoise. You can easily clean them with soap and water to use again and again.

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Using the smaller diameter dauber, we added an accent color!

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The great thing about this design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect; it’s actually better if it isn’t. Dab a little dot here, there and wherever you want it…

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/////  HOW TO CURE MARTHA STEWART CRAFT PAINT  /////

There are two ways to cure this paint, the air-dry method or the oven method. To air-cure, simply let the paint dry for 21 days. To oven-cure, after the paint has dried for 72 hours, place your glasses in a cool oven and set it to 350 degrees. Set a timer for 30 minutes, when the time is up turn off the oven and let your glasses cool down inside the oven to prevent cracking. *All glitter and metallic paints should only be air-cured! 

Once correctly cured these glasses will be top shelf dishwasher safe!

***Even after they are cured we don’t recommend letting them sit or soak in water in your sink, it may make the paint come off!

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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 // Martha Stewart Craft Paints (yellow gold, pure platinum, tartan red, and beach glass) and dauber set: Editors at Martha Stewart Living // Svalka champagne glasses: Ikea // gold serving tray: Home Goods // nail polish: Essie, Mint Candy Apple (and watch out for a tutorial soon on how to make that darling bow ring that I’m wearing!)