January 21, 2014

Are you in search of a fun and silly way to entertain your wedding guests? Then look no further than this simple DIY… wedding Mad-Libs, or Wed-libs are a light hearted and easy game perfect for any type wedding event! Since everyone loved the 3 versions that we published {last year}, today we are sharing 3 more! Happy Crafting!

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SUPPLIES: 

  • FREE ‘wed-libs’ downloads below
  • 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
  • paper trimmer
  • bakers twine
  • pencils
  • printer

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Download. Print. Cut your 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in half, lengthwise – at 5.5″.

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That’s pretty much all there is to it… these designs are full front and back!

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We have 3 brand NEW ‘Wed-libs’ theme downloads for you!!!

HOW THEY MET  //  Front  &  Back

THE REHEARSAL  //  Front  &  Back

THE BIG DAY  //  Front  &  Back

These fun Wed-libs were written by my fabulous mother exclusively for Something Turquoise!

Once downloaded, print as many as you need – both front and back. Do test prints to make sure that you are happy with the paper and printer quality. You can also take these files to your local print house and have them print them for you. Two ‘wed-libs’ are on each 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper.  Most print house’s will cut them for you as well, with one swift chop.

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If you’d like to add pencils we used 18″ of twine…

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Tie a simple knot or a bow… and you are done!

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SO fun! Now… for those of you not familiar with how to play ‘Mad Libs‘… you are supposed to blindly fill in the words asked for (on the back of these cards) and then transfer or read them into the front paragraph. It makes the story sillier if you don’t know what it’s about…

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Click {here} for the other 3 versions:
The Proposal Story, Bachelorette Party and Honeymoon Plans

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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 // DIY tutorial + free downloads by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Wed Libs written by: JoAnn Causey // cover weight 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock in Gravel + purple bakers twine: Paper Source // Martha Stewart paper trimmer + jewel topped pencils: Michaels  // nail polish: Essie – Turquoise & Caicos

October 18, 2013

We all know how wedding “to-do lists” can quickly get out of hand… especially if you are doing things yourself. So, why not make a darling wedding clipboard and print out our fun + free to-do lists to keep all your tasks organized! It’s always more fun to cross off pending to-do’s when your list is super cute!

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SUPPLIES:

  • clipboard
  • fun scrapbooking paper
  • paper trimmer
  • Glue Dots
  • thumbtack
  • screw driver
  • corner rounder
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage glue in Gloss finish
  • Martha Stewart Crafts glitter in your favorite shade
  • Martha Stewart Crafts paint pouncer and paint brush
  • our FREE printable below

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I’ve designed four free wedding to-do list’s for you below!

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Click on your favorite design below to print for FREE!

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To embellish your clipboard, start by removing the spring clamp. Be careful, it’s tight!

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Trace your clipboard about an inch too short so that part of the board will show as a border. Using scissors or a paper trimmer, cut your scrapbook paper to fit your clipboard.

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Using a corner rounder, round the corners. Then add Glue Dots around the edge of the backside of the paper…

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..firmly press the paper to your clipboard!

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To easily copy the holes in the clipboard to your paper, use a thumbtack to pierce the paper and then widen the hole by wiggling it around to fit the screw.

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Now to embellish the clamp! Apply a coat of MSC decoupage glue with a foam pouncer. The pouncer leaves an even coat of glue for the glitter to adhere to.

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Cover the glued area with your favorite shade of glitter! Let it dry for one hour. Lighter shades of glitter might require two coats. Repeat the steps above as needed.

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To seal your glitter, apply one coat of MSC decoupage glue over the fully dried coat of glitter. This way you won’t loose one sparkle! Let dry for one hour.

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Once your glittery clamp is fully dry you need to screw it back onto the board.

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This step can be buggy, because you are working against the force of the spring clamp. **Crafters Tip: put your screws threw the holes first to make sure the holes are big enough and have someone help you hold it if need be.

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See how much fun making to-do lists can be!

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You can use these super cute clipboards after your wedding for all types of things from honey do’s to shopping lists… is it just me that loves making to-do lists or do you as well??

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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 share using the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage glue, glitter (in: graphite and amethyst), paper trimmer, foam pouncer and paint brush: Editors at Martha Stewart // Glue Dots, Clipboard, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper: Michaels // beautiful scrapbook papers (grandpa + family roots) from my fav: My Mind’s Eye // fonts used: 1: Mission Script, 2: American Typewritter, 3: CAC Champagne, 4: Janda Celebration Script (all free and can be found here) // nail polish: OPI – Glitzerland

September 13, 2013

OMG. How much fun are these!?! It’s really not a party until someone puts on a temporary tattoo! With the four free design downloads below, tattoo paper and an inkjet printer ~ this super easy DIY will definitely draw some attention!

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Temporary Tattoos are always a good idea! lol.

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SUPPLIES:

  • Temporary tattoo paper
  • ruler and scissors
  • free downloads below, or your own designs!

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//////////   FREE DOWNLOADS   //////////

GREEN  ///  PINK  //  RED  //  BLUE

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Following the instructions for the tattoo paper, using an inkjet printer – print one of the adorable designs above onto the correct side of the tattoo paper.

You can also design your own!!! Just remember you’ll need to print your designs in a ‘mirror’ image if using text… otherwise the words will be backwards on your skin! ***Our designs have already been saved in a ‘mirror’ image.

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Take the clear adhesive sheet and carefully apply it to your freshly printed design.

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Firmly smooth the adhesive sheet onto the printed sheet, working out any bubbles using a ruler or the like. This pressing action will actually lift the printed design onto the clear adhesive sheet, so it needs to be done throughly.

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Cut out each design as close as you can to the colored area.

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To apply these silly and fun temporary tattoos, use the regular steps: 1) remove the plastic backing 2) hold a wet sponge on the design for 60 seconds 3) Peel the paper baking away and ta-da!!!

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Aren’t these freaking adorable!?! These tattoos aren’t great fakes… they are a little shinny…

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Tattoo paper + cute designs = custom wedding tattoos in under an hour!

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A huge thanks to my friend Julia, our model and tattoo designer ~ aren’t they adorable!?!

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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 // FREE wedding design downloads by: Julia Ensign // inkjet temporary tattoo paper: DecalPaper.com // nail polish: Essie – Trophy Wife

September 12, 2013

We love fonts… especially FREE and awesome fonts! All these beauties below are totally free to download and use for your personal wedding projects. From wedding invitations to seating cards, with these fab fonts you can easily personalize stationary for your special day!

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1. Mensch // 2. Mission Script // 3. Bodini Svty Two // 4. CAC Champagne // 5. Quaver Serif // 6. Jenna Sue // 7. Mona Lisa Solid // 8. Wisdom Script // 9. Trajan Pro // 10. Windsong // 11. Geared // 12. Centeria Script // 13. Eccentric STD // 14. Clipper Script // 15. Espacio // 16. Lavanderia // 17. Channel // 18. Futura Lt Bt // 19. Janda Celebration Script // 20. Little Days //

July 5, 2013

I cannot believe that exactly two years ago today I posted our very first DIY here on SomethingTurquoise.com… and today we are celebrating our 100th DIY tutorial!!!! So today’s project is a little special… me and the hub’s got all dressed up to inspire you to create a fun ‘Just Married Tin Can Garland’ for your bike or car – just like the old days!

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SUPPLIES:

  • tin cans
  • hammer and nail
  • ribbon and tulle
  • Martha Stewart Craft Paint and brush
  • cardstock and double sided tape
  • free ‘Just Married’ print below

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You can paint your cans or leave them ‘au naturel’… it’s totally up to you. We are painting these cans here in an ombre…

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The Easy Ombre: Paint your first can with the original paint color – this will be your darkest shade. **The cans are drying on a sheet of painters easel paper, you can also use wax paper – don’t use regular paper or it will stick badly!!!!

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For the next shade lighter, simply add a little white paint to the original color. Make sure you have enough paint for two cans – you will be adding more paint to lighten this exact batch.

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Then, add a little more white paint to the second batch of paint. Depending on the shade of paint, you might need two coats of paint per can. Let them dry at least an hour in between each coat and store your mixed paint in a ziplock baggie so you don’t have to re-mix.

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Ombre all your choice of colors!

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Then simply poke holes in the tops of each can with a hammer and nail!

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///////// HOW TO MAKE A TULLE POM POM /////////

Wrap craft tulle around spread fingers about 10 times. Carefully slide the wrap off your fingers and with a separate 12″ piece of cut tulle, tie a firm not in the middle of the wrap.

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Slide your scissors into one end of the wrap and cut – do both sides and fluff! So simple! Leave the ends of the tied piece long so that we can use them later. Make six tulle poms.

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Next, cut three strands of ribbon each 5 feet long. Tie a large knot at the end of one piece of ribbon and slide it through the tin can hole! **If your ribbon knot is smaller than the hole in the tin can, the can will slide right off!

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About 6″ down the ribbon, using the long ends of the tulle pom – tie on one pom.

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Then, taking into consideration the space for the can, tie another large knot onto the ribbon. Thread the next can onto the ribbon… add another pom… and repeat!

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Do this for each strand of the garland. Make as many strands as your heart desires!

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Download and print the FREE ‘Just Married’ sign above onto 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock.

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Cut out the design, and matte it onto your desired color of cardstock – and repeat!

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You could even put this little print in a lightweight frame and put it on your bike or car!

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Tie all your yummy tin can strands onto your bike or car – add the sign and a ribbon bow…

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…and ride off into the sunset with style and a fancy new last name!

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It’s amazing what can happen in two years… it’s literally my dream come true to be able to regularly share these projects with you and I’m eternally grateful for the opportunity!!! xoxo

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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 share using the hashtag #SomethingTurquoiseDIY. Happy Crafting!

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Photography: Studio 11 Weddings // DIY tutorial and FREE download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // styling: B.Hart of The Fashion Drug // Martha Stewart Craft Paints in Wedding Cake, Hailstorm, Wild Salmon and Raspberry Ice (all Satin finish), brush, little paint dish, gray ribbon, white tulle and cardstock: Michaels // bike rental: Jax Bicycle Center of Huntington Beach // wedding dress (which unfortunately isn’t available any more): Nordstrom // tin cans: we ate lots of tomato sauce and olives to bring you this project! // nail polish: OPI Up Front & Personal // last image credit: my Dad

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