March 21, 2014

When you’re planning a wedding… it seems like there is always someone to thank, pay or give a small gift to – from your vendors to your parents and bridal party. So, having an awesome (and easy to use) tool like this Gift Bag Punch Board will save you time and money – and make you look like a star! Armed with a piece of scrapbooking paper and ribbon, you can whip up an adorable bag in under 5 minutes. These bags are perfect for:

  • small gift and final payment for a vendor
  • bridal shower/wedding favors
  • bridesmaids gifts
  • special note inside to parents or groom on your wedding day
  • giving any gift, any time

Guess what!? We are giving one away this week!!!! Enter below!

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SUPPLIES:

  • We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board
  • 12″ x 12″ scrapbooking paper 
  • scrapbooking adhesive
  • ribbon
  • scissors and/or paper trimmer

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You can make SO many different sized bags with this punch board, below are my favorite sizes so far… the only restriction is you MUST start with a 12″ x 12″ piece of scrapbooking paper.

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This punch board makes creating a gift bag an absolute breeze. Follow their directions and in a few quick punches you will have a beautiful, professional looking gift bag.

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Add the ribbon holes if you’d like…

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Crease and fold on the lines…

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Then assemble using your favorite scrapbooking adhesive.

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So freaking cute, right!?

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Make a tag for your bag!

Now here’s a fun little added extra that I came up with… this tag how-to is not in the directions! Cut a scrap piece of paper to 2″ x 2.5″. Place each tag edge at the yellow start line, all the way into the punch – and punch. Do this for each corner. Then place it into the hole punch and you’re done! 

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Quick, perfectly matching tags for your bags!

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Now for the ribbon! Here are the perfect lengths for each sized bag:

  • Small Bag: 18″
  • Medium Bag: 20″
  • Large Bag: 22″

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Flatten your bag, and holding the tag against the first hole – insert your ribbon. Then thread the other side and tie a knot on the back or on the inside of your bag.

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Adorable right!?! Loving this paper? Find it {here}

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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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One lucky ST reader will win this Gift Bag Punch Board!!! Enter NOW with the Rafflecopter widget below… lots of ways to enter!!! Contest ends 3/27/14.

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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 // We R Memory Keepers Gift Bag Punch Board, Chalkboard Paper Pack and Sticky Thumb Adhesive: courtesy of We R Memory Keepers // tissue paper: Bags & Bows // nail polish: Essie – Resort Fling

December 5, 2013

Honeymoons are all about relaxing, unwinding from your wedding-related woes and celebrating your love for each other… which is why many couples opt to go somewhere warm and sunny. Swimsuits and beachwear often go hand-in-hand with honeymoons, and it’s important to choose styles that make you feel bridal, sexy, flirty or all of the above! Whether you’re into one-pieces or teeny tiny bikinis, classic bridal looks or something that’s just sexy and romantic, there are literally endless styles to choose from.

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Since it’s winter (and over here we are dreaming of summer!) we teamed up with online swimwear retailer, InStyleSwimwear.com, to bring all of you beautiful brides-to-be a fabulous Pinterest Contest! For over 10 years, InStyleSwimwear.com has been helping women all around the world get ready for their beach honeymoons, romantic getaways, haute pool parties and of course, the summer season. And now they’re giving away a $125 InStyleSwimwear.com gift card to one lucky Something Turquoise reader! Here’s how you can win:

RULES:

1) Follow InStyleSwimwear & Something Turquoise on Pinterest

2) Pin and re-pin your favorite honeymoon swimsuit styles from InStyleSwimwear.com (check out our favs below!)

3) Use hashtags #InStyleSwimwearST and #HoneymoonBikiniGiveaway

4) Comment below to let us know you’ve entered – make sure to include your Pinterest username in your comment!

The contest runs from December 5, 2013 through December 12, 2013. The winner will be contacted via email on December 13, 2013. Even if your honeymoon has passed or isn’t for a few more months, we still urge you to enter – the gift card will be valid for an entire year!

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Your honeymoon is truly the last time you will get to celebrate being a bride, so wearing one of these amazing white suits below will be the perfect way to finish off your wedding celebration!

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1) Ruffle  2) Kahala  3) Gwyneth Deluxe  4) Lace Mixer  5) Cloudbreak  6) Bow 

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No matter what the occasion, you will always find Jen from Something Turquoise wearing something turquoise… so of course we had to share our favorite turquoise suits!

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1) Demi Peacock  2) Jade  3) Chloe  4) Xavier  5) Color Block Peacock  6) Sweet & Chic

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Dialing up the sexy is a must for you honeymoon, aren’t these suits below smokin’ hot!?

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1) Skinnie Minnie  2) Seychelles  3) Jet Black  4) Bella Rose  5) Python  6) Black Horizon

For more information about InStyleSwimwear.com or to find additional honeymoon swimsuit styles, visit their site today!

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October 7, 2013

The Not Wedding, by far, is our most favorite of all bridal shows. What is it you ask? It’s a super fab, BIG, fake wedding. The ‘wedding guests’ are brides-to-be who will enjoy an emotional ceremony, unique decor, a tasty dinner, delectable desserts and a dance-party reception… while truly experiencing terrific wedding vendors in action!

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Guess what! The Not Wedding in Wichita, KS is next week… and we have tickets to giveaway!!! The first three brides to comment below will win a FREE pair of tickets for the October 15th event! Make sure to leave your name and wedding date below!

You can buy tickets {here}

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We are completely jazzed about the color scheme and inspiration for next weeks event… the images below are a little sneak peek of the beauty to come! Something Turquoise is making a few little DIY elements for the event… so make sure to check it out!!!

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July 25, 2013

ArtCarved boasts exquisitely crafted diamond engagement rings and wedding bands for both the bride and groom… and if you haven’t started ring shopping yet – then you need to start here! Their bridal collections offer something for everyone, from unique vintage chic and estate-inspired rings to clean and classic styles with understated elegance – ArtCarved has what you are looking for and more! Falling in love is easy with ArtCarved… and right now they are giving away a very special trip to Rome!

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Try on any ArtCarved ring at your nearest authorized ArtCarved retailer and enter to win a six night get-away to the Eternal City!!! I traveled to Rome last summer and it was to die for… I can’t wait to go back to that unbelievably romantic city – can I enter to win, please!!??

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Visit their store locator {here} to find the ArtCarved dealer closest to you! You and a loved one can experience a romantic vacation including roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, dinner at a fabulous Italian restaurant, a sightseeing tour of the city, a gourmet Italian cooking class and a $1,000 shopping spree! So go try on one of their gorgeous rings today!

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July 5, 2013

Today we are celebrating Something Turquoise’s 100th DIY post ~ yeah!!!!!! In honor of this milestone, the Editors at Martha Stewart kindly donated a HUGE collection of my favorite Martha Stewart Crafts supplies to be given away to one very lucky, crafty Bride-to-be!!!

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Let’s talk about my favorite crafting tools that you will have a chance to win ~ this entire set is valued at over $200.00!!!!!! I have used every single one of these tools in at least one of our DIY tutorials. All of these products are from Martha Stewart Crafts and if you have read my blog at all, you probably already know that I’m obsessed with everything Martha… so here we go;

Paper Trimmer: this is an absolute must for any crafty bride! What I love about this trimmer is that it’s space efficient and you can buy replacement blades to keep your edges sharp!

Paint: hello, the best craft paint on the market and you get a whole set

Glue Gun: little and hot, this gun needs to be in your craft holster!

Brushes: high quality and every size you’ll need, these fine bristles won’t fall off in your paint

Pouncers: my fav! the best way to paint glass and stencils – you will love these

Glitter Set: some say girls were born with glitter in their veins… or at least I was – this is the finest grade, most sparkly glitter that you will be able to find and you get the whole set

Crafters Clay: this air dry clay has so many fab wedding uses – it dries to such a lightweight consistency – you have to experience it to know how simple it is to use!

New Punches: not only will you get the amazing new circle punch and extra design, but you will also get a punch around the page set and a new layering punch… love!!!

Scissors: amazing and sharp, you will get tons of use out of these!

Not Pictured: a beautiful pad of craft paper, a notebook from Martha’s office line, glittering glue… and a few other little SomethingTurquoise goodies!

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You must be engaged to win! Please leave a comment below with your name, wedding date and an explanation of why you would love to win all these fabulous crafting supplies! **Here’s the catch, since this set is so valuable we are going to make you work for it! To win, you need to connect one of these craft items with one of our projects! We have used all of these items in at least one of our DIY tutorials, most – many more, and we want you to give us an example of what tutorial we have used what tool in: ie. – today’s project uses three: the paint, paper trimmer and brushes! You can’t use that example though – haha!

Entries end at midnight on 7/11/13 and the winner will be announced here and on Facebook next DIY Friday, July 12th!!! Good luck and happy crafting!!! *If we do not hear back from the prospective winner within one week another winner will be chosen.

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