April 11, 2014

Happy, happy, happy #DIYfriday!!! I’m super excited to share this project with you today because it holds a very special place in my heart… how to make your own wedding vow notebook! When I was married, we wrote our own vows and read them allowed, so I typed them out and scrapbooked them onto a special little card for each of us. My card of course was one of my many pieces of ‘something turquoise’, so I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to share something like this! This is a fairly simple project but it will turn into being something incredibly special that you can keep, cherish and read over and over… maybe even frame!

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SUPPLIES

  • Lifestyle Crafts Evolution Machine
  • Lifestyle Crafts ‘folder with insert‘ die cut template
  • your choice of colored cardstock (cut to 6″ wide and at least 8″ long)
  • scissors
  • paper piercer
  • 4 scrapbooking brads
  • the FREE design download below

Print our ‘bride + groom vows‘ design card onto 8.5″ x 11″ paper, or design your own!

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Start by cutting your folders with the Evolution machine from Lifestyle Crafts. Place your choice of cardstock on top of the cutting die, and crank through the machine…

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In seconds you will have a perfectly punched and embossed folder, ready to fold!

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This die cut template comes with the most darling punch for a piece of paper that fits perfectly into the folder. Print out your vows making sure they will fit within the punch, lightly tape the punch to the paper (so that it doesn’t slide around on you) and crank through the machine. How freaking adorable are these!?!

***If your vows don’t fit on one page ~ punch more. Or don’t type them, just hand write them onto these little punched pages if you’d like.

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Use the same steps with the tape to punch the little ‘I Do’ tabs…

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Use your favorite (strong) scrapbooking adhesive to complete the folder.

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Cut out the flags for the front of the notebooks, or use any embellishment shape you’d like… you could punch a decorative oval, you could use fancy scissors, or maybe even just a square – it’s up to you.

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You can attach these flags anyway you’d like. I pierced simple holes at the top and secured them with scrapbooking brads.

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Seriously, aren’t these to die for!?!

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Attach the little “I Do” tabs and you’re done!

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I’m crushing hard on this project… aren’t you!?!

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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.

Of course I had to make a turquoise vow notebook for myself…

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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 + free download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Lifestyle Crafts Evolution and Folder with Insert Cutting Template: courtesy of We R Memory Keepers // scrapbooking paper, brads, adhesive: Michaels // gorgeous wedding dress: Allure Bridals #2569 // nail polish: OPI – Designer de Better

October 26, 2011

Have you found your officiant yet? If you have, have you discussed what will be said during your ceremony? Some officiants will let you contribute to the wedding ceremony and some will not… that is something you will have to discuss with them. My grandpa was our officiant so I was able to write my whole entire ceremony, every single word, which made it incredibly personal. I wanted it short and sweet. To the point. Concise.

In sharing this with you today, I hope to inspire you to write some part of your ceremony. From a poem to your vows… put your voice and your heart – in there somewhere.

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{a moment of laughter during our ceremony}

“Good afternoon! I would like to welcome everyone to beautiful Santa Catalina Island, the Island of Romance. Thank you for coming to share in the marriage ceremony of Mike and Jen. I am Paul, Jen’s Grandfather, and it is my pleasure to be here to perform their service. Mike and Jen have asked us to gather with them, to ask God’s blessing of their desire to be solely committed to each other. As they walk the path of life together, we ask for the Lords guidance. In sharing their hopes and dreams, in work and in play, we ask for His presence. And for grace and patience in caring for each others needs. We pray for wisdom for their questions, faith during hard times, and a love that knows no limit. Lord we ask that you guard their hearts and minds, free their spirits and enrich their relationship. The following poem was written by JoAnn, Jen’s mother.” -Officiant

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“Who gives this woman to this man?” – Officiant (Dad answers, “Her mother and I”)

“Mike and Jen have written special vows for each other, first we will hear from Mike.” – Officiant

I Michael Carreiro, choose you Jennifer, to be my wife, my partner through life, and my one true love. Before God and our loved ones, I vow to cherish you from this day forward. I promise to honor, comfort and encourage you through the best and the worst. As your husband and your best friend I pledge to be your confidant, always ready to share your hopes and dreams. I thank God everyday for the gift he has given me in you. I love you so much” – Groom

“..and now Jen..” – Officiant

I Jennifer Causey, choose you Michael, to be my husband, my partner through life, and my one true love. Before God and our loved ones, I vow to cherish you from this day forward. I promise to honor, comfort and encourage you through the best and the worst. As your wife and your best friend I pledge to be your confidant, always ready to share your hopes and dreams. I thank God everyday for the gift he has given me in you. I love you so very much” – Bride

“Mike, you may repeat after me. ‘Jennifer I give you this ring as a symbol of my endless love for you.‘ (groom repeats) ‘I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.‘ (groom repeats and slips the ring on the brides finger) – Officiant

“Jen, you may repeat after me. ‘Michael I give you this ring as a symbol of my endless love for you.‘ (bride repeats) ‘I promise to be faithful to you until death parts us.‘ (bride repeats and slips the ring on the grooms finger) – Officiant

“Having pledged your love and honor with these vows and the tradition of exchanging rings. By the authority vested in me, I am proud to pronounce you Husband and Wife! Mike you may kiss your Bride!” – Officiant

(couple turns towards crowd) “It is my pleasure to introduce to you, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Carreiro!” – Officiant