January 11, 2014

Happy, happy weekend to you!!! I am so excited about today and the next few days because I am at the Craft & Hobby Associations biggest professional craft convention of the year called The Mega Show… and I am teaching for Martha Stewart Crafts and Plaid (the company who manufactures her product). Follow me on Instagram to see pictures from the event! Thank you so much for making ST a part of your weekend read!

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image courtesy of: Zonzo Web // color inspiration: Jen | ST

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This past week we have had the pleasure of featuring one gorgeous DIY wedding, an updated version of our super popular Instagram Save the Date DIY, the entire Not Wedding from Cape Cod, a beautiful mood board from Carly Rae Weddings, and last but not least the super fun DIY Sharpie Guest Book Serving Tray! You can easily find all these posts by clicking on each of the images below! 

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January 10, 2014

Hoooray for DIY Friday and this super glittery project! We are greatly in favor of making your ‘wedding guest book’ something you will actually use or have out around your home… enter the Sharpie + Glitter Guest Book Serving Tray! A darling idea that is super easy and completely customizable for your theme and colors… happy crafting!

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SUPPLIES:

  • unfinished wooden serving tray (ours is from Michaels)
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage Glue in Gloss finish + paint brush
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter (ours is Florentine Gold)
  • bowl for glue
  • wax paper for painting surface
  • Sharpies in your favorite colors

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Start by glittering the inner sides of your wooden tray, one side at a time. Liberally apply the Martha Stewart Crafts decoupage glue…

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..then immediately shake on the glitter in excess. 

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On a wax papered surface, tap the tray onto the surface to release any loose glitter.
Make sure to save the excess glitter!

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Repeat those steps on each side.

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Before the glue dries, wipe away any messy glue and glitter. *CRAFTERS TIP: if there are spots left with no glitter, wait until the coat of glue dries before you go back and add more – otherwise you will end up wiping off more glitter.

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Place a sign in a cute frame (ours is 5 x 7), asking your guests to sign your ‘guest book serving tray’! Download ours below or create your own; simply click on the link to download/print. *SHARPIE TIP: Sharpies do bleed on wood a little. The bleed didn’t bother us – so we didn’t seal the wood before hand. If it will bother you, simply paint a coat of the MSC decoupage glue onto the board and let it dry completely before your guests sign it.
Use any size and color Sharpies you would like.

Orchid Colored Sign    /////    Grayscale Sign

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Ok… so once you are back home from your honeymoon and you have some time – you need to seal your tray! This will ensure that through much serving tray use, your glitter and signatures will stay perfectly intact. PS: if there are any strange spaces or gaps in the signatures – fill them in with hearts, dots, drawings or etc…

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Two coats of Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage glue, with at least an hour of dry time in between each coat, is all you will need to never loose a sparkle or a signature!

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Isn’t it just adorable!?! And so functional – I can see many a newlywed snack + drink being served on this special tray that is so full of love…

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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 and downloads by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts Decoupage glue, paint brush, glitter, wood serving tray and Sharpies: Michaels // frame: Target // nail polish: Essie – Turquoise & Caicos

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

January 8, 2014

We are beyond excited to share today’s post with you… because it’s The Not Wedding from Cape Cod! We had the pleasure of attending this amazing event back in November of 2013 and we hope that all the beachy brides out there are inspired!!! We sure are…

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If you are unfamiliar with The Not Wedding; it’s essentially a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding. “Wedding Guests” are brides-to-be who enjoy an emotional ceremony, a tasty dinner and a dance-party reception while truly experiencing the wedding vendors in action!

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Yay!!! Do these gorgeous robes look familiar?? Yep – we made them!

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Isn’t her necklace to die for?!? All the jewelry is handmade by Argonauta Jewelry Designs.

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This table below was our favorite!!! Ohh… and the table itself was handmade by True North Events… isn’t it absolutely gorgeous! They make all types of custom farm tables for rent.

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That is our DIY Wedding Cake Plate below; isn’t it darling?!?

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The Tunnel of Love is where the guests get to meet all the talented vendors…

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Check out this wonderful highlight film of the event from Harborview Studios:

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all the amazing photography above is by 3 talented vendors: Hike PhotographyOrganic Photography, and Shoreshotz Photography // venue + catering: Sea Crest Beach Hotel // floral design (Head Table & Tables 2,5,9,10,16,17,19,23): All About Flowers For Weddings // day-of coordination + event design (Head Table & Tables 4,6,11,13,14,20,21,24): Cape Cod Celebrations floral design (Head Table & Tables 3,7,8,12,15,18,22,25): Patrice R. Milley Floral Designs // gorgeous jewelry + accessories: Argonauta Jewelry Designs // ice cream favors: Ben & Jerry’s Catering // media partners: Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce + WeddingsOnCapeCod.Com + WellWed // DJ & lighting: DJ Danny Walsh // floral design (Ceremony & Cocktail Hour): Designers Touch Florals // invitations + menus: Dulce Press // flip book favors: Flipchix // videography: Harborview Studios // harpist + vocalist: Katie Lynch Koglin // Invitations & Paper Accents: Lady Slipper Stationery // hair + makeup: Lisa George // live wedding painter: Neil Collins // invitations + ceremony programs: M. Smith & Company [msmithstationers@gmail.com] // hand painted signs: On Cape Time // rentals: Cocktail Hour & Tunnel of Love: Party Cape Cod, Reception Linens, Chairs & Square Tables: Rentals Unlimited, Rehearsal Dinner Event: Taylor Rental Party Plus, Farmer’s Tables & Boardwalk Aisle: True North Event Rentals // wine sponsors: Ferarri // registry: Shoreline Interiors // media partner + DIY elements (Cake Plate & Bridal Party Robes): Something Turquoise {Ideas for the DIY bride} // gowns: Sposabella Bridal // mens attire: The Cape Cod Tux // favors: The Chatham Jam & Jelly Shop // cake + dessert table: The Chocolate Rose Cake Shoppe & Bakery // candy table: The Perfect Table Cape Cod

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Curious about the design of the day? At the beginning of every NotWedding event process, their creative director and guru on all things graphically gorgeous Ashley McHugh creates an inspiration board and distributes it to all the participating vendors; this board is all the vendors have to go off of for the event! All the Cape Cod vendors had the pleasure of working with the pastel-laden Parisian Whites board below. These soft hues where a perfect complement to the sand, sky and sea of the northeastern coastline, making for a sweet, almost wintery feel from the cakes to the centerpieces. **Of course it was our fav because of the turquoise!!!

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Inspiration Board Photos, clockwise: Elizabeth MessinaMarchesaCeci New YorkJose VillaLauren KinseyAshley Forrettefrom this featureKT Merry, flowers via ZsaZsa Bellagio

January 7, 2014

OMG. We are beyond excited to share today’s project with you!!! Almost two years ago we shared our original DIY Instagram Save-the-Date Invitations and they have been such an outrageous success that we decided to revamp them – so here they are, the DIY Instagram Save-the-Dates #2! Of course the designs are FREE to download below… happy crafting!

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First you will need to make your stickers! Which means that you need to Instagram a picture of you and your honey, possibly holding something cute like the heart below, your date, or maybe even one of your engagement photos! Then create an account with the amazing Printstagram and order the sticker books below, only $10 for 252 stickers!!!
It can take between two and three weeks to get your stickers in the mail.

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Yeah!!!! Aren’t the stickers just super cute!!! You can use these for all kinds of different wedding fun. Cut the little stickers into strips of two, I think two is better than one because your friends might have multiple calendars…

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SUPPLIES:

  • FREE design downloads below
  • cover weight 8.5″ x 11″ {cardstock} paper from Paper Source for the invitation itself
  • text weight 8.5 x 11″ paper from Paper Source for the sticker cards
  • A6 size envelopes from Paper Source
  • Sticky Thumb adhesive runner
  • paper trimmer
  • scissors
  • red pen
  • ..and of course the darling stickers above!

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Download and print each of the invitation designs below at home or at your local print shop.

Save-the-Date 2014   //   Save-the-Date 2015   //   Save-the-Date 2016   //   Sticker Cards

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Cut your invitation cards down to size… the measurements are printed on the design.

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Cut your sticker cards down to size… the measurements are printed on the design.

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Next apply adhesive to the backside of each sticker and place onto the sticker card…

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Then apply adhesive to the backside of each sticker card and place onto the invitation…

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Using a red pen (or any color you’d like) mark your month and date!

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That’s all there is to it, aren’t they just adorable?!? And so functional…

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Now your guests can mark their calendars with these darling stickers and Save Your Date!

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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 and invitation design: Jen | Something Turquoise // stickers: Printstagram using an Instagram-ed image // large wall calendar, 8.5 x 11 cover weight paper in Paper Bag, 8.5 x 11 text weight paper in Chartreuse, A6 envelopes in Curry, decorative bracket labels in Chartreuse, envelope liner in Paper Bag: Paper-Source // free font used: Mensch via LostType.com // Sticky Thumb adhesive runner: We R Memory Keepers // Martha Stewart Crafts scissors and Fiskars Paper Trimmer: Michaels // nail polish: Essie – Turquoise & Caicos