March 14, 2014

If you’re getting married this year… it’s definitely time to start working on your Save the Date invitations. So here, I’m sharing an easy, unique and handmade way to get the word out! Hand stamping these simple cards with bold type and your wedding colors creates a personalized look that won’t break the bank… 

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SUPPLIES: 

  • Martha Stewart Crafts acrylic craft paint
  • Martha Stewart Crafts mini paint roller
  • small paint brush
  • clear rubber alphabet stamps
  • clear stamp block
  • cardstock + envelopes (ours are A9 size)

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Save the Date Card Download:  { 1 per sheet }   {2 per sheet}

Download and print our FREE simple design above onto your choice of cardstock – or design your own! We’ve given you two options for the download: One, you can print the design onto the correct size paper which is 5.5″ x 8.5″, pushing your home printer guides to the middle against the smaller paper – Two, you can print two designs on one sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock and cut the sheet in half to make two cards.

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We are going to be using clear rubber stamps and craft paint to hand-stamp these Sate the Dates. ***ps. forgive my very seasoned stamps… they are old and I just love them!

Place your alphabet rubber stamps onto the clear block base, check and make sure they are properly aligned – and then squirt out your first color of paint… 

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Using the mini-paint roller, apply a coat of paint across your rubber stamps. Here I am using, MSC craft paints in Pollen, Wild Salmon and Pink Dahlia – aren’t they fab!

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Then center on your invitation and stamp! Remove carefully.

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Do all your cards at one time and let them dry for about 30 minutes.

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Onto the next phrase… the date! Same steps, apply the alphabet stamps, roll on a layer of paint, stamp and let dry.

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Remove carefully to reveal your lovely design…

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Onto the next. This font didn’t have enough letters to make ‘Save the Date!’ so I had to do the ‘Save the’ and ‘Date!’ separate. 

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If there are any places missing within the stamp, simply go over it with a tiny paint brush.

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I think these Save the Dates are just perfect for the DIY bride + groom!

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Add a little embellishment to your envelopes in the form of your initials! To do a mix of two colors, squeeze out two lines of paint about 1/2″ away from each other…

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Evenly roll the paint roller in both colors and apply to your stamps.

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Stamp the back flap of each envelope.

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I’m obsessing over this two-toned paint look! **In fact I made up a few extra for myself just because they looked so pretty! 

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Did you really think we could go without making a turquoise version?!? …there are so many color combinations within the MSC paint, which shades will you choose?

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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 and FREE download by: Jen | Something Turquoise // Martha Stewart Crafts paint (pollen, wild salmon, pink dahlia, pea shoot, beach glass, and blue sky), paint brushes, MSC clear rubber stamps (that I’ve had forever): Editors at Martha Stewart Living // A9 note cards and envelopes in Superfine White, Eco White, Paper Bag and Gravel: Paper-Source // nail polish: OPI – DS Reflection

September 26, 2013

The latest edition of Martha Stewart Weddings has just hit the stands and is absolutely packed full of the most gorgeous new style trends and ideas for your special day. Pick one up, or download it on your iPad (it’s to die for!) and get your inspiration on! Isn’t the image below from Erin Fetherston and Gabe Saporta’s wedding breathtakingly ethereal?

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Since we here at Something Turquoise are completely obsessed with Martha Stewart… we were beyond thrilled when the editors asked us to share a little preview of this issue with you!

We all love Pinterest and the wedding inspiration that it can offer – but what if we move away from all the ideas that everyone is currently pinning and go for something unique! The Make a Statement article in this issue shares different ideas on how to breath new life into current trends and break away from the old…

Why not bring back the real meaning of ‘pin’ with these modern escort cards that hold vintage initial pins! Which perfectly double as unique favors; as a guest wouldn’t you love to receive one of these? We would!

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Such beauty and simplicity can be found in a monochromatic color scheme… this pink ensemble below is enchanting, and would make for the loveliest of bridal showers! What color would you love to see in a singular palette? We would have to say – turquoise!!!

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Photos by Yunhee Kim. Courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings. Copyright © 2013, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the Fall 2013 issue.

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July 22, 2013

The latest edition of Martha Stewart Weddings hit the stands a few weeks ago and is absolutely packed full of terrific DIY ideas for your special day. Pick one up, or download it on your iPad (it’s gorgeous!) and get your inspiration on! Ps. there are two different color covers, turquoise and pink – of course you know which one we’d choose!

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Being that I am obsessed with Martha (to say the least) I was beyond thrilled when the editors asked me to share a little preview of this issue with you! ‘Good Things’ come in many shapes and sizes but this article on 10 ways to transform a simple box is right up our alley! By using simple crafting techniques like punching, stamping, and taping you can easily remodel a plain box into a memorable favor! The photocopied box is my fav…

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Copyright © 2013, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. Originally published in the Summer 2013 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings. For more DIY favor ideas, check out MarthaStewartWeddings.com. Small Tuck Top Boxes: BayleysBoxes.com

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March 22, 2012

Unveiled is an outdoor bridal event unlike any other that brings together the best event professionals, resources and designs for couples to enjoy as they plan for their big day. Unveiled will be held in the exquisite Beverly Canon Gardens in Beverly Hills on Sunday April 1, 2012 from 11 am – 3:30 pm.

This jewel-like park provides the perfect backdrop for the city’s freshest bridal event. Vera Wang’s 2012 runway collection will be debuted exclusively at Unveiled and Darcy Miller, Editorial Director, Martha Stewart Weddings, will deliver the “State of the Union” address. Guests will mingle with wedding experts and trendsetters, sample treats from caterers while enjoying champagne and cake from many of LA’s finest bakers.

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I attended last years event, and despite the rain it was beautiful! Gorgeous venue, tons of great inspiration, and yummy things to taste around every corner! Grab a gal pal and spend your Sunday afternoon in Beverly Hills… here’s a video short from last year:

San Francisco is also hosting this event on April 19th, 2012!

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May 19, 2011

I love free DIY downloads! Of course Martha Stewart Weddings has some great ones… here are a few of my favorites:

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Tea Bag Tags + Address Labels + Typewriter Key Banner + Heart Wrap Cut-outs

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