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Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday Tip of the Day ~ Episode 352


HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!! Welcome to another "late" Friday Tip of the Day! I actually had a little help from my "Mommy" today!;) She made this BEAUTIFUL Mother's day card & I asked here what color what the trim she used?! Then she told me that it was white & she dyed it using "Tea"! Yep, good ole "Lipton Tea" is what she used to color her trim she used on her PRETTY card today! (I think my mother needs a blog! just sayin!) ;)
This is what she used for her card: 
~ Sentiment from "Mom You Rock"
~ Yellow sheer ribbon from Joanns
~ used Tim Holtz's "Antique Linen" distress ink to ink up all edges of  her card! 

She did a few before & after samples for me using lace! Depending on how dark you want your item to be will determine how long you keep it submerged into the tea! I am curious to see what color it would be if I were to use a berry tea??? hmmmmm..... 
All she did was make the tea in a little pot, let it cool, then dip your lace/trim in it. The lace at the bottom was left in for 20 minutes & the white lace, she left in for 1/2 an hour! 

I made this quick & easy card for my BFF I went to highschool with! After we graduated, she went off to college & became the BEST nurse ever! I thought this was perfect since Nurse's Day is on Sunday!


Here is what I used for my card:
~ Sentiment is from "More Gift Card Sentiments"
~ Nurse Hat is from Paperdolls Everyday
~ Kraft Cardstock from Papertrey Ink
~6x6 Echo Park "Hello Summer" pad
~ Lace is from my Mother's stash & it is the one she tea dyed herself, I 
thought it would look CUTE on the nurses hat!;)


Here is my video for you today!

Thank you SO MUCH for visiting me today! Have a FABULOUS weekend & I will see you all back here on Monday for a Peachy Alumni Blog hop you DON'T want to miss!!! I AM SOOO EXCITED about it!
xoxox

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17 comments:

  1. This is just too cute.. AND I have to agree your "sweet" mom needs a blog, tell her that her card is AWESOME..
    (hoping u get around to checking your email)
    Hugs from Ukiah

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  2. WOW Emma, your Mom's card is gorgeous, love that idea with tea. Your card is adorable, that nurse's hat is so cute.

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  3. Your mom does need a blog. She is super talented too.
    Hugs,
    Jan

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  4. um yeah your mom does need a blog! she is one crafty lady !! :) totally cute idea I love the vintage look of it. Both of your cards are just adorable!

    Micia

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  5. Beautiful - I love tea staining things!

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  6. Gorgeous Mother's Day card. Love all the details. Great nurse's card too. I didn't even know there was a day like that and my mom and sister are both RNs! Ooops! LOL Thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Hi Emma!
    WOW! Your Mom's card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a COOL Tip of the day! I was actually looking in my stash for some off white lace the other day but all I could find was white ones. Thank you for the GREAT tip! Have a wonderful weekend :)

    Suzanne
    suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

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  8. Oh my Emma,your Mom's card is GORGEOUS and BEAUTIFUL job with yours too!Hope you have a great weekend my friend!!:)

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  9. Love both of your cards! Tell your mom I'm very impressed and love her idea of tea dying!!!

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  10. Mom rocked her card...so pretty and clever of her to tea dye her laces. Besides a redish tea you could also try a little of your favorite Starbucks :D Your friend will love her Nurses Day card...so sweet! Hope your eye is better!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  11. Beautiful Card Emma! Your mom did an awesome job! Great idea on using tea to dye the lace.... Loving the nurses card, I have a few of those in my family. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Kat

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  12. Gorgeous card!! Love the look of the tea dying!!

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  13. Both are so AWESOME! I just love the tea dying idea...I've tried coffee but not tea and I think your idea of berry tea is GREAT! And guess what my BF is a nurse too and she would LOVE this card.
    So GORGEOUS!
    Have a SUPER day!
    Shelly

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  14. That is great!!! I love to dye with tea! The card is impressive and so romantic! {{{HUGS}}} to the family!

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  15. Momof4inArlingtonMay 6, 2012 at 8:47 PM

    Both cards are fabulous! I used to do a lot of "tea staining" in the bridal business. You can absolutely use the raspberry tea. Some fruit juices will work as well.

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  16. Both of these cards are LOVELY!! I haven't tried to tea dye anything yet, but I have thought about it. Maybe that will be my next fun adventure in paper crafting. ;)

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  17. Okay ~ your mom's card is just GORGEOUS! I just love the design and what she did with the lace! GREAT tip! She needs a blog!!! Oh your card is just PERFECT too! I LOVE that you celebrated Nurses Day! They are just incredible people!

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