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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!

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  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

  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.

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

  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!


  5. Beautiful - I love tea staining things!

  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!

  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 :)


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

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

  10. Mom rocked her 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 sweet! Hope your eye is better!
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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.


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

  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.
    Have a SUPER day!

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

  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.

  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. ;)

  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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