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A Lasting Lily Card on Black and White Check

I think the Sale-a-Bration offerings for this year are fantastic!  The Botanical Butterfly paper just might be my all time favorite designer series paper.  I also love the Lasting Lily stamp set.  In fact, I used these items to make a beautiful frame.  You can see that post here.  Today I have a card that matches the frame.  Here is the card.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with NC frame by Jo Anne Hewins

I have a special love for black and white.  I love this card so much!

Start with a card base of Thick Whisper White cut at 4 1/4 x 11.  Score this at 5 1/2 and then fold.  Cut the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper the same size at the card front, 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  Adhere.

When making the frame, I had stamped lots of flowers and stems.  I had to use them, and a matching card seemed like a great idea.  For the frame I stamped flowers in Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, and Daffodil Delight.  I stamped both the small and large flowers.  For this card I used the small flower in Grapefruit Grove and two large flowers one in Highland Heather and one in Daffodil Delight.  Fussy cut.  You'll need three stems.  Stamp and cut one of each stem in Lemon Lime Twist.  Stamp and cut another with the stem bent to the right.  See my photo.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with frame clear block by Jo Anne Hewins

After cutting, I usually adhere the top part of the stem to the bottom of the flower.  Figure out your placement and glue down.  Use dimensionals under the middle daffodil flower.

Add a bow of Daffodil Delight Organdy Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Combo Pack.

Lasting Lily coordinates with frame close up by Jo Anne Hewins

The saying for this card is from the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet.  Stamp in Tuxedo Memento Black ink.  To get the stitched look, use a framelit from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits.  Center the saying within the framelit and run through the Big Shot.  It does the stitching but does not cut out the saying.  No worries.  The Pretty Label Punch is a perfect fit around the stitching!  Glue to the card.

For the inside, glue in another flower and stem.  I had the Highland Heather one left so that's what I used.  The saying is from Beautiful Bouquet.

Lasting Lily card coordinates with frame inside of card by Jo Anne Hewins

So, how do the frame and the card look together?

Lasting Lily Frame and Card with ribbon by Jo Anne Hewins

I think they look lovely together!  I decided that we would make this card in my next class.  To make it a little more economical, I reworked it a bit so that the black and white check is 4 x 5 1/4.  You can get more out of a sheet of paper that way.  Here is the result.

Lasting Lily card coordinates alternative for class by Jo Anne Hewins

I used a Basic Black card stock base for this measuring 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded.  Let me know which one of the cards you like better!

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January Stamping Around the World Tutorial teaser

Get the tutorial for all 10 of these cards free with a minimum of a $50 order from me.  Use the Host Code KHZAYXAR.  When I get notification of your order I'll email the tutorial to you, within 48 hours if not sooner.  If you just want the tutorial, send me an email at  I'll send you a Paypal invoice and send you the tutorial upon payment.  The tutorial is $20.  These are great cards contributed by 10 stampers from around the world!


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