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Welcome to the Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop!  We have a total of 19 stops on this blog hop and lots of fun and inspiration for you.  This month the theme is, Shake Things Up.  What does that mean?   We were challenged to try something new whether it was a new fold, technique, anything new to us.  

I have been seeing lots of slimline cards and decided that was something I needed to try.  What is a slimline card?  Basically it is a card that fits in a standard business size envelope.   


I cut my Thick Whisper White Cardstock to 7" x 8-1/2" and scored it at 3-1/2".  This results in a 3-1/2" x 8-1/2" card.  So, a disadvantage to a Slimline card is that you can only get one card base out of a 8-1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock but it was fun to have so much space to play with.   The other something new for me is that this was my very first play with the Poinsettia Petals bundle.  I resisted as long as I could and finally had to order this bundle.  The poinsettias are beautiful.  You can cut the flower and emboss the design at the same time.  


The first layer on the card base is a 3-1/4" x 8-1/4" piece of Gold Foil.   On top of the foil is one of my favorite items from the 2020 Aug-Dec 2020 Mini Catalog, Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper.  The flocked designs  on top of the vellum are simply beautiful.  This piece is 3" x 8".  All the flowers are cut from Whisper White cardstock which had been sprayed with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin' Spritzer.  This adds a subtle shimmer to the poinsettias.  All the leaves and berries(?) were cut out of Gold Foil.  I wanted to keep the color palette very simple.


In the Poinsettia Place Suite there are some beautiful Beaded Pearls.  I forgot to order them so I improvised by adding rhinestones to the center of the flowers.  On the larger flower there are 7 rhinestones.  The smaller flower doesn't seem to have a specific center so I punched the medium size flower using the Confetti Flowers border punch and placed a single rhinestone.  The sentiment was stamped using VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Gold embossing powder and cut out using one of the Stitched Rectangles.

It was fun and challenging figuring out how to use all the space.  Slimline cards will definitely be something I will incorporate into my cardmaking repertoire.   Thank you Angie (our leader) for this fun theme!

Here is a list of all the stops on the hop!

Tatiana Tobin - AU

Rochelle Laird-Smith - AU

Cazz Boylan - AU

Cheryll Miller - AU

Ximena Morales - DE

Aurélie Fabre - FR

Mikaela Titheridge - UK

Tina Zinck - CA

Annette Ball - CA

Angie McKenzie - US

Mary Deatherage - US

Chris Smith - US

Anne Marie Hile - US

Brenda Nelson - CA

Tricia Butts - US

Elaine de Montmorency - CA

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert - US- that's me!

Teri West - US

Cheryl Hamilton - US

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Aurélie Fabre

Oh very pretty creation! The Poinsettia Velvet Paper comes out so well with the gold foil on the back! Me who was asking me how to use it ... xX

Danielle kassing

Oh wauw! Gorgeous

Cheryll Miller

Sharon, this is stunning. The flocked paper over the gold card is a wonderful effect. Putting that in my little crafting memory bank! xxx

Mary Deatherage

Absolutely stunning! I love this, Sharon! :)

Teri West

Beautiful slimline card!

Angie McKenzie

Such a feel good slimline Christmas card - I love this Suite! Love the flocked DSP and the idea of more room on the inside to correspondence with dear friend and family over the holiday! Thanks for hopping Around the World on Wednesday with us!

Tatiana Tobin

Love the poinsettias!


WOW, WOW, WOW!!!Absolutelystunning card! I am casing your card now😉. You do beautiful cards, thank you for sharing them with us. Your a great inspirational teacher 😘. Marlamae from the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona!!!

Chris Smith

This is absolutely stunning, Sharon! I'm thinking that these slimlines will be great for those that include a Christmas letter in their cards.

Tricia Butts

Simply stunning card design. Love all the amazing detail and the way you used the flocked vellum for the background.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you! You made my day!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Danielle! Your comment makes me smile!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Cheryl! The flocked paper is a favorite of mine. I wanted to use silver foil at first but am happy with the gold.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Mary! Feel so lucky that we have such beautiful products to work with.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

THank you Teri!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Yes! I am so happy I got this bundle. THank you!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Marlamae! You totally made my day!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

THank you Chris! Yes, I like the size and maybe next year we will have something to share in a Christmas letter!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Tricia! THe flocked vellum is SO pretty! I wasn't going to get the Poinsettia Petals bundle but am so glad I did!

Anne Marie Hile

Sharon...hold on and let me pick my jaw up off the floor...WOW!! This is so elegant and stunning in every way. The slimline style works so beautifully with your design, too. Did I say WOW? Well, I'm saying it again. This is incredible!

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you so much Anne Marie! You made my day!

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