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Sending Smiles and Springtime

Sending Smiles and Rays of Light

Happy first day of Spring!   I am ready for it.   I look forward to seeing the flowers budding and blooming and the grass and leaves turning green.  This beautiful display is the allergy sufferers reward. 

Today's card started with a leftover, in fact a couple more cards that I will be sharing soon started as leftovers.  What are leftovers?  They are things I have stamped or die cut for a project but ended up not being used.  These pieces are housed with my scraps and I go through them periodically to see if they are ready to be used.  


The leftover piece was the Rays of Light background stamp inked in So Saffron.  I wondered what it would look like if I used an embossing folder over the rays.  Would it look good?  As an experiment I used one of the new Online Exclusives products, Basics 3D Embossing Folders (not currently available but expected back in stock around May 1) over the Rays of Light.    Can you see the texture?  I like the look and will experiment more.  

The rays reminded me of spring so I added  flowers from the Sending Smiles set stamped in Balmy Blue, So Saffron and Parakeet Party.  The images were cut using the Sending dies ( buy them together as a bundle and save 10%).  The sentiment is also from the Sending Smiles set and it is heat embossed in White embossing powder on Balmy Blue CS.  The label it is stamped on is also from the Sending dies.

If I had to guess, I think the Sending Smiles bundle is the bundle I use the most.  The sentiments cover so many situations.  The one on this card is probably my most used one.  


Did a little stamping and an embossed So Saffron strip to finish off the inside of the card.  

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Thanks for stopping by and remember to stamp and send some sunshine,



Place a $50 order through my online store and receive this bundle (13 tutorials!!)  as a thank you.  You can also purchase the tutorial bundle for $15.00.  Please contact me ([email protected]) if you would like to purchase the tutorial.


This is the card I created for the Creativity Abounds Fancy Flora Tutorial bundle.  


marilyn needham

Hi Sharon, I like your card "sending smiles and rays of light" are there any dims for it please? Cheers and Thankyou, Marilyn.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Thank you Marilyn for your comment. I have sent you an email with some of the measurements. I am a paper crafter/ Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the US so most of the cards I make are A2.

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