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Welcome to the Inspire Create Share blog hop!  The Inspire Create Share blog hop goes live is on the second Tuesday of the month.  This month the theme for the hop is Sale-A-Bration.  This year Stampin' Up! changed from one Sale-A-Bration period  that lasted 3 months to two Sale-A-Brations that lasts 2 months each.  The first Sale-A-Bration period was January-February and the second and current Sale-A-Bration is August-September.

What is so special about Sale-A-Bration?  During Sale-A-Bration when your order (before shipping and tax) reaches a certainly levels ($50 or $100 in the US) you can choose a free gift from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  Hop along with us and see lots of ideas of ways to use the Sale-A-Bration offerings.

I chose to use the Delicate Dahlias stamp set.  This set is free with a $100 order.  The Delicate Dahlias set is a stunning 12 piece photopolymer stamp set.  It is a 2 step stamp and the bold image is also a Distinktive stamp.  You do not need to do much to create beautiful cards using this set.  I wanted to create  simple cards to show off beauty of the images.


This card uses Tuxedo Black Memento ink and Daffodil Delight ink.   It is amazing how much shading there is in the petals of the flowers.  This demonstrates the Distinktive type stamp.  


In the centers of the dahlias I added  Matte Black Dots.  The sentiment was stamped on a Stitched Rectangle and secured with the Black & White Gingham ribbon.

Here's another quick and easy card.  It uses Tuxedo Black Memento pad and a Basic Gray pad.


On the background I stamped the bold image using Basic Gray ink.  It reminds me of a photograph.  Isn't it interested seeing how different the dahlia looks when you  stamp the outline image and the bold image together and seperately.


I used the Black Twine from the Baker's Twine Essential Pack.  For the center of the dahlia, I colored a rhinestone using the Dark Basic Black Stampin' Blends.

This last card was a little more time consuming since I cut out part of the dahlia to add dimension to the flower.


Polished Pink and Basic Black makes a striking combination.  On this card I used the Black Glitter paper for the layers.  I  cut out the scalloped layer from the center of the big layer.  This saved a little paper and also reduced the bulk of the card.  


Now it is time for you to hop along and see what the talented Elizabeth Ames has created for you.

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Your cards are stunning Sharon! I love this beautiful stamp set! Thanks for hopping with us this month.

Cheryl Hamilton

Just beautiful, Sharon! I think I like the yellow one best- well, maybe the pink one!

Debbi S Green

These are gorgeous...may have to add the Dahlias to my next order...for FREE, of course!


Beautiful cards! I wasn't keen on this stamp set but I think you've changed my mind!

Charmane R Hopkins

Sharon your cards are gorgeous. I love how you use this stamp set to make custom backgrounds. I will be adding this one to my list.


Absolutely love these cards, especially the yellow and black one. Where did the dots come from? They make all the difference. Thank you for sharing.

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Susan, Thank you! I used the 3 dots from the Classic Cloche set. There are different but similar dots in the Words of Cheer and the Artistically Inked sets. Thank you for your comment.

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