blog102bic23piece.jpgYay!! Yesterday I got to play with my new Stampin’ Up! toys. What fun I had. *big grin*  I was able to make three cards all of which are SUO (Stampin’ Up! Only).

The first card was made for  Beate’s Inspiration Challenge #23.  This room was the inspiration piece.  And here is the card that I made for it.


I used two of my new stamp sets, “Nature Silhouettes” and “On Your Birthday”.  I also used some of SU!’s new Designer Series Paper “Manchester”.

To see more cards made for Beate’s BIC#23 visit her other inspiration design team’s blogs:

Jennifer Buck
Charmaine Ikach
Silke Ledlow
Danielle Lounds
Dawn McVey

Now I couldn’t wait to use my new “Alpine” Ribbon Originals.  Oh don’t you just love this chocolate chip felt ribbon complete with stitching.

I combined it with the new 1″ wide chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon.  Two more new sets, “A Flower for All Seasons” and the beautiful Merry Christmas sentiment from “A Cardinal Christmas” were used.  “Holiday Treasures” is some of the most beautiful designer paper… EVER!!  Yup I used some of that, too.

The third card today uses the new set “Starring You”.


This card is made with the new In Color “Baja Breeze”.  Wow I love this color!  The designer paper is the new “Patterns”.  The new 1-3/4″ circle punch was used for the black circle behind the main image/sentiment.  The stars were stamped with SU!’s “Classic Backgrounds”.  Although this is not a new set, it was the first time I have used it.  To make the little star embellishment I stamped a single star on some whisper white card stock.  Then I took the small star punch, centered the stamped star and punched it out.

Oh yay!  It was a fun day!!  Hope you get some stamping time in, too!!


BIC#23 Card

Stamps: Nature Silhouettes, On Your Birthday
Papers: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Yoyo Yellow, Manchester DSP
Inks: Really Rust Classic and Marker, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Very Vanilla 5/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon, Flower Fusion, Brads, 1/4″ Circle Punch

Christmas Card

Stamps: A Flower for All Seasons, A Cardinal Christmas
Papers: Whisper White, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Holiday Treasures DSP
Inks: Classic Garden Green, Markers Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Petty In Pink, Ruby Red, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Yoyo Yellow, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Alpine Felt Ribbon Originals, 1″ Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Paper Piercer

Birthday Card

Stamps: Starring You, Classic Backgrounds
Papers: Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Whisper White, Baja Breeze-Patterns DSP
Inks: Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Black Hemp Twine, Photo Corners Punch, Star Punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch

28 Responses to “Three “Stampin’ Up! Only’s” – Beate’s IC#23”

  1. Hi Susan – all of your cards are simply beautiful – love your take on the IC piece!!!

  2. Gorgeous cards, Susan! I love your take on the challenge, love the Christmas and the Starring you card!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Hugs and smiles

  3. What gorgeous cards these all are!! I must check out that Alpine ribbon. I already have that little stamp set and I really do like it. Thanks for the inspiration for such classy cards.

  4. Susan! All of these are gorgeous…but I have to say that your card for Beate’s challenge is breathtaking! I LOVE it! TFS! Thank you also for your kind words! You are the best! Hope you have a great day! 🙂

  5. GORGEOUS stuff!! Between you and Danielle today, I now NEED that chocolate chip felt ribbon!! 🙂 I also just got that “Flower for All Seasons” set and you are completely inspiring me to get playing with it!! Love all of these cards.

  6. Susan all three are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!


  7. What beautiful cards Susan!

  8. Susan, these cards are proof of your amazing talent. Beautiful collection.

  9. WOW, you’ve been busy too! All of the cards are just beautiful, Susan! I LOVE your take on the inspiration piece. . .so sharp and clean!

  10. Oh wow, they’re all great cards….but I L-O-V-E the way you stamped that tree up in the corner of the first card to capture the tree in the inspiration photo. Awesome!

  11. Ohhhh!! I didn’t even notice that tree in the corner until I looked at your card!! Way cool!! Isn’t funny what each individual “locks onto”? Darling Inspiration card!! Love the stripes and sentiment!! Love the red/pink houndstooth with the poinsettias too!! And the Baja Breeze/black….so striking!! Fabulous collection today!! WOW!!

  12. DO you love the felt ribbon?? I really like the stripe ribbon in that set, but I have no idea what to think about the felt ribbon, much less how to use it…!

    But your cards are lovely!! Thanks for showing off all the new stuff! 😀

  13. Wow! You’ve really been busy! I love those felt flowers on the first card, the ribbons on the second and the colors of the third!

  14. Susan, all three cards are awesome! The inspiration card is just fantastic. I love the tree branch in the corner and the flower ‘hanging’ down, and the yellow makes everything pop! Love your interpretaion!! Denise

  15. fabulous creations 🙂

  16. Boy were you a busy girl!!! All of these cards are amazing!!! I love that felt ribbon…just yummy!

  17. Wow 3 cards, you go girly! Love the stars new set, beautiful tree in the corner of the first one. I love that look. Great cards Susan.

  18. Very pretty! I love all the cards!

  19. Wowzers! These are all awesome!

  20. Susan these are all so fabulous! Love the inspiration card…yellows are so fresh!

  21. WOW, Susan, I cannot decide which one I like the best! They are all so neat and refreshing.


  22. Your inspiration card totally rocks, Susan!! Your other cards are so wonderful as well!! I know it can be really tough to keep it SU only with Dew Drops, Copics, Nesties, etc. out there. Good for you!!

  23. Each one of these cards is a wonderful creation, Susan! Oh, heavens, I just love the first one. The colors and design just feel so GOOD to me!

  24. Susan, all three of these cards are fantastic! Boy, you’ve been super busy! You really nailed Beate’s challenge, your card is gorgeous!

  25. Oh, Rainy, three gorgeous cards! I really like the unique clolor combo on the first, how you did the brads, oh well, the whole thing. On the second is just plain elegant. The thrd is a great card for a special male. TFS

  26. All three of these cards are so different, and they’re all great! I love the streamlined effect of the first one, the red and country feel to the second, and the masculine look of the last one. Bet you had a lot of fun creating them all. 😉

  27. Awesome glad I found it! Beautiful stuff!

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