IBC Challenge #23

IBCC stands for Idea Book & Catalog Challenge. The IBC challenges are intended to get everyone thinking about the Stampin’ UP catalog as an idea book and not only a catalog (since it is intended to be BOTH). The Idea Book & Catalogs are all filled with great sample projects which you can use as inspiration for many different types of projects.

From now on, I am going to list all the supplies used for the inspiration card because I have had a couple of questions about what was used for it.

The card below is from the brand new 09-10 Idea Book and Catalog. Use it as your inspiration for your project, but do not copy it exactly. I have given a list of supplies needed to make this card, but the challenge is to make your own card using this card as a rough guide. Be sure to let me know if you make a project with the IBCC. I just may showcase you on my blog.


Supplies needed to make this card:

  • Stamp set: On A Pedistal
  • Cardstock: Pretty In Pink, Melon Mambo (In Color 09-10), Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
  • Ink/Markers: Close to Cocoa, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, Pretty In Pink, Garden Green
  • Accessories: 5/8inch Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Sherbet button pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

This card features cute stamps that are brand new in this catalog!! This stamp set is called On A Pedestal, and it comes with 7 birthday themed stamps for $19.95. It is definitely a set that is on my wish list. You can see the On A Pedestal stamp set pictured below:

I would also like to show you another brand new birthday stamp set. This one is called Birthday Bliss. This set has 4 birthday themed stamps for $15.95. The thing I like most about this stamp set is that the label stamp doesn’t just have to be for birthdays. You could use markers to color over the stamp and just omit the sentiment! Also the cake could be stamped without the words beside it so it could be used for cool little wedding themed cards. The Birthday Bliss stamp set is pictured below:

AND Last but certainly not least is my favorite birthday stamp set of all time (so far at least LOL). This is the birthday stamp set that I have and I just love this one because I’m CRAZY FOR CUPCAKES! Tee hee hee. I am sure my family is sick of getting cupcake birthday cards so I really should have more than one birthday stamp set LOL. The Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set is pictured below. This set contains 6 beautiful stamps for $23.95.

And here is a lovely project from Sammye Jo who played along last week for IBCC #22:

Great job Sammye Jo!!

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6 thoughts on “IBC Challenge #23

  1. Wow, I am at an awe with your work and also feel I have known you somewhere in my past life, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me a lovely compliment! Like the idea of using the IBC as an idea book! TFS it with us! Take care and I shall be back more often! Hugs always!

  2. This is such a fabulous card, love the stamp set and your color choices here! Thanks so much for sending the catalog 🙂 Can’t wait to get some free time this evening to browse through it! I really like how they’ve turned it into an idea book now too, that’s great.

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