Stampin Up More Of “Choose Happiness”

Hi Stampers, Last week during our Happy Stampers Blog Hop I shared a card using the “Choose Happiness”  stamp set.  The color pallet was monochromatic and subtle.  Today I want to share the same layout with a few minor changes.  I picked up some old olive ink and added just a touch of color to my card.  I like to show how you can change up the look and feel of a card just by using slightly different colors.

Stampin Up “Choose Happiness” in Old Olive:

Stampin Up Choose Happiness card by Kristi @

Here is the card recipe:

Card Base:  Soft Suede 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4

Mat: Crumb Cake 4 x 5-1/4

Art Piece: Very Vanilla 3-7/8 x 5-1/8

Squares: 2 at 2 x 2 embossed with Gently Falling Embossing folder

Wood Banner:  Very Vanilla inked in Soft Suede

Ribbons:  Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon and Venetian Crochet trim and loops of Linen Thread.

The Details:

Stampin Up Choose Happiness card by Kristi @

The Background: On the Very Vanilla art piece I inked the flower from “Choose Happiness stamp set in Crumb Cake and randomly stamped the flowers in the front.  Then I inked the leaf stamp from the same set in old olive and filled in the empty spaces in between the flowers.  Using more old olive ink and my blender pen I colored in the leaves

The Flowers:  I made two  flowers with very vanilla card stock inked in crumb and one in soft suede ink.  Get out your  scissors and fussy cut the flowers out.    After you ink them up scrunch them up in a ball  to wrinkle them up.  Do this several times to break the fiber in the paper to make them soft.  After then are nice and supple sponge the edges with soft suede ink.  The center of the flower has a large pearl and some Wink of Stella for extra sparkle.

The Leaves:  Using the Bird Builder Punch and old olive card stock I punch three sets of leaves and sponged them with more old olive ink.  I tucked them up under the flower with glue dots to carry my green through out the card.

I added some Rhinestones and pearls  here and there on the card to add more sparkle.  Enjoy your finished card.

Here is the inside:

Stampin Up Choose Happiness card by Kristi @


The inside:  I inked one flower in soft suede and one in crumb cake and added some old olive leaves.  That cute little birdie was inked in soft suede.  All of the stamps were once again from the “Choose Happiness” stamp set.

 Here is my other version of the card:

Stampin Up Choose Happiness card by Kristi @

This was the card from last weeks blog hop.  Which version do you like the best?  You can see it here:


Can I help you?

Do you need products to make this card?  I would be happy to help you if you do not already have a demonstrator.  You can click the “shop with me” button which will direct you to my online store or contact me and I will assist you.

Happy Stamping, Kristi

Here are the products I used to make this card:


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  1. Bette S says:

    Deffinately the second version! That little pop of Old Olive just makes the card. And what a beautiful card it is! Will have to give this a try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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