Choose Happiness, Painted Blooms


Choose Happiness is a wonderful stamp set! I tried to keep this clean and simple for the challenge. What do you think? I keep wanting to add embellishments to it! I just don’t have the eye for CAS cards at all. Can someone help me??

I have a confession to make. The card that I posted on Friday was originally made for this challenge but as I was about to post it to the Paper Players, the little acronym “CAS” glared at me. YIKES! That card is definitely not a CAS card so at midnight, just hours before I was scheduled to board a flight to San Diego, I made this card! So, I hope you will be gentle in your thoughts towards this card if you don’t like it. I am sure that all of you can relate to last minute card issues!

This card had to be fast and easy because I needed sleep! I grabbed my Painted Blooms DSP, some Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi and Crumb Cake cardstock. The Oval was already cut out and in my stash of paper so that saved me a lot of thinking and time! I stamped the leaves, and used my blender pen to dab Pear Pizzazz ink to them. The bird was inked with Soft Suede onto Crumb Cake then fussy cut and popped up with a dimensional. The banner was stamped in Crumb Cake and cut with the banner framelit along with the stamped image from Wetlands. A little bow just had to go at the top which was so easy to make and glue down to finish the card. DONE! I was literally in bed after taking and editing a photo by 1:00 AM – tired but ready for my trip at long last. I know that you would love to see what the other Paper Player designers did with their challenge then I hope you will really be inspired to find your bird stamps and play along!

Challenge Rules:pp232

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!


  • Stamp Sets: Choose Happiness, Wetlands
  • Paper: Painted Blooms DSP, Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Ink: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
  • SU Tools: Oval Collections Framelits, Banner Framelits
  • Finishing Touch: Wild Wasabi Seam Binding Ribbon


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