Wednesday, October 12, 2022

A different coloring technique using Pastel Chalk and Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts Bundle


  • Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts Bundle
  • Upcoming Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators Meetup - Oct 13, 2022
  • Join Stampin' Up! during October and get $155 in merchandise for $99
Today was another weekly virtual Mystery Card stamping event, together with Stampin' Up! home office and Demonstrators from across the USA.  Today's session was led by Shannon West and Natalie Wallick White, two Demonstrator Development Managers (DDMs) from Stampin' Up!  They give us all of the card dimensions and a list of supplies we would use to precut our cardstock and collect our supplies before the event began.  Then, we all completed our cards together, learning a new technique with chalk.  Then created demonstrators posted their versions of the cards showcasing different interpretations of the card created by Shannon and Natalie. 

Today, we used Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels Assortment |Item 154585 | $9.00 USD along with the Splendid thoughts Bundle to create these cards.  We stamped the spots from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set using Versamark Ink, and then chalked over the spots with different colors from the Soft Pastels Assortment.  We then used Sponges or Sponge Daubers to blend the chalk colors and remove the excess chalk powder.  We added die cuts from the Splendid Stems Die,  added an embossed sentiment from Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set on a Basic Black Cardstock circle. I added a few Black Matte Dots and a Basic White layer dry embossed with the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder.

Two  greeting cards with different color combinations created using Soft Pastel Chalks from Stampin' Up!

This card uses a basecard of Basic White Cardstock.  Then another layer of Basic White Cardstock dry embossed using the Quatrefoil Tile Embossing Folder.  Then y Basic White image layer is matted witha piece of Basic Black Cardstock.  

Cheery greeting card using Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts Bundle

Next, I stamped the dot pattern from the Splendid Thoughts Stamp Set in VersaMark ink multiple times on my Basic White image layer.  I selected three different colored chalk from the Stampin' Up! Soft Pastels, and rubbed each color over 1/3 of the Basic White, blending the lines between the colors slightly.  I used a Sponge Dauber to rub the excess chalk dust from the piece.   

Cards using Soft Pastel Chalks and the Stampin' Up! Splendid Thoughts Bundle

Using the Splendid Stems Dies, I die cut three different stems from Basic White Cardstock and layered them over the chalked image layer.  To finish the card, I stamped the sentiments in VersaMark ink, covered them with White Embossing Powder, and set them with my heat tool.  I added a few Matte Black Dots to the corner and image layer of my card.  What a fun technique!  You'll love trying this technique and coming up with with your own designs.   

Stamps ad Dies from Stampin' Up! used to make greeting cards

The Splendid Day Suite will be used for Demonstrator-only Mystery Card weekly stamping events for demonstrators the entire month of October. These are the kind of fun activities Demonstrators from around the USA participate in together.  Of course we have plenty of live stampin' events as well.  From local Demonstrator-led events to yearly Demonstrator-only conventions, Leadership events, and several customers and demonstrator virtual events like the recent World Card Making Day on 1 October!  

If you enjoy paper crafting and you need to refresh your supplies and stamp sets with current sets, this month is a great time to consider joining Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator and get $155 worth of supplies for $99.  Take a look at the special Joining Offer below.  


  • Stamps:   Splendid Thoughts, 
  • Ink/Coloring :  VersaMark, Soft Pastel Chalks
  • Paper:  Basic White, Basic Black 
  • Accessories: Splendid Stems Dies, Stylish Shapes Dies, Quatrefoil Tiles Embossing Folder, Matte Black Dots, Soft Pastel Chalks, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Stampin' Up! Cut & Emboss Machine,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Seal, Dimensionals
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Paper Pumpkin Procrastinators and Kit Collection Catch Up Meetup 

Have a bunch of Paper Pumpkin Kits or Stampin' Up! Kit Collection Kits you're behind on assembling?  Me too!  

October 13 Meetup:  We're going to get together with our Stampin' Up! Kits or projects and craft while we chat and drink coffee Oct 13 here in NW Houston, TX.  Find out more and register for a live class on my MeetUp site.

To register for October 13th Class:

Starter Kit Promotion- Until 31 October 2022 

If you're interested in paper crafting, or card making as a hobby, you'll love making new friends who enjoy crafting and sharing Stampin' Up!  You'll also enjoy not paying retail for your craft supplies, and all the other perks and fun activities only for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  Then, share the fun with your crafty friends and family members.
If you plan to place an order over $99 this month, why not join my team and take advantage of the 4-31 October 2022 Starter Kit Special.  More details here:

You'll select $155 USD worth of any products from the current catalogs and pay only $99 + get free shipping on your Starter Kit items.  That's $56 in additional merchandise you select when joining Stampin' Up! in October 2022.  But only until 31 October.  Once you've joined, use your generous demonstrator discount of 20-25% on all future orders.  

You'll also love the fun of attending Demonstrator-only events and technique sessions.  

This offer is also open to Demonstrators who dropped and want to rejoin my team.  

Read more about joining my team as a demonstrator here.

Download Free Current Catalogs

You'll love the marvelous Fall and Winter Holiday sets and specialty papers that will help you create breathtaking cards and holiday projects.  

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If you do not have a current demonstrator and would like a Stampin' Up! Annual catalog, please contact me here. 

Catalog cover of the 3 May 2022 Launch of the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog

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