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Stampin Up You Move Me Shutter Card

Stampin Up You Move Me Shutter Card

How fun is this Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card? My friend and fellow demonstrator Anita brought it to swap at our last Kreative Kanucks Team Stamping Party?

With such a great interactive card, I knew you’d want to see too! Anita says she “totally CASE’d it from Billie Moan”, retired Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. CASE means “Copy and Share Everything” and that’s what we demonstrators do just like you!

I have to say, I wasn’t all that thrilled with the set in the catalogue.  What about you?  But when you see it in person, it is super cute! There’s both a hummingbird and this butterfly to make a pretty moving image when you stamp them on a movable tag behind the shutter. Isn’t it perfect for spring?

stampin up you move me shutter card

So I have a few questions for you…

  1. Would you love to get together with paper crafting friends and share ideas like Anita did with us?
  2. Are there WAY too many post-it notes marking your Stampin’ Up! catalogue pages? (You know, all the things you want AND need but your budget just doesn’t stretch that far?)
  3. Do you think you’d like to have a fun way to make a bit of moola to spend on more Stampin’ UP! supplies?

Well, in the words of Monty Hall, “Have I got a deal for you!” From now until March 31st, this is the BEST time to join my team, the Kreative Kanucks. Why?

You get to pick not one, but TWO stamp sets (of ANY dollar amount) for FREE to add to your Starter Kit! (A value of up to $132). So if you have your eye on a couple of the larger dollar value sets, this is your chance!

But there are TONS more reasons to join my team now too! You can:

  • get paid to PLAY in your craft room! (can you say that about many jobs?)
  • instantly get a 20% discount on every current Stampin’ Up! product
  • see – and play with – the NEW product, catalogues and supplies before everyone else (like the NEW annual catalogue coming this June)
  • make friends with paper crafters all over the world, and right in your own back yard
  • receive up to $165 in current catalogue products for only $135 in your Starter Kit
  • build your own Starter Kit with anything in any current Stampin’ Up! Catalogue
  • get a FREE business builder kit
  • have all of this and get FREE shipping on your Starter Kit

You haven’t really got anything to lose. So are you ready? Say YES and JOIN NOW!

What’s a Kreative Kanucks Team Stamping Party? When you join my team, we get together every couple months to share great ideas like this. It’s always fun to see what other Stampin’ Up! demos are creating.

And since each of us LOVE different things out of the catalogue we get to see many of the sets and bundles in action that we don’t have. (Yes, while we may want EVERYTHING, the same ever-present budget that you have means we need to pick and choose, too!) Great bundles like the Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card Anita shared with us.

stampin up you move me

Now I know you probably have lots of questions. That’s what I’m here for. Give me a shout and I’ll be happy to answer any you have.

And in the meantime, if you just gotta have the You Move Me set and all the supplies Anita used, here they are! Simply click on an image to order it from me and have it arrive on your doorstep in about a week.

stampin up you move me

Doing what I love, sharing with others and building a flexible and rewarding business are just a few of the reasons I decided to join Stampin’ Up! But I know there are as many different reasons as there are paper crafters. Many want to take advantage of getting their Stampin’ Up! items at a discount, most fall in love with the exceptional product. Others can’t live without the ease of the perfect colour coordination.

What’s your reason? Maybe it’ll be the Stampin Up You Move Me shutter card that you could be making right away with items in your Starter Kit – come on in and join the fun now!



Just When Does Spring Start Anyway?

Just When Does Spring Start Anyway?

At this time of year, you might be asking yourself just when does spring start anyway? At least that’s what’s been on everybody’s lips north of the 49th parallel! It keeps snowing, and we keep shovelling and scraping.  And I’m getting just a tad tired of my heavy coat and scarf! How about you?

Well, with Janine’s project I’m showcasing for Front & Centre Friday, spring might just start…TODAY!

Once again my favourite bundle Colourful Seasons, comes to life in her pretty pastel coloured card. Now if you haven’t picked up this bundle yet, a word of caution. You want to make sure you get it today so you can save 10%. (I sure hope it sticks around in the next catalogue and if it does, the set and thinlits will be full price!)

See if you think SPRING when you see it!

just when does spring start anyway

When this bundle first debuted last June, I snapped it up. When I asked myself my 10 questions for making a smart craft purchase, there really WAS no question. I KNEW this was a versatile, all-round set I would get TONS of use out of.

Take a peek at just some of the cards I’ve shared:

Really, if you make only one bundle purchase this catalogue, make it this one!

just when does spring start anyway

Well, just when does spring start anyway?

NOW! (I’ll step down from my Colorful Seasons soapbox (😁) and get back to Janine’s beautiful card.) There’s a couple cool techniques here I want to make sure you notice.

Take a close look at the branch. Can you see it? Rather than cut out a branch and lay it on top of the card, Janine cut out the Whisper White and laid a piece of the Wood Textures designer series paper stack in behind it. Pretty fun and smart! (TIP: She stamped her small Blushing Bride petals on her card FIRST before cutting out the branch.)

Lastly she added the three cut out blossoms on top with liquid glue.

And for her second technique. Do you remember paper piercing? How it used to be all the rage? Then, like lots of great – and simple – finishing touches, it got edged out (no pun intended ☺️). Look how pretty it is here along the bottom edge of the card.

just when does spring start anyway

And there’s a third technique here too we seldom see much anymore.  Sponging the edge of the Whisper White in a colour to match the matting.  So simple and so effective to add a softness to your card!  (TIP: Sponge BEFORE you glue to the matting.)

How’d she do that? I think most of us have what we affectionately refer to as a “pokey tool” (aka paper-piercing tool and you can find it on page 204 of the annual catalogue). And it’s fabulous for picking up small items to adhere to our cards (think rhinestones, glue dots, enamel shapes). But pair it with the Stampin’ Pierce Mat and it really does become a paper piercing tool! Go figure!

Janine lined the scalloped die from the thinlits along the edge of her card and poked the tool through the cardstock next to it. (TIP1: Place the mat under your card so your tool will pierce into it. TIP2: Make sure you open your card and lie it flat to do this or you’ll pierce the inside too. And TIP3: Hold the die in place with a couple small pieces of washi tape so both hands are free to work.)

Now it’s up to you!

Get out your Colorful Seasons bundle and get busy creating spring cards just like Janine’s. And if you held off purchasing it this long, don’t wait any longer! I don’t want you to miss out on saving 10% when you click on the image below and order it from me! I really appreciate it!

just when does spring start anyway

Know what I’m going to do?  I absolutely guarantee you can’t go wrong with this bundle.  In fact, I’m so sure of it, if you bring it back to me even a year after you buy it and it hasn’t seen an ink pad or the framelits are still attached to the tape, I’ll buy it back from you!  No questions asked!

Every single season – and holiday – can be covered with this one bundle. Summer, fall, winter and now spring. So pull it out, grab your subtles stamp pads and paper and see if you can conjure up some warm and breezy weather in your craft space. And then really does it matter what the answer is to your question just when does spring start anyway?


Stampin Write Markers Colour Cards In a Wink

Stampin Write Markers Colour Cards In a Wink

It’s Front and Centre Friday and you get to see how Stampin Write markers colour cards in a wink with this fabulous double z-fold card by my friend Leslie!

But warning!  Be prepared to get flooded with primary school memories with her Many Marvelous Markers colour coordination and fun design!

Bright papers, cheery colours and happy thoughts will make special birthday greetings for the young – and young-at-heart! Take a little peek!

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

Doesn’t it bring back memories of primary school days? Not only is the set full of nostalgic characters, when you can while away minutes (hours? days?) colouring, you’ll be transported back to that classroom with the chalky blackboards and pint-sized desks!

Another super bonus with this suite? You can cut out characters from the designer series paper like I did with this other fun fold card

But Leslie didn’t. What? Did she run out of paper? EEK?? (Believe it or not, it actually IS possible to use up full packages of patterned paper! 😂)

Well, then you make your own – easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Stamp chosen character (TIP: use Basic Black Archival ink so marker colour stays true)
  2. Colour with Stampin Write markers (Leslie used her Brights and Neutrals colours: Real Red, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate)
  3. Die cut with the matching framelit

Take another view of her 3D card to see other images she created this way too.

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

OK here’s where you come in! Close down the computer and grab your supplies to transport yourself back to primary school! I’ve got all the supplies Leslie used here to help you!

stampin write markers colour cards in a wink

Are you running into your room as we “speak” to make a few of these?  Remember March is my Front & Centre Contest!  Send me one and you could win a fabulous prize.  Check it out here!

Really, I’m not kidding! You’d better get busy ’cause I wanna see Stampin Write markers colour cards in a wink from your stamp room too!

It’s Easy to Enter My Front & Centre Contest!

It’s Easy to Enter My Front & Centre Contest!

It’s Easy to Enter my Front & Centre Contest!  So easy, in fact, you will want to enter over and over again!

You’ve been playing with your Stampin’ Up! stamps, papers, embossing folders and dies, right?  Well, send me one of your projects – or as many as you like – and you could win this super prize!

its easy to enter my front & centre contest

Simple, detailed, over-the-top…watercolour, Stampin’ BLENDS, colouring…embossed, ribbons and sequins…anything goes!  (Well almost anything – your designs must feature current Stampin’ Up! products)

Want some ideas of what you could create?  While Kim’s beautiful flower card is my most recent Front and Centre Friday feature, you might remember these other recent ones!

Pat’s heat embossed Valentine’s crate card:


Rhonda’s gorgeous stamped and sponged pretty paisley card:

handmade rubber stamped cards

Or Leslie’s fabulous double sided Seasonal Chums card:


(Read more about all of them just by clicking on the link!)

And there’s lots more.  Just filter my blog by Front and Centre Friday and you can see all of them!)


its easy to enter my front & centre contest

Win these great items from the Occasions Catalogue!

  • Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Birthday Mini Binder Clips
  • Simple Stripes Embossing Folder
  • Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes

So want to know how it’s easy to enter my Front & Centre Contest?

It’s as easy as 1 -2 3!

  1. create your design using current Stampin’ Up! products
  2. jot down a couple notes on how you made it and your colours and supplies (a Post-it note is perfect)
  3. send it to me so I receive it by March 31st at:  Design with Jo, Box 911, Blackfalds, Alberta Canada T0M0J0 – mail or hand delivery is fabulous!

Then stay tuned right here!  I will announce the winner on my blog on April 7th!

The fine print:

  • Each design I receive earns you an entry!
  • Send your creations by snail mail or hand delivery (sorry, no electronic entries for this contest).
  • Your entry must be post marked no later than March 24th (or if hand delivered, received no later than March 31st)
  • Please note I can only mail to Canadian contest entrants.

How fun is this?

Not only do you get to play at your stamping table!  Your entry could be the WINNER of this great prize of Stampin’ Up! goodies.

its easy to enter my front & centre contest

And not only that, I’d love to showcase your creations on my blog!  So remember, it’s easy to enter my front & centre contest – so you better get busy creating – and mailing!



Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Three Panel Card

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely Three Panel Card

It’s Front and Centre Friday and I want to share Kim’s Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel card with you. It’s such a clean and simple design only made even better with the bold black floral designer paper featuring bright blue, coral and greens. Kim brought this card to my Open House in early January and I’ve been biding my time to show it to you. So here it is…

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel card

Isn’t it fabulous?  And really with designer series paper this gorgeous, there are so few supplies to make one of these for yourself.

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel card

While simple, the clean lines and perfectly cut and centred elements make this card such a WOW! A few swipes with your Stampin’ Trimmer and your Big Shot and you’ve got this one ready to throw in the mail. So are you ready to make a Stampin Up Lots of Lovely three panel card for yourself? Here’s the HOW TO!


  • Basic Black – 4 1/4” x 11” scored at 5 1/2”, one piece 2 1/2” x 2 1/2”
  • Lots of Lovely DSP – 3 pieces 1 1/4” x 3 7/8”
  • Old Olive – 3 pieces 1 3/8” x 4 1/8”, scrap piece at least 3” x 5” (for circles)

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel card


  1. Stamp greeting with Memento ink onto scrap of Old Olive
  2. Cut circles from Old Olive using Layering Circles Framelits (2nd largest scalloped and 4th smallest circle centring the greeting)
  3. Cut scalloped circle from Basic Black (5th smallest)
  4. Adhere Lots of Lovely designer series paper to Old Olive strips, then adhere to front of folded card. (TIP: Centre and glue down the middle one first, then either side next. Eyeball and try to match the same distance from the middle for the final panel.)
  5. Use SNAIL to glue down large scalloped Old Olive circle in centre of card.
  6. Glue smallest Old Olive circle to black scalloped. Use dimensionals to adhere to centre of Old Olive scalloped circle.

I’ll bet you’ve got most of the supplies already to make this card. If not, scroll back up to those images and add in what you’re missing. Remember, Sale-a-bration is still going strong and you can earn FREE items with a $60 order.

If you’d like to see more of Kim’s designs, take a look at this lovely burnished metal one she also shared with me at an Open House.

Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel card

I really do love sharing others’ ideas and designs on my Front and Centre Friday blog posts. Not only do you get to see some variety, it’s YOUR chance to get your own projects published! And I have a contest coming up for the month of March you’re not going to want to miss! Check back here in the next week and see how you can win a fabulous prize!

Are you headed into your stamping area right now to get busy? Seeing as you have full ingredients and recipe above, why not make a few of these Stampin Up Whole Lot of Lovely three panel cards, then let your imagination take off and see what else you can come up with!



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