Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Pineapple, the Symbol of Hospitality

Greetings Stampers!

I spent last Thursday through Saturday at a stamping event in Chicago hosted by Lisa Pretto. Guests included many of Lisa's InkBig members and Mary Fish's Pals. My convention roomie Janet, flew in from Nebraska. I picked her up at the airport and we pretty much talked non-stop until I delivered her back to O'Hare on Saturday evening. Speakers included Lisa, Janet Wakeland, Sam Hammond, aka Pootles, Patti Bennett and Kylie Bertucci. What fun it was to learn from expert SU! demonstrators. I'll share more stories as well as some swaps in the upcoming weeks.

You likely know that the pineapple is the symbol of hospitality as well as an extremely popular image right now. SU! is right on trend and has a fabulous Pineapple stamp that can be seen on page 124 of the catalog or by clicking here.  It comes in clear mount and wood mount. I used this stamp for my swap card (I'll post that soon) and was commissioned by co-worker Jane to create pineapple note cards to give to her friend who is hosting an upcoming gathering.

So, I hit Pinterest to see what was out there and found a great layout by fellow Pal, Windy Ellard - who was in Chicago too! Here's my CASEd version of Windy's card.




In addition to the Pineapple stamp, this card features the Hello stamp from Pop of Paradise, the In Color DSP stack and the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. The Thinlits coordinate with the Swirly Bird stamp set. This duo is as versatile as the Work of Art stamp set. It is definitely a set to own if you don't already; you'll use it in so many ways.

To make stamping this image MUCH easier, I cut apart the stamp, separating the greens from the fruit. You can use a sharp scissors, an exacto knife or one of the wire/heat tools that cuts rubber and styrofoam. I don't have one, but have seen them used online - pretty slick. If you do want to create the full image in one color, it's easy to do with the clear mount stamps, simply apply both pieces to a clear block and you're set to go.

Here's a peek of the inside. The small pineapple is also from the Pop of Paradise stamp set.




Okay, I CASEd a great card, but now, how do I contain them? Hmm.... I did some searching and found a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a hinged box that looked pretty neat. I made one with some modifications only to find out that it was too small! I liked the box, so did some math and came up with measurements that worked for my set of 4 cards with envelopes.


What do you think? If you'd like to see a tutorial on how to make this, leave a comment below. Here's the final presentation.

Update: To view my video tutorial on this project, click here.


The set features Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon and Old Olive. I hope Jane's hostess likes it - for that matter, I hope Jane likes it!

That's it for now. Thanks so much for stopping. I love to read your comments, so be sure to let me know what you think of this project; would you like to receive this? Better yet, would you like to make it? All of the products used in this project are available 24/7 in my online store.

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Until next time, take gentle care!










41 comments:

  1. I'm loving the pineapple stamp now, too. And I would love to know how to make the box. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Talitha, I'm working on a tutorial for the box. Thanks for your comment!

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    1. Thank you Sue. I'd also love to see a tutorial for the box.

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    2. Looking forward to the tutorial!!

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  3. Sue, I love your card. I have only been brave enough to cut my stamps up once or twice. I figure once I cut it then it has no residual value to anyone but me. Hmmm. May need to rethink my approach. I would love the tutorial when you have it complete. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Sue, I adore your set of hospitality pineapple cards! Yes, please, on the instructions for the box. Pretty nifty!

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  5. Love this set and would like the instructions for the box, please and thank you!!

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  6. Great idea I would love to have a tutorial.

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  7. I would love to see the tutorial. I admire your adaptation skills lol

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  8. I would love the tutorial for the box. I love the Swirly Scribbles dies they can be used with just about any card. Thank you for sharing, love your work.

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  9. Love this and am always looking for different boxes. May I have the tut also please?

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  10. Love this and am always looking for different boxes. May I have the tut also please?

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  11. Would love to see a tutorial! BTW are reg. size cards or notecards?
    Thank you in advance!

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    1. Hi Cheryl, I used regular sized cards. Thanks for the comment!

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  12. I would love a tutorial on your box, Sue! Will you be posting one on this site?
    Karen Hallam

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    1. Yes Karen, I will post it on this site. Thanks for your note.

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  13. Like a tutorial? Yes, please! That is so adorable!

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  14. Just so beautiful and fun! Great work! I would also love a tutorial please!

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  15. What a neat project. I would love to see your tutorial on making the box. It is such a great idea and TFS.

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  16. Love the set--beautiful. Will watch for the tutorial!

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  17. You did a beautiful job and the box looks intriguing.

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  18. I would love a tutorial for the box also! Thanks so much for the great project!

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  19. I would love a tutorial for the box also! Thanks so much for the great project!

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  20. Anytime you can package cards in a box, it makes for a great gift. I would like the tutorial on the box. I see some future gifts in the making!

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  21. Great pineapple card. Would love the tutorial on the box. It would make a great gift box. Thanks

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  22. Great project, yes please share the box dimensions, thank you

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  23. Love your cards. Yes I would like to see the tutorial for your box.

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  24. I'd love to have the instructions on now to make the lovely box! Thanks for sharing! MAS

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  25. Fun project; would love to see a tutorial! TFS!

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  26. That is totally nifty! Nice cards and awesome box. I'd love to see instructions. Thanks!

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    1. Forgot to hit 'notify me' so will do so now.;-)

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  27. I would love to see a tutorial. Thanks for the CUTE pineapple ideas!

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing your talent! I would love to see a tutorial, please.

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  29. I love the card box - and yes would love to see a tutorial on it. Please share with us.

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  30. Love the card and box. So happy it holds regular size cards. If you are sharing the tutorial, I would love to have it. Thanks for doing the math for us!!

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  31. That would be awesome, the tutorial would be greatly appreciated.

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  32. Hi all, the tutorial for this project can be found in my 2nd post for August 16th, 2016. Enjoy and please leave feedback on the tutorial - I'm always looking to improve. Thanks much!

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