Pineapple Stamp

Watercolor and Pink Pineapples

So, I finally was able to have some fun with the new Fruit Basket stamp set and coordinating Fruit Punches. I was eager to make some pink pineapple cards for sure!

I started with watercolor paper, my aqua painter and a melon mambo ink pad. I wanted a splash of water color wash in pink for my background. So, I used the ink in the "lid" of the melon mambo ink pad and painted it onto my watercolor paper with an aqua painter. ( close your ink pad and squeeze the lid of the inkpad so that the ink deposits onto the lid inside)


I randomly painted some ink onto the paper.


 I then flicked the barrel of my aqua painter to splatter water/ink onto the watercolor paper.


I let it dry, and then it was time to decorate!


The 3/4" circle punch was used to make the basic black circles which I adhered the melon mambo and lemon lime twist pineapples onto with mini dimensionals.


I decorated the card with the new Tutti Fruitti sequins, which by the way, are self adhering! I also added a rhinestone to the middle of each sequin.


The black and white dotted paper is from the Tutti Frutti designer paper pack and the ribbon is lemon time twist. I thought it would be cool to stamp the greeting directly on the ribbon in black archival ink.


Of course I had to stamp some cute pineapples on the inside of the card as well.


Making this "Pink Pineapple" card made me so happy. I didn't stop there, though, I have more Fruit Baskets to share this week as well. So be sure to check in later.


Until the next time...

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Card Fold- Triple Panel Standing Card

I designed a birthday card for my friend Cindy, using the Pineapple stamp set, of course, because she loves pineapples, just like me AND she lives in Hawaii.

Her favorite colors are pink and black, so I wanted to use all of those elements when making this card.

I decided to try a unique card fold for my unique and special friend. Its called the Triple Panel Standing card.

Here's the pineapple birthday card:


 The designer paper is from the Pop of Pink designer paper pack. I used whisper white and basic black cardstocks as well as flirty flamingo, melon mambo, pear pizzaz, wild wasabi and basic black inks.


To make this card fold:

Cut basic black cardstock to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Lay the 8 1/2" edge in the paper trimmer against the top of the trimmer.

Score at: 2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8" and 6 1/2" and fold on score lines.


Here's a view from the top:


A view of the inside- which is actually the back of the card.


Pretty cool, huh?


I know its the middle of winter here, but I wanted to customize this card for Cindy. Her gifts also all fit the theme of black, pink and pineapples too! I hope Cindy enjoyed her card and her birthday gifts that I chose especially for her.

I hope you learned a new card fold technique as well!

Thanks for stopping by today.

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A Special Birthday Surprise from the Aloha State

I found a big birthday box on my front porch today. I was so excited to scoop it up, bring it inside and tear it open. I knew it was from my bf Cindy who lives on Oahu. She always remembers my birthday and makes me feel so special.

So, when I opened the box, I found another box inside with the word "joy" on it. Well, my middle name is Joy and I knew Cindy chose that box just for that reason, because she plans the perfect gift right down to the smallest detail. As you can see, Cindy added a few Christmas treats as well. You can check out how she made these items on her blog: Stamped with Aloha.


Look what was inside that cute box.. Be still my heart, its a PINK PINEAPPLE ornament and a beautiful handstamped pink pineapple in a shiny mirrored frame.

Sparkle, glitter and bling, everything I love in a birthday gift, or any gift for that matter.

Here's a close up of the special details of the pinepple picture. Cindy used the Pineapple stamp from Stampin' Up! and bedazzled it with rhinestone jewels that she colored with a light pink sharpie. Did you notice the background paper- its a sneak peek of our new designer paper in the New Sale a Bration brochure to be released on January 4th. It can be colored in with markers or watercolored, or just left as is, as shown here.


Cindy also added a sweet note with this adorable reindeer "sweater" card that she lovingly stamped just for me.


I'm so excited to place my new pink pineapple on the Christmas tree, the gorgeous handstamped pineapple on my desk in my office and wear my sparkly earrings during the holidays.


Cindy made my birthday even more special with the thoughtful gifts she chose for me and the beautiful picture that she handstamped especially for a pink pineapple lover like me.

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Pink Pineapple Bling

So, as you know I'm loving my new blog design and banner title, Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts. I have been wanting to stamp with the new "Pineapple" stamp again. I love it and have so many ideas for this stamp. As I sat down in my stamp room, I found myself designing the pineapple in pink once again.

Pineapples really are pink when they are small before they are fully grown and ripe. So, this isn't really an unusual color for a pineapple.

To color the pineapple, I inked it in pink pirouette and the crown was inked in pear pizazz ink. I then went in with a sponge dauber and dabbed in more colors. I sponged with the ink colors of, flirty flamingo, melon mambo, calypso coral on the bottom of the pineapple and cucumber crush and emerald envy on the crown. I then sprayed it with a water bottle so that the colors would bleed into each other and blend.


Glitter splatter gone wild and I love it! If you missed the tutorial on the glitter splatter technique, click on "Tutorials" on the sidebar to the right of this post.


I cut out the pineapple and layered it onto an oval piece of pink pirouette cardstock. I cut the oval from the new Layering Ovals Framelits in the Stampin Up Annual Catalog 2016-2017. Before I attached the oval, I smeared liquid multipurpose glue randomly around the oval with my finger. I then applied gold glitter.


For the background, I used the Brushstrokes background stamp in pink pirouette ink. I then layered a piece of vellum cardstock stamped with the leaf from the Pop of Paradise stamp set in pink pirouette. I also added a metallic foil doily, a delicate white doily and some gold flecked designer paper from the Pop of Pink designer paper pack.


I topped it off with some gold metallic thread, blushing bride sequin trim, gold striped bakers twine (retired) and gold 1/8" ribbon.


It really is spectacular and kind of fancy in real life. This is what happens when I let myself go, in the stamp room. :)

I appreciate you spending a few minutes to check out my blog today.

I hope you stop back regularly for more stamping inspiration.

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Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Launch! Plus a Pretty Pineapple Stamp!

I'm so excited for today. Its the launch of the brand new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017. I've been eagerly awaiting this day, so that (1) I can put my extended order in and (2) I can share it with you!!

If you don't have a catalog in your hands by now, let me know and I can get one out to you. (If you don't already have a demonstrator of you own ;) Email me at Or you can view the catalog right now, but clicking on the link in my side bar. You are going to want to have this beautiful book. .. over 450 gorgeous samples alone!

I am so happy to get to share more new products with you. Today, I chose the new "Pineapple" stamp set. Why, you ask? Well, because my new blog design is.. Pineapples! I did share a pink pineapple a week or so ago, and today, I went for a more natural look.


I also used the "Thoughtful Banners" stamp set and coordinating "Duet Banner" Punch, along with the little pineapple from the "Pop of Paradise" stamp set.


I love the fresh vibrant colors on this card. Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green and Delighful Dijon all used to make it look like a real live pineapple!


I also used the new cucumber crush thick bakers twine to finish off the textured look of this card. I'm really loving this new twine and all the possibilities. Its so easy to work with as well.


Here's a quick tip: I inked the pineapple in daffodil delight and cucumber crush, then used a sponge dauber in delightful dijon to shade the bottom of the pineapple and one in garden green to shade the crown of the pineapple. I love the dimension that it adds to the image.

I look forward to sharing lots and lots of new stamps and accessories with you in the upcoming days, weeks and months.

The New Stampin Up Annual Catalog is "off the charts" AMAZING! So, come back again soon to see whats new!

Until the next time...

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A Nod to My New Pink Pineapple Paper Crafts Blog

I received my "Pineapple" stamp the other day and I could not wait to sit down and play with it. I knew that I wanted to design a card with my new blog in mind. Of course, it had to be pink and black to coordinate with my new banner design.

It was so much fun to just let the creativity flow. Stamp, stamp, snip, snip, bling bling. I love all colors of pink and black as well, so it was easy to come up with color combinations that I loved.

It was so relaxing to just stamp away, let the creativity flow, and design whatever I wanted. I finally came up with the perfect card to celebrate my new blog design.

Here's the final creation ... ta da!


This is a close up of the shimmer that I added with the Wink of Stella brush in clear.


I fussy cut the texture on the pineapple and attached it with glue dots. I used a variety of colors, including pink pirouette, melon mambo, flirty flamingo, peek a boo peach, mint macaron and wild wasabi. I then applied the color with sponge daubers.


It wouldn't be a true Kim Original without some bling. I added lots of sparkly rhinestones on the pineapple rind and one on the bow as well.


I wish this set and the "Pop of Pink" designer paper was available now, so that you could all have it too!


I think this card captured my style perfectly, don't you think?


This card makes me happy, happy, happy - right side up or upside down. Either way and every way, its a match made in pineapple heaven.


One more photo, because I just can't get enough pink pineapples.


I won't be able to post the supply list until June 1st when the New Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog 2016-2017 goes live. But, I will be sure to come back to it and list them next month.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I hope I've inspired you in some way today.

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