Apr 22 2015

Grand Vacation Hawaii Blog Hop

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ALOHA!!!  So excited that 30 of us going on the Stampin’ Up! Hawaii Incentive trip are participating in a BLOG HOP!!!  Our theme is Hawaiian…can’t wait to see all the ideas!  You’ve probably just come from Barb Mullikin’s blog!  Love her project!


When thinking about what to do, I realized that I really don’t have any current Hawaiian-looking stamps.  Of course, I could do flowers, but wanted a little something different.  So, besides flowers…what is Hawaii known for?  How about PINEAPPLES!  No sets with pineapples, but I could do something with punches!  Here’s my Hawaiian theme using pineapples…a card and matching little favor.


For the card I used the Perfect Print Alphabet Dies to spell out Aloha, cut from Garden Green cardstock.  The five pineapples were punched with the Extra Large Oval from Hello Honey In Color Backgrounds Designer Paper!  I thought the pattern in the DSP worked great!  I sponged Hello Honey around the edges.  The tops were stamped with the small flower in Flower Patch with Garden Green Ink and cut out.  The Petite Petals flowers were punched from Tangelo Twist cardstock and the centers from Crushed Curry cardstock.  Garden Green Candy Dots were placed in the centers.  Here’s a closeup of the card:

Then I made a Fry Box cut from Garden Green cardstock.  I used another pineapple and flower punch art on the front and added some White Bakers Twine.  Hello was stamped with Tuxedo Black Ink on a strip of Whisper White across the front of the Fry Box and is from A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set.  I filled a cello bag with Tropical Trail Mix…yummy!  It is tied closed with 1/8″ Gold Ribbon.  Here’s a closeup:

I hope you think they are as super cute as I do!  Next up on the blog hop is Alison Solven!  I’m sure you will love her project, too!





25 People have left comments on this post

Apr 22, 2015 - 05:04:05

Great pineapples – can’t wait to use this idea on my project life pages after the trip.

Apr 22, 2015 - 05:04:15
Petra said:

This is so clever!

Apr 22, 2015 - 06:04:51

Pineapples are perfect for Hawaii, so clever! What a great way to use that designer paper. It won’t be long now! See you in a few weeks Connie!

Apr 22, 2015 - 07:04:56
Karen Halterman said:

Lovr your pineapples..the DSP is perfect for them. Have a marvelous time in Hawaii..you’ve earned it

Apr 22, 2015 - 07:04:22

Connie your creations made me so happy! How clever! Pineapples are definitely what I always associate with Hawaii and I love your card and fries box! Thanks for being part of the blog hop.

Apr 22, 2015 - 07:04:07

Oh Connie, you are so creative, these are adorable…..

Apr 22, 2015 - 07:04:17
Marlene said:

this card deserves a cape – it’s SUPER cute

Apr 22, 2015 - 08:04:52

What a great idea! That DSP makes perfect pineapples! Who would have known until you discovered it Connie. A great tropical card.

Apr 22, 2015 - 08:04:10

Oh how clever to use that DSP as pineapples. LOVE it!!! Such cute projects!

Apr 22, 2015 - 08:04:04

YES!! I love the Pineapples. What a clever idea!

Apr 22, 2015 - 09:04:22
Bec Ross said:

Those pineapples are so cute! Very clever.

Apr 22, 2015 - 09:04:36

oh that’s so cute! What a clever way to use those papers! See you soon!

Apr 22, 2015 - 09:04:58
Vanessa Webb said:

Love these projects Connie! Your pineapples are just PERFECT…..very clever use of the punches, framelits and stamps……see you soon in Hawaii!

Apr 22, 2015 - 09:04:49

Pineapples! So very Hawaiian, and something I never even thought of! Very creative!

Apr 22, 2015 - 09:04:52
Brian King said:

Connie – I love your use of this patterned paper for your pineapples. Love it! Both of your projects are really great – looking forward to seeing you in Hawaii!

Apr 23, 2015 - 12:04:52
Ann Craig said:

That’s a very clever use of the paper Connie, but I also love the clean cut design with the pops of colour from the flowers – perfectly Hawaiian!

Apr 23, 2015 - 05:04:49
Louise Sharp said:

Genius! Pineapples are so ‘in’ right now Connie – great thinking. The DSP is perfect for it. So clever, I would have never of thought to do that. Your pineapples so cute too!
A great card and matching little favour, thanks for sharing Connie. Louise xo

Apr 23, 2015 - 05:04:32
Lucy said:

LOVE the card Connie. We were in Hawaii in the Fall and you are going to LOVE it…go to the Dole Plantation and have one of their delicious treats….the pineapple in Hawaii is INCREDIBLE!!! ENJOY the trip!

Apr 23, 2015 - 07:04:41

Great card Connie, I love your pineapples!! See you soon!

Apr 23, 2015 - 08:04:56
Dena Rekow said:

oh my gosh–so clever!! I absolutely love this idea!! Great card!

Apr 23, 2015 - 08:04:27

So clever! I LOVE your pineapples

Apr 23, 2015 - 08:04:51

Makes me want some pineapple now . See you soon 🙂
Dawn Griffith

Apr 23, 2015 - 01:04:48
Betty Button said:

Beautiful. This card makes me want some pineapple. Can’t wait to get to Hawaii.
See you there.

Apr 23, 2015 - 05:04:57

shut the front door! that DSP is perfect for pineapples! <3

Apr 24, 2015 - 01:04:17
Lisa Eaton said:

totally adorable!