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Stampin Friends- Anything Goes!

Hi there Stamping Friends,

Welcome to the June 2016 Blog Hop! Our theme this month is “Anything Goes”… I was excited with this theme as our new Stampin’ Up! 2016-17 Annual Catalog just launched on June 1st, so it’s the perfect opportunity to showcase all new stamps and products! I know a lot of our bloggers are demonstrators, can’t wait to see what they came up with this month. We have three guest hoppers this month, please visit their blogs and leave them some comments as well, and don’t forget we give away a mystery prize pack for one lucky winner each month, scroll to the bottom of this post to see the rules and then scroll all the way to the bottom to leave me a comment to be entered in this month’s give away!

June Guest Bloggers:

  1. Stacey Lane
  2. Barbara Welch and
  3. Angela Carter

pinedoorwelcomeDid you know that the pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies? The legend began with the sea captains of New England, who sailed among the Caribbean Islands and returned to the colonies bearing their cargo of fruits, spices and rum. According to the legend, the captain would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside his home to let his friends know of his safe return from sea. The pineapple was an invitation for them to visit, share his food and drink, and listen to tales of his voyage. As the tradition grew, colonial innkeepers added the pineapple to their signs and advertisements, and bedposts carved in the shape of a pineapple were a common sight at inns across New England. The legend has continued to the present, and frequently one sees the pineapple symbol in hotels and restaurants to signal the presence of hospitality.

As soon as I saw the Pineapple single stamp in the new catalog when I was at OnStage in April, I knew I had to have it, I just love it! It will be great for scrapbooking, card making, and home décor!  After playing with it and trying to ink the leaves in a different color, I realized I needed to cut this stamp into two pieces. Don’t be afraid!

This makes it a breeze to ink and stamp!

I wanted the pineapple to have some shading, so I made a stencil so I could apply soft suede ink just to the pineapple.

You can really control the sponging with a stencil in place.

Here’s my finished card, I used Delightful Dijon and Always Artichoke ink pads and then used memento black for my greeting.

Since the pineapple is a symbol of hospitality, what better decoration for this little gift bag for a new neighbor?

Super quick and easy projects for you, because gift giving and card sending can be sweet and simple- I need to remind myself that more often.


Don’t forget to comment to enter to win our Mystery Give-away, just scroll down to bottom where it says “Leave a Reply”! I would love to hear from you!




If you want to hop back to see Kathie’s project, just click the “previous” button:




Or, if you’re ready to go see what Melissa has come up with, just click the next button:





  1. Lynn Streifert<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  2. Carolina Evans

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used for both projects:

Well that’s it for today, thanks so much for stopping by to visit me! Have a wonderful day!

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~Lynn Streifert

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Now booking July and August! How about a Summer Stamp & Sip Party?  Workshops and Classes offered in your home or mine featuring: Project Life/Memory Keeping- aka scrapbooking, card making, paper crafting, Big Shot die cuts (by Sizzix), and a variety of 3D objects and gift items. Think of me for Birthday Parties, Kid Crafts, baby and bridal showers, weddings, and special anniversaries or parties where you need customized invitations or decorations!

91 thoughts on “Stampin Friends- Anything Goes!”

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  2. Great card and project Lynn. (really do like the card!) You certainly are a brave soul to cut the stamp in half. but the results came out beautiful.


  3. Not only did you give us a great card and gift bag but i also learned something about pineapples that i didn’t know already (besides the fact that they are delicious). Great idea about the cutting of the stamp also. Thanks for sharing.


  4. Wonderful, lovely projects! Going to cut my pineapple in half now too! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win a prize! #SFJuneHop


  5. I love how you cut the stamp in half so you could control the coloring better along with the mask.. I will be trying this. I also liked your little “history” lesson on the pineapple, I did not know this. Thank you. I love to learn new things.


  6. Thank you for sharing some of your stamping techniques. I would have never thought to make a stencil to add shading to a design. I love learning something new.

    After seeing the Thoughtful Banner Bundle, I know what I want for Christmas. Who am I kidding, I can’t wait that long. 🙂

    Great blog Lynn.


  7. #SFJuneHop Great card and gift bag…love the pineapple stamp! Clever thinking on cutting the stamp. Althought I would probably be too scared. lol! Thanks for sharing!


  8. #SFJuneHop
    Simple but classy way to make a card and gift bag. Nice idea to cut the stamp and also to cut out bottom of pineapple to use a a shading stencil. Thanks for sharing


  9. #SFJuneHop OMGosh!!!! I love that you cut your pineapple stamp because that is something that I would do too. I love your projects. I have been hesitant about getting the pineapple stamp, but now I think I just might get it. Thanks for your inspiration.


  10. Just added the pineapple stamp to my wishlist!
    Very clever to separate into 2 pieces
    Thanks for the chance to win


  11. I Love this Lynn!!!…..Being from Hawaii I am partial to this stamp set (hehehe),…..love the ideas!!! and ooohhh the idea of cutting the stamp—perfect!!! TFS!!!


  12. Thanks Lynn for all the knowledge on a pineapple. I have a idea that I would try with this stamp as a scrapbooker I would take the stem part cut some leaves to allow them to fold down and put pictures behind the fold down leaves and name it these are my little fruits.


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