Trend Watch – Pineapples

Do you have a favorite fruit? “Wait. Before you answer that, are you a fan of delicious flavor?” –Shawn Spencer, “psychic” private eye from the hit TV series Psych

Pineapples are kind of a big deal- not only can you find a pineapple hidden in every episode of the TV show Psych, today they are showing up everywhere, and the paper crafting world is no exception! They are such a cheery fruit. Hopefully these cards will help you to hang on to a bit of summer just a little while longer! In honor of the hidden pineapples of Psych, today’s post includes a few great quotes from Shawn and Gus. In the interest of not “being exactly half of an 11 pound Black Forest ham” … let’s get started!

Katie made a gorgeous card with watercolors with a great little sentiment. Her pink pineapple goes with the sentiment just perfectly!

What Makes You Different by Katie Gehring
What Makes You Different by Katie Gehring, courtesy Stamping Lightly

The background on Maureen’s card is so cool! I just love the stitched woodgrain look. The little bows on her pineapples are so cute.

Thanks by Maureen Merritt

Thanks by Maureen Merritt, courtesy Mama Mo Stamps

JJ used a sentiment from the Avery Elle set to create a background for her pineapple. I like how the vellum helps make the watercolored (or is that watercoloured? “I’ve heard it both ways.”) pineapple the centerpiece.

Hawaiian Pineapple by JJ Bolton

Hawaiian Pineapple by JJ Bolton, courtesy handmade cards by jj bolton

This little hula girl on Kay’s card is adorable. She’s got a welcoming pineapple outside her fantastic tiki hut! My Favorite Things recently came out with a die to cut out the tiki hut; so cool!

Warm Wishes by Kay Miller

Warm Wishes by Kay Miller, courtesy My Joyful Moments

Erin used the rock and roll technique (which she might have learned from ‘international rock icon Curt Smith, of Tears for Fears’) to produce the pineapple on her card. I love all of those happy green leaves on the top! She used the Pineapple Glasses set from Studio Calico, which allow you to add a cute face (and trendy bow tie!) to the already cute pineapple.

Hello by Erin Taylor

Hello by Erin Taylor, courtesy Erin Taylor Desgins

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Pineapple Glasses Stamp and Die set by Studio Calico

This cute little book by Kim is all ready for last summer’s memories to be added! It’s the perfect shape for those summer memories and certainly will get anyone’s interest when sitting on a coffee table (or on the dashboard of Burton Guster’s Blueberry!).

Hello Summer Book by Kim Watson

Hello Summer Book by Kim Watson, courtesy Kim Watson Design & Paper Crafts

Gina used a cut file from The Cut Shoppe and some watercolors to create this beautiful framed art. Wouldn’t this make an easy gift?

Prickly Pineapple Art by Gina Lideros

Prickly Pineapple Art by Gina Lideros, courtesy Gina Lideros Design, cut file courtesy The Cut Shoppe

Little B has some great craft products, including this pineapple washi tape and these pineapple 3D embellishments.

Little B Pineapple Washi Tape

Little B Washi Tape

Little B Dimensional Pineapple Stickers

Little B 3D Pineapple Stickers

Paper Smooches sells this great vacation set with a pineapple mixed drink with some fun sentiments.

Paper Smooches Get Outta Town Clear Stamps

Get Outta Town Clear Stamps by Paper Smooches

Thanks for sticking out this sweet, fruity post and for tolerating my Psych references! Hopefully you have some pineapples in your stash or have added some to your wish list! Did you know that pineapples can be used as a sign of welcome and hospitality? This tradition came about because pineapples were usually a part of ships returning from far off travels. (Thanks, Wikipedia!)

4 replies on “Trend Watch – Pineapples”

  1. LOVE the Little B pineapples and washi tape!!! SO cool!! Also the Prickly Pineapple art is pretty awesome!!! TFS!

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