Tropical pineapple card using Papercraft Magazine Bonus Gift

Do you get a thrill when you see a new issue of your favorite crafting magazine?  I know I do when I see one with just ONE of the following extras: die, stamp, paper or embossing folder.  This particular issue had a bonus gift that is hard to beat - a set with dies, stamps and a mini embossing folder – offering all sorts of creative possibilities. 

The good news is that even if you don’t have this magazine or set, I found something very similar offered by Concord & 9th you can still get if you want to duplicate this design.  The link is at the bottom of this post.  You could substitute another embossing folder you own or leave that step out.

Here is the first card I made using several parts of the set.  I felt that it would make the cutest shaker card and am happy with how it turned out.  I divided the steps in sections to go with each part of the card and the order I went in.

Part A:  Steps for top layer of the card

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5” x 6.5”
  • Die cut the pineapple fruit piece with the Big Shot 3 times, evenly spaced apart.  (Saved one of the white pieces to use later for the sentiment frame) - I started with the die in the center position first.
  • Repeated the die cut process like above with a slightly smaller piece of white craft foam – thin craft foam may require two layers to allow enough space for your chosen filler– I used two layers of foam and glued them together.  I drew circles onto the foam so that I would be able to center the die correctly before cutting it.
  • Glued a piece of acetate to white cardstock using spray adhesive on the cardstock, then glued to the foam and put aside

The next picture shows where I marked the inside of the circle on the underlying piece of foam so I new where to place the die (the markings will be gone after cutting out those pieces)

Part B: Steps for preparing the shaker base layer

  • Cut a piece of white cardstock to 4.5” x 6.5”
  • Coated the lower half of the cardstock in Memento Dandelion ink (color) by dragging the ink pad across the paper (this will show through the cutouts created in Part A)
  • Stamped base of the pineapple in each of the 3 spots to align with the shaker windows with Memento Cantaloupe ink.  I used the Misti tool to help with alignment and to ensure I got a good impression

  • Filled Part A with sequins and glued on top of Part B so the shaker container was complete

Part C: Steps for preparing the card base

  • Cut and scored a 10” W x 7”H piece of heavy white cardstock to create an A6 (5” x 7”) card base
  • cut (4) 1” x 5” strips of white cardstock and embossed with the mini embossing folder to create a frame.  
  • Dragged two Memento ink colors (Dandelion & Canteloupe) randomly across the embossed strips which I later glued on as a frame on top of the base card

Part D:  Steps for creating the pineapple leaves
  • Stamped the solid leaf stamp in a darker green color (Memento Cottage Ivy) on top of die cut pieces
  • Added clear embossing powder and set with a heat tool
  • Die cut the leaves from green cardstock – 3X 

Final card assembly:
  • Attached the 1 x  5 colored strips around the 4 sides of the card base
  • Glued the entire shaker piece to the base card (Parts A+B+C) using a tape runner with double sided tape towards the bottom right hand edge because it looked best that way rather than centered
  • Glued on the pineapple leaf pieces (Part D) slightly overlapping the window
  • Glued on sentiment (see instructions below on how that part was put together)


Used one of the leftover white pineapple die cut pieces from Part A, stamped the “Thanks a bunch” sentiment in Versamark ink and heat embossed with green embossing powder (Recollections brand, color Pesto, which is sold at Michaels.  I inked in the Memento Cottage Ivy ink around the edge to give it some separation from the white.  Underneath this piece I added a small strip of paper across the corner that had been colored with the Memento Dandelion ink then embossed with the mini embossing folder.

And another photo of the lovely finished card!!!

I plan to experiment and make several versions of this design by stamping the other sentiments in the set on the acetate windows to get a different look.   

I have included links below for the supplies used for your convenience.  I personally paid for all the products used in this demonstration and am not compensated if you choose to make a purchase using these links.   If you are inspired because of my post, please do comment, share and pin away!!  

Thank you for visiting today and happy crafting!!


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