Sister Stamps Release & Exciting Stamp Club Info!

Today marks the debut and 1st Release of Sister Stamps!!! Everyone who placed their pre-order for pick-up, please stop by the store, we open at 10am. We have limited quantities in stock after all the pre-orders have been filled, so hurry in to take advantage of the 10% off special that expires on July 5th or while supplies last.
We are so excited to be supporting a fellow crafter and small business owner. Jenny, Denise and their team have really worked hard in making this debut a big success. As a retailer, we really appreciate the "extra mile" you took in making us samples and thank you gifts for our customers. Here at Pineapple Cove, we want to wish you great success and can't wait for the next release scheduled for September.

This leads me to an exciting new program that we are launching called the Cove Stamp Club! We all love stamps....so why not get rewarded for buying what you love? We are launching this program with the release of Sister Stamps. Here are the details:

  • Purchase your Sister Stamps either on our webstore or at our Kahala Mall retail location.
  • When you've purchased 12 Sister Stamps, you will receive the next Sister Stamp FREE!
Who doesn't love FREE stuff!?! Easy right....? To join, all we need is your name & email address. We will keep track of your Sister Stamp purchases via our database. All pre-orders qualify and automatically enroll you in our Cove Stamp Club.

To join the Cove Stamp Club, simply email us at info@pineapplecovedesigns.com.

Happy Crafting!


Sale Extended!

Due to the great response we've received, we will be extending the Sale for the following items:

Sister Stamps - 10% OFF
Expires 7/5/2011
All Sales Final

1st order sold out in 2 days!
Re-order is arriving on the 30th, so everyone who has placed a pre-order can stop by the store to pick-up their stamps on Friday July 1st. Mail orders are shipped and on their way.

PSA Self Inking Stamps - 40% Off + $5 shipping
Expires July 15
All Sales Final
Personalized address stamps with interchangeable centers & outer ring. Stamp with style - you're not stuck with just one stamp.


Kiyomi Pre-Order - SOLD OUT!

Wow!!! We've received GREAT response for the new line of stamps by Sister Stamps LLC, releasing on July 1st. So great that the pre-order amount on Kiyomi has SOLD OUT!!

Don't worry, you are still able to take advantage of the pre-order 10% off special on our Pineapple Cove webstore. We've decided to extend the special until July 30th!

Just be aware that any order for Kiyomi from 7/23 6:00pm PST will not be available until after the release date. Don't have an exact ETA yet on when it will be available, but hopefully within a few weeks after July 1st. Will keep you posted with more information as it becomes available.

So HURRY and pre-order your Mei Lin & Mei Li stamps because there's very limited quantities left if you want to get your hands on these when our order gets filled on July 1st.


New Stamp Company : Sister Stamps LLC

We're SO EXCITED to introduce a NEW stamp line that we'll be carrying here at Pineapple Cove called Sister Stamps LLC! You're probably familiar with the creative and adorable work of Jenny Sakamoto from Hilo...she's the creative mind behind crazyforpaper.blogspot.com. She's partnered up with her sister who is a freelance artist living in Milan, Italy to design adorable stamps that we will debut here on July 1, 2011!!!

The stamps are made of rubber, with cling foam backing that you can use with any acrylic block. They measure approximately 2-1/2" x 3". The debut release will include the following 3 Asian girls:


There's been a need for kawaii asian stamps...the selection available today has been very limiting. What a great venture for Jenny & her sister, and the best part is that we are supporting fellow local business owners. As our loyal customers, we would like to offer you a PRE-ORDER special for the first release of Sister Stamps, available at Pineapple Cove on July 1, 2011. Receive 10% OFF of these adorable stamps when you pre-order by June 27th!

Simply order via our webstore by clicking HERE. The 10% off is already reflected on the website. Should you have any questions or need any assistance ordering online, simply give me a call at 808.735.3553. You can also order in-store if you prefer.

Congratulations again Jenny & Denise! Can't wait to see more!!


Sew Easy & Yo Yo Maker

I finally got a chance to play with my Sew Easy tool and Flower Yo-Yo Maker that have been HOT sellers here at Pineapple Cove!

Here's the card I came up with. Simple and clean.

The leaves were made using the Sew Easy tool with the large Vine piercing head. I LOVED how they turned out. The holes that were pierced by the tool made it SEW easy to bamboo stitch the vines and loop stitch the leaves. I also loved the fact that I was able to swirl the tool along my paper to create the crooked vines.

Hand stitching the vines brought back so many memories of my grandmother. She taught my sister and I how to embroider when we were in elementary school. We each got a set of floss which she braided into a rope so we could easily pull out the colors we needed. She then sketched some vines, leaves and flowers onto a pillow case for our first project. I LOVED it!!! I know I have the pillow case tucked away somewhere for keepsake...miss you Grandma!

The fabric flowers here were made with the Flower Yo Yo maker in size small. I just took a few scraps of fabric and followed the instructions that come with the tool to make these adorable fabric flowers. I thought they added a nice touch to the hand stitched vines. Next project...I hope to use the flower and butterfly yo yo's to make some hair clips.


Flip Flop Kit

Sharing another adorable and "alternative" use for the plastic tubes (courtesy of Amy Crockett).

Have a spa party with the girlfriends and give them these adorable manicure sets as favors.


Sizzling HOT Summer Special on PSA Stamps!

We're kicking off summer with a Sizzing HOT Summer Special on PSA self inking custom stamps!

Order today and save 40% off!!

Regular price: $49.99
Summer Special: $30 (*plus tax for HI residents and flat $5 shipping per stamp design)

Click HERE to view the 40 designs and place your order today! Offer ends June 23, 2011


Army Birthday Tubes

These food safe candy tubes are so fun & versatile for any occasion! I'm sharing here some Army themed tubes designed by Tessa Buys.

Do you recognize those green mints inside the tubes? These are larger than the M&M candy stix bags, so you have a wider selection of treats to fill them with.

With some punches and die cuts, you can customize your tubes for all occasions!


Sew Easy Tips & Tricks - Downloads

Now that you've seen how easy it is to add stitching to your paper craft projects with the Sew Easy tool by We R Memory Keepers, here are a few handy documents for you to download:

Sew Easy Tips & Tricks

Sew Easy Stitching Guide

Sew Easy Tips & Tricks - Part 3

One of the many benefits of Sew Easy is that you are not limited to piercing in a straight line. It's a freeform tool, which allows you to make curves, waves and even circles.

Circles!?! I've always wondered how this was achieved and was so excited to stumble upon Kim Dellow's blog where she explained how it's done. Thanks Kim!!

Please visit Kim's blog to see her tutorial on making circles with your Sew Easy!

This concludes our mini series on the tips & tricks we found useful, hope you enjoyed it!!


Sew Easy Tips & Tricks - Part 2

Here are some "basics" on getting the most out of your Sew Easy!

Before you can start piercing, it's important to have the right Piercing Mat:

  • You need a firm but soft base like foam to allow the piercing tool to pierce holes through your paper easily.
  • If your mat is too hard, the paper will crumple, as there is no "give"
  • The Sew Easy Piercing Mat is ideal to use, but I've had success with using a soft mouse pad too
Now that you have your tools in hand, let's talk about paper:


We R Memory Keepers recommend that you use "paper or light card" weight with the Sew Easy tool. With a little practice, you are able to pierce through thicker cardstock weight like Bazzill Basics using the following technique:

  • You will want to keep the edge of the pierce head parallel to your paper like the illustration below. If you don't keep it parallel, your pressure will not be even, which will result in crumpled paper.

  • If you are using thicker cardstock, push the Sew Easy tool along steadily and firmly. If you roll too quickly, the holes won't pierce through, but you will still get some indentations that you can easily go through with a straight pick piercing tool.
  • When pushing downward, use your elbows and not just your finger. You won't get enough pressure with just your finger, and it will help minimize the paper/cardstock from shifting and crumpling.
  • Lastly, thread up your needle with floss and stitch away!
Tomorrow's post will feature how to use your Sew Easy tool to make a circle!


Sew Easy Tips & Tricks - Part 1

We've been anxiously awaiting for the new Sew Easy piercing heads to arrive - now that the collection is complete with 8 NEW larger piercing heads and 12 NEW floss, we will be providing some tips and tricks over the next few days from our own personal experience to help you get the most out of your Sew Easy!

Those of you who are unfamiliar with Sew Easy, it's a HOT tool by WE R Memory Keepers (the creators of some of my favorite tools, Crop-a-Dile, & Corner Chomper). This little gadget allows you to add beautiful stitching in different designs to your paper crafting projects without having to own a sewing machine. Here are some of the other reasons why I love it!

  • Don't have to own or take out your bulky sewing machine!!
  • Saves you a lot of time from manually piercing holes
  • Flexible in allowing you to pierce straight lines or curvy lines
  • Lots of variety of shapes in each piercing head (has at least 3 different styles of stitching per head) with over 15 piercing heads to choose from!
  • Adds variety & texture to your paper crafting projects
  • Very affordable!!!
Here are just a sample of some of the designs you can get with the Sew Easy tool.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's post where we will give you some tips on cardstock, piercing mats & how to's.