Hooray by My Mind's Eye!
One of the big releases I’ve been looking forward to this past month or so has been the brand new Hooray collection from My Mind’s Eye, so I couldn’t wait to grab it as soon as it came into the store here.
It features everything I love at the moment in papercrafting – plenty of versatile designs that can be used for different occasions, bright and cheery colours, stripes and polka dots galore, a fab set of journaling cards that are perfect for cardmaking as well as scrapping, great ephemera and embellishments, and a really great 6×6 pad with the paper patterns scaled down just right for card projects. 🙂
A real must-have collection for my wish list!
Here are the items that I used for my projects today:
I’ve mainly used the 6×6 pad for these cards, but some of the 12×12 designs work really well for larger card formats like 5×7 and when you want a bolder background.
One of my favourite designs in this collection is the diagonal stripe in these awesome colours! Alas it’s only in the 6×6 pad, if they’d have made a 12×12 sheet of it I’d have bought it in bulk, that’s for sure!
The sticker sheet for this collection, which is included in the collection kit, has this fun banner and cake – and the little rose gold stars which I added here and there.
I really went to town with this card – as soon as I saw that journaling card I knew I had to use it. Seriously if you’re a fan of Parks and Rec then how could you not? Tom and Donna’s “Treat yo’ self!” mantra is one I am sure many a crafter is familiar with. It’s a 5×7 card so I used 12×12 papers to create the background plus lots of ephemera and stickers.
The banners are from the sticker sheet and I added more gold stars for extra pop. To finish it all off I added a little die-cut bow to the balloon sticker and some enamel dots.
I used another 12×12 sheet for the background to this card. The other elements are all from the die-cut ephemera pack plus a couple of strips of paper from the 6×6 pad and another star sticker.
These circles are from the die-cut pack as well – I scored them in half before gluing them down so they pop out from the background. I love the pops of gold foil on the party hat and polka dot paper.
The ephemera pack also features some cute tag elements. They make it so easy to put a card together.
For the gold border between the paper designs I simply cut a thin strip of paper from the pink and gold striped paper pattern in the 6×6 pad.
This collection also includes a set of decorative tags that can be used for gifts as well as craft projects. I layered up various papers from the 6×6 pad here and used one of the long tags as a mat for the greeting from the die-cuts pack.
A little twine and a button finish off the look.
It was back to the ephemera pack for this card. I used a journaling card as the main background to the greeting and built the rest of the card around it with left-over strips of paper from the 6×6 pad.
I added more rose gold accents to compliment the greeting.
And with all those birthday cards it’s nice to see there’s also a “Thank you!” greeting included in the die-cuts pack.
I teamed it up with banners from the same pack and for a nice and simple background used the lovely Party Time 12×12 paper.
And finally, I made a little notelet card using a journaling card as background paper:
And another decorative tag as the background to my greeting.
Well that’s it for this month! It’s been very fun playing with this collection – so many lovely accents that can be used in lots of projects and the journaling cards can make for a very quick birthday card if you’re in urgent need of a card for someone. 🙂
Until next time, happy crafting!