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My Mind's Eye - Hooray

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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Hooray cardOne 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!

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Hooray card - detail

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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Treat yourself cardI 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Treat yourself card - detailThe 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Party cardI 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Party card - detailThese 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Blow out the candles cardThe ephemera pack also features some cute tag elements. They make it so easy to put a card together.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Blow out the candles card - detailFor 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Fun times cardThis 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Fun times card - detailA little twine and a button finish off the look.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Happy birthday to you cardIt 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.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Happy birthday to you card - detailI added more rose gold accents to compliment the greeting.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Thank you cardAnd with all those birthday cards it’s nice to see there’s also a “Thank you!” greeting included in the die-cuts pack.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Thank you card - detail 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:

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Hello cardAnd another decorative tag as the background to my greeting.

My Mind's Eye - Hooray - Hello card - detail

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!

NAT

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2 Comments

  1. Claire

    Hooray for Nat’s cards – an explosion of colour and loveliness !

  2. Jo

    Oh so lovely Nat. Such beautiful colours and accents in this collection.