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!
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.
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.
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 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:
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!