Well I am crawling out from under the work-related rock I've been existing in for the past 10 days or so as the light is finally shining at the end of the tunnel for the project I am currently working on! Hooray!
It also means I really need to catch up with sharing my Hey Little Magpie projects from the summer. Where on earth has the time flown to?
So anyway, back in August I had opportunity to craft away with the fantastic Hooray collection from My Mind's Eye. It's a lovely line and packed full of fun colours and designs that work great together and will also nicely integrate into my other stash for future card projects.
The full details can be found here on the Hey Little Magpie blog.
So on with the photos!
Paper and tag: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Die: Simon Says Stamp
I admit it, I have a real think for stripes, especially rainbow stripes! I am so glad there's a line out there catering to us rainbow stripe addicts. :)
I mean look at the beauty that is that striped diagonal rainbow of lushness, so glad it's included in the 6x6 pad and there are two sheets to use up!
Paper, stickers, and ephemera: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Other: 3D foam tape, sewing machine
The stickers in this line are just the perfect size for stand-out card projects. How cute is this banner?
Another stand-out feature is the rose gold foiling.
Paper and tags: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Other: button, twine
The tags in the tag pack also feature this lovely foiling, plus they are great layered up - just add a button and some twine and you're good to go. :)
Paper, ephemera, and sticker: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Other: button, twine, sewing machine, 3D foam tape
There are also bold stripes of colour in the 6x6 pad that I just love paired up with with the dots and "Party!" background. I also couldn't resist adding a fringe of that diagonal stripe paper rather than throw a scrap away...
Paper, ephemera, and stickers: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Other: 3D foam tape
I used the fab sunburst-style 12x12 paper for this card - so effective! Love it paired up with all the party ephemera. I finished it off with dots of paper from the ephemera pack that I scored so they would pop out more.
Paper, ephemera, stickers, journaling card: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Die: Mama Elephant, Lil' Inker Designs
Other: twine, 3D foam tape, enamel dots
Well what is there to say about this card, other than it looks like I threw every item imaginable at it! But hey, when it comes to birthdays go large or go home! Also I was definitely channelling Tom and Donna from Parks and Rec! Treat yo' self! :D
Paper, sticker, and journaling card: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Dies: PTI, Neat and Tangled, Mama Elephant
Other: 3D foam tape
I used a journaling card as the background for my greeting on this card - just love that candle design. And once again my Neat and Tangled die set for scored shapes came in nice and handy for adding a few little finishing touches.
And last but not least...
Paper, stickers, ephemera, and tag: My Mind's Eye - Hooray
Other: 3D foam tape, twine, enamel dot
It's great that this collection also includes some nice elements for sending thank you cards. I went to town with my remaining banner elements from the ephemera pack for this last card.
So all in all, lots of crafting fun to be had. I'll definitely be reaching for this collection again when needing to top up my birthday card stockpile!