New Years Cards

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Can you believe it’s April and I’m designing New Year’s Cards for 2016 already?! I just moved cross-country (from Cali to Philly) and haven’t even settled in yet, so I was really not ready for the holiday design season! But, I did find some last-minute inspiration and came up with a few entries to submit to Minted’s New Year’s challenge. Voting is now open for this contest until Monday, May 4th at 10am (Pacific Time). You can help me out by rating my designs on the gallery challenge page or just click on the links below. 🙂  Best Year Ever! by Hooray Creative for Newly Wedded by Hooray Creative for Geometric Year by Hooray Creative for Wall Paint by Hooray Creative for  Stripes Forever by Hooray Creative for 3 Cheers! by Hooray Creative for Condensed Type by Hooray Creative for Customers, fans and designers all vote in the challenge and by participating, you too can help Minted decide what to sell in their 2016 New Year’s Card assortment. Please vote on my designs and rate some of the other entries in the competition as well. Thanks for checking out my work! 🙂  

Save the Date Cards for Minted

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Things have been really busy in my little corner of the world, but I was determined to set aside 2 days to focus solely on designing cards for Minted’s One True Love Save the Date Challenge. So, not as much time as I would have liked, but hoping a couple of these entries resonate with fans and customers. Voting for this contest is open until Friday, September 26 at 9am PT and you can start rating my designs on this challenge page or just click on the links below. (You can also blind vote on this page right here).  Please try and rate 50 designs or more in the challenge to keep voting fair for all. As always, thanks for checking out my work!                             FYI: Some designs are intended to be stamped with real gold, silver or rose gold foil.

Non-photo Holiday Card Entries

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I entered several designs into Minted’s Good Tidings Non-photo Holiday Card Challenge! There’s still time to vote on entries and help the folks over at Minted decide what to include in this year’s holiday card assortment. Check out my designs below or get voting on this challenge page right here. As always, thanks for checking out my work! 🙂 Merry and Gold   Wonderful Time of Year   Pine and Berry   Elegant Wreath   Flurries   Holly Berry Joy  

Father’s Day Greeting Card

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Minted recently announced special awards for their So Special Greeting Card Challenge Special Prize Winners. I was completely taken by surprise when I learned my Dad Diagram greeting card won “Best Father’s Day” card. Woohoo! Check out Minted’s post about the rest of the greeting card award winners on their design blog, Julep. Dad Diagram greeting card by Hooray Creative on  

Personal Stationery Challenge

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It’s that time again! Voting is now open for Minted’s Quickfire Stationery Gifts Challenge. Personal stationery  makes a great gift and I’d love to have a few designs for sale on for the holiday shopping season. Show your support by clicking on the image links below and rate my designs on a scale of 1-5. High scores preferred! 😉 STATIONERY FOR THE LADIES: Handpainted Botanicals Chic Monogram Modern Geometry Copper Vintage Bird Watercolor Stripes Blooming Growing Vines Abstract Floral FOR THE MEN: Metropolitan Man Fancy Man Highlighter Anchor Illustrated Bold Chevrons …AND A FEW FOR THE KIDDOS: In the Clouds Hello Around the World Garden Vintage Race Car Handdrawn Hello As you can see from the variety of my designs, I tried a lot of different approaches in hopes of hitting on a fresh idea. Some of entries are more successful that others, but I think there’s something for everyone. If you have a favorite, feel free to leave a comment or feedback. Thanks for looking at my work!!

Calendar Challenge

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Here are my entries in Minted’s calendar challenge. These calendars feature your photos and allow for personalized text on each month. Pastel Stripes calendar by Hooray Creative for Handpainted Pattern calendar by Hooray Creative for Watercolor Brush calendar by Hooray Creative for Modern Stripes calendar by Hooray Creative for

The Big Holiday Card Challenge

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As most of you know, I design stationery part-time and enter Minted design challenges whenever I can. Every year they host a competition in search of the best and freshest holiday photo card designs. It is the mother of all challenges and the truly talented designers are handsomely rewarded with big cash prizes!  The holiday card challenge grows bigger and more competitive each year, as new designers join the Minted community. There are 3348 entries this time around and many of the designs are AH-MAAAZ-ING! I put my best foot forward and submitted 25 designs to the competition. I had fun experimenting with different styles, typography and illustration. The stakes are high for this challenge, so I would be forever grateful if you could help me out and vote on my entries. Voting is open until June 24th and my designs can be found at the links below. You can rate designs on a scale of 1-5 and Minted sells many of the high-scoring designs. I love 5’s of course! To keep the voting system as fair as possible, Minted asks that you try and vote on some of the other designers’ entries as well right here . Thank you … Read More

Holiday Party Invitations

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I recently entered a few designs into Minted’s Holiday Party Invitation Challenge. I pulled these designs together rather quickly, but I was pretty happy with the outcome of my “Modern Botanicals” party invite (pictured below). Voting is still open for this challenge right here, so feel free to go rate some designs. I love high scores! ; ) Modern Botanicals holiday party invitation by Hooray Creative Modern Winter inspiration board curated by Hooray Creative for …and here’s all of my holiday party entries for Minted.  top left to bottom right: Cheers & Sparkle, Modern Botanicals, Fireworks, Chic Martini, Holiday Soiree. All designs by Hooray Creative

Minibooks for Minted

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I’m super excited to have 3 minibooks now available for sale on I originally entered several designs into Minted’s Lifestages Minibook Challenge and came out with 2 editor’s picks and a winner. My Tropical Date minibook took 15th place – woohoo! This particular design was inspired by the tropical destination wedding I have always wanted. The minibook is an exclusive Minted product – a unique card format with chic grommet binding and tabbed pages. The minibooks I have for sale are intended to be used as wedding invitations or save the dates with fully customizable text and photos. I have also designed matching respond cards, thank you cards, skinnywrap labels and envelope liners that can be purchased in addition to my minibooks on Tropical Date minibook cards by Hooray Creative, available for sale on Modern Union minibook cards by Hooray Creative, available for sale on Watercolor Love minibook cards by Hooray Creative, available for sale on   Tropical Date minibook Tropical Date, matching skinnywrap label and envelope liner For anyone unfamiliar, Minted is a global community of independent designers and online retailer of fine paper goods, including stationery, party décor, art prints and much more. Minted … Read More