Stampin’ Up! Hip Hip Hooray Kit for a Cause!

This past weekend I hosted family visitors and we created 20 cards using the Stampin' Up! Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.

The cards were quick, easy and adorable.  They would make a great gift for a new stamper or to mass produce and have plenty of cards on hand.

The Hip Hip Hooray Kit includes everything you need:

* Cardstock and envelopes for 20 cards
* Twine, clips, and adhesive die-cut embellishments
* Three-piece Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set & clear stamp block
* Stampin Dimensionals
* Basic Gray Stampin? Spot (mini ink pads)
* Full-color instructional brochure


All 20 cards are now on their way to Cathy King, a member of my Stampin' Pretty Pals  Virtual Community, to be distributed for the Hope Notes program.   Per Cathy, the cards are signed by a cancer survivor and given to a newly diagnosed patient on their first day of treatment to let them know that they are not alone, they can get thru treatment and come out on the other end and they will be in the thoughts of the survivor.  I'm so excited to particpate in this program and the time preparing the cards was such fun as a family.

The kit includes stamps for the images above.  However, I opted to use several sentiments from Stampin' Up! Fabulous Phrases since they seemed more appropriate for this project.

For more details and easy on-line shopping of the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, click the image below!


  1. I used to make cards with a couple of friends and the cards would be donated Seattle Childrens Hospital for the kids and the families of kids… I am going to contact my local hospital to see if they have such a program like this or , or if they have any needs like this.
    thank you for the great idea!! and the reminder it is time to get involved in my community again… 🙂
    love the cards also… they are cute!

  2. Thanks so much for researching and sharing this valuable information; you are awesome!! I will definitely make some cards to donate, and will talk to some local breast cancer centers about providing cards to them. Thanks again!!!

  3. For those of you that have asked . . . thank you. Here’s more information on Hope Notes from Cathy:

    HOPE NOTES are handmade cards crafted by members of the Cancer Survivorship Community and volunteers of the Greenville Health System. Each beautiful card contains a handwritten note of encouragement from a cancer survivor and designed to be given to a newly diagnosed cancer patient on the day of their diagnosis, or first day of treatment. If anyone would like to talk about starting a program at their area hospital please contact Cathy King at [email protected] or by phone Daytime number 864-455-5115, evening number 864-963-1516.

    If you would like to contribute cards for the project they are greatly appreciated since approximately 100 cards are distributed each week to 7 locations of Cancer Treatment Centers in the upstate of South Carolina. Cards should be ?thinking of you? ?hello? or ?thoughts of you? in nature for both male and female. No religious sentiments or symbols. They should be left blank on the inside for the cancer survivor to write their sentiments. They can be mailed to Cathy King 300 Farming Creek Drive Simpsonville, SC 29680. Postage will be reimbursed if needed. Donations of supplies are also appreciated.

  4. Hi Casey . . . I havent forgotten about you. Im just working on getting the information you need! Hugs, M

  5. What a great photo and a great cause. Your husband looks like he’s a lot of fun and your family looks like they all had fun too!

  6. Ooo, how sweet MsMary , and the cards are so perfect for her !!!
    Tfs , your family all look so happy making them !!!
    Hugs and lots of love
    Frenchie ,

  7. I make up card kits for the Cancer program at a local hospital here also. It is so rewarding to see how they enjoy doing these cards and it takes their minds off of being sick for a short time. I think anyone can volunteer to do this and you can use up some of your old papers as well. Check at your local hospital and see if it is possible to have a class a few times a year, believe me I feel blessed that I can do this.

  8. Such a wonderful thing to do!!

  9. What a fun idea! Great work and live that they are going to encourage patients.

  10. Carol Carriveau

    What a fabulous and loving idea, Mary…how wonderful that you and family made these cards…such a great charity!

  11. Awesome presentation of your fabulous cards Mary. Would love all that sun shining in!
    Great cards for a great cause! Thanks so much for doing this! My Mom had both breast and ovarian cancer and the cards really do put a smile on not only the patient’s face but the family members faces too. So very nicely done!

  12. Nancy Farrell

    Very nice cards and program. I need to make some time to make some cards for donations. Thanks. 🙂

  13. Thank you, Nancy. Light fixture is by Murray Feiss. I have two of these drum style pendant lights over my island (a big old, Parisian sewing table, now island). Not only have I been remodeling my studio, Im doing most of the house. Ill try and get better pix soon to share. Im still working on the decor and want it looking perfect. Heres the link and information on the lights:

  14. Thank you, Catherine. I appreciate your comments so much! Isnt it amazing how paper crafting unites us worldwide!

  15. I would love to make cards to send to the Hope Notes program; would you please share details about the program (who to contact, mailing address, etc.)? We’ve made cards here in TX and we took them to an organization that gives cards to newly-diagnosed patients or those patients currently in the struggle, but I think making notes for survivors to send would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much.

  16. Hello. Today it is the first message which I leave you, indeed that makes only a few days that I am subscribed has your blog. First of all I want to congratulate you on all these beautiful things that to create you and to share on the blogosphere with us. Then I hold has to tell you a warm congratulations for the support which you bring has all these people reached(affected) the deepest. Thank you. Catherine a French girl who lives in Portugal.

  17. Cindie McDuffee

    Everyone looks like they are having /had so much fun, Mary. A joyous picture while creating for a worthy cause…..awesome!!!

  18. We had so much fun. My husband did very little (considering his pose) but was a good cheerleader!

  19. Wonderful way to give back! The cards are really cute too! Thanks for sharing!

  20. AWESOME AWESOME program…..We should campaign for every state to offer this program. LOVE this kit and think it’s the PERFECT kit for this program. PS – looks like Scott even joined in on the FUN. Thanks for sharing friend!

  21. I love this idea! Great to have house guests join in!
    Ok so I have a non carding question: where did you find that great ceiling light in your kitchen? I have been looking forever to find one like that. Thanks!!

  22. Cathy will truly appreciate the cards for Hope Notes and so will the patients who receive them. It’s fun to see how much you all enjoyed making all these cards together!

  23. WOW!! beautiful cards for such a worthy cause and it looks like you guys had a lot of fun making them. Love that picture Mary, I think your hubby is also having a great time. Thank you for sharing.

  24. As a cancer survivor, I love this idea!

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