Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration - Jessica Kaiser

Hello friends!

It's Designer Jessica here with my turn to share a new creation for MHKDesigns!  I always print off extra digis to keep in my stash for when I get the urge to color. This card was created from one of those moments!  Here is what I created:

I chose to feature the sentiment from a stamp set called "Various Vehicles" for my monthly creation! I really wanted to create a masculine card and I felt that focusing on the sentiment and adding the black glitter paper was a perfect match! I did a little water coloring effect over the sentiment and chose a "grass" patterned paper for the background! 

I hope you love this card. See ya next time!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Julie

Shake, shake, shake!  Hi, friends, it's Julie here today sharing some Christmas season inspiration in the form of a shaker card.  I always think they are so fun!

 I used MHKDesigns Deck The Halls digital stamp set for the holly and the sentiment.  The papers, also from MHKDesigns, are Simply Seasonal Digital Papers

Have you entered this month's MHKDesigns challenge yet?  It's anything goes, as long as you use an MHKDesigns image.  We're not quite 1/2 way through the month, so there's still plenty of time.  Check out the MHKDesigners & Friends Facebook Group, too, for even more inspiration. #mhkdesigns is now on Instagram, too!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Shawna

Hello All,

Summer is in full swing! So there is no better time than July to start thinking about Christmas. So here is my 'festive' card for today, enjoy!!

It is hard to believe that this card is using only one set. It is full of detail, charm, and the colors of Christmas.  The MHKDesigns Country Farm digi paper acts as a wash to the overlay crackled backdrop finish. 

MHKDesigns vintage images work so well with each other.
I invite you to check out her Etsy store and see for yourself
the versatility of stamp sets and the variety of digital papers we have to offer
This card is all wrapped in a pretty little bow!
I thought it was a nice touch for a whimsical card.
Another whimsical touch is the garland and gems draped on the card.
It adds a bit of sparkle and shine without being overbearing.
Perfect for Christmas.

The sentiment is colored with gray and silver colored pencil.
I like to use gray first because it allows the silver to shine more vibrantly. 

Since you are here, I encourage you to browse our blog and see more inventive ideas from our design team. It is our hope that you can play along with our monthly challenge. If not, just enjoy a bit of eye candy.

There is a lot more to discover at MHKDesigns Etsy Shop! Stop on over and see what we have to offer. It is certain to spark the imagination. So, thank you for stopping by and hope to see you soon. Take care and happy crafting.

Friday, July 7, 2017

MHK Designer Inspiration - Rocky

     This month we are celebrating all things seasonal so I have chosen to make a special tag for a special gift. For this tag I have used two image sets, Season's Greetings and Deck The Halls, along with a paper set Christmas Past.
     To begin I covered a tag with a paper from Christmas Past and coloured the edges, then printed the stocking from Deck The Halls and Father Christmas from Season's Greetings. The stocking I die cut tag shaped, coloured and then used embossing powder to decorate the edge. Father Christmas was die cut on a circle and mounted behind a die cut frame.
    Father Christmas was stuck flush on to the large tag but the small tag was stuck on using foam pads, making sure the holes lined up. To finish I have added ribbons, twine and a gold bell.

Season's Greetings
Deck the Halls

Christmas Past

     Don't forget our challenge gives you the chance to win some MHK Designs sets and you don't even have to use our images to enter, but of course we would love it if you did.
Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MHKDesigner Inspiration: Judy

It's my day to share a little inspiration here at

This month all of the designers are celebrating
"Christmas in July".

So let's get those Christmas projects started
if you haven't already because the holidays
will be here before you know it!

I created a card using

This is just one of many great Christmas/Holiday themed sets at

I started by printing the image twice. 
One was colored with markers and fussy cut.

Next I fussy cut the 2nd image and cut apart
the colored image. I adhered the colored image to the uncolored one
 to give a little dimension with some foam tape.

I chose a background paper, cut into a panel and double matted
with solid card stock and adhered to card base.
I added a die cut circle to back the image.
The sentiment was printed, cut, matted
and placed near the bottom of the card.
I added some pearls to finish.

I hope I've provided just a little motivation you need to get
started on your holiday cards!

Until next time
Happy Crafting!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July Challenge

Hi, friends!  Happy July!  Before we get started with this month's challenge, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in last month's release!  I appreciate your support, and the winners were announced yesterday, so make sure to check and see if you are one of them!

Our challenge runs from the 1st of the month until the last day of the month. Each month we will always have a photo inspiration so that anyone can play along, but if you use products from the MHKDesigns store, you can link up ANYTHING!  If you didn't catch it, yesterday I gave away a FREEBIE card front that you can use to play along this month, as well!

Here's this month's inspiration~

And here is our DT inspiration~

The prize for this challenge includes~

Link up below for your chance to win these products!  Make sure to review our challenge rules before you do to make sure you'll be eligible for the prize, first, though!  We can't wait to see what you create for us this month!  HUGS and happy {digital} stamping, all! :)