Monday, December 21, 2015

Welcome Baby Girl


We shared Angel's baby boy card last week, so today we are going to sharing the baby girl version!  She used the Bundles Of Joy set to create a simple, yet adorable baby card.

I love using the smaller stamps to create my own backgrounds.  Angel heat embossed the hearts on the pink card base for a subtle look.  I also love how she curved the sentiment stamp along the edge of the circle die cut.  That's just one benefit of photopolymer stamps!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Happy Mail!


Dana created a fun (and bright) card using the Happy Mail stamp set.  I love how to red background pops!  She also colored the envelope to match the background.

This set is perfect for creating clean and simple cards.  How cute would this be if you created a set of these using a different color for each card?  It would make an awesome gift!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Welcome Baby

Hello, friends!

We have a card to share today by guest designer, Angel!  She used the Bundles of Joy set to create an adorable baby card.  I love how she heat embossed the flowers on the background in clear and then added the groups of dots.
She also added some black sequins that come in out Cloudy Day mix.  The sequin mixes are nice because you can pick out just one color or use them all together!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Monday, December 14, 2015

December Release!

Today is an exciting day as we are releasing 2 new stamp sets and 3 new sequin mixes!  First, let me introduce you to the Bundles of Joy stamp set.  This is an adorable set that can be used for baby cards, or you can use the wreath and banner for any occasion.

Check out this fun card using the Bundles of Joy stamp set by Guest Designer Dana!

The second new set is called Happy Mail.  It is perfect for making cards, tags, or decoration your envelopes.  This is a must-have set in your craft room!

Guest Designer Angel used the Happy Mail set to create a gorgeous card!

The first of the new sequin mixes is called Pink Petals.  It has light pink flowers, dark pink flowers, clear sequins, and clear tube beads.  Perfect for shaker cards!

The second mix of sequins is called Electric.  These sequins are truly electric with this bright colors and sparkle!

The final sequin mix is called Blue Blossoms.  It is the same as the Pink Petals mix except with blue flowers.  Still just as gorgeous and ready decorate your cards!

We are also adding some glassine bags to the shop.  These are perfect for adding in a special treat or cookies!  They measure 4 3/4" x 6 3/4."

I hope you enjoy this release as much as I do!


Friday, December 11, 2015

Bundles of Joy Sneak Peek

Welcome Everyone!

I am so excited to share the new Bundles of Joy stamp set with you today!  It includes 6 cute little critter babies all bundle up in their blankets.  There is also a floral weather and fun sentiments that fit inside the banner.  This set is a must-have and can be used for more than just baby cards.

Don't forget that these new releases will be available on Monday at 8 AM CST!  You don't want to miss out on these sets!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Happy Mail Sneak Peek

Hello Friends!

I'm here today to share the new Happy Mail stamp set!  I love to both give and receive cards in the mail and there is nothing better than when the envelope is pretty too.  This set has a ton of different images that you can use to decorate not only the envelopes, but also use on cards.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

The new release will hit the store on Monday at 8 AM CST.  Be ready to shop for your favorite new goodies!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

December Release Sneak Peek #1


We are getting ready for our December Release and are sharing a sneak peek of the 3 new sequin mixes. 

The first mix is called Blue Blossoms and it is gorgeous!  There is a combination of 2 different colors of flowers, clear sequins, and mini tube beads.  This mix is perfect for shaker cards!  The photo does not do the sequins justice.

The second sequin mix is called Electric and it is amazing!  I couldn't believe how gorgeous these sequins were when I saw them in person.  They are so shiny and beautiful!

The third and final mix is called Pink Petals and it is just like the Blue Blossoms, only with pink flowers.  I can't wait to show you the stamp set that coordinates with these sequin mixes!

The new release will be available in the shop next Monday, December 14th.  Make sure to join our Facebook Event for your chance to win one of the new sets!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

25 Tags of Christmas


I am so happy to be joining Tracey McNeely for her 25 Tags of Christmas!  If you haven't seen her blog, make sure to check it out for loads of tag inspiration.  I made 3 tags using each of our Christmas/Holiday stamps.  There is also a giveaway for a $25 gift certificate on Tracey's blog.  I invite you to go to her blog and enter!

I used the Stocking Peekers set to create this adorable tag with the mouse peeking over the edge.  I also paired it with the sentiment to say "Merry Christmouse."

This elephant from the Christmas Critters set is one of my favorite critters, so I had to include him on a tag.  I colored the image in with Copic Markers and I adhered it onto circle die cut that I made into a tag.

I wanted to keep this tag really simple so I heat embossed the snowman and sentiment from Snowmany Hugs onto a kraft tag.  I then adhered some Snowflake sequins and matted the tag onto a piece of red patterned paper.

Don't forget about our Black Friday sale that is going on now!  Use code FRIDAY15 to take 15% off your purchase.  The ever-popular Thoughts and Prayers set is back in stock, so pick up your set before it sells out again!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Black Friday Sale


I just wanted to pop in to let you know about our Black Friday Sale that is going on now through Friday.  Take 15% off your order with the code FRIDAY15.  Pick up some sets to make your Christmas cards or maybe pick up the popular Thoughts and Prayers set that is back in stock.

Make sure to stop back tomorrow for a special blog post with some fun Christmas tags!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Grand Opening Hop Winners!


I'm a little late in posting this, but I am here to announce the winners!  I had my sister randomly choose two people from the comments left on the hop videos.  Drumroll please....

The first winner is:

The second winner is:

Congratulations!  You both won a $15 gift certificate to the Mint Owl Studio shop! I sent you a message via YouTube, but please email me if you didn't receive it.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mint Owl Studio Grand Opening Video Hop


Welcome to the Mint Owl Studio Grand Opening Video Hop!  We've only been open a few months, but we are ready to celebrate!  Make sure to stop by all of the YouTube channels on the hop and leave a comment (comments must be on the video for each stop, not their blog).  Winners will be randomly chosen, so the more video's you comment on, the greater your chance of winning. 

There are also a limited amount of bundles in our shop for this special hop.

Snow Fun Bundle ($34.85):
 Thoughts Bundle ($30.60):

These bundles are very limited, so make sure you pick yours up quickly!  They are discounted 15%, which is a savings that doesn't happen very often!

Watch here || Watch on YouTube

I used the Ballet Love stamp set to create this adorable birthday card!  The background was done by blending Distress Inks.

I couldn't resist adding a few sequins from our Snowflake Mix to this card!

Full Hop:

Have fun on your hop and thank you for your support!


Friday, November 6, 2015

FREE Random Act of Kindness Printable


I'm sure most of you have seen the Share Handmade Kindness campaign by Jennifer McGuire, right? I wanted to create a free download to help inspire you to give back.  There is nothing more rewarding than helping to make someone smile.  Can you just picture yourself receiving a small random act of kindness from a friend or even a stranger?  It feels amazing!  Download this sheet of RAK printable's to add to your gift.  Need some ideas?

Here are a few:
-Leave coins in a Laundromat
-Make a treat for your neighbors
-Leave cookies for the mailman
-Leave money and popcorn at the Redbox machine
-Bring donuts to work
-Tip your server a little more than usual
-Give someone a book you think they would like

So many more examples that I know you can come up with!  Add this colorful printable to your RAK and it is sure to make a positive impact on the recipient.

Download the Printable's HERE:

Want to see what I did with these printable's?  I attached them to a little treat bag filled with candy to randomly give to people.  I might leave a couple with some teachers, give them to the local police officers, and maybe one to the librarian.  Share with your friends and help Spread Handmade Kindness!

Make sure to tag #mintowlstudioRAK on social media so I can see all of the kindness you are spreading!

November 2015 Release!


The 3 new stamp sets for November are now in the shop!  I am in love with each of them and I hope they win a spot in your heart as well.  Make sure to check our Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages for inspiration using these sets!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Happy Holidays with Tracie


Today we are sharing another card by guest designer Tracie!  She colored the critters from Stocking Peekers and made it look like they are peeking out from the window.  It looks like it is snowing in the background and I can just image it being cozy inside with the fire place on.

Her coloring is amazing and the color palette is gorgeous!  Thanks for taking the time to guest design, Tracie!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Happy Hedgehugs with Amy


We are back today with a second card by guest designer Amy.  Her card is a great example of how versatile the Christmas Critters stamp set is.  You don't have to just used them for Christmas cards!  This card would be perfect for Valentine's Day!  

The pink patterned paper and glittery pink hearts are the perfect touch for the punny sentiment.  I also like how the hedgehog is peeking out for the grass.  So adorable!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Meowy Christmas with Yukari


We are excited to share a second card by guest designer Yukari!  Her clean and simple style is amazing!  We are grateful that she took the time to design with our new stamps.  Thanks, Yukari!

She used the Stocking Peekers stamp set for her card.  The cute gray kitty is peeking out of the striped stocking.  I love how it is tied up with the twine bow and is decorated with the holly.  The white sentiment stands out against the black background.  A lovely card!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

BIG Christmas Wishes with Audrey


I am so excited to share this gorgeous card by guest designer Audrey!  She created an amazing scene using the Christmas Critters stamp set.  I cannot get over the detail in her coloring and how it makes the images come to life.

She added patterned to her presents using a white gel pen and stamped the sentiment in a stitched speech bubble.  So cute!  Thanks for taking the time to guest design with us, Audrey!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Warmest Wishes with Tracy

 Hi Friends!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and is ready for some MOS inspiration this week!  We love the Christmas Critters set and are sure you will too!  It's perfect for all of your holiday or winter cards.  
I watercolored the background with Distress Inks and colored in the images with Copic Markers.  Of course I had to add some Stickles to the trees and ground to look like snow.

The green polka dot background really ties the card together and brightens it up!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Set of Cards by Tracie


Today we are thrilled to share a set of cards made by guest designer Tracie!  She used the Stocking Peekers set to create her own backgrounds by stamping the images repeatedly.  What a clever idea!

I love how some of the fish are colored and some are black.  It draws your eye to the focal point.

These three mice are adorable peeking out from behind the die cut circle!

I love how she kept the main image in black and cream, but stamped a bold background.

These puppies are just the cutest!

How awesome would it be to give this set of cards as a gift?  Handmade and practical!

Thursday, October 15, 2015

BIG Christmas Wishes with Amy


We are rolling right along looking at all of the amazing cards by our guest designers!  Today, we are super excited to have designer Amy Kolling.  She used the Christmas Critters set to create an adorable Christmas card!  I just saw a post on social media that said there are 10 Mondays left until Christmas.  What?!?!?  Yes, that means you need to start on those Christmas cards ASAP!  Our Christmas Critters and Stocking Peekers sets are perfect!

I love how she colored the images and did a little bit of a Pointillism technique (yes, I took several Art History courses in college, lol!).  The red frame around the outside ties everything together because of the red Santa hat and red ribbon on the present.  So cute!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Happy Holidays with Yukari


Today we are excited to share a card made by Guest Designer Yukari!  She used the Stocking Peekers set to create this adorable card!

I love how the critters are each peeking out of the "window."  Her coloring is amazing with all of the little details on each animal and the color scheme of the card is so pretty!  We hope you enjoyed this card by Yukari and will join us tomorrow for a card by another fabulous guest designer!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Moo-velous Holiday Tag with Audrey

Hello Friends!

Today we are sharing an awesome gift tag by guest designer Audrey! She used the cow and presents from the  Christmas Critters set.  How super cute!

I love the way she colored the presents and added the white polka dots.  She also did an amazing job fussy cutting out the cow!  Make sure to come back tomorrow to see a fabulous card by another guest designer!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Happy Holidays with Tracy


I am happy to be back here today sharing more inspiration!  We have some amazing cards by special guest designers throughout the next couple of weeks.  I cannot wait to share them with you!  I created this card using the Stocking Peekers set.  This set is so fun and you will be amazed at all of the cards you can create with it!

I stamped the images and colored them in with Copic Markers.  These are so easy to color, so if coloring is not your thing, don't worry!  I then watercolored on the circle die cuts and adhered them onto the card.

I stamped the sentiment, added a twine bow around the stocking, and added a few Snowflake Mix sequins.