Saturday, July 30, 2016

Happy Birthday

Hello everyone,

I'm back today with a water colour birthday card.

I have been doing lots of water colouring lately and I have always loved embossed sentiments on a watercolour background.  So this is what I have for you today.

I used the Happy Moments stamp set and heat embossed the sentiments with white embossing powder.  The happy is directly on the watercolour panel and the birthday is on a piece of black card stock from my stash and cut it out with my scissors and popped it up with foam tape.

When I have a panel that is warped because of the water I add fun foam to the back so that I have a solid piece to help straighten the panel but this one was a bit harder to do.  I had to set something heavy on top of it overnight in order to get it so that it wasn't warping the card base.  Oh the troubles we go through to get a perfect card!  LoL!!

That's if for me today, thanks for stopping by.

Coralynn  :)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Graphic Card Design featuring Happy Moments

Happy Thursday, all!  It's Tara and for today's project I am sharing  a lovely example of some of the fun things you can do with all of those little images that come in your stamp sets.  Not only is the newly released Happy Moments stamp set a must have for all the amazing sentiments but it also has several really fun circle stamps that are all patterned with great graphic designs.  So I wanted to see what I could create using those extras!

I did a really fun and easy technique that is similar to emboss resist only even faster and easier!  If you stamp an image in VersaMark and then allow it to dry it will resist Distress Inks when you blend over the top - but not all the way!  Instead, you get a great lighter tone of the same color and it creates a really fun matte pattern that you can't really achieve with heat embossing.  I used several of the circles in the Happy Moments set for this technique and then used some stitched circle dies to cut out pieces of the patterned paper I'd created.

I then used a Next Level Embossing Folder from We R Memory Keepers to add some texture and dimension to my card base and to add to the graphic feel of the card.  A simple black and white sentiment helped to not distract from all the groovy patterns and colors!  All that was left was to add some sparkle with some sequins and this card is finished!

Thank you so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoyed this fun and funky card showcasing a neat way to use all the "extras" that come in your stamp sets.  Have a fabulous day and I'll see you next time!  Bye!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Sit. Stay. Heal

Hello!  It is Lisa here with you today and I am so happy to share this super cute and fun to color card that I've created with the new Get Well Critters Stamp set...

To create this card I started by stamping the dog, sentiment and bandaid border.  I then went in with various Copics and added the grass and sky, as well as colored in my images.  Next, I trimmed along the bottom edge of the bandaid border and popped my panel onto patterned paper, finishing it all off with a bow.  I just can't get enough of this set and the super cute sentiments that go with it!  To help my sentiment stand out in the grass I did go over the bottom of each letter with a white gel pen.

Thanks so much for stopping by, don't forget to share your creations using Mint Owl Studio Products on any of our social media accounts!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Party Like It's 1999

Good morning everyone! Welcome back to Mint Owl Studio's blog! It's Cassie here, and I've got a bright, fun card to share today.

Today's card uses mainly the 90s Party Set, but also makes use of the Class Act Set and the Happy Moments Set. Let's take a look at the card and then I'll get into the details!

I started by stamping the cassette tape all over a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 panel. I added the smaller shapes to fill in the open spaces. Then I turned on Netflix and went to town with my Copics! I chose bright, fun colors. Once everything was colored I added the artists to the labels. This was my favorite part! I personalized it, because it is going to a friend I've known forever. Let's just say we have a mutual love of The Backstreet Boys! Once I had that finished I die cut the piece of paper and put together a couple sentiments to create my own.

 This is where the Happy Moments set comes into play. I took the "you make me" sentiment and paired it with the 90s Party sentiment "party like it's 1999." I stamped and colored the pencil from the Class Act set and fussy cut it to put with the paper die.

I popped those up with some foam tape and bam! This fun throw back card was done! I just love putting stamp sets together to make one fun card.

That's all from me today! Be sure to check out the sets I mentioned and see what fun combinations you can come up with!

Have a great day!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Game Boy Shaker Card!! =)

Larissa here with you Today to share a SUPER FUN Shaker Card ! As soon as I saw the NEW 90's Party Stamp Set I KNEW I had to create a Shaker Card using the Game Boy Image!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this Stamp Set and I thought a Sentiment created with the NEW Happy Moments Stamp Set was the PERFECT finishing touch!! I also used the NEW Half Tone Stencil to create an AMAZING Layered background!! I used Candied Apple, then Pumice Stone and lastly Hickory Smoke!!  I really LOVE the way it makes the Game Boy Shaker POP!! I added some Wooden Embellishments and my Card was done!!
I hope you're feeling INSPIRED!!??
THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and don't forget to TAG Mint Owl Studios in ALL of your Social Media Posts as we LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you're Creating!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

90s Styled Birthday Card!! =)

HELLO and HAPPY Sunday!!
Larissa here with a FUN 90's Styled Birthday Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Images in the NEW 90s Party Stamp Set!! I wanted to use some Pastel Colors and then I Layered the Cassette Tape Images using Masking and I Watercolored them using my Distress Inks in Mustard Seed, Cracked Pistachio, Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar!! I used Antique Linen for the Cassette Bodies and then Hickory Smoke for the Tape!! I Stamped and Embossed Several Sentiments (A Pirate's LifeBeach Babes, Butterfly Kisses and Best Finfriends) and for the Cassettes creating a FUN Personalized Sentiment for the Card!! I added some Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and added some Lawn Fawn Merman Cardstock to make the Card Panel POP!! Hope this has INSPIRED you today!!??
We'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you create using the Mint Owl Studio Products so make sure you Tag us so we can see what you're Creating!! THANKS SO MUCH for stopping by and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Get Well Card Set

Hello everyone,

I am back with a couple of cards for you today.  If you read my last post, I'm trying to create more than one card so I made two.  I will soon work up to 4 or five soon!

I used the Get Well Critters and with white embossing powder, heat embossed the adorable Dino to created a background.  I then took distress ink and blended it around the edges and left the middle a bit lighter.

I used some black glitter spray and added splatters to the background for interest.  Then I cut out the banner from some ivory card dock and stamped the sentiment with black ink.  To finish off the card I added some enamel dots to the top right hand corner.

Here is the second card I created using the same techniques but with a different colour distress ink.  I also spritzed the card base with water droplets and wiped it away with a paper towel.  I did this for both cards.

I added the same banner and stamped the sentiment with black ink but instead of enamel dots to finish off the card, I used some natural twine that I added to the banner die cut.

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon!

Coralynn  :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

VIDEO: Prismacolors on Colored Card Stock featuring Happy Moments & Love for Mom

Hi there and happy Thursday!  It's Tara and today I want to share a new way to use your stamps with colored card stock. I feel like I've been creating a ton of really complicated stuff lately - shaker cards and lots of coloring and details and hours of work - so I wanted to just create a little card making zen with a nice, clean and simple design today.  And this new Happy Moments sentiment stamp set from the July release made it so easy!

First, I heat embossed the giant happy onto some blue card stock.  I love how many complimentary sentiments there are to pair with the happy in this set!  I heat embossed my small sentiments onto black card stock and trimmed them down to small strips.  Using Post-It tape I masked off the top of my card front and stamped the sweet daisy from the Love for Mom stamp set in white pigment ink.  Using the white ink allowed me to get a fun no-line coloring look when I used my white Prismacolor pencil to color in the petals.  I love how the white just pops on this beautiful blue card base!

Finally, I added some black splatters and dashed lines to tie in my black sentiment strips.  As always, I needed a few Sparkling Clear sequins to finish things off.  You gotta have some bling!  Then I rounded the bottom two corners of each card.  I love how simple and sweet these cards turned out!  They are just cheerful!  

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed this return to clean and simple card making!  I'll see you all next time!  Bye!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Happy Everything!!!

Hello!  It is Lisa here today with a super happy card that is also full of fun colors!  This card uses the new Happy Moments Stamp Set...

To create this card I took all of the fun circle images in this set and just laid them out on a white panel, with the help of my MISTI I was able to stamp them all at one time... have I mentioned how much I love that thing? I then looked around for some fun color combos and settled on this one.  So I flipped the panel over moved some of the circles around and stamped them in my next color, and I did this a third time until the whole panel was covered.  Next I stamped the happy onto colored yardstick and embossed it in clear, and just laid it across my card.  Finally I stamped the everything in a black ink and added some matching sequins to set the whole thing off.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Game Over!

Hi everyone and happy Tuesday! It's Cassie here, and I've got anther fun card for you. Today I get to showcase the 90s Party stamp set and the Half Tone Stencil from the newest Mint Owl Studio release! This set is such a blast from the past-and I love it!

Here's a look at the card:
I used the Gameboy and "my bad" sentiment to create a fun card that could be used as an apology card or simply a funny 'miss you' card. To start I used an ink blending tool to apply some aqua colored ink to a white stitched panel. Then I cut an inch out of the middle and cut another stitched panel out of a matching pool blue paper. Once those were glued down I started working on the Gameboy image.
I colored the Gameboy in using copics. I hand wrote the "game over" on the screen to go with the "my bad" sentiment. Then I added glossy accents to the screen and any of the buttons. To get my sentiment I heat embossed in silver onto some black card stock and cut it down.
I popped the Gameboy and the sentiment up with some foam adhesive and that was the end of the card! It's kind of simple, but works so well! I can't wait to make more cards with this set!
That's all for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this card. If you haven't checked out the newest Mint Owl Studio release yet be sure to do so!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

90's Party

Hello everyone,

We hope you had a chance to hop along with us for our July Release blog hop yesterday.  We had lots of fun creating all the fun projects for you.

My card today was created with the 90's Party stamp set and I have to say this brings back lots of memories.

I started with a piece of distress card stock stamped the pixel type stamped and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Then I used my distress inks to colour the background.

I then cut out the front panel out with a rectangle die along with another white piece of card stock with a larger rectangle die and adhered it to the card base and popped up the front panel with foam tape.

I stamped the cassette tape (Wow! I haven't said that in years.) with black ink and coloured it in with copics.  I got the idea from DT member Lisa as she wrote on her tape as well.  I remember doing this "back in the day" with my tapes too.  

I thought the tape needed something more behind it so I stamped and heat embossed some of the element stamps in the set and adhered them to the card.  I added popped up the tape and stamped the sentiment with black ink, added a few home made enamel dots and called it done. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, see you again soon.

Coralynn  :)

Friday, July 15, 2016



Welcome to our Release Day Blog Hop!  We are starting something new for release day's with this blog hop and we hope it gets you more excited for the new sets.  Make sure to hop along with our design team and leave comments on their blogs for your chance to win the entire new release!  All of the details are at the end of this post.

Hop Order:

We're also giving away the entire new release!  Want to know how to win?  All you have to do is comment on this blog and each of the blogs on the hop.  The winner will be randomly chosen from one of the blogs, so the more blogs you comment on, the better your chance is to win!  Good luck!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

INTRODUCTION: Get Well Critters


We are sharing the final new stamp set that is going to be in the shop tomorrow at 7 AM CST.  It's called Get Well Critters and it's one that you are going to be using non-stop!  These critters are so adorable and just waiting to be colored!  Add in the coordinating sentiment and you have one cute card to give to someone who is going through a rough time.

Hi, all!  It's Tara and I cannot tell you how much fun I had using this ADORABLE stamp set!!  This is most definitely my new favorite get well set of all time!  The sentiments paired with those too cute critters are just perfection!  

For my card I couldn't resist busting out my Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers and creating a hot pink T-Rex.  It just felt right.  And how adorable is that wee little box of tissues in his wee little arms??  I used Distress Inks to create a yellow ombre background and then used the Honeycomb Dot stencil and some teal embossing paste to add some texture to the background.  A little fussy cutting and this card was all done!

You're going to want to make sure you snag this amazing stamp set for your collection!  I just love it! Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again tomorrow for some release day blog hop fun!  Bye!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016



I'm a baby of the 90s, so it was essential that I created a stamp set inspired by the 90s.  When I was creating this, all I could think about was Saved By The Bell because I used to watch it every morning before going to school (the re-runs, of course).  I hope you love this set as much as I do and are excited about inking it up with bright neon colors.

Hi!!!!  It's Lisa here too, popping in with a fun card I've created with this set!  Now I must tell you when I first saw this stamp set I squealed and thought of two things... 1. neon colors, 2. I must make a Saved By the Bell background... so I did both!  ( Come on you totally watched that show every morning before leaving for school... wait, that was just me? bwahahaha! )  Check it out....

To create this card I started by randomly stamping with the two triangle images in bright blue, green and pink ink.  I then stamped the cassette on a separate yardstick and colored it in with my Prsmacolor Pencils.  I had to add a title with a pen too!  Then I stamped my sentiment on a flag, layered it all onto some polkadot patterned paper and threw on some matching sequins!  I can't wait to see what you will create when you get yours!

Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Hello! It's Cassie here with a fun card for you :)

Today starts the introductions to our new stamp sets for July!  We are so excited to share the new Happy Moments stamp set.  A great sentiment stamp set is always essential and this one works for so many different occasions!

I am going to be needing a ton of birthday cards coming up, so I was inspired to make one with this set. You could create some really fun patterns with the circle stamps, but today I used them in a different way. You're also getting an extra sneak peek today at a product coming soon to Mint Owl Studio-a die set! :D

This card is a super clean and simple card, and would work for a variety of different recipients! It's always good to have these on hand. I die cut a simple rectangle panel to do all of my work on. I made the candles by using the super sneaky peek die. I cut them out, used ink blending tools and my distress inks to give them fun colors, and inlaid them back into the panel. I used the stitched circle stamp and heat embossed it above each of the candles to make an abstract flame. I also added a little yellow ink inside to make them glow, and a black line for the wick.   
Then, using some VersaMark I stamped the large "happy" stamp and used gold embossing powered over it. I actually did that twice to make it pop a bit more, and to make it very crisp and defined. Next I stamped "wishing you a" and "birthday" above and below the happy.
Here's a close up of the candles. I really love the way this card turned out! I hope you guys do too! Thanks for stopping by to see the card I shared, and keep an eye out for more fun products this week!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Vibrant Jewel Toned Butterflies!! =)

Larissa here for my FIRST Mint Owl Studio Post and I'm SO EXCITED to share my VIBRANT Jewel Toned Butterfly Card with you today!! I started by Stamping and Embossing the Butterfly Images from the Mint Owl Studio Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set onto so Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper!! I Searched Pinterest for some Butterfly Images that I could use for my Colors and this is the Image I was INSPIRED by!! Don't you just LOVE LOVE LOVE the Vibrant Jewel Toned Colors!!?? I sure do!!   =)
I used my Distress Inks, but you could use ANY Color Medium you like to use to Color/Watercolor your Butterflies!! Then I wanted to make the Butterflies Sparkle and Shine so I coated them with a Spectrum Nior Clear Glitter Marker and then coated them in some WoW Super Fine Clear Embossing Powder!! SQUEAL!! I just LOVE the way they look in Real Life!!  I used a Black Gel Pen to Coat the Bodies and all the other Black Parts of my Butterflies and set it aside to dry!! Then I took the Border Image from the Mint Owl Studio Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set and Created the Background for my Butterflies/Card!! A Few Mint Owl Studio Sequins Finishes of the Design!! I HOPE you got INSPIRED today and THANKS SO MUCH For stopping by the Mint Owl Studio Blog today!! If you create something PLEASE Share it with us on Social Media using the #MintOwlStudio as we'd LOVE LOVE LOVE to see what you are Creating with the Mint Owl Studio Products!! WE CAN'T WAIT to see what you MAKE!!  =)


Sunday, July 10, 2016

New Design Team!


I am so excited to share the three ladies who will be joining our team starting with the release next week!  It was a tough decision going through all of the DT applications and I had to choose 3 ladies instead of the original 2 that I was looking for!  Thanks again to everyone that applied.  Without further ado, here are the new design team members that are going to inspire you in the coming months.


Hello… I am Chitra, I live in Chennai, India with my husband. I started card-making in 2012 when one day my friend asked me to make few thank you cards for her sons birthday party and I discovered the whole new to me world of card making. Later I started blogging so that I could join some challenges and now I love to blog and share my creations with others, it is my hope to inspire others and to keep learning, growing & creating.
I love to color, it doesn’t matter what coloring medium it is but it is simply relaxing for me. I enjoy creating bright, fun and simple designs and also I enjoy trying new techniques and styles… It is fun…


I have been a crafter since 2011. I started out my crafting journey with Close to my Heart.  I then discovered the crafting community and found out how supportive and encouraging everyone was and I am thankful to still be apart of it. I have a clean and simply (ish) style but sometimes like to mix it up and try something different. I've been with my hubby for 21 years and we have two beautiful girls, three dogs and two cats and sometimes the reason why I escape to my craft room!


I’ve been married to my best friend Adam for 11 years (this Fall), and we have two handsome boys, Beckett (9 yrs.) and Greyson ( 3 yrs.)!! We live on our Family Farm with an Entourage of Animals, and I enjoy EVERY aspect of living a Rural Life. I’m a Certified Surgical Technician, but I’m very blessed to be a stay-at-home mom. I enjoy crafting in every way, baking/cooking, gardening, singing, nature and taking photos. I’ve been a creative soul from birth!! I LOVE all of the inspiration and the creative people I’ve found/met online and through other events! I also LOVE to try new techniques and experiment with my supplies!! I look forward to inspiring you with the AMAZING Mint Owl Studio products!! I cannot even begin to explain how HONORED and EXCITED I am to have the opportunity to design with this AWESOME Design Team!! For More Info about my Designs you can Visit my Blog: