Katie Wahn

Katie Wahn. Based in Westborough, MA, US.

  • 38 awards won
  • 683 comments made
  • 26479 votes cast

Awards

  • winner 7
  • editor pick 31

About Katie Wahn

Minted introduced me to the world of stationery and I've been hooked ever since. My passion lies in marrying old with new—creating something with both a vintage flair and a modern twist.

favorite designers

  • Cheer Up Press
  • annie clark
  • Paper Dahlia
  • Jody Wody
  • 2birdstone
  • Griffinbell Paper Co.

comments

Petra Kern on Jan 14 2015
Petra Kern
  • Minted Mar 7, 2013
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Hi Katie, thank you for your sweet, sweet comment, wish you a lot of luck!

Sara Hicks Malone on Jan 13 2015
Sara Hicks Malone
  • Minted Sep 18, 2011
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what a sweet comment - thank you Katie! You made my day. You have beautiful entries as well- all these challenges have gotten so hard! such amazing competition.

Nazia Hyder on Dec 18 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 23 Awards
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Hey Katie,I have a running poll for my Hello Baby design & I made a few changes as you suggested,please have a look at it whenever it is convenient for you. :) Thanks!

Nazia Hyder on Dec 17 2014
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
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Thankyou Katie for you beautiful comment on my Hello Baby design. You really made my day :)

Robin L. Andrews on Nov 19 2013
Robin L. Andrews
  • Minted Mar 21, 2013
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Hi Katie, you're welcome. The letterpress printing process is tricky, understanding how to use it well is throwing us all of our normal pace. I miss the use of the die-cut shapes for this challenge. Cheers, Robin

Jennifer Wick on Oct 14 2013
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Hey Katie, thank you SO much for the awesome comment. It really made my day!

Cheer Up Press on Oct 08 2013
Cheer Up Press
  • Minted Apr 25, 2008
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thanks Katie for your kind comments on my birth announcements. you are too sweet!

Anne Holmquist on Sep 17 2013
Anne Holmquist
  • Minted Feb 15, 2010
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Thank you Katie for the nice comment! It really made my day :)

Jennifer Wick on Aug 22 2013
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Hey Katie! Thank you for the huge help with my design! I'm so glad you pointed that out, because the design changed from my original idea, but I didn't realize it until you mentioned it. I think the design now needs to change to landscape, but can you just look at it to see if you like the text now? Thanks!!

Snow and Ivy on Jan 07 2013
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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lol, no - I don't think you killed it. I really like the new font, I don't think I've ever seen it before. I also liked emmascript too - it fit with the border so nicely. That design was such a puzzle - but I think you finished it up well. :)

Stacey Meacham on Dec 21 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
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Hey Katie, I hear ya. And typically yes it is frowned upon but I recently had the same dilemma with my boyish and girlie label designs because they are not simply alternate color ways of each other but some of the design elements (albeit small) are not identical. And I think in this particular challenge where the sex is such a big deal it would be ok. That's my 2 cents, hope it helps.

Angela Marzuki on Oct 08 2012
Angela Marzuki
  • Minted May 24, 2011
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I'm so behind on getting back to everyone but I just really wanted to say thank you for your sweet message Katie! I felt so nervous on video but it is so nice to know that others enjoyed seeing it. I always love seeing your work as you are so talented and your kind words really meant a lot to me!

Stacey Meacham on Sep 18 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
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Thanks Katie, I actually started that way on hollywood love story and planned on having that as one of the alternate colorways. I'll do one up and attach so people can see it :)

Jana Volfova on May 31 2012
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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Katie, you're so nice... thank you. I admire your work, so it means a lot to me. Your "Joyful Wreath" is in my top 10 favourites. Best of luck. :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 08 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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Thanks right back! :)

Kim Dietrich Elam on May 08 2012
Kim Dietrich Elam
  • Minted Feb 10, 2011
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Hey, Katie - glad to see you as the featured Mintie on the homepage!

chocomocacino on Apr 24 2012
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
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Thanks Katie! Can't wait for your beautiful submissions as well!

Debb W on Mar 10 2012
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
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Hi Katie, i'm a little late, but i guess it is never too late to say congratulations on your notebook win! Love your creations!

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 28 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
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  • 12130 Votes cast

congrats on your wins, Katie... such a pretty notebook!

Alethea and Ruth on Feb 27 2012
Alethea and Ruth
  • Minted Sep 18, 2010
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congrats on your notebook wins - i love the soft bouquet design!

Heather Francisco on Feb 27 2012
Heather Francisco
  • Minted Sep 6, 2011
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Congrats on your lovely win! :D

Bleu Collar Paperie on Feb 03 2012
Bleu Collar Paperie
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
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Congrats on your wins, Katie! Loved those submissions! :)

Stacey Meacham on Feb 02 2012
Stacey Meacham
  • Minted Sep 3, 2011
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2 wins, yeah! Congrats.

Paper Rose on Jan 21 2012
Paper Rose
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
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  • 978 Votes cast

Thanks Katie, you are so kind, thanks for the comment on my whimsy award! Best wishes for all your beautiful designs in 2012 :)

Paper Rose on Nov 15 2011
Paper Rose
  • Minted Oct 6, 2009
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Hi Katie, thanks so much for your help with my 'happily ever after' print. I'll have a play around today and see how I go with that crazy bow! hehe

Bleu Collar Paperie on Oct 15 2011
Bleu Collar Paperie
  • Minted Dec 10, 2010
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Hi Katie! Thanks so much for your kind comment on my "forevergreen" design for the Head Over Heels challenge. It means a lot to hear from someone who's got some awards under her belt! I admire your design style - it's cool and refined. I especially like the "thoughtful" illustration you submitted for the Chronicle Books challenge - it's so unique! :)

Erin Pescetto on Sep 30 2011
Erin Pescetto
  • Minted Dec 1, 2010
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I'd love for you to check out my latest update to Straight Shooter! Your advice really helped, I think I was overthinking it! Let me know what you think. Thanks!!!

Snow and Ivy on Sep 13 2011
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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thanks so much Katie!!

chocomocacino on Jun 20 2011
chocomocacino
  • Minted Feb 23, 2010
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hi katie thankss!! hmmm yeahh have u tried without lines??? i dunnoo how it looks but the bottom design is so pretty... thought keep it simple on the pic?

Jill Means on May 24 2011
Jill Means
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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Katie: that's cool that your design was featured on the blog!

Paper Dahlia on Apr 14 2011
Paper Dahlia
  • Minted Jun 28, 2008
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Thanks, Katie! I really appreciate your kind words... it really means a lot to me! :)

Jennifer Wick on Apr 12 2011
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Thanks so much Katie! I hope we can have a PHila Mintie meet up some day so I can meet you and any other PA designers ; )

Jennifer Wick on Dec 14 2010
Jennifer Wick
  • Minted Sep 2, 2010
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Katie, thank you so much for the helpful advice with my design - I was stuck, and you were able to see what wasn't working : ) I toured your website, and your work is spectacular! Thanks again!

Gwendolyn on Dec 01 2010
Gwendolyn
  • Minted Dec 1, 2010
  • 12 Comments made
  • 30 Votes cast

Hi Katie! Thank you for your comment I appreciate it. Love what you are up to!

Laura Hankins on Nov 28 2010
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
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I'm clogging up your message area, but wanted to thank you for the kind words- I really appreciate it! :)

Jana Volfova on Nov 24 2010
Jana Volfova
  • Minted May 11, 2010
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Thank you Katie! :)

Laura Hankins on Nov 13 2010
Laura Hankins
  • Minted Aug 13, 2008
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Thank you so much for the sweet comment Katie!

Laura Hankins on Nov 05 2010
Laura Hankins
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Congrats on TWO designs in the top ten- awesome!!

Marabou Design on Nov 05 2010
Marabou Design
  • Minted Jan 18, 2009
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Congratulations Katie! Cupid's Arrow was one of my favorite designs in the minibook challenge.

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Nov 04 2010
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
  • Minted Jan 20, 2010
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Congrats Katie, WOO HOO two designs in the top ten... way to go :D

Jana Volfova on Oct 23 2010
Jana Volfova
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Katie, thank you for your comment (re: simple waves)! So sweet of you. Last night when I uploaded the last version I was wondering if I should even bother...hahaha

Paper Dahlia on Oct 04 2010
Paper Dahlia
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Sorry to make you worry! ;) I've just always been told that a design should be well within the .25" safety zone. When a design is trimmed the cutter margin is usually .125" so if your border is only .125" then it could be a problem. I've also had borders in the safety zone that were trimmed slightly off and made the piece unusable, so that's why I try not to use them.

Paper Dahlia on Oct 04 2010
Paper Dahlia
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Hi Katie! No problem... .25" or larger is best and it should be well within the .25" safety zone. Personally I try to stay away from borders because there is too much room for error when it's trimmed. Really like your designs, btw. :)

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Oct 03 2010
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Thanks Katie for your sweet comments.. I can't wait to see your designs :)

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Sep 26 2010
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Hi Katie... yeah I guess it would be a far trip to NYC. Hopefully you can make it... I love to meet you.

Yolanda Mariak Chendak on Sep 25 2010
Yolanda Mariak Chendak
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Hi Katie... are you going to the NYC meet up? BTW... your minibook submissions were awesome :)

Betta on Sep 22 2010
Betta
  • Minted Sep 9, 2009
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Thanks for your comments on Carnival. I created a new version of it, Marquee, and am now torn between the two. I've come to realize that stationery design is a lot more challenging than it looks!

Snow and Ivy on Jun 12 2010
Snow and Ivy
  • Minted Mar 7, 2010
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Hi Katie! Thanks for leaving the comment on my site - always excited to get positive feedback as well :) You have such a great style, I can't wait to see what you come up with next!