Adult Party Decor Challenge Special Prize Winners

By Madeline Paymer, Minted Community Team

In the Adult Party Decor challenge, we asked the Minted Community to design party decor for sophisticated soirées and other special occasions. We werre looking for a cool, modern, grown-up sense of style, and designers delivered! The winning designs below each stood out in one of our special prize categories. Congratulations, winners!

The Professional Award for the suite that is perfect for a suit-and-tie professional dinner party or event

gateaux” by chocomocacino

Bring out the cake! Gerrie strikes the perfect balance between festive and professional with “Gateaux.” We love the sophisticated neutral palette and the contrast between the geometric patterns and the softer letter panels.

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3 Unique Guestbook Ideas

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

chandelier guest book

Let’s be honest, after you get home from your wedding and flip through the guest book once, who really goes back to it again and again to read the signatures? Not many, i’m assuming. So, why not put a tiny bit of extra effort into a project that you will love to look at and display in your home? Here are 3 unique ideas and how to re-create them for your own wedding.

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DIY Marbled Easter Eggs

By Jeran McConnel of Oleander and Palm

Easter is just around the corner and I’m ready for pretty spring pastels. This year I was so inspired by Minted’s Modern Marble Party Decor, that I wanted to carry the trend over to egg decorating. There are so many options when it comes to marbling, but most methods involve hard-to-find, obscure products or messy, oil-based paints. I wanted to make my eggs with simple, inexpensive ingredients that are also kid-friendly. Read on for the how-to…

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DIY Brass Leaf Napkin Ring

By Jenny Batt of Hank and Hunt

I am totally in love with the foliage trend. Leaf prints and watercolors and bouquets of only ferns and foliage are hitting the ground running this Spring. I wanted to make some simple napkin rings that could bring a little more of the trend to the table. Like brass wall art from the seventies, these brass leaves glam up even the simplest of spring brunches. I am making a set for Easter this year and probably a few extra for friends. Making these brass napkin rings is as easy as cutting paper, really.

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On the Way! Baby Shower Invitation Special Prize Winners

By Madeline Paymer, Minted Community Team

Great designs were “on their way” to us as soon as we started the On the Way! Baby Shower Invitations Challenge. We asked the Minted Community to design baby shower invitations as unique as each little bundle of joy for a variety of events, from showers celebrating the mom-to-be to sip and sees to couple’s showers. The winning designs below each stood out in one of our special prize categories. Congratulations, winners!

Animals Award for the best invitation design incorporating an animal or other creature

les renards” by Bonjour Paper

Cécile’s little renards are just so cute! We love how it looks like they’re presenting the invitation to the guests, and how they join the florals to form a sweet frame.

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wallpaper trends.

By Victoria Smith of sfgirlbybay.
As I start planning out my next home decor project, I’ve become quite enamored with some of the latest in wallpaper trends. Even if you’re not willing to commit to wallpapering an entire room, using a fun pattern here or there as an accent wall or to a piece of furniture is sure to brighten up a room. Here are just a few wallpaper designs that have caught my eye.
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The Lettersmiths : Jill De Haan, Simon Walker, & Andrew Frazer

By Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus

Handlettering is everywhere you look, from pinterest to home catalogs. I enjoy this vast trend from the subtle to drastic differences, each unique to each designer/artist. I want to share with you three of my favorite lettersmiths. The suffix, -smith connotes a meaning of specialized craftsmen and all three of these individuals are experts in the field of hand lettering.

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Fall in Love Wedding Challenge Special Prize Winners

By Jen Casebeer, Community Editor

Love was in the air in our Fall in Love Wedding Invitations Challenge! We gave the Minted Community no small task – to re-invent the traditional wedding invitation with unique, fresh designs to wow both brides and grooms. We were looking for a full range of themes from traditional to whimsical and backyard to ballroom. We were amazed by the results! The winning designs below each stood out in one of our special prize categories. Congratulations, winners!

Classic Award for the best sophisticated and timeless design that pleases more  traditional couples and their parents while still being a fresh take on a classic

Gold Notes” by Carrie ONeal

Carrie breathes fresh life into traditional design with “Gold Notes.” The combination of her sophisticated type and her bold, strong lines strikes that perfect balance between classic and contemporary.

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Wedding Trends: Industrial Lush and The Square Types

Few things are more wonderful than a romantic love story. From the moment a couple meets at a mutual friends house warming party to their very own modern wedding party, we’re entranced.

This chic pair combines their love of solid design, industrial spaces, understated glamour and lush greenery with pops of color for an experience that begins with The Square Types and lasts far beyond their wedding day.

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easy floral centerpiece

By Melanie of You Are My Fave


Thursday marks the first day of spring, hooray! Even if it doesn’t feel very springy where you live, you can bring a little bit of the season inside with this easy floral display. The best part is it’s long lasting so will make it all the way to your Easter brunch…

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