Alphabet Love

By Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus
Stationery Alphabet

The ABCs are not just for kids anymore. Designers love the alphabet! I have several alphabet posters in my home. My kids probably think it’s for them, but it’s really because mom has a affinity for letters and all it’s form…

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Together Again West Elm + Minted Art Challenge Special Prizes

What an amazing collaboration! This challenge resulted in a record breaking number of submissions to an art challenge – a whopping 1,960. More telling than the sheer number was the interesting mix of work and the number of new artists who participated. The Minted Art Collection continues to be refined and we are delighted with these new additions.

Below are the award winners for the special prizes for the Together Again Minted + West Elm Art Challenge. Congratulations to all!

Out of the Box Award for the best boundary-pushing art print

Public Isolation” by Christopher Morben

“Public Isolation” elevates the pedestrian view of the interior of a public bus to fine photography. Chris notes on his artist’s statement that although the bus was in use, he happened to embark when it was void of other passengers. Through this unusual happenstance, he was able to capture the relatively unfamiliar sight of an empty bus in a crowded city. By using a tight frame for the image, he creates a sense of intimacy for the viewer. Scattered across the seats, the sunlight casts a spectral illusion of people and the windows, full of reflective glare, offer a hazy view of the city outside.

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Bohemian Beach Dinner

bohemian beach dinnerLast October, I threw a Bohemian beach dinner to kick off a seaside bachelorette weekend. The vibe was easy, the colors were bright and the setting was spectacular. Check out the post for more details on how it came together, along with some tips for hosting your own barefoot soiree.Bohemian Beach Dinner

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Design to Dish: An Easter Egg Hunt

Written by Melissa of Lulu the Baker

carrot cake easter egg hunt inspiration

It seems like the weather just warmed up, and Easter is already right around the corner. What better way to celebrate the holiday than with a classic Easter Egg Hunt! Playing outside in the warm sunshine with flowers blooming all around; eating sweet Spring treats; beautiful, nature-inspired decor, and fun crafts–it all sounds so dreamy!

A classic carrot cake is the perfect dessert for an Easter get-together. This carrot cake recipe is my very favorite: two moist layers filled with fresh carrots and crushed pineapple, smothered with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. Oh my! I’m like a kid at an Easter egg hunt just thinking about it!

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10 Great Ring Boxes for All Styles

By Lauren Saylor of A Fabulous Fete

Modern Ring Box

One picture that is guaranteed to be on your photographers camera on the your wedding day is the ring shot. So besides having a beautiful place to keep your rings safe, it’s also a great idea to have something gorgeous for them to be shot in. I’ve rounded up 10 of my favorites that are sure to please brides of all styles from rustic to glam to modern to simple.

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An Easter Fete

by Amy Ehmann of Design Lotus
Minted Easter Party

Minted Easter Party

For Easter this year, I traded in the typical bright pastels for something a little more subdued and natural. More neutral for my boys and more organic for me. Minted’s Wooded Bloom dream party suite by By That Girl Press fit the bill perfectly. My color scheme was earthy neutrals, mint green and a pop of yellow for Spring!

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Happy Birthday Minted!

This week we celebrate Minted’s 6th Anniversary! Aren’t birthdays the best? In celebration of our turning six, we are taking a moment to reflect on how far we have come, and the artists and designers who have taken this journey with us. The very best thing about how much we have grown over the last six years is having our community grow with us.

We’ve asked six fantastic Community Artists a few questions about their artistic style, how it has progressed since joining the Minted Artist Community and where they see their creative selves headed next.

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Mother’s Day Quote Jar Printable

By Kelli Hall, Minted Event Stylist

Mother's day quote jar printable, kelli hallAmong the many things I’m learning about being a mom, is that kids like to make little observations about everything. Generally, I’ve noticed these fall into two varieties: The sweet kind (think “Mommy, I want to marry you when I grow up” ) and the spicy variety (like “Bottoms aren’t pretty, they don’t have any sparkles in them”). So, for a mother’s day craft, I decided to make something I’d love myself: Pretty containers to record and keep these little verbal gems. I’ve created some printable labels so you can also make your own quote jars, complete with punchy colors and bold patterns.

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