How to Order Your 25 Free Mommy Cards and Business Cards.

We’re giving you an offer that you can’t resist. Get 25 free business cards or mommy cards with our giveaway promotion! You can choose from any of our business card and mommy card designs. Customize, customize, and customize to make it all your own. Just to make things even easier, here is a step by step guide to getting your free cards:

Step 1. Choose your design. (This is arguably the hardest part.)

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Step 1: Choose your business or mommy card design.

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Make Minted Wedding Invitations Look DIY Fabulous

We were so thrilled that one of our own design associates, Janet Paik, helped to make one of our Minted customers’ wedding invitation look fabulous! Janet was close friends with this bride and consulted her friend about her wedding invitations from a graphic designer’s perspective.  The bride ordered the Happy Couple Wedding Invitation in Spring Leaf designed by r. studio.  She wanted to add a special touch to her invitations but wasn’t sure exactly how to go about doing  it.

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Personal Stationery Love on Instagram

For those of you who aren’t checking their Instagram feed 24/7, you may have missed this gorgeous instagram photo shared by Modern Kids Photography.

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Paris + From Stripes to Chevrons personalized stationery by Emily Ranneby

The photo features a personalized stationery design by Emily Ranneby that was re-purposed into a custom thank you card! Absolutely gorgeous!

Follow us (@freshlyminted) on Instagram for more stationery eye candy! If you don’t have an iPhone, you can check out our Instagram album on Flickr or our photostream on webstagram!

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Show Off Your Newborn Baby Photos!

If you have always thought your child was the cutest one on the block, here is your chance to prove it! Minted is inviting customers and fans to submit their newborn photos for a chance to be showcased in our card assortment on minted.com. We are looking specifically for newborn baby photos. Photos submissions are accepted through Friday, July 29, 2011 at NOON PST.


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Paper Business Cards for the Tech Geek

Did you read this New York Times article about the end of the traditional business card? If you’re not ready to say bye bye to the paper business card yet, fear not. We have scouted a really cool way to bring a little “web 2.0″ to your business card that showcases your tech savvy side.

How about a business card with just your twitter handle on it? Check out this one from A Continuous Lean.

Twitter Business Card

Twitter Business Card

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Our 2011 Holiday Top Model Contest

The weather outside might not be frightful, but at Minted, we are always delightfully in the holiday spirit. All 365 days a year. We just launched our Annual Holiday Design Challenge and boy is this going to be the best challenge to date! We are going to have holiday card designs like you’ve never seen before this year and now we want to see your photographs.

Sometimes you come across a photo-card that makes you literally stop in your tracks. A gorgeous photograph paired with a stunning card design produces one result – perfection.

Minted is inviting customers and fans to submit their photos for a chance to be showcased in our brand new holiday collection on minted.com. Families, children, couples, grandparents, pets – all are welcome. A variety of photographs will be selected, and if yours is chosen, you will receive a $200 credit for Minted flat or fold-over Holiday Cards, plus a generous Friends and Family discount so that you can share the love with your closest friends. In addition, we will also be picking the top photographer and featuring them on the Minted blog. Submission has been extended to Monday, May 16, 2011 at NOON PST.

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Cook Up Some Bridal Shower Inspiration

Bridal Shower season is in full bloom and we thought we’d share these beautiful and whimsical bridal shower inspiration boards featuring two top scoring bridal shower invitation designs from our February Showers Challenge. Brought to you by the lovely ladies from The Collection Event Studio

Hello fellow paper lovers!

We love a good style board when we see one. Here in the studio, we find inspiration in magazines, books, design blogs, and ultimately, the mash-up of images in style boards across the web. We were super happy to put our stamp on two style boards for Minted! The first invite, Shower of Flowers, is simply pretty! Think soft, feminine, antique romance. We instantly pictured a tea party setting with pastel macaroons, garden roses and scallop-edged china. We couldn’t resist throwing in a few floral and plaid bow ties, too.

Inspiration board featuring Shower of Flowers Bridal Invitations by Cheer Up Cherup

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It’s a Earth Day! We’re in a Green Mood…

In honor of Earth Day, bask yourself in this green and brown color schemed wedding inspiration board (because who can really get enough of wedding inspiration boards?) Check out this gorgeous inspiration board featuring Principessa Press‘s Infinite wedding invitations. Go the extra mile and celebrate Earth Day by ordering eco-friendly wedding invitations in our 100% Premium Recycled Paper.

A wedding inspiration board featuring "Infinite wedding invitation" design by Principessa Press

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Barn Party! Wedding Inspiration Board

We are very excited to have Megan + Emily guest blog for us today. Megan + Emily of Enjoy Events Co. are wedding event planners who definitely have a penchant for cute wedding inspiration boards and ideas.

Hi Minted readers!

We – Megan + Emily of Enjoy Events Co. – are so thrilled to be guest posting over here at Minted today.  We have a very sweet inspiration board to share with you all.  We couldn’t think of anything more appropriate than using an inspiration board that we created around one of our couple’s barn party! wedding invitations.  We love to create beginning concepts for design (including color, texture and physical elements) around wedding invitations because we feel that it’s the first glimpse that your guests get into what your wedding day will feel like.  If the day is a reflection of that first piece then we are thrilled!

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Cheers!

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Special Editor’s Picks from The +3 Holiday Challenge

Never have we had so much fun looking through all the design submissions for The +3 Holiday Design Challenge. The Halloween cards sent chills down our spine. The Easter cards were simply “egg-cellent”! The Thanksgiving cards made us grateful for the amazing talent in Minted’s design community. Here are the Special Editor’s Picks and the Runners up in each design category – brought to you by Mariam (Minted’s Founder & CEO) and the Minted Design Staff.

P.S. Some of our Easter Card Picks are already available for sale, just in time for the Easter holiday season!

Customer  Favorite:

Candytarian by Campbell and Co.  Minted customers all have a sweet tooth for this design! It just goes to show that Halloween can be sweet and doesn’t have to be all that scary.

Customer Favorite - Candytarian by Campbell and Co.

Runners up for Customer Favorite

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