Amy Payne

Amy Payne. Based in Olympia, WA, US.

  • 130 awards won
  • 839 comments made
  • 24247 votes cast
  • Minted on May 29 2015
  • http://www.minted.com/creative/amypayne

Awards

  • winner 9
  • editor pick 121

About Amy Payne

I am a loving wife and mother of four cute kids. I am a lifetime resident of the Pacific Northwest. Before falling in love with stationery design, I studied and worked as a food scientist making ice cream and yogurt flavors! My designs are typically inspired by my beautiful surroundings in Washington. I love cool greens, blues, and grays and always gravitate toward simplicity.

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Karidy Walker on Mar 27 2019
Karidy Walker
  • Minted Apr 14, 2013
  • 325 Awards
  • 1170 Comments made
  • 28607 Votes cast

Hey friend! Congratulations on hitting 100 wins! Whoo hoo!!!

Robert and Stella on Jan 18 2019
Robert and Stella
  • Minted Jan 22, 2017
  • 117 Awards
  • 170 Comments made
  • 33847 Votes cast

Thanks so much for your comment Amy! I'm super unsure about the whole layout. I'm trying to decide on type - when you have a minute could you let me know what you think?

Carrie ONeal on Jan 09 2019
Carrie ONeal
  • Minted Jan 17, 2010
  • 248 Awards
  • 1741 Comments made
  • 20432 Votes cast

You are hysterical Amy! :) I have the hardest time thinking of names for designs, so I always translate words into other languages. It's sounds fancy...but it's really just lazy! LOL! :) Hugs! - Carrie

Be Kind Design on Dec 05 2018
Be Kind Design
  • Minted Mar 11, 2018
  • 1 Award
  • 34 Comments made
  • 312 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the like and comment Amy! I love you work - your hand lettering is gorgeous!!I have so much to learn, but love exploring and playing with it - comments from talented artist (like you) always boosts my confidence :-) So thanks again!

Lisa Sunday Rinella on Nov 28 2018
Lisa Sunday Rinella
  • Minted Nov 17, 2008
  • 5 Awards
  • 22 Comments made
  • 16225 Votes cast

Oh wow Amy-- that's great news about your submission! Thanks so much and I will definitely keep my fingers crossed too!

Carrie Moradi on Jul 25 2018
Carrie Moradi
  • Minted Jun 19, 2018
  • 19 Awards
  • 69 Comments made
  • 13312 Votes cast

OMG, thanks so much for your comment about the number of photos! How did I miss that in the brief?! I'll have to change a couple of other submissions too, so I really appreciate it. Love your mustard calendar submission! Adding the notes lines to layout is so smart. I'm also a huge fan of yellow and try to inject it wherever possible. Best of luck and thanks again!

Susanne Kasielke on Jul 17 2018
Susanne Kasielke
  • Minted Mar 25, 2014
  • 41 Awards
  • 450 Comments made
  • 16450 Votes cast

Thank you so much for your comment on „simple thanks“, I so appreciate your feedback - Super helpful and you were right!

Summer Winkelman on Jun 08 2018
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 34 Awards
  • 420 Comments made
  • 13228 Votes cast

Thanks so much Amy for your sweet comment on my rejoice foliage entry! Your work is beautiful, I love your hand lettering :)

Susan Brown on May 23 2018
Susan Brown
  • Minted May 18, 2011
  • 216 Awards
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  • 110973 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Just a note to tell you how much I enjoyed meeting you at NSS and how much fun it was to be around you. Today, thanks to you, I deleted all my old video messages on my iPhone. And how the heck can you have 4 kids and all of them gorgeous. Best.

Lunar Thoughts on Mar 07 2018
Lunar Thoughts
  • Minted Mar 20, 2017
  • 1 Award
  • 1 Comment made
  • 3844 Votes cast

Hi Amy, extremely belated congrats on the winning card in the first greeting card challenge. Since you elevated my submitted copy last time, I was curious if you were interested in trying again for the latest GC challenge. If so, I'll send you some greeting card concepts and copy that may match your design style. Whenever you get the chance, please let me know. (You can contact me at lunar.thoughts.designs@gmail.com) Thanks!

Basil Design Studio on Mar 05 2018
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
  • 33 Awards
  • 2084 Comments made
  • 25339 Votes cast

Congrats on your picks, Amy! They are all awesome!

Cricket and Bee on Feb 09 2018
Cricket and Bee
  • Minted Jun 26, 2017
  • 2 Awards
  • 145 Comments made
  • 28746 Votes cast

My old Wacom tablet has finally given out so I’m researching what I might get to replace it. I like your illustrations and wanted to ask what tablet/programs you use/work in to create your pieces.

Jennifer Holbrook on Feb 08 2018
Jennifer Holbrook
  • Minted May 7, 2017
  • 5 Awards
  • 2947 Comments made
  • 37545 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thanks so much for your like on my "Snow Dots" design! I appreciate it. Best wishes in the challenges with your wonderful submissions.

Kelsey Mucci on Jan 28 2018
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
  • 20 Awards
  • 401 Comments made
  • 20952 Votes cast

PS. LOOOOVE your Mom Made Me design!! So clever and fun!!

Kelsey Mucci on Jan 28 2018
Kelsey Mucci
  • Minted Feb 22, 2017
  • 20 Awards
  • 401 Comments made
  • 20952 Votes cast

Thank you for a thoughtful and helpful comment on my 3D name birth announcement! In case you're curious, I checked with Minted about the font. It's doable, but each order has to be updated by someone at Minted. Since that's a lot of time, and therefore money, a layered font would need to really be worth it which is why I decided to do a poll. So thank you for responding to the poll because it's such a help when making a decision!! Good luck with all your entries!

Nazia Hyder on Oct 23 2017
Nazia Hyder
  • Minted May 8, 2012
  • 82 Awards
  • 6541 Comments made
  • 13700 Votes cast

Thanks Amy for your feedback on my New York design. I’m still torn between both the versions because I like them both,but nevertheless thank you :)

Erin Niehenke on Oct 17 2017
Erin Niehenke
  • Minted Oct 30, 2012
  • 45 Awards
  • 850 Comments made
  • 7350 Votes cast

Thank you so much for the valuable feedback on my design! I've updated it to a landscape version - I think it's working much better now. I'd love to hear your thoughts! https://www.minted.com/design-rating/890729

Itsy Belle Studio on Oct 12 2017
Itsy Belle Studio
  • Minted Apr 11, 2013
  • 178 Awards
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  • 50845 Votes cast

Ha ha ha Amy! Well you know 2010 was a good year! LOL

Jacki Loomis on Oct 06 2017
Jacki Loomis
  • Minted Apr 25, 2012
  • 3 Awards
  • 496 Comments made
  • 4869 Votes cast

Hi Amy! Thanks so much for getting back to me about the process of creating your leaf design! It's so pretty. I've been trying to incorporate more hand-drawn/painted elements into my designs, and thought the scanning of the leaf was really clever. Thanks for your feedback on my "Two Little Rings" invite!

Julie Hebert on Oct 06 2017
Julie Hebert
  • Minted Dec 15, 2014
  • 10 Awards
  • 532 Comments made
  • 18231 Votes cast

Amy, Thank you for your feedback on my "Gilded Ripple" wedding submission. Text/font layout, sizes, choices are definitely my weak spot. I very much appreciate it. Happy Friday and wishing you continued success!

Mariecor Agravante on Sep 15 2017
Mariecor Agravante
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
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  • 63274 Votes cast

Congrats, Amy, on your 50th+-win milestone :)

Neeta Sawhney on Jul 28 2017
Neeta Sawhney
  • Minted Dec 4, 2011
  • 11 Awards
  • 3136 Comments made
  • 17714 Votes cast

thanks so much for such a nice comment Amy really makes my day. All the best in the challenges as well

Kamala Nahas on Jul 27 2017
Kamala Nahas
  • Minted Oct 30, 2011
  • 106 Awards
  • 1697 Comments made
  • 56150 Votes cast

I've been meaning to drop you a note and mention how much I love your alphabet. I remember seeing the lettering on one of your other submissions recents and think it's just so good. Good luck with the challenge and all your little ones!

Laura Bolter Design on Jul 26 2017
Laura Bolter Design
  • Minted Oct 11, 2011
  • 164 Awards
  • 1706 Comments made
  • 42115 Votes cast

Thanks for the comment, Amy! I feel the same way!

Angela Garrick on Jun 06 2017
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 88 Awards
  • 967 Comments made
  • 32359 Votes cast

Congrats on becoming a CMYK artist Amy!

Erin L. Wilson on May 20 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 92 Awards
  • 1501 Comments made
  • 15001 Votes cast

Definitely not letterpress on that design, haha. Great catch. Thank you!!

2aT on Apr 30 2017
2aT
  • Minted Apr 6, 2017
  • 3 Awards
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  • 3137 Votes cast

i LOVE the fist bump one. it's perfect! thanks for making it!!

Erin L. Wilson on Apr 13 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
  • 92 Awards
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  • 15001 Votes cast

Amy, your designs this year look great! Look, isn't it nice your baby decided to not come til after they opened the challenge?! haha

Rega on Mar 01 2017
Rega
  • Minted May 8, 2016
  • 10 Awards
  • 1499 Comments made
  • 11461 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Thank you so much for the like on Baby Sushi :) Your entries make me smile :) They're so cute and I guess Momma Bear will be win !

Summer Winkelman on Feb 27 2017
Summer Winkelman
  • Minted Jul 3, 2015
  • 34 Awards
  • 420 Comments made
  • 13228 Votes cast

hi Amy, thanks so much for your like on my forever home entry, Love your momma bear! very cute :)

Creo Study on Feb 07 2017
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 211 Awards
  • 1436 Comments made
  • 47582 Votes cast

Hey Amy, loving the birth announcement entries! good luck!!

Lea Delaveris on Jan 17 2017
Lea Delaveris
  • Minted Jun 17, 2010
  • 124 Awards
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  • 67111 Votes cast

Um, YEAH! Totally get the reference! Friendship still intact ;)

esther designs on Dec 06 2016
esther designs
  • Minted Oct 22, 2011
  • 67 Comments made
  • 1399 Votes cast

Thanks Amy for taking the time to critique my design! I've made some changes and created a poll. Thanks again. Goof luck to you!

jeanne smith on Dec 03 2016
jeanne smith
  • Minted Nov 11, 2012
  • 391 Comments made
  • 21847 Votes cast

...thank you so much forsaking the time to give me the great critique amy.....such good ideas....i am doing a design poll with yours and lauren's ideas....take a peak and see what you think ...best of luck to you too:)

Angela Garrick on Nov 22 2016
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 88 Awards
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  • 32359 Votes cast

Thank you Amy, you too!

Owl and Toad on Oct 14 2016
Owl and Toad
  • Minted Aug 22, 2014
  • 75 Awards
  • 553 Comments made
  • 55491 Votes cast

Hi Amy. I got an editor's pick for a New Year's card that you gave me feedback on. Thanks so much for your help!!!

Sam Dubeau on Sep 08 2016
Sam Dubeau
  • Minted May 3, 2014
  • 22 Awards
  • 889 Comments made
  • 54799 Votes cast

Thank you for the kind words on my win Amy. :)

Robert Deem on Aug 13 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
  • 4 Awards
  • 1110 Comments made
  • 31771 Votes cast

Hi Amy, I'm overdue in thanking you for your like on "Divergence." I'm greatful for your support and happy you came away with a couple of wins in the SF challenge :)

Angela Garrick on Aug 12 2016
Angela Garrick
  • Minted Jun 28, 2015
  • 88 Awards
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  • 32359 Votes cast

It was great meeting you yesterday! Love your work.

Creo Study on Aug 11 2016
Creo Study
  • Minted Jul 13, 2015
  • 211 Awards
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  • 47582 Votes cast

Thanks so much for the likes, Amy! you some some really great stuff going on too. Good luck for the challenges :)

Robert Deem on Jun 17 2016
Robert Deem
  • Minted Feb 3, 2016
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Grats on winning a Cheers to a New Year challenge Critique Award!

Jan Kessel on Jun 12 2016
Jan Kessel
  • Minted May 15, 2014
  • 18 Awards
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  • 9805 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thanks for the like:)) Hope to see you in August:)

Jackie Crawford on May 28 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
  • 79 Awards
  • 1469 Comments made
  • 11739 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thank you for the like on my Year in Adventures entry. I really do like your dentist entry! I always appreciate a clever card-- and from a dentist?? That would make me want to actually go get my teeth cleaned! Hope you have a great week!

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
  • 11 Awards
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  • 104617 Votes cast

Hi Amy, thank you for your feedback on Gratitude. I appreciate your time and helpful notes! : )

Debb W on May 09 2016
Debb W
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  • 104617 Votes cast

Hi Amy, Congrats on your Baby Shower Boy Oh Boy Award for Little Man!

Dawn Jasper on May 05 2016
Dawn Jasper
  • Minted Jan 16, 2010
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ha! Those last minute entries are usually the ones that actually get picked for me :) It's a really great idea - just needs a tiny bit of noodling.

Debb W on Apr 02 2016
Debb W
  • Minted Jul 14, 2011
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  • 104617 Votes cast

Hi Amy, was scrolling through submissions this morning and came across "come adore on bended knee". Looks like you have fun creating, and it shows in your work. Best of luck in the challenges. : )

Susan Moyal on Mar 28 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
  • 217 Awards
  • 2368 Comments made
  • 20856 Votes cast

Thank you Amy taking my poll and for the nice comment! :) Wow you have some beautiful entries!!

Jennifer Postorino on Feb 16 2016
Jennifer Postorino
  • Minted Dec 27, 2008
  • 218 Awards
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  • 56711 Votes cast

Seriously?!?! The notes aren't right?!?! Ugh... It's what the sheet music I printed off said :( Is it possible it correct but there are different keys it could be in? I love the design but since I am in no way shape or form musically inclined I'm at the mercy of people who are! Lol Feel free to shoot me an email at jennypostorino@hotmail.com if you feel up to it! Thanks girl :) xx

Mansi Verma on Jan 04 2016
Mansi Verma
  • Minted Feb 10, 2012
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  • 10842 Votes cast

Amy, Thanks so much for your Like and your sweet comment. So nice of you to take the time. Just made my night!

Chris Griffith on Jan 02 2016
Chris Griffith
  • Minted Aug 27, 2011
  • 159 Awards
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  • 48135 Votes cast

Amy thanks for the feedback on my Whoot Whoot Design. I took your suggestion and it looks so much better! Really appreciate your time.

Alison Jerry Designs on Oct 12 2015
Alison Jerry Designs
  • Minted Jun 1, 2014
  • 57 Awards
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  • 3241 Votes cast

Hello Amy, Thanks for liking San Francisco art! No worries....Minted is aware of the color situation with myself and many others who submitted to the First Ever challenge. I took care of it by emailing Minted this morning. If anyones art whos art has more than 4 colors and win the challenge,s they will ask that artist to reduce the amount of colors. So no worries Minted is on top of it! Thanks, Alison

Michelle Poe on Oct 12 2015
Michelle Poe
  • Minted Jan 6, 2009
  • 72 Awards
  • 1401 Comments made
  • 24081 Votes cast

Hi Amy! I've submitted a design called "all about minted" to the outside wall art challenge, but now I have seen your submission and am afraid you may find that they are too similar. Please take a look if you have time, and let me know if you have any problems with my submission. I will remove it if you feel it's too similar to yours. The styles are different, but the colors and idea of using words are the same. What do you think?

aticnomar on Oct 11 2015
aticnomar
  • Minted Apr 10, 2011
  • 23 Awards
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  • 14879 Votes cast

Thank you Amy for the feedback and help! I appreciated it very much.

Amy Hall on Oct 10 2015
Amy Hall
  • Minted Nov 5, 2012
  • 18 Awards
  • 769 Comments made
  • 6028 Votes cast

Thank you for your input on "Wall of Inspiration". I keep playing with the text and fonts:-)

Anupama on Sep 18 2015
Anupama
  • Minted Jan 26, 2012
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Congrats Amy!!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 25 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
  • Minted Jun 7, 2015
  • 11 Awards
  • 402 Comments made
  • 9243 Votes cast

Thanks, Amy for your kind words. All the best in the challenge!

Whitney Todd on Jun 19 2015
Whitney Todd
  • Minted Jan 5, 2015
  • 6 Awards
  • 127 Comments made
  • 4547 Votes cast

Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your comments on my Sweet Baby and Buds design. It was super helpful! I've played around with a few options to poll. I'd love to hear your thoughts if you have some free time! Thanks again!