Erin Niehenke

Erin Niehenke. Based in Gibsonia, PA, US.

  • 45 awards won
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About Erin Niehenke

I’m Erin Niehenke, and I own my business, Fresh Cut Prints, where I design wedding invitations, greeting cards, and art prints. I balance my time between working from home and spending time with my family - my husband and 2 young girls.

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Paige Rothhaar on Apr 12 2019
Paige Rothhaar
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I was just commenting on your Brightest Stripes design and realized you're from Gibsonia! I grew up in the that area and my family is still around Saxonburg. :) Small world. Best wishes on the holiday challenges!!

Benita Crandall on Apr 16 2018
Benita Crandall
  • Minted Jan 7, 2016
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Thank you so much for the like of my design Timeless Joy! Your designs and illustrations are gorgeous!

Erin L. Wilson on Jun 22 2017
Erin L. Wilson
  • Minted Mar 27, 2014
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Hey thanks for your feedback this morning on my "happiest holidays" design. You were so right- it was too busy (the first version was too boring, and I swung the pendulum too far the other way! haha). Hopefully I've got a better balance now! I appreciate your help!

peetie design on May 10 2017
peetie design
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Such a nice comment from you, Erin. I just love your work, especially your beautiful maps so much. I really appreciate it! x

Nazia Hyder on Nov 01 2016
Nazia Hyder
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Thankyou Erin for your helpful & lovely comment on my Far East Fantasy. I really appreciate it. Now that you & other fellow Minties have given me some great feedback,I'll definitely try to incorporate that in my design. Loving your Holiday designs, so refreshing & whimsical.

Jackie Crawford on Jun 04 2016
Jackie Crawford
  • Minted Nov 10, 2011
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Hi Erin, thank you for the like on my Record Year entry, it made my day :) I've really enjoyed seeing your entries in the holiday challenges, they have been fantastic!!! Best of luck!

Susan Moyal on Jun 02 2016
Susan Moyal
  • Minted Jan 18, 2014
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Hi Erin I just wanted to say I love your entries in this challenge. Your Mother Bear is one of my favorites it just so beautiful!!

Playground Prints on May 27 2016
Playground Prints
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Hi Erin, thank you for the like! Good luck in the challenge! :)

Erin Sadowski on May 25 2016
Erin Sadowski
  • Minted Dec 16, 2011
  • 3 Awards
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Erin! Thank you so much for your valuable feedback on my Spread Cheer design. I'm so flattered that you love my lettering. I tweaked a few things and have a new poll up. I think I agree with you that it can work without the border. Thank you so much, again, for your help!

Kampai Designs on May 10 2016
Kampai Designs
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Hi Erin, thanks so much for the lovely feedback. It's not out of line at all! This design has been such a headache because of course the more elements there are the more design choices there are. I added the detail to the nest to add a bit of texture but that is impossible to do with a lot of the illustrations given their size. I will see if I can come up with a middle ground:)

Carolyn Nicks on Apr 27 2016
Carolyn Nicks
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Hi Erin! Thanks for the note :) Your design looks great!!

Kelly Schmidt on Apr 25 2016
Kelly Schmidt
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I hear you, Erin! I am struggling with a few of mine too and wondering which challenge to enter them in. Maybe ask some others for feedback on that again on the Facebook thread? post a version of it as a non photo design next to the photo version?

Pooja Thacker on Apr 25 2016
Pooja Thacker
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Thanks for your feedback on my design :) Good luck!

Ilze Lucero on Apr 19 2016
Ilze Lucero
  • Minted Jun 16, 2015
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Thank you Erin for letting me know. While I've called US my home for almost two decades, I still find cultural references I am not aware of . Best of luck, you have lovely designs

Basil Design Studio on Apr 07 2016
Basil Design Studio
  • Minted May 12, 2015
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Hi Erin, thanks so much for the like on my Celebrate the Wonders design. Best of luck to you in the challenges! :-)

Field and Sky on Feb 19 2016
Field and Sky
  • Minted Aug 18, 2015
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Thank you for your like on my 'Wonderful Collage', Erin. Best wishes to you!

Lauren Rogoff on Jan 13 2016
Lauren Rogoff
  • Minted Jun 23, 2015
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Erin, I realized I never followed up on your helpful comments from last year - thank you so much for helping out a Minted newbie. I appreciate it!

Kanika Mathur on Nov 09 2015
Kanika Mathur
  • Minted Jan 15, 2014
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Hey Erin, Thanks so much for your feedback on my 'Pastel canopy' wedding invite. Created another colorway in black. Would love some feedback if you have a moment. Thanks once again! :) http://www.minted.com/design-rating/465804

Courtney Crane on Oct 12 2015
Courtney Crane
  • Minted Dec 12, 2014
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Hi Erin, Thank you for the like on Sanctuary. I really appreciate it. YOu have some fantastic graphics! Courtney

Pook and Passion Fruit on Sep 01 2015
Pook and Passion Fruit
  • Minted Jun 5, 2015
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Thank you Erin for your helpful input on my design poll for Love Chase. Will definitely try your suggestion. All the best on the challenge!

Owl and Toad on Aug 31 2015
Owl and Toad
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Hi Erin. Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me feedback on my save the date entry, Beach Fun. Your comments were very helpful and much appreciated. - Jessica

Debra Pruskowski on Aug 31 2015
Debra Pruskowski
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Erin, thank you so much for the feedback on my card. I received different feedback and tried the combo of all suggestions. It's made me realize and appreciate how much goes into this process that others do all the time. Thanks again, and good luck to you - your work is always so lovely.

Sam Dubeau on Aug 31 2015
Sam Dubeau
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Happy to help Erin! Your design is so simple and clear now and really stands out with the retro texture you added too. Love seeing your work. Best of luck!

Lauren Rogoff on Aug 21 2015
Lauren Rogoff
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thanks for the feedback, Erin! I appreciate it.

Lauren Rogoff on Aug 20 2015
Lauren Rogoff
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hey Erin - thanks for your comment! I did mean to submit them there, as I envisioned those two images as being great for save the dates - sorry if you don't like them. In general, I do mostly submit to art challenges, though (at least I will - I'm just starting on here! Great work, btw.

Nazia Hyder on Jul 01 2015
Nazia Hyder
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Thanks Erin for sweet words on my Embellished Frame design :)

Pine Street Creative on Jul 01 2015
Pine Street Creative
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Thanks Erin, for your kind comment on my framed geometric baby design. It was actually based off a wedding invitation design I had submitted and then tweaked to make a frame. Definitely fun to create ;) Good luck in this challenge! You have so many awesome pieces yourself!

Kimberly Morgan on Jun 30 2015
Kimberly Morgan
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Thanks for your sweet comment on "Unwrapped", you made my day!

Kate Ross on Jun 29 2015
Kate Ross
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Hi there Erin! Just wanted to take a minute and thank you for all your great advice! I so appreciate your time and thoughtful feedback. Cheers!

Fraser Lane on Jun 26 2015
Fraser Lane
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Erin...thanks for the advice! I needed another set of eyes. So appreciate:)

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 26 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
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Erin, thank you soooo much for all your helpful comments!

Carol Fazio on Jun 26 2015
Carol Fazio
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It's funny how it looks one way in photoshop, but then looks dirty on screen! I updated it again. Thanks again for your continued help on this one, Erin! good luck with everything! xo, Carol

Carol Fazio on Jun 26 2015
Carol Fazio
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Hi Erin, thanks for your comment on my on target design. I fixed the poor lad's head. I think it looks better. Good call! See what you think when you have a minute. Thanx!! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/393685

Whitney Todd on Jun 26 2015
Whitney Todd
  • Minted Jan 5, 2015
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Hi Erin! Thank you so much for your suggestions with the Sweet Love design! I ended up going with the yellow. :) The last name is actually Givens - haha! I definitely see what you're saying though. Maybe the image was too small to see the dot over the "i" during the poll? I'm not sure. I just ended up changing the last name to Owens so it reads better for the sample. Thanks again!

Carol Fazio on Jun 24 2015
Carol Fazio
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hi Erin, thanks for your comments on my joy all around design! Never be afraid to say what's on your mind since you're a consumer too! I'll give it some thought. I was trying to stay crisp and clean for the letterpress to be as strong as it can be. thanks again and good luck!

Ekaterina Romanova on Jun 24 2015
Ekaterina Romanova
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Hi Erin! Thanks so much for your thoughtful suggestion on my "Merry Crown" design.

Katie Zimpel on Jun 16 2015
Katie Zimpel
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Thanks for the feedback on my I Love Pizza fabric! If you have a moment, I have a poll up. Your suggestions were greatly needed! http://www.minted.com/design-rating/389930

Debb W on May 27 2015
Debb W
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Hi Erin, Thank you for the design help. I truly appreciate your time and thoughtful insights.

kbecca on May 22 2015
kbecca
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Hi, Erin! Thank you for your kind words. I'm so excited to see another western PA Mintie! I just moved back to PA a couple of years ago but am originally from Vandergrift, so I know right where you are. A Pittsburgh meet-up would be awesome!

Pine Street Creative on May 18 2015
Pine Street Creative
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Thanks for the suggestion, Erin! I made some updates and would love to hear your thoughts: http://www.minted.com/design-rating/368156

Chris Griffith on May 13 2015
Chris Griffith
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Erin, for the text size, maybe just a tiny bit. I think it is fine as is. :)

Whitney Todd on May 04 2015
Whitney Todd
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Hi Erin! Thank you so much for your feedback on my "And the Soul Felt Its Worth" card. It is super helpful! I love, love, love your designs!

Brittany Jamison on Apr 24 2015
Brittany Jamison
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Hi Erin! Yes, I'm from good ole Pittsburgh. Thanks for reaching out. Your designs are gorgeous!

Ally MacWilliams on Jan 09 2015
Ally MacWilliams
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Thank you for your comment on my "All That Glitters" design! I wasn't quite aware of that, it's a huge help!

Monique Soranno on Dec 22 2014
Monique Soranno
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Thanks for the like Erin! Man, your photography is gorgeous!! You create lovely moods :)

Oma N. Ramkhelawan on Dec 21 2014
Oma N. Ramkhelawan
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Thanks for the compliment but 'Well Read' and 'Set In Stone' speak for themselves . . . great photography skill and composition. You work is always so fresh and different. And don't ever hesitate to ask for advice or critique and always feel free to check in on my work and do the same! :)

nocciola design on Oct 10 2014
nocciola design
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Hi Erin, I like your bunny invite the way it is actually! The classic serif font you used for the title goes well with the story book style of your illustration. My 2 cents is to maybe reduce the size of the small text to add contrast, and maybe use Mrs. Eaves? But it looks really nice already!

Kim Dietrich Elam on Oct 09 2014
Kim Dietrich Elam
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Awww - thank you for your super nice comment, Erin!!! :)

Erin Deegan on Jun 09 2014
Erin Deegan
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Aw thanks! Your comment was so nice. I really love you work... both stationery and art.

Ann Gardner on May 31 2014
Ann Gardner
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Sorry, Erin. Yes, I meant the space between the lines of copy. It will let your copy feel less crowded. Best of luck to you!

Two if by Sea Studios on Apr 25 2014
Two if by Sea Studios
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Erin, thanks so much for the nice comment about the Stacked Cups print! Your photography and website are beautiful. What a project you've taken on with your home re-decoration, awesome!

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks

Neeta Sawhney on Apr 08 2014
Neeta Sawhney
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Thanks I really appreciate the critique and I am working on it right know let me know after the corrections Thanks