2010 Holiday Spectacular: Judge’s Awards

We interrupt the Holiday Countdown to bring you our esteemed judge’s awards! Given how awesome our judges are, we’re pretty sure you’ll understand! Each of these winners will receive $500 for each judge’s prize.

Elizabeth Mayhew is the Editor-in-Chief of Woman’s Day magazine and lover of all fine stationery–so much so that her stationery was featured in the New York Times.

Courtney Dolloff of Design Work LifeHead vs. Heart, and Seamless Creative is an arbiter and creator of great design. She also just recently became a Mrs!! A huge congratulations from the entire Minted community on your recent nuptials!

Courtney had a hard time narrowing down her favorites, but she eventually came to the same conclusion as Elizabeth, yes, as luck would have it, two of our judge’s chose the exact same design so the winner will receive a grand total of $1,000:

Oscar+Emma‘s Nordic Snowflake.

We’re not surprised, this is such a beautiful design. The stripes have so much pop and the snowflake is so beautifully put together. I love the repeated dots and the floral motifs throughout. It’s just simply gorgeous. Stunning. Breathtaking. Refreshing. Yes, all of that and more!

Our third and final judge is Grace Bonney of the widely read and critically lauded blog Design*Sponge.

Grace chose Jolly Dots by Sweet Tree Studio.

We’re so taken by this great design that we’ve actually already sung it’s praises when it won No. 21.

So double congratulations to both Sarah and Karly–you are both doubly talented ladies!

Grace was also very taken by two other designs. She gave Emily Ranneby 1st Runner Up for Joyeux Noel + St Nicholas, No. 19. And, she gave her 2nd Runner Up to–no surprise here–Nordic Snowflake by Oscar + Emma.

Please join me in thanking our esteemed judges for sharing their excellent aesthetic with us!

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  1. Maria Estigoy

    Congrats Karly and Sarah – a well deserved win! Both designs are showstoppers.

  2. stacey day

    gorgeous gorgeousness. love both of these. congrats to each of you!

  3. Amy E

    Congrats on your wins ladies!!! Thanks to the lovely judges that made designing for this challenge even more exciting and fun!!!

  4. Hailey M.

    Wow – that is so exciting ladies – congrats!!

  5. DK

    What about the awards for funny and religious and all that? congrats everyone! =]

  6. Meg G.

    Congrats. You both deserved it! Such creative designs!!

  7. Yolanda Mariak Chendak

    Congratulations to all, a deserved win 🙂

  8. Thank you so much, everyone! What a wonderful surprise!

  9. Paige

    That’s fantastic ladies! Congratulations on such beautiful designs!

  10. Sydney

    Congratulations X 4!!!

  11. Mariam

    Congratulations on these much-deserved awards! DK, All the special award announcements will be sprinkled in over the next several days, so please stay tuned…

  12. Nam

    Absolutely stunning work, Karly! Nordic snowflake is one of my favourite, a perfection!

  13. Congrats Ladies!! You deserve it!

  14. Sharon(crimsonlane)

    Congratulations ladies!

  15. Ashley

    Congratulations to you both!

  16. Sarah

    I am beyond thrilled! Thank you so much everybody!

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