Life Stages Minibook Card Challenge Special Prize Winners

From the chic grommets and unique tabs to the pages of customizable text and photos, our Minibook cards have to be one of the most beautiful, most personalizable ways to share stories, events, and memories. In the Life Stages Minibook Card Challenge, we gave the Minted Community the chance to put their own twist on this very unique format. We asked for fresh, modern designs that would let each customer’s personality shine through. We just love the result! Now we’re happy to announce the winners of our Special Prizes below. Congratulations, everyone!

Big Picture Award for the best Minibook featuring a full-bleed photo on the cover

Forever Timeless” by Maison Yellow

Kaydi’s neat, elegant design makes for the perfect full-bleed card. Keeping it simple with a casual, but chic line of  text on the cover, “Forever Timeless” allows customers to showcase their photographs beautifully. The clean layout and large photos create a perfect blend of romantic minimalism.


Runner Ups: “Strongest Bond” by Stacey Meacham | “Playful Dot” by Kayla King | “Classic Frame” by Lehan Veenker | “Worth Our Wait” by Jennifer Postorino

Best Memorial Minibook Award for the best minibook that celebrates a life well-lived for our brand new category of memorial Minibooks

On Butterfly Wings” by Little Bird Paperie

With a soft, grayscale palette and delicate butterflies, Malena’s Minibook card is a graceful tribute to a life well lived. We love the continuity of the butterfly design printed across the tabs, and the ethereal fade effect. “On Butterfly Wings” is a truly lovely canvas for a loved one’s memory.

Runner Ups: “Champagne Forever” by Larkspur West Paperie | “Lovelyblooms” by nikku | “In Memoriam Book” by Anne Kostecki

Best Birth Announcement Award for the best Minibook to announce a new baby

Meet My New Little Brother” by Sweet Street Gals

Alison and Jessie’s birth announcement accomplishes a rare feat, managing to be adorable and sophisticated at once. We love the sweet, understated polka dots on the binding, and the clean composition of photo and text on the cover. This card is the perfect way to usher in a little one with a light air of refinement!

Runner Ups: “Modern Baby” by GeekInk Design | “Twin Windows” by Heather Francisco

Edgy/Quirky Award for the best Minibook that exemplifies the risk-taking that Minted regularly looks for

Highlighter” by Stacey Meacham

With graphic diagonal stripes, beyond bold type, and a modern black-and-white palette, Stacey’s “Highlighter” is a perfect save the date for a classically cool couple. The splash of color adds just the right touch of daring to the contemporary look.

Runner Ups: “Life, Love, Laughter” by Whitney Maass | “Kraft and Linen” by Alethea and Ruth

Not Overly Femme Award for a wedding Minibook that pleases the guys too

Striped Banner” by Carrie ONeal

Carrie’s keen sense of strong graphics gives “Striped Banner” universal appeal. With a striking banner and dashing striped border, it’s sure to appeal to the happy groom-to-be. We love that the banner’s transparency allows the customer to show off even more of their photos – who could complain?

Runner Ups: “Arrowed In” by Jessie Steury | “Line Frame” by roxy | “Modern Union” by Hooray Creative | “Forever Timeless” by Maison Yellow

Simplicity Award for the best clean, uncluttered Minibook card

Love with a Flourish” by Petite Papier

“Love with a Flourish” takes our Simplicity Award for its effortless clean lines and simple design elements. Basic white text and a clean grey and white color scheme give this design a chic feel. Erin’s “love” flourish sweeps across the pages of the Minibook card, adding just a touch of romance.

Runner Ups: “Milestone Celebration” by Pistols | “Say Hello” by Stacey Meacham| “Summer Love” by Hooray Creative

Destination Wedding Award for the best Minibook card for a destination wedding

Before & After” by Jennifer Wick

Jen does it again! This Minibook card is so much fun. Each of Jen’s illustrations conveys so much personality from her big city skyline to cocktails by the pool. Each little detail adds to the liveliness of the design. This Minibook card basically ensures a fun-filled destination wedding weekend!

Runner Ups: “Tropical Date” by Hooray Creative | “Passport Wedding” by Alethea and Ruth | “Come Fly With Me” by Little Bird Paperie

Customer Favorite

Chalkboard Accents” by Alethea and Ruth

It’s no surprise the customer’s loved Rachel’s “Chalkboard Accents!” Her delicate florals surround the couple’s names in a beautiful way, while her minimalist details and color palette create a uniquely sophisticated twist on a chalkboard design.

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