I am happy to announce the judge’s awards and runner-ups from our business card challenge guest judge Alexis Swanson, the design and PR maven behind her family’s Swanson Vineyards and the creative force behind her cheery blog. Her judge’s award goes to time for a trim by i heart design studio. Alexis chose it because of its “wonderful combination of modern and old time typography, plus it’s great colors.”Comments Off on Business Card Guest Judge Alexis Swanson’s Award
A big thank you to the hundreds of people who participated in our wedding invitations giveaway!
I’m so excited to announce that the winners of our 2nd Annual Incredible Wedding Invitations Giveaway are: Sherry Hart and Maude Leroux. Sherry and Maude, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to redeem your prize. For everyone who didn’t win, from now until April 4th, enjoy 15% off all wedding stationery with the code SPRING15. We’re so happy to be Facebook and Twitter friends with you all now so please stay in touch!1 COMMENT
We were beyond thrilled to have three of the biggest names in the blogosphere guest judge our February Showers Challenge. I’ve had the great privilege of meeting them all in person and let me just say that they are the classiest, wittiest, prettiest, sweetest, most fun ladies ever. And their taste is impeccable, as their very popular blogs attest to, so I know you’re as excited as I am to hear which designs caught their eye in the challenge and why they liked them… so without further ado:
“For me, this design won by a landslide. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s incredibly well thought-out. Most invitations are promptly recycled after the event, but this design will be long-treasured by the lucky couple in the form of a recipe card. Genius, and what a memory for the bride and groom!”
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We were quite pleased with the turn-out. Everyone was so excited to meet fellow Minties and business cards were a-flying!
(From left to right) Adam Lorber, Crystal Stansil, Allison Brennan of the Social Type, Annie Clark, Erin Welles of SunnyJuly, Patsy Henspetter of Aspacia Henspetter, Renne Pulve of Smudge Design, Chanda Alicanté Mariam Naficy, Ree Jae of Chi and You, Taleen Bedikian and Rhonda Hesse9 COMMENTS
It only happens once a year–when we launch our Spring 2011 Wedding Collection–so I’m very excited to bring you our 2nd Annual Incredible Minted Invitation Giveaway. This year we are doubling our prize; offering not just one full invitation suite for 100, but two full suites for two lucky brides, valued at $700 each. Our invitations start at just $134 for 50.
There will be double the winners because after the recent launch of 175 new designs, we know have double the assortment offerings, which is beyond exciting! Minted was the first online retailer to introduce stunning embellishments–like our backers, envelope liners, and skinny wrap address labels–which are all included in this giveaway.
Anne-Marie of the wonderfully inspirational wedding blog Perfect Bound has been one of Minted’s earliest supporters. And so we were just thrilled when we heard of the birth of her first son: Harrison James. We were equally thrilled when she decided to go with a Minted birth announcement.
Like many parents, it was hard for Anne-Marie to decide on the right picture and design combination. But in the end she went with Vintage by Oscar & Emma (above). Don’t you agree that this picture is just unbelievable? The light on his hand, the way his toes are stretched back, the profile of his spikey hair, the texture of the muslin, and the cuddliness of the blanket. He is channeling Moses! I LOVE that it’s a real basket AND that the text fits within it.6 COMMENTS
I hope you are as excited about this Q&A as I am! I’m sure you remember that Laura Hankins was recently chosen as the collection winner in our Happily Ever After Wedding Challenge–a huge honor! She is also a military wife posted with her husband James in Kapolei, Hawaii and we’re lucky to get to know this rising star a little better today!18 COMMENTS
What a treat–literally, it has a very sweet ending–to have Mintie Ann Gardner with us today! Ann has such a wide range of styles and aesthetics in her design portfolio that you might not be able to pick out one of her pieces instantly, but you’ll certainly notice the excellent typography and her awesome use of color. Enjoy learning about living in Texas, her stint as a pastry chef, and the adorable theme Ann chose for her wedding.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a designer?
I think I knew from an early age that I wanted to do something where I could create all day and get paid for it. I LOVED colorforms, playdough, crayons, spirograph…
Do you have any formal design training?
I have a BFA in Communication Arts from Simmons College in Boston. I had taken a few community college courses while I was in high school and the credits transferred over. By my senior year, pretty much all I was taking was independent study classes in photography, silkscreen printing, and a few other art related classes. I was also a teacher’s assistant in photography, so I had access to the photography lab. Best school year ever!
Today we have mintie Alston Wise of B. Wise Papers with us to tell us all about her love of design and what people and places inspire her. You will absolutely recognize her recent The Perfect Match Save the Date entry; it won first prize in our recent Save the Date Challenge. And oh my goodness, you just have to see these pictures of her absolutely adorable family.15 COMMENTS