Darling Debut Foil and Non-Foil-Pressed Birth Announcement Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Darling Debut Foil and Non-Foil-Pressed Birth Announcement Challenges!

For parents, announcing the news of their growing family to loved ones is a momentous occasion. At Minted, we believe news this big should be beautiful! A birth announcement card gives new parents the opportunity to share sweet photos of their little one as well as let friends and family what name (and possibly nickname) they’ve given their child.  We looked to our talented community of artists to create designs as special as this cherished milestone, from traditional and classic, to sweet and simple, to modern and playful.

We were also thrilled to introduce brand new foil and gloss colors in Baby & Kids this year —  Pink and Purple Foil and Pink and Blue Gloss. We were excited to see the innovative ways artists incorporated these new foil and gloss textures into submissions.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Non-Foil-Pressed Birth Announcement Challenge

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative birth announcement that you would only find at Minted
$1,000

Adored by Erin German Design

Runners-Up: Minimal Shapes by Dozi, Abstract Dots by Kelly Schmidt, and simple and soft by Sumak Studio

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What’s on My Bag? Quickfire Fabric Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prizes from our What’s on My Bag? Quickfire Fabric Challenge! Last year, we launched a beautiful assortment of bags and pouches featuring fresh artwork and patterns from our community of independent designers. We were excited to source a wide range of new, unique, unseen-before designs for both women and men from this Challenge for fabric gifting items for the 2020 holiday season. Congratulations to our winners!


Visionary Award

For the fabric design that feels truly differentiated and new
$750

Tropical Mood by Dominique Vari

Runners-Up: Abstract View by Monika Drachal and Breeze by Vivian Yiwing

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Twice as Nice – Fine Art Pairs & Sets Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners from our Twice as Nice – Fine Art Pairs & Sets Challenge! This was our first-ever challenge in this format, where we asked artists to submit multiple pieces to make up a pair or set. We were looking for fresh, beautiful artwork that makes a big impact, inspiring our customers to transform their spaces and help them easily fill their blank walls with groups of artwork.

Congratulations to our winners!


Complementary Award

For the best set of cohesive art pieces that create compositional contrast yet balance when hung together
$750 and a $250 gift card to Blick or B&H

Ceramic Bowl and Vase by Roseanne Kenny

Runners-Up: Urban garden by Creo Study and Light Rustic Formation 1 by Angel Walker

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Birthday, Anniversary, and Everyday Greeting Card Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners from our Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards For Him Challenge, Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards For Her Challenge, and Show You Care: Everyday Expressions Greeting Card Challenge! We looked to you, our talented community of artists and writers, to design fresh, unique designs for a range of birthdays and everyday occasions across these 3 Challenges. Congratulations to our winners!


Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards for Her

Front Forward

For the card with the strongest front design with elements in the top 1/3, that jumps off the shelf!
$800

birthday poppies by Rebecca Durflinger

Runner Up: Tropical mess by Lucrecia


All About The Message

For the card with the strongest copy in any sentiment type
$800

Here for it by Lea Delaveris

Runners-Up: reasonable time by Holly Whitcomb and Not Just Today by Kelsey Mucci


Laugh Out Loud Funny Award

For the funniest congratulations card that makes us laugh the loudest
$700

Alexa by Creo Study

Runner Up: next level by Angela Garrick


Originality Award

For the design that incorporates the best original illustration that has been created specifically for this Challenge and not used before
$600

On This Journey by Angel Walker

Runner Up: Goooo Wild by Kristen Smith


Modern Romantic Award

This award will go to the strongest heartfelt birthday card intended for a wife or female partner – heartfelt without being cheesy or dated
$600

Clearly the Best by Kacey Kendrick Wagner


On The Inside Award

For the design that makes the best use of interior copy and/or illustration to make the whole card special
$500

Flower Cake by Itsy Belle Studio


Celebrating Mom Award

This award goes to the strongest birthday card intended for your mother
$500

Wild flowers by Lucrecia


Birthdays For Daughters Award

This award goes to the best birthday design intended for your daughter
$500

compliments for daughter by Anastasia Makarova


Newbie Award

This award goes to the strongest design from a newbie artist
$200

Purrrfect Birthday by Lena Erysheva

Runner Up: Act Your Age by Bright Room Studio


Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards for Him

Front Forward

For the card with the strongest front design with elements in the top 1/3, that jumps off the shelf!
$800

You make my world go round by Ana Peake

Runner Up: My Beloved Snorer by Anchored Paper Co.


All About The Message

For the card with the strongest copy in any sentiment type
$800

My life with you by Creo Study

Runner Up: Laughs by Lea Delaveris


Laugh Out Loud Funny Award

For the funniest card that makes us laugh the loudest
$700

Age So Well by Amy Kross

Runner Up: Cold Feet by Ashlee Townsend


Originality Award

For the design that incorporates the best original illustration that has been created specifically for this Challenge and not used before
$600

highs and lows by Tennie and Co.


Modern Romantic Award

This award will go to the strongest heartfelt birthday card intended for a husband or partner – heartfelt without being cheesy or dated
$600

All this Time by Julie Murray

Runner Up: Forever by Elly


On The Inside Award

For the design that makes the best use of interior copy and/or illustration to make the whole card special
$500

Coupon by Grace Kreinbrink


Celebrating Dads Award

This award goes to the strongest design intended for your father.
$500

The Dad by Pixel and Hank

Runners-Up: Beary Much by ink moth creative and GOAT by Itsy Belle Studio


Birthdays For Husbands Award

This award goes to the best birthday design intended for your husband
$500

Report Card by Mayflower Press


Couple Congratulations Award

This award goes to the best card for a couple on their anniversary
$400

Greatest Duo by Anchored Paper Co.


From The Pet Award

This award goes to a birthday card with playful copy that indicates that the card is ‘from the dog’ or ‘from the cat’
$400

Left You a Present by Pink House Press

Runner Up: Cat Box by Genna Blackburn


Newbie Award

This award goes to the strongest design from a newbie artist
$200

Vintage Sunburst by Written by Kristen

Runner Up: You’re so fly by Townsend Majors


Show You Care: Everyday Expressions Greeting Card Challenge

Front Forward

For the card with the strongest front design with elements in the top 1/3, that jumps off the shelf!
$700

Magic cake by Helen Halik

Runners-Up: mom and me elephant by Christy Hy lee and Stellar Birthday Kids by Hannah Chi


All About The Message

For the card with the strongest copy in any sentiment type
$700

Uncancelled Plans by Laura Condouris


Originality Award

For the design that incorporates the best original illustration that has been created specifically for this Challenge and not used before
$600

You Stack Up by Ana Peake

Runner Up: A wild birthday by Char-Lynn Griffiths


Laugh Out Loud Award

For the funniest congratulations card that makes us laugh the loudest
$500

Daily Tolerance by Ashlan Berry

Runner Up: Top Dog by Ana Peake


On The Inside Award

For the design that makes the best use of interior copy and/or illustration to make the whole card special
$500

bananas by Rebecca Durflinger

Runner Up: Happily by Susan Moyal


Mini Milestones

For the strongest children’s birthday card that celebrates a milestone birthday (1st – 5th)
$500

Born 2 Rule by Teju Reval


Simply Sentimental

For the wedding card with the best heartfelt, long-form (2+ sentences) copy
$500

Newlyweds Cake by Kelly Stewart


Celebrate Friendship

For the best friendship or ‘ just because’ card that joyfully expresses a friendship sentiment, but that could work across other categories as well (like birthday)
$400

Anything is Popsicle by Kanika Mathur

Runners-Up: Boss babe by Creo Study and ema by chocomocacino


With Heartfelt Sympathy

For the sympathy card with the best heartfelt, long-form (2+ sentences) copy
$300

Beloved by Tennie and Co.


Always & Forever

For the best wedding card that celebrates an engagement or bridal shower
$300

Power Couple by Pink House Press


Loss Of Loved One

For the most meaningful sympathy card that pays tribute to the loss of a spouse, parent, or someone close to you
$300

Comforting flowers by Creo Study


Newbie Award

This award goes to the strongest design from a newbie artist
$200

Congrats on Your Cutie by Jamie Bartlett

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Spotlight on Art Quickfire Fine Art Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners from our Spotlight on Art Quickfire Fine Art Challenge! In this Challenge, we were looking for a fresh new collection of limited edition art prints to elevate the aesthetic of the Minted Fine Art assortment for 2020. We were excited to see so many pieces that pushed the boundaries across a diverse range of mediums, styles, and subject matters.

Congratulations to the winners!


Pairs Award

For the two strongest pieces of art that are meant to hang together
$750

CS1#4 and CS1#1 by WeArt

Runners-Up: Moon Tides II and Moon Tides I by Eloise Bound, and Abstract Pacific Seascape Diptych 2 and Abstract Pacific Seascape Diptych 1 by Caryn Owen

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Pomp and Circumstance Graduation Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Pomp and Circumstance Foil & Non-Foil-Pressed Graduation Challenges! In these Challenges, we were looking for the freshest, most original graduation announcement and party invitation designs for students to announce this milestone to their loved ones.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Non-Foil Challenge

Originality Award
For the graduation announcement or party invitation design that incorporates the best original drawing, illustration, or lettering that has been made specifically for this Challenge and not used before.
$750 + a $50 gift card to BLICK.

Lettered by Wildfield Paper Co.

Runner Up: Sketched laurels by Stacey Meacham

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We Found Love Wedding Invitation Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our We Found Love Foil & Non-Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenges! In this Challenge, we were looking for a broad range of fresh, highly unique designs that would appeal to our diverse customer base. Congratulations to all of our winners!


We Found Love Non-Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenge

Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative wedding invitation that you would only find at Minted.
$2,000, a dedicated Minted Marketing email, and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Wedding Invitation Category for at least eight weeks

Color Arch by Baumbirdy

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Minted Artists in the Press – August 2020

Congratulations to Minted artists who were featured in House Beautiful, ABC7, Life & Style, Entertainment Tonight Online, and HGTV Magazine  Join the fun of spotting Minted artists in the press by uploading PR clips on your social media with the hashtag #mintiespotting.

House Beautiful (September 2020) “State of The Art” featuring “Shutters” art print by Paul Berthelot

ABC7 (August 6th, 2020) “‘A completely different kind of year’: How pandemic will influence what you see in greeting cards this holiday season” featuring holiday cards “Hindsight” by Toast & Laurel and “Keeping It Together” by Pink House Press and “Letters of Joy” by Jessica Maslyn.  “A Hug For You” by Everyday Hooray, “Anti Social Together” by Char-Lynn Griffiths, “Positive Vibes” by Karidy Walker, “Wine Nap Repeat” by Cindy Chu, “Lemons” by Pink House Press greeting cards, “Still Graduating” graduation announcement by Bonjour Berry, and “Over The Moon” event change card by Snow and Ivy


Life & Style (August 3rd, 2020) “Fashion Feed” featuring “Indigo Diamond” Canvas Snap Backpack by Agnes Pierscieniak

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Minted Artists In the Press – July 2020

Congratulations to Minted artists who were featured in The Knot Magazine, HGTV Magazine, Beverley Mitchell’s Instagram, Apartment Therapy, and Brit+Co.  Join the fun of spotting Minted artists in the press by uploading PR clips on your social media with the hashtag #mintiespotting.

The Knot (Summer 2020) “Rhapsody in Blue” featuring wedding invitations “Plain and Simple” by Chris Griffith, “Aurora” by Itsy Belle Studio, and “Floral Screenprint” by Jennifer Wick


HGTV Magazine (July/August 2020) “Bench + Art Always Works” featuring “Beach Summer Blues” art print by Helen Makadia Photography


Beverley Mitchell Instagram (July 19th, 2020) featuring “Loved” birth announcement by Sara Hicks Malone


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MINTED ARTISTS IN THE PRESS – JUNE 2020

Congratulations to Minted artists who were featured on Bobby Berk’s Instagram, Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool Experience, HGTV Magazine, HuffPost, and the Today Show. Join the fun of spotting Minted artists in the press by uploading PR clips on your social media with the hashtag #mintiespotting.

Bobby Berk’s Instagram Stories (June 18th, 2020) featuring “It Caused a Ripple” by Jennifer Daily and “Sundown in the Chisos” and “Dust in the Chisos” by Kati Ramer


Apartment Therapy (May 15th, 2020) Small Cool Experience at Home” featuring “Where We Dream” by Kristi Jackson, “Two Liter Ship“,”Two Percent Milk“, “Two Sisters” and “Clothespins 2” by Elliot Stokes, “Upside” by Kitty Seeber, “Domino Effect” and “Tomah” by Lorent and Leif, “Otonio” and “Avery” by Parima Studio, “Plant Cell 1” by Mary Gaspar, “Dance” by Paper Dahila, “Calm Forest No. 20” by Cait Courneya, “Tulip” by Angie McMonigal, “Array” by Van Tsao, “Beige Scene” by Alexandra Feo, “Broken Clouds” by Stephanie Goos Johnson, “Farm House” by Lindsay Megahead, “Remember:Lily of the Valley” by Renee Anne, “Semicolon” and “The Awakening” by Alex Isaacs Designs, “The Humble Egg” by Monica Loos, “Ocotillo II” by Kamala Nahas, “Flora Number One” by Leslie Hamer, “The Balancing 2” by Francesca Iannaccone, “Lupine” and “Wild Radish” by Jorey Hurley, “7th Street Hotel” by Baumbirdy, “Atelier” by Makewells, “Thumbprint” by Heather Francisco, “Amour” by Morgan Kendall, “Dippin In” by Celeste Duffy, “Zickafoose” by Misty Hughes, “Moon, Sun, and Midnight” by Deborah Velasquez, “Bold Pathways” by Ilana Greenberg, “Final Countdown” and “Untapped Potential” by Jennifer Daily, and “Soft Coral” by Caryn Owen


HGTV Magazine (June 2020) “Spot On” featuring “Fun Polka Dot” napkins by Magdalena Earnest


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