Take A Bow Quickfire Holiday Wrapping Paper Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Take a Bow Quickfire Holiday Wrapping Paper Challenge! At Minted we believe that when giving holiday gifts, what’s outside the box matters almost as much as what’s inside. We looked to you, the Minted artist community, to design modern, unique, non-custom wrapping paper designs to make Minted customers’ gifts even more special this holiday season. Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award

For the most design-forward, innovative wrapping paper design that you would only find at Minted.
$500

Party On by Vivian Yiwing

Runners Up: Pink Confetti by Yeye62, Holiday Wave by Baumbirdy and Airstream Holidays by Baumbirdy


Silver Bells Award

We are very excited about sourcing foil-pressed gift wrap for the first time! This award is for the best non-custom gift wrap design featuring a foil element.
$250

Happy Reindeers by Susanne Kasielke

Runners Up: Snowy Night by heathered and Berry Fields by Elena Wilken


Timeless Tradition Award

This award goes to the best gift wrap design that has a classic and traditional holiday feel.
$250

gingham stars by Carolyn Nicks

Runner Up: Watercolor Sprigs by Lehan Veenker


Santa’s Little Helper Award

For the best fun and festive pattern design that appeals to children.
$250

Arctic by Genna Cowsert

Runners Up: Letter to Santa by Peetie Design and Favorite Winter Things by Anastasia Makarova


Classic Christmas Red Award

For the best wrapping paper design featuring a prominently red color palette.
$250

Painted Snow by Cass Loh

Runners Up: Floating Greenery by Jan Shepherd and Minimalist Trees by Mischief Monday


Non-Denominational Award

For the best wrapping paper design that is not specific to a certain holiday and could therefore be used for an array of winter celebrations.
$250

Festive Village by Iveta Angelova

Runners Up: Painterly Plaid by AK Graphics and Luxe Branches by Lucrecia


First-Time Winner Award

For the best design from a designer winning for the first time.
$250

Bottle Brush Forest by Janet Hirata Stall


Critique Award

For providing helpful critique during the challenge.
$150 towards art supplies or art classes

Congratulations, letterfix!

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Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Card Challenges: Special Prizes


Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Just for Her: Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards, Cue the Confetti: Children’s Birthday Greeting Cards, and Another Year, Another Adventure: Masculine Birthday and Anniversary Greeting Cards Challenges!

We looked to you, our community of artists, to create fresh, unique designs. We looked for innovative designs that shake up the existing market and that customers truly love. We were thrilled with the results!

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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All the Feels: Sympathy & Get Well and Let the Good Times Roll: Everyday Milestones Greeting Card Challenges: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our All the Feels: Sympathy & Get Well and Let the Good Times Roll: Everyday Milestones Greeting Card Challenges!

We looked to you, our talented artist community, to continue to push the boundaries in these categories and design cards with a wide range of sentiments, from sincere and heartfelt to honest and imperfect.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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2019 Religious Christmas Photo Card Challenge: Top 20 Winners

Written by Julie Black and Kelly Hird

The countdown begins – with the Top 20 winners of the Counting Our Blessings Religious Christmas Photo Card Challenge! For many Minted customers, Christmas is both a festive occasion and a meaningful celebration of their faith. From traditional and reinvented classic, to bold and modern, to minimalist, we’re thrilled to showcase a broad range of styles across this year’s faith-centric assortment. Congratulations to the winners!

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New Formats Children’s Birthday Greeting Card Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the New Formats: Children’s Birthday Greeting Card Challenge special prize winners!

The world of children’s birthday cards is full of bold, 3D cards with unique printing types and embellishments, and we’re thrilled to announce that Minted will be launching a new formats children’s birthday card challenge to add new options to the industry. For this challenge, we asked for birthday cards for boys and girls ages 1 to 21.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Birthday Boy Award
Goes to the best birthday card intended for a boy
$750

Dinomite Birthday by melanie mikecz

Runner-up: Hey Wild Thing! by Kayla King.

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From Here to Eternity Quickfire Letterpress Wedding Invitation Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the From Here to Eternity Quickfire Letterpress Wedding Invitation Challenge!

Customers love letterpress for its luxurious texture, and we seek a broad range of styles for this assortment, from traditional and reinvented classic, to bold and modern, to minimalist. We challenged you, our talented artist community, to show us your freshest take on this premium format.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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I’m New Here! Birth Announcements Challenges: Special Prizes

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Announcing the Special Prize winners of our I’m New Here! Non-Foil-Pressed Birth Announcements Challenge and I’m New Here! Foil-Pressed Birth Announcements Challenge!

New parents come to Minted to help share the most exciting of news with friends and family – the birth of their little one! Parents most often care about showcasing a photo of their baby as the central focus of the birth announcement.

We looked to our talented Minted community of artists to create unique, modern designs as special as this cherished milestone.

Congratulations to all of our winners!

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A New Perspective Minted x West Elm 6th Art Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our A New Perspective Minted x West Elm 6th Art Challenge!

This year marks the 6th anniversary of the Minted x West Elm Art collaboration, and we’re thrilled to announce that this year our companies will be greatly increasing the visibility of the Minted x West Elm Art collection as a whole. Specifically, in 2019, select Minted Art will be featured in all 100+ West Elm stores nationwide.

Similar to Minted, West Elm has a passion for supporting artist communities and bringing unique designs into customers’ homes. These shared values have laid a strong foundation for our successful partnership and are guiding a future with increased exposure for our artists. In this challenge, we were looking for a standout new Art collection to be the face of this partnership.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


West Elm SVP of Design Award
For the piece that most captures the attention of West Elm’s
Senior Vice President of Design, Jeffrey Hannoosh
$500 cash and a $500 gift certificate to West Elm

Coastal Swell by Caryn Owen


Photography Award
For the most interesting piece of photography that can scale large and will push the
boundaries of our current assortment
$750 and a Minted wall mural of your choice (up to $1,225 value)

Traction by Sasquatch Mansfield

Runners-up: Skylight Shadows by A Maz Designs, Tulip by Angie McMonigal, and
Rose Colored Glasses by Katie Doherty

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Dream Big Nursery & Kids Wall Mural Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Dream Big Nursery & Kids Wall Mural Challenge! We’re thrilled to soon offer wall murals for nurseries and children’s bedrooms. Our customers are excited to use this fun, lightweight and large-scale format for their children’s rooms. We looked to you, our talented community of artists, to push the boundaries of our newest product and see the world through the eyes of a child. We were looking for designs that inspire children and build their imagination through Minted’s largest artwork yet.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Nursery Award
For the best wall mural for a nursery
$500

Embrace Greenery by jinseikou

Embrace Greenery

Runners-up: Dreamy by Sumak Studio and Forecast no. 46 by Ashleigh Ninos

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Crazy in Love Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenge: Special Prizes

Announcing the Special Prize winners of our Crazy in Love Foil-Pressed Wedding Invitation Challenge! This year, we were excited to debut 5 new foil textures during our foil-pressed wedding challenge: Black, Bronze, Ice Blue, Pure White, and Iridescent Pearl. We looked for a wide range of styles in this challenge that would appeal to our customers’ diverse tastes, and were blown away by the submissions using our existing foil types as well as our new foil types.

Congratulations to all of our winners!


Out of the Box Award
For the most design-forward, innovative wedding invitation that you would only find at Minted.

$2,500, a dedicated Minted Marketing email, and guaranteed placement on the first page of the Minted Wedding Invitation Category for at least eight weeks

Banded Arch by Baumbirdy

Runners-up: Romantic Waves by Angela Garrick and Starburst by Alethea and Ruth

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