Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
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This time of year I get a little stir crazy to travel. The past weekend my husband and son and I took a must needed camping trip in Big Sur with some friends and it was the perfect little getaway. I need to check out these safari tents above in El Capitan Canyon (image above) for another weekend trip. Any fun trips on the horizon for you?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

PS We are looking for paid design post submissions for Julep for the We Heart Design category.  If you’re a designer (a Minted designer or otherwise) please check out our submission form right here.

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DIY Giant Painted Wall Confetti

By Jenny, Hank and Hunt

Have you been pinning wall confetti like mad? I know I have. I can’t get enough of it and it is everywhere. From little vinyl stickies (I just used some copper ones for a recent party) to simple paper ones in all the colors of the rainbow, wall confetti isn’t going anywhere soon. This weekend I was making a hand-painted birthday sign for Henry’s upcoming 7th birthday. The blue and aqua colors were so cool on the black card stock that I thought I would try a variation for confetti…

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Note from the Editor

By Liz Stanley, Managing Editor
With NYC Fashion week going on I’ve been seeing a lot of beautiful collections circling the internet and this red and pink dress from Honor caught my eye with the unexpected, bold combination of pink and red (not just for Valentines Day!). Apparently, Princess Diana was a fan of this color combo, and so is Sarah Jessica Parker.

The only question that remains:  Would you wear red lipstick or pink?

Have a bold, unexpectedly wonderful weekend!

Love, Liz + The Julep Editors

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Modern Eclectic Mix

By Victoria, SF Girl by Bay
Hima is the blog behind Helsinki-based freelance writer Stella Harasek, who writes about all things interior design and everything that relates to the cozy concept called home. Stella’s own home is simply stunning. It’s an unexpected and eclectic mix of everything from classically traditional chandeliers, danish mid-century modern, to inexpensive flea market finds, all working in harmony to create a very comfortable, relaxed lived in look, but with a lot of sophistication enhanced but the subtle pastels and shades of gray she so wonderfully combines. This is my kind of modern eclectic mix…
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Perfect Match Wedding Special Prize Winners

By Jen Casebeer, Community Editor

Announcing the special prize winners of our Perfect Match Wedding Invitations Challenge! We look forward to our big, annual wedding invitation challenge every year and watch eagerly as more new, fresh designs show up every day. We’re always so surprised and thrilled with the incredible range of invitations we receive, from classic and traditional to wildly whimsical and contemporary. No matter what the style, all the winners and runner ups below stood out among the over 1,400 submissions we received. As befitting a wedding invitation challenge, we just fell head over heels in love with these designs! Congratulations, winners!

Classic Award for the best classic, timeless design

Classically Stacked” by Ann Gardner 

Every once in a while, we see a design that is so classically, simply beautiful that we know it will truly be timeless. Ann’s “Classically Stacked” is just that. Her traditional black and white color palette, minimalist type, and large, neatly stacked names will never go out of style. An instant classic!

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DIY: Five-Minute Art Print Frame

By Rachael Smith, Penelope & Pip

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Minted has such a gorgeous selection of arts prints, especially for Valentine’s Day, so I thought it would be fun to make an easy DIY frame to get your art print hanging in no time – no expensive framing required!

The structure of this frame also has a neat little trick that will let you swap out your art prints whenever you want to change around the theme of your home decor, and the best part is it takes only five minutes to make.

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