Show Off Your Newborn Baby Photos!

If you have always thought your child was the cutest one on the block, here is your chance to prove it! Minted is inviting customers and fans to submit their newborn photos for a chance to be showcased in our card assortment on minted.com. We are looking specifically for newborn baby photos. Photos submissions are accepted through Friday, July 29, 2011 at NOON PST.


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Sending Good Cheer Holiday Challenge: Guest Judges’ Awards

We won’t be announcing the winners in our Sending Good Cheer Holiday Card Design Challenge until all of the new holiday cards launch, but we know you’re like us and dying for a little news… and our guest judges were so over-the top-cool, that we’re delighted to share three of their awards with you today. Out of a staggering 2,554 submissions, three holiday photo card designs stood out to our judges.

Kristin van Ogtrop is the managing editor of Real Simple, the bible of the Minted consumer. Kristin, in addition to being a wonderful person to hang out with, oversees all of Real Simple’s brand extensions (from the website to books to mobile apps), and is a many-times published writer. She chose “Year in Review” by j.bartyn design.

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The International Celebration Challenge: Judge’s Awards

A million apologies for this delayed post… several of our esteemed judges were traveling and a bit hard to reach… but, alas, the winners of our International Celebration Challenge. Each winner will receive a prize of $200. Congratulations to all!

CHINESE NEW YEAR: Alan Lo, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Ambassadors of Design, chose Neon Dragon Chinese New Year Card by Kristen Smith.

“Interesting use of vintage inspired textures and also use of dragon reference makes this an easy to understand yet timeless design.”

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Chronicle Books chooses Minted Designers!

Today is an exciting day for us… we are thrilled to announce the designs that Chronicle Books, our first-ever partner, has chosen designs submitted to the Chronicle-Minted challenge to print and launch in stores around the world.  Christina Amini, Executive Editor of Chronicle, along with her colleagues, has chosen:

Ballooning, by Momo

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Paper Business Cards for the Tech Geek

Did you read this New York Times article about the end of the traditional business card? If you’re not ready to say bye bye to the paper business card yet, fear not. We have scouted a really cool way to bring a little “web 2.0” to your business card that showcases your tech savvy side.

How about a business card with just your twitter handle on it? Check out this one from A Continuous Lean.

Twitter Business Card

Twitter Business Card

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Fourth of July Parties!

Our good country’s birthday is around the corner… what are you doing to celebrate?

Block Birthday Party Invitations by the Social Type, re-purposed into a Fourth of July party invitation! For a completely custom invitation: simply make a note of your color change request in the special instructions box as you’re checking out.

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