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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How to: Moglea DIY Wedding Programs

Today we’re showcasing the how-to from Moglea, the grand prize winner of our DIY Wedding Program Challenge, plus her two other brilliant entries. I know you’ll all want to try this one at home! Getting your bridal party or girlfriends to pitch in for this is a great idea. Or have it be a project for your shower. Check out all the other DIY Wedding Program entries from our favorite bloggers here!

Meg’s grand-prize winning Charming Go Lightly wedding program entry:

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Moving Party!!

I can’t get enough of Victoria Hudgins and A Subtle Revelry… I was literally just posting (see below) about her genius DIY wedding programs and happened upon her moving party. Her family is moving from San Diego to Denver.

Fluorescents are ALL the rage right now, which Victoria’s party captured perfectly. It reminded me of some of our fun, bright moving announcements. All photos are from A Subtle Revelry.

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How-to: A Subtle Revelry DIY Wedding Programs

If you haven’t checked out A Subtle Revelry yet, you really have to because you will just love all of Victoria’s detailed projects. She focuses on little projects–making DIY so much more managable and far less overwhelming than other blogs out there. Victoria’s brad program below was one of two runner-ups in our DIY Wedding Program Challenge. Check out all the other DIY Wedding Program entries from our favorite bloggers here!

For the Charming Go Lightly Wedding Program, Victoria turned brads into confetti.

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