Newly Minted + a Giveaway!

If you read my blog you know I have more than once stated that if I had to I could easily write an entire blog just about cards.

I love DIY ones, photos ones, stationary – doesn’t matter. I think in this day and age of electronic communication, a mailed card is a treasure. It’s a throwback to a time where people took the time to mail out their Holiday cards. I am also still a huge proponent of handwritten Thank You cards. IΒ don’t know anyone that doesn’t love getting a card just to let them know that someone is thinking of them.

So when Minted contacted me to ask if I’d be interested in working with them and show some of my favourites from their line, I was like where do I sign up?

Minted is no ordinary stationary and card design company. How they work is that designers submit their designs to the various design competitions they have on their site and then the community gets to vote on which one they love the most. That design then gets made and sold on And unlike other design competitions, designers are compensated for their designs by winning cash prizes and receive a commission from sales of their card. Not to mention the great exposure for their work. Amazing!

Among Minted’s most popular items include their Christmas Card Collection which has such gems in it as these:

They also make gift tags.

Wedding invitations.

Business cards.

And my personal favourite, Thank You Cards.

There are so many beautiful designs and choices and you can colour customize many of their selections. If you love design and fonts as much as I do, you will just be in heaven with all the options.

In fact maybe you’d like to get some for yourself? Possibly for the upcoming Holiday season? Let us help you get started!

Minted and I are giving you a chance to win $75 to spend at Please enter using Rafflecopter below. Contest runs from October 27, 2013 and ends November 3, 2013.

Good Luck to everyone and I hope Minted makes your Holiday shopping a little easier!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


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    October 27, 2013 at 8:34 am

    So sweet!

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    Ardis-Rustic Retrievals
    October 27, 2013 at 9:07 am

    These are gorgeous!! Amazing quality….

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    Julie (@ellivenstudio)
    October 27, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Woohoo! I could definitely use this! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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    October 27, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Love the glittery cards on their site!

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    October 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Everything with gold on it! Frankly I’m surprised they didn’t ask you to design a new line for them.
    Awesome giveaway!

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    October 27, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Such a fun giveaway! So in love with Minted. Thanks!

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    Victoria β€’ Restoring our Victorian
    October 27, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Echoing the question of when YOUR line will be sold through them?
    Now off to enter!!!

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    October 27, 2013 at 10:35 am

    oooh so pretty!! i love that black and gold “merry and bright” one!!

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    October 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    The thing I love most about Minted is that they “crowd source” all of their beautiful designs from independent designers. They’ve helped to create a supportive and collaborative community.

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    October 27, 2013 at 11:31 am

    We still mail cards every December with a hand written note. There is nothing like the feeling of receiving something special in the mail.

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    October 27, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I like white noel, thanks!

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    Kate @ Another Clean Slate
    October 27, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I love sending cards too- I wish I could get some Minted cards for every holiday!

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    October 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    amazing letterpress business cards!

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    October 27, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Love the “naughty is the new nice” card! Super cute!! πŸ™‚

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    Brittney Reader
    October 27, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Love the holiday revelry!

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    Jennifer @ Brave New Home
    October 27, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    I kinda like em all! Perhaps some Christmas cards for this time of year.

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    Lauren @ The Thinking Closet
    October 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm

    Soooo hard to pick just one fave – – I would seriously do a happy dance to have ANY of these designs grace our Christmas cards this year; but my eye was especially drawn to Angels Sing. Love that song…it makes me think of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

    Alex, this giveaway feels custom tailored to you. In fact, I think Minted might need to hire you to design their cards. I love them just as much! (If not more.)

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    kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
    October 27, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I love those thick cut business cards!

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    October 27, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    These are all so adorable. I don’t know that I could pick just one that is a favorite….hmmmmmm I’m totally loving the idea of the Family Year in review one. just darling!

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    Sondra @ Sondra Lyn at Home
    October 27, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    These are all so great! LOVE the ‘Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ card!!
    Entered and followed!!

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    Tara @ Suburble
    October 28, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Okay – I LOVE that Joy one. In fact, I love it so much that I might just get it for the family even if I don’t win. They’re RAD!

    I love Christmas cards so much, and will keep writing them (even though so many people seem to have given up the tradition). There’s nothing like a written note during the holidays! And pictures! Oh the pictures!

    I love all things Christmas (can’t you tell?!?). Thanks for the giveaway, lady!

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    brooke t
    October 28, 2013 at 6:59 am

    holiday revelry holiday photo cards

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    Karen C Hill
    October 28, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I like the Winter Wonderland card

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    October 28, 2013 at 7:45 am

    I am in love with their foil cards. ALL OF THEM!

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    Bailey Eileen Parr
    October 28, 2013 at 9:55 am

    I really love the Business cards, but they all are very nice!

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    Neaten Your Nest
    October 28, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I love handwritten cards too! I think it makes people feel special and connected! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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    jessica s
    October 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    love the Christmas Salutations card.. so sweet!

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    October 28, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I love the frenchie christmas photo cards!!

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    andrea amy (@mommy2fiveboys)
    October 28, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I actually just ordered a card for my husband from minted for Christmas. It wasn’t technically a Christmas card, but I love it. I ordered this one:

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    October 28, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    Minted has such a great lineup of cards!

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    Sabrina @ Pink Little Notebook
    October 28, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I agree with you mailed cards are a treasure! What a great giveaway!

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    October 28, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve used Minted the past two Christmases and the quality is just outstanding.

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    Erika @ Our Cozy Cubbyhole
    October 28, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    I LOVE Minted!! We could really use this gift card for some wedding invitations! πŸ™‚

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    mama lola
    October 28, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    ohWow, i cannot decide which is my fave! they are all fantastic and beautiful!
    XO, mam lola

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    angela m
    October 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    I like the Hand-Lettered Wishes card

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    October 28, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    What a great idea!

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    October 28, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    I guess it is time to start thinking about those Christmas cards… Thanks for introducing me to this company Alex!

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    October 28, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Love these cards…..I will definitely check them out for family Christmas cards!

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    October 28, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I’m with you on a card received in the mail being a treasure. All too rare! Going over to check out their whole site…

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    October 28, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    White Noel are my favourite

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    October 28, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I love cards too! There’s just nothing like getting paper mail! These cards look gorgeous, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect! I’m waiting on our family pictures to come back from the photographer, then it’s time to make Christmas cards!

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    Tom Ds
    October 28, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Brushed Gold

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    kelly tillotson
    October 29, 2013 at 1:36 am

    i love the White Noel Holiday Ornament Cards
    thanks for the giveaway!

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    Marisa Pedrosa
    October 29, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Love the 3rd card down the list. Definitely would use that one for the Christmas cards.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Thalita - The Learner Observer
    October 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    I am a HUGE fan of cards, and of Minted! We ordered our Wedding thank-you cards from them and they are so amazing. Fantastic giveaway!!!!

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    brittney @ true vintage love
    October 29, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    i love the joy card!!! super cute.

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    now at home mom
    October 29, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    πŸ™‚ I’m glad Minted contacted you for this Alex; it’s so you! πŸ™‚ they must know how much you love cards and hope one day (very soon) they will have your own design available πŸ™‚

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    October 29, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    Happy Kisses is my favorite!

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    October 31, 2013 at 8:02 am

    Those are great looking cards! The custom tags are super cute.

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    Dani @ lifeovereasy
    October 31, 2013 at 11:45 am

    Those cards are so cute! Where was minted when I was painstakingly hand making my Christmas cards years ago!

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    November 1, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Love Minted! The Christmas cards are so lovely.

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    November 2, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I really like the Spirit of Christmas cards

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    November 2, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    Have adored everything MINTED for years. I love their holiday line especial the NAUGHTY is the new NICE.

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