Minted Review (& Giveaway!)

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

Updated: This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Heidi, who wrote, “I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas cards! It’s so classy.” Heidi, I’ll be sending you an email with your credit details.

 

Have you heard of Minted? While on the surface it looks like another online stationary and holiday card store, it goes far beyond that.

Minted was founded in 2007 with the idea that there was under-represented creative talent all around the world and that the Internet could help connect these artists with customers. The company holds “design challenges” that draw entries from more than 48 countries. The public votes on their favorites and Minted produces and sells the winning designs, returning a commission to the designer on every sale.

Minted contacted me recently to ask if I wanted to review their products and tell you about them. I was impressed with the look of their designs, but when I dug in and read about their business model I got really excited. They aren’t just selling pretty Christmas cards and wedding invitations, they are actually helping independent artists to flourish through crowdsourcing. That’s the kind of company I can get behind.

Disclosure: Minted sponsored this post by providing me with shop credit and use of their images. All words and opinions about their products are my own. 

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

But back to the holiday cards, because if you do holiday cards, this is a good place to look for them. Gorgeous photo cardspost cards, stunning foil-pressed designs, and even options without traditional holiday greetings (those are hard to find!). Each design can be customized to make your holiday cards unique to your taste.

I have skipped sending holiday cards for the last few years, but I’m intrigued by the Minibook and Booklette options. I think some grandparents in our lives would appreciate these!

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

If you are looking for wedding invitations, Minted’s selection is extensive. From invitations with fresh designs, save the date cards and magnets, to programs, menus and beautiful party decor. You can sign up here to have a sample kit sent to you.

minted party - 600

Speaking of party decor, be sure to check out the seasonal and themed decor available. You can select individual items (I love the personalized bunting banners!), select pre-made party bundles, or put together your own package of fun for a discount price.

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

But this has to be my favorite group of products right here: Personalized day planners, address books, and notebooks. Pick your cover, choose your interior notebook (blank journal with lined, blank or graph paper, address book, or perpetual monthly or weekly planner), choose your binding, and optionally customize the cover with your name or photos. They also invite special requests by email.

Custom notebooks? That’s my love language right there.

Are you a fan of old-fashioned correspondence? Minted also sells custom stationary with designs for him, for her, and for kids. One of my sisters gave my daughter a box of gift cards for her birthday last year and Bean loves to draw a picture on a card to send to someone she’s thinking about. I’m pretty sure my sister is stoked too, because she’s been the recipient of a card more than once! A set of beautiful cards make a great gift.

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

In addition to stationary, Minted also sells limited edition and custom art prints, framed or unframed, in a range of sizes. I found this stunning landscape by Emily Jeffords, an oil painter I’ve recently been following on Instagram.

I think the state-shaped custom prints would make a really fun wedding gift, and I love the name and letter prints for a new baby. These designs are fresh and modern and would look great hanging in a nursery. I’m thinking about ordering this “S” print with a photo of my girl.

Minted crowdsources beautiful designs and produces what their users vote on. The result is stunning cards, invitations and party decor that connects independent artists with discerning customers. This review gives an overview of the products available and includes a $50 shop credit giveaway! :: www.nurturedmama.net

But wait, there’s more! Minted isn’t just about paper goods. They’ve also just launched printed fabric! Minted is working with artists around the world to reproduce patterns that customers can buy in cotton or cotton-linen blend by the yard. How cute is this whale print? Or these veggies? A yard of custom-print fabric isn’t cheap at $32-34 a yard, but for a small project like a baby quilt or contrast fabric for a special outfit, you can have a beautiful one-of-a-kind look.

The only real problem with the breadth of Minted’s products is figuring out what to order! But I can help with that, a little. Because Minted has offered a $50 credit to one Nurtured Mama reader.

To enter, leave a comment describing your favorite Minted product. For an additional chance to win, sign up for the Nurtured Mama newsletter here and leave me a comment that you have so that I can confirm your subscription went through. If you are already a subscriber, just leave a comment saying so.

At 9AM PST on Wednesday November 19 I’ll draw a winner for the giveaway using Random.org and will notify the winner by email. Good luck!

To keep up with what’s new at Minted, check out their beautiful blog, Julep. There you’ll find company news as well as sweet craft ideas and inspiration. Want to participate? Go here to submit designs or to vote on current contests. 

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

, , ,

35 Responses to Minted Review (& Giveaway!)

  1. mere November 18, 2014 at 10:22 pm #

    Minted has such pretty things! I would really love to get a calendar for my fridge. They look so well made and stylish.

  2. Elizabeth November 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    I look at them every once in a while – love their stuff. I did not realize they had art prints! The colors in that landscape are so soothing. I think it is today’s favorite.
    Elizabeth recently posted…the color fernMy Profile

  3. Heidi November 17, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Subscribed to your newsletter via colorvibrant at hotmail dot com
    Heidi recently posted…Review: Becoming Bea by Leslie GouldMy Profile

  4. Heidi November 17, 2014 at 1:05 pm #

    I’m loving the Winter Brush Christmas cards! It’s so classy.
    Heidi recently posted…Review: Becoming Bea by Leslie GouldMy Profile

  5. Elisa Gruss November 17, 2014 at 11:20 am #

    There are so many Minted products I love, its hard to choose a favorite! I could fill my house with their art work. I particularly like Out to Sea and Soaring Bird. There holiday cards are perfect. I think I would choose Instant Film for our family. Thanks for hosting!

  6. Hanna November 17, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    We use Minted every year and I love almost everything they offer! The art prints are beautiful and so are the holiday cards. This time I’ve been eyeing Storied Joy.

  7. Mary P. November 17, 2014 at 8:57 am #

    So excited to have joined your newsletter. I love their cards. I would probably order Holidays cards, maybe Joie Grid!

  8. Mary P. November 17, 2014 at 8:50 am #

    I just love Minted! I love their cards and would probably buy their Joie Grid cards for the Holidays. They have the best quality paper and designs. I just subscribed to your newsletter and am excited to read it! Thanks for the opportunity.

  9. D Schmidt November 16, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    Email subscriber

  10. D Schmidt November 16, 2014 at 11:42 am #

    Visited and my favorite item is the A Little Christmas Whimsy by Laura Bolter Design holiday cards, so delightful!

  11. Ashley B November 15, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    I am LOVING their foil pressed collection!!! The one called “Love Line” is probably my favorite!

  12. Gary November 15, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    Holiday Revelry is my favorite

  13. Bill November 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    loving mellow yellow design

  14. miranda November 15, 2014 at 7:53 pm #

    I like bold sparkle card

  15. Denise Konkel November 15, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

    I like the art prints and the Winter Brush Christmas photo card.

  16. Deborah Gardner November 14, 2014 at 9:43 pm #

    I absolutely love the Bright Beginnings Holiday postcards – they are so pretty!

  17. Keara B. November 14, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    I absolutely love the Hand Painted Chevron Foil Stamped Photo Art. Such a neat idea to turn an ordinary photo into a piece of art. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway!

  18. Lynn November 14, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    They have an art print called unearthed that I really love. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    (I just subscribed to your newsletter as well)

  19. Dandi D November 14, 2014 at 1:16 pm #

    I subscribed to your newsletter!

  20. Dandi D November 14, 2014 at 1:13 pm #

    I really like the Storied Joy holiday card.

  21. rachel November 14, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    I’m coveting the “Covered in Joy” card!

  22. Juniper November 14, 2014 at 10:17 am #

    I’m most intrigued by the notebooks! And I’m subscribed to the newsletter.
    Juniper recently posted…FroZen – when Disney and Buddhism collideMy Profile

  23. Kenny Hall November 13, 2014 at 8:46 pm #

    Timeless Greeting Christmas card is my fav!

  24. Dianne Hall November 13, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    I like the Destination Luggage Tag Christmas cards 🙂

  25. Clare November 13, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    OK – don’t know if I would use them but LOVE the idea of Mommy Business Cards. For the first time in my adult life, I don’t have a business card and miss how easy they can make the sharing of contact details.
    Subscribed as well 🙂

  26. Beth R November 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I subscribe at Gkeeper333(at)yahoo(dot)com

  27. Beth R November 13, 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    I love the Wreck the Halls card. Definitely fits our chaos

  28. Alyssa S November 13, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    I have also subscribed to your e-mail – [email protected]

  29. Alyssa S November 13, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    Their “aglow” card is my favorite – so simple and timeless!

  30. Melissa M November 12, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    I like the wreck the halls holiday photo cards.

  31. Courtney Krug November 12, 2014 at 7:41 pm #

    The Aglow design is my favorite of the holiday cards!

  32. Kristen November 12, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    I like the Shauna Stripe business cards.

  33. Laura C November 12, 2014 at 9:26 am #

    I love their aglow Christmas cards!

  34. Sharon November 12, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    Oh wonderful eye candy! I had not discovered this company before and I really, really like everything they have to offer. It would be hard to decide between the art prints and the custom notebooks! CUSTOM NOTEBOOKS ohhh!
    Sharon recently posted…These are the Good Old DaysMy Profile

  35. steph November 12, 2014 at 5:08 am #

    love notecards!

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes

Move from being a people pleaser to having strong boundaries.

x

Do you want to become a recovering people-pleaser?

Subscribe to the Nurtured Mama community for support and tools to move from serial people-pleasing to recovering people-pleaser. Plus pick up the free guide to saying "No" and start setting better boundaries right away.


Spam is not nurturing. Your email will never be shared. 

x