A Minted Review & Giveaway

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Posted by Rebecca, March 12th, 2013

*THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED*

Congrats to entry #1 (whoa!), Ainhoa who said she’d order some business cards or art prints! 

It’s no secret that I love any type of paper product, so when Minted contacted me to try out some of their goods, I nearly died. I have been a huge fan of Minted since discovering them several months ago. They sell invitations, stationery, prints and more designed by a community of designers from all over the world. Their designs are always incredibly creative and modern, which is what sucked me in.

In a bizzare “is this a prank?” series of events, I was asked to review their business cards. I had actually already chosen business cards from Minted a month or so ago when I bought my ticket to the Haven Conference. The last time I went to a blogger event, I told you that I felt like I was the only person without a trendy business card and repeating “the lil house, that’s L-I-L, that could dot com” got old after about 10 times. In an attempt to avoid that awkwardness again, I knew I needed cards and I played around in Minted. Now I get to share the fun I had officially 🙂

I browsed every single business card they sell to make sure that my favorite was still my favorite. They sell so many great options that it was hard to choose.

minted business cards

Clockwise from top right: Real Simple, Pique Chic, Collegiate, Mustard Stripe, Steelfish and Bar Graph

In the end, I stuck with my first instinct, the Real Simple business card. It’s the gray striped one up at the top and the one I’ve had saved to my phone for the past couple of months.

Even though I loved the original design, whenever I order stationery products I like to customize them. I decided to go with the silver color scheme (out of 3 to choose from) and the pearlescent paper. I liked the idea of a little bit of shimmer in my business cards. A hedge fund CEO may disagree…I worked for one once, no shimmer in his business cards, but a private bathroom in his office…

I think a lot of people don’t realize that it is possible not just to choose colors, paper and edit text, but to change fonts and sizes as well. Minted makes it super easy to click around and personalize your product…

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FYI, not my real last name.

I changed my name to the green color and chose a fun, scripted font. I also made it larger and changed the font for the title of my blog. I added an additional line so I could squeeze in my phone number. Mike told me I should do this, I was all like “What? Can’t people just tweet me?”

After a few minutes of tweaking, I then chose what I wanted on the back. My options were white, solid gray, a thinner stripe, a photo or a logo. None were extra to add, so I went with the thinner stripe and voila, all done and just ordered!

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Now here’s the fun part for you guys, Minted is giving one lucky reader $50 towards ANY purchase on their site!!

Incase you’re not looking for business cards, I went through the rest of the site and pulled out some of my favorite designs. I tried to pick at least one item from each thing they sell, so it appeals to everyone. I told you paper was a guilty pleasure of mine, it was like browsing Pinterest…

minted roundup

Clockwise from top right: Urban Baby Circle Garland, Devon Birth Announcement, Train of Blocks Print, Vintage Keys Print, Stripey One Year Old’s Children’s Birthday Party with Skinnywrap Address Label, Paris Lights Wedding Invitation, Birthday Gig Invitations, Passing Notes Wedding Invitations

Here’s how you can get some of this stuff…

  • One reader will win $50 to Minted.com
  • To enter, simply comment on this post with what you’d order with your $50 if you won

And the rules…

  • Only one entry per email address is allowed
  • Open to international readers
  • A winner will be chosen using Random.org
  • This giveaway closes on Monday, March 18th at midnight. Any entries made after that time will not be counted.
  • A winner will be announced on Tuesday, March 19th so check back in exactly a week!

Good luck and happy paper browsing 🙂

Disclaimer: I received a credit to purchase business cards in an exchange for posting a review of Minted.com‘s business card customization process. All opinions expressed are mine.

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59 Responses to “A Minted Review & Giveaway”

  1. Ainhoa says:

    I’d order some business cards or some art prints! They have gorgeous stuff, I’ve been a huge fan of Minted since another blogger (Joy the Baker I think) featured them!

  2. Holla!!! I’m in! Business cards for sure! I may be tempted with more when it cones down to it let’s be honest! Fun!

  3. Lindsey says:

    I totally could have used this site yesterday!! (And u will see why in about 2 days or so…stay tuned at the mailbox). At any rate, I’m going to go explore their website for next time! I’ve been wantng business cards forever but keep being too cheap to actual do it. Love what you designed!

  4. Shannon Isola says:

    I’ve recently started making/decorating cupcakes, usually just for friends and family. Although it’s always hard to put a price on them, they are always suggesting I send a business card to display with my cupcakes to bring me some business outside family and friends. A great idea to help me expand and a great website to design one!

  5. I would order some fancy business cards for our soon opening shop!

    Jealous you are going to Haven. That pesky day job is preventing me from going!

  6. Elisa says:

    Business cards, all the way! Always need a good card to stand out. 🙂

  7. Katie says:

    I would totally order business cards for my blog! Not going to any blogging conferences in the near future, and I only have a few posts, but it would make me feel way more professional and make all my time I’ve been putting into it seem like it’s going somewhere! 🙂

  8. Danielle says:

    My favorite things art print…what a great idea!

  9. I love minted (I was always on their site when I was hunting for wedding invites)! I think I’d go with business cards this time around, but they also have some really cute art prints right now so it’s a toss up!

  10. emily says:

    Oooh, biz cards for sure! Nice giveaway!

  11. Tawny says:

    Since I am due on April 12th I think I would order birth announcements.

    Love the business card!

  12. Jen says:

    I would order “playdate” cards! (funny, every time i typed playDate it changed it to playMate! haha) As a stay at home mom, we are always out and meeting new friends. I’ve been wanting to order “social” cards rather than “business” cards to give to other moms as an easy, memorable way to give them our email or phone number to set up play dates!

  13. They have such amazing options…it’s so hard to choose!

  14. I did NOT know they had prints…I’m all over them!

  15. Jill says:

    I’d definitely go with an art print. We have a blank wall that’s just crying out for help and one of those prints would be perfect!

  16. Ashley C says:

    I would get invitations for my daughter’s first birthday party

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  17. Michelle says:

    I would purchase save the dates.

  18. M Ro says:

    I use it for my upcomming wedding

  19. Sally says:

    The invitations are very cute. Would love to win some for my nieces party.

  20. Janet says:

    I would get programs for my daughters wedding.

  21. Lindsay T says:

    I could totes use some business cards – they’ve been on my to-do list for far too long!

  22. Wehaf says:

    I’d get some of their gorgeous greeting cards – like the faux bois birthday cards.

  23. Tara S says:

    Awesome gift! I can’t believe I am starting to look into first birthday invitations for my son. He is very close in age to Easton. He will be 1 on June 5th. I’m in denial that he going to be a toddler soon.

  24. Melissa says:

    I would probably get some birthday invitations.

  25. Sarabeth says:

    Oh, I love their business cards. We actually need to order more for my husband’s editing company.

  26. I didn’t know they had business cards even…i guess I need to check their site out more! But i would probably use the $50 on business cards too!

  27. Jennifer says:

    I have been browsing Minted for a few months now! I would order one of the many wedding invitations that I love!

  28. Laura says:

    Wedding invitations!!!

  29. Justin says:

    save the dates! getting married in October!

  30. Leah says:

    I would order business cards!

  31. Alaine says:

    I’d order baby shower invites!
    alaine74014 at gmail dot com

  32. Katie says:

    I’d order birth announcements since I’m due pretty soon! They have such cute ones : )

  33. Toniann Ippolito says:

    My boyfriend and I just bought a home after we had been living an hour away from friends and family for three years and it was very hard for us to have get together and people over in our small little condo. We are looking to have a house warming friend and family gathering to reacquaint with everyone and have a nice time! I would love to have some beautiful invitations to send out.

  34. Robin says:

    I would order doggie business cards to hand out in the neighborhood to admirers of my dog.

  35. nicole says:

    baby announcements! 🙂 we are expecting our first little one in september!

  36. Samantha says:

    Baby announcements we are expecting our 3rd in August

  37. Laura says:

    I would order birth announcements – I’m expecting my first! Love the black and white one featured in this post!

  38. jessica w says:

    I Would get some business cards for my blog!

  39. Amy Lee says:

    I would order birth announcements for my daughter!! These are really cute designs!

  40. Bonnie says:

    I would order baby shower invitations for the baby shower I am hosting for my best friend! The only trouble would be which design to pick.. I’m loving them all!

  41. Your cards look fantastic, you can’t beat a bit of shimmer! I am in the market for business cards so would definitely be picking them….if only I could decide on a design!

  42. julie says:

    What a fun giveaway! I love everything from Minted. I think I would choose either the exact same business cards as you or some personalized thank you cards! So fun!

  43. I definitely need some spiffy business cards! I’m not going to any conferences this year, but you never know!

  44. Caroline says:

    I would be ordering birth announcements! I also do some embroidering/monogramming on the side and I would love some new business cards for that too! Decisions decisions!

  45. rachel says:

    Baby shower invites for my sister!

  46. Amanda W. says:

    I would order some of their wall art — I had no idea Minted had that, and there are (more than) a few that I’d love!

  47. Heather says:

    Love their website, but I’ve never ordered. Your business cards look great. I would order Easter cards (since I never did get around to Christmas cards…).

  48. Jill B. says:

    I love all of their products!!! Hard to choose, but I think at this time I’d choose their art prints, just beautiful!!!

  49. Kristin Mason says:

    I would order baby announcements if I got chosen! Yay

  50. Lisa says:

    Baby announcements!!

  51. Alison says:

    I would love an art print!

  52. Rory says:

    I would order invitations for my husbands birthday party!

  53. Kaitlin says:

    I would get Wedding Invitations!!!! 10/19/13 woot!

  54. Sarah says:

    I’m running low on business cards, so I’d definitely get some more! I’m in LOVE with the simple houndstooth business cards in yellow. Fingers crossed.
    Sarah

  55. Joi says:

    Hey!! : )

    I would totally snag something for Theron’s playroom walls. I love Minted and just have never purchased anything because it’s a little spendy! Thanks for the chance to win.

  56. Rebecca says:

    I’d definitely order birth announcements– my husband & I just had our first child on March 3! 🙂

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