Minted Design Challenge and Giveaway!
June 9, 2009

I am SO excited to announce this really fun contest and giveaway that Minted is offering SMP readers! Minted is an online stationery boutique that works with the best of the best in invitation designers (many of them Little Black Book members). They give independent artists a place to shine, those that feature incredible artistry, exquisite printing, and superb a nutshell, it's paper heaven for any stationery fanatic like myself.

So, when they offered to partner up with Style Me Pretty on their Save the Date Design Challenge, I was thrilled to say the least!

minted design challenge

Here are a few words from the cute, cute girls at Minted!

We are passionate in our belief that great design is not exclusive to a few big companies, and exists among many independent designers who consumers often don’t hear about.   We’re hosting a design challenge where talented independent designers can submit designs into a competition and customers will select winners.  Winning designs will be sold on

This is where you come in. Minted is seeking 4 real-life engaged couples, one each being married in the spring (March-May), summer (June-August), fall (Sep-Nov), and winter (Dec-Feb), to serve as the real-life inspiration for our Seasonal Save the Date Design Challenge.  The four couples’ stories will be featured on the Minted site and provided to designers who enter the contest, and each designer will choose one of the 4 couples as their inspiration for a Save-the-Date card design.

All four lucky couples will receive 100 free Save-the-Date photo cards printed offset on high-quality paper stock, along with a $250 credit on towards the wedding invitations and stationery of their choice.  Choose from the top custom invitation brands in the country!

To enter, please send by June 12 the following information to

  • Bride’s and groom’s names

  • Location of wedding and reception – venue, city, and state

  • Month and year of upcoming wedding

  • E-mail address where you can be reached

  • A photograph (or a few photos!) that designers can use to mock-up their design with if they decide to create a photo save the date card.  This should be a photo of you and your fiancé.  Don’t worry – if you are chosen as one of the 4 couples, you’ll be given the opportunity to pick a final photo for your actual Save-the-Date cards

This is such a fun contest and I honestly can't wait to see what the designers come up with for you guys! I am going to be a guest judge on the challenge and we will be awarding the winning designer a fun prize too, so I am beyond excited. Lots and lots of luck!