I struck it lucky a few weeks ago when I was offered some personalised stationery from US stationery company, Minted. I had of course already wandered through their extensive online collection but didn't know their whole story. For example, I didn't realise that every design that is sold is submitted by an independent designer and selected by a voting system (isn't that great!)... which basically means that designers all over the world have a chance to create and make money from fabulously crafted stationery (that's a personal dream of mine in fact)... and in turn a whole stationery community has been created. Insanely genius for all involved idea, right?!
So I decided some notecards would be fun and handy too. It took me a few days of serious decision making before I made my selections (I kid you not... there was a rather extensive shortlist!) as there are hundreds of really great designs to chose from. Once you've chosen and personalised you then can go on to select backing image/pattern, envelope kind, sticker labels and paper thickness (the Triple Thick stock is incredible and unbendable!)... you see, this is serious stationery business!
I finally chose the three designs pictured below...
+ Happy Hello by Susan
+ Indio (in Triple Thick) by Amber Barkley
+ Flags and Stripes by Mariel Schmitt
And then a couple for the little cub to write his letters on too...
+ Quirky Thankyou by Eray
+ Little Alligator by Emily Ranneby
Minted also do wedding invites, birth announcements and all manner of occasion cards. Basically they've got it all covered! Their new range of foil cards for Christmas as especially nice. I've got my eye on a few designs to get our beaming faces onto... just need to whittle down that shortlist again!
The very kind folks at Minted have extended their love to you, dear readers, so that you too can send fabulous looking mail...
THEY ARE GIVING AWAY $200 WORTH OF PERSONALISED STATIONERY to one lucky person (winner to select and customise their own)... that's a pretty hefty supply of wonderful!
You can enter (multiple/separate times) the following ways:
1 - Visit the Minted site then leave a comment below stating one design that you would love to get your name/face on.
2 - 'Like' The Daily Smudge on Facebook (then comment to say so below)
3 - 'Like' Minted on Facebook (then comment to say so below)
4 - Tweet, Pin or Instagram about this giveaway (then comment to say each time below)
The more times you enter, obviously the better your chance is.
Entries close midnight Friday 29th November. Good Luck!!
THIS GIVEAWAY HAS NOW CLOSED
DISCLAIMER: Though I was given these products for no cost, I was under no obligation to review them. I love everything about the company and the quality of their products so I wholeheartedly support their brand and subsequently chose to write this post.