Monday, April 22, 2013

things we love : minted and a giveaway!

stand out in a crowd!

spring, in blog land, means a surge in conferences, meet-ups, events, parties, and even networking at the playground. when your surrounded by a sea of awesome writers, bloggers, small shop owners - your first impression, your business card, has to stand out and be remembered. all of this was on my mind when i rebranded my blog last fall i began the hunt for a new business card. did i want to design my own? or go with a pre made? would it mirror my blog header or speak more of me as a person? what paper would i go with? either way, i needed a w o w factor.
i was so excited when the opportunity came up to work with minted.com. we had previously ordered our christmas cards with them and was wow-ed all the way to the mailbox as i sent off our quality, eye catching cards. i knew working with their business cards would be no exception. with over two-hundred and thirty designs and multiple "create your own" options i knew i could confidently select a card that would be unique and amazing and say so much about my style at first glance. the styles and choices they offer are so fun! i found myself gravitating towards the mommy "calling cards" multiple times before reminding myself i was there to pick out blog cards. what a awesome concept though, i can't even tell you how many times i have been trying to navigate the crazy halls at preschool and the mom of this weeks best friend is trying to grab my number or email and we are scrambling for a tiny scrap of paper. there are even daddy options and little reminder cards to hand out when you set a playdate.
i went with a triple thick, sweet bees card for myself. it was so fun to design - with custom options i chose to add my email, twitter/instagram handle, and most importantly my blog url. i went back and forth on doing something more reflective of my blog design but in the end just chose what screamed "me"! i can guarantee my blog look will change again and i would like a card that will grow with it and not have to be replaced often. the few i have already handed out have received so many compliments. right away the triple thickness make a statement and the simple yet eye catching design leads the viewer right to the important important information. i am so so pleased!

"make a great first impression with business cards printed on our thickest paper, so luxuriously thick that it is unbendable and featuring a creamy cotton texture." -minted
the site was so easy to navigate - you can minimize your results by checking certain design features you are looking for (square, triple thick, lower end pricing, with a photo, etc etc), once you have done that minted has an easy to use online tool that helps you upload and edit your photos, chose your color scheme, place your important text and information, then get zipped through checkout with extra once-overs to check your work and your order is on its way super fast. have a problem or question while you work? minted has an awesome live chat option where you can get the information you need before moving on. with a always growing team of talented designers, there is always new and fresh options to chose from. need something more specific or custom? they are waiting for your email and ideas! all in all, minted's customer service is above and beyond.

keep in touch with minted on facebook, twitter, and pinterest!

because i am so in love with how my new cards turned out, i have teamed up with minted for a giveaway! a lucky reader will receive a $100 credit to spend at minted.com - what will you chose?

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18 comments:

melissa rohr said...

I would absolutely get really great business cards for North Sound Birth!

melissa rohr said...

I would get new photography business cards!

melissa rohr said...

I want, I want! Probably new lulabell business cards?

melissa rohr said...

hard to choose but i think i'd do some kind of personalized stationary/thank you cards :)

melissa rohr said...

I would definitely get new business cards. I am asked for my card on a daily basis and I am so embarrassed to give out my old one that i just say i ran out.

melissa rohr said...

love!!!!!

melissa rohr said...

Dude!! I totally need new cards!! wahoooooooo

melissa rohr said...

i would use my $100 on new business cards for my online bakery that I want to launch. I will also be selling my baked items at farmers markets this summer so it will be helpful to promote my new business venture

melissa rohr said...

I'm loving the business card designs!!! Also the Abstract Triangles art print in turquoise- so cool.

melissa rohr said...

Possibly this!
http://www.minted.com/product/birth-announcements/MIN-K02-BYA/love-at-first-sight

melissa rohr said...

I love the Vintage Label Birth Announcements

melissa rohr said...

our family name!!

melissa rohr said...

what a great giveaway

melissa rohr said...

I got my awesome Christmas cards from Minted this year and LOVE them!

melissa rohr said...

I would love to get some stationary or maybe one of their childrens art pieces.

melissa rohr said...

Christmas cards would be awesome! Minteds designs are gorgeous.

melissa rohr said...

What an awesome giveaway! I love your blog!! So happy to have found you! :) If I win I will definitely need to order new cards or personal stationery!

melissa rohr said...

Minted has awesome stuff. I can't even decide on ONE thing aI would get with credit.. maybe some fun business cards to use as tags on my artwork :)