This is my first post of the new year and even though we are still in the month of January I feel like the new year is not so new with so many things going on in my life.
Let’s get right to it. I love papers and all things papers. I am a huge sucker for stationery. I love writing letters and making my own custom gift wrapping and decorating them in my own special ways. Whenever an opportunity presents I go crazee and start thinking of things I can do and create to make it my very own special ways. But in real life, I can’t always achieve them all because I am not a superstar and I do have 2 little ones to take care of and run after.
I always make it a point to make my very own custom holidays card because it is my chance to create and to share my work with families and friends but it has been getting harder as the kids get older and my life has gotten more busy but still I want to make the card I send out to be somewhat personal. And here comes Minted. They have an amazing selection of everything that you could think of and need and more. I love all the varieties they have and I always end up choosing more than what I was going in for. Here are some ways that I see Minted coming in handy:
One of the things I would recommend using it for is for baby shower and baby announcement. Because seriously when will you have time to create your very own awsum announcement when you have a new born at home? I think this one below is super cute even if you do not have time to pick out a pic (because I know when you have a baby, you will take millions of pics of your little one and probably choosing one would be a huge task).
Chinese New Year. I have never made my very own custom card and I am not sure why because I find any chance I get to send out cards and write letters because I want to keep up the old fashioned way of communicating and really, it just feels nice to be holding onto something, like nice paper. I discovered all these Chinese New Year cards they have and I am loving the ideas and I will be sure to do that next time around. This is the one I like and instead of inserting a real photo, I can insert one of my own illustration and make it more my very own.
With my son started in kindergarten, there are lots of birthday parties to attend and with peer pressure from him ever since last year, we might have to let him have his own birthday party this year. All the invites we got have been e-invite from various sites but if and when we have one for him, I want to do it the old fashion way and send the invites via old US mail. Here are a couple invites that I think it’s suitable for my dude:
Another way Minted is useful is for us to announce our new home! It’s such an exciting news of its own but it’s more exciting because I get to find another reason to send out supercool cards to people. Win win all around. This is the one I will be using.
And of course to go along with the move, we need new address labels and I love all the Minted address labels because they are different than others and at the same time they give a little personal touch to the back of your letter. This is my choice.
And to make my envelopes even more special and cute, I want these scalloped stickers. I can use them on envelopes, gift wrapping, and wherever I feel like it needs some cuteness.
I will stop here for now because I could go on and on and also because I want to go back to Minted to look for more things. Happy looking+shopping guys and trust me, once you try Minted, you will love it and no regrets.
P.S. With me being a new fan of Minted, I would like to be part of their team and try to be one of the designers to show off my work.