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It may seem a little early to be designing for the holidays, but in stationery life you're always working at least half a year ahead (enter: Christmas music on repeat for the entire month of May). I managed to get 22 entries in to Minted's biggest holiday card challenge of the year, and would be oh so grateful if you could click on your favorites below and throw them a vote. There were over 5,400 submissions this year, so get to voting on as many as you can before the competition closes on May 30!                       

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Cover photo: Vintage Postage Shop Okay, maybe vintage stamps aren't a necessity for every letter you send, but for special occasions (and especially weddings!) they sure are pretty. Since just one of these stamps won't cut it anymore for the 49¢ standard letter fee, this provides you a fun opportunity to curate a group of stamps that perfectly suits your event! Vintage stamps are having a major comeback moment, so below are my favorite tips for how to find, use and curate them. Location, Location, Location Since many people were traveling from out of state for my wedding, I decided on a combination of North Carolina-themed stamps (the location...

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There's no doubt that 2016 was a turbulent year that many of us are ready to leave behind. So when Pantone announced that their color of the year for 2017, Greenery, was "symbolic of new beginnings," it was nothing short of perfect. But the color of the year is so much more than just a symbol; its versatility makes lends inspiration for everything from lush organic decor to paper goods perfect for weddings of any season. Get inspiration below on how to incorporate Greenery into your wedding paper, whether it be a tropical getaway or garden gathering. 1. Laurel of Greens by Jennifer Wick for Minted...

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If you're not familiar with Minted or how they source their designs, you should be. Every pattern, piece of art, or stationery design on their site is sourced from a global community of independent artists who enter challenges in hopes of having their piece(s) selected for an upcoming collection. Not only does this curate literally the best designs from around the world, but it makes for a fun, vibrant, and amazingly supportive community of Minted artists (aka "Minties"). I was lucky enough to become one of them when my first design, a twins baby shower invitation called Two Peas, was selected for their 2015 baby...

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