Are you looking for stacks of sensational stationery? Well, I feel I’ve found a huge pile of it over at Minted.
I’ve been exploring over at Minted.Com. With their statement of “Our purpose in life is to uncover exceptional design from all over the world and bring this to savvy consumers who won’t accept anything else” you do get a feel for what it’s all about. Minted have designers submit their pieces and the most popular ones are then available to us to buy, which gives a really great product range and support to designers worldwide.
My initial thoughts were how very pretty and enticing the website looks, and though it’s easy enough to navigate around, there is just so much to explore and peek at, I did get a bit absorbed and lost! There are 3 main sections, ‘Stationery & Events’, ‘Art Marketplace’ and ‘Fabrics & Home Decor’. I was actually pretty good, and browsed around the latter two first, knowing that it’d be the ‘Stationery & Events’ section that would take up most of my time! I spotted right away that there is UK delivery, and I really like the fact that you can order free samples and a free catalogue. If you spot a design that you like, you can customise it, order free samples to check it out, then submit it to the team of designers to do their thing. You’ll then get a proof back within a couple of days, ready for you to approve, and once done, it’ll be printed within 2-3 days, and shipped within the week, sometimes sooner. All makes sense and all seems pretty slick!
The ‘Fabrics & Home Decor’ section is crammed full of beautiful fabrics and then lovely touches for your children’s room, such as personalised name signs. The ‘Art Marketplace’ has limited edition pieces, along with photo gifts and art prints. And then I moved onto ‘Stationery & Events’…..
Minted are probably best known for their range of personalised Christmas cards, where there are literally hundreds to choose from, hundreds I tell you! These are just a few of may favourite designs, but truth be told, I could have chosen so many more.
Then step beyond the Christmas cards and you’re into a whole world of beautiful stationery. Think notebooks, thank you cards, stickers, personalised writing paper, wedding stationery, business cards, planners, invitations, calendars, table decor – I do think they’ve just about got paper covered there! So it only seems right that I now share with you a whole load of pictures of products that I am loving! (if you click on the product titles they’ll take you through to the shop for you to see more details).
There are stickers! Retro Floral Garden
I absolutely adore this I Love You To The Moon And Back print, which is available in different font colours and with lots of frame options
And then there is lots of paper for my scribbles and snail mail. Such as Thoughts of a Major planner (also available as a notebook or address book)
Ahoy Fox Notebook (also available as a planner or address book)
With each of these that I’ve picked out, there are various options to customise them, perhaps by adding your name, it’s purposes, and different colour combinations. The possibilities to choose and design your own stationery are brilliant, though it can make it tricky to finally settle on just one…or maybe two!
For example, I love this Penguin Fun stationery (this is actually in the children’s section, but I’d argue many of the designs in there are good for adults, too, as there are plenty I’m liking, so don’t miss nosing through there)
With this design, you can change the shape of the paper, change the letter and it’s colour, leave the back blank or add a photo or different colour, select from 3 different colour envelopes and opt to have your return address printed on the reverse of them if you so wish. Fab! The only problem that I have with this site is that it takes a while to finally settle on anything as you’ve so many creative decisions you can make!
Have you checked them out yet? What products are grabbing your attention?
Disclosure: Written in Collaboration with Minted.Com