Freshly Minted : Storybook Save the Date

Today I’m sharing my first ever Save the Date design for Minted. For one reason or another I never managed to enter any of the Save the Date challenges in the 5+ years I’ve been submitting designs. I know, I’ve been missing out! Save the Dates are incredibly popular, and are a great way to show off (and justify) all of those beautiful engagement session photos.


Storybook is a full bleed photo card with playful type, banners, and swashes to showcase your wedding date. The backer and liner feature a neutral kraft background with coordinating patterns.


I have three more non-photo Save the Dates launching in the near future, I’ll be back to share them just as soon as they’re live!

Storybook and the rest of my wedding stationery for Minted can be found in the Duncan Park Papers shop.

Freshly Minted : Holiday 2013 pt. 2

Happy Friday! I’m back to introduce more of my 2013 holiday collection for Minted- specifically my three new Minibook designs. If you’ve never heard of Minibooks, they are these great booklet style cards that provide multiple pages for sharing photos and text. They’re the perfect way to showcase family updates, special moments, and plenty of photos.

Here’s the first of my Minibook designs, Warm + Cozy:

Warm + Cozy Minibook Holiday Photo Card Duncan Park Papers Laura Hankins for Minted

Next up is Snowlace + Kraft:

Snowlace and Kraft Minibook Holiday Photo Card Duncan Park Papers Laura Hankins for Minted

And finally, Winterberry Frame:

Winterberry Frame Minibook Holiday Photo Card Duncan Park Papers Laura Hankins for Minted

If you follow Duncan Park Papers on Facebook, you may have recall that this design, Winterberry Frame, snagged 4th place in the Minted Holiday Minibook challenge– super exciting stuff!

These Minibook designs and the rest of my holiday cards can be found in the Duncan Park Papers Minted storefront. I’ll be back later today with one more new release for the holiday card collection- stay tuned!




Freshly Minted : Holiday 2013 pt. 3

This next and final introduction is actually a card you’ve already met, but with an exciting new twist: gold foil!

Snow Fancy Gold Foil Pressed Photo Holiday Card by Laura Hankins Duncan Park Papers for Minted

Snow Fancy was one of the lucky designs to be included in Minted’s debut collection of foil pressed holiday cards. Be sure to check out the full assortment, they have to be some of the prettiest cards out there.

That rounds out my 2013 holiday collection for Minted, be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 if you missed them! Happy weekend!

Freshly Minted : Holiday 2013 pt. 1

Orders have already started trickling in, so despite my urge to savor every second of this gorgeous fall weather, I’m going to fast forward a bit– it’s time to introduce my 2013 Minted holiday card collection!

Today I’m featuring my three new holiday photo cards: Merry Bright + Geometric, Simple Snapshots, and Snow Fancy.

First up is Merry Bright + Geometric:

Merry Bright + Geometric Holiday Photo Card by Laura Hankins Duncan Park Papers for Minted

This design is a unique take on a multi-photo card, featuring a fun hexagonal print with a touch of kraft paper.

Next is another multi-photo card, Simple Snapshots:

Simple Snapshots Holiday Photo Card by Laura Hankins Duncan Park Papers for Minted

Simple Snapshots is a great card for making use of a lot of pics from a family photo session, or to show off a variety of exciting events from throughout the year.

Finally, one of my favorites, Snow Fancy:

Snow Fancy Holiday Photo Card by Laura Hankins Duncan Park Papers for Minted

This one features faux gold glitter details, and a single photo layout– don’t worry though, Minted offers a variety of backers you can choose from to show off additional photos. There are also multiple color options, greetings, and die-cut shapes to choose from to truly customize your card!

These cards and the rest of my Minted holiday cards can be found in the Duncan Park Papers Minted storefront. I’ll be back later this week with more new releases, be sure to check back!





Freshly minted : marquee

Today I’m introducing the last of my new wedding invitation suites for Minted: Marquee.

Marquee Wedding Invitation, Duncan Park Papers

This design was inspired by vintage theater posters, and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I especially love the RSVP card, and of course the patterns on the envelope liners and the backers. Patterns are my favorite thing to work on with any design- I love figuring the scale, illustration and type of repeat to use to really tie everything together.

Marquee and the rest of my wedding invitations are available for purchase via my Minted storefront.

Be sure to check back in later this week, I have a stack of recent custom projects that I’m excited to share!

freshly minted : baby’s breath

Goodmorning, hope you had a lovely 4th yesterday!

Today I’m introducing the second of my most recent designs for Minted’s wedding invitation line: Baby’s Breath.

Baby's Breath Wedding Invitation, Duncan Park Papers,

A little backstory on the inspiration…
In college I worked at a flower shop on campus, and I hated Baby’s Breath- I preferred other fillers, or nothing but greens with my flowers. More recently though, I developed a little crush on it- thanks to images like these:


Baby’s Breath (aka Gypsophila) on its own can be quite lovely, with its cloud-like fluffiness. I wanted this suite to capture that dreamy quality of Baby’s Breath, as well as its subtle nature. To see more beautiful images of Baby’s Breath in action, check out this Pinterest Board that I put together.

The Baby’s Breath invitation suite and the rest of my wedding invitations for Minted are available for purchase in my storefront.

Image Credits (clockwise from top left): Leijea Photography via Style Me Pretty | Adam Barnes viaSnippet & Ink | Delbarr Moradi Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Freshly minted : lettered class

Graduation season has nearly come and gone, but I still wanted to share a grad party invitation that I designed for Minted featuring some fun pennants and hand lettering:

Lettered Class Graduation Announcement Duncan Park Papers

The Lettered Class Graduation Party Invitation and coordinating Thank You notesare available for purchase here.

freshly minted : baby shower invitations

I don’t know about you, but every time I check facebook somebody else has just announced a pregnancy or a birth, and my feed is full of sweet little faces and chubby baby thighs. I’m not complaining; I’m totally guilty of posting loads of baby pics, and it’s pretty fun to watch my friends become parents to little mini-me versions of themselves.

Below are some new baby shower invitations I designed for Minted, perfect for all of the expecting mommies-to-be in your life!

Feathered Nest, Baby Shower, Duncan Park Papers, Owl Shower Invite

Feathered Nest

Doodlebug Shower Invitation, Baby Shower Invitation, Duncan Park Papers, Ladybug

Doodle Bug

Coming Home Shower Invitation, Baby Shower Invitation, Adoption Shower Invitation, Duncan Park Papers

Coming Home

These invitations are currently available for purchase in my Minted storefront, be sure to check out the different shapes and color options available!

minted holiday entries

Can you believe we’re half way through June already? The first half of my month went towards holiday designs for the Minted Oh What Fun holiday card challenge. Voting has opened and there are over 3000 entries, so any love you’d like to send my way is much appreciated! Here are my entries:

If you sort by designer while voting I can be found starting right around here. There are so many great designs, your mailboxes are sure to be full of some gorgeous cards come this Christmas!