Archive for May, 2010

May201025

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button green is the new black

I love the packaging feature guest posts! And today we’re particularly lucky because Michelle Black is stopping by to show off her new gorgeous ‘green’ rebranding. Without further adieu…

Michelle Black Concepts

This year I decided to re-brand. I kept the same logo but changed the overall feel of my packaging and marketing materials, to better reflect myself as a person. With nature in my blood and having practically grown up in the woods (okay not really, but I was a major tomboy and spent a LOT of time outside, haha) I thought the change was only fitting, and I wish I’d started out with it from the beginning! With all eco-friendly, recyclable, and biodegradable materials, the new packaging just feels good, it gives off a good vibe. Less is more in my book, and keeping the packaging / materials simple, clean, and quietly sophisticated is something that now has a lot of importance to me. My first set of proofs went out the door wrapped in Earth last week and I wanted to share some photographs. I’ll be getting the remainder of the products this month (print folders, mailers, CD cases). I’m also looking for a new portfolio for my prints, does anyone have suggestions? I’ve searched far and wide and haven’t really settled on anything yet.

*Ink on the bags and boxes is acid-free and non-toxic.*

Michelle Black Concepts

Michelle Black Concepts

Michelle Black Concepts

Michelle Black Concepts
*Borders / frames on the proof image shown above are available for purchase at The Photo Professional [ here ] .*

Michelle Black Concepts

Michelle Black Concepts

Order deadline cards were printed at home on natural, recycled paper.

Michelle Black Concepts

Recycled tissue paper from Nashville Wraps.

Michelle Black Concepts

Cards with rounded edges from GotPrint who is a green company!

Michelle Black Concepts

Beautiful soft twine from Hobby Lobby.

Michelle Black Concepts

Logo on boxes and bags is a stamp I had custom ordered. (Stamp info now included in the comments.) I purchased both brown and black inks – they both look beautiful!

Michelle Black Concepts

Michelle Black Concepts

Tags are made at home, printed on recycled paper.

Michelle Black Concepts

Tags are made at home, printed on recycled paper. *BAGS AND BOXES ARE RECYCLED KRAFT PRODUCTS.*

Thank you so much for sharing Michelle! Make sure you stop by her blog and website “The Photo Professional” to say thanks in person!

P.S. If you’re waiting on an e-mail from me, please be patient. I’m extremely behind right now and doing my best to catch up as fast as I can!

Look around the sidebars and say “hi” to several of our new advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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May201024

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We have the two winners in the Pixel2Canvas 11×14 Metal GiveawayJeremey Forsberg and Stacy Peapenburg of Stacy Francis Photography:

Pixel2Canvas Metal Winner

Pixel2Canvas Metal Winner

Congrats to both winners and thanks to Pixel2Canvas for such amazing prizes! Don’t forget to check out their awesome Father’s Day promotion!

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May201021

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button freaky Friday

Did someone say another new entry full of FABULOUS PRIZES?

There’s so much to cram into one day’s post I don’t even know where to start! Pixel2Canvas, Photographer’s Kick Start, & Sassy Designs, Ltd. — OH MY!

TGIF 052110 Pixel2Canvas P2C Sassy Designs Photographers Kick Start

First up, Pixel2Canvas is running an awesome Father’s Day promotion! You can read more of the details here.

Because Roxanne is “The Awesomes™”, two Paperie readers will get very lucky at the end of the weekend!

Pixel2Canvas metal panels

P2C Metal Lineup

Up for grabs are two separate 11×14 Metal Panels with Ice Block Stands from Pixel2Canvas, featured in the Father’s Day newsletter linked above (and also previously here on Paperie if you’d like to take a peek for more info). You know you wanna win, so here are the details… Go to your blog, Facebook account, Flickr account, or Twitter account and post the following:

Who rocks?! @canvasrox & @pixel2canvas – win Pixel2Canvas.com 11×14 Metal Panels w/ Ice Block Stands at paperieboutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 23rd.

Please note: The link you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter up to four times total – one entry each per public, non-private blog URL / Facebook / Flickr / Twitter account.

You have four chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. And post your 1-4 separate links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The two lucky numbers will be chosen by Random.org, and both winners will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prizes. Hope you get picked!


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Photographers Kick Start
The full updated release of the Photographer’s Kick Start: Training Module is now available starting today! There’s a one day promotional price of $239.00 (today, Friday May 21st ONLY) and then the price will go up to the full price of $299.00 starting on May 22nd. There’s a great swag bag included with purchase. (And a little summin’summin’ from Paperie is tucked inside said swag bag.)

Paperie readers can also take an extra $20.00 off using the coupon code pabo20.

Photographer’s Kick Start will also be including the “Photographer’s SEO book” for anyone that purchases on May 21st only! (A $39 value.) Those who purchase will also get a 1-year listing in the directory of photographer’s offering photography classes. So if you’ve been putting it off, today is the day to pounce!


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And there’s one more thing I needed to mention…what was it? Something about a giveaway… A birthday? Ohhhh yeah! Only one of the biggest freakin’ birthday celebrations in the history of template designer birthday celebrations!

Sassy Designs birthday giveaway at Paperie Boutique

If you missed yesterday’s post, roll the dial back a day because Sassy Designs, Ltd. is giving away THEIR ENTIRE STORE to one lucky Paperie Boutique reader to celebrate their 8th year in business, and the party ends tomorrow (Saturday) at noon Eastern. And it’s only here at paperieboutique.com.

Happy (almost) weekend everyone!
Robyn

P.S. If you’re waiting on an e-mail from me, please be patient. I’m extremely behind right now due to this weekend’s / week’s events. I’m catching up as fast as I can!

Look around the sidebars and say “hi” to several of our new advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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May201020

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button you say it’s your BIRTHDAY?

Some guest posts need no introduction…so big they speak for themselves…

Paperie Boutique May birthday store giveaway at Sassy Designs

Hi, everyone! Terry from Sassy Designs, Ltd. again! I’m proud to announce that Sassy Designs is celebrating 8 years of business this month! I knew I wanted to do something totally wild and awesome in honor of that milestone and I knew immediately Robyn was the perfect person to help me make it happen!

I’ve been celebrating all month long already with giveaways and sales but, I wanted to do something completely over the top! So, in honor of Sassy Designs, Ltd.’s 8th birthday I have decided to GIVE AWAY MY ENTIRE STORE to ONE LUCKY WINNER!!!!!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Robyn for hosting this part of my birthday celebration! It is because of people like Robyn and all of you that Sassy Designs is a success! You are all my inspiration to create every day!!!

To win just go to your blog, Facebook account, Flickr account, or Twitter account and post the following:

Sassy Designs, Ltd / @sassydesignsltd / sassy-designs.net is having a birthday—win the ENTIRE STORE at paperieboutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 12:00 p.m. (noon) EDT on Saturday, May 22nd.

Please note: The link you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter up to four times total – one entry each per public, non-private blog URL / Facebook / Flickr / Twitter account.

You have four chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. And post your 1-4 separate links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

GOOD LUCK!!!!

UPDATE: Lucky winner has been announced – check comments for details!

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May201018

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button two-fer Tuesday

I apologize the winner in the Jamie Schultz Designs $50.00 gift code giveaway was not announced yesterday. A 4-day migraine turned into a 4½-hour ER visit and updating the site again simply proved an impossible task. But upward and onward…and I’m happy to announce the winner is…Pleasant Vonnoh of Pleasant Vonnoh Photography:

Jamie Schultz Designs winner

Because I didn’t get the winner posted on time, I’m going to donate your choice of one of the three new mini-book templates from Jamie Schultz Designs (shown below – “Little Cutie”, “Organic Goodness”, or “Vintage Floral”).

Jamie Schultz Designs bonus gift

To be eligible to win this prize you need to have entered to win (but not have won) the original Jamie Schultz Designs giveaway. If you entered, please leave a comment on THIS POST and list your comment number(s) from the previous giveaway. All comments are numbered so look up your original comment number(s) and that’s all there is to it. Really. Simple as that. If you were comments #1 and #2 in the original giveaway, you would leave two separate comments on THIS POST (so you would have two separate chances to win now as well) – on one comment here you would say “comment #1”, and on the other you would say “comment #2”. Clear as mud? Good! Ends 11:59 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 20th.

UPDATE: The winner has been posted here – thanks again everyone!

Reminder: Jamie Schultz Designs is offering Paperie readers a $10 gift code off $50 or more with the code paperie10.

Last but not least — another really cute giveaway is going on over at Modern Magical today. Stop by for your chance to win a magical fairy door!


P.S. If you’re waiting on an e-mail from me, please be patient. I’m extremely behind right now due to this weekend’s / week’s events. I’m catching up as fast as I can!

Look around the sidebars and say “hi” to several of our new advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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May201017

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button ‘A father carries pictures where his money used to be.’ -Unknown

Thought I’d help give y’all a head-start on planning Father’s Day photo presentations / slideshows for your clients and spouses.

I’ve had this video by Alicia Price Photography bookmarked for almost two years now. I think I fall in love with it even more every time I see it!

Daddy-O slideshow by Alicia Price Photography

The song playing in the video is called “Daddy-O” and it’s by an artist we featured earlier this year here at Paperie – Frances England. For information about licensing her music, please visit our feature on Frances and her website FAQ.

UPDATE: Check the comments for various slideshow software options.

P.S. Look around the sidebars and say “hi” to several of our new advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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May201016

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We have a winner in the Go{4}Pro iPhone case template collection giveaway! It’s Rebecca Strang of Wise Idea Portraits:

Go{4}Pro iPhone case template winner

Thanks again to Go{4}Pro, congrats to Rebecca, and a huge thank you to everyone who participated as well!

And don’t forget, Paperie readers have one more day (through Monday, May 17th) to use the discount code Paperie to get 10% off the iPhone case template collection at Go{4}Pro!

You also have until 11:59 p.m. EDT Sunday night to win a $50.00 gift code from Jamie Schultz Designs. Get to it!

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May201014

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button but Friday, never hesitate…

An incredible end to an incredible week – today an amazing giveaway / guest post from Jamie Schultz Designs. I’ve been a fan of Jamie’s work forever and I’m beyond thrilled to have her here at Paperie!

Jamie Schultz Designs announcement

Jamie Schultz Designs is so excited to be featured as a guest on the Paperie Boutique blog. Let me take a moment to introduce myself. I was raised in a very small town in Nebraska where my passion for all things creative developed. My grandmother owned a charming flower shop and I spent countless hours watching her design works of art right before my eyes. As a child, I dabbled in art but didn’t find my niche until I picked up a camera. At that point it was evident that photography would serve as my creative outlet.

Jamie Schultz Designs studio

A childhood dream was realized when I opened my studio loft in the quaint downtown area of Hudson, Wisconsin. Inspired by the charming details in my grandmother’s shop, my boutique style studio offers the capability for unique custom photography. With that came a client base who came to expect a wide array of products to preserve and showcase the images from their session. As my photography business grew so did the number of inquiries from other photographers interested in purchasing my designs for use in their own businesses. Thus, Jamie Schultz Designs was born.

Jamie Schultz Designs bear announcement and pano book

Using my signature style, I create templates that are clean and simple with a splash of defining detail that will undoubtedly impress your clients. These timeless designs include collections of holiday cards, birth announcements, graduation announcements and coffee table books for engagements, high school seniors, families, and babies.

Jamie Schultz Designs 4x8 accordian book

Jamie Schultz Designs floral image box

Jamie Schultz Designs book

As a token of our appreciation to the loyal Paperie readers, Jamie Schultz Designs is offering a $10 gift code off $50 or more to you just for reading this blog! (Enter code: paperie10)

In addition, one lucky winner will receive a $50.00 gift code to www.jamieschultzdesigns.com

See below for details how to win!

Jamie Schultz Designs save the date

Jamie Schultz Designs Sweet and Simple photo square collection

First become a Facebook Fan of Jamie Schultz Designs.

Then post this in your status…
I’m loving http://paperieboutique.com -and- http://www.jamieschultzdesign.com

Next come back here and leave a comment here where you’ve done so … and you might just be the lucky winner. Good luck!

UPDATE-EDIT: Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 16th.

Thanks so much Jamie (and Natasha)! Don’t forget to stop by the site, the blog, and become a Facebook Fan to show your appreciation!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here. Thanks again to Jamie Schultz Designs and everyone who entered!

Also don’t forget that the iPhone case template kit collection by Go{4}Pro is still up for grabs through 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15th – there’s still a chance to win!

Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn

P.S. Look around the sidebars and say “hi” to several of our new advertisers. If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. If you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.

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May201012

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Recently we featured Leah at Go{4}Pro. Today she’s back with a fun guest post / product giveaway. Read on – the winner just might be you!

Go4ProPhotos Custom iPhone Case Giveaway

I’m always trying to make it easy for my clients to talk about me! I would say that one of the reasons my referral program has been such a success (outside of my own charming nature) has been putting things in my clients hands that they will want to talk about! These iPhone cases have been the absolute best form of advertising to date! Every client that has an iPhone has one and let me tell you, they LOVE showing them off!

I just packaged one up for a client and delivered it for the dad, when mom saw it she said she was going out to buy an iPhone just so she can get a case!

The cases are super high quality, they are slider hard cases, uncommon (the manufacturer) is super fast with the turn around time. I’ve always gotten the case within a week of ordering it.

I’d like to give away the full collection to one lucky Paperie Boutique reader — that’s 10 templates (a $50 value)!

Plus Paperie readers can use the discount code Paperie to get 10% off through Monday, May 17th.

GO{4}PRO Photography Signature Case

This next case is my own iPhone case. I wanted to show how I branded it with my company (LeahRemilletBlog.com and LeahRemilletPhotography.com). I call it ‘the Signature case‘ and it’s only available to my clients. Anyone who orders a Custom Marketing Kit and has an iPhone just has to mention Paperie Boutique and I’ll design a custom iPhone case to go with your Custom Marketing Kit!

To win just go to your blog, Facebook account, Flickr account, or Twitter account and post the following:

Win a custom iPhone case template set from @Go4ProPhotos / go4prophotos.com over at Paperie Boutique / paperieboutique.com by @shutterblog

Post the URL(s) to your link(s) in the comments for THIS ENTRY. Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, May 15th.

Please note: If you have won a prize within the last 30 days, please sit this one out and give someone else a chance to win please! The link you post must direct to a public account. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed or page or request permission to see it, you will automatically be disqualified.

You can enter up to four times total – one entry each per public, non-private blog URL / Facebook / Flickr / Twitter account.

You have four chances to win but only one chance PER LINK – please do not post the same link multiple times – duplicate links will be removed. And post your 1-4 separate links in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize. Good luck!

UPDATE: The winner has been announced here. Thanks for entering!

Thank you so much Leah – once again you’ve outdone yourself! Such a fun prize! Don’t forget to drop by the site and say thanks

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: Show us your packaging! If the features here have helped you pull together your own look, please share with the class and pay it forward. Contact Robyn (e-mail link in the sidebar / robyn @ this domain) to be added to the posting schedule.

ATTENTION VENDORS: We tuck business cards, coupon inserts, and promo pieces inside of our prize packages. If you are interested in having yours included, please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment). Also contact me if you are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured on Paperie Boutique.

If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain.

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May201011

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button sold!

I love being able to put up posts like this. It’s confirmation this site isn’t just random words floating out there into the ether. It really is helping people kick-start their businesses and launch their brand. Keep ’em coming and pay it forward, I say! But first, enjoy a new guest post right-quick featuring a beautiful charity auction gift basket by Elizabeth Sethi Photography.

Elizabeth Sethi basket

I started my photography business about a year ago, and have avidly read your blog for 6 months.

Through you I found Leah Remillet / GO{4}PRO who did my custom logo – and I have learned so, so much about creative packaging and marketing.

Elizabeth Sethi basket

Elizabeth Sethi gift certificate

Last week was my very first charity auction, and my basket (thanks to all your blog posts and vendor ideas) was the hit of the auction! The ladies setting up the show spent at least 15 minutes “ooh-ing” and “aah-ing” over my packaging, my basket items, and my very own ‘Martha-esque’ bow. Without this blog I never could have created something so special, and set my photography business apart from the rest of the donors. I just had to share.

Elizabeth Sethi Zazzle stickers

P.S. – I just got my Zazzle stickers in the mail…I’m in love!

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: Show us your packaging! If the features here have helped you pull together your own look, please share with the class and pay it forward. Contact Robyn (e-mail link in the sidebar / robyn @ this domain) to be added to the posting schedule.

ATTENTION VENDORS: We tuck business cards, coupon inserts, and promo pieces inside of our prize packages. If you are interested in having yours included, please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment). Also contact me if you are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured on Paperie Boutique.

If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain.

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