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button sparkle and shine

Everyone getting ready for the “Wrap Battle” kickoff on Friday? Here’s some inspiration (and a giveaway)!

Wish I could say I was ready — but I am so behind. I still haven’t sent out any of the e-mails that need to be sent in advance. I haven’t even read half my e-mails today yet! As such, things may be rocky until mid-week next week when I get more holiday cards finished and off to the printers, ordering galleries complete and e-mailed to clients, packages wrapped and off with my “bend and snap!” man, plus get myself through another column debut and new deadline… Oh yeah, and I guess I should fit my kids and husband in there somewhere as well. Shall I continue? It’s the same song and dance we all do every November / December and ask ourselves “WHY?!?

But even so – even with a 39th birthday under my belt this week – I still took the time to “show you mine”. Now you get ready to show me yours!

Orlando Florida newborn baby infant holiday Christmas photographer

Buttons and Bows Photography Paperie Boutique giftwrap

I’m sending these “gift wrap kits” with client orders I know contain gifts so it’s easy for them to turn around and re-gift the contents to their families.

Orlando Florida newborn baby infant holiday Christmas photographer

Paperie Boutique Buttons and Bows Photography package ribbon

Never fear! To make sure we all get through the holidays alive, the contest entry deadline won’t fall until the week between Christmas and New Year’s. When hopefully this will all be a distant memory thanks to the spiked eggnog!

     How do you get the above? Here are the vendors:

     1.  Custom boxes – HB Photo Packaging
     2.  Eco Tote Bags – HB Photo Packaging
     3.  Custom logo stamp – Ampersandity
     4.  Alphabet letter stamps – Michael’s $1 bin
     5.  “Merry Christmas” stamp – Martha Stewart Crafts Scandinavian Set
     6.  Christmas buttons – Dress It Up
     7.  Button stickers – Martha Stewart / EK Success Woodland Buttons
     8.  Santa hat stickers – Jolee’s / EK Success
     9.  Clear Bags – ClearBags.com
     10. Holiday Ribbon – Michael’s
     11. Satin Ribbon – Paper Source
     12. Christmas stickers and labels – Moo.com (free templates here)


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And what’s a Paperie post without a cool vendor and a little summin’-summin’ you can win? One of my favorite knitters Boondock Studios Fiber Arts has launched a fun tiny little division called “Narrow Wear” and they’re here for a quick guest post!

Narrow Wear

Narrow Wear makes funky and eclectic skinny scarves, from a huge variety of fibers and textures. Use them as hip accessories for older kids and teens, or wrap them around / pile under newborns for texture and color.

Narrow Wear

Narrow Wear

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win the “Mrs. Claus” by Narrow Wear.

Mrs Claus Narrow Wear scarf wool

How do you win? Easy! Just leave a comment here and let us know what your favorite item in the Narrow Wear Etsy Store is (or what you’d like to see)! That’s it. The winner will be picked this weekend with Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize. Good luck!


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Packaging supplies out. Cameras up. Ready? Set. Go!
-Robyn & Todd

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7 Responses to “sparkle and shine”

  1. 1
    kpreid  on December 1st, 2011

    Lucky 13 us my favorite! Though I live in Florida it’s light enough to be a viable accessory without adding to the heat factor ;-) They’re all gorgeous but if I had to choose…that’s the one!!!

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    Deborah  on December 3rd, 2011

    A scarf would be perfect right now. We are about to be in the 20′s this weekend. Not prepared for the cold. But, I know I would be looking good in the Creampuff.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    kat  on December 3rd, 2011

    Lucky 13 looks pretty darn cool! I like the extra length, I love scarves but here in Houston they get h.o.t., this is a great idea!

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    jennifer  on December 4th, 2011

    Ohhh! Love these scarves! :)

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    Anna G  on December 6th, 2011

    Love the Nightsea NarrowWear!!

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    Natasha  on December 7th, 2011

    It’s so difficult to choose, but I’m going to go with The Creampuff.

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    Kristy  on December 8th, 2011

    I love the Mrs. Claus and the Cream Puff – but they’re all adorable!