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Mar201228

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From today’s MOOsLetter – 10:00 AM EDT – 03.28.12:

moo shipping offer

Hello, would you like free shipping with MOO?

We’ll just assume the answer is yes, which works out rather nicely – because for the next 48 hours, that’s what’s happening! Simply place an order within the next 48 hours using the code SHIP2012 at checkout – whether it’s Business Cards, MiniCards, Stickers or even Luxe Business Cards – we’ll ship it to you absolutely free*.

So, if you’ve never made any MOO products, it’s the perfect time to give us a try. What are you waiting for – get on board!

*This offer is valid until midnight PST Friday 30th March 2012 and applies to the cheapest shipping option only.

(Don’t forget to look through the Paperie free downloads archives for Moo templates ready to customize, upload, and print!)



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Don’t forget we also have a giveaway going on through Friday for your choice of a Pebbles Inc. Ribbon Iron or the i-magicut ribbon cutter:

i-magicut or pebbles inc

Click here for more details – and good luck!
Robyn & Todd

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Mar201228

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Excited to share that Buttons and Bows Photography, LLC (yours truly!) won first place in the Facebook Thredz Contest – and a spot on the cover of the Spring 2012 issue of TAoPaN Magazine!

The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn Spring 12 issue Buttons and Bows Photography
TAoPAN spring pregnancy and newborn magazine

Want to receive this FREE issue? Just sign up here on the mailing list and you will receive the free download link for TAoPAN magazine!

Thanks to Ana Brandt and judge Greg Sargent for such an amazing honor!


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Don’t forget we also have a giveaway going on through Friday for your choice of a Pebbles Inc. Ribbon Iron or the i-magicut ribbon cutter:

i-magicut or pebbles inc

Click here for more details – and good luck!
Robyn & Todd

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Mar201227

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I wanted to feature another one of my favorite finds…the Pebbles Inc. Ribbon Iron. Keep reading to find out how you can win a ribbon iron of your own – or the i-magicut ribbon cutter we just shared – your choice of prizes!

flat iron ribon straightener

I order ribbon off eBay and Etsy all the time, and a lot of it is mailed out wrapped around a piece of chipboard – so it arrives with multiple creases. I’ve had a few Paper Source spools of ribbon show up creased as well.

Then one day I ran across the Ribbon Iron at stitchsteals.com. It looks / works very much like a flat-iron styling tool for your hair, but at a lower heat setting that won’t damage synthetic fabrics in ribbon.

Here’s a pop-up video to walk you through what this product does step-by-step:

pebbles ribbon iron YouTube

I use it to flatten the creases out of small muslin bags as well.

Amazon has them on sale for $12.46 right now. (Scrapbook.com is out of stock, but they also sell them for $16.14.)


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And now one lucky Paperie winner will have their choice of winning a Pebbles Inc. Ribbon Iron or the the i-magicut ribbon cutter by imaginisce.

View Paperie Boutique official rules for contests and giveaways here. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

All you have to do is post in the comments here and let us know which of these two crafting tools that you’d use more! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” our new Panache Collective Facebook fan page – just comment that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @PaperieBoutique on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow us.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want THREE chances to win, you have to do the THREE separate things listed above, and then make three separate comments here telling us how you did them.)

Comment with your favorite ribbon tool (ribbon iron or ribbon cutter) – or that you’ve liked Panache Collective on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @PaperieBoutique on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, March 30th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for all of the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have THREE chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details.

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 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.


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Good luck in today’s giveaway!
Robyn & Todd

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Mar201223

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Wanted to share one of my amazing recent finds – the i-magicut by imaginisce.

ribbon edge fusing fusion

This handy tool cuts and heat-seals the ends of ribbon up to 3″-wide. No more fraying! You can cut straight edges, on the diagonal, and even the popular “Chevron” cut. It takes 4AA batteries and heats in under 5 seconds. Here’s a pop-up video to walk you through what this product does step-by-step:

Imaginisce i-magicut video demo

I love mine so much, I now have two “just in case“. Amazon has them on sale for $15.77 right now. (Scrapbook.com is out of stock, but they also sell them for $19.99.)

Go. Buy. Now. You’ll thank me later!

(Or better yet – try and win it here!)

And if you missed our Moo Luxe business card post, scroll on ↓ down ↓ !


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Check back soon for more great features and giveaways!
Robyn & Todd

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Mar201223

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I recently had the opportunity to try out the new Moo Luxe Business Cards.

Moo rep card Panache Collective Paperie Boutique

Printed on Mohawk Superfine paper (loved by designers and illustrators), Luxe Business Cards are the cashmere sweater of Business Cards – they look as good as they feel.

• 600gsm / 32pt paper – that’s three times as thick as the
   average Business Card
• an eye-catching seam of color running through every
   card (choose from black, white, red or blue) – it’s a real
   conversation starter
• a carefully curated gallery of custom MOO Designs


At triple the thickness and weight of most ordinary cards, Luxe boasts a rich seam of colour within the layers of paper, and a stunning, tactile quality that you won’t find anywhere else on the web. Affordable, tactile, and genuinely remarkable, we think Luxe is truly the last word in making a first impression.

Moo Quadplex technology compresses four layers of Mohawk Superfine paper together, including your choice of color in the center, creating an eye catching streak running through the fabric of every card. As a talking point, we’re sure you’ll agree it’s pretty remarkable!

Moo Luxe business cards

As a self-confessed paper-a-holic and packaging geek, I love everything about this new business card line. The boxes are texture-wrapped and topped off with a beautiful purple ribbon and “wax seal” – and upon opening you realize the box has a special magnetic-closure mechanism. In the first image I have stacked 20 Moo “Luxe” business cards on the right next to 20 “rounded corner” business cards printed on Moo’s premium stock – you can definitely see a difference in thickness! (Click both images shown for a larger pop-up version.)

Prices for the Luxe line start at $34.99 for 50 cards. Visit Moo’s site for more!


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From @overheardatmoo: Hot off the press – We’re giving free cheapest option shipping this weekend. Use the code SHIPFREE before Sunday midnight (03.25.12)!


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Check back soon for more great features and giveaways!
Robyn & Todd

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Mar201216

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The digital edition of the March 2012 Professional Photographer Magazine is now online for digital subscribers.

senior high school product reviews

In this issue I reviewed products for the senior photographer by Gradybug Designs, Design Aglow, Black River Imaging, Jamie Schultz Designs, and the PURPOSE Senior Posing Guide.

high school senior sr. product ideas
high school senior templates

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 48 and page 50 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. Plus you can download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Don’t get Professional Photographer Magazine? Subscribe here!


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And my latest “Web Exclusives” column went live yesterday on Professional Photographer Magazine’s website.

camerabag purse feature

It’s titled “Best of Bags Guide: Pompidoo Cologne Bag and Shootsac Tote & Shoot” and reviews a Pompidoo Idle Turquoise Cologne Bag and a Red SHOOTSAC Tote & Shoot – including ‘equipment test’ photos of just what each bag could hold. Check it out here!


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Robyn & Todd

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Mar201213

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It’s no big secret my family has had a rough couple of years, but we were all left unprepared and reeling from the events that took place two weeks ago. My little sister Jennifer, age 30, passed away on February 27th. She was married and they have a 14-month old son.

Jenn

Hopefully that helps explain why the site has been left without updates and and e-mails have gone unreturned. I tried to update the Paperie Facebook page as I was able, but there’s just only so much you can do from an iPad on I-40 travelling to and from a funeral…

Slowly but surely I’m catching up with my life again and we have a few contest winners to announce!


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First up are the winners of the three packaging contests here on Paperie: The “cameo / timeless” boutique packaging winner is Dawn Corwin. The “three strikes / spring training” custom packaging winner is Lynette Weber. And the “lipstick / tarte” boudoir packaging winner is WhirlieGirl Photography!

paperie boutique winner hb photo boutique packaging set

And the winner of “the savvy set” giveaway by Panache Collective over at The Savvy Photographer was…Sugar Bug Photography!

paperie boutique winner hb photo boutique packaging set

Thanks to everyone who entered, congrats to our winners, and thanks again to The Savvy Photographer for hosting one of these great giveaways!

For all our winners – you should hear from Robyn in the next 24-48 hours. Your packaging will need to be assembled and should ship within 3-4 business days of contact. Thanks for your patience!


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Thanks for everyone’s support and prayers for our family!
Robyn & Todd

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