Archive for October, 2012

Oct201230

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button Hurricane Sandy – please help!

Hurricane Sandy donations camera bag Jo Totes prize
Red Cross donations Jo Totes camera bag prize giveaway

U.S. Residents: Donate $10 or more to the American Red Cross by 11:59 PM on Wednesday, October 31st and then comment here at Paperie Boutique that you have done so for a chance to win this “Gracie Camera Bag” in magenta by Jo Totes! Winner will be chosen on Thursday, November 1st using Random.org. Your donations may be made via text (REDCROSS to 90999), or by telephone at 1-800-RED CROSS, or online at redcross.org – we are using the honor system in our comments (here) for your Red Cross donation confirmation. Thank you!


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Excited to announce the camera bag winner and it’s…Lindsay Ramstetter!

Jo Totes Red Cross Hurricane Sandy donations

Thanks so much to everyone who donated! The information above is still active, so please continue to do so!

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Oct201229

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We’re very excited to have guest post from MCP Actions on Paperie today for a fun giveaway / guest / vendor post!

How would you like to win something that will make it easier to showcase your images? If you said yes, then read on… Today you can win any one set of template actions or presets. The lucky winner gets to choose from Display It For Web, Present It For Print, a set of Magic Blog It Boards or Magic Print It Boards.

MCP is making it quicker and easier for you showcase your images in Print and on the Web using their new Lightroom Presets. Display It for Web™ and the Present It for Print™ Lightroom Template Presets will save you time and make your work stand out. The web version is great for blogging, sharing on Facebook and Pinterest, etc, and emailing to friends and customers. The print version is great for wall displays, marketing postcards, scrapbooking and so much more.

MCP Actions

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MCP Actions

Watch this video to see how easy it is to use these presets to speed up your workflow and show off your work.

If you prefer Photoshop or Elements, check out our Magic Blog It Boards and Magic Print It Boards for a similar offering.

*** Want to save on these products? Just check out the packages. The bundled storyboard offerings save $10.

Video Tutorials make using these templates so easy! Check out these lessons:
Installing & Using Present It in Lightroom
Installing & Using Display It in Lightroom
Troubleshooting Display It and Present It
Customize Branding Bars & Watermarks
Display It: Reduce Template Size
Display It: Create Before & After Templates
Display It & Present It: Rotate Templates
Use Digital Paper Backgrounds and Custom Color Blocks

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win any one set of these MCP Actions of their choice.

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How do you win? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite MCP Actions product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the MCP Actions 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 their pins on Pinterest – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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 MCP Actions product here – or that you’ve liked MCP Actions on Facebook – or that you’ve followed MCP Actions on Pinterest – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, November 1st (due to Hurricane Sandy we are extending the deadline to enter until Tuesday, November 6th at 11:59 p.m. EST, taking the end of “daylight savings” on November 4th into account). 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. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to MCP Actions for the fantastic prize!


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The giveaways are just gettin’ started this week – check back soon!
Todd & Robyn

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Oct201215

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Here’s another bow tutorial – also designed to survive the pack’n’ship process!

You will need to have the following items on hand:

1.   Wide ribbon (1½” or wider)
2.   Thin ribbon (½” or wider – light wiring looks best)
3.   Accent ribbon (½” or wider – optional)
4.   Glue gun
5.   Xyron 150 “X” Create-a-Sticker Machine
6.   Jolee’s Boutique Santa Hats (optional)
7.   Jingle bells (optional)
8.   Christmas buttons (optional)
9.   Holiday floral picks
10. HB Photo Packaging 5×7″ boxes (wedding white & kraft)


holiday giftwrap presentation photography

First, take your widest ribbon and cut at 14″ long for a 5×7 (½” wide) box. Wrap around the box and hot glue the ends together. (I insert a postcard under the ribbon before gluing to make sure the box is not damaged.

holiday giftwrap photography

Next, take the thinner ribbon and also cut a 14″ piece. Run the ribbon, top side facing up, through the Xyron “X” Create-a-Sticker. (The Xyron machine allows you to take any embellishments – ribbon, paper, chipboard, etc. – up to 1½” wide and turn them into “stickers”.)

Once you have run the entire length of ribbon through the Xyron, tear off paper / ribbon / plastic covering from the machine. Before removing the plastic covering, press down on the entire length of ribbon to make sure the adhesive “sticks” to the back of the ribbon. Then carefully peel off the plastic covering. Your ribbon will be adhered to the “sticker paper” and is ready to be removed. Essentially you have just created “ribbon tape”.

holiday giftwrap photography

Determine the center of your ribbon tape and turn the photo box over, starting on the back. Center the ribbon tape from top-to-bottom and place on top of the wider ribbon, slowly and carefully wrapping it around the box. Go slow and keep it even! Turn the photo box back over and seal ends together on the top / center.

holiday giftwrap photography

Now it’s time to start on the bow! Take your thinner ribbon and cut three additional strips – one 8″ long, one 6″ long, and one 4″ long. If using a separate accent ribbon as shown, cut that length 2½” long. You can also opt to make the entire bow with the same ribbon, and you would cut a fourth strip 2½” long.

Use your hot glue gun to join the ends of each individual ribbon strip, making a “ring”. Flatten the ribbon-rings (in the 8″, 6″, and 4″ sizes), seam side down, and put one small dot of hot glue in the inside-center of the ring and press together – essentially forming a “figure 8”.

holiday giftwrap packages photography

Take the 8″ strip (now in a flat-8 shape) and put a dot of hot glue on the top center. Center the 6″ strip (now in a flat-8 shape) and press together. Put a dot of hot glue on the top center. Then center the 4″ strip (now in a flat-8 shape) and press together. Put a dot of hot glue on the top center. You will now press the smallest 2½” ribbon loop on the top-center of the bow.

I chose to hot glue a jingle bell in the center of the top loop on the bow (as shown). You could also use buttons, peppermints, mini candy canes, or scrapbooking embellishments.

Finally run a 2″ line of hot glue along the thin ribbon on the top center of your photo box. Center your bow and press. Remove the postcard once the glue has dried. If using wired ribbon, you can now “fluff” the loops on the bow. Voilà!

holiday giftwrap photography

For this box, I cut the end off of a Jolee’s Boutique Santa Hat, making it into a “planter”. Before I hot glued the bow on, I hot glued a red berry floral pick underneath. I put a couple of pieces of craft-moss in the “planter” with the red berry “tree” attached inside the hat-planter (under the moss) – carefully using hot glue to adhere all of the pieces.

holiday giftwrapping photography presentation

For this box, I hot glued a Christmas button in the bottom right corner, and then attached a Jolee’s Boutique Santa Hat on top. My business name is “Buttons and Bows Photography” so this incorporates both elements of that name.

Check out Shelly’s Buttons and More for more package-decoration inspiration! A few of my favorite items are the gingerbread men, holly buttons, snowflakes, and Christmas lights.


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We have a couple of recent contest winners to announce! The winner in our WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit by photoDUDS is…Toni M Photography!

photoDUDS Christmas holiday mini session winner

And the winner of our Paperie holiday giftwrap prize package is…Tiffany Hendrickson Photography!

Paperie Boutique Christmas gift wrap packaging

Thanks to everyone who entered, a special thank you to Beth Forester Photography and photoDUDS for the awesome prize, and congrats to both of our winners! We’ll be in touch early this week with information on how to claim your prizes!


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Hey, guess what? Our Fit to Print store sale was featured on the Clickin Moms Facebook page on Sunday!

Clickin Moms Facebook page

Right now Paperie Boutique is running their annual “Buy the Store” sale…every template “Fit to Print” sells, plus some templates, exclusive to Paperie-only, for $5.00!! Wait until you see everything that’s included in this amazing sale!! Don’t miss it!

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/10/07/fit_to_print_again/

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From October 7th through Sunday, October 21st, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!
Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
referral program

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

1.   5×5 portrait care card with wording
2.   4×5 product guarantee card with wording
3.   5×5 referral program card with wording
4.   2½ x 3½ referral program wallet with wording
5.   referral program terms for your website
6.   10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit
7.   three 20×10 storyboards
8.   10×5 mini-storyboard
9.   5 × 3½ mini storyboard
10. Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet / Press-Printed Card Release
11. two Moo minicard templates
12. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
13. “Special Delivery” tags
14. postcard birth announcement / mailers
15. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
16. matching business card / postcard for “design five”
17. Moo sticker templates
18. Moo folded holiday / Christmas card templates
19. Moo business card promotion templates
20. press-printed paper sample kit
21. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

You can find more details—and the “Buy Now” button to purchase—here.

And make sure you follow our Facebook page – we’re giving these templates away at random all week long! The next lucky winner could be you!


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Have a great week and check in tomorrow!
Robyn & Todd

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Oct201211

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button word to the WISE

We have an incredible new giveaway and guest / vendor post by photoDUDS / Beth Forester to get your business in gear for the holiday season.

photoDUDS WISE

The WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit is on pre-order at 25% off until October 18, 2012 at midnight EST. And you can WIN IT here!

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The Christmas Season is already here and it’s time to start turning those photos into profits! Every year Beth Forester Photography has a three day Holiday Portrait event.

“Last year I did a 3-day event and sold over $20K so I wanted to share my pricing strategies and products with other professional photographers as well. The WISE Kit includes my price list and templates for the products we sell at the event like, cards, galleries, collector cubes and ornaments. Last year we sold nearly 200 ornaments! It also includes the marketing materials to promote the event as well as marketing graphics for the cubes, ornaments and cards. Plus, WISE has appointments cards, order forms and other great elements specifically for the event.


This comprehensive kit contains everything Beth uses in her studio to run her successful Mini Holiday Portrait Event. You’ll get marketing graphics, promo pieces, lighting diagrams, scheduling forms and a complete pricing menu. It also contains templates for sales boosting products your clients will love! You’ll be on your way to a successful Holiday sales season in no time!

WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit includes:

Templates
     (1) 10×13 Keepsake Gallery
     (1) 10×20 Keepsake Gallery
     (1) 2×3 Appointment Card
     (1) 4×5 Order Ready Postcard Mailer
     (1) 5×7 Double-sided Shaped Boutique Christmas Card
     (1) 3×5 Acrylic Ornament
     (1) 8×10 Price Menu Folio
     (1) 8×10 Studio Sales Display
     (1) 4″ Artsy Couture Cube Decor
     (3) Marketing Graphics
     (1) 8½x11 Order Form
     (1) 5×7 Promotional Mailer Postcard
     (1) 8½x11 Studio Appointment Schedule

Digital Elements
     (10) 12×12 Backgrounds
     (23) Embellishments

BONUS
     (1) PDF with Beth’s Tips for Successful Christmas Event

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win the WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit!

How do you win? It’s easy! All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite photoDUDS product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the photoDUDS 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 @photoduds on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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 photoDUDS product here – or that you’ve liked photoDUDS on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @photoduds on Twitter – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 14th. 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. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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.

Good luck to everyone who enters, and thanks to photoDUDS for such a wonderful prize! (See below for even more current giveaways!)

And don’t forget to check out the photoDUDS Christmas Card Sets, too! They’re 25% off through October 18, 2012 at midnight EST.


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Don’t forget we have a holiday giftwrap prize package up for grabs!

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

Go here to enter – all you have to do is tell us your business colors!


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More holiday giftwrap inspiration from thompsonfamily.typepad.com!

holiday packaging packages
Christmas giftwrap
holiday packaging packages

The look is created with the same bulletin board paper teachers use – brilliant!

Check us out on Pinterest for more wrapping / packaging / presentation ideas!


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From October 7th through Sunday, October 21st, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!
Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
referral program

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

1.   5×5 portrait care card with wording
2.   4×5 product guarantee card with wording
3.   5×5 referral program card with wording
4.   2½ x 3½ referral program wallet with wording
5.   referral program terms for your website
6.   10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit
7.   three 20×10 storyboards
8.   10×5 mini-storyboard
9.   5 × 3½ mini storyboard
10. Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet / Press-Printed Card Release
11. two Moo minicard templates
12. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
13. “Special Delivery” tags
14. postcard birth announcement / mailers
15. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
16. matching business card / postcard for “design five”
17. Moo sticker templates
18. Moo folded holiday / Christmas card templates
19. Moo business card promotion templates
20. press-printed paper sample kit
21. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

You can find more details—and the “Buy Now” button to purchase—here.

And make sure you follow our Facebook page – we’re giving these templates away at random all week long! The next lucky winner could be you!


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The goodies just keep on coming – see you real soon!
Robyn & Todd

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Oct201210

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We’ve been posting a lot of images lately to help you get ready for the 2012 Wrap Battle. Now we’re giving you the tools to make the design-process possible!

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

Included in this prize package are:

1. Martha Stewart Crafts Dual-Temperature Glue Gun Kit (21 pieces)
2. Martha Stewart Crafts Circle Cutter (5 pieces)
3. Michael’s holiday note cards / envelopes
4. CraftSmart red and white ribbon (3 yards)
5. Martha Stewart Crafts ¼” red rickrack ribbon (6 yards)
6. Martha Stewart Crafts ¼” green rickrack ribbon (6 yards)
7. Martha Stewart Crafts ¼” white snowflake felt ribbon (4 yards)
8. Martha Stewart Crafts ¼” red snowflake felt ribbon (4 yards)
9. Bella Terra 1½” white matte paper ribbon (25 yards)

One lucky Paperie reader will win all of the above! How, you might ask?

All U.S. residents have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your business colors are! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” our Paperie Boutique 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 and tell us what your business colors are here – or that you’ve liked Paperie Boutique 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. EDT on Saturday, October 13th. 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. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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.

Good luck to everyone who enters!


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Win the WISE Holiday Mini-Portrait Event Sales & Marketing Kit!

win photoDUDS WISE

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From October 7th through Sunday, October 21st, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!
Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
referral program

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

1.   5×5 portrait care card with wording
2.   4×5 product guarantee card with wording
3.   5×5 referral program card with wording
4.   2½ x 3½ referral program wallet with wording
5.   referral program terms for your website
6.   10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit
7.   three 20×10 storyboards
8.   10×5 mini-storyboard
9.   5 × 3½ mini storyboard
10. Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet / Press-Printed Card Release
11. two Moo minicard templates
12. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
13. “Special Delivery” tags
14. postcard birth announcement / mailers
15. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
16. matching business card / postcard for “design five”
17. Moo sticker templates
18. Moo folded holiday / Christmas card templates
19. Moo business card promotion templates
20. press-printed paper sample kit
21. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

You can find more details—and the “Buy Now” button to purchase—here.

And make sure you follow our Facebook page – we’re giving these templates away at random all week long! The next lucky winner could be you!


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We have two awesome vendor giveaways on tap so check back soon!
Robyn & Todd

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Oct201209

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It’s a fun time around Paperie Headquarters right now. Any guesses what my December column in Professional Photographer Magazine is about?

not my bag baby

And if that’s not enough fun, here are more perks of the job courtesy of our sponsor Black River Imaging.

Black River Imaging coming soon

Black River Imaging coming soon

Stay tuned – we’ll be letting the cat out of the bag (errr, box) on that one soon!


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From October 7th through Sunday, October 21st, 2012 (11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!
Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
referral program

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

1.   5×5 portrait care card with wording
2.   4×5 product guarantee card with wording
3.   5×5 referral program card with wording
4.   2½ x 3½ referral program wallet with wording
5.   referral program terms for your website
6.   10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit
7.   three 20×10 storyboards
8.   10×5 mini-storyboard
9.   5 × 3½ mini storyboard
10. Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet / Press-Printed Card Release
11. two Moo minicard templates
12. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
13. “Special Delivery” tags
14. postcard birth announcement / mailers
15. 5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
16. matching business card / postcard for “design five”
17. Moo sticker templates
18. Moo folded holiday / Christmas card templates
19. Moo business card promotion templates
20. press-printed paper sample kit
21. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

You can find more details—and the “Buy Now” button to purchase—here.

And make sure you follow our Facebook page – we’re giving these templates away at random all week long! The next lucky winner could be you!


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Here are more holiday gift wrapping ideas courtesy of justinablakeney.com!

Christmas giftwrap packaging decoration

Check us out on Pinterest for more wrapping / packaging / presentation ideas!


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Thanks for checking in – more fun is on the way!
Robyn & Todd

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Oct201207

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From Black Friday through Cyber Monday (November 26 at 11:59 p.m. EST) the ENTIRE Fit to Print store is on sale again for just $5 – including templates available exclusively here at Paperie Boutique!

Fit to Print photographer marketing templates
The last time we ran this special sale on Paperie was in December 2011!

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First up, you’ll receive my “Portrait Care Card” and my “Product Guarantee Card” – wording included. These are designed to be printed through WHCC as 5×5 and 4×5 prints.

Included as well are my Referral Program Card, a Referral Program Wallet-Handout, and Referral Program Terms for your website – all with wording included. The first two are designed to be printed through WHCC as 5×5 and wallet prints. The website file is designed to upload to your website so clients and prospective clients can read the full terms of your referral program.

Paperie bonus prizes

referral program

I adhere the 5×5 print to a Paper Source petal envelope, and then adhere a group of wallet-handouts (held together with a bow) to the 5×5 print as shown above. I seal the petal envelope with a 1.5″ circle sticker from Zazzle – you can find a FREE template download for this sticker on Paperie here.

These five layered, editable .psd files are everything you need for a referral and print care / customer satisfaction program. The highly-sought-after templates have never been available for purchase outside of this annual sale!

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This special sale also includes my 10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit.

pano welcome kit

Wording is not included. (I suggest this product from “Wordsmith” for that.) However, section-title suggestions are included (and can be easily altered). Text layout is also carefully structured to flow seamlessly around the images in the design. You will replace the “filler” text with your own words, and when you paste your text into place, it will be auto-formatted to stay in place within the design. (One small section of text is provided in section two of the back panel – it discusses model releases and print credit use. This text can be kept if desired or replaced with your own.)

I will also include the vendor of the envelopes I use for the business card panel – the final panel on the back is designed to have an envelope holding business cards attached to the panel, with your e-mail address to request more business cards printed on the actual card below.

All colors can be changed with a click of the button in Photoshop. (This is a layered .psd design created in Photoshop CS2 and should work in Elements, but I cannot provide technical support for Elements purchases.)

pano welcome kit

I have my welcome kit cards printed at Miller’s Professional Imaging.

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BONUS: The $5 special includes FIVE storyboard template designs that are normally not for sale. Quotes cannot be changed (but layer can be hidden / replaced). The background layer color can be changed for each design.

Three designs are 20×10″ full-storyboard designs, one is a 10×5″ mini-storyboard design, and one storyboard design makes a perfect “grandparent gift” to tuck in orders at 5×3.5″.

storyboard 20x10
storyboard 20x10
storyboard 20x10

click above images for larger versions – all three are 20×10″ designs

storyboard 10x5

click above image for larger version – it’s a 10×5″ mini storyboard design

storyboard 5x3

click above image for larger version – it’s a 5×3.5″ mini storyboard design

(Photos shown in samples above are for illustration purposes / not included.)

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BONUS: You will also receive my Press-Printed Card Supplement Packet and press-card print release.

announcement pack

These were designed to compliment the Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet“. Even if you’re not a newborn photographer, if you sell press-printed cards, this product is for you!

Included here are additional birth announcement quotes and religious phrases I have collected, and the press-card print release form I have created, during my six-plus years of being a newborn photographer.

This makes a stunning presentation to your clients, and also makes their ordering much easier, sparing you both countless time spent back-and-forth during the design process.

This download includes three pages of additional quotes and phrases – plus religious quotes / scriptures – for baby boys, baby girls, and seasonal / holiday-themed birth announcements (Valentine’s, St. Patrick’s, Fourth of July, fall / autumn, Thanksgiving, and Christmas). And a one-page release for your clients (see below) saving you from expensive reprint costs due to their errors, omissions, or typos on press-printed cards.

additional girl boy birth announcement quotes

shown above – Baby Girl Quotes (left) / Baby Boy Quotes (right)

Announcement Card Signoff and Holiday Quotes
shown above – Press Card Release (left) / Holiday & Seasonal Quotes (right)

My “Press Printed Card Release” (shown below) does include the wording.

This is a form I make all of my clients read and sign off on before their cards and announcements go to print. It eliminates reprints at my expense for their misspellings, typos, and failure to include information. Once this form is signed off on, the customer is liable for the cards or announcements as they approved them (unless the error is a print lab defect or I failed to order the cards as they were approved, for instance if I accidentally submitted the lo-res version for print).

Announcement and Press Printed Card Client Signoff Print App

If you’ve ever been burned with the reprint of an expensive card order – this form is for you! And if you haven’t, you need this now before it happens!

This form wording will work for birth announcements and / or any kind of press-printed card you sell (Christmas / holiday card, birthday invitation, wedding announcement, graduation announcement, etc.)

I use the “Press Printed Card Release” text in an online web form that my customers sign off on digitally. You can print and use the text as presented if you do ordering in person, or convert it for online or e-mail use.

These forms are bare-bones to work within the template by Design Aglow (which I highly recommend purchasing). The one .psd file is divided into four folders of text. The only graphic included is a division line. There are no additional graphics or design-elements. Just the text, ma’am! If you choose to use them as a stand-alone product rather than a supplement, space has been left at the top to add your logo / letterhead to each of the pages.


Birth Announcement Boy Quotes
Birth Announcement Religious Scripture Quotes
Announcement Holiday Seasonal Christmas Quotes
Announcement and Press Printed Card Client Signoff Print Approval

Please see above for excerpts from the different pages.

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You will also receive two Moo minicard templates you can only get here.

Moo Halloween mini card


(You can download more FREE MOO holiday minicard templates at this link.)

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PLUS — You’ll receive the contents of the ENTIRE Fit to Print store with your $5 purchase! The Fit to Print “Buy the Store” kit alone is priced at $65.00!

Fit to Print buy the store

Included in “Buy the Store” are:
1.   5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
2.   “Special Delivery” tags
3.   postcard birth announcement / mailers
4.   5×7 wide format promotional piece / client information packet
5.   matching business card / postcard for “design five”
6.   Moo sticker templates
7.   Moo folded holiday / Christmas card “thank you” templates
      (see below for Moo holiday card sale)
8.   Moo business card promotion templates
9.   press-printed paper sample kit
10. Zazzle custom ring binder templates

(And the 10-panel pano Client Welcome Kit already listed above.)


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Again, you will get EVERYTHINGevery product – shown above for just $5!

All orders are processed during U.S. Eastern time between the hours of 8 a.m. and midnight. Each “buy the store” kit and bonus items will be e-mailed to you (with download links) within 6-8 hours of ordering (usually MUCH sooner during normal business hours).

If you have any questions, e-mail contact information is located here.

Technical support is limited to download issues and design files from “Fit to Print” only. I do not provide support for other vendors, products I do not sell, and resources linked in the “achieve this look” section of each download. Other vendors will need to be contacted directly to support their own products and / or answer any questions you may have before you make a purchase from them. Thank you for your understanding!

YOU CAN ONLY BUY IT ALL FOR $5 HERE !

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PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THESE WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT ADDRESS! Please also check your spam folder “just in case”.

All templates are ©Robyn Pollman, 2007-2012. All rights reserved. Templates may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission. Technical support not provided.


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We have a winner in our Camera Ink Stamps giveaway…and it’s Iliana!

Paperie Boutique Winner Camera Photography Rubber Inkstamp

Thanks to everyone who entered, and for the Paperie topic suggestions! Please feel free to keep posting more suggestions here. Congrats Iliana – you’ll be hearing from us soon!


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Hey guess what? MOO.com has just announced 25% off Holiday Cards!

Moo Christmas greeting card

“We know what it’s like. You have all these good intentions of sending all your festive cards early, and then out of nowhere – you don’t. So perhaps a 3 month long Holiday Card sale will help get you organized… How about 25% off Holiday Cards? What’s more, we’ve decided to reward all you early birds out there with an extra 5% off your basket when you order in October. Just punch in this code KW6CWY to enjoy a little pre-season gift from MOO.”


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Don’t miss these holiday gift topper ideas from Fiskars!

Christmas Wrapping Decorations

Check us out on Pinterest for more wrapping / packaging / presentation ideas!


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More fun ahead – see you soon!
Robyn & Todd

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First up today is a guest post on custom ink stamps by Lizvette Wreath!

lizvette rubber stamps

“After thinking of ways to keep my costs low I came across the idea of custom rubber stamps. I bought these at rubberstamps.net – they have free shipping when you spend $20! What I like the most is that I can stamp almost everything (thank you cards, hello notes, welcome packets, small goodie bags, small canvas totes…). I purchased the stamp ink at Michael’s, they have a great variety of colors that can match almost any type of branding. Cute, right?” –Lizvette Wreath

lizvette rubber stamps

(See ideas for DIY rubber-stamp embossing on packaging here and here. See ideas for rubber-stamping your photography packaging here and here. See ideas for rubber-stamping muslin bags here and here.)


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And now Paperie Boutique is going to give one lucky reader two of Robyn’s favorite Japanese wooden camera ink stamps by Poulain!

camera photographer ink stamp

Read below for more information on how to win these adorable stamps!


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Hey guess what? MOO.com has just announced 25% off Holiday Cards!

MOO Christmas card sale

“We know what it’s like. You have all these good intentions of sending all your festive cards early, and then out of nowhere – you don’t. So perhaps a 3 month long Holiday Card sale will help get you organized… How about 25% off Holiday Cards? What’s more, we’ve decided to reward all you early birds out there with an extra 5% off your basket when you order in October. Just punch in this code KW6CWY to enjoy a little pre-season gift from MOO.”


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Here are more Christmas / holiday giftwrap ideas from Urban Comfort (in the December 2011 Better Homes and Gardens issue.)

Christmas giftwrap packaging
Christmas giftwrap packaging
Christmas giftwrap packaging
Christmas giftwrap packaging
Christmas giftwrap packaging

Visit Urban Comfort for even more packaging photos and ideas!


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two photography photographer rubber stamps
So…about winning those two wooden camera ink stamps… All U.S. residents have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what new topic(s) you’d like to see on Paperie Boutique! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” our Paperie Boutique 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 the topic(s) you’d like to see covered by Paperie here – or that you’ve liked Paperie Boutique 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. EDT on Saturday, October 6th. 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. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

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.

Good luck to everyone who enters!
Robyn & Todd

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

Professional Photographer Magazine October 2012 cover

In this issue Robyn featured “favorite” gifts from professional photographers to their clients – Karen Leslie Photography (Miller’s Professional Imaging), Stylized Portraiture (Impecca USA), Buttons and Bows Photography (Artsy Couture), Simply Baby Photography (Cupcake Keepsakes by January Hart), Lens and Ladle Photography (MOO.com), Whitney Scott Photography (Black River Imaging), Jessica Feely Photography (Printstagram), Hot Mama Boudoir (ProDPI), and Kristen Caldwell Photography (WHCC).

Professional Photographer Magazine October 2012 client gift ideas
Professional Photographer Magazine October 2012 Robyn Pollman photography column

Click the magazine pages above to read a larger .pdf version of the article. You can also find the article on page 64, page 65, and page 66 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 yet? Subscribe here!


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There’s a great Q&A going on over at the Paperie Facebook page:

I’m ALWAYS at a loss for packaging LARGE prints and I’ve followed you for a long time but can’t seem to find much highlighted with that…wondered if you could share or ask for people to share how they package wall prints sometime? Every idea I’ve found is really not affordable. Would love help doing that as it’s most of what I sell.

Anyone have ideas or a vendor / product recommendation? Thanks!


Please drop by and join the conversation!


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Until next time…
Robyn & Todd
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