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HEADS UP: Paperie’s Birthday is a crazy time of year and our inboxes overfloweth. Please follow us on Facebook for frequent announcements!

Happy 4th birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY celebration – sponsored by HB Photo Packaging, Kelly Moore Bag, Animoto, Click Magazine, Sassy Designs Inc., Artsy Couture, Prairie Sweet Boutique, Black River Imaging, Clickin Moms, Simply Color / Simply Canvas, Kraft and Jute, Modern Album Designs, Full Color Lab, CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Photographer Cafe, Nations Photo Lab, Paint the Moon Photoshop Actions and Textures, Hardwood Frames, and Birdesign. The party runs from July 19th – July ??!

During the celebration our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants will also provide several discount codes and promotions for our audience that will be posted at PaperieBirthday.com throughout the week-long event. All of these giveaways and special offers will be posted multiple times each day during the hours of 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. EDT – so you’ll want to check back, and check back often! Thanks for four great years and Happy Birthday Paperie!

P.S. We’ll also do flash giveaways on our Facebook page – “Like” us there!


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In case you missed the announcement, we’re here for another week handing out birthday goodies ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded! NOT including the complimentary “50 Business Cards from MOO.com” for everyone – we’ve made it possible for our vendors and merchants to give out almost $6500 in prizes to our readers! And believe it or not, that’s not even HALF of it!

Check back throughout the week for more giveaways, pop-quiz prizes, and Facebook flash giveaways – and you DON’T want to miss the “grand finale“!

Curious what prizes we have left? We put up this sampling on Facebook!

Right now we have an amazing prize pack combo from Full Color, Inc., The Album Cafe, and Kraft & Jute—the combined items are worth over $400.00!


Full Color Lab Bevel Mount

Full Color, Inc. Professional Photo Lab is giving away a 16×20 Bevel Wrap.

A unique take on the gallery wrap or wall canvas print, the exclusive Bevel Wrap has a 2½” bevel frame over which the canvas image is wrapped, allowing the entire image to show when viewed from the front.


Album Cafe gift card

Album Cafe 2013 offer

The Album Cafe has a $200 gift card up for grabs. Make sure you check out their limited-time offer on “The Wedding Album“! At $5, this gorgeous album is a steal!


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Completing this prize pack is a $100 gift card from Kraft & Jute! Did you know that Kraft and Jute drew a lot of inspiration from Paperie Boutique when creating their product line? Kraft and Jute promises a “Naked” organization & products.

Naked Products – “Many of our products are made from recycled materials. Waste from product development is either reused in new product creations, shredded for packaging material or given to a local school for art class. Because we love all things simple & beautiful, our products will continue to be free from the process of over-embellishment.

Kraft and Jute packaging


THIS GIVEAWAY’S WINNER HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED ON FACEBOOK!


How do you win this bundle? It’s easy!

U.S. RESIDENTS: All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite product is from Full Color, Inc. -OR- The Album Cafe -OR- Kraft & Jute. For one chance to win, that’s all there is to it!

For up to two more BONUS chances to win: Go to your Facebook and / or Twitter accounts and post the following (then tell us where you did):

I want to win a photographer’s prize pack from @fullcolorlab / @thealbumcafe / @kraftandjute at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and Full Color on Facebook, and Album Cafe on Facebook, and Kraft and Jute (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments here) – giving you up to four more chances to win.

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (In simple terms: If you want SEVEN chances to win, you have to do all seven things listed above, and then make seven separate comments here telling us how you did them.) You create as many (up to 7 comments) or as few chances to win as you prefer.

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter or Facebook account(s) – with a link to where you did it – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, August 1st. You can enter up to seven times total. Post that you have met each of the requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to seven times total – one entry each for both 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 seven 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!

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. See official rules for more details.

HUGE thanks to Full Color, Inc., The Album Cafe, and Kraft & Jute for this incredible photographer’s prize pack! Good luck to everyone who enters!

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Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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The birthday party is now in its second week and started on Friday, July 19th – it will run until we run out of prizes on July ??!

The Jo Totes / Camera Bling / Abie Camera Straps giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. EDT tonight – make sure to enter if you haven’t already!

Check back soon – we’ll be here!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. If you’re a vendor who would like to sponsor the event, donate a prize,
        and / or provide a discount code for our readers please contact Todd:
        todd AT paperieboutique DOT com – we’d love to have you join us!



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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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button all this—or a mocha frappuccino?

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″.

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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.

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(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!

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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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Sep201226

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I’m so excited to have our newest advertiser Beyond Red and Green on Paperie today for a fun giveaway / guest / vendor post!

beyond red & green holiday cards templates

Since 2006, Beyond Red and Green has been designing templates for professional photographers. We like to keep things fresh and modern, and pride ourselves on our hand-drawn elements and simplicity of style.

One thing that sets us apart is that we always sell our Christmas templates individually so that our clients can choose their favorites, and invest in something they know their clients will love.

Beyond Red and Green holiday card templates

In addition, we do our best to sell our designs only to professional photographers, so that you can truly offer your clients something unique.

(See our previous feature of Beyond Red and Green here.)

And now one lucky Paperie reader can win one of these Beyond Red and Green baby sets of their choice (La La ParadeorFishie & Me) – PLUS – ten Christmas templates of their choosing.

beyond red & green baby card template
beyond red and green baby card templates


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

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Beyond Red and Green 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 @bragtemplates 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 Beyond Red and Green product here – or that you’ve liked Beyond Red and Green on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @bragtemplates 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, September 29th. 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 Beyond Red and Green for the fantastic prize! (See below for even more current giveaways!)


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We’re giving away two subscriptions to CLICK – go here to win one!

win click magazine subscription

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We’re also giving away choice of the Shoot & Sell iPad Appor – their choice of one Wall Guides set from Photographer’s Wall Display Guides! Win here!

Shoot and Sell

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The goodies keep on coming – check back soon!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Moo is running an awesome business card special on Fab.com right now! You can get a pack of 50 business cards for $13.99 (30% off).

Fab Moo.com business card sale

You’ve got two more days to take advantage of the offer so don’t miss it! This includes Moo’s classic matte and new glossy finishes – your choice!



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

P.S. “Like” the new Panache Collective Facebook page!

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Sep201116

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Jamie Schultz Designs is back again for another vendor / guest post! (And if you missed our latest camera strap giveaway, be sure you read on to the end!)

jamie schultz launch

Jamie Schultz Designs is proud to partner with the Paperie Boutique as a new vendor. Jamie has an array of templates available including coffee table books, cards, CD cases, image boxes and much, much more. With the holiday card season quickly approaching be sure to check out Jamie’s fabulous new holiday card collection.

About Jamie:
Jamie Schultz Designs was created by professional photographer, Jamie Schultz, who started creating cards, books, and other photography products for her clients. As quickly as her portrait business grew so did the demand for the templates she was selling to her clients. Thus, Jamie Schultz Designs was born. Jamie’s designs are best known for their timeless features with just enough defining detail that allow your client’s photos to take center stage. As a professional photographer, Jamie knows that no two clients are alike which is why she offers a wide variety of designs from traditional to contemporary.

There’s always something for everyone at Jamie Schultz Designs!

And now Jamie is offering an exclusive discount to Paperie Boutique blog readers. Simply enter code: paperie10 at checkout to receive $10 off your next purchase of $50 or more. (Valid through 12/31/2011.)

Here are some of the latest holiday card designs from Jamie Schultz Designs:
jamie schultz launch

Be sure to fan Jamie Schultz Designs on Facebook to receive special offers and to keep up with all the latest product releases.

http://www.facebook.com/jamieschultzdesigns

Thanks so much to Jamie for stopping by, and for the great offer for our readers! I’m a huge Jamie Schultz Designs fan and have been for quite some time. I just bought this announcement template set and I can’t recommend it enough!


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My latest “Web Exclusives” column went live yesterday on Professional Photographer Magazine’s website.
bad sass web exclusives

It’s titled “Hot Stuff: Bad Sass Backdrops” and features a favorite Paperie vendor Bad Sass Backdrops, Inc.. Make sure to read it all the way through because there’s a big discount for Professional Photographer readers!

Have a great weekend everyone –
Robyn & Todd



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Sep201108

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Recently I shared my purchase of the Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet“. Even if you’re not a newborn photographer, if you sell press-printed cards, this post is for you!

Since that original post I have added to my purchase with birth announcement quotes and religious phrases I have collected, and the press-card print release form I have created, during my five-plus years of being a newborn photographer. (Read to the end to find out how to win!) 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.

Buttons and Bows Photography Orlando Florida birth announcement pack newborn baby infant

my announcement guide that now goes in my welcome kit

I have designed the following as a supplement to the Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet” (although it can certainly be purchased / used stand-alone with much more limited function). The Design Aglow “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet” includes one full page of birth announcement quotes and phrases for boys, girls, twins / multiples, sibling-welcomes, religious-themed cards, adoptions, and all-purpose introductions.

My new four-page supplement 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.

Included in this supplemental packet:

1. Press-printed card print release for clients (applicable to
    announcements, invitations, seniors, etc.)

2. Boy-themed birth announcement quotes and phrases
    (including religious and scriptures)

3. Girl-themed birth announcement quotes and phrases
    (including religious and scriptures)

4. Holiday and seasonal quotes, phrases, and scriptures for
    birth announcements


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)

In addition to that, I have included my “Press Printed Card Release” (wording included). 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. See below for excerpts from the different pages.

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

My holiday / seasonal wording quote sheet helped a customer create this design:
Christmas birth announcement wording example

Purchase this now at a special rate before it’s available on Fit to Print:


Purchase this four-page kit:

This is a layered .psd file design created in Adobe Photoshop CS2 and should work in Elements, but I cannot provide technical support for Elements purchases. The background color can be changed from white with just one click. Purchases will be e-mailed the download link during “normal waking hours” (U.S. Eastern Daylight Time). Please ask any questions before you buy! You are responsible for checking these files for spelling and formatting before presenting to your clients.


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And just because we care, three lucky Paperie readers can have a chance to win the card / announcement four-page supplement. If you buy it and win it, we will refund your purchase!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):

Win birth announcement / holiday / religious card wording & press card release @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com http://is.gd/KPTM5W

2. Friend / Like / Follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked us on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Saturday, September 10th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have met each of the requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for each 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!

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!
Robyn and Todd



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Aug201126

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A few days ago we featured the new “Modular Holiday Card Sales Kit: Merry Modern Collection” by Design Aglow.

Now they’re back for another guest / vendor post to promote their new “Modular Holiday Card Sales Kit: Nostalgic Splendor Collection“.

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Design Aglow presents a revolutionary way for your photography studio to sell holiday cards. We’ve designed the mix & match studio sales system to enable you to work smarter, not harder, save time, increase sales, and streamline your holiday workflow. This product is more than just vintage holiday card templates, it’s like having a stationery shop in your studio and comes complete with everything you will need to launch your holiday card line within minutes of download.

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photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow
photoshop holiday cards nostalgic splendor design aglow

INCLUDES:
• A 10-page holiday card sales catalog. This catalog is a turnkey, professionally designed way to present your holiday card offerings to clients. The catalog easily walks clients through every step involved in designing the holiday card of their dreams. It includes a built-in order form on the last page on which your clients will note their design choices, keeping their information impeccably organized, and saving you lots of valuable time.

But, by far, the most unique feature of the catalog is that it includes professionally, studio-shot stock photos of finished holiday cards. This means you won’t have to worry about taking the time to photograph your holiday cards for the catalog – this step is already done for you. All that is required is that you add your studio logo, update the policies to reflect your own, and add your pricing on the last page.

• Three beautifully designed card modules (a cover, an inside design that includes 12 different greetings, and a back), consisting of six different designs each. These are in fully layered Photoshop PSD format and will allow you to design your clients’ cards with just the click of a mouse, all in under 15 minutes per card. Simply mix and match the front, inside and back (which are completely interchangeable) for virtually limitless combinations.

• A comprehensive 10 page tutorial that will easily explain everything you need to know about launching your holiday card line. It also includes ideas for presentation, selling, and publishing your catalog online.


Click here to check them out in the shop with introductory pricing! (Save $20!)


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And here’s a teaser of what’s coming up next week – you won’t want to miss it!

Ashley McCormick Brand
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Don’t forget we have a giveaway going on now for a Shoot Baby!™ beanbag!

Shoot Baby giveaway

Have a great weekend everyone!
Robyn & Todd



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Aug201115

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Did you know there’s only 132 days left ’til Christmas? Design Aglow is to the rescue with a special offer in this new vendor / guest post!

design aglow logo

Design Aglow presents a revolutionary way for your photography studio to sell holiday cards. With a mix & match studio sales system to enable you to work smarter, not harder, save time, increase sales, and streamline your holiday workflow, this product is more than just holiday card templates. It’s like having a stationery shop in your studio and comes complete with everything you will need to launch your holiday card line within minutes of download.

Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday
Design Aglow Holiday

INCLUDES:
• A 10-page holiday card sales catalog. This catalog is a turnkey, professionally designed way to present your holiday card offerings to clients. The catalog easily walks clients through every step involved in designing the holiday card of their dreams. It includes a built-in order form on the last page on which your clients will note their design choices, keeping their information impeccably organized, and saving you lots of valuable time.

But, by far, the most unique feature of the catalog is that it includes professionally, studio-shot stock photos of finished holiday cards. This means you won’t have to worry about taking the time to photograph your holiday cards for the catalog – this step is already done for you. All that is required is that you add your studio logo, update the policies to reflect your own, and add your pricing on the last page.

• Three beautifully designed card modules (a cover, an inside design that includes 12 different greetings, and a back), consisting of six different designs each. These are in unflattened Photoshop PSD format and will allow you to design your clients’ cards with just the click of a mouse, all in under 15 minutes per card. Simply mix and match the front, inside and back (which are completely interchangeable) for virtually limitless combinations.

• A comprehensive 10 page tutorial that will easily explain everything you need to know about launching your holiday card line. It also includes ideas for presentation, selling, and publishing your catalog online.


Click here to check it out in the Design Aglow shop with introductory pricing!


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And a heads-up from Robyn… I recently started using Design Aglow’s “Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet“:

Essential Birth Announcement Worksheet

I am completely in love with this – talk about impressive to clients and a time-saver all in one! If you sell birth announcements, you must check this out!


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We have two winners to announce in our See Jane Work giveaway…and they are…Jamie Delight Photography and Jessica Hester Photography.

See Jane Work gift card winners

Congratulations to both winners and thanks again to all of our vendors and readers that made our birthday celebration such an amazing success!

Robyn and Todd



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Jul201126

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!
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Winner announcements started on Monday, July 25th…



Believe it or not, our birthday celebration is finally winding down! As much fun as it’s been, we’re ready to take a small break here at Paperie. It’s going to be one heckuva hangover…

But we’re not done quite yet. We have one big “prize pack” giveaway for one lucky reader (from Melissa Davis Designs and Collages.net) before we sign off for the evening tonight – and another big “final giveaway” on Tuesday before we empty the punch bowl and take down the streamers. So let’s get to the fun, shall we?

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melissa davis designs holiday 2011
Melissa Davis Designs is offering up a $100 gift certificate for this prize pack! You can see a sneak-peek of her new 2011 holiday card templates above.

Collages dot Net gallery wrap canvas gift certificate
Collages dot Net gallery wrap canvas gift certificate
Collages dot Net gallery wrap canvas gift certificate
And Collages.net is back one last time – this prize pack winner will also receive a $25 gift card for a Canvas Gallery Wrap.

So how do you win? It’s simple!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):
Win a @Collagesnet & @brandsushi & Handmade Paper Album Boxes gift packWin a @Collagesnet / Collages.net and Melissa Davis Designs gift pack at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Collages.net on Facebook.

3. Like Melissa Davis Designs on Facebook.

4. Comment here with your favorite Melissa Davis Designs template.

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter and/or Facebook account(s), with a link to where you did it – or that you’ve liked one or both vendors on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. 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, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, July 27th. You can enter up to five times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to five times total – one entry each for both 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 five 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!

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!

Huge thanks to Melissa Davis Designs and Collages.net for the amazing prize pack! Check in on Tuesday for the very last birthday party gifts!


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Don’t forget several of our merchants are offering discounts and coupon codes to all Paperie readers this week! Check and see if your favorite vendor is there!

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Just one giveaway to go – make sure you check back Tuesday!
Robyn



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