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Aug201319

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If you followed Paperie Boutique on Facebook one of these could be yours. (We continuously run giveaways day or night, weekend or weekday, rain or shine!)

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facebook birthday giveaways

  What Facebook giveaways have you missed lately? Let’s see:

  1.   HB Photo Packaging and Amazon.com gift cards
  2.   WHCC Custom Cover Image Box
  3.   “Full Demo Pack” from “The Shop” at AMSW
        Photography
(x3)
  4.   Jo Totes Allison Camera Bag
  5.   ”1-year subscription” to Click Magazine
  6.   JewelBeat.com 2-disc CD / DVD set
  7.   LOKTAH CD/DVD cases
  8.   Fit to Print – entire “Buy the Store” package (x6)
  9.   HB Photo Packaging Sampler
  10.  “It’s Not Just a Click – The Complete Guide for
         Photographing Your Kids!”
by Mesmerizing
         Moments Photography
  11.  Newborn Prop and Hat Gift Set
  12.  Graslon Insight Dome Flash Diffuser


   What are you waiting for? “Like” us
here and be the next winner!
   -Robyn & Todd


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

Welcome to Paperie Boutique’s FOURTH BIRTHDAY Celebration Round II – 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. We had so many gifts donated from our vendors to our readers this year that we unexpectedly had to split the event into two partsRound II will run until all prizes have been awarded!

Our U.S. readers can win thousands of dollars in prizes and merchandise directly from our incredible sponsors and vendors! Our family of merchants also provided several discount codes and promotions for our audience. 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!

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


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Have you tried to win “THE GISÈLE” camera bag by LobLee Camera Bags?

LobLee Gisele Camera Bag Giveaway
You have FIVE chances to win it here! What are you waiting for?

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Just a heads-up that contest winners are being posted to Facebook so make sure you follow us there for the most recent announcements. Contest winners #13—#17 have been selected and are now posted below, as well as on Facebook.


Giveaway #13 – *emera messenger bag

emera messenger winner


Giveaway #14 – Chic Critique Forum

chic critique forum


Giveaway #15 – Kelly Moore Bag / My Funky Camera

Kelly Moore Bag My Funky Camera


Giveaway #16 – Full Color, Inc. / The Album Cafe / Kraft & Jute

full color kraft jute album cafe


Giveaway #17 – Galpin Studios

Galpin Studios

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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

A birthday party so nice – we’re having it twice! Who’s ready to start winning stuff again!?! Watch this space because new giveaways are now underway and we’ll also announce more prize winners from the first seventeen giveaways!

We’re building up to the GRAND FINALE this week so check back often!
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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P.S. Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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Jul201330

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button you like us – you really like us!

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

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If you followed Paperie Boutique on Facebook one of these prizes might already be yours. (We had two big multi-winner instant-giveaways there Tuesday night!)

Paperie Boutique Facebook Prizes

  1.   One – ProPhoto Blog Theme from Sassy Designs, Ltd.
  2.   Five – AMSW Photography’s The Shop “Full Demo Pack”
  3.   ”1-year subscription” to Click Magazine (Five – 1, 2, 3)
  4.   Three – $50.00 gift certificate to Sassy Designs, Ltd.
  5.   Four – Camera Bling “camera charm necklace”
  6.   Five – Fit to Print’s “Buy the Store”


   What are you waiting for? “Like” us
here!
   -Robyn & Todd


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

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Oct201215

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button stuck like glue

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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Oct201209

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button another day at the office

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″.

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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Jan201210

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button the envelope, please!

We’re excited to name the winners in the 2011 Wrap Battle from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging—sponsored by Artsy Couture, Bad Sass Backdrops, CPQ Professional Imaging & Hardwood Frames! (Official rules are here, and a list of this year’s prizes is located here.)

2011 voting results

1st place winnerChubby Cheek Photography

Entry 2

2nd place winnerJen Lynne Photography

Entry 7

3rd place winnerJennifer Stuart Photography

Entry 29

(There were two mail-in ballots. One for Chubby Cheek Photography and one for Persian Kitty Kat Photography.)

The award for “Most Original” goes to…Persian Kitty Kat Photography!

The “Fan Favorite” award was selected from the most pinned Paperie Boutique photos on Pinterest, and that contestant is…Chubby Cheek Photography!

Our remaining finalists will receive a $25 Sassy Designs Inc. gift certificate and a $25 Bad Sass Backdrops gift certificate.

Thanks to everyone who entered, everyone who voted, all of our wonderful vendors who donated prizes, our judging panel, and CONGRATULATIONS to all of our winners this year!

I will be sending out prize notifications later this week as I get each prize set organized. Please be patient with me! (I have a big meeting coming up later this morning, and a column deadline this week – I’m juggling everything as best / as quickly as I can.) So if you’re listed as a winner above, watch your e-mail over the next couple of days!

This year’s contest was amazing – thanks again for making it possible!
Robyn & Todd



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Jan201204

9

button déjà vu all over again

We’re ready to reopen the vote in the 2011 Wrap Battle from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging—sponsored by Artsy Couture, Bad Sass Backdrops, CPQ Professional Imaging & Hardwood Frames! (Official rules are here, and a list of this year’s prizes is located here. Please see Facebook for updates on why the voting was temporarily suspended yesterday.)

Especially today, one more round of applause / show of thanks for our judges:

• Alycia Alvarez – Alycia Alvarez Photography
• Beth Forester – Beth Forester Photography / photoDUDS
• Marsha Mifsud – The Savvy Photographer
• Heather Lickliter – Stylized Portraiture / Fairyography
• Lisa Hoang – Windwardskies Photography / Simply Baby
• Marie Cox – Phreckles Photography

Without further adieu, I bring you the – new – six Wrap Battle finalists (all listed in order of submission with photos linked to their original entry)…


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Entry #2 by Shalonda Chaddock of Chubby Cheek Photography:

Entry 2
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2011/12/09/wrap_it_up/

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Entry #7 by Jen Lynne Photography:

Entry 7
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2011/12/17/senior_portraits_101/

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Entry #21 by Keki Photography:

Entry 21
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2011/12/29/show_off/

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Entry #28 by Persian Kitty Kat Photography:

Entry 28
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2012/01/01/wrap_battle_entries_closed/

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Entry #29 by Jennifer Stuart Photography:

Entry 29
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2012/01/01/wrap_battle_entries_closed/

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Entry #30 by Tamara Elise Photography:

Entry 30
Entry link: http://paperieboutique.com/2012/01/01/wrap_battle_entries_closed/

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And now for the fun part – the VOTING! Just one vote per person, total. Please no cheating (the votes will be closely monitored) – let’s keep this fair and square, ok? Voting is now extended through 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, January 9, 2012.

As you go through the finalists remember to look at the packaging and not just the “pretty pictures” (i.e. product staging). As this is not a photo contest, try to keep in mind what will actually be received by the client… The goal: best packaging!

2011 voting results

UPDATE: Voting is closed – winners announced here!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and good luck to the six finalists!

Thank you for your patience & understanding –
Robyn & Todd



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Even if you don’t live in Iowa, never fear – today you can vote for something that really counts! We’re ready to rock the vote for the 2011 Wrap Battle from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging—sponsored by Artsy Couture, Bad Sass Backdrops, CPQ Professional Imaging & Hardwood Frames! (Official rules are here, and a list of this year’s prizes is located here.)

I am so glad I had a judging panel to select the six finalists this year. I’m not sure I could have done it myself, and as things were, the voting was extremely close! One more round of applause / show of thanks for the following judges:

• Alycia Alvarez – Alycia Alvarez Photography
• Beth Forester – Beth Forester Photography / photoDUDS
• Marsha Mifsud – The Savvy Photographer
• Heather Lickliter – Stylized Portraiture / Fairyography
• Lisa Hoang – Windwardskies Photography / Simply Baby
• Marie Cox – Phreckles Photography

Without further adieu, I bring you the six Wrap Battle finalists (all listed in order of submission with photos linked to their original entry)…

As you go through the finalists remember to look at the packaging and not just the “pretty pictures” (i.e. product staging). As this is not a photo contest, try to keep in mind what will actually be received by the client… The goal: best packaging!

wrap battle finalists

UPDATE: The voting has been reinstated. Please see this post to vote (or vote again if you originally voted on Tuesday)!

Robyn & Todd



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There are just a few hours left in the HUGE Fit to Print “Buy the Store” sale on Paperie – just $5 (yep, five bucks) gets you EVERYTHING Fit to Print sells – plus other templates exclusive only to Paperie.

fit to print buy the store sale

The only place to get this deal is right here on Paperie Boutique. Just look for the “Buy Now” button in this post to get the $5 deal!

This great bargain ends late tonight – Friday, December 30th, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST – after midnight the deal turns into a pumpkin and won’t be seen until late 2012! So grab it NOW while you can and get a jump on the New Year with your business!


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Just over 24 hours left for submissions to the 2011 Wrap Battle from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging—sponsored by Artsy Couture, Bad Sass Backdrops, CPQ Professional Imaging & Hardwood Frames! (Official rules are here, and a list of this year’s prizes is located here.)

The prize package for our 1st place winner is now worth OVER $2000 – and we have well OVER $4500 in prizes donated total!

This year judges will select the top half-dozen from the submitted entries, and then next week (January 3rd – 8th, 2012) winners will be selected from the remaining finalists by public vote. This year’s judges include:

• Alycia Alvarez – Alycia Alvarez Photography
• Beth Forester – Beth Forester Photography / photoDUDS
• Marsha Mifsud – The Savvy Photographer
• Heather Lickliter – Stylized Portraiture / Fairyography
• Lisa Hoang – Windwardskies Photography / Simply Baby
• Marie Cox – Phreckles Photography

Don’t miss your chance to win – ENTER HERE NOW!

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Entry #24 is from Little Bubbles Photography – love the embossing!

LBFBC
click each Wrap Battle entry photo for a larger pop-up version


I have been working on the perfect packaging for awhile and finally decided I wanted to keep things as local as possible. My packaging includes Kraft paper boxes and bags, turquoise & white ribbon and custom button. I also incorporate my custom rubber stamps and embossed them on my packaging.

I decided to create a small spinoff when it came to my holiday packaging but also wanted something simple that everyone could enjoy. So I added 2 simple white snowflake ornaments & silver tissue paper. Nothing better then snow for the holiday!

Vendors used:
• Embossing by Tatiana Fowler – Martha Stewart heat tool & powder
• Ribbons & button – Michael’s Craft Store
• Frame – Jasper Lilly
• Thank you cards- WHCC
• Custom logo stamp – My Rubber Stamp
• Kraft bags – Michael’s Craft Store
• Tissue paper – Target
• Snowflakes – Target
• Boxes & Bella Terrra Ribbon – HB Photo Packaging
• Stickers / tags – WHCC

LBFBC
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Entry #25 is from M.A. Photography. Such a pretty, yet bold, statement!

MA Photography
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MA Photography
MA Photography
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Entry #26 is from Lindsey Clare Photography – not a single detail missed!

Lindsey Clare Photography
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Vendors used:
• Kraft folder – HB Photo Packaging
• Bella Terra Ribbon – HB Photo Packaging
• Kraft bags – Hobby Lobby
• Raffia and blue ribbon – Hobby Lobby
• Water bottle label – OnlineLabels.com
• Stickers, thank you card, and REP cards – WHCC
• Tin CD/DVD case – American Digital
• Tin wallet case – McKenna Pro
• DVD – MPixPro

Lindsey Clare Photography


For information on how to enter your own packaging photos, this Paperie post will walk you through it!


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Have a wonderful New Year’s weekend everyone!

Check back soon for our final Wrap Battle entries…
Robyn & Todd


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wrap battle

Time for three more entries in the 2011 Wrap Battle from Paperie Boutique and HB Photo Packaging—sponsored by Artsy Couture, Bad Sass Backdrops, CPQ Professional Imaging & Hardwood Frames?!? (Official rules are here, and a list of this year’s prizes is located here.)

The prize package for our 1st place winner is now worth OVER $2000 – and we have well OVER $4500 in prizes donated total!


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We’ve reached Entry #21 from Keki Photography – love how festive it is!

Keki Photography
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The boxes and elastic bands are from HB Photo Packaging, the ribbons and other accepts are collected from a variety of sources. The base for every customers packaging is the same: red box with silver band…then each package is customized to match the client and season!

Keki Photography
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Entry #22 is from Hold ‘Em Photography. Such a unique, rich color combo!

Hold Em Photography
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We wanted our packaging to have a earthy and organic feel, but also wanted a bit of vintage and elegance as well. Paying attention to small details such as creating a custom stamped envelope for our ornate shape business cards lets our clients know from the beginning that their photography experience with us will be anything but ordinary. We are passionate about bringing our clients stories to life with wall displays in their homes and wanted that to start with packaging and marketing materials.

Vendors used:
• Brown boxes – DNL Photo Supply
• Kraft envelopes – Paper Presentation
• Bags and raffia – Beverly’s Crafts
• Ornate cards for brochures – CPQ
• Ornate business cards – Black River Imaging

We also change the photo on the business card with every 20 cards, so it is always a surprise for the client as to which card they will get in their envelope. Clients are delighted when they see one of their photos has made it to our cards, and are happy to pass them out to friends and family.


Hold Em Photography

Hold Em Photography
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Entry #23 is from Lynette Weber Photography – sure to brighten any day!

Lynette Weber
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I have changed my color scheme but I really loved this packaging!

Vendors used:
• Boxes – HB • Photo Packaging
• Tissue paper and raffia – Nashville Wraps
• Custom shape stickers – Black River Imaging
• Silver Bag – JoAnn Fabrics


Lynette Weber

Lynette Weber
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More entries still waiting in my inbox – so check back soon!

We’ll be accepting entries for the remainder of 2011 – the cut-off date / time to enter the “2011 Wrap Battle” is Saturday, December 31st, 2011 (11:59 p.m. EST).

For information on how to enter your own packaging photos, this Paperie post will walk you through it!

See ya’ real soon!
Robyn & Todd



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