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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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button birthday – HB / WHCC / Sassy

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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Paperie Boutique fourth birthday

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 25th!

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!

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Hosting Matters

We want to pause for a second and give a huge round of thanks to our web host Hosting Matters.

We’ve been with Hosting Matters for a dozen years now. Seriously. We switched hosts four times in 2001 – but once we landed with HM, we haven’t switched since. A celebration / event of this magnitude eats up an incredible amount of bandwidth and puts a huge load on the server. But HM keeps paperieboutique.com up and running, provides the bandwidth for all of the great photos / content / free downloads on the site, and their staff works around the clock – even on weekends and holidays – making sure you can always get your Paperie on!

We’ve had amazing technical support with several of our other high-traffic, high-profile sites over the years as well.

If you need a new host, I highly recommend checking into them – they even have a special plan just for our readers here at Paperie Boutique!

Thanks to Annette and the HM crew!
Robyn & Todd


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Who wants another late night giveaway?!? We have a great “prize pack” featuring a $150.00 online gift certificate to HB Photo Packaging, a Boutique Framed Print from WHCC, and a $100.00 gift certificate to Sassy Designs Inc.


HB Photo Packaging Gift Card prize contest
HB Photo Packaging prize contest


Boutique Frame WHCC
WHCC Boutique Frames


Sassy Designs gift certificate
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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 HB Photo Packaging product is – or – what your favorite WHCC product is – or – what your favorite Sassy Designs, Inc. product is! 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 an amazing @HBPhotoPkging / @WHCCpro / @sassydesignsinc photographer’s prize pack at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com

You can also follow Paperie Boutique on Facebook, and HB Photo Packaging on Facebook, and WHCC on Facebook, and Sassy Designs on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to four separate comments in this entry 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, July 25th. 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 HB Photo Packaging, WHCC, and Sassy Designs, Inc. for this fantastic 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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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

The week ahead will be crazy-busy with giveaways day and night, so check in 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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We’re excited to have GO{4}PRO Photos back for another fantastic GIVEAWAY and guest / vendor post! They’re here to debut their new Product Guide Look Book – Paperie readers get a $50 discount, and one lucky Paperie viewer will walk away with a Product Guide Look Book of their very own!

Product Guide Look Book

The Pricing Product Guide
THE PRICING PRODUCT GUIDE is designed to solve two problems that photographers face. The first being that we want to inspire our clients to do something amazing with what we’ve created for them. What we don’t want to see, is them framing an 8×10 and calling it “huge”.

The second struggle that I know many photographer’s face is getting consistent good sales. You have bills to pay and your time is valuable. When one sale rings up at $100.00 and the next rings up at $1,000.00, It’s pretty hard to plan a monthly budget.

Your personal Pricing Product Guide can be shared with clients as an online magazine or a PDF. So you can share a digital version with clients through your email correspondence.

In addition to sharing it as e-magazine, it can also be shared as a book! So when you get into that ordering appointment, you actually hand over this beautiful BOOK for your clients to peruse, and it happens to be identical to what they saw in your online version!

Product Guide Look Book
go4pro product book example
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go4pro product book example

INCLUDED:
   ○ All product photography
   ○ Wall art examples (showcasing canvases, frames & large prints)
   ○ Thirty pages, each can be customized for your brand / pricing
   ○ Fully layered PSD files with simple clipping masks
   ○ Instructions for creating your PDF
   ○ Instructions for preparing Pricing Product Guide as e-magazine
   ○ FAQ for ordering in book, magazine & digital magazine
   ○ Instructions for all fonts used
   ○ Information for all of the vendors showcased
   ○ Grey masks indicate clipping masks to drop your images

PRODUCT COMPATIBILITY:
This product has been designed and developed for professional photographers. A basic understanding of Photoshop clipping masks is expected. Compatible with all version of Photoshop CS.


Product Guide Look Book

Through Tuesday, November 27th all Paperie readers can get $50 off the Product Guide Look Book with the code PAPERIE50.

And scroll below for details on how one lucky Paperie reader can win it all!


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Do you remember our cute FREE client-gift onesies and baby tees template from Christmas 2011? We’ve updated the graphic for use again in 2012!

Buttons and Bows Photography t shirt baby newborn infant Orlando Florida

You can go to last year’s entry for the updated 2012 files. You have the option of downloading the .psd file and adding in your logo first to print on your own, or printing the onesie or tee design without your logo directly from Zazzle.com.

Paperie Boutique custom design Zazzle Christmas shirt

Just visit this entry for more details on how to download, edit, and order!


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Paperie Boutique Packaging Giftwrap Battle 2012

Last night the vendor e-mail blasts were sent out regarding the 2012 Wrap Battle. The newsletter describes how to become a Wrap Battle sponsor and / or donate a prize or discount code for our readers. If you would like to receive a copy of this e-mail, please let us know!

We are also offering deep discounts for new advertisers just before the Wrap Battle kicks off! This year’s contest is going to be epic – as will the opportunity to reach your target market. We averaged roughly 8 million initial page hits per month between November 2011 and January 2012, and over 737,000 unique visitors during the same timeframe. Last year our grand prize winner walked away with over $2000 in prizes, and over $4500 in total prizes were awarded!

The 2012 Wrap Battle comes hot on the heels of our third birthday celebration where over $16,000 in prizes was awarded in just one week!

Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan, a Paperie sponsorship, a Wrap Battle sponsorship, or a prize donation. Or you can choose from one of our standard advertising plans and pay instantly:


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Once payment has been made, write todd @ this domain and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Win an ONA Brixton Camera Messenger Bag (color smoke) valued at $269!
ona brixton camera messenger bag giveaway

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Black River Imaging is offering a special giveaway for Paperie readers. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a $250.00 Black River Imaging gift code! The two runner-ups will each receive a $100.00 Black River Imaging gift code!

Black River Imaging giveaway
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You can also win a $100.00 gift card to Prairie Sweet Boutique – just click here!

Prairie Sweet Boutique 100 gift card

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Paperie Boutique free Moo downloads Christmas

Visit this post for FREE MOO postcard, minicard, sticker, gift & address labels!


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Product Guide Look Book
Want to win the Product Guide Look Book from GO{4}PRO Photos? Here’s how!

All you have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite GO{4}PRO Photos product is! That’s it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the Go4Pro Photos Facebook fan page – just comment here that you’ve done so, or that you’re already a fan.

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @go4prophotos on Twitter – just comment here 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 GO{4}PRO Photos product here – or that you’ve liked Go4Pro Photos on Facebook – or that you’ve followed @go4prophotos 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 Monday, November 26th. 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 GO{4}PRO Photos for this amazing giveaway!


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And here’s one more holiday gift wrapping photo from Pinterest to inspire you! Pinterest user “Our Bower” has a great “wrapping ideaspinboard!

Christmas wrapping gift

The original photo is by Charrisa Pomrehn for the Los Angeles Times.

Don’t forget when you’re wrapping up client orders and holiday packages to take photos for the 2012 Wrap Battle!

Gobble, gobble!
Robyn & Todd



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Here’s a product spotlight on one of the albums featured in my November Professional Photographer Magazine column—Little KISSes by KISS Books!

mini KISS album

mini KISS album

While some companies provide “brag books”, or small copies of a larger album, there aren’t many who allow you to purchase just the smaller book. KISS doesn’t limit their photographers! You can order the cute, 4×4″ Little KISSes for any occasion—without needing to order a larger book.

The Little KISSes can be ordered with leather or linen covers, and are photographically printed—which is infinitely superior to the standard, press-printed options most companies offer. They sport the same lay-flat binding, beautiful printing, and top-notch quality as their bigger siblings. Little KISSes are perfect for surprising your clients! What better way to say thanks than sending them a mini copy of their album that they keep in their purse? What better tool can you give her to show all her friends your work? Since Little KISSes are ordered and constructed in sets of 2, there’s a spare copy for mom or a wedding planner to carry as well.

The KISS System is the rejection of our option-obsessed world.

Design:
Create beautiful album layouts in minutes instead of hours with the revolutionary cloud-based Designer. Too busy? We’ll do it for you: Design for $49.

Share:
A click shares your album design on Facebook—or on your client’s wall. You can even share designs made in other apps. Clients can leave comments on each page of the slideshow so their changes are easy to understand.

Order:
After your clients approve their design online, you don’t export, or upload—just click the order button and you’re set.

Deliver:
The fit & finish, leather, printing, and packaging of a KISS Book will reflect your professionalism to your clients for a lifetime.


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Hey guess what? MOO.com is offering 25% off Holiday Cards right now!

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 season-long Holiday Card sale will help get you organized… How about 25% off Holiday Cards?”

Pssst… You can download our FREE Moo holiday postcard, minicard, sticker, and gift/address label templates here!


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We have a winner in The Album Cafe giveaway…and it’s Jordan Hoppes!

Album Cafe winner

Thanks so much to everyone who entered, and to The Album Cafe for such a wonderful prize for our readers! Congrats Jordan!

Great news for everyone – this week The Album Cafe is holding a 40% off sale right now through November 18th! No coupon code is needed.


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Here are two more “inspiration” holiday giftwrap photos from Pinterest – originally posted to the Hege Greenall-Scholtz blog:

Pinterest Christmas giftwrap
Pinterest Christmas giftwrap

Just a few weeks left until the 2012 “Wrap Battle” – are you ready?
Robyn & Todd



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You might have seen the brief mentions in our last few posts about the annual Paperie Boutique Wrap Battle. In a few short weeks 2012’s will be underway!

Don’t forget when you’re busy wrapping up your client and / or holiday orders to stop for a minute and take photos of your beautiful creations before delivering them to their recipients. The third annual business and holiday packaging contest kicks off on Monday, December 3rd! Last year the first-place winner took away over $2000 in prizes, and we had over $4500 in prizes donated total!

Paperie Boutique Packaging Giftwrap Battle 2012

Don’t know where to start? Paper Source always has great video tutorials! And you can comb through our 2010 and 2011 Wrap Battles for inspiration!


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Here are a few examples from Pinterest to get the creative juices flowing!

peppermint Christmas gift wrap

Country Living uses peppermints as packaging material in lieu of styrofoam


packaging giftwrap inspiration

see more of these packaging ideas at inspiration-ave.com


gloves Christmas giftwrap

find a full tutorial for this project at flamingotoes.com

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And don’t forget we have a contest going on right now to win The Album Cafe’s entire 2012 Holiday Card Collection (a $279 value)! Just click here to win!

album cafe Christmas cards contest

Just 44 more wrapping days ’til Christmas!
Robyn & Todd



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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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Recently Karen Leslie told me about a fun “client gift” by Image3D – they sell old-school style view-masters with reels you can customize using your own photos. I recently received a sample to review, and I’m hooked!


Image3D

“If you’ve picked up an original View-Master in the last few decades, chances are the images were shot by one man. Rich Dubnow (a.k.a. the Most Experienced 3D Photographer in the World) was lead photographer at View-Master for twenty years producing work for creative visionaries like Jim Henson and Steven Spielberg.

In 1997, Rich founded Image3D in the picturesque Pacific Northwest. Since then, Image3D has grown from a kitchen table operation to a state-of-the-art facility producing custom-made 3D experiences for everyone from blushing brides to corporate titans.”


image 3D view finder

image 3D view finder

Building a customized reel super easy. All you have to do is upload your digital photos, edit, then add 3D captions. (You can also use their stereo reel builder if you want to submit 3D images.) Your order will be on your doorstep in just days. One set (reel, viewer and box) runs $24.95, and bulk discounts are available.

So if you’re looking for a unique client holiday gift this year, or just want to add a fun new product to your senior or wedding lines, check out Image3D!


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And next we have a few contest winners to announce! First up are the two winners of 1-year subscriptions to CLICK MagazineCindi and Jennifer!

Clickin Moms subscription winners

The winner of the Shoot & Sell iPad App is…Leyla Cadaba!

Shoot & Sell winner

And the winner of Beyond Red and Green templates is…Sarah Crank!

Beyond Red & Green winner

Huge thanks to Shoot & Sell and Beyond Red and Green for the great prize packs, and don’t forget to subscribe to CLICK Magazine ASAP so you can get their inaugural issue!


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More great Christmas gift-wrap ideas from Pinterest by Pocketful of Dreams!

red and white Christmas giftwrap packages

Don’t miss their other fabric and kraft paper holiday packaging ideas here!


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Can you believe we’re → this ← close to October already?! Check back this week for more exciting products and giveaways!

Have a great week!
Robyn & Todd



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With fall on tap, that means the 2012 Wrap Battle will be here before you know it! Here are a few photos and pins to help spark creativity for your own packaging! If you look closely, you’ll see we linked to the FREE template download for one!


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Pinterest gift wrap packaging

Pinterest giftwrap packaging

holiday gift wrap packaging kraft lunch bag

→ download the FREE bag printable template shown above here

Pinterest giftwrapping

Pinterest Christmas giftwrapping box ribbon

For more inspiration, check out our “Packaging and Presentation” board on Pinterest – and also drop by “Oh So Beautiful Paper“!


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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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Check back this week – more giveaways coming up 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 three 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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Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

As mentioned earlier, we have a giveaway coming up at the end of the evening that will BLOW YOUR MIND – so make sure you stay up late and don’t miss it!


Ready for another fun prize pack? This time we have giftcards from HB Photo Packaging, Sassy Designs, Inc., and Chasing Dreams Photography Store!

HB Photo Packaging 100 gift card
HB Photo Packaging prize contest

First up is a $100 gift card to HB Photo Packaging.


Sassy Designs gift certificate

Next up is a $100 gift card to Sassy Designs, Inc.


chasing dreams gift card store giveaway

And last but not least, also included is a gift card from Chasing Dreams Photography Store that includes their entire package of textures ($364 value) and digital paper collections ($80 value). Prize does not have cash value.


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How do you win this prize pack? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite HB Photo Packaging product is – or Sassy Designs, Inc. product is or Chasing Dreams Photography Store product is.

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

Win h-bphoto.com & sassy-designs.net & chasingdreams.me/store/ photographer’s prize pack at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow HB Photo Packaging on Facebook, and Sassy Designs on Facebook, and Chasing Dreams Photography on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to three separate comments this entryhere).

Each entry requires its own separate comment this entryhere. (In simple terms: If you want SIX chances to win, you have to do all six things listed above, and then make six separate comments this entryhere telling us how you did them.)

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter or Facebook account(s) – with a link to where you did it – in separate comments this entryhere 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 this entryhere by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, July 26th. You can enter up to six 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 six 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 six 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 entrythis 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 HB Photo Packaging, Sassy Designs, Inc., and Chasing Dreams Photography Store for this fantastic photographer’s prize pack! Good luck!


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

Paperie Boutique third birthday prize list

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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Wednesday, July 17th – Tuesday, July 24th!

Vendors, we’re running an advertising special during the birthday celebration week!

Almost to the finish line – it WILL be worth the wait!
Robyn & Todd



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This is Memorial Day weekend here in the U.S., and we’re spreading more holiday cheer with another FREE DOWNLOAD and a camera bag and several gift card giveaways!


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Go{4}Pro Photos is giving away an awesome FREE Furry Friends Mini Campaign Kit download over at their Facebook page until Monday.


Download the FREE Furry Friends Mini Campaign Kit here:
http://tinyurl.com/7bmh8mv

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Now here’s a quick peek at the latest camera bag I was lucky enough to review – The MODERN Hard Case by Drop It Modern.

Drop it Modern The Modern Hard Case camera bag

What’s shown in the bag?
• Nikon D700 body with grip
• Nikon 50mm f/1.4G
• Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
• Nikon SB-800
• Apple iPad2
• Speck iPad2 FitFolio Cover
• HTC Evo Shift 4G phone
• Abie Designs camera strap
• wallet WhiBal card
• Compact Flash Cards

Photos just do not do this camera case justice – it’s brilliantly vintage, yet perfectly modern all in one. I was extremely impressed with the sturdy construction.

I don’t want to send it back. If I suddenly quit posting to this blog and Facebook, you’ll know the case and I ran away to Jamaica and lived happily ever after!

Full review coming soon… Until then check out my other camera bag features:
1. December ’11 Professional Photographer Magazine column
2. Web Exclusives supplement column to December ’11 issue
3. Web Exclusives mini bag review March ’12
4. July ’10 Professional Photographer Magazine column
5. Camera bag features here on Paperie


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I found this awesome tutorial on Pinterest this week and just had to share it with all of you – “How to Make a Paper Bow” by How About Orange.

How About Orange how to make a paper bow

Read more and see the full tutorial at the How About Orange website!

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And don’t forget to enter our contests / giveaways this weekend!



emera messenger camera bag contest
win an *emera green messenger camera bag – enter here



Bad Sass gift card giveaway

win a $250 Bad Sass Backdrops gift card – enter here



Artsy Couture giftcard contest

win a $100 Artsy Couture gift card – enter here



Poppy Tree frames gift certificate giveaway

win a $30 Poppy Tree Frames gift card – enter here



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Hope everyone is having a great holiday weekend!
Robyn & Todd


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