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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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Because this is a “game of skill“, our Canadian readers can play along as well! (Canadian winners may be responsible for any additional shipping and / or surcharges.) First one to post the correct answer in the comments here wins!

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COMMENTS CLOSED on this entry—winner chosen!

Don’t forget we have other giveaways going on right now!

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The first person to answer the pop quiz correctly takes the following photographer’s “prize pack” worth $317.00 from CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Colorvale Actions, and Kotori Photo Jewelry!

Gallery Wrap Canvas from CPQ Professional Photo Lab

CPQ Gallery Wrap

$150.00 gift certificate to Colorvale products & envi photoshop actions

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Fashion Studio Package from Kotori Photo Jewelry

Kotori jewelry photography giftcard giveaway

Whoever gets the following right takes all of the loot in this great “prize pack”!

Easy, no? Then ready? Set. GO!

Answer this correctly in the comment box at the bottom of this page:

Robyn and Todd saw their college football team from the University of Oklahoma, their alma mater, win a national championship – in person.

Name either the city or stadium they saw the game in – OR – the team the Oklahoma Sooners beat during the game to win the NCAA Title.

You may have to dig around Google a bit, but the answer should be easy to find! Pinky swear!

Good luck!
Robyn & Todd

Thanks to CPQ Professional Photo Lab, Colorvale Actions, and Kotori Photo Jewelry for this amazing prize pack worth $317.00! Please follow each of these vendors on Facebook (CPQ, Colorvale, and Kotori)!

In case you missed the announcement, we’ve received so many prize donations that we’re keeping this thing going ’til the very last giveaway has been awarded – so check back all weekend long for more giveaways, pop-quiz prizes, and Facebook flash giveaways! Curious what prizes we have left? Well here’s a sampling for you!

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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 ??.

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

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The birthday party is now in full-swing and runs for over a week from July 19th – July ??!

More giveaways on tap – see you soon!
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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Kelli France is back again for another guest / vendor post with an incredible giveaway from Francypants Academy.

Study along testimonial

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Francypants Academy is giving away a FREE spot to Kelli France’s 6-week online mentoring course in March. This prize is valued at $1195!

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To enter, simply email francypantsacademy@gmail.com with your full name. Be sure to include “Francypants Academy giveaway + your name” in the subject line of your email.

All entries must be received by midnight (PST) Tuesday, February 8th.

Then get everyone you know to visit francephotography.com/blog/ to vote for you. Voting will take place February 9-13. The person with the most votes wins! The winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day.

Good luck – hope a Paperie winner takes it all!

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Recently I posted a storyboard collage on Flickr that I made for one of my clients.

run mom run

♥ You can view it larger there ♥

With Mother’s Day rapidly approaching, I thought you might like to do the same for your clients – so I’ve modified my design above into a FREE 10×5 “mini-storyboard” you can add photos to, edit as much or as little as you’d like, and give to your clients.

10x5 mom storyboard

I suggest having the image lustre-coated, fine-linen textured, and mounted to styrene or double-weight matboard. You could even add in a cute tabletop easel as an extra special touch.

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You will need to add three vertical / portrait images that are 750×1050 pixels, 300 dpi. You will see three folders for each of the images (left, middle, and right) – and inside each of the folders you will see the image frame on top, and another layer on bottom that you will hide after adding your image on top of it.

The white background color can be changed with one click as shown in the Photoshop background color fill layer in the Layers Palette. The text for the word “mom” and the pronunciation cannot be changed. However, the text for the definition CAN be changed. The font used is Garamond.

download link ← (please note this file was designed in CS2 and you must have Photoshop or Elements and know how to edit a .psd layered file — I do not provide technical support for this download)

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I recently ran across this marketing set on Flickr (in the “Promote This!” pool) and immediately asked Cindy Irene Photography to feature her work here on Paperie. Her presentation is just so unique. I had never seen anything like it!

Cindy Irene Photography

“I have been in business for close to a year now, just recently branding my business thanks to all the wonderful ideas here at Paperie Boutique! But, when I first started I didn’t care for the non-personalized choices so I created my own.

I made these client packets for 8x10s out of card stock. The front pocket is another decorative card stock to hold the low resolution CD that my clients receive with their prints. I used a bone scorer around the edges for added effect. I cut another designer cardstock to create a ribbon on the front (real ribbon could also be used) and leave a spot for my sticker or business card to be placed.

I also have these on hand now as gift packaging that the clients can purchase when they give prints to family and friends. Different sizes are available for wallets all the way up to 8x10s and can be created for Christmas, weddings, birthdays, etc.”

Don’t miss Cindy’s marketing set on Flickr – there are a couple of additional photos for ideas and inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing, Cindy!

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Photographers Kick Start
Recently Paperie Boutique was a featured sponsor at “Photographer’s Kick Start | Guides and Products for Professional Photographers“. If you’re a fan of “Hey Girl, Nice Shot” you’ll definitely want to check out Jessica’s latest venture! (And not just because Paperie will be a part of the ‘virtual swag bag’…) It’s a great training program to help photographers teach other moms how to use their DSLRs. The pre-release is available on April 30th.

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LCH Design one hundred dollar gift certificate

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget you have until 11:59 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 28th, to win a $100.00 gift certificate to LCH Design here on Paperie Boutique. Check out yesterday’s post for more details!

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ATTENTION VENDORS: We tuck business cards, coupon inserts, and promo pieces inside of our prize packages. If you are interested in having yours included, please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment). Also contact me if you are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured on Paperie Boutique.

ATTENTION PHOTOGRAPHERS: Show us your packaging! If the features here have helped you pull together your own look, please share with the class and pay it forward. Contact Robyn (e-mail link in the sidebar / robyn @ this domain) to be added to the posting schedule.

If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain.

The 10×5″ storyboard template is ©Robyn Pollman, 2010. All rights reserved. It may not be copied, resold, made available for download or given away elsewhere, or redistributed without my written permission.

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Today brings back one of my favorite features of this site – the packaging!

Thursday’s guest post is courtesy of Kelli France of {France Photography}. It’s no big secret that I’m a Francophile so Kelli’s entire “theme” and packaging line just makes me swoon. From the logo, to the colors, to the blog name (“Ooh blog la“), not even the tiniest of details was overlooked by Kelli. It’s a solid, beautiful branding scheme and sheer perfection. Enjoy!

France Photography

Logo image for Francypants Academy is also the front of a Miller’s rep card.

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The bags, tissue paper, and ribbon are from Nashville Wraps. The bag tag is a rep card from whcc.com with die-cut corners.

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The stickers are from WHCC and then hand cut. The black boxes are from NPD Box Company.

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The slip-in mats are from J.Lee Albums.

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The pink, polka dotted pillow boxes are from paper-source.com.

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And the last two collages are a teaser of more to come

Make sure to check out Kelli’s website and blog – and her mentoring site Francypants Academy (“teaching photographers how to create a brilliant boutique business and powerful portraits that STAND OUT in a digital world“). Thank you, Kelli!

(P.S. Paperie Boutique was recently featured on The France Photography Blog so if you missed it, go have a look-see. There’s a hidden surprise from yours-truly!)

Don’t forget to enter the new La Pomme Design contest (open until 11:59 p.m. EDT) if you haven’t already!

If you’re interested in having your own business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured please contact me (my e-mail is in the sidebar and is robyn @ this domain – or you can leave a comment).

If you are interested in advertising with Paperie Boutique, please contact todd @ this domain. Check the sidebars – even more new advertisers were added last night!

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