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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. The first four winners have been selected and are now posted below, as well as on Facebook.

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Giveaway #1 – Kelly Moore Camera Bag

Kelly Moore winner


Giveaway #2 – MOO.COM $200 gift card

MOO winner


Giveaway #3 – Click Magazine / Clickin Moms / SHUTTER|bag prizes

Click Magazine Clickin Moms winner


Giveaway #4 – photoDUDS Senior Business Bundle

photoDUDS winner


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In case you missed the announcement, we’ve received so many prize donations that we’re keeping this party going ’til the very last one has been awarded – so check back Friday and all weekend long for more giveaways, pop-quiz instant winners, and flash giveaways on Facebook!

See you then!
Robyn & Todd
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P.S. Don’t forget to visit PaperieBirthday.com and see what you missed!

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Jul201320

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button birthday – photoDUDS bundle

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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Ready for one more big giveaway tonight? Beth Forester is back on Paperie and she’s offering one of our readers this photoDUDS senior photography prize set!

The winner of the SMART v2.0 Senior Business Bundle—valued at $595—gets:

A 6 DVD BUNDLE with ALL of the products below –

smart v2.0,Beth Forester’s SENIOR Marketing Kit
smartWEAR, Beth Forester’s SENIOR Style Guide
smartPRICE, SENIOR price booklet
smart411, SENIOR marketing magazine
smartFORMS, SENIOR business forms
megaPAPERS, Digital Papers BUNDLE

photoDUDS senior bundle



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 item is in the photoDUDS Store! That’s all there is to it!

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

I love photoDUDS.com / @photoduds and @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – win this week at PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow PhotoDUDS on Facebook and / or Paperie Boutique on Facebook (or state that you follow one – or both already, in separate comments here).

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

Comment that you have posted to your Twitter 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 Wednesday, July 24th. You can enter up to five 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 five times total – one entry each for both the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have five chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win!

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize. See official rules for more details.

Thank you so much Beth Forester and photoDUDS for this great prize bundle – visit them on Facebook! Good luck!

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

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Paperie Boutique Birthday pop quiz one
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Free Moo Business Cards
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We’re just getting started — the birthday party runs for a full week from Friday, July 19th – Thursday, July 25th!

More giveaways coming up this weekend – see you Sunday!
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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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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Oct201211

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button word to the WISE

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

photoDUDS WISE

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And another additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you follow @photoduds on Twitter – just comment that you’ve followed or already follow them.

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

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, October 14th. You can enter up to THREE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in three separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

You can enter / post up to three times total – one entry each for all of the options listed above. (PLEASE NOTE: Comments are held for moderation and may not appear immediately. Please be patient! They will show up eventually.)

You have THREE chances to win, but only one chance PER OPTION – please do not post the same link multiple times. Duplicate links will be removed. Each entry requires its own separate comment to have multiple chances to win! See official rules for more details. Please note that Paperie Boutique hosted events are open to U.S. residents age 18 and over only.

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 48-72 hours of the winner-announcement to claim their prize.

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

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


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

Martha Stewart holiday giftwrap ribbon circle cutter gluegun contest prize

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


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More holiday giftwrap inspiration from thompsonfamily.typepad.com!

holiday packaging packages
Christmas giftwrap
holiday packaging packages

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

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


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

Included in the “Buy the Store” sale are:

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

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

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


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



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Jul201226

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button housekeeping – winners – five

Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

We took the day off to remind our kids they still had parents and enjoy their last few days off before school starts next week. (What up with THAT, Georgia? August 1st. Really?) But they’re safely snuggled in their beds now dreaming of Legos, so are you ready for more winner announcements?!?

The winner of the Artsy Couture, Chic Critique Forum, and the Dear Miss Modern prize bundle is…Sarah Wamuhiu!

Artsy Chic Modern giveaway

The winner of the Senior Portraits Forum, Beth Forester’s photoDUDS, and ProDPI prize pack is…Elissa Dahlgren!

photoDUDS ProDPI senior portraits forum prize giveaway

UPDATE: The winner of the additional Senior Portraits Forum membership was announced here on Facebook…and it’s ahaniaphoto.com!


The winner of the Jo Totes camera bag is…hollyhaggardphotography!

Jo Totes camera bag prize giveaway

And the winner of the WordSmith, Kotori Photo Jewelry, and Collages.net bundle is…Shannon Skypek!

Kotori Photo Jewelry wordsmith collages prize giveaway

Winners, congratulations! You will hear from me in the next 24-48 hours with information on how to claim your prizes! Thanks to everyone who entered.

Don’t forget you can still win the $5000 grand prize through 11:59 p.m. Friday!


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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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Vendors, if you’re interested in advertising with us, we are running an advertising special that lasts through Sunday!

Thanks again everyone!
Robyn & Todd

P.S. Miss the other winner announcements thus far?

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/21/birthday_winners_one/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_two/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/birthday_winners_three/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/23/housekeeping-winners-four/

http://paperieboutique.com/2012/07/24/20000_comments/



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Jul201222

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button birthday – Senior DUDS DPI

Happy 3rd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 3rd birthday

This is one senior ‘togs have been waiting for – a huge prize pack from the Senior Portraits Forum, Beth Forester’s photoDUDS, and ProDPI!

Senior Portraits Forum one year membership prize

First up is a complimentary 1-year membership to Senior Portraits Forum!

“The Senior Portraits Forum is constantly growing and is a great place to share and find information…no minimum number of posts / participation required. From newer senior photographers to seasoned, this forum has been a great place of learning and sharing. The industry is always changing from the way we market to seniors, to the products we offer. With all the brainstorming going on in here, it is sure to spark some ideas of your own!”

Make sure you read the rules for this post, because we have one extra 1-year membership to Senior Portraits Forum and it will be awarded to the best comment (excluding the winner of this prize pack).


photoDUDS senior contest prize giveaway

Also included is a bundled prize from photoDUDS – the BASIC Senior Marketing BUNDLE! The purchase price for this bundle is $360.00 (prize does not have cash value).

“If you are just starting out and can’t decide where to start, Beth has put together this Marketing Starter BUNDLE to jump start the marketing of your photography business. This is what you need to have a complete cohesive marketing plan for you studio.

This BUNDLE contains ALL of the products included in smart, SENIOR Marketing Kit, smartPRICE, SENIOR price booklet, smart411, SENIOR marketing magazine, and smartFORMS, SENIOR business forms.”



proDPI

And rounding out this prize pack is a 20×30 Metal Print from ProDPI!

“A modern but dynamic twist to printing! With the latest and greatest in dye sublimation processing, ProDPI is proud to offer your customers a brilliant alternative to traditional printing. With incredible color reproduction and unsurpassed durability, this product is sure to compliment your work for generations. Waterproof, UV resistant, and Eco friendly; Metal Prints are more than just Prints!”


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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 photoDUDS or ProDPI product is – or the reason why you need a membership to Senior Portraits Forum. (Our favorite comment on needing a Senior Portraits Forum membership will also be given a bonus 1-year membership to the forum. Prize pack winner is ineligible to receive this bonus prize.)

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

Win a senior prize pack from seniorportraitsforum.com & photoduds.com & prodpi.com at @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBirthday.com!

You can also follow Senior Portraits Forum on Facebook, and photoDUDS on Facebook, and ProDPI on Facebook (or state that you follow each of these already in up to three separate comments here).

Each entry requires its own separate comment here. (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 here 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 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 Tuesday, July 24th. 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 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.

BIG thanks to Senior Portraits Forum, Beth Forester’s photoDUDS, and ProDPI for this wonderful senior 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, if you’re interested in participating with discount codes and / or prize giveaways, please check our newsletter for more details! We’re also running an advertising special during the birthday celebration week!

Stay tuned – more giveaways coming soon!
Robyn & Todd



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Feb201205

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button win big for WPPI

Are you going to WPPI? Beth Forester of photoDUDS is stopping by with a vendor / guest post that includes tips and a way to win WPPI passes!

Chance to WIN Passes to WPPI Vegas for you and a friend!
($650 Value for Non-members!)
by photoDUDS

photoDUDS win WPPI tickets

WPPI is the biggest and best event for wedding and portrait photographers. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry leaders, discover new products and be inspired by the best photographers in the business.

photoDUDS and WPPI are giving away 2 Free Full Registration Passes to ONE lucky winner! The contest ends on Monday, February 6th.

FULL REGISTRATION PASS:
You and one (1) free guest will have access to over 90 Platform Classes, a 3-day trade show with the latest products, technologies and services from major manufacturers and exciting evening events!

** To find out more or to register to enter click “Enter to WIN!” **

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Glam Life photoDUDS

Gearing Up For WPPI!
Q&A with Beth Forester

You are one of the speakers at WPPI this year. Congratulations! Tell us why you chose “The Glamourous Life: Marketing & Selling to A-List Seniors” as your topic?

Well, although I shoot just about everything, I specialize in senior portraits. It’s the type of photography I enjoy the most. Plus, it’s the market that I can achieve a higher average of sales per hour of shooting. West Virginia has been in a recession since 1950 so I do know a little about marketing and selling to people in a down economy. High school senior portraits are once in a lifetime and, honestly, people are willing to spend more when they know they will only have to do so once. Plus, seniors are brand oriented and they want the best: they demand and they have no trouble spending their parent’s money.

What can attendees expect to learn?

Well, a better topic for the program might be “Show Me the Money!” It’s all about making sure you get paid for the time you invest in each session. (We all know it’s not just about the time during the session: it’s post-processing, editing, color-correcting and retouching) How many times have you broken your back on a shoot only to find that the customer placed a puny order. I know. I have been there. It’s disheartening! So, after getting tired of being abused, I put a system in place that ensured specific sales for specific types of sessions. Plus, we have great incentives for seniors to purchase specific packages! I can’t tell you how many people have taken my class and told me that their senior averages doubled or tripled after implementing my sales tactics.

Who is this class for?

Anyone who wants to understand the senior market better: What do seniors want? Who am I selling to? How do I sell to them? This class will give you answers to all of these questions and more. Plus, Beth will share her top ten tips for increasing your sales.

What is your favorite thing about WPPI?

The energy and the people.. It’s hard to put into words but it’s like being dropped in the heart of Manhattan….but Manhattan is now all geared towards everything photography. It’s faced paced, in your face and stimulating!

What is your best tip to making WPPI successful for photographers?

WPPI is really big and you can get overwhelmed really fast and end up really not staying focused. I suggest sitting down and making a list of 5 things you want to learn/see/achieve at WPPI. Once you know what it is you want to focus on, research the various programs to see which speakers are going to best serve your needs.

Beth Forester
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Thanks to Beth Forester / photoDUDS for providing our readers with such helpful information (and a chance to win)!

Paperie has a big surprise for WPPI this year as well, so stay tuned…
Robyn & Todd



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Remember the amazing packaging contest we had last year? Well it’s back this year and it’s going to be even more amazing!

Paperie Boutique Wrap Battle 2011

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. The second annual business and holiday packaging contest kicks off on Friday, December 2nd!

Don’t know where to start? Paper Source always has great video tutorials! And with just one of the prizes being a $500 store credit to HB Photo Packaging, it will definitely be worth your time!

Watch this space for more updates in the coming days! And happy wrapping!


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New week, new deal for Paperie readers! Today we have a vendor / guest post by Beth Forester of photoDUDS!

Be Artsy!

Beth Forester of photoDUDS has just released a new line of templates created just for Artsy Couture Gallery Blocks.

Let’s face it, Artsy Couture Gallery Blocks are one of the hottest items this year. With these designs you’ll be able to impress your clients by offering these upscale custom designed items in your studio.

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

There are SEVEN different templates designed to work specifically with the Artsy Couture Line. These fully-layered templates are super-easy to customize so you can change the colors to match your photographs.

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

Not using the Artsy line yet…well look no more because all of these templates also include files for deep Canvas Gallery Wraps.

So, you get two products for the price of one!

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

And as an introductory offer, these designs are on sale in the photoDUDS store for 20% off. Or you can save 50% off and buy the bundle!

Photo Duds Artsy Couture designs

Plus, Beth Forester of photoDUDS is offering Paperie Boutique followers an additional 20% off* the already reduced items or anything else in the photoDUDS store. So not only can you get the special introductory prices but you can save an additional 20%. So head on over to the photoDUDS store and use the exclusive Paperie code: paperie20

*Offer expires November 9, 2011.

Thanks to photoDUDS for stopping by with this incredible offer for our readers!


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Earlier this year we featured MamaThredz maternity portrait ensembles from The Art of Pregnancy and Newborn. (TAoPaN)

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Yesterday I was lucky enough to photograph a maternity session for Buttons and Bows Photography using the “Sassy – All Mama” gown. You can see the results above (click images for lager pop-ups). To purchase, visit MamaThredz.


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Have a great week everyone and check back soon!
Robyn & Todd



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