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After posting our “welcome packet collage” recently, we had a request on Facebook for boudoir-themed kits. We were more than happy to oblige!

We’ve included links to the original blog entry / website post by the photographer – and the Pinterest pin / Instagram photo / Flickr photo. Make sure you click on all of the links provided to learn about each packet in greater detail (and to see more photos of the kits assembled and unassembled)!

photography photographer boudoir welcome kit packet

From left to right, top to bottom:

1. Meghan Garner Portrait Designs
    website / on Pinterest

2. Miss Boudoir
    website / on Pinterest

3. Denton Boudoir Photography
    on Paperie / on Pinterest

4. Simply Boudoir
    blog entry / on Pinterest

5. Molly Marie Photography
    website / boudieshorts.com / on Pinterest

6. White Peach Photography
    website / on Facebook / on Instagram

7. Bad Girl Boudoir
    website / on Flickr / on Pinterest

8. Bri Woods Chaney Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

Here are a few boudoir Welcome Packets / Marketing Kits for sale:

1. theshoppedesigns.com Ooh La La Boudoir Magazine
2. boudieshorts.com Boudoir Marketing e-Book and Templates
3. boudoirbusinessboutique.com Business & Marketing Templates
4. designaglow.com “Boudoir Welcome Packet”
5. designaglow.com “Boudoir Welcome Kit” assembly inspiration


Don’t forget to see this Paperie post with information on assembling your own welcome kit, and our recent welcome packet collage for a dozen more welcome packets / websites / pins. This Paperie entry also includes links to welcome packets that have previously been featured here.

Have a welcome packet you’d like to share with a class? Whether it’s your own kit, or a favorite you’ve seen online, please share the link in the comments!


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Mother’s Day is rapidly approaching. Don’t forget we have three (FREE!) template downloads that make perfect client gifts. Click on each image below to find the instructions and download link!

10x5 mom storyboard
8x8 mom definition frame
mothers day 2011 demo with photo
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We are offering a special spring ’13 discount for new advertisers. We averaged nearly 11,500,000 initial page hits per month between December 2012 and February 2013 – and over 332,000 unique visitors during the same timeframe.

I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” -Kim, momtriedit.net

Your giveaway was a great success and drove lots of traffic for us!” -Nathiya, emerabags.com

I can’t tell you how many people we have advertised with that pretty much ignore our requests (or so we feel). We will be staying with you as long as we are still in business!” -Lori, prairiesweet.com

Hasn’t even been up for 15 minutes and we already have 25 new fans on our Facebook! Wow that was quick.” -Ryan, h-bphoto.com


Contact Todd if you are interested in a custom advertising plan or a Paperie sponsorship. 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 Pollman contact and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Pssst… We have a big giveaway going on right now – one lucky Paperie reader will win a set of TEN HB Photo Packaging 4GB USB thumb drives with logo engraving – and – coordinated boxes!

HB Photo Packaging USB giveaway

Plus through midnight Sunday, April 28th, Paperie readers can get 15% off all HB Photo Packaging Web Store items with the code “PaperieUSB“!

Go here for more details on the giveaway – and to win! Happy weekend!
-Robyn & Todd

P.S. Did you know we have a NEW Facebook fan page? Please make sure you join for frequent updates – we post there even on days we don’t update the blog!



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Apr201325

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button your. welcome.

One of our most requested topics is “photographer welcome kits / packets“. We’ve created a photo-grouping of some of our favorite kits on Pinterest. And we’ve included links to the original blog entry post by the photographer, and the Pinterest pin. Make sure you click both links provided to learn about each packet in greater detail (and to see more photos of the kits assembled and unassembled)!

photography photographer welcome kit packet

From left to right, top to bottom:

1. Melissa Jill Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

2. Amanda Mae Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

3. Emily Crump Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

4. Ragamuffin Pet Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

5. Chris Cornwell Photographer
    blog entry / on Pinterest

6. Persimmon Images
    blog entry / on Pinterest

7. Erin Phillips Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

8. Ashley McCormick Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

9. Lauren Winter Photography
    blog entry / on Pinterest

10. Hunter Photographic
      blog entry / on Pinterest

11. Heather Thorne Photography
      blog entry / on Pinterest

12. Jodi Miller Photography
      blog entry / on Pinterest


Don’t forget to see this Paperie post with information on assembling your own welcome kit. The Paperie entry also includes links to welcome packets that have previously been featured here. And this is a great pinboard to follow on Pinterest – “Welcome Packets“.

Have a welcome packet you’d like to share with a class? Whether it’s your own kit, or a favorite you’ve seen online, please share the link in the comments!


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We’re excited to share the launch of the Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line by one of our favorite advertisers Prairie Sweet Boutique!

Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line

Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line

Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line

Prairie Sweet Sunshine Art Baby Line

The collection is 50% off through Friday, April 26th so time is of the essence!

Go. Buy. NOW!


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We are offering a special spring ’13 discount for new advertisers We averaged nearly 11,500,000 initial page hits per month between December 2012 and February 2013 – and over 332,000 unique visitors during the same timeframe.

I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!” -Kathy, boudoirbusinessboutique.com

Anybody wanting to advertise really should. I love browsing your ads to find new vendors and resources.” -Kim, momtriedit.net

Your giveaway was a great success and drove lots of traffic for us!” -Nathiya, emerabags.com

I can’t tell you how many people we have advertised with that pretty much ignore our requests (or so we feel). We will be staying with you as long as we are still in business!” -Lori, prairiesweet.com

Hasn’t even been up for 15 minutes and we already have 25 new fans on our Facebook! Wow that was quick.” -Ryan, h-bphoto.com


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


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click here to order now


Once payment has been made, write Todd Pollman contact and include a copy of your receipt and attach an image for the ad-size purchased.


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Don’t forget we have a big giveaway going on right now – one lucky Paperie reader will win a set of TEN HB Photo Packaging 4GB USB thumb drives with logo engraving – and – coordinated boxes!

HB Photo Packaging USB giveaway

Plus through midnight Sunday, April 28th, Paperie readers can get 15% off all HB Photo Packaging Web Store items with the code “PaperieUSB“!

Go here for more details on the giveaway – and to win! Good luck!
-Robyn & Todd

P.S. Did you know we have a NEW Facebook fan page? Please make sure you join for frequent updates – we post there even on days we don’t update the blog!



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Apr201323

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We’re excited to share one of the newest products from our sponsor HB Photo Packaging – customizable USB Swivel Drives and coordinating packaging! And stay tuned because one lucky Paperie reader will win a set of TEN 4GB USB drives with engraving – and – coordinated boxes!

HB Photo Packaging

HB’s new USB drives can be custom-designed from your choice of 14 body colors and 14 coordinating clip colors – there’s something to match everyone’s color scheme! They are available in 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB sizes. The drives can also be purchased together with Universal Fit USB Boxes with black velvet foam inserts that are custom-cut to house the drives snugly. Logo engraving is available, as are stamping-die imprinting on USB Boxes.

Below are just a few examples of how Paperie put together our sample drives!


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Don’t forget to click each of the photos below for a larger pop-up image!

HB Photo Packaging Thumb Drives
HB Photo Packaging USB Drives
HB Photo Packaging Flash Drives
HB Photo Packaging USB Drives
HB Photo Packaging Thumb Drives
HB Photo Packaging Flash Drives

1. Silver and White engraved USB drive with Aqua Universal
    Fit USB Box

2. Silver and White engraved USB drive in a White petal DVD
    folders
envelope

3. Silver and White engraved USB drive with Recycled Kraft
    Universal Fit USB Box and Jute cord

4. Silver and White engraved USB drive with Jute cord
    textured cardstock was cut the size of the drive base
    to “skin*” it

5. Silver and White engraved USB drive with Razzle Berry
    Universal Fit USB Box

6. Silver and White engraved USB drive with Aqua Universal
    Fit USB Box
and Aqua A-2 and A-7 Invitation Boxes

*  textured cardstock was cut approximately 2″ wide and 1½”
   tall, the ends were sealed with Tombow Mono permanent
   adhesive, and “skin” was slipped over base with metal clip
   snapped back on top


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Please note – no financial compensation was provided to Paperie Boutique from our sponsor HB Photo Packaging for this post. We simply submitted our logo which was printed complimentary by HB onto USBs in exchange for our feature.


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HB Photo Packaging is offering one of our U.S. readers a set of TEN 4GB USB drives with engraving and coordinated boxes!

HB Photo Packaging Thumb Drives

How do you win? All U.S. residents have to do is post in the comments here and tell us what your favorite HB Photo Packaging box color is – or what color you’d like to see them add! That’s all there is to it!

You can have an additional – optional – “bonus” entry if you “like” the new Paperie Boutique 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 HB Photo Packaging on Facebook – 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 and tell us what your favorite HB box color is here – or that you’ve liked Paperie Boutique on Facebook – or that you’ve followed HB Photo Packaging on Facebook – in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, April 28th. 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 HB Photo Packaging for this awesome giveaway!


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Plus through midnight Sunday, April 28th, our readers can get 15% off all HB Photo Packaging Web Store items with the code “PaperieUSB“!


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More is on the way so check back soon!
-Robyn & Todd



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Mar201308

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We recently asked our readers what you want to see on Paperie this year. One of the requests was inexpensive packaging. So today we’re going to talk DIY boxes. The examples shown below are small Favor / Gift Boxes, but you can create virtually any size of box if you look around enough!

This particular (FREE!) template comes from Holiday Crafts and Creations. You can find the template used here on their site.


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First I selected the cardstock I wanted to use. This allows you to get creative with your packaging because you select the colors and prints you want to use. You’re not limited to a small swatch-selection on a website. Michael’s and Hobby Lobby both sell cardstock in pads and looseleaf. (The glitter-swirl and black and white damask prints below were both purchased looseleaf.) Sites like Crafty Steals also have amazing “paper bundle” deals.

cardstock selection

Next I used a paper trimmer to cut the 12×12″ sheet down to 8.5×11″ each, and printed the box template on the back of each one.

printed cardstock

Then I cut out each of the templates and used a scoring board and bone folder – scoring each fold line allows you to have perfect, crisp folds and creases. If you don’t have a scoring board and bone tool, you can also create a similar effect with a metal ruler and plastic butter knife (using the non-serrated side).

template scoring board
scoring template

When assembling the box, the directions say to use double-sided tape or glue to hold two of the tabs into place. I like to use Tombow Mono permanent adhesive.

assembled box

The template includes an inside box-bottom liner, so I gathered a few stamps and ink pads to leave a cute message inside of each one.

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After assembling the boxes, I decorated them with ribbon. The double-sided, reversible ribbon shown here is from Hobby Lobby.

box and ribbon
box ribbon assembled

One of the cardstock prints was too thick to go through my printer, so I took the box template, erased all of the interior fold lines, and used my Silhouette Cameo Cutter to trace and cut it out. This would work great if you plan to assemble several boxes at one time! I printed another template (with fold lines) on thin copy paper, and used that as my guide to score the thicker cardstock.

silhouette cameo cutting

To remove the cardstock from the cutting mat without tearing, I used a Cricut Spatula Tool.

silhouette cameo cutting mat

And here you see the final result using different ribbons and embellishments to decorate each box. The cardstock and ribbon combinations are endless!

final box assembly

Now the boxes I’ve shown are obviously too small for prints – they would work better for small client gifts. However, (FREE!) templates exist online in just about every shape and size. You just have to look! Here are a few of my favorites:

1. Gift box with lid:
http://homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/make-your-own…html

2. Felt folded gift box:
http://curbly.com/users/diy-maven/posts/…make-a-folded-felt…

3. Cardstock pillow box:
http://linesacross.com/2012/04/make-your-own-paper…html

4. Several DIY box templates:
http://mias-craft-ideas.com/free-gift-box-templates.html

5. Origami gift box:
http://homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/make-your-own…html

6. Square gift box with heart lid:
http://homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/free-gift-box…html


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We have a winner in our photograp[her] tee contest…and it’s Elissa!

clickin moms photography tee winner

Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to Elissa! We’ll be in touch this weekend with instructions on how to claim your prize!


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If you haven’t already, please “Like” our new Facebook fan page! For the first time ever you’ll be able to directly tag “@Paperie Boutique” when you post!

Paperie Boutique moved on Facebook

Over time, our previous page will become inactive and eventually be phased out. So make the switch ASAP!


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Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” on your clocks this weekend!
-Robyn & Todd



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Sep201230

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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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Jul201223

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

paperie 3rd birthday

A late-night pop quiz for all the insomniacs out there! Up for grabs this time is your choice of a 16×24 -or- 20×24 WHCC gallery wrap canvas, a $50 gift certificate to SHUTTER|bag USA, and a $50 gift certificate to Handmade Paper Boxes!

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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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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 wins!

WHCC Gallery Wrap Canvas giveaway
Shutterbag USA giftcard giveaway
Handmade Paper Boxes gift card giveaway

“Present your albums and specialty photo products with beautiful, natural and earth-friendly packaging! These handmade paper boxes are eco-friendly and gorgeous! The boxes are made with acid/lignin free and eco-friendly papers, recycled board and organic glues. They are strong, heavy weight, and are ideal for photo albums or press books, matted prints, CDs and any other custom photo products requiring a unique and classy presentation. Offered in very versatile colors, they have a gorgeous natural look, and are quite lovely all by themselves but are also very easily “dolled up” with ribbons and/or accessories to match your branding!”

Whoever gets the question right takes the giftcards!

Easy, no? Then ready? Set. GO!

Answer the following here:

What color is Robyn’s tiara?

You may have to look around and find her social media icons, but it’s out there! Pinky swear!

Good luck!
-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201223

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button birthday – Rice Studio Supply

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

paperie 3rd birthday

We have a fantastic prize pack from Rice Studio Supply – it will give you everything you need for a sleek, chic – and “green” – look for your business presentation and packaging! I have held these in-hand and they are absolutely gorgeous! Includes all of the following – including name die / studio imprint:

Rice Studio Supplies photography packaging giveaway
Rice Studio Supply photographer packaging prize contest

Rice Studio Supply photographer packaging prize contest

Rice Studio Supply photographer packaging prize contest

Rice Studio Supply photographer packaging prize contest

White Artisan Portrait Cases – Boutique photo packaging made with Artisan Handmade Paper. Double scored to easily fold into a 1/4″ thick envelope. The outside flap has a natural deckle edge, the mark of true handmade paper. 100% recycled, naturally archival cotton fiber paper. A Rice Studio Supply exclusive.”

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How do you win? Simple!

U.S. Residents: Just leave a comment on this entry telling us what your favorite Rice Studio Supply 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 @RiceStudio / ricestudiosupplies.com Artisan packaging set from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – win now at PaperieBirthday.com!

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

HEADS UP! You cannot “like” the Paperie Facebook page or tag it from Facebook because it is a personal page set up long ago with the vanity URL. Please follow the account, and / or keep the @PaperieBoutique tag intact for Twitter. Your entry will still count as long as you post in the comments. Thanks!

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 25th. 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.

BIG thanks to Rice Studio Supply for such an amazing gift for our readers – visit them on Facebook! 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 just getting started today! Check in often!

Can you believe we have even MORE great giveaways ahead?!?
-Robyn & Todd



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Oct201131

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button Have a BOO-tiful day!

Happy Halloween! Today we have a treat instead of a trick for you – a giveaway and vendor/guest post by one of our new multi-advertisers Rice Studio Supply!

Good for your prints… Good for the environment!

Rice Studio Supply presents their new Artisan Portrait case.


rice studio supply

While traveling in India, Scott Rice visited a village where the art of paper making has been practiced since 1590. Handmade paper is crafted from 100% recycled cotton fiber. The stock is acid free, archival quality, and simply beautiful. Scott knew this was the answer to your requests for stylish photo packaging that is safe for photos and safe for the environment.

eco chic Rice Studio Supply

The Artisan Portrait Case is an eco-friendly presentation package with natural deckle edges. The paper is handmade one sheet at a time, using natural products, so no two deckle edges are identical. The deep cocoa color is available in 5×7, 8×10, 8×12, 11×14, and 16×20 sizes. Rice Studio Supply will sell these handmade products from eco-friendly paper at the same cost as mass produced wood pulp papers.

eco chic Rice Studio Supply

For one week from the date of this post, Paperie readers can order the new Artisan Portrait Case at the 500-quantity price, regardless of how many you order (that’s a 30% discount off the each price). Shipment will begin the first week of November.

Greer Rice Studio Supply

“We can’t brag enough about how wonderfully your product presents our photography! Our clients comment all the time about how beautiful our packaging is. Thank you so much for offering such an outstanding product and service.” -Leeann and Winnie Greer, Lexington, KY



Choose Rice Studio Supply for all of the accessories to create your own unique look!

And now one lucky Paperie reader will win a 12×12 album box stuffed with ECO CHIC goodies, value $120.00! Here’s how to enter:

1. Like Rice Studio Supply on Facebook and come back here and let us know (or tell us you’re already a fan)

2) Post on your Facebook account what your favorite product is from Rice Studio Supply (then come back here and tell us where you did it)

3. Post the following to Facebook or Twitter (then come back here and tell us where you did it):

Win a 12×12 album box STUFFED with Handmade Packaging goodies from RSS ( http://ricestudiosupplies.com ) at @PaperieBoutique – http://is.gd/nWIMrf

4. Leave a note in the comments here saying what Rice Studio Supply product is your favorite

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

Comment that you have liked their Facebook account(s), or already follow them – and / or posted your favorite product to Facebook – and / or posted to your Facebook or Twitter accounts about the giveaway – and / or list your favorite product in the comments here (in separate comments) 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, November 2nd. You can enter up to FIVE times total. Post that you have met the individual requirements in separate comments here to have multiple chances to win!

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

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

Good luck to everyone who enters!

And thanks to Rice Studio Supply for the wonderful giveaway!


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Don’t forget we also have a contest going on right now to win the “Organic Bloom frames for the Photographer’s Wall Display Guides” set!

organic bloom pack

Just visit that post to enter!

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Did you see my new office-shelf this weekend? It’s my Halloween treat!

my new shelf
I have the most amazing Mr. ever! Happy Halloween from both of us!

-Robyn & Todd



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Jul201119

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

paperie 2nd birthday

Up for grabs now is a “prize pack” combo from two popular vendors – Flourish Emporium by Nichole Van and WHCC – one lucky Paperie Boutique reader will get both prizes!

Nichole Van Flourish gift card
WHCC image Box

Winner will receive a $125 gift card to Flourish and a free WHCC Image Box with custom cover! Image Box will be winner’s choice of size and paper type. WHCC Images Boxes are a great way to present and store proofs, photographic prints on black styrene, or a Press Printed Album! Image Box is a $42-$110 value depending on size and depth selected.

So how do you snag these great prizes for yourself? It’s easy!

1. Go to your Facebook and Twitter accounts and post the following on either or both (then tell us where you did):
Win the @WHCCpro / WHCC.com & shop.nicholev.com prize pack from @PaperieBoutique / PaperieBoutique.com – visit: http://PaperieBirthday.com

2. Like Flourish Emporium on Facebook.

3. Like WHCC on Facebook.

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

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

ATTENTION: All links you post must direct to public-access accounts. We cannot verify links on private, friends & family only, or passworded accounts and they will not be eligible to win this item. If we have to subscribe to your feed, a website, or forum – or request permission to see them – your entry will automatically be disqualified.

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EDT on Friday, July 22nd. You can enter up to four times total. Post that you have met both requirements in separate comments to have multiple chances to win!

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

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

Good luck!

Thanks to Flourish by Nichole Van and WHCC! And don’t forget Flourish Emporium is offering a 25% off coupon code to all Paperie readers this week! You can find that code, and several others from our vendors, continually updated this week here!


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

Click over here and see what you missed. A special sale, and a teaser of the great giveaways ahead this week, were posted over the weekend!

There’s a limited-time offer for advertisers / vendors this week, too. Over half-off some ad rates for new advertisers. Check it out!


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Check in often today! More fun is on the way…
-Robyn

P.S. Vendors, if you are interested in being a part of the birthday celebration, e-mail me at “robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com” ASAP!



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Jul201118

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Happy 2nd birthday to Paperie Boutique!
Visit PaperieBirthday.com for all events!

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paperie two year stats Paperie Boutique started on July 18, 2009, with this simple little post:

“Welcome to the new Paperie Boutique blog. This is an expansion on my popular “Fit to Print” set on Flickr where I have shared 3 years worth of new products, marketing materials, packaging, and how-to assembly demos for professional photographers…”

I never dreamed that in just two short years we’d have crossed the 1-million visitors milestone and have over 10,000 comments. Nevermind that just under a year after launch that we’d be featured in Rangefinder Magazine and I’d start writing for Professional Photographer Magazine (eventually being promoted to technical, then contributing editor and also tapped to write for the “Web Exclusives” section of the website).

There are so many people who have made this all possible – and without them, there never would have been a Paperie Boutique. First and foremost my amazing husband Todd who buckled up in his computer chair and learned his job on the fly. For over a year he has been handling most of the backend of the website communications and advertising. I would never be able to get through the volume of e-mail we receive without him! Stacy for taking this blog design’s code out back, showing it who’s boss, and keeping things afloat over on the technical side. And Hosting Matters, our host of almost 10 years now, for supplying the bandwidth and dedicated server space that makes it possible for us to stay online.

I also need to thank our loyal vendors who have kept the site stocked with amazing content in addition to supplying countless prizes and giveaways. They not only keep you coming back, but wanting “more! more! more!” This has been a place to share, showcase, window-shop, and educate. And then last but certainly not least, our loyal readers who have patiently stood by during the health-hiccups I’ve had along the way, and always came back to help us plow forward. You have always been there to teach and inspire, to “pay it forward” to your fellow peers, and you make this all worth it every day / week / month / year.

We can’t wait to see what the next year has in store!

And many more…
-Robyn & Todd

P.S. More giveaways will be posted tonight. Keep refreshing the page!


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We have another new advertiser we’re excited to welcome into the Paperie family: Handmade Paper Album Boxes by Leah Gibbons Photography.

Handmade Paper Album Boxes by Leah Gibbons Photography – Shop my brand NEW Album Boxes for photographers page! Here, you’ll find handmade paper boxes that are eco-friendly and gorgeous! All boxes are quality made, sturdy & archival safe (acid and lignin free). Offered in two very versatile colors, they have a gorgeous natural look, and are earth-friendly! They’re quite lovely all by themselves but are also very easy to “doll up” with ribbons and/or accessories to match your branding!

The boxes are made with all handmade and eco-friendly papers, recycled board and organic glues. They are strong, heavy weight and perfect for book & album packaging. I’ve been searching for high quality and eco friendly album packaging myself for quite some time and am so pleased to offer these to other photographers! Visit them at: leahgibbonsphotography.com/albumboxes/albumboxes.html

And check this post for a birthday discount code from this vendor.


There’s a limited-time offer for advertisers / vendors this week, too. Over half-off some ad rates for new advertisers. Check it out!


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

Click over here and see what you’ve missed. A special sale, a teaser of the great giveaways to come, and more were posted over the weekend!

P.S. Vendors, if you are interested in being a part of the birthday celebration, e-mail me at “robyn AT paperieboutique DOT com” ASAP!



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Feb201124

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LOKTAH is back with another incredible Paperie giveaway – the first of two – plus a guest / vendor post to celebrate the upcoming launch of their new Amazon Collection.

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A Little Info On The New Amazon Collection:

A textured handmade paper produced with a mixture of wild grass and hemp materials is the essential element of Amazon. Featuring a hand carved coconut accent that is perfectly woven into the beautiful paper. A hidden tab locks the flap in place to prevent any opening, but also maintain a simplistic look. Amazon features a full faced media tray made from corn starch and water that allows the case to remain light in weight but also secure.

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We at LOKTAH are happy to give one lucky winner the chance to win one of each of our latest cases from our new AMAZON collection.

How do you win? It’s simple – you have three chances!

1. Follow Loktah either on Facebook or Twitter.

2. Post this to Facebook or Twitter (and tell us where you did)::
    I want to win the new LOKTAH Amazon Collection
    from Loktah.com / @loktah and @paperieboutique /
    PaperieBoutique.com – http://is.gd/DmDdVx

3. Go check out the LOKTAH website – then come back here
    and comment what your favorite product is and why!

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

Comment(s) must be posted here by 11:59 p.m. EST on Saturday, February 26th. You can enter up to three times total. Post that you have “liked” the Facebook fan page or Twitter stream, posted to Twitter or Facebook (with a link to where you did it), and / or listed your favorite product from website – in separate comments 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.

You can enter / post up to three total times – one entry each for the three options listed above.

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

Comments on this entry will be numbered in order of posting. The winning number will be chosen by Random.org, and the winner will be contacted within 24-72 hours of contest’s end to claim their prize.

Good luck – and thanks to LOKTAH for today’s awesome giveaway. Stay tuned because as mentioned earlier, this is just one of two. We’ll have LOKTAH back again tomorrow for another one!


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Don’t forget there’s still a chance today to win a 20-box packaging set from HB Photo Packaging! More details here


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Last but not least…have you thought about advertising with Paperie lately? Meet the latest member of our family – the EW Couture Collection.

Kathy of the Boudoir Business Boutique writes:

I just thought you’d like to know that I’ve received triple the amount of traffic from your site than any other site I’m advertising on! I’m so pleased with choosing to advertise with you!

Stats don’t lie! Contact todd @ this domain if you are interested in joining our advertising family. And if you are a photographer and are interested in having your packaging featured – or are a vendor and are interested in having your business packaging, marketing ideas, or photography-related products featured – please contact robyn @ this domain to be added to the posting schedule.



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Sep201001

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The digital edition of the September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine was released today.

(P.S. Keep reading for a special giveaway from photographers-seo.com!)

Professional Photographer Magazine September 2010 cover

For this month’s article, I reviewed several digital media storage products by BellaGrafica (“Jeff & Julia Woods General Collection“), DNL Photo Packaging, JLee Albums, Loktah, Miller’s Professional Imaging and The Designer Concept, MpixPro, Pexagon Tech, Rice Studio Supply, and Verbatim.

The Goods Column September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

The Goods Column September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

Click each of the magazine pages above for a larger view. You can find the article on page 48 and page 50 of the print-version when it hits mailboxes. And you can also download the digital edition now if you’re a PPA member or digital subscriber.

Workflow Polish September 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine

And last month Heather Lickliter of Stylized Portraiture helped me write the August “The Goods” column. This month she’s escaped over to the new “Workflow Polish” column where she shares her post-session workflow, with added comments / critique by Audrey Woulard. Congratulations Heather!


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Today’s guest / vendor post is by Zach Prez. He has freebies and a prize for Paperie readers!

Hi, I’m Zach Prez. I specialize in search engine optimization for photographers, although I’ve been helping small businesses rank in Google for about 10 years. There’s no better feeling than helping someone become successful on the web and grow his or her business. Okay, maybe there are a few things better, like cycling on the American River Bike trail near Sacramento, CA.



Photographer SEO Book I wrote Photographers SEO Book almost 2 years ago now. What started as some informal phone conversations with my photographer friend quickly expanded into ninja tactics that boomed her business from Google in a matter of weeks. Everyone wanted to know her secret, so I turned those conversations into a non-technical how to guide that any level of photographer can follow. It has since helped hundreds of people understand and improve in search results.



Blog SEO Zen Earlier this year I released Photography Blog SEO Zen. It’s an ebook for photographers, designers, or wedding vendors on how to update your blog infrastructure and write blog posts to rank more easily. Blogs typically output many more pages than a traditional website, meaning more chances to rank in search. Blogs are especially helpful in ranking very specific phrases (long-tail SEO) so I would hope you see about 3x the traffic from your blog compared to your photography website. My blogs and ebook help you get there.



Photographers SEO eClass I’m giving away one of each product above for Paperie Boutique readers. Enter to win by commenting on any blog post on either of my websites – photographers-seo.com -OR- photoblogseo.com – by the end of the day on Saturday. (We’ll notify and announce the winners on Monday.) You’ll learn something new and hopefully share your thoughts about the post, what you learned, or something insightful.


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If you want something FREE right now, check out my Search Engine Optimization Guide for SmugMug Sites -OR- Email SEO Class for Photographers.

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UPDATE: The winners have both been announced here – check them out!

Thanks Zach for sharing such valuable information with our readers!

And don’t forget we currently have two giveaway-contests going on here at Paperie. Through midnight Wednesday you can have a chance to win your choice of camera bags from Jo Totes. And through midnight Thursday you have the chance to win a $50 gift certificate from Denny Manufacturing.



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