Monday, April 18, 2011

Paper Coterie: $200 in Giveaways!

*Comments are now closed, check here for the winners and a great coupon code for everyone!*


I was going to make this my next Feature Friday post, but it's just too urgently amazing to wait an entire week (the coupon code at the bottom is time-sensitive, and I want you to have as much time as possible to take advantage of it), so consider this Feature Monday, I guess.

I heard recently about a very awesome new website called Paper Coterie, and I fell in love immediately. This is like no other photo book, calendar, etc. printing website you've ever seen. They have all kinds of modern, creatively themed photo books that are already laid out for you-- all you have to do is drop in your pictures. You have the option to change the captions, layouts, and backgrounds if you want to, but they are so well-designed that I didn't see a need to change anything in the things I've made so far.



They have these really cool books called PromptMe, where they email you a writing prompt 3 times a week for 3 months. You can answer the questions at your leisure, and when you're finished, your answers get put in a book with one picture to go with each thing you've written. I've started one of these for our family to document the next few months, because we are going to be going through a lot of change and I know we're going to see God work in huge ways, so I want to have a permanent record of it. I'm probably going to space them out to more like one every week or two, in order to make it stretch over a longer period of time.

Photo books aren't the only thing they have. You can also get adorable calendars, recipe books, growth charts, posters, and more. I think I'm going to make myself a recipe book for all of the assorted recipes I've scribbled down since learning to cook. Aren't they cute? I love the coil, which makes it lay flat when you're cooking:

There are several different kinds of calendars to fit any budget, wall, or desk:



I love all of the insanely adorable fabric growth charts and posters that are supposed to be super durable and made with a sticky backing that is supposed to be easy to move without damaging paint, wallpaper, or carpet:













Oh my, I just LOVE that Plato quote... so true. These are seriously some of the freshest, most adorable designs I've ever seen... you really have to go check them out for yourself to fully appreciate all of it. Here's the best part, the awesome gals at Paper Coterie are generously giving away FOUR codes for $50 to spend in their store plus free shipping! Did I mention that their products are all really reasonably priced? $50 will go a long way! I am so, so jealous of y'all... you don't know how hard it was for me not to keep one code for myself!

How to enter:

  • Go to Paper Coterie and tell me how you would spend your $50 gift code.

For extra entries:

  • Share about this giveaway on Facebook (be sure to include a link to this post) and leave me a separate comment saying you did so.
  • Tweet about this giveaway (again, be sure to include a link to this post, the twitter button at the bottom will give you a nice, short url) and leave me another comment with a link to your twitter.
  • Subscribe to My Messy Manger via RSS feed (button at bottom of sidebar) and leave me another comment saying you did so.

So there are FOUR ways you can enter to win! Comments will close at 12 noon Central Time on Wednesday, April 20th. The winners will be randomly chosen and announced on this blog immediately.

And just for the month of April, while they are still in beta mode, Paper Coterie is offering EVERYBODY a code for 50% off + free shipping! Just enter BETALEMONADE at checkout.

How much more motivation could you possibly need to go create some awesome photo projects?? 

Just for the record- I've received nothing from Paper Coterie except the awesome 50% off + free shipping code that everyone can use. And I don't get any commission from any of their sales. As always, I just really love their stuff and I love to share stuff I love.

112 comments:

  1. Ah! So cute!

    If I won a gift code I'd make a couple of family books so my little girl could have lots of pictures of her extended family while we live overseas :)

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  2. If I won the gift code I would use it on the photo books. I love photo books.

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  3. I posted about this giveaway on Facebook

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  4. I subscribed to your blog via RSS

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  5. If i won a gift card I would use it on photo books for the family who hasn't met our 8 month old yet!

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  6. I posted about the giveaway on my facebook.

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  7. Wow, their products are so beautiful. I'd probably get a calendar and a photo book.

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  8. Also subscribed to your blog. :)

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  9. Ooohh! So many nice things... I'd love to do some photo books for family!

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  10. I would use the free code to get a Desktop Sentiment and a countertop recipe set.

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  11. I plan on using it to make baby books for my boys. I'm a little behind on getting those pics in a book LOL

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  12. Just tweeted! http://bit.ly/haqo8I

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  13. Thank you for featuring this company!!! Their stuff is FABULOUS! I don't know if I could pick one thing I'd use the gift code for. Seriously. Everything I saw, I want. Hehe :)

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  14. I tweeted about it :-) https://twitter.com/#!/r_diamond/status/60003002668433409

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  15. I'd love to get one of their adorable photobooks!

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  16. shared on facebook!

    https://www.facebook.com/#!/rachelleshultz/posts/217132861637150

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  17. tweeted it!

    http://twitter.com/#!/rdkkks/status/60006092020789248

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  18. Stacy-

    I LOVE this website! It has so many cool ideas :) I really like the recipe books, and I decided that even if I don't win I'm going to make Lesa one for Mother's Day.

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  19. And I subscribed to your blog :)

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  20. Swatch books for the g-mas and growth charts for the boys! That's what I would do.

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  21. Thanks for sharing such a cool website!

    If I won the giftcard I would use it for the book about Blessings. It looks super easy to create - great for a mom of a 2 year old like me! Even if I don't win, I am definitely bookmarking the site for later!

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  22. Also, I subscribed via RSS (but I might have already done that - so not sure if it counts!)

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  23. I would use the gift card to creatively propose to my boyfriend of two years. We've always been so unconventional in the way we do things, but documenting my proposal at the last page of a book or swatchbook would be the best feeling. I'd be taking photos of his reactions to the pages the whole way.

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  24. Tweetet it!
    http://twitter.com/#!/Mooori

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  25. Subscribed to your awesome blog!

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  26. I would spend the $50 on a photo book for my husband as he is graduating from college soon :)

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  27. If I won $50, I'd use it on growth charts and maybe a photo book. Actually, I'm sure I'd like to spend far more than $50, but that would be a good start ;)

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  28. I subscribed to your RSS feed --- that's 3 entries for me!

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  29. I would buy a couple of the fabric wall posters. Those be a great compliment on my son's wall.

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  30. I tweeted your giveway: http://twitter.com/#!/drinehart3/status/60063357855735808

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  31. I shared your giveaway on Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/debbie.rinehart#!/debbie.rinehart/posts/10150163479129670

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  32. I would love one of those photo books. So cute!!! I'm having some serious issues picking a favorite design because they're all just beautiful.

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  33. I would make the Oh Baby photo book. All there stuff is awesome. Definitely going to make three books for my daughter to catch up. I have not done any yet and I feel so bad. She is turning 4 in May and I think that she will appreciate them.
    Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  34. I do subscribe to you! Does that count =) Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  35. love their recipe books too!

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  36. i Subscribed to My Messy Manger via RSS feed

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  37. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/nola727/status/60131809480024064

    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  38. fb shared


    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=204586109572250&id=100001028877608


    nolagirl727 at yahoo dot com

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  39. I like the food for thought recipe book
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  40. posted/shared on fb
    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=101792636575247&id=100000585237064
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  41. tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/ChelleB36/status/60141985138360320
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  42. What fun books! I'd love the Dream a Little Dream one. :)

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  43. I would do a PromptMe book, for sure! What a neat reminder! :)

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  44. Tweet, tweet! Just shared on Twitter, too. :)

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  45. ... and RSS, too! Thanks!!! Such an awesome giveaway!

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  46. I LOVE the idea of the prompt me book!!!

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  47. I would definitely use this to make a recipe book and photobook. I have been trying to compile all of the recipes that I use frequently in a creative way and this would be perfect.

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  48. I am obsessed with this website!! I want one of the prompt me books, I also subscribed.

    xerynx at gmail dot com

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  49. Everything is so cute, I have a feeling they will be getting lots of our $$ in the future! It'll be so hard to decide where to spend my first $50 if I win...ha! I'm sharing on facebook too :-)

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  50. I would make the Rockstar growth chart for my little boy. I love this site...thanks for sharing.
    Casey Prescott

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  51. I think that I would make an About a Girl book!

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  52. I would get countertop recipe sets for my best friends!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  53. I love the idea of the prompt me book. I've been needing some inspiration for my free writing hobby.

    taterbugjuice@hotmail.com

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  54. I became a follower! :)

    taterbugjuice@hotmail.com

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  55. I would love to make a recipe book (I'd love to get rid of my papers gone crazy!) and a poster! This site does look super awesome!

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  56. Wow. It's hard to choose what I'd use it for, but I think it would be for a wedding album.

    Ashley
    ashley4him (at) bellsouth (dot) net

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  57. Things I love-red stripes & Dream A Little Dream - Girl are my faves. dramaqueensmum at gmail dot com

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  58. I subscribed through google reader. dramaqueensmum at gmail dot com

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  59. Tweeted. https://twitter.com/#!/dramaqueensmum/status/60536772119113729

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  60. I would LOVE to make a coilbound recipe book of all my mom's recipes for me and my sisters!!

    Emily C
    robandmeme@gmail.com

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  61. I like the floral flutter calendar!

    lynsym at gmail dot com

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  62. i like book (Mum)


    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  63. http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=118606414886985&id=100000397851099


    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  64. tweet-http://twitter.com/#!/AnnaKulu/status/60654487639040000

    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  65. Subscriber to My Messy Manger via RSS


    anna_k67 at yahoo dot com

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  66. I would buy a couple of calendars- the Signs of the Season is an adorable calendar design!

    onehotstove AT gmail DOT com

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  67. The store is so cute. I want to enter!
    All of the things the store offer are very adorable so it's hard to choose, but if I win a $50 gift card I think I'll spend it on these books--> https://www.papercoterie.com/product/books/celebrate/ and https://www.papercoterie.com/product/books/dream-a-little-dream---girl/

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  68. I'd buy a couple of Prompt Me! books.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  69. I subscribe to your RSS feed via My Yahoo.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  70. If I won the gift card I would use it on a destinations photo book and a recipe book! Love the recipe book idea!

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  71. Tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/autoclaves/status/60694051921469440

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  72. i would get a growth chart and a book

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  73. I love the Flying High growth chart. I have wanted to get a growth chart for my boys for a long time but haven't done it yet.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

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  74. I subscribed to Rss feed.

    summer.tidmore at yahoo dot com

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  75. I would buy a photo book and maybe a growth chart

    klind186 at gmail dot com

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  76. I tweeted.
    http://twitter.com/summer2mommy/status/60706568257277952

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  77. I shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100001726211690

    klnd186 at gmail dot com

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  78. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/klind186/status/60707278994681856

    klind186 at gmail dot com

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  79. I shared on facebook.
    Summer.Tidmore at yahoo dot com

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  80. I have 3 kids ~ I would love to do a separate ABC book for all 3 of them!

    Amanda M.
    acobb33 at hotmail dot com

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  81. I shared this post with all my friends on FB!
    Amanda M.
    acobb33 at hotmail dot com

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  82. I tweeted this as well. Love this awesome company!!
    http://twitter.com/#!/amaddox33

    Amanda M.
    acobb33 at hotmail dot com

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  83. And I a new RSS subscriber! Thanks so much!
    Amanda M.
    acobb33 at hotmail dot com

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  84. I would make a book from my wedding photos.

    kenthebaker(at)gmail {dot}com

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  85. I would love to buy the the Cats Meow & Dog Days swatchbooks and a recipe book! Beautiful store!

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  86. Desktop Sentiments - 10 x 5 for my mom like this idea
    thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  87. feed subscriber through google
    thanks
    delightful shop
    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  88. Id get one of the cute Journals, Not sure which?!?!

    HarajukuGirl92@gmail.com

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