Entries in GIVEAWAY (3)



I am happy to share that my book, Pretty Packages: 45 Creative Gift-Wrapping Projects, is officially on sale on-line and in stores. Thank you to everyone who pre-ordered the book and for sharing in my excitement about Pretty Packages. The support I have received from family, friends, and blog readers has meant the world to me. I really wish I were in the States right now so I could see copies of Pretty Packages in stores in person, but for now I am still pinching myself that the book is out! 

As I mentioned before, Pretty Packages is a wonderful resource for people who appreciate good packaging as well as for those who would love to make their gifts more special. With 45 step-by-step gift-wrapping projects as well as basic how-to instructions on deciding how to wrap a gift and various ribbon tying techniques, Pretty Packages provides the reader with multiple ways to create a truly unique gift. And almost all of the techniques in the book can be easily translated in to packaging ideas for parties, weddings, and even business branding. 

To celebrate the release of Pretty Packages, I am giving away a signed copy of Pretty Packages and a special packaging kit to three lucky people. Below is a sneak peek of what will be included in the packaging kit, which I created with the packaging aficionado in mind. I want the recipients to be surprised, but there will be many packaging goodies that I picked up here in Korea and on my travels to Japan. 


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As I mentioned in my "Getting Organized in 2014" post, using pretty and functional goods is important to me. There's nothing like opening up a nicely designed planner or notebook to help me get motivated to be organized and get some work done. Korea is the land of cute paper goods and over the past several months I have collected a nice stash of goodies to give away to one lucky reader. 

What is shown in the photographs is less than one half of what you will be receiving. I want the package to be a surprise for the lucky reader, but you can see a sneak peek over on Instagram at #sallyjshimhappy2014giveaway. How can you enter to win some Korean goodies?

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We're starting off the week with a fun giveaway from Minted. If you're not familiar with Minted, it is an online shop that offers well-designed stationery, wall art, and party decor for everyday, holidays, and special occasions. Every December when the Christmas cards start to be delivered to our home, I love to see the different designs our friends and family have chosen for their holiday card. There are always Minted cards in the mix and I have to say that Minted has some of the best quality cards out there.

 I love this simple and sweet birth announcement. The silver foil heart makes it extra special.

I think custom photo calendars are a wonderful gift, especially for the grandparents. 

I think I am most excited about the personalizable wrapping paper and monogram chalkboard gift tags.

Minted also has an amazing selection of birthday party invitations along with coordinating paper products and party decor.

And now that I have shown you some of the cute designs they have at Minted, don't you want to order some for yourself? The kind folks at Minted will be giving away one $100.00 gift certificate to be used on any of their products to one lucky SALLYJSHIM reader.

How can you enter to win a $100.00 Minted gift certificate?

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