Archive for April, 2013

Show Mom Some Love *Promo Ended*

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Have you made any plans yet? Why not make this Mother’s Day more special than last and show Mom how much you care. Create a beautiful book of photos with you and your Mom or make a book of her life’s story.

Mother's Day Photobook

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A Step-by-Step Guide on Using Voucher Codes – Back to Basics

By now, you probably already know all about our amazing promos and deals. If you’ve purchased one of our vouchers or are planning to in the future, here’s the scoop on how to use them.

Download and Install.

The Photobook Designer is free to download and use! When you go to download it, first, you must choose the correct country version of the software to make sure your orders will go to the right place. The vouchers and promo codes are also made for a specific country, so it is important to purchase the right codes as well. Installing the software is the same process as any other computer software on your computer. Once you’re done with the installation, you will be ready to launch the application.

Create your project.

To start your project, all you have to do is click on “Create a New Project” and select your desired book style and size. Voilà!

Start designing

You may want to get creative and design your book from scratch. However, if you want to make the design process a little easier, how about trying out one of our many creatively designed Readybooks?

Load ‘em up

Once you’re done choosing the book style and/or the Readybook template, you may start adding your pictures into the software. Just simply drag and drop the photos onto pages as desired.

Order your book

After you’re satisfied with how your book looks, you may start the ordering process! To start the ordering process, simply click on the shopping cart button in the upper right corner, proceed through some prompts, log in or create an account, and fill out part of the online order form.

Using the voucher

Once you get to the Order Summary page you’re finally ready to use your voucher! You will see a voucher code field closer to the bottom of the page under Payment Details. This is where you will enter your voucher code and then press the Redeem button for the voucher to be applied.
Note: Some of the upgrades you may have chosen may not be covered by the voucher. In this case you will be required to pay an additional fee.

The waiting game

Once you have entered your voucher and paid for any remaining balance, you will be asked to return to the Photobook Designer software and upload your book. After this, you will receive a confirmation email complete with your order details. Your order will immediately be processed and sent to print. Typically, you should expect your book on your doorstep within an average of 6 – 8 days depending on your location and volume.

We hope that you find this guide helpful. Happy savings and happy bookmaking!

Grow baby, grow!

Listen up expecting mothers; we have the perfect project for you and your growing baby! What’s the project you ask? Every week, take a photo of your growing belly and at the end of your pregnancy, you will have a beautiful collage.

Once this project is completed and assembled into a photo book, we guarantee that you will be fascinated and ecstatic with the results. It will be such a joy to see the different stages of pregnancy develop week to week and to look back on it all and remember your pregnancy like it was yesterday.

Here are a few good ideas to keep in mind during the shoot…

  • Turn on the sparkle! Dress up, do your makeup, get your hair did!
  • Have fun with it! The more relaxed you are, the better and more natural your photos will turn out.
  • Remember the holidays! If you are pregnant over a holiday, dress up or make a reference to the holiday. It will be a great way to keep track of time when you look back at the photos.

Every woman deserves to feel beautiful in her own skin, so show it off at one of your most beautiful stages; pregnancy! You may also want to chronicle your baby bump with our wonderful A Beautiful Life Readybook! Happy photoshooting!

Personalised Guest Book

A guest book is a great way to remember your special day and all of the guests that were apart of it. Guest books are great tools to have your guests and members of the wedding party get involved and give some tips to the newlyweds as well. By now, we’re sure you know that everyone likes to put their two cents in!

Here is a small list of some things to keep in mind when choosing a guest book and to make it work perfectly for your wedding day:


We find that the best book style and sizes for a guest book are a Medium Landscape Imagewrap and a Large Square Imagewrap. These style and size books allows for that much needed space for heartfelt well wishes and also to showcasing your beautiful photos on the page.


You want your guest book to have more white space or empty space than a typical photo book to allot space for your guests to sign and write special messages. However, you don’t want the layout to be too sparse just in case some of the pages do not get any signatures or writing.


The best paper type to select for your guest book is our beautiful 150gsm Superfine Eggshell paper. Since this paper type is uncoated, the ink will absorb into the pages quickly and won’t smudge or smear. This paper is held at the same high standards as the rest of our paper selection which means it is acid-free and archival; it won’t brown or yellow over time.


Any pen will do on the recommended paper type, but we have found the ultimate pen! The Fine Point Sharpie Pen works the best as the ink comes out in a solid stream but does not give off too much ink at one time. This means that it won’t soak through the pages like other pens but will give you a dark and legible output.


We also have created some breathtaking guest book Readybooks that are waiting for you now! Check out Lovingly Simple Guest Book and By the Bay Guest Book for some inspiration.

We hope that these suggestions and recommendations help make your job just that much easier!

Happy bookmaking (: