Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Gold and Blue Christmas

I have mentioned several times my friends coffee company, Shoreline Roasters. Barbara and her husband Keith run their company part time, in addition to their day jobs. Contracting with a local coffee roaster, they sell their custom blends at farmers markets and seasonal craft and vendor fairs along with word of mouth. In addition, they have several corporate clients and others who re-brand and sell their coffee under different labels. I help her out by doing her brochures, flyers, gift design and working the tables! I have never hear anyone say they do not like their coffee. It is absolutely amazing! We give away free samples and the bags just fly!

This year she asked me to design a greeting card and gift enclosure she can send to her best clients and enclose in gifts she is shipping. Her company colors are navy and gold, so I went with that theme and came up with these two designs for her to review. I think I will go a little less with the gold pen on the tree, but I wanted her to give me some feedback so I can get crackin' on making these guys!

In the background is her most popular item this time of year, a selection of three 2-ounce bags of coffee. Regular coffee (like Columbian and French Roast) are always popular, but this time of year we sell a lot of Frosty's Favorite (old fashioned sugar cookie), Cinnamon French Toast, Pumpkin Spice, Hot Buttered Rum, Caramel Cream, Toasted Almond.....so, are you ready for that cup of coffee?? They take email orders through their website, and next year will have online shopping! It is so much fun to see someone's business take off, and provide me with another creative outlet!

stamps: SU! Scandinavian Seasons

13 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh Gosh!!! Your beautiful cards and the gift packages of coffee are truly stunning!!! WOW!!! What a fabulous gift to receive!!! I do believe I will put together some coffee gifts for Christmas -- what a great idea!!! Thanks so much!!!

Sandra MacLean said...

Love the color combos on that gift set Lauri! It matches the flavors perfectly!! I have been eyeing that set forever now. Love what you did with it - very refreshing!

6 wacky women said...

WOW! your card and gift enclosure are wonderful, Lauri. What a great gift idea. I love shopping at small businesses, you get that personal touch. I wish them every success with their business!!
Karen

Wendy (songbirdwc) said...

Love these, Lauri! Great work, and the colors are perfect. Nice choice of Scandinavian Season, too. I will SO case that card :-) Lovely, lovely!

dpkennedy said...

Really pretty cards Lauri! Great gift combo! Wishing success to your friend!

Jean Marie said...

I love coffee...this would certainly catch my eye to try!
Beautiful gift set!

Curt in Carmel said...

Fantastic job on this Lauri!!! They are lucky to have you! Such talent! Hey! You should have them donate some of their coffee as blog candy!!! That would be cool! Best, Curt

Carolyn Bounds said...

An absolutely striking presentation and gift set!!!! I love those colors, and you did an exquisite job with the cards!!!! You are INCREDIBLE!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

specialcraftmom4 said...

I really LOVE coffee! I will have to check them out (: You are a talented friend to have, because that card is gorgeous! I really love the gold in the tree. Great Job!

Joanne said...

This is great Lauri! It's so pretty (as usual)...

Lisa said...

Hi Lauri, u never cease to inspire me, these are absolutely fabulous and I like all you other creations too. Thanks for stopping by my blog your comments always cheer me up. Well for Now Happy Thanks Giving, have a great holiday weekend.

Julia Aston said...

How fun for you to help your friends Lauri! and what beautiful cards you designed - clients would be quite impressed to receive these with their order!

ant me. said...

This is really! beautiful!!

We have something in common : ) we both love Peachy Keen stamps!

I'm playing a "game" with some of my papercraft friends. You've been "tagged" come visit me at my blog if you'd like to play along.

Patti K

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