Fabulous Eco-Friendly Business Cards for Trees Creation & Happy Grow Lucky


A few months ago I created a couple of lovely sets of business cards for a wonderful client and good friend, Teresa Ennis. Teresa is a business owner two-times-over, and wanted brand new, totally awesome business cards for both of her businesses. Both of her businesses are somewhat nature-oriented in one way or another and we wanted to really express that in her branding and in the design and execution of her cards. Here is what we came up with:

The first of Teresa’s businesses is called Happy Grow Lucky, a local landscaping business she runs here in Eugene. I loved her business name as well as her tag line: “Dig Deep, Reach High!”. For the design of this card we used a gorgeous tree image that has tons of roots spreading out across the bottom of the card. The trunk and branches of the tree twist around moving up the card vertically and accent the shape of the logo I created for her. The tree was printed in a very pale green and all of the typography on this card was printed in a darker evergreen color. These cards were printed on a custom seeded cream paper from Porridge Papers that will actually grow wildflowers if the paper gets wet. How cool is that?!?
I’m pretty proud of this design: it’s perfect for Teresa’s business and the whole concept really just kicks ass.
Besides having tons of talent for landscape design and making things grow happily, Teresa is also a talented artist. She creates everything from hand-bound books and journals, to jewelry, to found object art pieces. Her shop, Trees Creation, is up and running over on etsy. Go check it out by clicking here. Teresa’s Trees Creation cards were also printed on cream colored Porridge Paper with wildflower seeds, this time in three ink colors: chocolate brown, green and plum purple. We continued the tree theme for this card, but created a different tree image and used some different fonts. Check it out:
Aren’t they pretty? I just love how we can take the tree theme and create two business cards that are totally different, with a lot of the same elements. Below are a few detail photos of the Trees Creation cards so you can see the letterpress impression, ink colors, fonts and the details of the lovely Porridge Paper a little bit better.
Make sure to go and check out Teresa’s etsy shop, and if you’re in need of any landscaping in Eugene, give her a call at Happy Grow Lucky. Thanks so much Teresa! You are awesome!
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Randall A. Gordon - February 24, 2010 - 7:05 pm

Positively awesome. The whole concept does indeed kick ass!

I love your work, I'll be keeping an eye out for more. Keep it up!

Kristin - February 24, 2010 - 10:31 pm

Thanks Randall! I'm glad you're enjoying the blog too! Keep a look out for new stuff, I'm trying to post a new something or other at least 3 times a week! If you ever need anything, just let me know!

Heather Howald - March 26, 2013 - 9:26 am

I love everything about these cards! The amazing idea of a sustainable card that grows and the fantastic designs. You are both amazingly creative women and I am glad to know both of you! These card embody all that is unique about Theresa and are perfect!

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