Monday, May 5, 2008

"A Cottage Style Bride" Gift Basket

Here's the idea Girls,
I would like for the team to generate some funds so that we can start buying some prime real estate in some popular magazines! In order to do this, I have hatched a two-fold marketing plan. This idea will both generate funds and exposure. I need volunteers!
We will be putting together some promotional packs with a theme.
Our first theme (since June is right around the corner) will be "A Cottage Style Bride". I need CSST members to sign up to make 10 items for the gift basket.
The 10 items must be Cottage Style.
They must all be the same thing.
They should be "for the bride"-- Think: jewelry, soap, lotions, stationary, thank you cards, decorations, candles, things for the home...whatever! We are a creative bunch so I know we'll be able to make an irresistable gift basket!
If you sign up to contribute, you will be sending me 10 items for 10 baskets--all the same.
You will also include 10 business cards with a description of the item you made for the basket, written on the back.
The business cards will be put in a pretty envelope and will be included in each gift basket.
My contribution (besides what I make) will be the gift basket and wrapping. If someone wants to volunteer to make a decoration for the gift basket--like a banner that says "For the Bride" or a ribbon & Flower accent--sign up to do that.
These baskets will go on Sale starting June 1st.
All contributions must be mailed to me by Monday, May 26th so that I can get the baskets together, photographed and listed by June 1st.
This is a great opportunity for your shop to get noticed and for our Team, as a whole, to generate some money for advertising!
Sign up soon so you have plenty of time to create!
Sadie Lou

25 comments: said...


Michelle said...

I would love to contribute! please count me in!

starrynightimpressions said...

Yeah SadieLou!!! Great idea, and I would love to be a part of it. I'm just now starting a wedding line of things so it would be right up my alley.

ellen said...

me, me, me...oh I would LOVE to participate! Count me in FOR SURE!

Sweet Addie said...

Sadie, another fab idea! I definately want to be a part! Do we need to tell you what we are making?

Purple Treasures said...

Purple Treasures would love to participate. Count me in for 10 cards or 10 tags. Just let me know the details.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Sadie. I know we only have a couple of soap makers on here. I'd love to make 10 white lilac fancy soaps. I'll have each specially wrapped in some kind of romantic way. Great idea and great exposure for all! Wendy/BerryLane/CottageBubbles

ValiseQueen said...

Hi Sweet Sadie!
Please count me in. This will be fun and be such a benefit to the CSSTeam ! Should we also note the retail value of our items for you? Hugs,

Whim & Fancy Designs said...

Ohhh Sounds terrific! I am in! I would love to do the 10 items Sadie and I would lovv to do the banner with some crepe flowers if no has opted to do it! Let me know!
Thanks and hugs for thinking of me!

Lora said...

I would love to!. I can make some pretty soap.

Lora (aka)
Yapps Cottage Decor

beth said...

sounds awesome !! count me in too ! i can make some sweet little charms for the bride !!

Laurie said...

I would like to join! How about some wedding fairies, feather tree size.
Thanks for this great opportunity! :)

Jean Knee said...

sounds like a great idea, please count me in

KarenHarveyCox said...

Sadie Lou,

This is such a lovely idea. I have 5 x 7 prints of my bride oil painting. I think I might create them into blank cards for the bride. Karen

Tammy Gray said...

OK, count me in. I think it will be a set of note cards but I need to put some thought into it.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like so much fun!! I'd love to join in!!! :)

*hugs* Dara

Danielle said...

Hi Sadie, I'd love to contribute. Do you need to know what I'll be making in advance? I have a couple ideas, but need to check out my stash to see what will work better:-)


Karin@creativechaos said...

Hi Sadie! I would love to join in! I've got a couple you need to know before I send? Thanks! Karin

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Hi Sadie,
I would like to be apart let me see if I can think of anything thats not already being

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

Hi again,
I just thought of what I could make for the baskets,
Let me know whats next.

heidi said...

i'd love to join in!
i'll probably make petite bridal baskets for your BIG basket!
let me know where to send.
xo heidi

T.Kenner said...

Hi Sadie..I am working on my cottage style hand painted "True Love Cottage" signs...almost done, I will let you know when they are on their way..also..Do you need any help with the expense of basket supplies?..I would be happy to contribute in any way...hugs...Tami @ pinkbuttercreme

Anonymous said...

Whats the address?

SugarLoveHoney said...

OMG!!! I'm a newly engaged bride to be & I would Love to do something like this!!! I'm off to brain storm to see what I can come up with...I'll get back with you this evening!

SugarLoveHoney said...

Where do we send the 10 items?