Friday, 18 July 2014

Nautical Bath Set Giveaway


Contest Giveaway

With this beautiful summer weather, we are excited to be giving away a green tea scented nautical bath set which includes: 

50 ml Hand & Nail Cream
1  Bath soap
1 Wood Nail brush
1 Honeycomb Face cloth 

Enter below to win!



Love everything nautical? Check out our nautical packaging ideas!

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Sweet Inspiration - watch this Garden Tea Party on YouTube

Garden Tea Party on YouTube | Petite and Sweet | Creative Bag 

Petite and Sweet has just posted their newest YouTube video! Elle and her daughter, Sophia, have recreated one of their favourite party themes - a Garden Tea Party. This is a wonderful idea for a little (or big!) girl's party or a bridal shower.

Butterflies, vintage tea cups and sweet treats all come together in this Alice in Wonderland inspired tea party. Find the link at the end of the post to watch the video.

Garden Tea Party on YouTube | Petite and Sweet | Creative Bag

Garden Tea Party on YouTube | Petite and Sweet | Creative Bag







Tuesday, 15 July 2014

fabulous diy favors and sweet table inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

sweet table inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

I just finished reading the new Weddingbells (fall & winter 2014) magazine and I was blown away by all of the great photos, wedding ideas and editorials. 

I've been on a bit of a sweet table kick lately because of the YouTube videos we've been working on with the talented girls at Petite & Sweet and when I saw the photos for "Candy Crush" I just had to smile. Just looking at all of the amazing sugary sweets and cakes in this article makes me happy. I'm delighted that the sources for the items featured are Canadian. 

sweet table inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

If you are looking for cake stands, we carry the Rosanna cake stands shown in this editorial in all three of our retail locations. They come in a variety of different sizes and are easy to mix and match if you are serving a variety of cakes.

diy wedding inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

Here's a few more pictures with our ribbons featured on them. Find the ribbons  here, here, here and here. Our clear tubes make great favors and these ones look fabulous with the custom labels.

diy wedding inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

There are so many great diy projects and ideas in the magazine. Our clear take out boxes are perfect for packaging colourful treats and all you need to do is add a simple ribbon to the handle for a personalize touch to match your decor. Find the our push pop containers here and the popular diy confetti popper tutorial here

free download and diy wedding inspiration as seen in Weddingbells magazine

If you are planning to make your own wedding (or party) favors you will swoon over the diy projects in the "made with love" article. You can get the step-by-step instructions to making all of the projects shown at weddingbells.ca.The beautiful gift tags are free printables that were designed by Megan Wappel Designs and can be found here You will find ribbons and the containers used for these projects here, here and here.

Weddingbells magazine - diy inspiration






Thursday, 10 July 2014

custom cake toppers for your special day!

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Planning a wedding? Thinking about cake toppers? We've got a great assortment that can be customized for your special day.

I think that, next to your wedding pictures, your cake topper is one of those special wedding details that you can easily keep forever. Even if you don't want to add a cake topper to the top of your cake - a custom cake topper could be added to a sweet table display for a new twist on a this traditional wedding element.

You can easily personalize hair colour and more online. See individual cake toppers for custom features and timing for availability. Here's some of my favourites ...

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

This one is sweet for a rustic country or barn wedding.

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Beach or destination wedding? Throw this one in your suitcase!

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

This style has a large variety of interchangeable brides and grooms.

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Fashionable brides and grooms are sold separately and are perfect for creating Mrs. & Mrs. or Mr. & Mr. cake toppers.

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Getting married to someone in the military, a police officer or a fireman

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

So many sports ... so many options. 

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

 There is a large variety of funny cake toppers that are best suited to couples with a sense of humour. Put up your hand if you are a "Shopaholic"!

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Is your pet taking part in the wedding? Add them to your cake!

custom cake toppers and display stands from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Place your cake topper on this display frame after the wedding. Or use it at the wedding on a sweet table or beside your gift book.

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Want something a little more "indie" for your wedding? These felt birds are adorable! Personally, I'd use these for decorations at a bridal shower. 

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Brushed silver letter initials with crystals are sold separately in every letter as well as "&".

custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

White porcelain cake toppers are available in a beautiful assortment of different styles if you are looking for a simpler, cleaner look.
custom cake toppers from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

And finally acrylic cake toppers can be customized with a number of different patterns and colours to match your wedding stationery. 

custom cake toppers and cake serving sets from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

Need wedding cake accessories? This vintage inspired serving set is new this year and remind me of the one I bought (and still have) from my wedding. Find more serving sets here.

custom napkins from Creative Bag Wedding | Creative Bag

And don't forget, we carry custom napkins. Available in a large variety of colours and styles these are another custom item that are perfect for a destination wedding.



Friday, 4 July 2014

S'more favor packaging inspiration and a new way to make these sweet treats using chocolate melts

diy s'more favor packaging by Lorrie Everitt | Creative Bag

Are you planning to use s'more favors for a wedding, party or event this summer? I've come up with a few more packaging ideas using our clear take out boxes and another way to create these yummy treats.

After arriving home with a bag full of melted chocolate bars (never leave chocolate bars in your purse in July), I came up with the idea of using chocolate melts instead of chocolate bars for a new twist on these fun favors. I was really happy with the results and I'm going to share how to make these with you today. 
diy s'more favors | Creative Bag
diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

Here's what you need to make the s'mores: 
Wilton light cocoa chocolate flavoured candy melts, graham crackers, marshmallows.

Heat up candy melts in the microwave following the instructions on the package. Once the candy has melted spread it onto your graham crackers with an icing knife or frosting spatula. Allow the candy to harden completely before you start to stack the graham crackers in the take out boxes. 

I used Wilton light cocoa candy melts to create more "traditional looking" s'mores but you could certainly do this using any colour of candy melts for a fun twist to this classic treat. Want to make these even more unique? Try making homemade marshmallows! Just remember to cut them so they will fit the bottom of the take out boxes. You can find a great recipe here at Petite & Sweet.

To package the s' mores in our small clear 8oz take out boxes:
Place two regular size marshmallows in the bottom of each box followed by four candy coated graham crackers. 

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

I thought I'd share how these look with the chocolate coated graham crackers (on the right) and  chocolate bar pieces (on the left). Either way the box looks full and the treats are yummy!

And now for my favourite part ... the packaging. We have so many great ribbons, chalkboard elements and embellishments that it was hard to stop at four but here's some ideas to get you started if you are thinking about making s'more favors. 

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

Burlap ribbon, lace ribbon and chalkboards with clothespin backs were used in this sample. Simply tie the lace ribbon over the burlap ribbon to keep it in place. Chalk markers are simple to use ... I created the extra details on this one by using two different sizes of chalk markers.

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

 Lace ribbon, wired ribbon in a pretty gingham print, metal rimmed tags and baker's twine were used to create this pretty packaging. The wired ribbon makes it easy to create bows that will keep their shape.

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

 Striped ribbon and chalk labels make packaging these s'more favors a breeze. 
Tip: If you want to use chalk markers on the chalk labels write on the labels BEFORE you stick them on the box and WAIT for the chalk marker to dry completely.

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

Organic cotton striped ribbon, linen flowers on twine and die cut feather gift tags. I added some glitter to the tip of the paper feather gift tag because every girl likes a little sparkle now and then. I showed you how to add glitter here.

diy s'more favors | Creative Bag

I think that this favor would be sweet for an party at the cottage this summer along with our birch covered vases (available in stores only) and chalkboard signs. What do you think?




Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Have you heard the news? We are moving our Pickering store to a new location in Pickering in July!


Just in case you have not heard the news yet ... we are moving our store location in Pickering!
We are still open for business in Pickering at our current location - 1064 Salk Road (units 15 & 16).

We will are planning to open at our new Pickering location at 1050 Brock Road (units 4 & 5) on July 10th, 2014.

We are on Brock Street just south of the 401 and north of Bayly Street. It's about a 1 minute drive from our current location. 

Friday, 13 June 2014

Just for the guys ... sweet table inspiration on YouTube

just for the guys ... sweet table inspiration on YouTube

I've got another YouTube sweet table video to share with you today .... and this one is themed just for the guys! 

I know that it difficult to find party inspiration for the (older) boys so when Elle and her team at Petite and Sweet were telling me about the two different concepts that they were thinking about for the guy's sweet tables I thought that they would be awesome.

You are going to love the two signature drinks created by Petite and Sweet's Beverage Expert, Sabrina Greer.

The first concept reminded me of the tv show "Mad Men"
Mad Men sweet table inspiration | Creative Bag and Petite & Sweet
Learn how to make a signature drink, fold a napkin into a shirt and download some great printables to create fun photo booth props. Use our vintage disposable cameras for this retro set up. Our moustache flasks make a great gift or party favor.

If your man is a little more sporty ... the second half of the video has lot of incredible ideas that would work for a sport or tailgate themed party that will have them talking long after the event is over.
Tailgate party sweet table inspiration | Creative Bag and Petite & Sweet

This set up has another signature drink and so many clever food ideas. There are more free printables and lots of sporty diy projects. Paint our wood serving trays and add details to make them look like a football field, baseball diamond or putting green. Tie ribbon in your "team" colours to white boxes to create popcorn favors. A few pieces of white tape turn our mason jars mugs into "footballs". 

You can check out the YouTube video here ... 




Have a great Father's Day weekend.