Sunday, 1 February 2015

our February Sale is on!

February sale at Creative Bag

It's time to stock up again on our best selling basic packaging products. 
Visit our website or any of our store locations for some great deals.



Monday, 26 January 2015

sweet packaging ideas for the ones you love

bakery packaging for valentine's day | Creative Bag

Today I'm going to share a couple of ideas for packaging baked goods for Valentine's day. 

We think that you will love our new single cake pop boxes and small bakery window boxes. The scalloped edges are adorable and the clear windows allow you to show off the yummy treats inside.These boxes are available in both kraft and white.



diy for valentine's day - add glitter hearts to mason jar mugs ... dishwasher safe after 28 days | Creative Bag

Here's a little diy inspiration using our mason jar mugs ... add a gold glitter heart! These are adorable for Valentine's Day but they would also make sweet favors for a wedding, shower or party.

You can find my complete instructions for adding glitter to glass so that it is dishwasher safe in this post

Note: You will need 28 days for the glitter to cure before it is dishwasher safe, so if you make these for a Valentine's Day gift add a note card with a date stamp to let your loved ones know when they can be used.







Monday, 19 January 2015

wedding favour and decor inspiration from the bridal show



wedding products and diy supplies for favors | Creative Bag

We had a great weekend at the Total Wedding Show - so many brides, so many different wedding ideas. It was fun to hear so many brides talk about wanting to make their day special with personal touches and diy projects. 

I want to thank Sarah Evans, the winner of our Facebook show tickets contest for coming by the booth on Friday night to say hello! We hope that you enjoyed the show.

The Hudson's Bay always has the most amazing displays at the wedding shows and this year was no exception. There were so many great ideas using our products and took some pictures so I could share them with you.

wedding reception inspiration

This first table at The Hudson's Bay booth was a contemporary garden theme. They used a mix of bold black and white stripes with pops of yellow flowers and lemons on beds of green grass and moss. Wide striped ribbons were tied to the chair backs and thinner striped ribbons were added to escort cards at each place setting. 

wedding reception inspiration

The black and white ribbon wedding cake and the linear arrangements of yellow flowers and lemons was simply stunning.

wedding reception inspiration

The second table set up at The Hudson Bay booth had a romantic garden theme. The flowers were beautiful and included a variety of different pinks ranging in colour from light coral to dark fushia. Coral satin ribbon was added as a pop of colour at each place setting with the menu cards and natural linen napkins. I adore the dinnerware on this table setting, it has a handmade look and it has been on my "wish list" for a number of years. 

wedding reception inspiration

I thought that the mason jars filled with tiny floral arrangements and tied to each chair back with coral satin ribbon was brilliant.

At our booth, I displayed a number of projects that have been shown on our blog and Pinterest boards. I thought it may be helpful to give the links to a few of the favors that people at the show were most interested in. So here you go ... 

wedding products and diy supplies for favors | Creative Bag

left: The s'more favours in our clear 8oz take out boxes were hands down the most popular item at the show. We embellished these ones with burlap ribbon, lace ribbon and striped ribbon. The twig pencils are a fun detail to add to the s'more favours if you are having a rustic wedding.

right: 4oz quilted glass jars were painted with black chalkboard paint and filled with succulents to use as favours. The dots of glitter paint were easy to add if you want a touch of gold.

wedding products and diy supplies for favors | Creative Bag

left: Gold glitter hearts were added to linen bags and mini jar shot glasses. We sell lid for the 4oz shot glasses separately if you were thinking about filling these with food products. The tutorials for adding the glitter hearts to the linen bags can be found here. I will do a post with a tutorial to show you how to add the glitter hearts to the glasses so they are dishwasher safe soon.

right: The mini glass bell favours can be used for macarons, mini cupcakes and more. I spray painted the base black on this one and added a band of our gold glitter tape to the dome to go with a black and gold themed wedding.

wedding products and diy supplies for favors | Creative Bag

left: Our new cake pop boxes are available in kraft and white. I added this one to a metal pail and added ribbon, baker's twine and sizzle.

right: Macarons were packaged in our macaron favour boxes and in clear 2x2x2 boxes. Lace ribbon and grosgrain ribbon were used on these samples.

custom macarons and macaron packaging supplies for favours | Creative Bag

I'd also like to thank Moroco Chocolat for supplying us with the beautiful macarons that we displayed in our macaron boxes. They created custom macarons using our logo and their logo as well as personalized ones with monograms and dates. The macarons were not only beautiful they were yummy too!

custom bags for trade shows | Creative Bag

BTW - We made the show bags - the large black and white bags that everyone is holding in the photo above! We specialize in making custom bags for small and large businesses as well as for special events.


Friday, 16 January 2015

Enter to win! Gold packaging and party supplies

Enter to win a box of gold packaging and party supplies | Creative Bag

The boxes are all packed and we are ready to head off to set up our booth for the Total Wedding Show this weekend. We've been in "party" mode all week and thought that you might like to join us by entering to win our newest giveaway - a box of packaging and party supplies with a touch of gold. 

Here's what's in the box ... 


Have we got you thinking about a reason to throw a party?


Monday, 12 January 2015

Wedding Trends Inspiration - part three

black, white & gold theme mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

black, white & gold love


shabby love theme mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

shabby love


vintage theme mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

vintage love


We will be at booth #520 at the Total Wedding Show this weekend ... if you are planning to go, please stop by to see us!

Check out our other wedding trend inspiration boards here and here.


Saturday, 10 January 2015

Wedding Trends Inspiration - part two

Here's three more wedding theme boards to inspire you for this coming wedding season ...

bohemian love mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

Bohemian Love



classic love mood boards | Creative Bag Wedding

Classic Love


woodland love mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

Woodland Love


Just in case you missed them, I posted the Industrial Love and Rustic Love mood boards here.


Thursday, 8 January 2015

wedding trends inspiration - part one

I am busy this week packing up items for our booth at the Total Wedding Show on January 16-18th, 2015. We have so many great new wedding products available at Creative Bag Wedding and I decided the best way to show them was to create some themed mood boards. 

Here's the first two ... 

Industrial Love mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

Industrial Love



Rustic Love mood board | Creative Bag Wedding

Rustic Love

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