Friday, 6 January 2017

Contest alert - Win two tickets for the 2017 WedLuxe Show in Toronto on Sunday January 15th


Win tickets to the 2017 WedLuxe Show

Did you or someone you know get engaged over the holidays? Do you live in Toronto or the GTA and want to attend the 2017 WedLuxe Show next weekend? Well here's your chance to win a pair of tickets to attend the show. Tickets are $75 each.

We are proud to be one of the show sponsers again this year and we can tell you that this is one wedding show that we always look forward to attending .

The WedLuxe Show is not your typical wedding show. Guests are immersed in an unparallelled word of luxury throughout the entire event. Each attendee will experience delicious and delightfully wonderful takeaways at all touch points. Tickets to the show are limited so don't miss this opportunity to enter to win*. 


*The winner's name will be announced on the morning of Wednesday January 11, 2017. Please note that the winner will need to get back to us before the end of day on Jan 11th so we can send the tickets by courier. The contest prize includes two admission tickets to the show which takes place on Sunday January 15, 2017. No cash value.


UPDATE JANUARY 12 : Congratulations to our winner - Jessica Yueng.






Thursday, 22 December 2016

DIY wrapping paper confetti poppers


diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

Looking for a way to use up your wrapping paper scraps? Or perhaps you are looking at a pile of used wrapping paper and wish you could find a way to recycle it other than adding it to a blue bin? Here's a fun way to bring in the new year and take care of that left over wrapping paper. Use a paper shredder to make your wrapping paper scraps into confetti. Then get to work creating your own confetti poppers using push pop containers!

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

I've shown you how to make these confetti poppers before for weddings and parties. You can find the tutorial for creating these confetti poppers here.

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

I used wrapping paper scraps and ribbon to decorate the push pop containers.

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

Everyone at Creative Bag is looking forward to taking some time off with family and friends during the holidays. We thank you for your business and look forward to being creative and working with all of you in the New Year. 




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Holiday sale and our holiday hours

holiday sale at Creative Bag

With less than two weeks before Christmas it's time for us to start clearing our holiday themed products. Shop online or in stores. We don't sell all of our holiday themed products online so you may want to shop in our stores for the best selection. Quantities are limited to stock on hand.

Our staff are looking forward to some time off for the holidays to be with their families and friends. The store holiday hours are as follows:




So many of our customers have been sharing pictures of their holiday packaging and decorating using our products on Instagram. Check them out at #creativebaginspire . Tag us using @creativebagco


Monday, 12 December 2016

In the media - as seen at Roots and Today's Parent

holiday inspiration as seen in the media | Creative Bag

We love this time of year because we often get to see how our creative customers are using our products. Our products show up in social media, in print and in store windows as props for holiday decor.

We were especially excited when we spot our products in places that we were not expecting. Like the Roots holiday flyer and online lookbook. They featured a few of our exclusive holiday wrapping papers and many of our favourite ribbons as props in their holiday styled shoot. There are lots of great ideas for styling your holiday family photos - get dressed in your favourite Roots clothing and add a few wrapped gift boxes as photo props!

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Sometimes we are asked for products to use for editorial styled photo shoots. We never really know how our products will be used so it's like Christmas morning when we see the finished editorial and the photos. We loved the holiday baking story featured in Today's Parent. They used some of our boxes and tin containers along with wrapping paper, ribbon and baker's twine to package homemade holiday cookies. You can find some of the cookie recipes here.

homemade cookie packaging inspiration from Today's Parent  | Creative Bag

We really liked the way they DIY'd one of our set up boxes to create dividers to fit the sizes of the cookies packaged inside.

homemade cookie packaging inspiration from Today's Parent  | Creative Bag

If you have used our products in your marketing, product packaging or in a creative way we'd love to see your photos! Share them on Instagram and tag us @creativebagco so we will see them. You can also use the #creativebaginspire and #creativebag.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Yes we have Earth-Friendly (and beautiful) balloons!




beautiful and earth-friendly balloons | Creative Bag

Balloons are such a popular item for weddings, showers, parties and holiday entertaining. Just in case you didn't already know, we carry an exclusive collection of luxury balloons by Sugargirlee Co.  These signature balloons are proudly made in Canada using premium quality, biodegradable, natural latex. The balloon are all suitable for helium or air inflation. 

Our holiday edition Be Merry and Deer balloons, are perfect for a holiday party and match many of our holiday gift wrapping collections.

Our Peaches and Creams Confetti balloons are currently featured in Weddingbells magazine.

confetti balloons in peach and rose gold | Creative Bag

The new Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Weddingbells is available this week. The cover photo is one of our all time favourites and was shoot locally in the lavender fields at Terre Bleu Farm in Campbellville, Ontario.

|heart balloons | Creative Bag

We sell helium tanks in our stores if you would like to use helium to fill your balloons. We used a helium tank to fill our Heart balloons on location for this styled wedding shoot earlier this year. You can find all of the vendors who worked with us on this styled shoot here.


Monday, 5 December 2016

Creative Savings deal of the week - December 5 to 11, 2016


This is our last Creative Savings deal of the week for 2016. Save up to 20% off our promo tissue paper reams in all colour and metallics.
Sale on tissue paper reams. If you use a lot of tissue paper in your business, for gift wrapping or crafting - buying tissue paper in reams is the most economically way to go!

If you use tissue paper - this is a great time to stock up.

tissue paper by the ream - if you use lots of tissue paper this is the most economical way to buy it | creativebag.com

Looking for DIY party ideas using tissue paper? Check out our Creative Ideas using Tissue Paper Pinterest board for inspiration and DIY tutorials. 

Share your tissue paper projects on Instagram and tag us using @creativebagco and hashtags #creativebaginspire #creativebag