Introducing "Love Melody" our exclusive all occassion gift wrapping papers and tissue

Friday, 18 August 2017

pretty wrapping papers and tissue | creativebag.com

Our newest all occasion gift wrapping papers and tissue have arrived. "Love Melody" was designed especially for us by Doris Wai. You may know Doris as the incredibly talented hand lettering artist from Love Lettering

pretty wrapping paper

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

The Love Melody collection was created in three colours ways on white - gold, pink and blue. And the colours tie in perfectly with our exclusive line of gold foil edged gift boxes in white, pink and blue.

all occasion wrapping papers from Creative Bag

These papers are great to have on hand all year long for bridal and baby showers, birthdays, weddings or whatever you are celebrating. We are so happy to add these papers to our assortment of year round papers. If you like this new design, you may also like the two other papers that are featured above: sprinkles and confetti dots.

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

pretty wrapping papers from Creative Bag

The gold version of the Love Melody wrapping paper was featured in this styled baby shower shoot. A wrapping paper band was added to a gift box and finished with a striped ribbon.

Doris Wai is also the author of "Extraordinary Hand Lettering". The how-to/inspirational hand lettering book will be available this November and we can't wait to celebrate the launch of Doris' new book with her!


Love Melody wrapping paper collection from Creative Bag
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Modern Wilderness Baby Shower: Let's Wrap It Up

Tuesday, 15 August 2017


modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

Welcome back to our styled baby shower. If you missed the first two posts, you can get all of the details about our sweet table here and party details here. Today we are going to share some inspiration about the baby gifts.

The baby shower was based on the idea that guests would bring gifts to help the Mama-to-be decorate a modern wilderness theme nursery. Many of  the gifts were wrapped up but we also took advantage of using some of the gift items as party decor. A win-win for everyone and a great way to keep the party budget under control. 

The black and white striped tent will make a great play space when baby is older and for the party it was the idea place to tell guests to leave their gifts.

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

Find it here: tent, paper lanterns, balloons

Wrapping gifts is a breeze when you add bands of wrapping paper and  beautiful ribbons on gift boxes. The gift boxes can be used after the party to store keepsakes and photos.

Use smaller gift items like silcone teethers and handmade items like this sweet panda bear to your gifts as gift toppers.

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com


Here's some detailed shots of some of the other sweet items that were used as gifts and party decor ...

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com



We hope that you have been inspired to host a party and incorporate some of the ideas from our styled shoot. 



Modern Wilderness Baby Shower Collaborative Team:


modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com


Party Inspiration: Modern Wilderness Baby Shower. Let's Party.

Friday, 4 August 2017



modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com

Welcome back to our styled baby shower. If you missed the first post, you can get all of the details about our sweet table here. Today we are going to share a few more of the party details.


Make it easy for the Mama-to-be to send out thank you cards by inviting guests to pre-address the envelopes at the party. Turn the activity into a game by asking everyone to fill out cards with predictions about the baby's birth information. Hand lettered messages were added to both a chalkboard and an acrylic card box so guests would know what to do.

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com



A party is not a party without favours. Custom cookies were added to these heart muslin bags and placed on display inside of a long box. As guests pulled out the fabric favour bags a pink ombre detail was revealed. You can find a DIY tutorial for adding food colouring to fabric bags here.

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com


Flowers and succulents were beautifully arranged inside our LOVE ceramic dish set and created a colourful focal point on this table set up. Make your own table runners by trimming the edges of wrapping paper using decorative scissors or paper edge punches.

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com


Our baby love balloons are a sweet party detail if you know what the baby is going to be. The balloons come with either pink or blue confetti and the confetti is revealed when the balloon is popped. Let guests know what is going to happen before the Mama-to-be pops the balloon so they can get their cameras ready! 

modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com

Find it here: balloons

Stay tuned for our last post from this styled baby shower shoot.

Modern Wilderness Baby Shower Collaborative Team:



modern wilderness baby shower - party details | creativebag.com


Party Inspiration: Modern Wilderness Baby Shower. Let's Eat.

Thursday, 20 July 2017



modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

Welcome to our Modern Wilderness Baby Shower. 

We teamed up with an amazing group of local entrepreneurs and makers to create a styled shoot filled with unique details that are sure to inspire. This is the first of three posts and today is all about our sweet table set up because honestly, who doesn't love a sweet table?!

The party colours were primarily black and white. It's a perfect palette for a gender neutral theme and you can add pops of colour with the food and flowers. As you will see, a few pink elements will be revealed during the party.

modern wilderness baby shower - sweet table | creativebag.com

 A modern wilderness themed nursery was the inspiration for the party. A few baby gifts were left unwrapped and incorporated into the party decor. The black and white striped play tent will make a wonderful gift. We placed it beside the sweet table so party gifts could be placed inside. Balloons and paper lanterns  are easy to set up, take up a lot of space and are available in colours to match almost any colour palette. 

modern wilderness baby shower cake | creativebag.com

Our adorable two tier cake was inspired by a handmade fox doll and the hand drawn graphics printed on a onesie. We added a striped paper straw to the acrylic love cake topper to add a pop of colour. 

The toy camera is a reminder to grab a real camera for the cake cutting.

modern wilderness baby shower cake  | creativebag.com

The cake cutting reveals an ombre pink filling - a clue for guests that a little girl was on the way.

Find it here: Cake serving sets. Wrapping papers to cover books and to laminate for cake liners.

modern wilderness baby shower - sweet table details | creativebag.com

modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com


modern wilderness baby shower - flower details | creativebag.com

Our beautiful floral arrangements were created using our exclusive gold foil edge gift boxes. They were topped off with "eat cake" acrylic signs and an adorable felted bird

Our Mama-to-be above is wearing a teething necklace that is as practical as it is fashionable.

You can find more photos and details about our styled baby shower shoot in the current Mingle Magazine. We're pretty excited that our party is featured on the front cover so we are doing a giveaway on Instagram. The giveaway is going on until July 30, 2017 so hurry over and enter to win!!

modern wilderness baby shower and giveaway | creativebag.com

In our next post, we'll be sharing more details from the baby shower. So stay tuned.

Modern Wilderness Baby Shower Collaborative Team:





modern wilderness baby shower | creativebag.com

Exclusive products: gold foil edged gift boxes

Thursday, 6 July 2017

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com

Beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes ... like our exclusive gold foil edged gift boxesThese white, pink and blue boxes are available in three different sizes: 4x4x4.5", 6x6x4.5" and 8x8x4.5" and have quickly become a customer favourite. Watch for more colour options as we get closer to the winter holidays.

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Also pictured above: ox gold bottle opener

Here's a few of our favourite ribbons to co-ordinate with these beautiful boxes: lace ribbonorganza with gold metallic edgeorganza gold metallic edged wire ribbonsatin ribbon.

We've seen customers using these gift boxes for gift packaging, in displays, as containers for floral arrangements, in home decor as storage and of course, to package products for resale. Whatever you do with these boxes, we guarantee it will look beautiful. 
  
beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Janet Kwan Photography | flowers by Flowerly | silicone teething necklace by Sweetie Pie Design Co.

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Janet Kwan Photography | flowers by Flowerly baked goods by Cakelaine | hand lettering by Love Lettering | venue Noble Crafthouse
 
beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Janet Kwan Photography | flowers by Flowerly | felted bird by Milo and Ben

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Sara Wilde Photography | flowers by Petal to the Metal | loose leaf tea by Makeology | furniture and tea cups from venue Fox and Fawn Shoppe

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Sara Wilde Photography | flowers by Petal to the Metal | food by Savoury and Cake | furniture and antique glassware from venue Fox and Fawn Shoppe

beautiful packaging starts with beautiful boxes | creativebag.com
Photo by Sara Wilde Photography | flowers by Petal to the Metal | tea cup thank you card by Alicia's Infinity  furniture from venue Fox and Fawn Shoppe

Tag us using #creativebaginspire so we can see what you do with our products and follow us on Instagram @creativebagco for more inspiration.



Inspiration: boho wedding part three

Thursday, 22 June 2017

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas | Creative Bag

When planning a wedding or party it is often the tiny details that end up being the most remembered part of the day. In this last post about our boho inspired wedding, we are going to share what we consider the most memorable details from our inspirational styled shoot.

wedding inspiration: photo booth from boho wedding reception | Creative Bag

1. Make them smile.

This stunning stand alone 8'x8' handmade paper flower backdrop created by Confetti and Bows just makes you want to smile. 

A single chair, a hand lettered sign and a few photo props set off to one side of the floral backdrop invite guests to hang out and snap a few photos. The hand lettering on the mirror and the sweet Posecards were by Love Lettering. A couple of flasks and mini paper flowers make fun photo props as well.

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas for favours | Creative Bag

2. Best favours ever.

If you have the time, what could be more personal than creating or wrapping your wedding favours yourself? 

You can find the DIY tutorial for these mini mason jar favours in this post

Simple (and inexpensive) white gift boxes look amazing when you place real, silk or paper flowers on top. Keep the flowers in place using satin ribbon. Alicia's Infinity designed the custom sticker to match her wedding stationery.

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas | Creative Bag

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas | Creative Bag

3. Family matters.

We added personal touches to the gift table by displaying "something old (photo of the groom's grandparents), something new (acrylic wishing well), something borrowed (vintage cake topper from bride's grandparents) and something blue (ribbon tied around the photo)". The acrylic wishing well was personalized by Doris from Love Lettering with a hand lettered message and floral design.

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas | Creative Bag

4. Add a little gold. 

The white hobnail vases were given a modern boho "dipped in gold" effect by masking off the bottom of each vase with torn edge painters tape before spraying on the gold metallic paint. Periwinkle Flowers was inspired by the watercolour flowers, succulents and foliage in the wedding invitations. 

Gold was added to the "best day ever" cake topper on the wedding cake. You can find the DIY tutorial for how to add the gold in this post.

We placed gold and white paper lanterns, watermelon round paper lanterns, balloons, and tissue & mylar tassels around the venue to highlight the different stations at the reception.

wedding inspiration: boho wedding reception details including a number of diy ideas | Creative Bag



Styled shoot credits:

Creative direction and DIY projects : Lorrie Everitt
Packaging and wedding supplies Creative Bag
Photography: Attakat 
Cake and Sweets:  Cakelaine 
Floral: Periwinkle Flowers 
Hand Lettering: Doris Wai from Love Lettering 
Stationery: Alicia's Infinity 
Furniture and Tableware: The Perfect Table 
Paper flower wall backdrop: Confetti & Bows


Location:  TheWarehouse Event Venue