Introducing our new wilderness inspired gift wrapping products - The Everitt Cottage Collection

Thursday, 12 October 2017


The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag

Buffalo plaid, deer silhouettes and a touch of gold foil ... oh my! We think that our exclusive Everitt Cottage Collection is going to be making an appearance in many homes this holiday season. 
The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag

The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag

We carry a variety of ribbons and twine that will look great with the Everitt Cottage Collectioncotton twillstriped jute, burlap stripeburlap saddle stitch, jute ribbon, metallic ribbonjute, baker's twine.

The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag

These mason jar containers can be ordered online with the "hugs, kisses & merry wishes" themed logo (PD146) in gold as shown above. There is also an option to add a personalized message below the logo like your family name or business.

The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag

In stores we offer additional products to co-ordinate with this collection such as stickers and gift cards.

The Everitt Cottage Collection also goes wonderfully with many of the wrapping papers, boxes and bags from the Kraftology Collection.

The Everitt Cottage Collection from Creative Bag
Photos above by Heidi Lau Photography. Felted penguin and deer ornament from Milo and Ben. Hand lettering and "Seasons Greetings" Posecard from Love Lettering. Teether from Sweetie Pie Design Co. Wood toys by Little Rose & Co.







Wrapping Paper DIY idea - Jewellery Display Cones

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

Here's a simple DIY project using wrapping paper that is both beautiful and functional. If you make and sell handcrafted jewellery these display cones will come in handy for craft markets and to style your products for photography.

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

Here's what you'll need: 
Paper mache cones (available at most art supply stores), wrapping paper, scissors, two-sided tape, a ruler and a pencil.
Note: Wrapping paper patterns shown are from our holiday(tree farm, kraft wood grain) and everyday (gold hearts, white with gold dots) collections. 

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

1. Cut wrapping paper to fit the cone as shown above making sure that there is enough length to fit completely around the cone. Add a piece of two sided tape along the cone as shown above.

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

2. Place the cone with the two-sided tape down onto the centre back of the wrapping paper. Hold a pencil on the bottom of the cone. Roll the cone while holding the pencil in place to draw the curve of the cone onto the wrapping paper. Trim the paper along the curved line. 

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

3. Roll the paper on one side around the cone. Trim the paper to fit as shown above and use two sided tape to keep the wrapping paper in place. Continue on the other side of the cone to finish.

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

This is how the back of the cone should look when you are finished. If you want to change the wrapping paper at some point just remove the paper or cover it up and start all over again! Use assorted sizes of paper mache cones to give your display height or, if you have space, incorporate gift boxes into your display to give the cones more dimension. 

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | Creative Bag

Here's some more products that are great for displaying products in holiday markets and in styled shoots ... chalkboards, gift boxes, faux antler card holders, mini lights


For inspiration, here's how we used the DIY jewellery display cones in a holiday styled shoot recently with some local Etsy Makers:

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | jewellery by MarmaladeDesigns.ca

handcrafted jewellery by Marmalade | photo by Heidi Lau Photography | florals by Flowerly

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | jewellery by MarmaladeDesigns.ca

handcrafted jewellery by Marmalade | photo by Heidi Lau Photography | florals by Flowerly

DIY jewellery display cones using wrapping paper | jewellery by AliciasInfinity.ca

jewellery by Alicia's Infinity | photo by Heidi Lau Photography | florals by Flowerly




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