Monday, 18 July 2016

Creative Savings July 18 to 24, 2016

Time to stock up! Our Creative Savings for this week, July 18 to 24, are two of our popular bakery products .... bakery boxes and baker's twine.

The one piece folding kraft and pink kraft bakery boxes are front loading with locking corners and will keep your baked goodies secure. They are 100% recycled and have 80% post consumer recycled material. There are six different sizes of boxes in both colours on sale from as low as 14 cents each.

Our 100% cotton 12 ply baker's twine is perfect for tying up bakery boxes and so much more. They are on sale for $2.99 a roll this week. With so many colour options, we are know that you will find a reason to use baker's twine all year round in your bakery, gift and party packaging.

Our Creative Savings deals are time limited from July 18 to 24, 2016 so visit us in stores or online to take advantage of these savings. 

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Creative Savings - July 4 to 10, 2016

Our Creative Savings products for this week are solid coloured take out boxes and diamond wrap. They are up to 25% off and you get more details about these products on our website.

Our weekly specials are limited to stock on hand from July 4th to 10th, 2016 in stores and online.  Sorry no rain checks.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Creative Savings - June 20 to 26, 2016

Our Creative Savings products for this week are sure to make a lot of our customers happy because they are two of our most popular gift basket supplies. Clear cello rolls and pull bows are up to 30% off this week only online and in stores while supplies last.

Our clear cello gift wrap is 40"wide and 100' long. It's great for gift wrapping larger items and baskets all year round.

Pull bows are the quick and easy way to get a perfect, full gift bow every time. They are available in a variety of colours and both the 5" and 8" bows are on sale. Find our regular bows here and the metallic bows here.

It's officially summer and the long weekend is almost here. Did you get an invitation to a friend's cottage? Here's a great tip for getting an invitation back - start with a beautifully packaged cottage hostess gift basket. Not sure what to put inside the basket? Check out this blog post from Cottage Life. 

Just a reminder that all of our stores will be closed on Friday July 1, 2016 and will have holiday hours on Saturday July 2nd (10am to 4pm). Our Pickering store is now open on Sundays (10am to 5pm) and will be open on Sunday July 3rd.

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Creative Savings - June 6 to 12, 2016

New! Every couple of weeks for the next little while we are going to promote a few of our customer favourite products for a limited time at a special price. Here's our first two product picks for the week of June 6th to 12th, 2016 ...

Our Retail customers love these die cut bags in black, white and clear. Available in four sizes (9", 12", 16" and 20) and up to 35% off our everyday case lot price. Shop online and in stores while supplies last.

These Verdici porcelain serving platters have three divisions and are perfect for weddings and entertaining. Regularly priced at $4.49. Now $3.65 each while supplies last. In store shopping only.

Monday, 9 May 2016

New Economy Paper Shoppers

We are excited to announce the arrival of our exclusive new line of Paper Shoppers.

Available in case packs of 250 bags, these natural kraft paper shoppers are only available while quantities last.  Arriving at the end of May, pre order now and you can save up to 40% off the cost of our regular paper shoppers!
Add your logo! Customize our paper shoppers with your logo, contact our custom services department today to find out more.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Let's make Mom smile with this giveaway!

gift giving ideas from Creative Bag

It's spring and we are oh so ready for spring flowers, bridal showers and of course, Mother's Day. We decided it was time to do another giveaway and this one was created to make Mom smile!

The prize pack includes a black and white striped tote bag, a vegan leather jewellery tray, a pressed glass cake stand and a soap gift set.

Enter below and good luck!

Monday, 25 April 2016

Pretty bohemian styled shoot for the best day ever

Creative Bag will have a booth at the ReBash Wedding and Event Decor Market on May 15, 2016. We won't be selling products at the show and I thought that it would be fun to set up our booth with inspirational photos of some of our products in use. So I pulled together a few vendors that will also be at ReBash to do a styled shoot last week. Our theme was bohemian romance with a lot of pretty handmade details and some diy projects sprinkled in for a personalized touch. Here's a little preview of what we did!

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | hand lettering and diy favours

Our talented team included Love Lettering, Alicia's Infinity, Cakelaine, Periwinkle Flowers, The Perfect Table, Confetti and Bows.  Kat Williams from Attakat was our photographer and our shoot was at The Warehouse Event Venue at Downsview Park. The warehouse inspired open concept 16,000 sq ft venue has 30 ft ceilings and allows clients to customize the look and feel of the space for any social, corporate or cultural event.

By the way, the miniature glass dome container was hand lettered by Love Lettering and the lovely mini cupcake was created by Cakelaine.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | custom stationery and jewellery

Alicia's Infinity's beautiful custom watercolour stationery design was the inspiration for our colour story and the boho romance theme. Alicia also creates one-of-a-kind and custom handmade jewellery by mixing vintage elements like a brooch, button or lace remnants from a family member's wedding dress. 

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | succulents and enchanting flowers

Jess from Periwinkle Flowers selected the most enchanting flowers and succulents for the set up. The breathtaking centrepieces were unforgettable and Jess supplied the extra flowers that Caitlyn artfully arranged onto her two smaller wedding cakes.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | diy succulent favours

Succulents were featured in Alicia's watercolour illustrations, in Jess' floral arrangements and Caitlyn's wedding cake and cupcakes. We also added succulent to small hand painted mason jars to create these adorable diy favours.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | boho wedding cake and sweets

Our "best day ever" cake topper was the crowning touch to Cakelaine's incredible five layer boho inspired cake. Cakelaine also created all of the pretty confections for our styled shoot. I added gold details to the cake topper for a diy project. I loved the white brick wall in the cocktail area at The Warehouse Event Venue. It made an amazing backdrop for the sweet table.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | boho cake and succulents

 Here's a close up of some of the artistic details of Cakelaine's cake. Don't you just love her succulents? They look so real. Caitlyn is an honours graduate from Bonnie Gordon College and the cupcakes she made for us to snack on during the shoot were scrumptious.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | handmade paper flower backdrop for photo booth

This dreamy handmade paper flower backdrop is available to rent from Confetti and Bows. The over sized blossoms are artfully arranged one by one by Toni onto an 8'x8' free standing wall and would be perfect for a reception or ceremony. We used this unique backdrop to create a photo booth along with props from The Perfect Table and Love Lettering. Doris from Love Lettering did the hand lettering on the mirror as well as all of the hand lettering details on our glass, acrylic and chalkboard products. If you would like to make a few handmade paper flowers like the small one on the chair you can find some diy kits here. Our mustache and lips flasks make a great photo booth prop as well.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | custom photo booth props

The PosecardsTM by Love Lettering are a fun idea for a photo booth and Doris does all of the colour detailing on these by hand. This was one of my favourite wedding themed posecardsTM .

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | hand lettering on wishing well

Love Lettering also added the hand lettering and illustrations to this acrylic wishing well. The vintage furniture and all of the tableware were supplied by The Perfect Table. Here you can see one of the floral arrangement Jess created using one of our white hobnail vases. I gave the white vases a gold dipped effect using gold spray paint.

All of these vendors will be at ReBash with us on Sunday May 15th, 2016. You can find out more about the wedding and event decor show and how to purchase tickets here. Please stop by to see our booth and see more of the amazing photos from Attakat.

pretty bohemian wedding decor inspiration | diy hand lettering workshop at ReBash show

I will also be doing a 30 minute workshop at ReBash to guide you through the steps of using chalk and oil based marker on a chalkboard and clear favour containers. The workshop fee is $45.20 (HST included) and includes one ReBash General Admission ticket and a kit including everything you need for the workshop. The workshop will take place at 1pm and space is limited. If you are interested in attending the workshop you can purchase tickets here