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

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

two tone custom tote bags for ReBash

custom tote bag supplier | Creative Bag

We love it when our clients get excited about their custom bags. Take for example these non woven black and white tote bags that we just created for ReBash.

custom tote bag supplier | Creative Bag

These non woven two colour tote bags are available in a number of different colour ways but we think that this colour combination is our favourite. It can be customized on either the black or white side (or both sides) with a maximum of two colours. The bag measure 15.5"w x 14"h x 6.25"d so it's ideal for holding lots of goodies inside. Minimum order to customize these reusable tote bags is just 100. You can contact our custom service department for more details regarding pricing and turn around time.

custom tote bag supplier | Creative Bag

We are super excited to be a part of ReBash this year. ReBash is Toronto's raddest wedding and event decor market and is taking place on Sunday May 15th. You can find more details about tickets and local businesses taking part in the show on their website.

We are working on a new custom service area in the Toronto store. If you are interested in finding out more about our custom packaging products and personalized wedding products be sure to visit us in store or online.

Be sure to check out our new Instagram account for more new products.

Monday, 21 March 2016

Girls just want to have sweets! Let's celebrate with a special offer from LA Candy Bar and a free printable.

The new Blake collection was the inspiration for this sweet party theme that we set up in our Mississauga store. Whether you are hosting a baby or bridal shower, birthday party or Mother's Day get together we have lots of diy ideas here to help you get the party started. Special thanks to our friends at LA Candy Bar in Burlington for supplying the sweet treats for the sweet table display and favor packaging

Everyone loves sweets and it's so easy to co-ordinate candy colours with your party decor. The Blake collection is very colourful so we were able to use a large variety of different candies in our display.

We used an assortment of different glass jars to display the candy for our sweet table. Don't forget to add candy scoops and small candy bags for guests to help themselves. 

Your guests will be happy when you send them home with these diy candy favors.

We used the Martha Stewart fringe cutter with the Blake tissue paper to make these tassels and fringed decorations for the tables.

Assorted wraphia and ribbons were used on the favors along with custom stickers

Favor packaging from top left: clear pails, clear take out boxes, clear boxes and econo candy bags.

These clear tubes make great favors. Add a piece of glitter or washi tape to keep the lids in place and add a decorative element.

And now here's a sweet deal for Creative Bag customers from LA Candy Bar in Burlington. Spend $99 or more on bulk gummy candy and they will give you a 15% discount. Just refer to code "creativecandy15" at the time of purchase. Offer is valid from March 18th, 2016 to August 31st, 2016 when you shop instore.*
*No cash value. No cash back. No rain checks. Cannot be combined with any other offer. 

I created this printable for the sweet table display and you can download it here to use at your sweet party too!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Our exclusive new Blake collection is now available in stores and online

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

Our newest and exclusive line of gift wrap, the Blake collection, is now available in all stores and online. This floral watercolour inspired collection includes bags, gift wrap and tissue paper and it co-ordinates with many of our everyday products in white, gold and kraft. 

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

Pink. Coral. Green. Turquoise. Gold. The watercolour pattern has so many beautiful colours that it makes finding ribbons and solid tissues to match it breeze. Make this collection sparkle by adding some gold glitter tape to your gift wrapping supplies and these boxes.

The tissue paper is white with the floral watercolour pattern around the edges. It is one of my favourite elements in the collection.

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

White set up boxes were decorated with wrapping paper bands using the Blake wrapping paper and decorated with pink ribbon and gold glitter tape. You can use paper edge punches to give your wrapping paper bands an extra special touch. Kraft boxes with white and gold glitter details co-ordinate nicely with this collection when you decorate them with white satin and lace ribbons.

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

Here's a little gift wrapping inspiration: add a flower as a gift topper. 

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

If you are planning a party, the tissue paper from the Blake collection makes really interesting tissue paper tassels and tissue paper flower pompoms

gift wrapping supplies | Creative Bag

I'll be back to show you some party ideas using this collection soon.

Monday, 7 March 2016

We love weddings!

wedding decor supplies | Creative Bag

New wedding products have arrived in all of our stores and online.

Did you know that there are two places on our website to shop for wedding products?


Did you know that we will be at ReBash on Sunday May 15, 2016?! Mark your calendars.

"ReBash is Toronto's Raddest Wedding & Event Decor Market. It's the best place to find a curated selection of local, handmade and up-cycled wedding decor, as well as vintage and gently-used treasure for you next big celebration. Not getting married? You'll also find goodies for bridal and baby showers, cool decor for your home and delicious culinary delights."