Thursday, 9 May 2013

let's get this party started with candy striped boxes, creative packaging ideas and Lorrie Everitt's free downloads for labels and tags

Creative Bag party packaging and party supplies
We are headed into that time of year when it is time to celebrate the end of school. Whether you have kids finishing their first year of kindergarten or their last year of elementary school, high school, college or university ... it's time to party!

At Creative Bag we have all of your packaging supplies - bags, boxes, ribbons, tissue and wrap as well as everything that you need for decorating, food presentations and sweet tables! 

I love all of the new chalkboard signs that we have in stores right now so I created a few free downloads using the chalkboard theme to use with our products. We recently received a new collection of candy striped boxes. The collection has four different boxes(mini and extra mini, pillow and mini take out)  and is available in six colours.

Aren't they adorable? I especially love the little mini take out boxes. I knew they were going to be a hit when I brought some home to show my teenage daughters and they started fighting over them. 

Creative Bag packaging supplies for party favors
You can see in the picture above that I used my "I love you to the moon and back" circle tags to decorate some of our beautiful matte finish bags by clipping them to the bag handles using small wood clothespins. I also added my gift tag to a glassine bag that I  filled with wood cutlery, a paper straw and a napkin. The adorable chalkboards signs with clothespin backs are available in two sizes - the large one is clipped onto one of our square vases and the small ones are clipped onto the handles of the mini take out boxes.  The chalkboard arrow sign comes with the stick and is a must have for any sweet table presentation!!
Creative Bag free download for party favors
This download can be used for anytime of year. You can download the pdf file here. 
Please remember that all of my downloads are free for personal use only. 
Creative Bag free downloads for party favors
I also created another download that has the chalkboard theme and can be modified by you to use for your graduate. 

Creative Bag free downloads for party favors
(top right) Bitty bags were embellished with my celebrate tag. I folded over the top of the bag, punched two holes through all of the layers and tied the bag close using paper twine.
(middle left) I used a Martha Stewart paper edge punch to give a lace effect to our glassine bags. Baker's twine, one of my class of 2013  tags and a second gift tag that could double as an escort card were used to finish off the bag. Inside the bag is a paper straw, napkins and a smaller bitty bag that contained wood serving utensils.
(middle right) One of my gift tags was attached to a mini candy striped box using a small clothespin and paper twine 
(bottom left) The wrapper was designed to fit a clear pail.  Download the eps file if you want to insert a photo in the frame area - you will need Photoshop to do this on your computer. Download the pdf file and you can add text in the white frame area to personalize the art. 
(bottom right) I attached one of the tags to a wood stick so that it could be used as a cupcake topper. 
Creative Bag free downloads for party favors and tin pails

Quick note on printing these downloads. I used white cardstock to print on my home printer. Make sure that you print size as is. If you want to use a circle paper punch to cut out the circle tags - I used a 2.25" punch. 



1 comment:

Nat said...

thanks for the free downloads, love these creative ideas!! :)