Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Creative Bag will be on Rogers TV"s "Daytime Toronto" this Friday April 26th, 2013

Creative Bag appearance on Rogers Tv"s Daytime Toronto show
Creative Bag has been invited to be on Rogers TV's live lifestyle magazine program - Daytime Toronto this Friday. 

The show will be live at 10am and repeats at 3pm and again at midnight. 

I will be there to show you how to make our popular tissue paper flower pom poms.
It's wedding season and I can't wait to show you what's in stores now.

I hope that you will tune in Friday. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Create your own photo booth with our personalized photo booth backdrops


Photo booths are a fun idea for weddings, graduations, birthday parties or any special event. It's a great way to entertain your guests and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money to create one yourself. All you need to do is set up an area that will serve as a backdrop and provide a few props to allow people to "dress up" if they want to. 
We have a variety of different personalized photo booth backdrops available to order on line at Creative Bag Wedding. Every design option comes in a variety of different colours. The backdrops are very durable and measure 4' wide by 10' long.
Here's some tips on how to create your own photo booth:

1. Find an area that is suitable for a photo shoot. You want to have enough space for group shots and so that people can hang out and watch the fun. 

2. Set up up a small table or group of large baskets/container to organize "props" that guests can use if they want to "dress up" a bit. This is a perfect way to tie in a theme if you have one. 

3. Large empty picture frames and chalkboards also make excellent props. Remember to leave a container of chalk and a chalkboard eraser so that guests can write their own messages on the chalkboards. 

3. Don't want to hire a professional photographer for the photo booth? Ask a family member or friend that is handy with a camera if they would be interested in helping you out by taking photos for an hour or so. Or invite guests to take their own pictures using disposable cameras that are left on each table. 

4. Most guests will have cell phones with a camera and I guarantee that the photo booth area will be a busy area. You may want to leave a sign near the photo booth asking your guests to email you their pictures. You can load the photos onto a photo sharing website and share them with everyone after the event. 


Shop online at Creative Bag Wedding and receive 10% off your order by using promo code CBW10 when you check out!


Thursday, 11 April 2013

Creative Evening Wedding Inspiration Workshop with Lorrie Everitt on Thursday April 18th, 2013

As I am writing this blog post I can see snow blowing past my office window ... who would have thought that we would have a winter storm in April? The weather reports are calling for freezing rain later this afternoon. I don't know about you but I am so ready for Spring right now.

Unfortunately, I had to cancel our Creative Evening Wedding Inspiration Workshop in Mississauga tonight. 

We will be running the event next week on Thursday evening instead. There are opening for a few more people so if you are interested in attending send me an email and I'll add you to the list. Here's more details ... 

Interested in saving shipping charges and 10% off on all personalized wedding products from our online wedding shop? You will be able to special order products after the workshop. You can see all of our personalization options and products at Creative Bag Wedding. All special orders will be delivered to a Creative Bag store of your choice for in store pick up.




Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Striped bakery boxes and assorted cake stands have arrived at Creative Bag


Got cupcakes? We've got bakery boxes and cup cake stands! 


Check out these new striped bakery boxes. Don't you just love the shape of these take away boxes? And they are very easy to put together. Available in chocolate brown stripe, pink stripe and solid white. You can customize these with a sticker.  Ribbons tied to the handle make a nice added detail.

I adore these mini chalkboards clips from our wedding section. Use them to tell customers what is packaged in the bakery boxes for displays or as a gift tag for a party favor. They are available in a couple of sizes.


Our pink striped cupcake box is the perfect size for a single cupcake. Like the other bakery boxes these are available in brown and pink stripes and solid white. All of our bakery boxes are FDA approved food safe.

Looking for a unique party or wedding favor that has a lot of visual impact and is easy to create? Try adding small tissue paper flower pom poms to the top of these striped cupcake boxes. 


I also wanted to let you know that we have just received our second shipment of these adorable cup cake and cake stands. They are only available in our Toronto and Mississauga stores and they sold out quickly when we first introduced them. They are available in a few different sizes, shapes, colours and designs. You'll want to mix, match and stack them up to create beautiful displays. One of our customers described this collection of cake stands, glass domes and decorative plates as "her happy place" ... and I'd have to agree ... these will make you smile. 




pink striped bakery boxes
mini blackboard clips
kraft bags
ribbons

tissue paper pom pom kits
tulle
paper lanterns

Thursday, 4 April 2013

burlap and garden inspired products for spring celebrations and packaging

Spring products are in full bloom here at Creative Bag. 

Looking for a natural touch to add to your packaging projects? 
Then you will want to check out our new faux burlap bags and boxes.  Pepper, thyme, ginger and all spice are your colour choices for the burlap. It is possible to co-ordinate so many different colours with this burlap collection so pick your favourite colour (or colours) and have fun. 

Pictured above is the all spice striped bag with lavender tissue and lace ribbon. To add to the burlap theme I wrapped burlap around a glass container and tied it in place using more of the lace ribbon. I like to use our glass containers to display wood serving cones filled with goodies. 


Green burlap ribbon and pink striped cotton ribbon give a fresh spring vibe to our burlap cylinder boxes. 

I wrapped burlap and cotton ribbon around another glass container to use as a floral centrepiece. That cute little birdcage favor is from our wedding collection ...  I filled it with shredded book pages and a few blue candies that resembled robin's eggs. The kraft thank you tag/escort card  is available in our Toronto store only right now (it is one of my designs) but all of the stores have a variety of thank you and escort cards in the wedding section. I've shown you how to make a salad in a jar before - see my tutorial and recipe here. I added a wooden fork stamped with a letter or message to the jar and tied it all together using baker's twine .


Planning to throw a party this spring for a grad, bride to be or your Mom? Give your party and packaging projects a natural look with burlap.  

Products used in these projects:
   faux stripe burlap tote bags             faux burlap cylinder boxes           faux burlap bottle and tote bags



                rolls of burlap                               burlap ribbon                    may arts cotton ribbons

                                glass vases                                                                    glass bottles and jars


serving cones                                    baker's twine                                          birdcage favors


We have a beautiful vintage garden themed collection that just arrived in our Toronto store. If you are planning a vintage garden themed party or decorating project you have to check this one out in person and I guarantee that it will not be available for long ... 





I adore the graphics on the containers. It's a beautiful mix of distressed vintage wallpaper and love letters. This collection reminds me of springtime in Paris -  très belle!