Thursday, 29 October 2015

Creative marketing tip: customize our reusable tote bags with your logo or artwork



customize reusable tote bags | Creative Bag

Looking for a creative way to market your business this holiday season? Let us add your logo to our reusable tote bags. It's a great way to promote your business and give your customer something that they can reuse again and again.

Use these bags as a gift with purchase (GWP) for instore promotions, load them up with your products for holiday gift giving, include them in a giveaway gift basket or hand them out at tradeshows and charity events.

customize reusable tote bags | Creative Bag


We have a variety of reuseable tote bags to choose from and they are all available in a number of different colours. Don't think you will meet the custom order minimums - think again! Our minimum for printing one colour on one side is only 150 bags! Contact our custom services department for a quote and more information about our custom products




Thursday, 22 October 2015

love you more than candy!


Halloween falls on a Saturday this year and a lot of our customers have talked to us about their holiday entertaining plans. If you are hosting a Halloween party and still looking for some over the top entertaining ideas you're going to love the newest edition of SheEntertains by Elle Daftarian. You can view the online magazine here.

diy treat bags | Creative Bag

Featured in the magazine is a diy watercolour tutorial using our cotton tote and drawstring bags. I created these for Elle to use at a kid's Halloween party for favor bags. 

diy treat bags | Creative Bag

Although these projects were designed for a Halloween party, I think that they could be created for anytime of year because hey, who doesn't love watercolour art and candy?!

candy and favor packaging | Creative Bag
Have you or are you planning on using our candy and favor packaging for a special event? Post it on Instagram with #creativebagco so we can see what you've been up to!




Tuesday, 20 October 2015

get a jump start on your holiday packaging with this giveaway!


holiday giveaway | Creative Bag

Are you ready for another giveaway?! Here's your chance to get an early start on your holiday packaging with an assortment of products from our Leaves & Letters collection and more.

holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

This burlap tote bag is included in the prize package. Our burlap tote bags are a customer favourite and they are always a popular item at this time of year. The tote bags are a great gift basket alternative and they become part of the gift because they can be reused over and over again. 

Holiday gift wrapping tip for burlap tote bags: We suggest adding a holiday ornament to the handle and some festive tissue paper inside.

holiday gift wrapping and giveaway | Creative Bag

Here's another look at all of the goodies in this prize package! And stay tuned over the next few weeks for more holiday giveaways.



Friday, 16 October 2015

start making your list - our holiday bath and body gift sets have arrived



Every holiday season we stock unique holiday gift sets for our corporate, marketing and retail customers. Our staff have been busy filling the store shelves with our new holiday gift sets for the past couple of weeks. Many of the new gift sets were designed to co-ordinate with our exclusive packaging collections.


If you like our nature inspired Leaves and Letters collection you are going to love these two gift sets. The large warm vanilla gift set contains hand soap, shower gel and body lotion. The small warm vanilla gift set contains bath salts and a wood scoop.


The Urban Market collection is bold, graphic and hip and so is the Smitten bath gift set. This black and white polka dot gift set includes shower gel and body lotion, a white shower pouf and a relaxing eye mask.


Our retro inspired 1961 collection co-ordinates with the white lotus and jasmine bath gift set. This gift set includes shower gel, body lotion, bath salts and a foam shower pouf.

Our gift sets make affordable gifts for business clients, staff, family and friends. Check out all of our bath and body products and gifts sets online and in stores.



Thursday, 8 October 2015

fall decorating inspiration using tissue paper, chalk markers and a little bit of glitter



October is here and it's time for fall entertaining. Are you hosting Thanksgiving dinner or planning a Halloween party or both?! Here's a couple of ideas for fall decorating with pumpkins that can easily be incorporated into your Thanksgiving decor and last right through to the end of the month. 

With a little bit of imagination, some tissue paper, glue, glitter and chalk paint and chalk markers you can diy these pumpkins in an evening. Have little ones? These are simple enough to make with the kids too!

You can use real pumpkins for these projects but let's face it, plastic pumpkins look very realistic, they can be reused year after year and they came in a large variety of sizes, shapes and colours.


I purchased some white pumpkins and decorated them with orange and pink tissue paper to co-ordinate with the colours I was using for an October birthday celebration. Here's what I did:


I cut four colours of tissue paper - off white, light orange, light pink and pink - into triangles and glued them onto a white pumpkin using decoupage glue. I wanted a little extra glitter on my pumpkins so I used a decoupage with a glitter finish. Once the pumpkin was completed covered with tissue paper and the glue was dry, I added glue to the pumpkin stem and covered it with fine glitter. Note: if the pumpkin is still "wet" the glitter will stick to the rest of the pumpkin too and not just the stem so be aware.


You can purchase black pumpkins or use black chalkboard paint to cover an orange pumpkin if you are interested in making one of these "chalk art" inspired pumpkins. Use white chalk markers to write words like I did or doodle a design on your pumpkin. If you are interested in writing words like mine and you don't feel like your hand writing is worthy of doing this free hand - it is possible to trace words onto the pumpkin using the same techniques I have shown you on our chalkboards in earlier posts like this oneAgain, I added gold glitter to the stem of this pumpkin.


If you want to use a number of pumpkins in a grouping for a table centrepiece, it's a good idea to have a mix of solid and patterned pumpkins. You can give the grouping height by displaying the pumpkins on a few wood slabs.


Check out our new "happy birthday" cake toppers that just arrived. This gold sparkle one was the perfect accent for this pumpkin shaped naked cake.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Oh, and just a reminder - our stores are closed on Thanksgiving Monday.