Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Cupcake Party Invitations!


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Since we're still a bit cupcake crazy around here, I'm happy to show our latest cupcake item - party invitations!

These super-cute invites are perfect for any occasion including birthdays and showers. The invites are available in packages of 12 and come in a variety of different colour combinations. They look great as is or you can add a little ribbon bow (or bling!) to jazz them up.

The cupcake invitations are in 2 pieces - the cupcake liner bottom and the fill-in part that is the cupcake.

Since the cupcake invites come preprinted, you just need to fill in the information and send them out! Easy as, well, cupcakes!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Clear Cellophane Cone Bags - Iced Tea Tutorial!


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A great new project we featured in our May newsletter - a fresh take on our cone shaped cellophane bags! These clear cone shaped bags are still one of our most popular items in the Store because they're just so versatile. This super easy project (that even kids can do) is perfect for Dads, Grandparents, teachers' and even as party favours.

All you need for supplies are two cone shaped cellophane bags, iced tea mix, one lemon, tinsel cord and some decorative ribbon.

Fill the first cone shaped cellophane bag with the iced tea mix (approximately 1 cup of mix per bag).

Tie the end of the clear cellophane bag securely with a small length of the tinsel cord. Place the filled cone shaped cellophane bag inside the second bag.

Place the lemon inside the second bag, sitting on top of the filled cone shaped cellophane bag. Tie the clear cellophane bag securely with another length of the tinsel cord just above the lemon.

Just embellish the front of your clear cellophane bag with co-ordinating ribbon and you're done! It's quick, easy and inexpensive to make plus, the kids can help you make them!

Now, we just need some sun to come out so we can actually enjoy some iced tea!!

Monday, June 7, 2010

New Boxes!!

Hey everyone, just wanted to show off our new PINK and BLACK giftware boxes - they're FAB!!! We've been dying for some new colours in the giftware box line and were we surprised when we got not one but TWO awesome colours!!

The pink is just the right shade of bubblegum pink - perfect for a "princess party" favour box! It's really cute when you add some polka dot ribbon, too. These boxes are ideal for cupcakes; our single cupcake inserts will fit in the larger box (inserts are sold separately).

The black giftware box look sharp with a hot fuschia coloured ribbon - polka dots, still cute on the black boxes! In both photos, the small boxes are 3" x 3" x 3" and the larger ones are 4" x 4" x 4" (other select sizes are available).

Both the black and pink giftware boxes are now available at The Essential Packaging Store. Please contact the Store directly for more information.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Teacher Gift Ideas!

It's almost the end of the school year so it's time to think about gifts for your teachers! Here are a few ideas to get you started-

Homemade gifts are always appreciated, especially yummy ones! Try packaging up your tasty gifts in one of our takeaway boxes, with some "Thank-You" ribbon and a special tag for your teacher. You can get complete instructions and a downloadable template for this project by clicking here.

Or, if you're a bit pressed for time, try one of these super cute writing pads, complete with ribbon. Just pop them in a gift bag and you're done! Lots of sweet designs to choose from including the floral pads with pen shown above and the Teacher ones below.