Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wedding Fridays?!

Hi everyone, I'm back from my vacation and ready for blogging! Just wanted to thank the Store staff for doing an awesome job of blogging while I was away (good photos, too!)

So, I'm doing my Wedding Wednesdays post for Friday this week - you can look at as I'm either late for this week or I'm early for next week... I'll go with the latter!! Anyways, this week's post is showcasing custom printed labels and how to use them for your wedding or special event.

Custom labels can be printed with the bride and groom's names and wedding date. You can also add a graphic, such as these two hearts, to your labels.

You can also choose different shapes for your custom printed labels such as ovals, rectangles and hearts to name a few.

A wide range of colours are available for your custom printed labels; choose from classic gold or silver to more contemporary black or brown.

It's easy to co-ordinate your custom printed labels with our favour boxes and ribbon.

Don't forget, you can also use your custom printed labels to seal your wedding invitations. Our labels are "peel and stick" so they can be used on almost any surface. This is a nice way to carry your theme / colours through the entire event.

For more information about our custom printed labels, please visit our website or contact the Store directly.

Thanks and take care!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Antonella's "Staff Pick" is...

gift wrap!

Who doesn't love tearing off the giftwrap to reveal 'the gift'.

Soooo much more fun than tossing 'the gift' into a gift bag.

I love giving gifts that are wrapped, ribboned and tagged! I always put a lot of thought into them so I want them to look fabulous on the outside too. Our premium quality giftwrap can be easily matched to one (or two if you like) of our beautiful ribbons.

Obviously I have a bit of an advantage working at Essential Packaging.

We have over 40 styles of giftwrap to choose from!

There are solids, patterns, metallics and seasonal giftwrap available in 85' bulk rolls and smaller consumer rolls, (3 yard cuts because we know you can't leave with just one). We also have giftwrap that is 100% recycled.

So the next time you give... give fabulously!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Robin's Staff Pick of the week is...

I have chosen the hand made paper because of it's versatility. Not only is it lovely as an accent for invitations, cards and scrapbooking projects you can really use your imagination with it.

A simple band of handmade paper underneath a ribbon on a favor box gives it an extra pop of color. Try wrapping the lid of a two piece box and it takes on a whole new look.

It doesn't take much to completely change the look of something, just have fun with it.


Thanks again lori e and muddy boot dreams for popping in today to pick up your prizes.

It was so nice to
meet you both! We hope you enjoy your goodies.

Nadia and Lisa we are still waiting for your contact info to send out your prizes.

Until next time...


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wedding Wednesday - Sugar Fix

We all need a sugar fix now and then so for today's Wedding Wednesday post we are featuring one of our talented customers, Cathy of Sugar Fix who provides unique and delicious cakes throughout the B.C. Lower Mainland

Cathy has graciously allowed us to show you what she does with our great selection of ribbon and tissue paper. She uses the ribbon on the cakes and makes cupcake covers out of tissue paper adorned with ribbon.

Stunning work Cathy, thanks for being such a loyal customer and we do enjoy you "flying" in to the store.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Blog Candy Winners

Hello everyone, here are the winners from the blog candy contest. Thanks to all 5 of you!

1st place we have lori e who said :
Pick me, pick me...I love your blog. I can't get out to the store that often so I live vicariously through the blog stealing all of your ideas. Just wait until the bridge is open in two weeks. You might have to ask me to leave.

2nd place winner is gi gi who said:
Hi! Just found your blog and I love the gift wrapping ideas. I especially love the tutorial on the tissue paper flower. Now all that leftover tissue paper will come in handy! Thanks for having this giveaway and happy anniversary =)

3rd place winner is supergirl aka nadia who said:
Happy Anniversary! I'd like to see a few more pictures in each blog post - its easy to ignore several lines of print, but not a photo!

You can come by and pick up your prize or send us your mailing address so we can send you your fabulous gift.

muddy boot dreams and lisa we have a little something fabulous for you too!

Thanks again everyone for your comments and
for following our blog!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cathy's Staff Pick of the week is........

Feather Boa Bows
Have you ever seen such a cute fuzzy feather bow?There is a 2" self stick tab on the back that makes itso easy to attach to bags & boxes.

They come in light pink, lavender, purple, turquoise, red, lime green, emerald, teal, orange, black, hot pink & daffodil.Stick two or more together to make a larger bow for more impact.

They also come on a 10" elastic loop. You can slip them onto a box for agreat looking gift. I love these feather boa bows. I stock up on them at home so I can easily add something fluffy to those special gifts.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wedding Wednesday by Cathy- Choosing Your Wedding Favour

Presentation often creates a lasting impression, sometimes more than the item inside the packaging. A beautiful presentation often adds to the perceived essential value of the item.

Try to remember one of the most beautifully gift-wrapped presents you've received over the years. You may remember the gift wrap, but have no idea what was inside the package. That's the power of packaging.

If you're giving one favour per person, incorporate the favours into the table setting. If you're giving one favor per couple or per family, ask your attendants to distribute the favours as your guests leave at the end of the reception.

There are a variety of wonderful wedding favours th at you can make yourself or purchase. The key is to make it personal.Use card stock and ribbon to make a pretty paper tag which you can attach with a ribbon.Use a single hole punch to make a circle at the side or top of the tag and slide a piece of ribbon through the hole so it will be ready to tie to your wedding favors.

You may want to order custom printed labels.

Here are some ideas for wedding favours:
*Make your guests gourmet cookies or chocolates.
*Give guests a package of spring bulbs or flower seeds
accompanied by growing instructions.
*Make handmade aromatherapy candles, soaps or jam.
*Make a CD of your wedding playlist & package in a decorated CD case

Thanks for reading my first blog post

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Cheryl's Staff Pick♦

Welcome to our first installment of Staff Pick!!
My pick is definitely something I can't keep my hands off of....I am always the first to snap up this item by the yard when we get in new patterns, colours and styles..I always gravitate towards it without thinking....and as Anna knows, when I am doing the ordering I find it hard not to add a little extra to the order.

If you haven't guessed it yet my staff pick!! this week is Ribbon

We carry satin, sheer, curling ribbon, wraphia, grosgrain, twill, twine, tulle, chording, pull bows and stretch loops...just to name a few. They come in a vast array of colours, widths, styles and patterns. They can be used for bows on gifts, added accents to cards and scrapbooking or to be used in your favourite sewing project.

When it comes to ribbon I am like a kid in a candy store. Here are a few pictures of our huge selection of ribbon. Next time you are looking for ribbon why not try The Essential Packaging Store.

Thanks for stopping by...Cheryl