Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Christmas Sneak Peaks...

Well, the elves have been busy at the Store!! Overnight, our Store has been transformed into Christmas Wrapping Heaven! Here are a few more "peaks"-

Red and white is such a timeless combination for Christmas decor. We've stocked up on lots of white reindeer and snowflakes - hopefully we won't run out this year!

There's also a fabulous selection of white, gold and silver wrapping options - so elegant and perfect for any occasion or season. Add gilded butterflies and birds to your packages this holiday.

Or for something a little more "glitzy", go all out with gold accents from tip to toe! Wow!
Come by the Store to experience all the holiday splendor in person!

Our November newsletter will be out next week - there's tonnes of new stuff and some really great wrapping ideas. Click here to see our current newsletter and to sign up for future issues.

Bye for now!
Anna

Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas Sneak Peaks!

Yes, those are jingle bells you're hearing! The Christmas season is almost upon us and the staff at the Essential Packaging Store have been BUSY - trees are being trimmed as we speak! Here's a little taste of what's to come...

Blues and silvers are very hot again this year - mix a bit of turquiose with azure blue, add some silver sparkle and snowflakes and you'll be "tree chic"!

Or for something a little bolder, try the hot trend of fuschia, lime green and irridescent - delish!
More sneak peaks to come - check back soon!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

New - Custom Printed Holiday Seals!

Our new custom printed seals are now available, by special order, for the upcoming Christmas season! There are many cardstock colour options so co-ordinating with your holiday wrapping will be a snap! You can choose from either circle or square shaped seals.

Custom printed seals, such as the samples above, are a great way to dress up all of your holidays gifts. Match the ribbon to the coloured cardstock mats to create an elegant presentation.

Why not try a simple holiday greeting, along with your family name, such as in the sample above.
Wouldn't this little box make a wonderful table favour?

Giving gifts of food or baking this Christmas? Package up your yummy creations in a gift box or Chinese takout, add a generous splash of ribbon and top it off with your custom printed seal - fabulous!

Use one of our pillow boxes, with ribbon and your custom printed seal, to package up gift card presents - simple yet very chic!

Even small gifts of yummy truffles can be made to look amazing when wrapped in a cello bag, with some satin ribbon and, of course, your custom printed seal!

The Store will have some holiday saying seals available in the next week or so but if you're interested in custom printed ones, please place your orders soon to ensure prompt delivery.

Stay tuned for more new things!
Anna

Saturday, October 10, 2009

All That Glitters - Christmas Accents

Over the years, our Store has become THE place to go for Christmas accents! Festively decorated trees, loaded with accents, fill the Store during the holiday season. But accents aren't just for decorating - we also like to showcase accents on beautifully wrapped gifts that even become part of the gift!

This year, the "bling" trend is really huge! Gold, silver and iridescent bling accents are all the rage and we've got them at the Store!

With the accents being so sparkly and dramatic, the wrapping can be more simply in style and colour palette. In these samples, we chose a matte gold giftwrap and an ivory satin ribbon - this makes our accents really shine!

Need more ideas and inspiration? Come by the Store (and stay tuned to our blog and newsletter!) for many more holiday wrapping ideas!

Bye for now,
Anna

Guest Blogger - Shannon's Gift Card Tin

We're glad to have our Office Manager, Shannon, as our first guest blogger! We loved this fabulous tin that she made so we invited her to show it off!

Shannon was giving a gift card for a wedding she was attending this past summer and really wanted something special for the presentation.

She started off with a blank metal tin (the square CD size) that already has the gift card insert, with slits, inside.

For the front of the tin, she used three layers of pearl finish paper (all from our Envelopments paper collection). She even rounded the corners of the paper, with a corner punch, to fit with the rounded corners of the tin. She embossed the top two layers of paper with a beautiful flower design and accented it with some stick on bling.

A length of co-ordinating burgandy satin ribbon was tied around the whole tin, in a double knot, to accent the front.

Viola! The finished tin looked amazing! What a beautiful, and more interesting, way of presenting a gift card - much nicer that just a plain envelope! I hope this sample has inspired some of you to try something a little different for your next gift card present.

Thanks to Shannon for this fab sample!!
If you have something you'd like to share, please send us a photo and maybe you'll be our next guest blogger!