Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Carrots Please!!

Well, it seems like our customers just can't get enough of our carrot cone bags!! We recently did the post about how to make the carrot cone bags but here are 2 more ideas on what to put in them-This version is filled with assorted jelly beans, tied off with some sheer polka dot ribbon and white boa bow in the center. If you don't want to fill the cone bag too much, just cinch it lower down and cut off the excess cello at the top. You can modify this version by changing the colour of the jelly beans to pink or blue (baby shower), red, white and green (Christmas) or multicoloured (birthdays).

I really loved this next idea because it's quick and easy and a nice alternative to candies (not that these are so much better!!) It's CHEEZIES!!! Yup, Cheezies! They're orange and kids love them so that makes them perfect for our cone bags!

I made these for my son Matthew's preschool class today and they were a hit! They looked very "carrot-like" all in a basket.

Hope this has inspired a few more of you to try our cone bags - if you come up with some other ideas, please forward them to us! We love to see what our creative customers do!

Just a reminder that this Friday is Good Friday and the Essential Packaging Store will be closed but we will be open on Saturday and Monday with regular hours.

Have a happy Easter!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Cello Treat Bags!

We often overlook the versatility and usefulness of cello bags because they're "just" cello bags but they really are so much more!

Cello bags are indispensable when it comes to packaging up like cookies, candies, chocolates and even little soaps or candles. They're especially perfect when time is running short and you need something that looks good in a hurry!

Cello bags are available in so many colourful patterns for everyday and seasonal uses. This is our new favourite for Easter - this pink bunny bag can be cinched at the top of its head so the ears stand up. Too cute!

So, with Easter coming up this weekend, stock up on a few cello bags to have on hand for those special (and sometimes unexpected!) times when you need a quick packaging solution!

See you next time!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Carrot Cone Bags for Easter!

These carrot cone bags are the ideal Easter project for youngsters (and "oldsters" too!) Use them for holiday decor; just fill them with orange basket shred like we did in this photo. Or you can fill them with orange jelly beans to make them yummy treats for friends and family. Either way, they're fun and easy to make!

Have fun!

Monday, March 15, 2010


Big congrats goes out to Alexis, who won our Envelopments Blog Candy! Yippee!!!
Hope you have fun playing with all your new Envelopments paper!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Blog Candy giveaway - stay tuned for upcoming giveaways!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

And The Blog Candy Winner Is...

Thanks to everyone who left us a comment and was entered into our Envelopments Blog Candy draw!

We will be doing our draw on Monday morning at The Essential Packaging Store and will post the winner on our blog right after!

So, check back on Monday to see if you're the winner of our fab Envelopments Blog Candy!!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Great For Egg Hunting!!

Easter's just around the corner, April 4th this year, so it's not too early to start thinking about some easy and fun projects. In our March newsletter, we featured our Bunny Bags craft project. This is a great craft for kids of all ages. And, these bags are ideal for Easter egg hunts!

Just add some ribbon and boa bows to enhance your Bunny Bags - don't forget to colour in a pink nose, too!

You can turn your Bunny Bag into an Easter / Spring gift bag by adding some co-ordinating tissue paper in the top of your bag.

Click here to see our March newsletter with complete instructions and down loadable Bunny Bag template. Have fun!

We'll be showcasing more Easter and Spring ideas in the upcoming weeks so be sure to come by and take a look!

Blog Candy Deadline!

Great to see people stopping by and leaving a comment for the blog candy - it's a fabulous prize so if you haven't left your comment yet, better hurry!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

It's Blog Candy Time!!!

Yup, it's that time again... I didn't realize that it's been a YEAR since we did our last one, yikes!! Well, we will certainly try to do them a little more often this year.

Anyways, we're going to make this blog candy easy for everyone - just leave us a comment and you'll automatically be entered for the random draw.

Since we're so excited about our expanded Envelopments section on our website, our blog candy is an Envelopments paper gift pack. The gift pack includes patterned and solid coloured cardstock, Pocketfolds, Envelofolds and envelopes in three different colour groupings, as shown in the photos.

So, visit us often as this blog candy offer expires on Saturday, March 13th, 2010 at 10:00pm PST.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Guess What?!?!

It's almost time for another Blog Candy giveaway!!!!!
Stay tuned for more details coming in the next few days.