Custom Embroidery Gifts

Looking for a unique gift to give a friend, relative, or colleague on a special occasion? A great choice to consider is something embroidered that is personalized for the recipient.

Check out this custom-made pillow that was created by us as a special gift.

Personalized embroidered gift from Creativity On in Salem Oregon

We strive to make it possible for you to create personalized gifts as a reasonable price. It could be a shirt, hat, jacket, sweatshirt, pillow, towel, fleece blanket, or tote bag, to name a few.

Personal gifts are fun to receive. They are a pleasure to use or wear because they are unique. They deliver the message that you put careful thought into creating a gift.


To find out more about creating personalized gifts and how we can help, contact Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time. 

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Promote your brand with embroidery

Professionally embroidered hats, shirts, and accessories introduce and promote your brand to the world. It’s like having a walking billboard for your business. Unlike print advertising, which ends up in the recycle bin all too quickly, embroidered goods promote your brand as long as people like to wear the garments.

And what makes people keep wearing the garments? A good-looking design skillfully embroidered onto the piece.

People like to support a favorite group, business, or brand. It’s like joining a club. It’s a good use of your advertising dollars to tap into this show of loyalty. Their fashion statement becomes a statement for you!

Perhaps you don’t have a logo, or you have a logo but no idea how to make it work for embroidery. Jolene at Creativity On has answers. She can help you create a design with great visual appeal.

By the way, if your business lends itself to it, embroidered garments make great products to sell in your showroom, gift shop, or on your website. This can create an extra income stream, and every product sold means that another person is spreading the word about your brand.

Jolene has helped many businesses large and small create products to sell. Tap into her experience for marketing your business and creating products people will want to buy. She will help you create garments that people will be proud to wear.


To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30 pm Pacific time.

Need a logo created for embroidery? Read how Jolene created a logo from scratch for a client.

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Great News!

Creativity On Custom Embroidery & Branding has joined forces with Promotions West Screen Printing to offer you local, one-stop shopping for your decorated apparel needs.

Find us at: 2684 and 2686 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, Oregon 97301.

Read all about it in the March, 2017 issue of the Salem Business Journal pages 8-9. Find it online at

We’d love to hear from you and show you how great shopping local can be.

For embroidery, call Jolene Chandler at: 503-991-5266

For screen printing, call Dave Barclay at: 503-364-2889

We look forward to working with you.

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Low minimum quantity embroidery!

no minimim order embroideryFor some small businesses or groups, the desire to have embroidered apparel collides with the reality that many service providers require high minimum orders. That’s not the case at Creativity On!

We offer low-minimum quantity orders.

The Turner Police Department has only three employees. They had challenges finding someone to embroider shirts for them at a reasonable price. Then they found us.

While small orders do cost slightly more per piece than larger orders, they are still very affordable. Our low-minimum policy has been a big hit with our customers. It makes it possible for small businesses to purchase embroidered goods that show pride in what they do while giving a more official look to boost their public image.

Let us show you how we can help you with embroidery no matter what the quantity. To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time.

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More bang for your buck

Planning ahead can save you money!

At Creativity On, we anticipate future uses of logo designs to give you more bang for your buck. When we have your logo digitized for embroidery, we consider how that design might be used in the future as well as in the present.

Embroidery in Salem Oregon Hat2These two variations (above) use the same digitized file. By changing thread colors and where they are applied on the design, we can create dramatically different artistic effects.

Perhaps down the line you may want a different look for your logo. You may want more versions to expand your product line or to create a special look for a special occasion. The versatility of a well planned design provides you with creative options.


To find out more about planning embroidery designs for maximum use for your projects, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time.

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Working with thread colors

changing tread colors in embroideryIn the art of embroidery, one design feature that can make a big difference in the final product is thread color. With a change in color, a design can take on a whole different look, often adding a wow factor to the final result.

People often come to us with an idea in their heads about what they think would look good. Unfortunately, when it is transferred into embroidery, it may lose pizzazz in the translation. It may come out looking plain and flat.

That’s where we can help. Color changes can turn a flat look into something that pops. Color is a quality that can give a logo a much richer 3-D appearance, which is one reason why people prefer embroidery over printing.

Rearranging thread colors can also help you add variety into your garments. The same logo can have different appearances as shown in the photo.

You might want a different colored logo for different colored hats or colored outlines around block letters. If you are selling items, the different color choices can help your customers select the coloring that best suits their tastes.

At Creativity On we work with you to render your art the best way we can within your budget and other requirements. Our goal is to create products that people want to wear.

Let us show you how we can help you with your embroidery needs. To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time.


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Testimonial from Shangri-La

We always appreciate testimonials! Thank you Ashley Erb.

Shangri-La testimonial“Our organization has worked with Jolene for several years. She does all of the embroidery for our company clothing orders. The embroidery work is above par quality, customizable, beautiful and affordable. I am also so impressed with her turnaround time and her flexibility with drop-off and pick-up. Not to mention, she always greets you with a smile and makes you feel like she appreciates you as a customer. I am thankful for the opportunity to work with such a great local business!”

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One-of-a-kind embroidery masterpieces

one-of-a-kind embroideryIt’s not often I get hired to produce a challenging one-of-a-kind work of art in my business, which is primarily stitching logo graphics for businesses. I was delighted when I was asked by a priest from Mt. Angel Abbey to craft two 4”x6” patches.

The patches were to be hand-sewn on a custom-made presentation cloak, a gift for an outgoing Abbey president. It promised to be a creative challenge to be sure, something I relished undertaking.

The setup of the threads alone took well over an hour for each design. The Melchizedek patch shown here contained around 57,000 stitches with 40 thread changes, which were required to render the details correctly. A patch of Christ had 66,000 stitches and 36 color changes.

One of my embroidery specialties is producing gradient blends, a skill which came in very handy here. Rendering the subtle shift in tone in the facial areas and in clothing are especially challenging for embroidery.

This was the first request for embroidery the Abbey had made from anyone. My delight in doing business is delighting customers by exceeding their expectations, and the praise I received from them for a job well done was heavenly.

I was also delighted that the project earned me another moment in the sun, a small article that appeared in Stitches magazine, the national trade journal for embroiderers.

Do you have a unique, one-of-a-kind project you want embroidered? To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time.

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Kettle Brand company store

Kettle-Brand-webMy relationship with Kettle Brand–located where I am in Salem, Oregon–began in 2013.  Their initial order was for a logo to be embroidered on the sleeve of jackets for a company awards program, which, incidentally, is great for high employee morale.

Not long afterwards, Kettle Brands placed another order. For most of the summer, they kept me busily producing a variety of  embroidered apparel. At the end of the year, they asked if I would be the exclusive supplier for their company store for all their employees!

Yes! I assisted with pricing for their store. The ladies at Kettle Brands took garment photos and created their employee shopping site.

They are great to work with. I look forward to many years partnering with them by providing great quality products and superb embroidery.

Let us show you how we can help you with your company store. To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30pm Pacific time.

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Add more color for more flair in embroidery

embroidered logosThis new client found us online while searching for a local embroiderer. They liked what they saw on our website and asked for a bid. They found the prices most appealing and promptly placed an order for 70 embroidered polo shirts. The catch for us: they had a tight deadline.

Jolene was able to stitch the shirts and deliver them to the campus on the day they were needed. The buyer was extremely pleased with the fast turn-around with no rush order fees. She was extremely happy with the way the logos turned out, and we soon found out why.

Previously, another company stitched out the shirts. To save money, the client elected to embroider in just one color—in this case all in white. However, a great amount of detail can be lost when a logo graphic is rendered in just one color. While clients can certainly order one-color embroidery, it doesn’t cost one more dime to use multiple colors, and it adds more detail for no increase in cost!

Let us show you how we can add flair to your logo with color. To find out more, call Jolene at (503) 991-5266 Tuesday-Friday 9am-4:30 pm Pacific time.

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