Stack Em High

I am more than a bit partial to the gift stack … Two or more gifts for the one recipient piled one on top of the other to create an abundant look of great promise. I am not at all suggesting that you spend lots more on gifts or you put yourself in a position […]

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Christmas in July

I absolutely love Christmas time – the preparations, the decorations, the theming, the table setting, trimming the tree, the gift sourcing, the gift buying and, naturally the gift wrapping. As soon as Christmas finishes, I am thinking about the next one. I love picking up Christmas treasures at the Boxing Day sales (and judging by […]

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Twine Finds

How much fun is twine? Yes… I do love my ribbons but there is something about twine that can be quite enticing – it can be rustic or functional or colourful or playful or sophisticated or any combination of the aforementioned. Plus, there are some stunning twines around at the moment and they simply cannot […]

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Green by a wide margin

Well today it’s the Queen’s Birthday holiday here in Australia and that means that we get to learn who of the good and the great have been recognised with a Queen’s Birthday honour. Of all the worthy recipients in 2017, one stands out for me, with an Officer of the Order of Australia going to […]

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Heroing the Carrot

When my children were much younger, I ended up in hospital with viral meningitis. It was no fun let me tell you and it was a while (understandably) before I was allowed visitors. When people were allowed in, I was very touched by the gifts they brought but after all that time, there is one […]

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Protea Prowess

I just love looking at papers and patterns and graphic design and when you look at as many prints as I do, you get a strong sense of the looks and motifs that are of the moment. My older sister would argue that the pineapple is the queen of motifs with a both fascinating history […]

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Wrapping Excursion

One of the best parts of being a gift wrapper is having the chance to visit people who love paper and wrapping as much as I do. Such was the case recently when I ventured to Moorabbin in Melbourne’s South East on one of  my wrapping excursions. Moorabbin is a bit of hub for paper and […]

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Insta Wow

The gift-wrapping world seldom stands still. As the seasons come and go, new wrapping paper patterns and styles emerge daily as well as no end of creative ways to embellish gifts of all shapes and sizes. But I’d have to say it’s a rare day that an entirely new product emerges – one that has the […]

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The Trick with Geometrics

It would be fair to say that my wrapping preference is for fabulous florals, kraft paper or plain colours with textures as well as ribbons and bows. But from time to time it is important to move outside your comfort zone to something that really captures your eye. For me, that is the wonderful world […]

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The Reversible Revolution

I love wrapping paper. I am not ashamed to say I am a wrapping paper tragic. I cannot get enough of the stuff so it’s rather fortunate that there are new designs coming out every day (or every hour if you sit on Instagram #wrappingpaper). Wrapping paper comes in all manner of patterns and textures, […]

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