Brickumentary

BEYOND THE BRICK: A LEGO® BRICKUMENTARY is being released in the US today 31 July. Everything you ever wanted to know about the impact of the LEGO brick …so get ready for art galleries full of LEGO creations, Master Builders making movies, the world of LEGO therapy and many many quirky AFOLS (Adult Fans of […]

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Timeless Tassel

For 30 July we are featuring two looks we love – the colour aqua and beautiful tassels. So we have combined both to create an aqua tassel wrap against a black matt paper. Tassels storm in and out of fashion but we say if you see a gorgeous tassel – grab it – because the […]

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Eye of the tiger

International Tiger Day is held annually on July 29. The day was founded at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010 to promote the protection and expansion of wild tiger habitats and to gain support through awareness for tiger conservation. The planet has lost 97% of all wild tigers in just over 100 years. Tigers […]

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Tweed and Velvet

Today 28 July we are going timeless and Chanel inspired with our classic pink tweed, black velvet ribbon gift wrap with monogram diamanté gift tag. The wrap also evokes memories of the effortlessly stylish Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who was born on this day in 1929. I do love using textured wrapping paper, though of course […]

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Lots of dots

Monday 27 July says lots and lots of dots to us. I am love dots. My older sister prefers stripes. I think this wrap backs me up!!! At our recent Gift Wrapping Workshop in Brisbane, Helen created a stylish wrap with blue aqua dots on kraft, a double sided ribbon and a matching double gift […]

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Keep calm and plant a tree

Today 26 July marks the 20 year milestone for National Tree Day. During that time, Australians have planted over twenty-two million trees. We agree with Planet Ark that is definitely grounds to celebrate! National Tree Day aims to inspire, educate and recruit Australians to actively care for our unique land and create future generations of […]

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Bows, flowers and bubbles

We were so fortunate that 25 July was a lovely winter’s day in Brisbane – just the day for one of our gift wrapping workshops. Over some French bubbles we wrapped, laughed, made bows, learned together and proved beyond doubt that with gift wrapping a few good tips can take you a long way. Today […]

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Mockingbird sings

Well on 24 July the jury is still out on whether Harper Lee’s recently published sequel “Go Set a Watchman” can in any way compete with the Pulitzer Prize winning classic “To Kill a Mockingbird”. We have always loved Mockingbird and in fact studied the novel at school in the U.S. (we won’t share in […]

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Doggie bags rule!

I am not normally a huge fan of the plain gift bag…it just seems a bit well…bland. But I have had to accept that gift bags are a form of wrapping and that they can pack a punch provided they are personalised. So for a children’s take home treat, I took some coloured bags and […]

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Happy birthday George

Happy birthday to Prince George of Cambridge who turns 2 today. Word is it that in keeping with his father’s role as a rescue pilot, young George was treated to a helicopter themed party. You can bet that under the watchful eye of Grandma Party Pieces Carole Middleton, there were high levels of plate, napkin […]

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