Going to the Source

If there is one thing that I like nearly as much as gift wrapping, it is talking about gift wrapping with specialist gift wrappers. And so it was that I found myself on New York’s Upper West Side talking all things wrapping with the lovely Melissa from Paper Source. Melissa has gift wrapping cred. She […]

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That’s Just Tacky

Sticky tape can be a gift wrapper’s best friend. I’ve tried pretty much every way there is to wrap, and trust me, nothing beats tape. But tape is like any accoutrement. There are a thousand variations, and each has been designed to do a specific job. Pick the right one and you will fly through […]

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OMG GSM

GSM for Gee Whiz Wraps. Today we are going to deal with a three letter acronym whose misinterpretation threatens every bit on paperwork you will ever undertake. Fortunately, it isn’t ATO. No, this acronym can be even more insidious. It is the dreaded GSM. Actually, GSM as a concept isn’t that complex. It’s just that […]

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That’s a Curly One

I love to wrap. I love wrapping paper. I love to wrap things with wrapping paper So I am very annoyed when the wrapping paper will not sit flat. When it curls away from my scissors, twists away from tape, tucks itself into a roll and shoots off the table. Why does it do that? […]

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Looking Sharp

For a simple solution to many of modern life’s little challenges you need look no further than a pair of scissors. Pesky packaging? Opened! Knotted twine? Tamed! Need to snip a thread? Removed before you resort to chewing it off like a trapped fox! And that’s before we even get to gift wrapping – the […]

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