Five Eco Friendly Gift Wraps

Gift Giving is an integral part of the festive season – when we choose special something for our loved ones and then gift wrap it beautifully both to conceal it and to announce it! Of all of the possibilities, here are my top five eco -friendly gift wrapping styles. Newspapers and Magazines I love wrapping […]

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Ten Cheap Christmas Gifts to Delight

I am privileged to wrap a lot of gifts.  And I mean a lot of gifts. I get a unique insight into the wonderful world of gift giving … what is “hot”, what is functional, what is clever and certainly what is quirky! So, it’s not unusual that I am asked about gifting trends. I am […]

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A Very KMART Christmas

Every year in October – I know not which exact week – could be the first week but definitely before Halloween – the major chain stores reveal their Christmas theming, decorations, wrapping papers and embellishments. The moment it is out, I am there. This week, I was in full KMART mode. KMART Australia has done […]

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Seven Christmas Wrapping Trends You Need To Know

It appears there is no official dictionary definition for a person who is obsessed with Christmas but there are plenty of unofficial descriptors and my favorite is yulephile. I suspect I am a yulephile which means I’m well into serious preparations for my Christmas styling, theming and wrapping. Early September is the perfect time for […]

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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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Seasonal Wrappers

I just love Christmas and I just love wrapping gifts. For me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. And the best part is, I get to work with other keen wrappers so we can share ideas and techniques and a whole of fun. This time of year, I am also looking […]

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Ribbon Roll Out

This early October Ribbon Roll Out features open weave metallics, a few thoughts on matte curling ribbon and great value extra wide ribbon finds. Open Weave Metallics Lead the Way Metallics are on a roll ( pun intended) in ribbons this Christmas and open weave metallics are leading the way. I love Lumi in antique […]

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Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps

Well it seems that there are many of us who love buying gifts and absolutely appreciate receiving them but who maybe, just maybe (judging by the response to my blog Five Fab Last Minute Gift Wraps) leave wrapping them to the last minute. This definitely calls for Five More Fab Last Minute Wraps – wraps […]

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Five Fab Last Minute Christmas Wraps

We’ve all been there….Christmas Day fast approaching, gifts still to wrap, shops well and truly closed and alas…you run out of wrapping paper. What do you do? Or, to be more precise, what do you do that looks rather fabulous? After much trial and a great deal of error, I am pleased to announce my […]

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Just One Qantas Magazine

Around Christmas time I spend a fair bit of time on planes travelling to wrapping workshops and presentations and in store gift wrapping events. As a wrapper, if you are not going to be busy in November and December, you should hang up your scissors and double sided tape. Even though there is always plenty […]

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