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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Grosgrain Campaign

Gift Wrapping is like fashion, interior design and hair styles. Trends come and go. Some of the trends I connect with. Some not so much. But one trend that I am definitely loving at the moment is the use of bold striped grosgrain ribbon placed with a detailed patterned or floral wrapping print. It is […]

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Six Sweet Gift Wraps for Mothers Day

I love it when a new range of gift wrap comes out from one of my favourite fine packaging companies. The beautiful floral wrap called Chloe is right on trend– and I have been dreaming of the best ways to use it ever since I was first afforded a sneak peak of it. Well now […]

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Five Wrapping Paper Trends for 2018

The final weeks of February mark the staging of the Sydney gift Fairs – where the latest in the interconnected worlds of giftware, homewares, packaging and most importantly gift wrap and wrapping accessories go on display over three venues and hundreds of stands. It’s a chance to see what’s new, what’s fabulous, what’s enduring and […]

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The Complete Pleat

I have spent the last few days leading Gift Wrapping 2.0 workshops in three capital cites and that means I have been working with wonderful wrappers who have been to one of my workshops before (good to see you back Alumni!!!) or who are in confident wrapping presents and gifts. It also means we can […]

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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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