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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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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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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Two for Tuesday

Two things I absolutely love this Tuesday – roses  and marbled wrapping paper – though the order is interchangeable. I picked up a bunch of quite beautifully coloured roses in the supermarket today. I am not sure what the colour was and the tag gave no hint. Were they purple, were they a lavender or were they lilac? […]

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