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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Seven Wrapping Trends for 2017

It’s less than 100 days to Christmas 2017 and the retailing world is gearing up for its busiest season. While debate swirls around when it’s too early for shops to go full Christmas – one thing’s for sure. It’s coming! There’s plenty of thoughtful gifts from which to choose instore and online. But understandably, I […]

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Stack Em High

I am more than a bit partial to the gift stack … Two or more gifts for the one recipient piled one on top of the other to create an abundant look of great promise. I am not at all suggesting that you spend lots more on gifts or you put yourself in a position […]

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Christmas in July

I absolutely love Christmas time – the preparations, the decorations, the theming, the table setting, trimming the tree, the gift sourcing, the gift buying and, naturally the gift wrapping. As soon as Christmas finishes, I am thinking about the next one. I love picking up Christmas treasures at the Boxing Day sales (and judging by […]

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Insta Wow

The gift-wrapping world seldom stands still. As the seasons come and go, new wrapping paper patterns and styles emerge daily as well as no end of creative ways to embellish gifts of all shapes and sizes. But I’d have to say it’s a rare day that an entirely new product emerges – one that has the […]

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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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Fifty Shades of Pink

I am often asked what my favourite colour is and I answer, without hesitation and with great gusto,  my favourite colour is duck egg blue. Which I have never questioned before until it was pointed out to me recently that most of the touch points in my life are pink. The logo for Daily Wrap […]

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Going Global

Ever since I was a small girl, I have been drawn to globes. There is something well, worldly about them, evoking images of wonderful adventures to distant lands. I have watched with growing excitement as the  globe has emerged over the past few years as a design theme. So much so, that in 2017 the […]

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Bigger is Better

I am a bit drawn to the manipulation of shape and form. I love normal things in large sizes and everyday items in miniature. That’s why there could be no better summer holiday road trip for me than a grand tour around Australia’s big icons. There just comes a time when bigger is better. I […]

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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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