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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Wrapping Paper Wrap up

I could talk about Christmas wrapping paper all year round. Not all people share that same fascination. Certainly my husband doesn’t. But now  we are post Halloween, post Melbourne Cup, post Year 12 exams, post Thanksgiving (not an Aussie thing but you can’t avoid all that Pilgrimness, turkeyness and feasting online) and post Black Friday (which […]

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Ribbons, Denise and the Kettle

Yesterday I was very excited to appear on Studio 10 which airs daily on the Ten Network. The session was about wrapping unusually shaped objects to make them look fabulous. How could I possibly anticipate that the star of the segment would turn out to be a wrinkled ribbon? Who knew? I was fortunate enough to work at […]

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