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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The end of ribbons as we know it

Yes I am on a bit of a ribbon roll (no pun intended) at the moment. And today I am getting to the pointy end. Because how one treats the end of the ribbon is just as important as the overall look of the gift itself. No use whatsoever in having a beautifully chosen ribbon if […]

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The Beauty of Scissors

We often find beauty in everyday items – in objects of our daily lives. I find beauty in scissors – where function and form meet. Most households have a pair of scissors and often many many more than one. Look through the drawers of your Gramdma’s cupboards and you’re sure to find a pair of scissors […]

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