A Very KMART Christmas

Every year in October – I know not which exact week – could be the first week but definitely before Halloween – the major chain stores reveal their Christmas theming, decorations, wrapping papers and embellishments. The moment it is out, I am there. This week, I was in full KMART mode. KMART Australia has done […]

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Elderflower Power

I am not ashamed to say that I can remember when Price Charles married the then Lady Diana Spencer. We had a party and everyone had to bring a plate. My favourite was the trifle with a Union Jack painstakingly piped on the top. It was scrumptious. I watched the wedding of Prince William and […]

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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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Be My Valentine

It’s Valentine’s Day today … a time to spoil our loved ones with special thoughts and treats.  With Australians spending around $1.09 billion on Valentines Day (according to IBIS World Research) – that’s a lot of special thoughts, treats and loving sentiment! But because my world centres on gift wrapping – I simply have to […]

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Graphite Gift Wrap in its Element

Earlier this year my daughter chose a graphite coloured paper as the signature gift wrapping paper for her new Brisbane Retail Store. I was very dubious to say the least. I was worried that it would be a little too dour and that it would not be suitable for a wide enough range of recipients. […]

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Seasonal Wrappers

I just love Christmas and I just love wrapping gifts. For me, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. And the best part is, I get to work with other keen wrappers so we can share ideas and techniques and a whole of fun. This time of year, I am also looking […]

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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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