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Lia Griffith with wrapped model airplane as she wins Most Gifted Wrapper Contest in New York
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Show Off Your Mad Wrapping Skills + You Could Win $10,000 US

Once again it’s time for the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. I tell you, it drives me nuts that being a Canadian I can’t enter this competition — so all my American readers out there, you should. To enter, fill

Lia Griffith with wrapped model airplane as she wins Most Gifted Wrapper Contest in New York
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Show Off Your Mad Wrapping Skills + You Could Win $10,000 US

Once again it’s time for the Scotch Brand Most Gifted Wrapper Contest. I tell you, it drives me nuts that being a Canadian I can’t enter this competition — so all my American readers out there, you should. To enter, fill

BlogPodium 2013
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I’m Speaking at BlogPodium

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at this September’s BlogPodium in Toronto. Designer Sarah Richardson is the keynote speaker of the conference, and it looks like there will be tons of other great sessions as well. Me,

BlogPodium 2013
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I’m Speaking at BlogPodium

I’m very excited to announce that I’ll be speaking at this September’s BlogPodium in Toronto. Designer Sarah Richardson is the keynote speaker of the conference, and it looks like there will be tons of other great sessions as well. Me,

Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blog
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Wedding Month on the Blog

It’s that time of year again — Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blog! Throughout June, in addition to all the regular blog posts, I will also be sharing wedding-themed gift wrapping ideas, from products to DIY projects to inspirational

Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blog
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Wedding Month on the Blog

It’s that time of year again — Wedding Month on the Corinna Wraps blog! Throughout June, in addition to all the regular blog posts, I will also be sharing wedding-themed gift wrapping ideas, from products to DIY projects to inspirational

Gift wrapped with tassels and washi tape

Tiny Tassels + Washi Tape Stripes

Once again I’ve been gift wrapping with the cute and clever crafty goods from Omiyage. Visit the Omiyage blog to see my guest post today. + Gift wrapping and photography by Corinna vanGerwen

Gift wrapped with tassels and washi tape

Tiny Tassels + Washi Tape Stripes

Once again I’ve been gift wrapping with the cute and clever crafty goods from Omiyage. Visit the Omiyage blog to see my guest post today. + Gift wrapping and photography by Corinna vanGerwen

Spring Watermark-Tissue Wreath
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Watermark-Tissue Wreath Kits Now for Sale

One of my favourite uses for one of my favourite wrapping materials isn’t to wrap a gift, but to make a wreath from it. Japanese watermark tissue is a very delicate but surprisingly durable paper that’s in a whole different

Spring Watermark-Tissue Wreath
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Watermark-Tissue Wreath Kits Now for Sale

One of my favourite uses for one of my favourite wrapping materials isn’t to wrap a gift, but to make a wreath from it. Japanese watermark tissue is a very delicate but surprisingly durable paper that’s in a whole different

Blog Anniversary! Top 5 Posts of All Time

Well, waddaya know? Another year of writing the Corinna Wraps blog has gone by. Today the blog turns three! To celebrate, here are the five most popular posts of all time: 5. The Art of Choosing Gift Wrap: A 4-Step

Blog Anniversary! Top 5 Posts of All Time

Well, waddaya know? Another year of writing the Corinna Wraps blog has gone by. Today the blog turns three! To celebrate, here are the five most popular posts of all time: 5. The Art of Choosing Gift Wrap: A 4-Step

"Kitchen Wrap" byt Corinna vanGerwen, Canadian Living, Jan. 2013
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Wrapping with Kitchen Materials

Have you seen the January issue of Canadian Living yet? On page 76 you’ll find an article I’ve written about using kitchen materials for wrapping presents. I promise you, you’ve never seen wax paper, doilies and paper lunch bags look

"Kitchen Wrap" byt Corinna vanGerwen, Canadian Living, Jan. 2013
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Wrapping with Kitchen Materials

Have you seen the January issue of Canadian Living yet? On page 76 you’ll find an article I’ve written about using kitchen materials for wrapping presents. I promise you, you’ve never seen wax paper, doilies and paper lunch bags look

Corinna vanGerwen on Daytime Peel

Watch me on the Daytime Peel Show

Here it is! My first TV appearance. On Monday, I shared a few of my gift wrapping tips on the television show Daytime Peel (a local cable show for the Peel region, near Toronto). Watch the video here (start at 10:45

Corinna vanGerwen on Daytime Peel

Watch me on the Daytime Peel Show

Here it is! My first TV appearance. On Monday, I shared a few of my gift wrapping tips on the television show Daytime Peel (a local cable show for the Peel region, near Toronto). Watch the video here (start at 10:45

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My Television Debut

Demonstrating how to wrap gifts on tv was on my to-do list for 2013, but it looks like its happening a year ahead of schedule: this afternoon I’ll be appearing on Daytime Peel with host Sonia Sache. In fact, I’m

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My Television Debut

Demonstrating how to wrap gifts on tv was on my to-do list for 2013, but it looks like its happening a year ahead of schedule: this afternoon I’ll be appearing on Daytime Peel with host Sonia Sache. In fact, I’m

Gift Wrapping Demo, Dec. 12th

Want to know one of my secrets to wrapping pretty presents? Using beautiful materials! That’s why I’m glad to count The Japanese Paper Place — an international wholesaler of fine Japanese papers — among my list of friends, suppliers and

Gift Wrapping Demo, Dec. 12th

Want to know one of my secrets to wrapping pretty presents? Using beautiful materials! That’s why I’m glad to count The Japanese Paper Place — an international wholesaler of fine Japanese papers — among my list of friends, suppliers and