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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:50 PM
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Gift wrappers....what is the weapon of choice?
I've seen commericals about some kind of new "knife" that slices wrapping paper?

How do you wrap and what do you use?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:17 PM
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1. i'm old fashioned, i use paper, scissors and scotch tape
but it's my favorite part of christmas :bounce:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:20 PM
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2. Thats what I use, I also use
those ribbons, with the remove seal sticky tabs...
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Rhythm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:22 PM
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3. a box cutter, paper, and tape...
Edited on Fri Dec-15-06 11:23 PM by ThinkBlue1966
i have a whole drawer full razor knives from when i worked at a grocery store.

Amazing what they come in handy for.
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LuckyTheDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:27 PM
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4. My wife
My wife does all the wrapping. I am unworthy.
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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:32 PM
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5. those
decorative bags.

so easy to use even some (clueless about gift wrapping) guy can use them. :P

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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:34 PM
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6. Scissors, paper and tape.
And real ribbons, or else yarn or that curling ribbon. I love making the packages pretty.
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VenusRising Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:34 PM
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7. I go old school, too.
It's not about cutting the paper necessarily. As long as you can make a clean folded edge, you can tear the paper off the roll. I don't recommend it; I'm just saying.

I use scissors, clear tape, bows, ribbons, holly, and candy canes. One year I used sparkly snowberries I found at Hobby Lobby. I have also gotten white butcher paper and drawn holiday scenes on the paper after the gift was wrapped.
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Fleshdancer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 11:59 PM
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8. scissors, scotch tape, paper and big ribbon...
this year I have three wrap colors: gold, green and red. I went to Michael's and bought a lot of wide ribbon in gold, silver, striped (gold, green, red), and red velvet. I found some pretty tags at Target. I almost forgot...at Michaels I also got a lot of the small plastic berry things to tie in the middle of my bows. I had more fun than usual this year with my wrapping. :)
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:29 AM
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9. Fortunately
I'm way past childhood.
My mom refused to buy proper wrapping paper because she grew up in the Depression.
She also refused to buy tags, saying "They're too small to see anyway".

She bought pink, yellow and red shelf paper for wrapping paper.

We weren't THAT poor. Arrrghhhhh.

I love wrapping stuff and I love ripping presents open too.
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silverojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:41 AM
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10. Carton cutters cut wrap easily and straight
Just unroll it, rest one side of your hand against the roll, and gently drag your hand along the roll while the blade cuts the wrap. Makes a pretty good straight line, if you don't let your hand wobble. :)
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