Posts tagged gift giving
Happy Valentine's Day!

When I was little, I didn't quite understand why we celebrate Valentine's Day, but I enjoyed that the weeks leading to this special day were filled with bright colors and happy packagings.
As I grew up, I learned Valentine's Day gave us an opportunity to say "thank you" and "I love you" to the people we love. As an adult….

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Free Tutorial Video for Valentine's Day!

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, you must be thinking what gift to give and how to wrap your gift. So many creative ideas have been shared online and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed…? Well, let’s make it easy - here is the tutorial to make perfect presentations for your Valentine’s Day gifts for her and him!

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You Ask For It! (Thank You So Much For Your Feedback!)

At the end of last year, I asked you "how do you want to learn from me in 2019?"
First of all, thank you so much to everyone who participated in the survey! So many of you gave me detailed answers that would be helpful to improve my future lesson programs. I'll be sure to incorporate your requests and suggestions into the lessons I'll be creating this year....and you know what? I already did!

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Handmade Packaging is the Best Way to Tell Someone You Love Them This Valentine's Day

My memory of Valentine's Day when I was growing up in Japan was Depachika.
Depachika is the basement floor space of the department stores and it's the food marketplace for all types of cuisine and dessert selections. During the month of February, Depachika is filled with delicious cookies, chocolates and other sweets for Valentine's Day. What made me so excited about was, of course, the bright, colorful and beautiful packagings!

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New Year, New Ideas, New Courses. Let's Have an Amazing Year of 2019!

Happy New Year!

I hope you’ve started the new year off with full of excitements and new plans! Thanks to you, my new year started off with a big, happy surprise with inspirational messages from you.

End of last year, I sent out the survey link asking you for a favor to tell me how you would like to learn from me in 2019. I thank you very much to everyone who took the time to take the survey and wrote me the messages.

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How to Create More Intimacy and Build Better Relationships through the Art of Gifting

Last month, I was invited to have a live interview to talk about my career as a gift wrapping designer at a local TV show in Hawaii. We talked about how I started my career and what projects I’ve been working on, then at the mid-point of the show, the interviewer asked me, “Why is the art of gift wrapping important?”

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Stylish Shirt Style Gift Wrapping for Father's Day (New Variation)

Father's Day is in a week, are you ready?

Just like any other special occasions, adding unique and personalized wrapping for your gift can make the event more special and memorable.

In the past, the shirt style wrapping has always been one of the most popular styles for my customers, students and the audience of my YouTube videos. It's a stylish, unique and fun way to celebrate Father's Day.

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Beautiful Ribbon Art for Your Gift Wrapping

What type of decorations do you add to your gift wrapping?

There are so many ways to upgrade your gift wrapping by adding ornamentations to the package, and one of them is creating ribbon arts.

So today's video is all about adding various themed ribbon arts to your package using my recent favorite, cotton 100% paper ribbon from CreamCityRibbon.com.

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How to Make Beautiful Paper Pleats Easily and Evenly for Your Gift Wrapping

Have you added pleats designs to your gift wrapping?

It's a fun and easy way to upgrade your gift wrapping but making a perfect pleats design is not always easy for everyone, especially for the beginners. I've received requests from some of you to make a lesson video on how to fold paper straight and create pleats equally in the same size.

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How to Make a Large Paper Flower Design for Your Baby Themed Gift Wrapping

When I stepped into the store, Vansankan Pensée, PRISTINE Friend Shop, I was astonished by the beautiful displays filled with white clothing. They are all made from organic cotton. The owner Miyoko Ishihara was stylishly wearing an all-white outfit, she smiled and said "do you know why organic fluffy cotton fiber ball doesn't sink in water? It contains natural oil which helps to protect your skin from dryness, itching and other problems."

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