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Flamingo Wrapping Paper from Colour and Chaos

Colour & Chaos: Wrapping Paper and Cards You’ll have Kittens Over

Colour and Chaos Polka Dot Wrapping Paper

I’m addicted to stationery. Let it be known.

I love wrapping paper and cards so much that it hurts sometimes. I collect both, actually, so that when a special occasion comes around I have them on hand. It’s completely normal and really well organised, I think (that’s what I tell myself anyway).

I recently discovered Aussie brand Colour & Chaos on Instagram and started experiencing fits of joy and rapture over its designs. It turns out that creator Jodi English only opened the store in December last year, so I thought it only made sense to expose you to her magic so you can follow along and feed your own stationery addiction.

Colour and Chaos Black Hearts Wrapping Paper Colour and Chaos Pink Hearts Wrapping Paper

A Sydney graphic designer, Jodi’s passion for colour, patterns and all things paper was the driving force behind her opening Colour & Chaos – and that love is very evident in her designs. That said, it was more than just love that prompted her to start creating her own range.

When purchasing gift wrap, I find there is often limited options for quality (unfolded!) gift wrap, so I decided to jump right in and launch my online store,” she tells me, which is something I can completely appreciate. I find oodles of stores sell folded wrapping paper varieties, but anyone who’s into gift giving knows that folds are not your friend!

It’s the bright and bold colours and patterns that I’m loving in this range of wraps and cards (the wrap is double sided too, which is also something I fully appreciate). Jodi is a fellow colour lover but admits that she’s “constantly torn between my love for vibrant, bright colour palettes, and more neutral and monochromatic tones”.

Colour and Chaos Tropical Wrapping paper Flamingo Wrapping Paper from Colour and Chaos

Of course, the monochromatic colour story does find its way into some of her designs, but for the most part it’s all about high-velocity hue. My faves from the collection are the flamingo prints, love hearts and leaf motifs, but there really is a bit of something for everyone here.What resonates the most with me is Jodi’s belief that the presentation of a gift is just as important as the gift itself. I have always known this to be true!

Jodi English from Colour and ChaosWe live in a world filled with a constant stream of digital information, it’s so nice to take the time to wrap something beautifully for someone special,” Jodi tells me. “I love that presents excite and inspire and the gift wrap alone can bring an element of pure surprise and delight”.

I am living for and loving your work Jodi. If you’re fond of Colour & Chaos, see the competition below where you can get your hands on some of it to add to your own collection!

Connect with Jodi: Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Twitter

Win a $50 Colour & Chaos Voucher

To go in the draw, simply:
Click here to visit the Colour & Chaos website
– Drop a comment below naming your fave product or design and why

Comp open to Aus residents only. Comp closes 11.59pm Sunday March 15

Outside of writing this blog, Chris is an interior designer, presenter and author. He's also spent time on TV, on Channel 10's Changing Rooms, as well presenting segments on Channel 7's Sunrise and The Morning Show. If you'd like to book a design consult with Chris, you can find out more here

  • Rebecca


    Summer Lovin Gift Wrap (Flamingo/Purple). Soooo cute! Adorable for kids but just as gorgeous for big kids!

    9 March, 2015
  • I love ALL of Jodi’s designs – she is so talented! Though if I had to choose one, I’d select Hooray gift wrap (multi harlequin/polka dots)…. contemporary and cute. 😀

    10 March, 2015
  • That orange/navy hooray gift wrap

    11 March, 2015
  • I met Jodie at a meetup networking event and she’s lovely! At that time, she was still in the set up stage so I’m super happy and excited for her that Colour & Chaos is up and running!!

    I’m loving the Hooray Gift Wrap (Multi Harlequin/Polka Dots) – it’s colourful and geometric – can’t get much better than that. 🙂

    11 March, 2015
  • Christy



    11 March, 2015
  • Georgie


    Love love love the entire Hooray range! So playful and fun – just what perfect present wrapping and cards should be!

    12 March, 2015
  • I love the multi-harlequin design because it is so bright and striking.

    12 March, 2015
  • Carolyn


    I am loving the Limited Edition Gold Foil print because it’s such good advice to be reminded of every.single.day

    12 March, 2015
  • I find it hard to choose just one favourite! But I do love the green hooray/yellow polkadot wrap, because it’s cute and colourful with a real celebratory air.

    12 March, 2015
  • Natalie


    LOVING the colourful mess (multi/blue). It’s so bright and fun and would be useful for all occassions (though, I think I’d have a hard time *actually* giving it away on a present!)

    13 March, 2015
  • Laura


    I love the hooray series esp the gift wrap. So much awesome ! The colour combos and typography is great.

    13 March, 2015
  • teilia cornwall


    I love it all, but my favourite is the black and white hearts xx

    15 March, 2015
  • Ruth Dayus


    Silly Season (grey crosses/ multi chevron) is my favourite. Such striking colours and patterns. Go Jodi!

    16 March, 2015
  • Best of luck ladies! Thank you so much for your thoughtful posts. You’re all superstars! Be sure to follow me on the colourful journey on instagram to see the latest designs – @colourandchaoshub xx

    16 March, 2015

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