As you are wrapping presents and you are in a hurry and you still want to be safe...
Measure your paper around your gift and then fold the paper. Instead of grabbing the scissors and cutting the fold line or worse yet opening the scissors and sliding them down the fold line reach for your painting pallet knife and slide it down the fold line. The pallet knife is actually safer and it is offset so you can see what you are doing. I found it quite by accident and am really happy with using this method.
After 40 plus years I still bear a nasty scar from using the open scissor method which slid right through my hand between my thumb and forefinger.
Yes, you can go to the store and purchase a new fangled tool made by Scotch to slice your paper but who has time?
Let's use what we have and be safe all at the same time.
I hope this little handy tip will help you get those gifts wrapped safely.
There are those who love to wrap presents and make it quite a creative experience and there are those who will do most anything to not wrap gifts. I fall into the first category and learned how from my mom who was brilliant at making a gift look like a very special present made just for the recipient. It takes lots of time but with shortcuts like the pallet knife great wrapped packages are doable.
Merry Christmas to everyone and happy gift wrapping.