Our Sentiment

Exceptional –

Refined original design from concept development to finished product.

Exquisite –

Bespoke individual handmade products. Handmade with skillful, care and love.


We are dedicated to sharing our soul with our personal and professional knowledge through our highly specialised practical skill

Maryke Davel
I am, a mother, business owner, Fashion / graphic / packaging designer and aspiring artist. I am creative, driven and hard working. I have patience, understanding and very particular on what I create. If it may be a Logo design, painting or original wedding stationary.
I’ve started Paper Explosion 20 years ago with a dream. Not once did I ever imagine where it could take me…
I love my job!
I feel most comfortable behind the scenes knee deep in paper offcuts, rulers and pencils. Working on templates, new production procedures and sharing innovative designs and ideas with my team.
I excel in thinking out of the box. With my design anmanufacturing experience, we can make almost any client brief come to life from taking the concept on paper to a final product.
I love a challenge!
I’ve realized that I am more product orientated. To create a product that exceeds the client’s expectations. I love to add little detail, and add more value to any project. A box is not just a box, it is the container for a product for a gift or a special event. A wedding invitation is not just an invitation, it is the first impression to one of the most important decisions you will ever make, and sharing that with your loved ones, a truly noteworthy event in your life.
My future dreams are that I can share my skill and educate my clients on packaging and procedures to continue creating amazing products every day.

After 20 years of being in the packaging industry, I must admit I see myself as an expert in my field. I have the attention to detail of an artist, ambitious and have a vast knowledge of manufacturing skills on various packaging material. I feel proud that my clients have faith in me and my team to make every project flawless.


I work diligently to keep ahead of the trends and new manufacturing technology and methods, and always try to streamline and improve our productions skills, which is 70% handmade and very labour intensive.


Without a great team behind me, Paper Explosion would not be nearly as successful as it is today. We run like a well-oiled machine and working together for so many years, has made us a family who support and encourage each other.


Our skill in manufacturing packaging is self-taught throughout the years with experience, troubleshoot, thinking out the box, and improving our expertise daily. Our artistry is a restrictive trade with no tertiary education or courses. Knowledge, experience and comprehension of material is the best attribute we have to get the best result.


Our clients consistently drive us to work on industrious concepts and unique packaging solutions and keeping us on our toes to continuously improve and push our skill. Every order however big or small gets our full attention.


We are grateful for every one that assisted in our journey, and looking forward to more accomplishments for the future.


Maryke Davel
Owner. Fashion designer. Graphic designer. Packaging designer. Mother. Aspiring artist.

Gift boxes

Wow 😮 these look really beautiful! All the best. I hope you get a lot of business from them!




Hi Maryke , the Boxes are beautiful ! thanks so much Thanks for your prompt and excellent service once again


Brand manager


Oh damn – that looks awesome – thank you !!!


Business owner

Perfect boxes

It looks amazing thank you so much. They are going to be so so happy. Size is 100% thank you soooo much it looks amazing! Yay! Thank you thank you thank you


Designer and business owner

Beautiful boxes

Oh my word!!! Dankie dankie dankie!!! Dit lyk BEAUtiful


Designer and business owner

Dreams come true

Thank you, for the effort you’ve put into making my dreams a reality, getting started into this project means a lot and without you it would not have been possible. I really appreciate all your hard work and effort. The boxes are so beautiful and I cannot wait to create my second batch with you! May god always bless you,

Raeel Amod

Business owner


LOVE your work!



Thank you

Thanks so much for boxes - they look fab!


Great work

Thank you so much for the bags Maryke … I love them. Great job once again!


Business owner

Amazing team

To Our Dearest Super Supplier PAPER EX! In the Rush of today’s times we would like to take the time to THANK YOU! We think our greatest achievement is the partnership we have and are forming with you. We are nothing without your incredible partnership. We are forever grateful & May this partnership only grow from Strength to Strength. Please thank your Entire Team on our behalf and here’s to many more years together!

Not Just

Branding Company

Trou uitnodigings

Wow !!!! Ek is sooo gelukkig met ons troukaartjies. Binne n week klaar gemaak . Dit lyk uitstekend ! Maryke jy en jou span mag maar. Beveel hul sterk aan vir enige iemand.

Gina Stoop



This lady is my rock in all my packaging needs! Quality and exceptional work..always out of the box and exactly what we ordered...on time.

Magda van Rooyen


Original designs

Maryke does quirky original designs. I was very impressed with her work and would use her again


Decorator and Stylist

Wedding invitations

Hi there We love the design! Thank you very much with all your effort!



Wedding Stationery

Once again, I am very impressed by Maryke's work.

Tersia & Johan

Bride and groom

Beautiful work

Your work is beautiful, we will be your brand Ambassadors from now on!

Sipho & Esther

Groom and bride

Trou uitnodigings

Ek is baie in my skik, dis presies wat ek in gedagte gehad het. Die Dankie geskenkies lyk net so awsome! Dankie Maryke.