About This Blog


So good to have you here…whether you’re a regular or a first time visitor, Welcome! Not sure if this is for you? If you love being creative and making beautiful things, then you’ve arrived at the right place. Keep reading and we’ll tell you more about this blog and hopefully you’ll stay and be part of the fun!

 

Why This Blog?

We would like to share our love of scrapbooking, card making and paper craft with you! We want to inspire you! Explore a little. See the amazing projects, tutorials and treasure chest of helpful information!

We are very proud to introduce you to our unbelievably talented designer, Jowilna Nolte. She is a true creative and will be sharing some of her passion and creativity with you.
 

We invite you to subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, where you will receive a healthy dose of inspiration. Trust us, it is worth it!

 

Who Are We?

The Wholesaler was founded on 2 April 2006 by Liz Smith, grandmother, business owner and scrapbooker who saw the need for a reliable, local wholesale source of scrapbooking and craft products.

Liz fell in love with scrapbooking in 1996 when she was introduced to the hobby on a buying trip in the USA. Her initial love affair with photo albums began as a young mother with the beautiful memory albums she made for her daughters. Over the years Liz has created scrapbooks for many special people in her life including her Mother, daughters, friends and grand children.

Liz continues to share her love for scrapbooking with teenagers in her community, and now through us, with you.

 

What We Offer?

We bring you the most exciting scrapbooking, card making & crafting products from all corners of the earth!

We are South Africa’s largest scrapbooking wholesaler. We do not sell directly to the public, but we would like to introduce you to retail & online stores who carry the products that we import. Visit our Store Locator to find a list.

Our products cover ranges such as adhesives, albums, cardstock, decoupage, die cuts, embellishments, flowers, inks, magazines, paper collections, pens, ribbon, stamps, stickers, storage, templates, stencils, masks, die cutting machines, embossing machines, essential tools and more… You can see all our must-have products and recommended retail prices on our website, click here.

 

Here’s a look at our most recent posts:


Buy your Silhouette CAMEO 3 in South Africa

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in Crafty, Silhouette | 1 comment

Buy your Silhouette CAMEO 3 in South Africa

The revolution in wireless desktop cutting starts with the Silhouette CAMEO 3. Cut or sketch to create custom projects for home, business, school, or hobby. You can even complete two tasks in one pass with the CAMEO’s dual carriage!   Silhouette CAMEO® 3 The Silhouette CAMEO 3 is the ultimate DIY machine. It uses a small blade to cut over 100 materials, including paper, cardstock, vinyl, and fabric up to 12 in. wide. The CAMEO has the ability to register and cut printed materials and is PixScan™ compatible. What does this mean for...

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Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Couture Creations | 35 comments

Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Hello South Africa! Meet your new best friend – the phenomenal Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss. This gorgeous gold die cutting and embossing machine boasts all metal gears and is built to last. GoCut and Emboss comes with a 3 Year Warranty and accepts all popular embossing folders and cutting dies. Included with each machine: 1 x Base Plate (A) 2 x Cutting Plates (B) 1 x Die Adapter Plate (C) 1 x Metal Adapter Mat PLUS an introductory manual with everything you need to know!   Unboxing the New GoCut and Emboss Machine  ...

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Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Couture Creations, Crafty, Jowilna Nolte | 5 comments

Layers That Shine – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Beautiful effects can be hard work – layer upon layer you build up a beautiful mess that becomes a masterpiece in the end. It takes time and patience to achieve a striking effect. Today I am sharing how I used a variety of products to create layers of shine on top of each other for a spectacular finish.   Step 1 You will need a stencil, texture paste and a palette knife. Step 2 Work on any piece of cardstock – I used a scrap piece from my stash. Apply a nice even and smooth layer of texture paste through the stencil. Carefully remove the...

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Scrap Affairs Issue 54!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in Scrap Affairs | 1 comment

Scrap Affairs Issue 54!

“The perfect reason to stay indoors, the new Scrap Affairs will keep you cozy and crafting this winter! With tutorials and techniques and an exciting new mini collection designed especially for our readers, you simply won’t be able to put your ‘Scrappy Sidekick’ down!” ~ Scrap Affairs   We are so very proud of Jowilna whose beautiful project is featured on the cover of Scrap Affairs! See more Jowilna projects here »   Scrap Affairs Magazine is South Africa’s No. 1 scrapbooking and crafting magazine, run by...

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Xcut Mr & Mrs Card – Cariena Creates

Posted by on Jun 13, 2017 in Cariena Basson, Crafty, docrafts | 0 comments

Xcut Mr & Mrs Card – Cariena Creates

Congratulating a new married couple is made easy by the amazing Xcut Mr & Mrs cutting die. Here #CarienaCreates a stunning handmade card and shares her tricks with you!   Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here). Currently we are posting weekly tips, tricks and tutorials, much like the Xcut Mr & Mrs Card seen here.   Products Used DXCU503181 – Xcut Dies – Mr & Mrs TEP-302 – Tsukineko Embossing Powder 1oz – Silver DXCU268700 – Xcut Paper Creaser Set (4pk) ADCO 723623 – Couture...

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Lady Pattern Paper hello CARDS, Knitty Gritty, Fairytale Times & more!

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Lady Pattern Paper | 0 comments

Lady Pattern Paper hello CARDS, Knitty Gritty, Fairytale Times & more!

Let’s get down to the Knitty Gritty “Winter is here…and with that comes the release of a new Basically Textured design; ‘Knitty Gritty’. This richly textured argyle knit is reminiscent of a warm fireplace, sweet hot chocolate, good conversation and the click-click of Granny’s needles creating something with love!” ~ Lady Pattern Paper   hello CARDS “It’s time to spoil the card makers! hello CARDS is a sparkly new range of 12×12 papers which gives you 8 Basic Essentials to choose from on one sheet. I’ve...

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Tsukineko Ink Colour Chart – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Posted by on Jun 9, 2017 in Crafty, Jowilna Nolte, Tsukineko | 1 comment

Tsukineko Ink Colour Chart – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With crafting come lots of supplies and one key element for staying on top of all of your supplies is staying organised. For me being organised does not come naturally so I can use every bit of help that I can get. That is why one of my new favourite things is the colour chart from The Wholesaler that keeps me up to date with what I have in my stash and keeps me organised at the same time. Here’s how I keep my colour charts updated and how I know what I have and what I can purchase to keep my collection of favourite ink pads up to date....

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Xcut Speckled Card

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Cariena Basson, Crafty, docrafts | 0 comments

Xcut Speckled Card

Cariena shows us how an ordinary kitchen scourer used with Memento LUXE Inks can create a stunning effect! Watch how #CarienaCreates a spectacular speckled background on a card using Xcut Dinky Dies.   Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) and be notified of new tricks & tutorials. Please consider giving us a thumbs up for Cariena’s Xcut Speckled Card…   Products Used TML-607 – Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Nautical Blue DXCU503175 – Xcut Dinky Dies – Leaf LBCR48162 – Color Your Own –...

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Embossing Paste – Jowilna’s 101

Posted by on Jun 2, 2017 in Couture Creations, Crafty, Jowilna Nolte | 5 comments

Embossing Paste – Jowilna’s 101

Today I want to chat to you about products, especially embossing and texture paste. When it comes to product I am very mindful about how I treat my products. Some things are better left alone the way they are packaged and others you can get away with all kinds of things. I was given a tub of Embossing Paste, where a whole bunch of half empty tubs was used to fill my tub. In my experience decanting pastes is never a good idea. The idea of sharing a large tub of paste with a friend because you may take too long to finish it is very tempting...

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Kaisercraft Keepsake and Daydreamer

Posted by on Jun 1, 2017 in Kaisercraft | 0 comments

Kaisercraft Keepsake and Daydreamer

“We have some very exciting new product releases to share with you including two brand new collections. We’ve managed to find something to suit everyone this month! Our new Keepsake collection is all about capturing those precious memories. sentiments of love and friendship teamed with prints of vintage filmstrips and cameras make this collection a staple in any avid scrapbookers stash! Looking for some fun and fresh papers to add to your collection? then look no further than our Daydreamer range! Playful sketches, handwritten sentiments and...

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Celebr8 Circle Fun – Cariena Creates

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Cariena Basson, Celebr8, Crafty | 0 comments

Celebr8 Circle Fun – Cariena Creates

Using the new Celebr8 Good Vibes Collection with circle dies, inks, mediums and glitter #CarienaCreates an interesting look for her layout.   Are you subscribed to our YouTube channel (click here)? Please subscribe to be notified of new tutorials, and give Cariena’s Celebr8 Circle Fun a thumbs up.   Products Used C8 BP6018 Good Vibes Bulk Paper Pack ADCO 724824 Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss TML-607 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Nautical Blue TML-900 Memento LUXE Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black TBD-18 Brilliance Dew Drop Ink...

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Ultimate Crafts L’Aquarelle

Posted by on May 29, 2017 in Ultimate Crafts | 1 comment

Ultimate Crafts L’Aquarelle

“Ultimate Crafts L’Aquarelle is a range of beautiful water colour papers with very fresh and on trend designs. Papers are double sided in pastel colours and blend together beautifully. The collection is teamed with a range of Stencils, Inspiration cards, seam binding ribbon, trinkets, emboss folders stamps and a beautiful collection of dies that all compliment each other. This collection is suitable for not only the Scrapbooker but also the avid Cardmaker.” ~ Ultimate Crafts   NEW! Couture Creations Teflon Scissors Now...

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