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:


Glitter Nails – Cariena Creates

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in Anna Griffin, Cariena Basson | 0 comments

Glitter Nails – Cariena Creates

  “I love the Couture Creations Anna Griffin Glitter so much that I decided to have some fun by giving myself some GLITTER NAILS! With so many colours to choose from, this was great fun :)” ~ Cariena Basson   What a refreshingly fun tutorial by Cariena. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used ADCO 724864 – Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection (24 piece set)   Post by Cariena Basson. We are excited to introduce Cariena Creates. Cariena...

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Coffee and Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017 in Crafty, Jowilna Nolte, Tsukineko | 1 comment

Coffee and Inks – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Coffee and inks play an important role in my life, so sooner or later the two had to merge. Today I am sharing how I turned some coffee filters into a beautiful background for cards. Select four colours of All Purpose Inks to use to add colour to your coffee filters. You will also need a pipette. Drop your lightest and first colour of ink onto your coffee filter. Add a few drops of the second colour of All Purpose Inks. Spread your colours out over the entire surface. Add your third colour of ink and continue adding the fourth and last colour...

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Scrap Affairs Issue 55!

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in Scrap Affairs | 0 comments

Scrap Affairs Issue 55!

“Spring is here, which means it’s the perfect time for the new Scrap Affairs with some fresh new material. The more you see – the more creative you can be. We’ve dedicated more pages to project photos and inspirational images, with bigger pictures and more of them. And if you’re looking for more inspirations, our gallery is filled with all types of beautifully completed projects! Happy Reading!” ~ Scrap Affairs Free goodies from Celebr8 and Lady Pattern Paper, awesome prizes from Couture Creations and even a Takealot Voucher...

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Glitter – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017 in Anna Griffin, Crafty, Jowilna Nolte | 1 comment

Glitter – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite crafting people ever is Anna Griffin. No surprise that I love everything she does in the crafting world and her wonderful products are no exception. I fell in love with her wonderful glitter range the minute I saw it. Great quality and value and the colours are simply exquisite – no matter what project you are tackling there is a colour for you. Today I am sharing one of my favourite techniques with glitter and using my favourite colours from the range. ADCO 724864 Anna Griffin Fine Glitter Collection – this range...

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Kaisercraft Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Kaisercraft | 0 comments

Kaisercraft Factory 42 and Christmas Jewel

“You’re going to absolutely love our August new release products and there’s plenty of inspiration in this months workshop magazine (click here) to give you lots of paper craft project ideas! We kick off the month with our first Christmas collection for 2017. Christmas Jewel will add a brilliant amethyst coloured haze to your festivities, each paper features a silver foil or glitter speciality finish on one side. Heavily distressed textures, cogs, clocks, pulleys and pipes make our Factory 42 collection perfect for those masculine projects!”...

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Celebr8 Chipboard Title

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Cariena Basson, Celebr8 | 0 comments

Celebr8 Chipboard Title

  “I love adding colour to Celebr8 chipboard using my Tsukineko Inks. Today I share a few ways of adding colour using just a few basic inks. Enjoy!” ~ Cariena Basson   If you enjoyed Cariena’s Celebr8 chipboard title tutorial? Subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used Celebr8 – Chipboard TAPI-022 – All-Purpose Ink – Spring Green TAPI-075 – All-Purpose Ink – Black Pearls TME-900 – Memento Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black ADCO 725539...

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Celebr8 Forever Friends

Posted by on Aug 7, 2017 in Celebr8 | 0 comments

Celebr8 Forever Friends

“There are some people in our lives that make us laugh a little louder, smile a little brighter and live a little better. We call these people ‘friends’. The new Forever Friends collection is a celebr8{ion} of the bond that binds strangers and helps form relationships that make our journey more memorable. With its clean, soft colour palette and floral elements you will be able create a beautiful layout to celebr8 the memories you and your ‘bestie’ have made together. #happyscrapping!” ~ Celebr8   Bulk Pack   Celebr8 is a...

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Brick Stencil – Jowilna 101

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Crafty, Jowilna Nolte, Kaisercraft | 2 comments

Brick Stencil – Jowilna 101

Today I am sharing a quick idea on how you can create a realistic brick wall on your cards, layouts and mixed media projects. I used this beautiful, brick stencil from Kaisercraft combined with some of my other favourite inks and mediums. Here’s how I created this look.   Step 1 Add a small amount of embossing paste onto a palette. TIP: Mixing a small amount at a time is best – you can always mix more but when you mix too much you end up wasting. Step 2 Use a pipette and add 3 drops of All Purpose Ink in the colour Poppy Red. Mix the...

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Lady Pattern Paper Rose Gold, Black & White

Posted by on Aug 2, 2017 in Lady Pattern Paper | 0 comments

Lady Pattern Paper Rose Gold, Black & White

I have a Gypsy Heart… “I often dream of a bohemian life, where my to do list is simple: dance freely in the sun, feel the sand between my toes and be kind. The latest Ooh La Limited papers in rose gold & black invite us to explore a world of feathers, arrows, dreamcatchers and confetti, reminding us to honour the freedom of everyday life!” ~ Lady Pattern Paper   The Elegance of Black & White! “There comes a time where the simplicity and elegance of a good basic, black & white paper design is priceless! Everyone’s...

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Kaisercraft Happiness Layout – Cariena Creates

Posted by on Aug 1, 2017 in Cariena Basson, Crafty, Kaisercraft | 0 comments

Kaisercraft Happiness Layout – Cariena Creates

“Sometimes we have so many leftovers from a project that we simply cannot just put them away so we just have to keep going…I had a very special photo that I wanted to use and these leftovers were just perfect!” ~ Cariena Basson   Did you enjoy Cariena’s Kaisercraft Happiness Layout? Please subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here) for more tricks, tips & tutorials.   Products Used KCPK560 – Kaisercraft – Bombay Sunset 12×12 Paper Pack KCCL106 – Kaisercraft Gel Pen Box –...

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