2017 Trends – How To With Jowilna

How will you be inspired creatively in 2017? I am looking towards the trend masters for some guidelines and am here to share them with you. One trend that has caught my eye is geometric shapes. I love shapes and the thought of repeating them with paper and ink excites me. I created a quick card and an embellishment to use on a layout inspired by this trend – and absolutely love how this basic...
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Sunshine and Texture Cardstock Card

How often do you use your paper punches? Not enough is probably the answer like mine was. The thing with punches is that they can be amazing or simply useless. But when you make the investment in a great punch then they truly are amazing, like this little beauty of a border punch. But how can we use our border punches to create some interest. One of my favourite design principles to use with any...
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Christmas Bows Using The Envelope Punch Board

So we already know how versatile the envelope punch board is right? Well today I am showing you how to create your own paper bows using the punch board. So even if it’s not entirely new to you, there is always something to learn and to inspire someone else with. So here goes… With the festive season coming up and loads of wrapping going to happen pretty soon, we are going to make some bows...
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How to use your Envelope Punch Board?

Probably one of the most useful tools I have ever had in my stash. That is until I actually learned how to use it and took the time to use it fully. What I have discovered is that with all those beautiful and maybe a bit dated patterned paper in my stash I can create beautiful envelopes for my handmade cards without spending any money. Plus I can match patterned paper and colours to my cards for...
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We R Memory Keepers Hobby Tools Galore! Punch Boards, Heatwave Pen, Heidi Swapp Cinch, Sew Easy and much more…

We R Memory Keeps is synonymous with superior quality tools and we are pleased to bring you a wide selection of the all-time favourites as well as some exciting new additions that we know you’re going to love! From Punch Boards and Trimmers, to the Heidi Swapp Cinch and Heatwave Pen, we have all the tools you need!   We R Memory Keepers Punch Boards Punch Boards make it easy, not to mention...
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Cards For Guys – Quick And Easy

I know a lot of cardmakers sometimes battle to make male themed cards, for me I think the idea is to keep it simple. But my real winning approach is to keep the same approach I have when making any other card – just transform it by changing the papers, colours and focal points to something, well a little more manly. For these cards for guys I actually used a real girly paper pad, but by...
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Welcome We R Memory Keepers!

This exciting release brings us essential craft tools from American Crafts’ latest addition to the family, We R Memory Keepers!   Envelope Punch Board This is the easiest envelope maker on the market! Just punch and score. The 2-way envelope punch creates fold tabs and round corners. It is easy to create designer envelopes in dozens of sizes. Printed on the punch board are a variety...
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American Crafts This to That Project Life Intro Page

Have you started your Project Life album for 2015 yet? Well for a change I have, and I even started it on the first which is so comforting to get right back into memory keeping – you know recording the little things in life. I was using the American Crafts range of “This to That” tape runners and fell in love all over again. Not only do they make things easier and quicker to adhere to your...
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AC cardstock handmade card in 10 minutes!

American Crafts cardstock has grown to be one of my favourite cardstock brands. The quality and colours is what I find most appealing – and the fact that you can use it for anything is a real bonus – cardstock after all is the staple food for any serious crafter! And this is my brand choice. So during the holidays I did some catching up on my empty card box, and tried to make some quick...
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American Crafts Paper Pads, Milk Paint, Thickers and more…

What a bumper release from American Crafts! As always American Crafts brings us a treasure chest of gorgeous new products – from paper pads and paper to milk paint and ribbon! There’s something for everyone in this release.   American Crafts Paper Pads We’re excited to share with you the amazing new American Crafts paper pads! Keep an eye out for the great value “Best of Paper Pads”....
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Pink Paislee Bella Rouge a playful scrapbooking collection!

Passionate and unique as always, Pink Paislee’s latest collection Bella Rouge is sure to inspire and delight you. This glamorous, girly collection is playful and invites you to shine bright with beautiful papers in soft pink, butter yellow and silver grey. Bella Rouge’s gorgeous embellishments include magical chipboard stickers with unicorn and diamond imagery, sparkly puffy glitter stickers,...
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Heidi Swapp September Skies & Crate Paper Open Book

It seems like we are all looking for inspiration at the moment and what better way to be inspired than with the two new collections from American Crafts; Heidi Swapp September Skies & Crate Paper Open Book! Feed off the beautiful colours and designs and get your creative juices flowing…   Heidi Swapp September Skies Another winning collection from everyone’s favourite designer!...
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Beautiful New Project Life Value Kits!

Those of you who have been writing letters, sending teary eyed faces on Facebook and begging on a daily basis (you know who you are!), we have good news for you…the new Project Life Value Kits have arrived!! We now have 9 new value kits to choose from. Each Value Kit contains (120) 3” x 4” Journaling Cards, (30) 4” x 6” Journaling Cards, and (30) 4” x 6” Title Cards.   Super Cute...
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Heidi Swapp Stamps, Stencils, Stickers, Memory Files & Paper Packs!

Yet another exciting release today! The new Heidi Swapp stamps are sure to WOW and inspire! Also take a look at the super popular stencils, stickers, memory files and essential paper packs now available in South Africa!   Stamps Where would our craft be without stamps? The new Heidi Swapp stamps will give you a reason to want to use stamps more often! Words, textures, numbers and notes,...
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Heidi Swapp Hello Today – A Double Page Layout

I think the reason I love Heidi Swapp products so much is because of her elegant and versatile style. There’s something for everyone and even if the collection scream ‘girl’ there is plenty in there to make boy projects too – it really is that versatile and adaptable. So when I got my hand on the new products that will be available from The Wholesaler I was in heaven! The new paper pads...
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11 Ways To Use Stencils

Remember back when you were a kid and stencilling on your walls and everything else was so fashionable, well did you ever imagine that it would be one of the hottest trends in scrapbooking? I am not sure I did…but I am glad to be around for it though.   Enter the wonderful world of stencilling with Heidi Swapp I love stencils, and those with neutral designs that can be used for any...
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Inspired by… being creative without spending money

This month we are talking inspiration and being creative without spending money. One of my favourite bloggers and creative minds is Mandi from Vintage Revivals. She’s one of those frugal girls that can make something out of nothing. So this week I am inspired by a little make-over she did a while ago. Everything about the space spoke to me, and when I saw that painting on the wall I knew I had a...
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Imaginisce My Baby & Perfect Vacation

Remember the magical double page layout that Jowilna created a while ago with Perfect Vacation (if not, see it here)? We know that many of you have been asking when this collection will arrive. Well, we are here to tell you about two new Imaginisce ranges that are now available – My Baby and Perfect Vacation.   My Baby My Baby is a sweet, traditional baby line. Soft pink and pale blue...
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Studio Calico Lemon Lush & Wanderlust

Studio Calico Lemon Lush & Wanderlust are both fresh and fun collections guaranteed to spruce up your scrapbook paper collection!   Lemon Lush Indulge in the brilliant, citrus hues of Lemon Lush, the newest collection from Studio Calico. Get creative with florals, butterflies and watercolour prints presented in lemon yellow, lime green, tangerine orange and bold pink. This...
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Pink Paislee is now in South Africa!

We’re so excited to announce that Pink Paislee is now in South Africa! Passionate. Authentic. Unique. This is the best way to describe Pink Paislee, who believe in the power of “archiving” and storytelling for future generations. They encourage others to create art and tell their story. And now they are here to encourage you to do just that! Pen Pals, Switchboard and Color Wash are 3 new...
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Heidi Swapp in South Africa!

Heidi Swapp in South Africa! Yes, you read it right, Heidi Swapp is now available in South Africa. Heidi is known in the craft industry for her innovative style, trend setting product ideas and her recognizable, fanciful handwriting. Through her signature style, she inspires everyone to tell their story, create to remember, and along the way…make pretty stuff…everyday!   Dreamy...
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Crate Paper Oh Darling & Boys Rule

It’s time for Moms, Grannies, Aunts, Sisters and anyone with a little boy or girl in their lives to sit a little closer… The Crate Paper Oh Darling & Boys Rule collections are simply delightful. You are guaranteed to love these ranges for any of your scrapbooking, card making and other paper craft projects!   Oh Darling Recall treasured moments of dress up and playtime with...
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Pebbles Special Delivery Now Here

Document the arrival of your precious little one with Pebbles Special Delivery, a collection that celebrates lullabies, first words and bedtime stories. Playful graphics of furry friends and favorite toys are presented in soft hues of blush, blue, gray, and mint. This delightful collection is perfect for recording treasured moments or creating adorable event décor and favors for baby showers....
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Amy Tangerine Plus One & AC Masks

We have seen Jowilna’s stunning Amy Tangerine Plus One (2014 Here We Go!) layout! Now it is your turn to get your hands on this versatile collection! And for those who love using paints, inks, mists, modelling clay or other fun messy mediums, do not miss out on the new American Crafts Masks! Also keep your eye out for the new DIY Paper Pads and new PINK scissor packs!   Amy Tangerine...
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