Jowilna’s Mason Jar Snow Globe Tutorial

I don’t think I ever owned a snow globe, what with living in the Southern Hemisphere and all. But I have always loved them and have a bit of a fascination with them – it always seems like you can get lost in the winter wonderland inside and drift off to a magical place. So this year I decided to make my very own little snow globes. Here’s how I did it in a few easy steps: Use your selected...
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Cricut Craft Room Free Files

Try Out Cricut® Content This Week For Free If you have not tried out the amazing Cricut Craft Room, then this should be a good motivator! The “Celebrate” scrapbook layout is FREE to make this week (26 Feb – 5 March 2014)!   Click here for your Cricut Craft Room free files! For those who do not know what Cricut Craft Room is, take a look at Jowilna’s Cricut Craft Room...
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Cricut Craft Room Basics – Valentine Popcorn Boxes

I have always loved my Cricut machine, from the very first machine on the market to my current Cricut Expression 2. But it was a love hate relationships at times, until recently that is, when I downloaded the Cricut Craft Room. The Cricut Craft Room enables you to hook up your machine to your computer via USB cable and allows you to edit images and do all kinds of funky things with them. That is...
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Cricut Explore Machine – Coming to South Africa

From inspiration to creation in just a few clicks Introducing the new Cricut Explore™ design-and-cut system! The Cricut Explore™ system blends an electronic cutting machine with Cricut Design Space™, the free online design software, to help you make polished DIY projects. Create by using the hundreds of ready-to-make projects, the 50,000+ images from the Cricut® library or by uploading your own...
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Cuttlebug Christmas Card Idea

Bargello is a technique traditionally used in needlepoint and borrowed by paper crafters to create interesting background effects using paper strips. I borrowed this technique and have done a couple of versions over the years, but today I am incorporating die-cutting and the ever so popular washi tape to create this easy technique. Just another reason to use my products combined together in my...
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Cuttlebug Cutting Die Tips

One thing that I love using beautiful delicate dies for is creating tone on tone backgrounds. They are really easy to do and there is also a myriad of different ways you can approach this effect. For this Project Life card, also part of my December album, I used a beautiful Anna Griffin die to create a festive background. Dies are really versatile and by adhering a delicate die-cut flat onto a...
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Cuttlebug Christmas Tags

With the Festive Season fast approaching I am lucky enough to be able to play with my Cuttlebug machine to create beautiful gifts and, handmade cards and tag for all purposes. The delectably new Wrapped in Joy embossing folders are so beautiful it’s hard to imagine the silly season without them. Their designs include anything from plain and simple to delicate and detailed which will make your...
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Buy Cuttlebug in South Africa!

Have you made your Christmas list yet? If a Cuttlebug is exactly what you want for Christmas, then you’ll find this page very helpful! We have created a ‘Dear Santa’ letter that will make it easy for you to share with your significant others, exactly what’s on your Christmas list this year. A little cheeky, we know, but why not have some fun?   How to buy Cuttlebug in South Africa? The...
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Anna Griffin Cut And Emboss Dies

You loved the Anna Griffin Embossing Folders! Now get ready to cut & emboss shapes as intricate and stylish as one can only expect from Anna Griffin® designs. We are excited to introduce the stunning new Anna Griffin Cut and Emboss Dies. Order your amazing Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Cut and Emboss Dies here! Also keep a look out for these new Provo Craft arrivals: 5×12 Cuttlebug embossing...
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From Tin Can To Flower Vase

Recently we have been doing some introspection into the way we live and how it affects nature around us. Every week we throw away a good amount of dog food cans. Although these are said to be recycled and used again it brought the idea of how I can reuse and recycle these cans myself. And that is how this week’s project came about – but off course this would be just as bland as it sounds...
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Anna Griffin Embossing Folders

Introducing new Cricut Cuttlebug™ Embossing Folders, featuring artwork by Anna Griffin®! From rich floral patterns to geometric designs, the folders will add Anna Griffin® style to all your projects.   Order your amazing Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Embossing Folders here! Cut a shape, emboss a shape, or cut then emboss shapes with the inspired designs available exclusively with Cuttlebug cutting...
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Cricut Mini – Coming Soon to South Africa!

This petite machine packs a powerful creative punch!   The Cricut Mini™ is the fun & easy way to cut paper, fabric, vinyl, and much more… The Cricut Mini will be available at good retail stores across Southern Africa very soon. Watch this space for updates and the latest news about this amazing new Cricut® machine! Remember to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube...
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Cuttlebug Christmas Décor Cube

I love creating off the page elements to use around my home. Not only during the holidays but also for everyday use, and sometimes just for fun. As part of my French neutral colour scheme around my work area and home I wanted to keep Christmas a bit more vintage in certain areas. So as part of décor I am creating various items that can be quite useful as much as they are pretty. To create my...
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10 Minute Christmas Baubles

With last minute preparations and decorations going on for Christmas I needed to make some more decorations for the tree as well as labels for gifts. So what’s a girl to do? Well, she turns to her trusty Cricut Expression 2 and gets creative. I love the fact that when you buy the Cricut Expression machine it has some images and fonts loaded onto the machine already. So you are good to go even...
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Halloween Door Plaque – Step by Step

I love the beautiful rich colours of Halloween – the oranges and purples combined with black makes for a classic combination. The rich hues of the colour palette combined with the beautiful patterns of the Cuttlebug Halloween themed embossing folders lies at the core of this week’s project. I made a Halloween door plaque with a playful and fun theme that is not too scary for the little trick or...
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National Braai Day Scrapbooking Layout

Celebrations are always big in South Africa – as the saying goes go BIG or go home. So in celebration of National Braai Day or Heritage Day I made this layout using some fun Cricut elements. I love how the new Cricut Expressions 2 machine enables you to cut a variety of elements at once and in different sizes – it really is quick and convenient. I used the 3 Birds on Parade Cartridge for its fun...
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Spooky Bug Toaster

Are you scared? Sometimes I am afraid of the things crafters do. I am scared about the fact that when my toaster blew up about a month ago I knew that it had potential as a craft project. Yip and that’s how it became a Halloween toaster – spooky I know! I wanted to do something fun and not too complicated. I covered the toaster with old book paper using gel medium to get a really smooth finish...
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Cricut Project Center

Provo Craft Launches Online Cricut Project Center New Crafting Community Gives Members the Opportunity to Express Themselves Creatively, Share Projects, and be Inspired by New Ideas Provo Craft announced the launch of Cricut Project Center™, an online social community site designed to inspire and share creative ideas around crafting. In a recent survey conducted by Provo Craft, 64 percent of...
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Frame Of Mind Card

I have always been fond of tools and electronic equipment that make life easier. And that’s why I love the Cricut die cutting machines so much. Now, even though there are plenty of brands out there, none of them are quite as simple to use as the Cricut – and when I say simple I mean uncomplicated and straightforward. And although the Cricut Expression 2 falls in the category of a bit more...
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New from Provo Craft

For over 40 years, the Provo Craft mission has been to inspire creativity by providing the best products, tools, education, ideas, and customer service for all types of crafters.   We are proud to be the sole distributor for all Provo Craft products in South Africa and to always bring you the latest releases!     Cuttlebug Embossing Folders We all know & love the Cuttlebug...
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Cricut Expression 2

What is the Expression 2? The Expression 2 is an electronic cutting machine. With the touch of a button, the Cricut Expression 2 cuts out letters, shapes and words in various sizes using your choice of papers. You can do several cuts at the same time on the same piece of paper. The Cricut Expression 2 uses electronic cartridges that are preloaded with different designs. Once you choose a design,...
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AC Cardstock Festive Tags

With so many festive events happening in the second half of the year there is always an opportunity for a beautiful tag to grace a gift, table setting or mantle place. So what better way than to beat the rush and get started on some bright and beautiful festive tags that can be used for a myriad of purposes. I created a set of AC Cardstock festive tags using the versatile new Cuttlebug embossing...
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Snow-Capped Quilted Christmas Decorations

With Christmas almost upon us…it’s time to start thinking about décor ideas, gifts and all those beautiful crafty things we keep ourselves busy with. With the new Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridges the possibilities are endless. I used the cartridge to create a beautiful little snow-capped village that can sit on my mantle place – yes I still dream of a white Christmas. I used a little...
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We Love Cuttlebug

Cut a shape, emboss a shape, or cut then emboss shapes with the inspired designs available exclusively with Cuttlebug cutting and embossing dies. Expressing your creativity has never been easier!   What is a Cuttlebug? The Cuttlebug is used with dies and embossing folders to cut out shapes and emboss any of your own paper, cardstock, foam, chipboard, felt and more…   Why do we...
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