Kaisercraft Metal Plate Embossing Folder – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite things is embossing – blind embossing specifically with embossing folders. I think mostly because of the ease of doing that type of embossing and the amazing effects one can achieve. Lately, my favourite embossing folder is this Kaisercraft metal plate. Today I am dressing it up using my StazOn inks for a gorgeous metallic look.   Step 1 Adhere some metal tape to a piece...
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Embossing Paste Christmas Card – How To With Jowilna

Turn an experiment into a Christmas card – I often have bits of cardstock lying around that have ink on them: used as testers, leftover embossing paste stencilled through a stencil from a previous project and so on. I never chuck these pieces of cardstock away as they can always be turned into something truly unique. I used this piece that had embossing paste stars on it and created a shimmering...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Creating embossed effects is easy, but adding loads of interest can be a little tricky. Today I am showing you how you can create both in a few easy steps by using a variety of my favourite products from The Wholesaler.   I combined texture paste with heat embossing and finished off the shimmer with some more shiny products, let’s take a look… Step 1 I used a piece of scrap cardstock...
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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...
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Beautifully Inked Rainbow Card – Cariena Creates

“Winter is not the brightest season here in South Africa, so I decided to create a very happy card using some of my favourite inks. Enjoy!” ~ Cariena Basson   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here). Did you enjoy Cariena rainbow card tutorial? Please let us know what you think in the comments hereunder.   Products Used DXCU268700 – Xcut Paper...
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Heat Embossed Butterfly – Cariena Creates

“I love heat embossing and since several friends’ birthdays are coming up the next few months, I decided to make a bunch of gorgeous Happy Birthday Cards using my favourite Lady Pattern Paper, a gorgeous Ultimate Crafts Butterfly cutting die and some heat embossing!” ~ Cariena Basson   Please give us a thumbs up for the Heat Embossed Butterfly video, and subscribe to our YouTube...
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hello CARDS in 10 minutes – How To With Jowilna

With the new range of Lady Pattern Paper hello CARDS, I can literally create cards even quicker than before. I like making ten-minute cards for people who I am not convinced will appreciate my efforts or who will just shrug and chuck the card away – yes you know the type. So here’s how to make some quick, beautiful cards.   Step 1 Cut the hello CARDS Green Chartreuse paper in half...
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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...
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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...
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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…  ...
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Xcut Quick Card – Cariena Creates

Using the delicate Xcut cutting dies Cariena Creates a quick and simple, yet positively jaw-dropping handmade card!   Please remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel (click here), and give us a thumbs up for die Xcut Quick Card if you liked it.   Products Used DXCU504085 – Xcut Dies – Selfie Frames & Sentiments TDE-354 – Delicata Ink Pad – Dark Brown...
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Embossing – How To With Jowilna

Silver linings…how to be creative even when you have almost no fancy products… People often complain about how they need something specific to do a certain thing. I say nonsense…if you have a creative mind and can do something with your hands, the sky is the limit! I created some beautiful cards with left-overs, typing paper and nothing fancy apart from my embossing powder and...
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Kaisercraft Bombay Sunset, Sage & Grace & Basecoat 4!

“It’s been a busy lead up to May with the team at Kaisercraft working extra hard to bring you brand new products! Our dainty shabby chic Sage & Grace collection features the perfect combination of dusty pinks and mint green makes this collection perfect for those delicate scrapbooking layouts. If you’re a lover of all things bright and colourful, you’re going to want to get your hands...
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Stamp and Ink – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

I was using this gorgeous stamp set from 49 and Market and what came to me was ‘tarred and feathered’. Often whilst using my stash, certain words come to mind, phrases or sayings that can spark an idea. So tarred and feathered it was! For the tarred portion of this project I used my gears stencil to create some texture and from there on the project was built up layer by layer. Let’s take a...
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Liquid Drops 3D Pearls – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

One of my favourite products from The Wholesaler is the Liquid Drops from Couture Creations. Now in the traditional sense I am not the type of crafter that will make little pearly drops using this medium – somehow it just doesn’t make sense to me. But the product is a favourite of mine for creating mixed media backgrounds. The product offers a beautiful pearly effect perfect for creating a...
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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market – Take 3

In this final article using 49 and market stamps we take a look at how using different products with one stamp can change the look but also give you a totally different look and feel. If you have a single stamp and a variety of products then you can create various looks on cards and on your layouts simply by adjusting and changing the products used with your stamps. For my first card I used the...
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1 Stamp 2 Ways with 49 and Market – Take 2

Welcome to another addition of 1 stamp 2 ways. This week I am using the beautiful Borders and Textures stamp set in 2 different ways adding loads of interest to my projects. For my first card I used my background stamp to create a fun stamped background for my card. Pretty self-explanatory using the stamp but with a bit of a twist to give it an interesting look, using 3 colours of ink to stamp...
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Funky Frames – using die cut frames on a card

Creating framed accents on a layout is so easy. You simply cut the frame and pop it around a photo right? Using a die-cut frame on a card is just as easy, simply cut a frame, stamp an image and pop it into the frame and there you have a quick card. But on closer inspection there is quite a bit we can do with die-cut frames… For this card I wanted to use more than just the one frame and so...
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A Rainbow Of Colour And Texture – Altering And Using Die-Cuts

So I have a die-cut and want to use it on several different projects – but how do I make it look different each time, so that it doesn’t all look the same? Well today I am sharing another 2 of my ideas on how to alter your die-cuts for a different look.   Create a shadow I like combining the same die-cut to create a shadow effect. This is achieved by using the same die-cut and slightly...
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Spotlight Die-Cutting

With all those lovely die-cuts available to us nowadays it is hard to just keep on using them in the same way all the time. Let’s face it, a die-cut is pretty much just a cut and that’s it. Unless you dress it up using inks, techniques and incorporate it into your project differently, it can be rather boring using it in the same way all the time. This month we are focusing on different ways of...
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Altering Die-Cuts – Getting More Bang For Your Bucks

I love that saying.. .you know the one where you can get more for your money than what you paid. I try and apply this principle to all my scrapbooking and crafting stash. If I am going to spend money, I want to use it in a multitude of ways to get the most value out of it. So I really do think twice before I spend my money or someone else’s money for that matter. This brings us to technique...
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Women’s Day Sweetie Jar

How did you celebrate Women’s day this year? That special day when we can celebrate everything we are, all that we have achieved and our strength that silently shines when no one is looking. Well I spent it with some friends being creative and my thought was to create little sweetie jars for these special ladies, decorated with a beautiful quote or sentiment. Let me add that this is a sweetie...
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Celebr8 Barber Shoppe Co-Ordinating Products

Erin has really spoilt us this month with two gorgeous projects featuring Kaisercraft’s stylish and trendy Barber Shoppe Collection. Get creative with all things vintage and Celebr8’s stunning selection of perfectly co-ordinated chipboard. Try some of Erin’s fun and effective techniques and ideas below and transform your chipboard into show-stopping embellishments.   Celebr8 Barber Shoppe...
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Festive Greeting Cards & Folded Trees!

Nothing says festive quite like handmade greeting cards. Taking the time to create something unique and personal says a lot. But in our busy lifestyles who really has the time to sit down and make handmade greetings for family and friends. If you make the time you will have the time. But if you are smart then you will grab the new Kaisercraft Frosted Paper that is all ready for you to use and...
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