Make the most of your die-cuts – Jowilna 101

We all have loads of die-cuts right? But unless you are using them for more than a single application then you are not taking full advantage of them. Today I am showing you how to think differently and take your die-cuts further in a few easy steps. Step 1 Die cut the circle mesh out of cardstock. I used a manilla tag for my experiments but you could easily re-create this on a card or layout....
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Dear Santa, GoCut and Emboss

Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas is…all the craft stash my heart desires. If this is your wish this Festive Season then look no further than The Wholesaler for inspiration on what to put on your Christmas wish list.   I am sharing my top 5 picks for the ultimate crafter’s wish list: NO. 1 GoCut and Emboss This versatile machine has changed the way I see die-cutting in so many...
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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,...
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Over R2000 FREE product with every Silhouette CAMEO deal ordered!

We are really excited to announce a huge Silhouette CAMEO deal, running at selected stores. This simply has to be the best-ever Silhouette bundle. Buy the Silhouette CAMEO and get over R2000 FREE product! The free product includes a 12×12 Cutting Mat, Pixscan Mat, Pen Holder, Roll Feeder, Blade and Tool Kit! You get this for FREE   Crafters, DIYers, Home Designers and all round makers use...
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Review: GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations

As a crafter I have used more die-cutting machines in my life than I have actually owned. I have tried and tested and loved a lot of machines during this time but none of them have met all my expectations quite like the GoCut and Emboss by Couture Creations. It’s difficult to please everyone all of the time, but with this machine I think the tides might just be turning. Here’s a quick review of...
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Farmyard Birthday Invitation – Setting the Scene

Setting the scene for a special birthday celebration always begins with a special invitation. And what better way to create an invitation than using the fabulous Silhouette machine. I used the beautiful barn image cut on my silhouette and then turned it into an invitation simply by adding some wording inside. Step 1 Insert the image into the silhouette software. Drag the image to the size you...
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Oh Baby Girls – DIY Baby Shower Ideas For Little Princesses Part 1

When it comes to pink and little girls, who doesn’t love a good dose of cute? This week we are sharing some ideas of how to personalise ideas for a perfectly pink baby shower fit for any little princess. Not all baby showers have to be before baby arrives and sometimes it’s fun to celebrate the little one once she is already here. Instead of anticipating her arrival we are celebrating her...
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DIY Birthday – Golden Birthday Celebrations

We continue our birthday celebrations with a gold theme. With birthdays there are so many things to make and create that will make a celebration really special. As part of the celebrations we want a menu to showcase a selection of delicious dishes. This simple concept can also be used for an invitation and any other stationery you are creating for your celebrations. Step 1 Print a simple design...
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Couture Creations Perfectly Petite Doily & Floral Layers Cutting Dies

A small but potent release from Couture Creations featuring everyone’s favourites – doilies and flowers! What’s special about these doilies is that they are mini doilies which makes them even more versatile. Pick yourself a bunch of Asters, Peonies, Blue Eyed Daisies, Tattered Carnations and Star of Jasmine cutting dies and create your own, delicate and beautiful garden of paper flowers....
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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...
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Couture Creations DIY Baroque Plant Tin

Every so often we rediscover something that we have and really have never used to its full potential. This happened while looking for a die-cut to use on a project, and so came to be this recycled tin. It can really be used for anything from a plant container, to storing pens, small trinkets etc. But here’s how I created this beautiful luxurious look using a single die cut and some other items....
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Exciting New Silhouette Curio and CAMEO Consumables & Tools!

Excitement is running high with the release of the fantastic new Curio! To add just a little extra spice to the release, we’d love to share the new Silhouette Curio and CAMEO Consumables & Tools with you!   Did you know? The Curio has a 5mm clearance which allows you to etch, sketch, or cut on new project palettes. Think wood, foil, leather, foam, and even metal!! Read more here »...
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Couture Creations Die-Cuts On A Background

How do you get more out of your die-cuts? Well you use them in different ways combined with different materials right? Right! So today I am sharing a quick way of using the same cut to get a different look and effect on a background for your layout. For my layout I used a single paint splat die-cut from Couture Creations. It is so cute and delicate and there are so many ways you can use it,...
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Xcut Mini Dies! Oooh you are going to love these…

It’s our great pleasure to introduce the new Xcut Mini Dies! Made from the highest grade carbonised steel and tested to deliver a superior cut, Xcut Dies provide endless design possibilities for professional-looking cards and scrapbook layouts using cardstock, paper or fabric.   Xcut Mini Dies With just a few turns, cut out elaborate decorations with these Xcut Mini Dies. Create beautiful,...
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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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Couture Creations Everyday Essentials For Your Projects!

I have always had the opinion that cards are meant to be quick projects – 10 minutes that you can spend doing nothing else but hate doing nothing – those are the precious minutes you can spend being creative and making a card. A die-cut a day… So today I am sharing how easy card making really is with the Everyday Essentials range of die from Couture Creations. These are basic designs you...
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It’s just a Kaisercraft Oh So Lovely Layout

Soft beautiful florals, birds and gorgeous accents are what caught my eye when I first saw this range. But on even closer inspection it is the colours that seamlessly complement each other into the designs for perfection in design…that is the new Oh so Lovely paper range from Kaisercraft I know that with every new range you just think that the one before it was the most beautiful thing you...
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Using Dies As Accents – Cluster Technique

I have spoken a lot in the past about using dies on cards and layouts, and even as I use it more I realise the possibilities are endless. As you run out of elements to use and alphabets to create titles with, dies are those things that will never run out – each time you use a different paper or cardstock or technique on a die-cut, you can alter and change the way it looks and functions.  ...
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Quick & Easy Cards with Couture Creations Card Sets

With the new Card and envelope sets from Couture Creations making cards is such a breeze. Not only do you have loads of envelopes that match the cards perfectly, the cards are already scored for you so folding them is so easy. The cream and white cards make it easy to choose which of the two will match your planned project best. For this project I chose the cream cards because they matched the...
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Mixed Media Card Tutorial

With all the new art mediums and inks available it is hard not to dabble in a cross pollination of different mediums and inks into my crafting projects. So this week I created a card using Crackle texture paste and inks for a beautiful and interesting look. And if you are thinking that it is just not for you, think again. Combining different mediums together is really easy, and if you start off...
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Go.See.Do. Kaisercraft Wanderlust Layout!

Everyone loves a nice travel layout, right! And when the papers is a perfect fit for seeing the world then bring it on. This was the case with the new Kaisercraft range of travel papers – Wanderlust. I knew the minute I saw the papers I wanted to scrap a friend’s photos from their travels to Egypt – the colours and the feel were a match made in well…crafty heaven. For my layout...
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Layered Die Cuts Card Tutorial

I think the more you use die-cuts the more you LOVE them and the more you experiment with them. So that’s what I have started doing more and more, playing with different combinations of die-cuts to create cards, and even getting a bit more adventurous with them on layouts. For today I am sharing how I layered different die cuts from Couture Creations on a card with stunning effect. Step 1 Use...
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Xcut Embossing Folders and Cutting Dies

Xcut tools are ‘a cut above the rest’ when it comes to style, performance and value. The latest release of embossing folders & cutting dies have gorgeous designs incorporating some classic must-have valentine themes.   Xcut Embossing Folders   Xcut Cutting Dies   You can see all the docrafts Xcut Embossing Folders and Cutting Dies here! We stock a massive selection of...
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New Silhouette Unboxing Video

I’d like to start by wishing you a wondrous 2015 filled with all the love, blessings and creative energy that the universe can muster! I was blessed enough to get my very own Silhouette CAMEO over the holidays!!! I wanted to share with you the special moments of unboxing my new toy! If you are not quite sure what this machine does then head over to this post (click here) to read more....
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