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.
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, vinyl, and fabric up to 12 in. wide. The CAMEO has the ability to register and cut printed materials and is PixScan™ compatible. What does this mean for...read more
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 Plate (C) 1 x Metal Adapter Mat PLUS an introductory manual with everything you need to know! Unboxing the New GoCut and Emboss Machine ...read more
Welcome to the first in our brand new series of video tutorials: Cariena Creates. Today Cariena shows us how easy it is to use your Celebr8 mask to create beautiful embossed elements to use in all your paper crafts. Products Used C8 SM4507 – Celebr8 A Whimsical Life Mask – Wild Flowers TEP-301 – Tsukineko Embossing Powder 1oz – Gold TEP-305 – Tsukineko Embossing Powder 1oz – Clear TDE-191 – Delicata Ink Pad – Golden Glitz TAPI-090 – All-Purpose Ink – Banana Cream TAPI-095...read more
I love colouring in pens and pencils, but the act of colouring itself I find really frustrating and boring. It’s a personal thing, but that doesn’t stop me from messing around and adding some colouring details in my diary. One of my favourite things is my set of Kaisercraft Gel Pens. Then recently a friend gave me two smaller sets of Kaisercraft Gel Pens and now I think I am in heaven. Together with the metallic pens, the glitter and pastels colours are simple amazing. Step 1 I started colouring my image using the metallic pens. Step 2...read more
Life’s a journey… “Plato said: “Of all the animals, the boy is the most unmanageable.” Growing up with a younger brother has cemented this statement for me, and it was with this idea in mind that I decided to honour the boys & men in our lives. The 3 new Ooh La Limited papers, exhibit a grunge, textured and masculine energy which is the perfect showcase for the new Chocolate Chilli colour!” ~ Lady Pattern Paper It’s not just brown…It’s Chocolate Chilli! “The latest colour in the Lady Pattern Paper...read more
“These brilliant new Couture Creations albums have just arrived and sport the highest quality look and feel of any album we have ever manufactured. The beautiful metal accents complete a modern chic design while also protecting your precious memories for years to come. High quality album refills are also available to suit with and without paper inserts.” ~ Couture Creations Artdeco Creation’s branded arts & craft products are developed in-house & produced through the best channels for the highest quality product...read more
Masking is one of my first techniques I ever learned many many years ago. To this day it is also one of the easiest and most versatile techniques. Let’s take a look at how easy it is… The idea behind masking is that you can make things appear like they are something else – so you can create dimension with little effort, layer something behind something else in a few easy steps, or just mask off an area to have something else happen behind it. Step 1 Stamp your image onto your cardstock where you want it to appear. I used...read more
“We live in an ever more stressful, fast-paced world with deadlines, traffic and fast-foods being the order of the day. At times, it’s difficult not to look back to our youth and dream of the days where life was playful, fun & mischievous. The Whimsical Life Collection is a celebration of simple, carefree moments. With its soft, fresh colour palette and cute daisy’s and butterflies you can create a project that will record your happy-go-lucky moments and memories.” ~ Celebr8 Celebr8 is a proudly South African brand...read more
To ink or not to ink? Or rather how to ink is a better question these days. Over the years things have changed quite a bit and for the better regarding inking the edges of your patterned papers. I personally prefer a light inking, a soft touch that does not distract the eye but rather adds to the overall look and feel of your project. If inking is all you see, then perhaps a lighter hand or ink colour may just be what you need. Your basic tools that you will need are personal preference, but here are some of my favourites and my everyday go...read more
“Scrap Affairs Issue 53 is luxurious, DOUBLE the thickness, oozing quality and exceptional content! And of course, its FULL of FREEBIES!!!!” ~ Scrap Affairs Scrap Affairs Magazine is South Africa’s No. 1 scrapbooking and crafting magazine, run by Scrappers, with a love and passion of paper and crafts. Find Scrap Affairs Issue 53 here »...read more