Who Are We?


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.


Couture Creations GoPress and Foil

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Couture Creations, Crafty | 5 comments

Couture Creations GoPress and Foil

The Couture Creations GoPress and Foil machine is a fully patented concept for Letterpress, hotfoil, diecutting and embossing that can be used with most popular diecutting machines on the market today in order to add the perfect finish on invitations, cards and craft projects.   What materials can it work with? The GoPress and Foil machine works with a myriad of materials, from leather, thin textiles and chipboard to cardstock, ribbon and paper making it the most flexible solution available today for creating unique foiling and letterpress...

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Couture Creations GoCut and Emboss NOW IN SOUTH AFRICA!

Posted by on Feb 2, 2016 in Couture Creations | 38 comments

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 Plate (C) 1 x Metal Adapter Mat PLUS an introductory manual with everything you need to know!   Unboxing the New GoCut and Emboss Machine   GoCut and...

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Celebr8 Happy Days

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in Celebr8 | 0 comments

Celebr8 Happy Days

“The new Celebr8 “Happy Days” collection is a reminder to find joy in both the ‘grand’ and ‘every day’ moments. The collection uses vibrant blues, soft greens, bright oranges and decadent creams along with fabulous watercolour hibiscus flowers and butterflies to create beautifully toned and visually harmonious layouts. “Great things are done by a series of small things brought together”. Enjoy & #happyscrapping!” ~ Celebr8 bty bty   Celebr8 is a proudly South African brand that...

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Alphabet Stack Silhouette Cut – Jowilna 101

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in Crafty, Jowilna Nolte, Silhouette CAMEO | 0 comments

Alphabet Stack Silhouette Cut – Jowilna 101

I love this range of Kaisercraft paper, but to add something special I created a special cut file for the silhouette that perfectly complements this range. I cut this ‘alphabet stack’ using my Silhouette out of one of the papers in the range to perfectly match my layout.   Here’s how I created my cut file Step 1 Select the alphabet tool and type a letter. Step 2 Select the font that you want to use and change the font. Step 3 Type all the letters you want to add and overlap them as desired. I even flipped some of them to lay on their sides....

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Prima Amelia Rose, Lavender, Cherry Blossom & Love Story

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Prima Collections, Prima Flowers | 0 comments

Prima Amelia Rose, Lavender, Cherry Blossom & Love Story

Prima Amelia Rose “Like a beautiful keepsake or a vintage almanac, Prima Amelia Rose is the beauty of both worlds, vintage, yet beautiful. From the beautiful florals to the dark textures, this collection will make you fall in love all over again. Did we mention our 12×12″ paper with foil accents? Foiled stickers in all shapes and sizes…that’s what you’ll find in our embellishment line!” ~ Prima   Prima Lavender “Celebrate the lovely, every day moments with our new “Lavender...

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Create your own Planner Dividers – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Crafty, Jowilna Nolte, Kaisercraft | 1 comment

Create your own Planner Dividers – Jowilna’s Advanced Class

If you read all about how I am planning to get more organized using my beautiful Kaisercraft Planner then you will remember that I am still getting used to the idea of dressing up planners with loads of stuff…And so I am rather choosing to dress my planner up in my own unique way. So today I am sharing how I incorporated my ‘word for 2018’, while adding decorative elements to my planner, and at the same time using up some scraps and some of my favourite things from The Wholesaler – all in 1. Step 1 Use whatever cardstock you want for...

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Kaisercraft Beach Shack, Miss Betty & D-Ring Albums

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Kaisercraft | 0 comments

Kaisercraft Beach Shack, Miss Betty & D-Ring Albums

Kaisercraft Beach Shack “Escape the daily grind for a much needed sea change! Featuring white washed timber, stormy blues and seagrass thatching, the rugged coastal scenery of our Beach Shack collection will have you feeling wild and free, just like the sea!” ~ Kaisercraft   Kaisercraft Miss Betty “The playful patchwork papers of Miss Betty are a haberdashers dream! From quilted patterns, delicate lace and embroidered doilies to petite pink florals and vintage ephemera, this quaint collection exudes old world charm.” ~ Kaisercraft  ...

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NEW Lady Pattern Paper Paper Packs!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Lady Pattern Paper | 0 comments

NEW Lady Pattern Paper Paper Packs!

“With the release of the latest Lady Pattern Paper paper packs, you’ll find a selection of all your favourite high-quality, locally produced, photo-friendly 12×12 scrapbooking papers This is the perfect way to cost-effectively build your stash!” ~ Lady Pattern Paper   Colour Co-Ordinated Paper Packs!   Ooh La Limited Paper Packs   Lady Pattern Paper creates gorgeous, vibrant, modern, high quality patterned papers, sticker sheets, fussy cuts sheets and paper packs for the scrapbooking, card making & paper crafts industry....

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GoPress and Foil Cards – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Couture Creations, Crafty, Jowilna Nolte | 8 comments

GoPress and Foil Cards – Jowilna’s Favourite Things

With the GoPress and Foil machine you can create beautiful effects, but I think the stamps that are available to purchase with the machine, are some of my all-time favourites. The Pineapple is the one that got my attention the very first time I saw it. There’s something special about the design of it and adding some of those amazing coloured foils one can achieve beautiful images that can be used on cards and layouts. For this set of cards I used the Pineapple together with the Sea Breeze and Gold Iridescent foils.   Step 1 To create my...

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Couture Creations C’est La Vie Collection

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in Couture Creations | 0 comments

Couture Creations C’est La Vie Collection

  Couture Creations C’est La Vie Paper & Die Cuts “Couture Creations C’est La Vie featuring the stunning artwork of Tina Higgins, this gorgeous set of papers in soft pinks and subtle greens, garnished with intricately illustrated roses and elements is perfect for creating pretty scrapbooking pages, cards and craft projects all year round!” ~ Couture Creations   Couture Creations C’est La Vie Hotfoil Stamps “Couture Creations Hotfoil Stamps are created with sturdy materials for consistent results over...

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