Valentine’s card ideas and free downloads

If you’re feeling the love and want to create some special cards and greetings – whether it’s for a partner, someone you secretly admire, or you just want to let friends and family know how much they mean to you – we’ve got loads of great Valentine’s card ideas and projects to get you started, including free downloads!… Continue reading

How to make a dachshund card with our free templates

Our free sausage-dog templates will help you make this on-trend dachshund card for the animal lovers in your live. Perfect for birthday cards, Christmas cards and more! Simply add a sentiment to suit your occasion. Love this design? Take a look at more Christmas card ideas using our free downloads! Find more ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

Make Christmas decorations for your home

Want to know how to make Christmas decorations for your home? We’ve got some gorgeous papercraft projects that will show you how to create brilliant and simple festive designs. From contemporary baubles to sparkling place settings, get the whole family crafting together and enjoy these fabulous homemade Christmas decorations projects. Find more great ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 173 on sale in the UK 30th November

Find loads of feel-good makes to kick-start the new year in Papercraft Inspirations 173, complete with hummingbird stamp set free gift! Whether you want to add shape, sparkle or a touch of vintage charm to your papercrafts, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started. Take a look at what’s inside issue 173… Pick… Continue reading

Vintage sewing free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 173

These beautiful vintage sewing printables were designed by Emily Waite for Papercraft Inspirations 173, and include themed papers, toppers and sentiments that are perfect for those in your life who just love haberdashery. The pretty pastel papers harmonise really well with the sewing paraphernalia and the sentiments add a touch of humour – who doesn’t love a good… Continue reading

Vintage letter free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Despite the speed and convenience of email and text messages, there’s still something a little bit exciting about receiving a handwritten letter or card among household bills and junk mail. A heartfelt note wishing someone happy birthday, or simply saying hello, is something that will be treasured by recipients and kept for years to come…. Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173, to give you a head start with your papercrafting! Get ideas for shaped cards, framed art for your home, and amazing 3D dioramas (shown above)! How to download free templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 173

For a chance to boost your stash, enter our fantastic giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 173! With Trimcraft paper pads (shown above), craft show tickets and more, there are some great prizes to be won! Deadline for entries is 11th January 2018. Win First Edition paper pads from Trimcraft We’ve teamed up with Trimcraft to celebrate… Continue reading

How to use stencils on cards

Stencilling is a great way to quickly build up designs on your homemade cards. Stencils provide a template that you can use with inks or other media to add colour and pattern to papercraft projects. Simply use a sponge to dab your ink through the apertures of the stencil design, to transfer the pattern onto… Continue reading

Make pretty stamped flower cards

Spark memories of balmy summer days with this fresh jam jar vase card filled with stamped flowers. Kay Carley designed these floral stamps for PaperArtsy’s Eclectica³ range, so who better to show us what lovely things we can make with them? Kay says, “These stamps have been designed so you have main imagery and supporting imagery… Continue reading

How to make a sunburst card

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to find out how to make a sunburst card! This is a great way of using up leftover strips of patterned papers to create incredibly trendy, contemporary and stylish cards. The sunburst, or starburst, technique uses triangular sections of paper, radiating out from a central point, to create beautiful backgrounds for cards…. Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 172 on sale in the UK 2nd November

Issue 172 is packed with fantastic Christmas card ideas as well as projects that will see you well into the new year. If you want to try an alternative to standard card blanks, we’ve got plenty of projects featuring steppers, easels, z-folds and more! We’ve even got a template for a folding Star of David… Continue reading

Free Christmas penguin printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172

These super-cute penguin printables – from Papercraft Inspirations 172 – are ideal for recipients of all ages. These designs feature interactive slider elements to add some clever movement to your cards, too – making them all the more fun to receive! Enjoy adding cuddly penguins, pretty Christmas trees, snowy papers and sentiments to your creations…. Continue reading

Free gingerbread printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Set aside your cookie cutters, grab a pair of scissors and these free gingerbread printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172, then start making some deliciously cute homemade Christmas cards! With plenty of festive patterned papers and seasonal toppers, you can have lots of fun coming up with different combinations and designs that’ll really hit the crafting… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Have a go at making lots of different cards with our handy templates from Papercraft Inspirations 172. From slider elements (as seen on our cute penguin cards, featuring our FREE printables) to a fantastic folding Star of David card and a sweet mug-shaped gift box, there are plenty of projects for you to try. How… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Win Sara Signature Cute Christmas collection Crafter’s Companion is offering nine lucky people the chance to win a complete set of Sara Signature Cute Christmas crafting supplies, worth a total of £122 each. Perfect for making festive cards and decor, this Christmas and beyond! The fantastic new range includes seven super-cute character die sets – penguin,… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 171 on sale in the UK 5th October

Our December issue is packed with fun and vibrant Christmas projects that will easily take pride of place on your recipient’s mantelpiece this festive season. From quick washi tape makes and contemporary tree decorations, to stylish Scandi-inspired designs and a light-up-Christmas-card masterclass, there are plenty of ideas for some wonderfully creative Yuletide cards and gifts. Take… Continue reading

Free Christmas wreath printables from Papercraft Inspirations 171

Use our free Christmas wreath printables, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, on your homemade cards, to add some festive cheer! It’s so easy to make a Christmas wreath design simply by cutting out a few elements and sticking them together with adhesive. You can also layer the different elements, using sticky foam pads, to create extra dimension. The little… Continue reading

Cute wintry free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 171

This collection of winter free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, comes with cute penguins, polar bears and reindeers in colourful knitwear! Ideal for Christmas cards, winter birthdays and more, these sweet characters are sure to warm your recipient’s heart! Mix and match these designs with our fantastic wool-themed free printables from issue 163, which come… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 171

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 171 and make contemporary, geometric Christmas tree decorations, candy dispensers and shaped gift boxes. Plus, you’ll find templates to make circuits for light-up Christmas cards! Want more ideas for Christmas decorations for your home? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including festive garlands and sparkling place settings. Find… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 171

Win a Hunkydory festive bundle Give your festive stash a huge boost this Christmas with this luxury prize bundle from Hunkydory Crafts! Packed with richly illustrated collections, from the cute to the traditional, as well as plenty of essentials, such as glitter, mirri card and acetate, the lucky five winners of this competition could well be… Continue reading

Free colouring sheets from Millie Marotta’s latest colouring book

Millie Marotta’s latest colouring book, Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures, is full of gorgeous designs, featuring everything from hummingbirds and bullfinches to koalas and red squirrels. Colour in the wonderfully detailed, intricate patterns to create some fabulous end results that capture the flora and fauna of woodlands and rainforests across the globe. Animal lovers will cherish… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 170 on sale in the UK 7th September

We’ve got Christmas card making all wrapped up in our November issue! With lots of festive inspiration for handmade cards, plus a free gift, papers and printables, you’ll find everything you need to get a head start on your Yuletide papercrafts. If you’re not quite in the festive spirit yet, you’ll also find great ideas… Continue reading

Free Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Your Christmas cards will definitely be merry and bright once you’ve added some of our cheerful Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170! Build up colourful villages, populated with sweet snowmen and visited by a special reindeer-drawn sleigh. Layer the houses in different sizes, starting with larger images in front and smaller ones in the back, then… Continue reading

Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Decorating Christmas trees with glinting baubles, shining stars and sprigs of holly is a tradition that many people look forward to as 25th December creeps ever closer. With this collection of Christmas free papers and toppers designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 170, you can have fun adding all these elements to your cards, too! Here,… Continue reading

Free Christmas printables – perfect for festive cards, gift tags & more!

free art deco card printables

Whatever time of year you start your festive crafting and card making, our fantastic collections of FREE Christmas printables will help you get a head start on your projects. Download printable papers and toppers in a range of styles for your handmade cards and more! Whether you prefer traditional retro designs or cute contemporary cards,… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Make spine-tingling Halloween cards and cool Christmas projects, using our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170. Find a cute Christmas cracker gift box template, too! How to download free templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the larger… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Win the new Cute Christmas collection by Sara Davies Looking to add some fun to your festive makes? Look no further than the Cute Christmas collection, a new addition to Sara’s popular Signature range. There’s something for everyone, with fabulous silver-foil patterned card, super-cute die sets, a beautiful background embossing folder, a fun stamp set… Continue reading

Baking free printables and card making templates

Free baking printables issue 153

Fans of The Great British Bake Off, Mrs Beeton and other baking greats, will love receiving one of these culinary cards. Download our collections of free papers, templates and printables, and you’ll soon be whipping up a batch of handmade cards fit for Mary Berry herself! Put your papercrafting skills to good use (there should be plenty of… Continue reading

Free papercraft whale template

Have you had a go at making 3D papercraft models? These fab projects make great decorations around the home. To get you started, download this free whale template from Paper Pet Shop! You can also use our special promotional code ‘inspirations17’ to get a 30% discount on all online templates from Paper Pet Shop. From 3D… Continue reading