FREE printables! SJ Dowsett’s Advent boxes from Handmade Christmas


Handmade Christmas is out now – a special edition magazine filled with gorgeous treats to make this festive season! Don’t miss SJ Dowsett’s stunning advent calendar – cute mini gift boxes for you to fill with sweets or tiny gifts. Even better, SJ’s created a special download kit of templates and images for you to… Continue reading

More ideas for your Flock Card Kit!

Flock Christmas cards by Steph

Stephanie from Papercraft HQ couldn’t wait to try issue 131′s Snowflake Forest Flock Card Kit – and we love these cards that she made! Here’s Stephanie’s step-by-step guide. She says ‘If découpage isn’t your thing, try these instead!’ You will need Snowflake Forest Card Kit Square white card blanks Blue & lilac coloured card Large… Continue reading

Fab flock card kit with issue 131!

Papercraft inspirations 131 gift

Our bumper November issue is in shops now, with a fantastic Snowflake Forest Flock Card Kit for you! The kit stars adorable Snowflake Forest characters created by talented illustrators Karen Sapp, Gillian Flint and Colleen Whittaker from The Bright Agency. You’ll love the cute penguins, bears and bunnies, and there’s a smiley snowman too. In… Continue reading

Save £££ when you subscribe!

Papercraft 131 subscription

When you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, you can make massive savings on the shop price! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you’ll save over £43, with each issue costing you just £3.31! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save over £43 on… Continue reading

Bonus project – Jenny Hodges’ 10th anniversary card!

10th anniversary card

Issue 131, on sale 16th September 2014, is our 10th anniversary issue! Jenny Hodges designed this gorgeous card especially for the occasion; here’s Jenny’s step-by-step guide so you can recreate the look yourself for big anniversaries and birthdays… Anniversary card  You will need: Your basic craft kit plus… White & kraft card Patterned paper Buttons,… Continue reading

Free Nativity digi stamps from Papercraft inspirations issue 131


To celebrate our 10th anniversary issue, we have bonus printables for you! Create cards telling the Christmas story with these sweet digi stamps, illustrated by Scott Joyce. We’ve got great ideas for your stamps in issue 131 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale 16th September 2014! Click the thumbnails below to download the Nativity digital stamps and the… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 131

christmas pudding card template

Here are all the free templates for the projects in our November issue (on sale 16th September), including this fun Christmas pudding card by Jenny Hodges. Click the thumbnail images below to download your full-sized templates pages. Enjoy!   Love Papercraft inspirations? Subscribe and save on the cover price!

Free Festive Scandi printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 131!


Make Christmas cards with our latest free papers and toppers, with a red and white Scandinavian theme. You can find these pretty papers and more in our November issue, in UK shops 16th September. Just click the thumbnail images below to download the printables, then get crafting!   Love Papercraft inspirations? Subscribe and save on… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 131!

Hunkydory Crafts comp

Win floral goodies from Hunkydory Crafts! The classic floral collection, Radiant Roses, is returning to Hunkydory Crafts as a New Season Special Edition. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Hunkydory Crafts to offer 14 lucky winners a prize bundle packed with gorgeous card-making goodies from the range! Printed on Adorable Scorable board for the first… Continue reading

Handmade for Babies – free papers!

We’re thrilled that Handmade for Babies is out today – find out more and order your copy here! To celebrate, we’ve got two fab free paper collections from the Papercraft inspirations archives for you to download and print. Use them to make cards, gift tags and more to celebrate a new arrival. Click here to… Continue reading

Mollie Makes confetti cuteness!

Mollie Makes jellies comp

When our friends at Mollie Makes asked to borrow our collection of circle punches, we had no idea what they had in store, but we’re just loving what they made – amazing giant confetti in funky colours and geometric prints. It’s easy to create the look yourself for parties and weddings. Simply choose a few… Continue reading

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Quick links for our Summer Blog Party

Summer blog party 2014

Don’t worry if you missed our Summer Blog Party over the Bank Holiday weekend, we’ve popped quick links to all the posts right here. Enjoy! And make sure you enter all the competitions asap – as the closing date for all comps except for the Boomf competition is 31st August 2014. Good luck! Boomf –… Continue reading

Boomf – win your instagrams on scrumptious marshmallows!


Here’s a special treat just for our blog party – our friends at Boomf are giving you the chance to win a batch of special marshmallows printed with your very own instagram photos! Just the thing for a special crafternoon, or even a birthday treat to go with a handmade card. You can find out… Continue reading

Win a copy of Handmade Celebrations!

Handmade Celebrations.cover

Don’t miss Handmade Celebrations, a special-edition bumper magazine filled with great craft ideas for special occasions. As well as cards and decorations to make in paper, the mag will guide you through crafting up soft decorations in cross stitch and crochet, baking delicious treats for your friends, and serving up delicious cocktails! Whether you’re celebrating… Continue reading

Free Teatime Treats printables from the Papercraft inspirations archives!

pin78 free tea papers

Hope you’re enjoying our summer blog party! Here’s another freebie from the Papercraft inspirations archives – Lucille Randall’s Teatime Treats papers and toppers from October 2010! Click here to download your free printables now (PDF). Happy crafting!   Keep popping in to our blog party for more crafty treats, from 23rd-25th August 2014!

Win a mega craft stash bundle!

Big stash prize

Buttons, books, letter stickers, embellishments, papers and MORE! We’ve chosen our favorite papercraft products and put them together into a massive prize for one lucky reader! To be in with a chance of winning all this and more, click the link below and fill in the easy online competition form. Good luck! Click here to… Continue reading

Free wedding illustration downloads from the Papercraft inspirations archives


We’re having a mini blog party this weekend – bookmark our website now, and keep popping back for great giveaways and more! As a special treat, we’re bringing you another chance to download Angela Poole’s wedding card illustrations from Papercraft inspirations issue 86, back in spring 2011. These beautiful illustrations have been our most popular… Continue reading

Win Me To You craft stash!

tatty teddy blog

Everyone loves Tatty Teddy, star of the Me To You craft collection! We’ve got 6 sets of Me To You craft goodies to give away, including a cute wooden stamp, paper pack, découpage pack and cardstock stickers – everything you need to make your cutest-ever cards. Click here to enter our Me To You giveaway…. Continue reading

Fab giveaway from 3M!

Scotch tape prize

If you loved Jane Means’ gift wrap tutorial, be sure to enter this fantastic giveaway from our chums at 3M! 3M makes some of the best adhesives around, including Scotch Double-Sided Tape, Magic Tape and ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape. We’ve got two great prizes to give away to lucky crafters – each prize includes Magic Tape… Continue reading

Step-by-step with wrapping expert Jane Means

Jane Means for 3M Magic Tape

Sometimes wrapping even the simplest of gifts can be tricky, with tangles of tape and ripped paper. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful! Gift wrapping specialist Jane Means shares her top technique for creating a professional look for a special gift. Once you’ve tried this, be sure to click over and enter our fantastic 3M… Continue reading

Issue 130 out now, with free Paper Bow Card Kit for you!

PIN130 gift

Don’t miss your October issue of Papercraft inspirations, in UK shops now! This issue comes with a fantastic Paper Bow Card Kit, with everything you need to make 3D Christmas cards – designer card blanks, patterned papers and toppers, mini peg embellishments, plus a reusable paper bow template that’s handy for all kinds of festive… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Claire Gould, pick of the week from Kirstie Allsopp!


“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

Free Fifties Kitchen printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 130!

free craft papers

Make gorgeous cards with our latest free papers and toppers, with a retro Fifties Kitchen theme. You can find these stylish papers and more in our October issue, in UK shops 19th August 2014. Just click the thumbnail images below to download the printables, then get crafting!   Love Papercraft inspirations? Subscribe and save on… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 130!

Jenny Hodges teacup cards on purple and white spotty paper

Here are all your free templates for the projects in our October issue (on sale 19th August), including this sweet teacup card by Jenny Hodges. Click the thumbnail images below to download your full-sized templates pages. Enjoy!

All the competitions from issue 130!


Win a set of Vintage Christmas craft goodies! Be inspired by the spirit of Christmas past with the Vintage Christmas collection from Crafter’s Companion. Containing designs reminiscent of Victorian times, this collection will allow you to create a wealth of beautiful, traditional festive papercraft projects. Colouring fans will be in for a treat with the… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – say hello to Craftwork Cards!

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We’re so excited about The Handmade Fair! Join Kirstie Allsopp and a host of craft experts for a day of making beautiful things. The show runs from 19th-21st September at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace in London. We spoke to Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards, who told us about her inspiration, the latest launches from Craftwork… Continue reading

Create new looks with felt

felt card

We’re loving Julie Kirk’s 10 Inspirations for Felt feature in issue 129 of Papercraft inspirations. Here’s a peek at one of Julie’s clever card designs – cover the inner section of a frame charm with PVA glue, then press on lots of felt snippets. Julie’s even added a heart-shaped piece to create a fun focal… Continue reading

Origami Master Class: Flowers – special book offer for origami fans!

origami masterclass flowers book

If you’re an origami addict, Origami Master Class: Flowers will take your skills to the next level. Craft intricate roses, lilies, orchids and more beautiful blooms with step-by-step instructions from some of the world’s top origami experts. We’ve got a special offer just for you – save £1.99 on the cover price and get free UK P&P… Continue reading

Issue 129 of Papercraft inspirations out now, with free Folded Flower Card Kit!

papercraft inspirations 129 subs

Don’t miss our fantastic September issue, on sale now! Your free gift this month is a brilliant Folded Flower Card Kit, with everything you need to make 10 pretty flower embellishments and 5 gorgeous cards – die-cut patterned papers, luxury adhesive pearls and designer card blanks. Inside your mag, you’ll find some irresistible card projects…. Continue reading

Free Vintage Treasures printables from Papercraft inspirations 129!


Make gorgeous cards with our latest free papers and toppers, with a beautiful Vintage Treasures theme. You can find these pretty papers and more in our September issue, in UK shops 22nd July 2014. Just click the thumbnail images below to download the printables, then get crafting!