Papercraft Inspirations issue 163 is out on 23rd February in the UK

There’s plenty of great ideas to impress in our April issue. Find out how to make the most of double-sided papers, discover a new twist on building paper bouquets with our knitted-flower printables, and dazzle family and friends with our vibrant doodle free papers. We’re also showcasing jaw-dropping exploding box cards in our masterclass, guaranteed to… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Win Mixed Media dies from Crafter’s Companion Following last year’s popular Mixed Media die collection, Die’sire is releasing some more fabulous designs that are sure to inspire you. The nine new designs from Crafter’s Companion include ribbon buckles, rosettes, pennant banners and a blossoming tree. These extra-thick dies will allow you to die-cut with ease…. Continue reading

Wool-themed free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 163

These spring lambs, florals and woollen themes, will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy. Our printables by Naomi Hocking are bursting at the seams with colour and cute elements. Whether you’re looking to make a design for a keen knitter, or want some new ideas for seasonal makes, there’s plenty of fun to be had with… Continue reading

Free doodle printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Here are some dynamic celebration papers that are teeming with colour and pizzazz – just what you need for someone who likes to go all out on their birthday or if there’s a super-special occasion that needs marking. They’re made using the brilliantly creative doodle papers designed by Jenny Ellory and are easy to create by… Continue reading

All the templates from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 163 – there are plenty of ideas in the issue, including impressive exploding box designs, a coffee mug gift container, and beautiful origami petals for your cards! To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image… Continue reading

Five fab projects for your home

Want DIY ideas for your home decor, or gift ideas to craft for family and friends? Take a look at five of our amazing papercraft projects for your home. How to make a chalkboard Make shopping lists and share family reminders with this handy chalkboard. For this project, you’ll need a chalkboard sticker sheet (available… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 162 is out on 26th January in the UK

Our March issue is filled with fabulous Mother’s Day makes and gorgeous spring colours! Show mum how special she is with an elegant jewellery gift card, inject a burst of colour to your projects with our vibrant Russian doll free papers, or use this issue’s free printables to delight a mum who is To the Manor Born! Reflect the… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162 – there are plenty of ideas in the issue, including a princess palace gift bag! 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 image.

Russian doll free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 162

These beautifully contemporary cards are so easy to make with the vibrant papers Jenny Ellory has designed. They’re bright and colourful and are the perfect way to celebrate any happy occasion – birthdays, Mother’s Day, new homes, even new babies and christenings! With spring on its way, they’ll inspire you to get crafting with colour… Continue reading

Mother’s Day free printables – lady of the manor

Fashioning a fabulous Mother’s Day card is the perfect way to show your mum how much she means to you. Oodles of feminine charm can be found in these designs, which depict the gorgeous gardens and grounds of grand manor houses. These designs can be easily adapted for other occasions, too. This collection of printables… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Fancy winning a host of crafty treats? See below to find out how to enter all the giveaways from Papercraft inspirations 162. You have until 9th March 2017 to enter.   WIN Ranger Distress Crayons & Watercolor Cardstock Distress Inks are at the core of many crafters’ amazing makes but have you tried Distress Crayons yet?… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 161 is out on 29 December in the UK

You’ll find plenty to fall in love with in the latest issue of Papercraft inspirations, from vintage valentine makes using beautiful bird printables to vibrant floral cards that use heat embossing to add a luxury finish. There’s also instant crafty fun to be had with your mask set gift to create original results that you can use with… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 161 – there are plenty of ideas in the issue, including some card designs featuring haute couture hats. 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 image… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Fancy winning a host of crafty treats? See below to find out how to enter all the giveaways from Papercraft inspirations 161. You have until 10th February 2017 to enter. WIN Goodies from Hunkydory’s Paradise Jewels Elegant pastels and exquisite foils abound in this beautiful new range from Hunkydory, which includes inserts, toppers, sentiments, papers… Continue reading

Beautiful bird free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 161

As Valentine’s Day creeps ever closer, it can start to feel like there are hearts galore – not least in card making projects! If you’d like something a bit different to make for your loved one on 14th February this year, our printables by Jenny Ellory could be just what you’re looking for. Vicky Bailey… Continue reading

Valentine’s free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Show your sweetie how much they mean to you on 14th February with a card made with these adorable Valentine’s papers and toppers by Jenny Ellory. Fresh, modern heart prints in vibrant shades of pink and blue make this one super-stylish collection. We also can’t resist a pun here at Pi HQ and so we… Continue reading

British biscuit printables from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Nothing beats a comforting cup of tea with a crunchy biscuit on the side, all ready to be dunked! If you’re a fan of the great tea break tradition you’ll love these cards, made using fab biscuit printables illustrated exclusively for Papercraft inspirations by Esther Curtis. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, this… Continue reading

Beautiful Moroccan Dreams free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 160

You’ll be able to travel to Morocco without leaving your craft room when you use these stunning papers and accessories by Jenny Ellory! Inspired by a walk through the twisting alleyways of Marrakesh, geometric patterns combine with elegant florals in shades of blue, cream and ochre. Use them to create cards that are suitable for… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Fancy winning a host of crafty treats? You bet! See below to find out how to enter all of the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 160. You have until 12 January 2017 to enter.   WIN Hunkydory prizes! (pictured above) Colourful patterns and beautiful butterflies abound in this month’s super prize from Hunkydory! We have the… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 160 is out on 1st December in the UK!

While a lot of the UK seems to be feeling blue about the shorter days, we at Pi HQ are embracing the dark evenings – what better reason to hunker down with a cup of tea, hot water bottle and relax with a good few hours of crafting. Really there’s only one other thing you need… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Inspire your occasion crafting using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160 – there are heaps of ideas in the issue, including these pretty succulent plants. To download the templates, click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right-click on the larger image and select ‘save as’ or ‘print’. Happy crafting!  

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Papercraft Inspirations 159 giveaway prize

Fancy winning a host of crafty treats? See below to find out how to enter all of the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 159. You have until 20 December 2016 to enter. Win the new Colorista range from Crafter’s Companion (pictured above) Colorista is a specially developed Spectrum Noir range for recreational colouring – featuring top-quality pens… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 159 is out on 3rd November in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 159

We’re well into the swing of Christmas now, and the office is suitably awash with seasonal cheer – you can enjoy the fruits of our festive labours in this issue of Papercraft Inspirations, which is bursting at the seams with ideas that will see you right through to Christmas – and beyond! Our Jolly Santa… Continue reading

Traditional Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Traditional Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jenny Ellory has come up with a wonderful selection of festive cards for these Traditional Christmas free printable papers from issue 159. They offer a versatile backdrop to any Christmas greetings, and you can mix-and-match them to build impressive Yuletide projects in no time at all. Team the papers with understated toppers in festive reds… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Christmas stocking free template

Crack on with your Christmas crafting and make some sparkling cards and gifts using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159 – including this sweet stocking box! To download the templates, click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right-click on the larger image and select ‘save as’ or ‘print’. Happy crafting!

Jolly Santa free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jolly Santa printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

There’s no better way to say ‘Christmas’ than with a fabulously handmade Santa project. Everybody loves the festive season’s most famous character. Bold and bright in his famous red coat, laden with beautifully wrapped gifts, he’s our adorable festive friend. Our selection of gorgeous Jolly Santa free printables by Jenny Ellory delivers a host of… Continue reading

Christmas card making buys

Christmas buys

We’re looking ahead to the festive season with this jolly collection of crafty Christmas card making treats… 1. Anita’s foiled decoupage – Merry Santas, £1 from docrafts   2. Cookie cutter builder punch, £16 from Stampin’ Up!   3. Die’sire Create-A-Card metal die – Enchanted Reindeer, £19.99 from Crafter’s Companion   4. Dovecraft Christmas decoupage… Continue reading

Ready steady craft – 5 Christmas makes!

Ready steady craft card

Get a head start on your Christmas crafting with these creative makes from Sarah Jackman-Read. Ready, steady, craft! Shopping list Simply Creative 12x12in paper pad – Deck the Halls, from Skippy Designs First Edition Foliage and Sentiment dies exclusive to Hobbycraft  Papermania Create Christmas Gold Star Gems from Handy Hippo Crafts Dear Santa Helz Cuppleditch Wooden Shapes from… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 158 – out on 6th October in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 158

It’s finally here! Papercraft Inspirations 158 goes on sale on 6th October in the UK – with a Pretty Poinsettia scoring board set! This month we’re getting festive with Retro Robin free printables, free templates and Jolly Snowman free papers to download – plus three bonus makes from Cricut. Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaways… Continue reading

Bonus project – Cricut Christmas decorations

Cricut Christmas bonus projects

We’re already planning our Christmas crafting and these fabulous Christmas decorations from Cricut are definitely on our to-do list! Make a pretty holly cake topper, a snowflake candle wrap and a Christmas card following our step-by-step guides. Holly cake topper A simple but stunning cake decoration for your festive table using an embossable holly die and… Continue reading