Issue 133 on sale now, with free embossed card kit for you!

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Don’t miss your Christmas issue, with a fantastic free Embossed Card Kit for festive makes! Inside your magazine, you’ll find brilliant Christmas card projects to suit all your friends and family! Try Dawn Phillip’s cute stamped cards, craft a magical party with The Snowman & Snowdog, or make funky modern designs with Jodi Sanford’s Fancy… Continue reading

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Papercraft inspirations subscription

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door. Don’t forget, it makes a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend too! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 45%, with each issue costing you just £2.75! We… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 133

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Here are the free templates from our Christmas issue, on sale 11th November 2014, including the shapes for this gorgeous Christmas garland. Click on the thumbnail images below to download your printable templates now. Happy crafting! (Your free Pets in Hats digi stamps are over here!)   Love this? Find more great free downloads for… Continue reading

Free printable digi stamps – Pets in Santa Hats!

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Here’s a special treat from our Christmas 2014 issue (on sale 11th November)! Naomi Skinner has designed these cute Pets in Santa Hats digi stamps for your Christmas cards – just print onto white card, colour and cut out, or print onto different colours and layer up, découpage-style. We can’t decide which of these festive… Continue reading

Cute Christmas free printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 133!

Papercraft inspirations Cute Christmas papers

Craft the most adorable Christmas cards with our new free printables – Cute Christmas by Jenny Ellory. You can find these bright papers and toppers along with fun card ideas in our Christmas issue, in UK shops 11th November. Just click the thumbnail images below to download your printables. Happy crafting!   Love these? Check… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 133

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WIN! Spectrum Noir AquaTint sets & stencils Crafter’s Companion are launching an exciting new AquaTint range of craft paints, and are offering bumper prize sets of the paints, plus some Sheena Douglass stencils, to five lucky winners in our competition! AquaTint is a highly concentrated liquid water paint with high-quality pigment. It adds colour to… Continue reading

Video: How to tie a triple-loop bow!

If you love Julie Kirk’s ribbon bow masterclass in issue 133 (on sale 11th November), check out this video! We tried out Julie’s triple-loop bow technique, using a homemade bow maker tool. We’ve used Blu-Tack to stick the wooden skewers to the desk, but if you find your sticks topple over as you’re tying your… Continue reading

Bonus card project from Penny Black!

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Look out for our ‘Meet the Designer’ interview in issue 133 – we speak to US designer Jill Foster about her latest work for Penny Black. Even better, Jill’s shared a bonus card project with Papercraft inspirations readers! This cute stamped card is perfect for Christmas, or make it for a winter birthday celebration. Warm… Continue reading

Send your Christmas cards to the elderly with Festive Friends

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Crafter Philippa Griffin got in touch to tell us about Festive Friends, a new project she’s launched in partnership with the charity Contact the Elderly. Philippa is seeking volunteers to make and send Christmas cards to be distributed to isolated elderly individuals in the North West who are supported by Contact The Elderly. Many of these elderly… Continue reading

Websites for crafters for only £50pa!

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Papercraft inspirations sponsored blog post What is Clikcraft? Clikcraft is a new service targeted at any crafts person who wants a website without the cost and hassle of setting one up. The service combines an easy-to-use admin system with a wide choice of stylish templates designed especially for crafters. Minimal expertise is required, so users… Continue reading

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Papercraft inspirations 132 on sale now

Papercraft inspirations 132

Don’t miss our fantastic December issue, packed with projects and ideas to kick-start your Christmas crafting! Your free gift this month is a gorgeous Festive Flourishes card kit, with gold-foiled toppers and papers to help you make luxurious festive cards this season. There’s enough in your kit to make at least 10 cards! Inside the magazine,… Continue reading

Subscribe and save £££!

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 45%, with each issue costing you just £2.75! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1… Continue reading

Free card kit with issue 132

Papercraft inspirations free gift 132

Our December issue comes with a fab free gift for you! This Festive Flourishes Luxury Card Kit is filled with gorgeous foiled papers and toppers – everything you need to make gorgeous Christmas cards. We’ve got card ideas inside the magazine to get you started too. Issue 132 is out in UK shops on 14th… Continue reading

Free Art Deco Christmas printables

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Make elegant festive cards with our new free papers and toppers – Art Deco Christmas by Jenny Ellory. You can find these vintage-style papers and more in our December issue, in UK shops 14th October. Just click the thumbnail images below to download your printables. Happy crafting! Love these? Click here to find more free… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 132

Hot chocolate card template

Here are all the free templates from our December issue, on sale 14th October 2014, including a fantastic hot chocolate card by Jo Chivers. Click on the thumbnail images below to download your printable templates now. Happy crafting! Love these? Click here for more free card making templates!  

All the competitions from issue 132

xcut competition

Win a set of festive Xcut dies from Docrafts To celebrate the launch of their new website, Docrafts have joined forces with us to offer a host of fab prizes in this month’s competition. The new-look site www.docrafts.com has a fresh and creative feel and provides super-functionality for crafters. With community inspiration like no other,… Continue reading

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

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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!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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