Papercraft Inspirations issue 149 is out now – with a 6-in-1 doily die gift!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

We’ve come over all floral in Papercraft Inspirations issue 149, with some gorgeous Mother’s Day free printable papers, plus some beautiful spring watercolour blooms for you to download. Of course, there are other treats in store including some exclusive 6-in-1 paisley doily dies, which offer so many creative possibilities! This month, we’ve been in a… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

Houses template from issue 149 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Get crafty with all the fantastic free printable templates from issue 149 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine, including this funky card for a friend who’s moving house. To download your templates, click on the template you want to enlarge it, then right-click with your mouse and select ‘print’ to use it right away or ‘save as’… Continue reading

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

Stix2Anything competition prize

We’ve got crafty goodies galore to be won in issue 149 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine, including some amazing new products from Stix2Anything, Spectrum Colourblend pencils, Hunkydory Luxury card collections and more! These competitions are open for entries from 28th January 2016 to 11th March 2016. To enter each competition, you’ll need to have the competition… Continue reading

Free Mother’s Day floral printables from issue 149

Mother's Day floral card

These free Mother’s Day floral printables look good enough to pop into a vase and make stunning cards for mums. These floral printables painted by Esther Curtis are all you need to create beautiful cards and you can use them at any size you choose. The lovely spring colours and sweet watercolour style make these… Continue reading

Free printable house templates from issue 149

New home card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

These lovely free printable house templates designed by Julie Kirk are right up our street! Setting up a new home can be one of the most creative things we put our time into. We think about what we want each room to be, combining layers and textures, colours and lovely prints. And then there’s the… Continue reading

Mother’s Day free printable papers from issue 149

Mother's Day cards

Who deserves a spot of pampering more than our lovely mums? At this time of year, we like to pull out all the stops to make really beautiful cards for the wonderful ladies in our lives. We’re looking forward to seeing what you do with our Mother’s Day free printable papers from issue 149 –… Continue reading

Make a butterfly penny slider card

Butterfly slider card

Make a beautiful whirling butterfly card of your own with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design. For this project, we’ll show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies. To make this card, the track needs to be slightly… Continue reading

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations issue 148

Issue 148 competition prizes

As usual, we’ve whipped up an array of amazing prizes for Papercraft Inspirations issue 148! See below to enter and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the magazine to get hold of your competition entry codes. These competitions will be open for entries from 31st December, 2015. Win New Love Blossom stash from… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 148 – out on 31st December!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 148

We couldn’t be more excited about Papercraft Inspirations issue 148, which is out in the UK on 31st December. In this issue, we’re looking towards Valentine’s Day. Give gifts in style with a beautiful gift box or craft a quick card with our sweet free papers. This issue’s hot air balloon printables are designed to suit… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 148

Valentine's gift box

Get creative with our free printable templates from issue 148 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine, including this stunning Valentine’s gift box. To download your templates, click on your chosen template to enlarge it, then right-click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to store it on your computer for later. Happy crafting!

Issue 148 free masterclass printables

Masterclass birthday card

Use these free printables to make the birthday cards from issue 148′s masterclass using the First Edition Foil Applicator. To view the PDFs, simply click on the preview images below.

Hot air balloons free digital stamps

Hot air balloon free printables

These hot air balloons free digital stamps designed by Jenny Ellory offer a fabulous range of Valentine’s card creation possibilities. Digital papers allow you to resize and manipulate the pretty balloons to fit your designs. With this fun hot air balloon card set, you can easily make textured, layered cards for a loved one. Turn… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day free printable papers from issue 148

Valentine's Day card ideas and free papers

February is drawing near and we’re playing Cupid with this collection of Valentine’s Day free printable papers, toppers and greetings designed by Jenny Ellory, because nothing says “I love you” like a personalised, homemade Valentine’s card. We can’t wait to see what you make, so send a snap of your Valentine’s cards to To… Continue reading

Download free crafty quotes as posters or PC wallpapers

Crafty quotes wallpaper

Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration, which is why we’ve put together a collection of crafty quotes for those times when you just need a little boost to get you crafting. Now and then, it’s good to remember that ‘There’s no wrong in craft’ or to remind ourselves that ‘Creative minds are rarely… Continue reading

Make jam jar Christmas snow globes

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam jar snow globes! Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that! Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this… Continue reading

How to make a winter wonderland shaped card

Walking in a winter wonderland card

This beautiful winter wonderland shaped card design by Debbie Simpson is one for more advanced card makers. Debbie’s more elaborate card design allows you to build up a beautiful Christmas scene – it makes us feel chilly just looking at it! The stair step card method is a fabulous way to create a shaped card… Continue reading

Exciting new Crafthub app!

Crafthub app

We’re very excited about the launch of the new Crafthub app – it’s a fantastic resource to help you find ideas for all your craft projects. This handy app for iPhones and iPads is packed with more than 8000 project ideas to get stuck into including knitting, sewing, crocheting, papercraft and lots more! With new content… Continue reading

Win £150 and a subscription to Creativebug!


We’ve teamed up with Creativebug to give away crafty prizes! To celebrate creativity, we’re giving away a 1-year subscription to Creativebug with access to more than 600 award-winning art and craft video classes, 12 class credits, and £150 Amazon gift voucher to spend on craft materials. Enter now! Competition is open worldwide + if you… Continue reading

Free Christmas colouring sheets

Winter Wonderland colouring sheets

What a treat! We’ve managed to bag some free Christmas colouring sheets from two fabulous winter colouring books published by GMC Group. To download your free colouring sheets, click on the image to download the one you want, then right click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to save it to your computer for later…. Continue reading

Vote now in the British Craft Awards

British Craft Awards

Attention crafters! Time’s running out to get your votes in for the British Craft Awards 2015! Whether it’s an amazing designer or a blogger than gets your creative juices flowing, finding and crafting with great products is one of the most exciting parts of crafting – and with the nominees shortlisted, it’s time for you… Continue reading

Free elegant ladies templates from issue 147

Elegant ladies printables

Play dress up with our stylish elegant ladies printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations! To download your templates, simply click on the image you like to enlarge the image, then right-click and select ‘print’ to use them right away or ‘save as’ to save them for later.  

Papercraft Inspirations issue 147 is out now with free Downton Abbey papers!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 147 - out now in the UK!

Ration your excitement! Papercraft Inspirations issue 147 is out now in the UK and our exciting gift this month is a set of Downton Abbey papers, sentiments and toppers. It might not be on our screens any more, but we can still console ourselves by making cards even the Crawleys would be pleased to receive!… Continue reading

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations issue 147

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens

There are lots of amazing prizes to be won in Papercraft Inspirations 147 – ideal for all your crafting needs in 2016! Get your hands on a copy of the latest issue to find the entry code, and good luck! Win Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (pictured above) Add an extra sparkle to your papercraft projects… Continue reading

Free printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations

Free printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations

Make all the fabulous creations from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine – including this funky owl calendar – using these handy free printable templates! To download your free printable templates, just click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right click on the template and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to download… Continue reading

Get crafty with Vintage Sewing printable papers from issue 147

Vintage sewing-inspired free printable papers from Papercraft inspirations magazine

Vintage is a look that never seems to go out of fashion, so we’re helping you make some on-trend cards this month with Vintage Sewing printable papers, borders and toppers. We think they make ideal greetings for fellow crafters that can be sent for birthdays, thank yous, invites or just to say hello! To download… Continue reading

Make a paper-cut squares Christmas card

Papercut bird card

If you’ve never tried paper cutting before, this paper-cut squares Christmas card designed by Julie Kirk from issue 132 is the perfect place to start! The four elements are small squares that you can focus on individually and complete without too much effort. You’ll enjoy backing the finished design with coloured card too – it… Continue reading

Make little robin Christmas card embellishments

FIMO Christmas robin

FIMO polymer clay is a versatile material for card decorations and embellishments – try this robin Christmas card design by Charlotte Stowell from issue 144 and see for yourself! This robin design is made by piecing FIMO shapes together and the addition of FIMO gold powder lends some festive sparkle. This simple and effective jigsaw… Continue reading

Free floral printable colouring sheets from Florabunda

Florabunda colouring sheets

Personalise your makes with an abundance of floral designs. Florabunda Style, £12.99 from GMC Publications, guides you through simple, stylish flower drawings and shows you how to build them up into something truly spectacular – perfect if you’re looking to liven up a card with some easy hand-drawn blooms. To download your printable papers, click… Continue reading

Make easy origami Christmas trees

Origami style greetings card

Make inspired festive cards with these easy origami Christmas tree designs. You don’t have to be an origami expert to make these cards by Nick Robinson & Zoë Patching from issue 132! These stylish origami trees are simple to make, but they look so impressive! Origami expert Nick Robinson has designed them to be super-easy to… Continue reading

How to make two-tone glitter stars

Two tone glitter stars video

It’s not Christmas without glitter – and lots of it! In this video, you’ll learn how to make two-tone glitter stars with our quick and easy technique. To give it a go at home, just watch our step-by-step video tutorial below to see how it’s done.