British biscuit printables from Papercraft Inspirations 160

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 158

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Are you feeling lucky? Then make sure you enter this month’s  giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 158 for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a bumper stash bundle from docrafts! You have until 17th November 2016 to enter – good luck! Win a bumper stash bundle from docrafts (pictured above) Get set for a… Continue reading

Retro Robin free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Papercraft Inspirations 158 retro robin printables

Sometimes we just like to spoil you, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with this month’s free printables. These sweet robin designs by Naomi Skinner are sure to add charm to your Christmas makes in so many ways – just as they have done for Vicky Bailey. Inspired by their soft, cosy colours and cute… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 158 to download

Papercraft Inspirations 158 template

Papercraft Inspirations 158 is packed with gorgeous festive things to make using our free templates, like this beautiful Christmas tree gift box. To use your free templates, click on the image you want to enlarge it, then right-click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’.

Jolly Snowman free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Jolly snowman free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Send warm winter wishes to your friends and family with these Jolly Snowman free digital papers designed by Jenny Ellory from Papercraft Inspirations 158. We love the way the cool blue and whites work with the cosy Fair Isle design and the Scandi red and white motifs. With more than 30 sentiments to add to the… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft inspirations issue 157

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  Are you feeling lucky? Then enter these brilliant competitions which can be found in Papercraft Inspirations issue 157. We’ve a fantastic range of prizes to be won including these Die-sire dies. Scroll down and follow the links to enter the giveaways using the keywords provided in the magazine by 20th October 2016. Please note… Continue reading

Winter Woodland free printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 157

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Add frosty enchantment to your Christmas cards and create wintry cards with Winter Woodland printables designed by Esther Curtis. Vicky Bailey has transformed the watercolour illustrations into four seasonal scenes to inspire your festive card making. She says, “Plain white paper makes great snowy scenes – simply tear the edge and add some glitter. Multiple… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft inspirations issue 157 to download

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  Get creative with all of the fantastic free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 157 – like these lovely elf paper piecing makes. Whether you fancy making any of these cuties or crafting your own crackers, you’re sure to find something here that you want to make! To download the templates, click on the one… Continue reading

Papercraft inspirations issue 157 – out in the UK on 8th September

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  Papercraft inspirations issue 157 is out on the UK on 8th September in the UK, and comes with a Festive foils embossing kit that makes it easy to make your own sparkly foil toppers. We’re upping the sparkle factor with the first of our festive magazines editions! Start with your Sparkle Embossing Folder and Foils Gift. You… Continue reading

Merry & Bright free digital papers from Papercraft inspirations issue 157

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Dig out your sewing machine and stitch a batch of beautiful cards using our Merry & Bright papers, toppers and sentiments designed by Jenny Ellory. Forget the traditional festive reds and greens – you can add a fresh modern feel to your cards with pinks, purples and yellows. Experiment with layering and add zig-zag stitching… Continue reading

Christmas wreath card bonus project!

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Make this beautiful Christmas wreath card designed by Charlotte Harding! When making this project, you can achieve a mottled look by making your own ink pad. Simply fold up a wet wipe and drip liquid ink all over it, then use it in the same way as a normal ink pad. You can find more… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – out on 11th August in the UK!

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Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 is out on 11th August in the UK – and it comes with a beautiful filigree Bauble Stamp Set that’s perfect for all of your festive makes. Make this the month that you master a new skill or technique! We’re making the most of clever Altenew stamps in this month’s Masterclass… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 156

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Are you feeling lucky? Then enter these brilliant competitions which can be found in Papercraft Inspirations issue 156. We’ve a fantastic range of prizes to be won including goodies from Hunkydory. Scroll down and follow the links to enter the giveaways using the keywords provided in the magazine by 22nd September 2016. Please note that… Continue reading

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Get your apron on and rustle up a batch of lovely cards using these brilliant retro baking free printables created by Naomi Skinner and find inspiration with Vicky Bailey’s card designs. Kit out your cards with lots of fun printable elements from wooden spoons and spatulas to oven mitts and mixers. The printables combine perfectly with… Continue reading

Country Quilt free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Country Quilt free digital papers

We love all things crafty here at Pi HQ and we’re completely taken with these autumnal Country Quilt papers designed by Jenny Ellory. Piece all the different patchwork textures together to make fabulously crafted patterns that are perfect for cosy October cards. Team the papers with a sprinkling of colourful button toppers and stitched tags… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 to download

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Get creative with all of the fantastic free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – like this stunning teapot gift bag. Whether you fancy making beautiful paper leaf artwork or apple cards using iris folding, you’re sure to find something here that you want to make! To download the templates, click on the one you’d… Continue reading

Doily gift bag bonus project!

Doily gift bag

Transform a plain white pre-made gift bag using this adorable mini doily die and some fabulous bright colourful design papers – perfect for a special occasion. Designer Debbie Simpson says, “Shape and layer the doily die-cuts to create a beautiful flower centre piece, then finish with a few of your favourite decorative embellishments.”   What… Continue reading