How to use stencils on cards

Stencilling is a great way to quickly build up designs on your homemade cards. Stencils provide a template that you can use with inks or other media to add colour and pattern to papercraft projects. Simply use a sponge to dab your ink through the apertures of the stencil design, to transfer the pattern onto… Continue reading

Make pretty stamped flower cards

Spark memories of balmy summer days with this fresh jam jar vase card filled with stamped flowers. Kay Carley designed these floral stamps for PaperArtsy’s Eclectica³ range, so who better to show us what lovely things we can make with them? Kay says, “These stamps have been designed so you have main imagery and supporting imagery… Continue reading

How to make a sunburst card

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to find out how to make a sunburst card! This is a great way of using up leftover strips of patterned papers to create incredibly trendy, contemporary and stylish cards. The sunburst, or starburst, technique uses triangular sections of paper, radiating out from a central point, to create beautiful backgrounds for cards…. Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 172 on sale in the UK 2nd November

Issue 172 is packed with fantastic Christmas card ideas as well as projects that will see you well into the new year. If you want to try an alternative to standard card blanks, we’ve got plenty of projects featuring steppers, easels, z-folds and more! We’ve even got a template for a folding Star of David… Continue reading

Free Christmas penguin printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172

These super-cute penguin printables – from Papercraft Inspirations 172 – are ideal for recipients of all ages. These designs feature interactive slider elements to add some clever movement to your cards, too – making them all the more fun to receive! Enjoy adding cuddly penguins, pretty Christmas trees, snowy papers and sentiments to your creations…. Continue reading

Free gingerbread printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Set aside your cookie cutters, grab a pair of scissors and these free gingerbread printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172, then start making some deliciously cute homemade Christmas cards! With plenty of festive patterned papers and seasonal toppers, you can have lots of fun coming up with different combinations and designs that’ll really hit the crafting… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Have a go at making lots of different cards with our handy templates from Papercraft Inspirations 172. From slider elements (as seen on our cute penguin cards, featuring our FREE printables) to a fantastic folding Star of David card and a sweet mug-shaped gift box, there are plenty of projects for you to try. How… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Win Sara Signature Cute Christmas collection Crafter’s Companion is offering nine lucky people the chance to win a complete set of Sara Signature Cute Christmas crafting supplies, worth a total of £122 each. Perfect for making festive cards and decor, this Christmas and beyond! The fantastic new range includes seven super-cute character die sets – penguin,… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 171 on sale in the UK 5th October

Our December issue is packed with fun and vibrant Christmas projects that will easily take pride of place on your recipient’s mantelpiece this festive season. From quick washi tape makes and contemporary tree decorations, to stylish Scandi-inspired designs and a light-up-Christmas-card masterclass, there are plenty of ideas for some wonderfully creative Yuletide cards and gifts. Take… Continue reading

Free Christmas wreath printables from Papercraft Inspirations 171

Use our free Christmas wreath printables, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, on your homemade cards, to add some festive cheer! It’s so easy to make a Christmas wreath design simply by cutting out a few elements and sticking them together with adhesive. You can also layer the different elements, using sticky foam pads, to create extra dimension. The little… Continue reading

Cute wintry free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 171

This collection of winter free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, comes with cute penguins, polar bears and reindeers in colourful knitwear! Ideal for Christmas cards, winter birthdays and more, these sweet characters are sure to warm your recipient’s heart! Mix and match these designs with our fantastic wool-themed free printables from issue 163, which come… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 171

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 171 and make contemporary Christmas tree decorations, candy dispensers and shaped gift boxes. Plus, you’ll find templates to make circuits for light-up Christmas cards! How to download free templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 171

Win a Hunkydory festive bundle Give your festive stash a huge boost this Christmas with this luxury prize bundle from Hunkydory Crafts! Packed with richly illustrated collections, from the cute to the traditional, as well as plenty of essentials, such as glitter, mirri card and acetate, the lucky five winners of this competition could well be… Continue reading

Free colouring sheets from Millie Marotta’s latest colouring book

Millie Marotta’s latest colouring book, Beautiful Birds and Treetop Treasures, is full of gorgeous designs, featuring everything from hummingbirds and bullfinches to koalas and red squirrels. Colour in the wonderfully detailed, intricate patterns to create some fabulous end results that capture the flora and fauna of woodlands and rainforests across the globe. Animal lovers will cherish… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 170 on sale in the UK 7th September

We’ve got Christmas card making all wrapped up in our November issue! With lots of festive inspiration for handmade cards, plus a free gift, papers and printables, you’ll find everything you need to get a head start on your Yuletide papercrafts. If you’re not quite in the festive spirit yet, you’ll also find great ideas… Continue reading

Free Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Your Christmas cards will definitely be merry and bright once you’ve added some of our cheerful Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170! Build up colourful villages, populated with sweet snowmen and visited by a special reindeer-drawn sleigh. Layer the houses in different sizes, starting with larger images in front and smaller ones in the back, then… Continue reading

Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Decorating Christmas trees with glinting baubles, shining stars and sprigs of holly is a tradition that many people look forward to as 25th December creeps ever closer. With this collection of Christmas free papers and toppers designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 170, you can have fun adding all these elements to your cards, too! Here,… Continue reading

Free Christmas printables – perfect for festive cards, gift tags & more!

free art deco card printables

Whatever time of year you start your festive crafting and card making, our fantastic collections of FREE Christmas printables will help you get a head start on your projects. Download printable papers and toppers in a range of styles for your handmade cards and more! Whether you prefer traditional retro designs or cute contemporary cards,… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Make spine-tingling Halloween cards and cool Christmas projects, using our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170. Find a cute Christmas cracker gift box template, too! How to download free templates 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… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Win the new Cute Christmas collection by Sara Davies Looking to add some fun to your festive makes? Look no further than the Cute Christmas collection, a new addition to Sara’s popular Signature range. There’s something for everyone, with fabulous silver-foil patterned card, super-cute die sets, a beautiful background embossing folder, a fun stamp set… Continue reading

Baking free printables and card making templates

Free baking printables issue 153

Fans of The Great British Bake Off, Mrs Beeton and other baking greats, will love receiving one of these culinary cards. Download our collections of free papers, templates and printables, and you’ll soon be whipping up a batch of handmade cards fit for Mary Berry herself! Put your papercrafting skills to good use (there should be plenty of… Continue reading

Free papercraft whale template

Have you had a go at making 3D papercraft models? These fab projects make great decorations around the home. To get you started, download this free whale template from Paper Pet Shop! You can also use our special promotional code ‘inspirations17’ to get a 30% discount on all online templates from Paper Pet Shop. From 3D… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 169 on sale in the UK 10th August

Whether you want to make cards for friends and family, add some pretty papercraft to your home or find unique ways to present a gift, we’ve got plenty of fantastic ideas for your to try in issue 169. Find top tips for card making and papercrafting, learn new techniques and download our free card-marking templates… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 169

Download our free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 169. Find lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including Diwali iris-folding cards, fairy-tale-princess projects, and trapeze cards. There’s also templates for gift boxes and a squirrel card topper! How to download free templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and… Continue reading

Autumn free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 169

Our awesome autumn free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 169, replicate the joys of the season, with pretty patterned papers and individual leaf toppers. The crisp rustle of leaves underfoot is one of the many delights of autumn, as the ground becomes paved in gold, orange and rust-red foliage – use the fall toppers for découpage designs… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 169

Win Crafter’s Companion embossing folders & stamps These new embossing folders and stamps, hand-drawn by talented artist Sheena Douglass, are perfect for this year’s Christmas projects. Featuring a quirky vintage style, the folders and stamps have been designed to work perfectly together to create cards with a professional finish. In this exciting new collection, you’ll… Continue reading

Best bird card ideas using our free downloads

Make your own handmade bird cards using these fantastic ideas and free downloads – they’re perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and much more! From tropical flamingos and wise owls to graceful swans and sweet songbirds, cards featuring our fabulous feathery friends are super-cute and hugely on trend. Download our free printables and handy card-making templates, to get… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 168 on sale in the UK 18th July

We’ve got plenty of ideas for homemade cards and papercraft projects in Papercraft Inspirations 168. Whether you’re new to crafting or more experienced, use our card-making templates and free papers, to help you get a head start on your next makes. Learn a new technique or discover different ways to add special touches to your papercraft projects, Here’s… Continue reading

Afternoon tea free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 168

Delicate china teacups perched daintily on little saucers, vintage-style teapots and a touch of florals here and there, these free papers by Jenny Ellory embody the elegance and decadence of taking afternoon tea. The wonderful feminine designs from Papercraft Inspirations 168 are perfect for ladies who lunch, or those who enjoy the simple pleasure of… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 168

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 168. Discover lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including shaped cards, and cute gift boxes! How to download templates 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. You can find more free… Continue reading