Send your Christmas cards to the elderly with Festive Friends

festive friends charity

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!


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

Free craft papers Papercraft inspirations

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 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


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!

Flock Christmas cards by Steph

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


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!


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!

Mollie Makes jellies comp

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!


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!

Handmade Celebrations.cover

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

Free Teatime Treats printables from the Papercraft inspirations archives!

pin78 free tea papers

Hope you’re enjoying our summer blog party! Here’s another freebie from the Papercraft inspirations archives – Lucille Randall’s Teatime Treats papers and toppers from October 2010! Click here to download your free printables now (PDF). Happy crafting!   Keep popping in to our blog party for more crafty treats, from 23rd-25th August 2014!

Win a mega craft stash bundle!

Big stash prize

Buttons, books, letter stickers, embellishments, papers and MORE! We’ve chosen our favorite papercraft products and put them together into a massive prize for one lucky reader! To be in with a chance of winning all this and more, click the link below and fill in the easy online competition form. Good luck! Click here to… Continue reading

Free wedding illustration downloads from the Papercraft inspirations archives


We’re having a mini blog party this weekend – bookmark our website now, and keep popping back for great giveaways and more! As a special treat, we’re bringing you another chance to download Angela Poole’s wedding card illustrations from Papercraft inspirations issue 86, back in spring 2011. These beautiful illustrations have been our most popular… Continue reading

Win Me To You craft stash!

tatty teddy blog

Everyone loves Tatty Teddy, star of the Me To You craft collection! We’ve got 6 sets of Me To You craft goodies to give away, including a cute wooden stamp, paper pack, découpage pack and cardstock stickers – everything you need to make your cutest-ever cards. Click here to enter our Me To You giveaway…. Continue reading

Fab giveaway from 3M!

Scotch tape prize

If you loved Jane Means’ gift wrap tutorial, be sure to enter this fantastic giveaway from our chums at 3M! 3M makes some of the best adhesives around, including Scotch Double-Sided Tape, Magic Tape and ATG Adhesive Transfer Tape. We’ve got two great prizes to give away to lucky crafters – each prize includes Magic Tape… Continue reading

Step-by-step with wrapping expert Jane Means

Jane Means for 3M Magic Tape

Sometimes wrapping even the simplest of gifts can be tricky, with tangles of tape and ripped paper. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful! Gift wrapping specialist Jane Means shares her top technique for creating a professional look for a special gift. Once you’ve tried this, be sure to click over and enter our fantastic 3M… Continue reading

Issue 130 out now, with free Paper Bow Card Kit for you!

PIN130 gift

Don’t miss your October issue of Papercraft inspirations, in UK shops now! This issue comes with a fantastic Paper Bow Card Kit, with everything you need to make 3D Christmas cards – designer card blanks, patterned papers and toppers, mini peg embellishments, plus a reusable paper bow template that’s handy for all kinds of festive… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Claire Gould, pick of the week from Kirstie Allsopp!


“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading