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.  

Mollie Makes Colouring book – free colouring sheet!

Mollie Makes Colouring book

We’re very excited because the brand new colouring book from our sister magazine, Mollie Makes, is out now, and we’ve managed to get our hands on a fabulous free colouring sheet (below) just to whet your appetite! Mollie Makes Colouring book is available from WHSmiths and selected high street stores, or you can buy it… Continue reading

How to make Christmas paper pine cone decorations

Christmas paper pine cones

Decorate your home for winter with Zoë Patching’s intricate Christmas paper pine cone decorations. Bring the beauty of the outside indoors this Christmas with Zoë’s deliciously tactile and glittery pine cones from issue 144. Always a festive fave when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, this paper version will look great grouped together… Continue reading

Handmade holidays with Creativebug competition

Creativebug competition

From wrapping presents to whipping up a hostess gift for that last-minute party – Creativebug has loads of quick DIYs that will make all spirits bright this holiday season. Ready to make that perfect gift? We’ve partnered with Creativebug for an awesome competition! To celebrate creativity, we’re giving away a 1-year subscription to Creativebug with… Continue reading

The British Craft Awards 2016 are here!

British Craft Awards 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the British Craft Awards 2015 are back! It’s your chance to support the craft industry and celebrate your favourite crafters and businesses. 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… Continue reading

Festive card templates from Papercraft inspirations issue 146

Santa exploding box card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146

This issue we’re going all out for Christmas with lots of beautiful festive card templates, plus some stunning free Vintage Christmas printable papers for you to download. We’re particularly smitten by this fabulous pop up exploding box Santa card – have a go at making your own at home using the free printable templates below…. Continue reading

Get nostalgic with Vintage Christmas free printable papers from issue 146

Papercraft Inspirations issue 146 free Christmas papers

Add a nostalgic feel to your festive makes with these fantastic Vintage Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft inspirations issue 146. To download your papers, simply click on the image you would like to print off and a larger version will appear. Right click on the image to print it or choose save to store… Continue reading

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146

Competitions from 146

It’s the season for generosity and we’ve certainly managed to spoil you this month, with prizes worth over £1000 to be won in Papercraft inspirations 146. To enter these exciting giveaways, you will need to pick up a copy of the magazine to get the giveaway code for each. We also run brilliant competitions on… Continue reading

Papercraft inspirations issue 146 is out now!

Issue 146 out now!

Papercraft inspirations issue 146 is out now in the UK and this month’s fabulous gift is an exclusive Christmas tree and Christmas star scoring board. December brings plenty of things to love – new winter boots, fireworks and bonfires, comforting home cooking and lots of cosy evenings at home crafting Christmas makes. If you’re looking… Continue reading

Bonus gift worth over £60 when you subscribe!

Issue 146 out now!

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue? You can get Papercraft Inspirations delivered to you door when you subscribe – plus you’ll receive a bonus gift worth over £60! Your gift includes… Christmas Penny black stamps Santa’s Workshop card making pack Marianne Designs Xmas 11 part kit Subscriber offer Receive your bonus… Continue reading

Quirky quilling

Frog quilling by Natasha Molotka

We’ve spent this month in a dreamy whirl of colourful twisted paper shapes – all gathered together in one lovely Pinterest board. Our collection includes this fab design by Russian-born artist Natasha Molotkova of Fancy giving it a go? Join us on Pinterest to find some beautiful ideas that are sure to kick off… Continue reading

How to colour like a pro

How to colour like a pro

Ever wondered how professionals get such great results when colouring in their stamps? This brilliant video tutorial will show you how to colour like a pro! Colouring is a skill that can really take your card designs to the next level, so it’s well worth the effort. Here, we’ve used Spectrum Noir pencils, but any… Continue reading

Not long left to read the A-Z of Crafting!

A-Z of Crafting

Not long left if you want to read the brilliant A-Z of Crafting! It’ll be taken down on 19th October – better get reading! Read it online here.

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Make a handy kitchen chalkboard

Kitchen chalkboard

Make shopping lists and share family reminders with Zoë Patching’s handy kitchen chalkboard. Bring blooms and butterflies into your home with a beautiful kitchen chalkboard – it’s the perfect way of keeping notes, reminders or recipes to hand. Designer Zoë has created an easy design that uses a chalkboard sticker and an aperture frame cut… Continue reading

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Make a papercut bird card

Papercut bird card video

This crafty papercut bird card is impressive and surprisingly easy to make – just watch the video below to learn how to make your own stylish card at home! This clever design comes from Papercraft Inspirations issue 132. You can download the bird template here. You can find more creative makes on our YouTube channel…. Continue reading

Coffee break reading – A-Z of Crafting

A-Z of Crafting

Grab a coffee and have a good read of the latest A-Z of Crafting magazine – it’s your guide to all the best places to stock up on craft supplies, plus there’s some handy discount codes too! Read it here.

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Free colouring pages for adults to help you relax!

Zen Colouring BOTANICALS free printables

There’s nothing we like better than unwinding with a spot of colouring. We’ve managed to get our hands on some beautiful free colouring pages for adults, which come from two new books from GMC: Zen Colouring Pad – Botanical, priced £12.99, and Zen Colouring – The Ultimate Collection, priced £9.99. To download the pictures, just click on… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 145

Stix2Anything goodies

We’ve a fantastic array of crafty prizes to be won from our issue 145 – are you feeling lucky? There’s only one way to be a winner… pick up the magazine today to get your entry codes and enter our brilliant competitions! Win Stix2Anything goodies and calendar Add sparkle to your season with this assortment… Continue reading

Bonus gift worth over £60 when you subscribe!

Subscribe to 145

Can’t wait to get your hands on the latest issue? You can get Papercraft Inspirations delivered to you door when you subscribe – plus you’ll receive a bonus gift worth over £60! Your gift includes… Christmas Penny black stamps Santa’s Workshop card making pack Marianne Designs Xmas 11 part kit Subscriber offer Receive your bonus… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145 is here!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145 is out now! It’s packed with fabulous festive things to make this month including pop-up polar bear cards, Christmas wreath projects, jam jar snowglobes and more. Plus this month’s gift is a brilliant embossing folder and foil kit – perfect for all your Christmas makes. If you’re keen to get crafting,… Continue reading

Make a holiday cottage card with Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston's holiday cottage card

Learn how to make this cute Christmas cottage created by Karen Burniston of Elizabeth Craft Designs with this fabulous festive video tutorial. To find out how to create your own lovely seasonal card with lashings of glitter, just put your feet up and watch the video below. Don’t forget to send a picture of your… Continue reading

Spooktacular Halloween cards

Pumpkin card

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve conjured up some truly spooktacular Halloween cards for you to try at home! Just follow the steps for each card, or use them as the basis for a creepy card design of your own. Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Facebook or Twitter!   Perfect… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 145

Polar bear templates

If you’ve found inspiration in issue 145, you can find everything you need to make some fantastic crafty creations with our fab free templates. There’s everything from pop-up polar bears to beautiful festive bird house boxes! Happy crafting!  

Retro festive free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 145

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145

Add a touch of nostalgia to your festive creations with these gorgeous retro festive free printables! To download the papers, simply click on the image you’d like then go to File and Print – easy peasy. Don’t forget, we always love to see what you make with your papers, so please email us, post them… Continue reading

The A-Z of Crafting is here!

A-Z of Crafting

Would you like a list of crafty shops along with some lovely discount codes? You might want to read this then… The new A-Z of Crafting magazine is online now and it’s only available for a limited time, so put your feet up and have a good read!

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Have a hoot with parliament of owls cards

Owl card

Jenny Hodges shows you how to use silicone moulds to fab effect with these parliament of owls cards. We can’t wait to make this gorgeous selection of owl-themed cards and a gift box! Perfect for all occasions, they’re adorned with a variety of clever embellishments that are all created from silicone moulds. Jenny has showcased… Continue reading