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 art deco card printables

Make elegant festive cards with our free papers and toppers – Art Deco Christmas by Jenny Ellory. These chic vintage-style designs provide something a little different for your homemade Christmas cards and will look stunning on your recipient’s mantlepiece! How to download free Christmas papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want,… Continue reading

Free templates from issue 132

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

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 advent box printables from SJ Dowsett

SJ Dowsett’s has created a stunning advent box 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 print out. Click below to download the advent box kit, then you’re ready to start crafting with your favourite… Continue reading

More ideas for your Flock Card Kit!

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!

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!

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!

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 card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 131

Here are all the free card making templates for the projects in issue 131, including a fun Christmas-pudding card designed by Jenny Hodges. You’ll also find sweet nativity scene characters digi stamps, ready to adorn your Christmas cards. Want more Christmas card ideas? Take a look at our fantastic collection of Christmas card designs and free… Continue reading

Free Festive Scandi printables from Papercraft Inspirations 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 issue 131. The classic designs of these Scandi-Inspired designs will provide a burst of colour at Christmas. With a variety of different papers plus lots of toppers and sentiments, you’ve got all… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 131!

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!

New baby free digital papers

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 download your Babycakes patterned papers (pdf) Click here to download your Sweet Baby Love patterned papers (pdf) More papercraft downloads… Continue reading

Mollie Makes confetti cuteness!

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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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!

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 papers from Papercraft Inspirations

Here’s another freebie from the Papercraft Inspirations archives – Lucille Randall’s Teatime Treats papers and toppers from October 2010! Love these teatime designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic tea and cake card ideas and free downloads! British Biscuit free printables – the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! Afternoon tea free papers… Continue reading

Win a mega craft stash bundle!

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!

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!

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

How to wrap a gift: step-by-step guide with wrapping expert Jane Means

Sometimes, knowing how to wrap a gift can be tricky, with tangles of tape and ripped paper causing endless headaches. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful! If you want to know how to wrap a gift in a creative way, Jane Means’ step-by-step guide will show you how to create a professional finish on your presents…. Continue reading

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

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

Free Fifties Kitchen printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 130!

Make gorgeous cards with our free papers and toppers, with a retro fifties kitchen theme. Take a look at more of our baking designs and vintage-style printables, too! How to download free papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your… Continue reading

Free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 130

Download the free papercraft templates for the projects in Papercraft Inspirations 130, including this sweet teacup card by Jenny Hodges. Love this pretty teacup designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic tea and cake card ideas and free downloads! British Biscuit free printables – the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea! Teatime Treats printable papers Afternoon… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 130!

Win a set of Vintage Christmas craft goodies! Be inspired by the spirit of Christmas past with the Vintage Christmas collection from Crafter’s Companion. Containing designs reminiscent of Victorian times, this collection will allow you to create a wealth of beautiful, traditional festive papercraft projects. Colouring fans will be in for a treat with the… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – say hello to Craftwork Cards!

We’re so excited about The Handmade Fair! Join Kirstie Allsopp and a host of craft experts for a day of making beautiful things. The show runs from 19th-21st September at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace in London. We spoke to Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards, who told us about her inspiration, the latest launches from Craftwork… Continue reading

Create new looks with felt

felt card

We’re loving Julie Kirk’s 10 Inspirations for Felt feature in issue 129 of Papercraft inspirations. Here’s a peek at one of Julie’s clever card designs – cover the inner section of a frame charm with PVA glue, then press on lots of felt snippets. Julie’s even added a heart-shaped piece to create a fun focal… Continue reading