There’s a fab new magazine for crafters!

We have a new magazine launching on the 12th Feb! Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for women who sew, or would like to start sewing. Make everything from home furnishings to simple garments and soft toys and bags. Plus each issue comes with a gorgeous FREE gift. Subscription offer! Get the first 3 issues… 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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Quick links for our Summer Blog Party

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

Enter the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards are open and they want to see your work! Our sister magazine, Mollie Makes, is three years old now – can you believe it? So they’re celebrating by launching the Mollie Make Handmade Awards. “We want to give all you movers and makers a chance to shine, partly as a… Continue reading

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Make a cute Hugs With Henry card with issue 124’s free decoupage kit!

Our guest designer Stephanie got hold of issue 124’s fab free Hugs With Henry decoupage kit and came up trumps with this super-cute Mother’s Day card. If you’d like to have a go at making a card just like this, check out Stephanie’s step-by-step guide below. To get a Hugs With Henry kit of your… Continue reading

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Win! Tickets to the Craft 4 Crafters show!

Craft4Crafters returns to Westpoint arena, Exeter, for another spectacular crafting extravaganza! A great way to start your new crafting year! 2014’s show promises to delight all, providing a fusion of fabrics and textiles to inspiration and supplies for Needle and Hobby Crafts. Explore 14,000 sq feet of traders, displays, galleries and workshops; then spend time… Continue reading

All the downloads from Made in Paper 3

Our fabulous sister magazine Made in Paper is now on its third issue and is out now, bursting with new ideas for spring! It’s available now at at major UK newsagents or download it via the Papercraft inspirations app on Apple Newsstand. Click here to download your free printable papers from issue 3. Click here to… Continue reading

January sale! Save up to 52% on a subscription to Papercraft inspirations and other great titles!

Bargain alert!! Get inspired for the year ahead. My Favourite Magazines are still offering huge savings on magazine subscriptions throughout January – meaning you can save up to 52%! Prices start from £13.99. Don’t miss out! Click here to check out all the offers up for grabs. And if you’d like to head straight to… Continue reading

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FREE Parisian papers from issue 122 of Papercraft inspirations

Ooh la la! This month’s gorgeous free papers by Jenny Ellory are designed around the City of Love… The February issue of Papercraft inspirations features a bumper amount of pages of vintage Parisian papers for you to enjoy – including pretty backgrounds, borders, toppings and greetings! If you don’t want to cut into your issue, simply download them… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 122

Download the free templates to help you create the projects from issue 122 of Papercraft Inspirations, including a fox gift box! 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 image. You can… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 122 of Papercraft inspirations

Win Next Generation Spectrum Noir pen sets! Thanks to our friends at Crafter’s Companion, we’ve got the best- ever prizes on offer this month for anyone who’s into colouring images. The classic square-barrelled Spectrum Noir markers are being discontinued to make way for the next generation markers. The new markers have the following features: •… Continue reading

Sizzix Sunday: WIN a Big Shot, dies and stamps!

December’s Sizzix Sunday is here, and this month our friends at Sizzix have got Big Shots, dies and stamps from the Stephanie Barnard range up for grabs. The lucky first prize winner and two runners up will each win a selection of Framelits die sets and stamps plus a Big Shot machine! For a chance… Continue reading

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All the templates for issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations

From fancy party shoes to cute cupcake cards – several of the projects from issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations use templates and if you don’t want to cut into your magazine you can simply download and print them out here! To download your templates simply click on the thumbnail image of the page you want… Continue reading

FREE Retro papers from issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations

Go retro with this month’s fab free papers by Jenny Ellory.   Issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations features four pages of fun retro papers for you to enjoy–- including stylish backgrounds, borders, toppings and greetings! We love to see what you’ve been making with our free papers, so don’t forget to send us a pic of your finished… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations

Win a CraftArtist2 Professional CD-ROM and digikits! Courtesy of social crafting network DaisyTrail, we’ve got eight bumper prizes to give away worth over £120 each! Each bundle includes their award-winning digital crafting program CraftArtist 2 Professional, and two fabulous digikit collections packed with a selection of brushes, punches, stamps and stencils that are simply perfect for all… Continue reading

Thank you card printable from issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations

Making Vicki Atkinson’s cute thank you pun cards from issue 121? You’ll need to download and print out the printable below for the Forever Friends card. Simply click the link below to download! 🙂 121 all occasions pun printable

Christmas blog party 2013 round-up!

We hope you enjoyed our Christmas blog party – we really pulled out all the stops this year to make sure there was plenty of festive inspiration for everyone to enjoy. But don’t worry if you were away from your screens over the weekend – we’ve compiled links to all the posts from the blog… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: Thanks for joining us!

Well that’s all folks! 🙂 We hoped you enjoyed all the crafty treats we’ve given you over the past three days and have fun making some of the festive projects we’ve shared with you. If you’d like to catch up on everything we posted today, simply check out our quick links below. Tomorrow we’ll also… Continue reading

Save up to 45% when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations!

The perfect gift this Christmas! Christmas is just around the corner, so let your friends and family know that a subscription to Papercraft inspirations is at the top of your Christmas list! A subscription would also make a fabulous present for a crafty friend (or you could even treat yourself!). Right now you can save… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: WIN! Festive goodies from Stampin’ Up!

Wow! Just look at all these gorgeous goodies from Stampin’ Up! that we have to give away! Stampin’ Up! are kindly offering three prizes of craft bundles that each include a Naughty and Nice Rotary stamp, Season of Style stickers, Season of Style Journal and Season of Style Washi Tape. You can check out more… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas wreath from sheet music!

One of Papercraft inspirations’ regular designers, Enfys Cashmore, has designed this utterly amazing Christmas wreath project, which as you can see is a real show-stopper! Want more ideas for Christmas decorations for your home? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and sparkling place settings. Find more great projects and step-by-step… Continue reading

FREE Gingerbread Lane stickers, papers and die-cuts with issue 120 of Papercraft inspirations

Issue 120 of Papercraft inspirations is on sale now – and comes with not one but three amazing gifts; 56 Glittered Chipboard Shapes 25 Patterned Paper Sheets 14 Dimensional Stickers Perfect for all your Christmas crafting – available in all good newsagents until 9th December – make sure you don’t miss out! Can’t find an… Continue reading

FREE cute penguin papers!

Our cute parade of penguins is back in a set of FREE patterned papers! These have been designed exclusively for us by Naomi Hocking. To download your free papers simply click on the links below! Happy crafting! Penguin patterned papers Spotty papers Stripy papers

Christmas blog party 2013: Christmas Crackers project by Jenny Hodges

One of our favourite designers, Jenny Hodges, (who regularly makes cards for Papercraft inspirations) has come up trumps with this gorgeous Christmas Crackers project. Jenny shares her inspiration and ideas for  the project: Hello, I am delighted to join you today, to share a little Christmas Project I have made for my family;  Our Christmas… Continue reading

Subscribe from just £2.49 to our digital editions!

Did you know that Papercraft inspirations is available as a digital edition, so you can access your issues on your table or phone! Great reasons to subscribe to Papercraft inspirations digitally! ✿ Enjoy your magazine for less with our fantastic digital subscription rates ✿ Save space by storing all your back issues digitally in one… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: WIN! Over £100 worth of goodies from The Hobby House

Wow! Just look at all the gorgeous goodies from The Hobby House that we’ve got for grabs in our exclusive blog party competition. From papers and stamps to embellishments and ribbons, you’ve got everything you need to create heaps of gorgeous cards again and again! For your chance to win this great prize, simply click… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: Christmas Eve card

Our next project comes from Hazel, who designs for The Hobby House. Follow hazel’s step-by-step instructions below to make this pretty Christmas Eve card. Items Used: Plain white card. Tim Holtz “Fired Brick” card. Green card. First Edition – “Nordic Christmas” 6 x 6 Paper Pad Fine Sand Paper or a Sanding Block Spellbinders “Large… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: What’s coming up in Day 3…

It’s our final day of the Christmas blog party! Here’s what we have lined up for today: In just a few minutes we’ll be posting a Christmas Eve project from The Hobby House Then at 10.30 The Hobby House have given us a huge collection of goodies from their range to give away! At 12.30pm… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: See you tomorrow!

Well that’s all for Day 2 of our Christmas blog party. Hope you’ve enjoyed all the fab festive party posts we’ve been running today – they’ll be remaining on the blog, so don’t worry if you’ve missed anything – simply click the links below to access the content! See you back here on the blog… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: Issue 120 of Papercraft inspirations is out now!

Here’s another sneak peek from issue 120 of Papercraft inspirations – we’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ with The Snowman and The Snowdog! Designer Donna Ferguson has created a card set that’s full of nostalgia and includes beautiful shimmering details.  Get your hands on our fab Christmas issue for this plus a great step-by-step guide!