Top tips – send in and win!

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One of our favourite tasks each month is putting together the Papercraft inspirations letters page! Did you know that every letter printed wins a great prize from our friends at Craft Creations? It’s hard to choose from all the gorgeous cards and letters our readers send each month, but here are some top tips that’ll… Continue reading

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Book early and save on tickets to The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show!


The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show, the UK’s biggest papercraft show, takes place on the 12th and 13th April 2014 at Alexandra Palace in London. You can browse the latest products from over 60 craft retailers, and enjoy free demonstrations and plenty of inspiration! Visit the website and book your tickets before 5:30pm on Tuesday, 8th April… Continue reading

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Visit The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show!


Don’t miss The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show, the UK’s biggest papercraft show! From 12th-13th April 2014, the show will take place at Alexandra Palace in London, with over 60 craft retailers showing off all the latest products, plus free demonstrations and plenty of inspiration. You can also enjoy free parking, cloakroom and courtesy buses…. Continue reading

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Enter crafty comps from issue 125


Win Bumper prize bundles from Hunkydory Crafts! Create cards for friends and family to celebrate those Special Moments and Milestones in life! These collections of A4 toppers by Hunkydory Crafts are beautifully designed and accent-foiled to perfection, giving them that special Hunkydory seal of approval! Images include adorable teddies with flowers for Mum, pretty parrots to wish… Continue reading

Free Japanese Dream printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 125!


Your May issue (on sale 1st April 2014) includes these gorgeous Japanese-themed patterned papers and toppers for your cards. If you don’t want to chop your magazine up, you can download them right here!

Your free templates from issue 125!


Here are all the templates from your May issue (on sale 1st April), full-size and ready to download! Click the thumbnail images below to download each template page. Happy crafting!

Free découpage kit with your April issue!


Issue 124 comes with this bumper Hugs With Henry découpage kit, with all the patterned papers and toppers you need to make the most adorable cards ever. Henry and his chums are illustrated by the wonderful Nicola Storr from The Bright Agency – we just love her whimsical style! Your kit includes 10 cute découpage… Continue reading

Fresh ideas for ribbons!

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Your April issue includes a fantastic 10 Inspirations for Ribbons article by crafty genius Julie Kirk! Here’s one of our favourite ideas – wrap little strips of ribbon around cocktail sticks to make mini flags for your cards. What a great way to use up ribbon scraps – you could use the same method with… Continue reading

Save up to £53 when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations!

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 £53, with each issue costing you just £2.95! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save up to £53… Continue reading

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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Lili of the Valley Facebook comp!

Hooray, another fab Facebook competition! Our friends at Lili of the Valley are giving you the chance to win these gorgeous stamps, papers and more – just click over to the LOTV Facebook page and ‘Like’ to be in with a chance of winning. Open to crafters in the UK and the US until 16th March 2014… Continue reading

Try a free digital magazine!


If you’ve got an iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch), you can enjoy a free digital copy of one of these four gorgeous crafty magazines – Mollie Makes, The Simple Things, Love Patchwork and Quilting and Simply Crochet! Mollie Makes is a lifestyle and crafting mag for a new generation of crafters who love handmade, and The Simple Things is… Continue reading

Made in Paper giveaway winners!

Hooray, the winners of our Made in Paper giveaway have been drawn! Congratulations, everyone – your magazines will be with you very soon. Jennifer Thorpe, Coventry Lisa Williams, Newquay Chrissie Dinnage, Crowborough Brian Webb, Hartlepool Lisa Wilkinson, Hull

Daffodil card base step-by-step!


April’s Papercraft inspirations includes this gorgeous daffodil card project from Sarah Hurley. We’ve got a full step-by-step in the magazine, but here’s a closer look at how the base for the card is constructed! Step 1 Take two square card blanks. Open them out, and then overlap the right flap of one over the left… Continue reading

Make a sweet bunting card with your free stamp set from issue 123!


Our fantastic March issue comes with a free 86-piece stamp set, filled with sweet birds, bunting and a full alphabet for messages! We’ve got some great card ideas in the magazine to get you started – and here’s a bonus step-by-step from our guest designer, Stephanie Smith. This is a great design for using up patterned… Continue reading

Win a copy of Made in Paper 3!

Our sister magazine launched its spring issue last month, bringing plenty of gorgeous ideas for paper crafting for the home, celebrating and more, as well as a special chapter all about wedding crafts, from invitations to decor – perfect if you or a family member are planning on getting hitched! We have five issues of… Continue reading

Free stamp set with issue 123 – out now!

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Hooray, issue 123 of Papercraft inspirations is finally here! You’re going to love your free gift this month – a set of 86 Happy Day clear stamps, perfect for spring cards. Sweet motifs include cute birds,bunting flags and banners, plus a really useful mini alphabet for greetings and messages. We’ve got great card ideas to… Continue reading

Watch our craft tips on YouTube!

Did you know we’ve got our very own YouTube channel? Each month, we add new videos from the Papercraft inspirations team to help you with your card making. Our Papercraft Basics videos are quick tips for beginning crafters – here’s a recent one, with commissioning editor Angela showing how to use your free templates. (Double-click… Continue reading

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FREE Mother’s Day papers from issue 123!


Your March issue of Papercraft inspirations includes Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Mother’s Day patterned papers – but if you don’t want to cut into your magazine, you can download the designs for free right here! As well as the gorgeous floral patterned backgrounds, this scrumptious set includes greetings, borders and pretty roll-up flowers. Everything you need… Continue reading

Your free templates from issue 123


Here are all the templates you need for our fabulous March card projects, including Zoe Patching’s car-themed birthday cards. Just download and print, then get crafting. Enjoy!

Quick links for issue 121 & 122!


Hi everyone! Thanks for being so patient while our website was being fixed. Here are some quick links to our recent comps and free downloads if you’re having trouble with the menus at the top. Parisian papers, issue 122 Templates, issue 122 Competitions, issue 122 Retro papers, issue 121 Templates, issue 121 Have a great… Continue reading

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

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

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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

All the templates for issue 122 of Papercraft inspirations

Several of the projects from issue 122 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 and it will open in a new window for… 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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FREE Retro papers from issue 121 of Papercraft inspirations


Go retro with this month’s fab free papers by Jenny Ellory. The January issue of Papercraft inspirations features four pages of fun retro papers for you to enjoy – including stylish backgrounds, borders, toppings and greetings! If you don’t want to cut into your issue, simply download them and print them out instead… We love to see what… 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

Christmas blog party 2013 round-up!

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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