Vintage printables

Vintage Sewing cards from Papercraft Inspirations 155

We love all things retro, from Art Deco designs to fabulous 50s artwork. Here, you’ll find loads of free vintage-style printables, perfect for handmade birthday cards, Valentine’s Day, Christmas cards and more! This stylish imagery is also perfect for scrapbooking and découpage makes. Download the free printables and start making retro cards today – there… Continue reading

Hearts and flowers cards

We love the multi-heart-and-flower die free gift from Papercraft Inspirations 165, as well as the fantastic designs our readers have made with it! From pretty, lacy borders to 3D flowers, take a look at our readers’ handmade cards and gift boxes, and don’t forget to share yours with us by email, Facebook or Twitter. Want to… Continue reading

Father’s Day card ideas and templates

Make Father’s Day cards, using our free templates and printables, to show your dad how much he means to you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to complement dad’s favourite pastime, or simply want to find a nice sentiment, we’ve got some fun homemade card ideas to suit. Download one of our free papercraft templates to… Continue reading

Summer card ideas

Take a look at these ideas and free downloads for your summer cards and papercraft projects! Hazy, sunny days spent on the beach, in the garden, by the pool or having fun at summer fetes, whatever makes you think of summer, we’ve got some great, creative ideas for homemade cards. Perfect for summer crafting, these… Continue reading

Paper rosettes

Our readers have been busy crafting some wonderful rosette flowers, hearts, butterflies and more, using the scoring board free gift from Papercraft Inspirations, issue 164. We love all the fabulous creations you’ve come up with, so we just had to share them! Take a look at these lovely designs and get some inspiration for your… Continue reading

Best flower card ideas

Papercraft Inspirations issue 153 floral jars

Add a floral element to cards with these fabulous flower designs Flowers never go out of fashion and are always appreciated by recipients. There are so many ways to add flowers to cards, from die-cut petals to 3D origami blooms, ready-made paper roses or paper pieced designs – the choice is yours! Whether for birthday cards,… Continue reading

Free Easter printables for your papercraft projects

Take a look at a selection of our adorable free Easter printables, perfect for card making and papercraft projects. From Easter Bunny bunting to cheery chicks and Easter egg baskets, we’ve got everything you need to make some lovely cards for friends and family. You can even use our handy templates to create some paper… Continue reading

Egg die ideas

Egg dies aren’t just for Easter – we’ll show you how to make great cards with them all year round. These versatile die-cuts will soon become one of your top craft essentials, as you discover more and more alternative ways to use egg dies on your cards and papercraft projects. From birthday card balloons, Russian… Continue reading

Get colouring in for World Craft Week!

In the run up to the first ever World Craft Week, we’ve been busy crafting and colouring to inspire you to get involved! Why not join in the fun and have a go at colouring in the World Craft Week logo? Watch our colouring video for some inspiration, download the logo (you’ll find instructions below), then get… Continue reading

Mother’s Day ideas for homemade cards and gifts

Make Mother’s Day cards What could be nicer than a homemade Mother’s Day card to show your mum how much she means to you? Whether or not you’re new to card making, we’ve got lots of Mother’s Day ideas for cards and gifts that you can make. From gorgeous flower cards, cute animal cards, and impressive box… Continue reading

Free doodle-themed papers from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download our free papers for your cards Here are some colourful papers that will make perfect cards for someone who likes to go all out on their birthday. These brilliantly creative doodle papers were designed by Jenny Ellory, and will add plenty of pizzazz to your projects. To download the papers, click on the one you want, to… Continue reading

Craft projects for your home

Home craft ideas

Home craft ideas Want DIY craft ideas for things to make for your home, or gift ideas to make for family and friends? Take a look at five of our amazing papercraft projects. How to make a chalkboard Make shopping lists and share family reminders with this handy chalkboard. For this project, you’ll need a chalkboard… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 162 is out on 26th January in the UK

Our March issue is filled with fabulous Mother’s Day makes and gorgeous spring colours! Show mum how special she is with an elegant jewellery gift card, inject a burst of colour to your projects with our vibrant Russian doll free papers, or use this issue’s free printables to delight a mum who is To the Manor Born! Reflect the… Continue reading

British biscuit printables from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Nothing beats a comforting cup of tea with a crunchy biscuit on the side, all ready to be dunked! If you’re a fan of the great tea break tradition you’ll love these cards, made using fab biscuit printables illustrated exclusively for Papercraft inspirations by Esther Curtis. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, this… Continue reading

Beautiful Moroccan Dreams free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 160

You’ll be able to travel to Morocco without leaving your craft room when you use these stunning papers and accessories by Jenny Ellory! Inspired by a walk through the twisting alleyways of Marrakesh, geometric patterns combine with elegant florals in shades of blue, cream and ochre. Use them to create cards that are suitable for… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 160 is out on 1st December in the UK!

While a lot of the UK seems to be feeling blue about the shorter days, we at Pi HQ are embracing the dark evenings – what better reason to hunker down with a cup of tea, hot water bottle and relax with a good few hours of crafting. Really there’s only one other thing you need… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Inspire your occasion crafting using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160 – there are heaps of ideas in the issue, including these pretty succulent plants. To download the templates, click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right-click on the larger image and select ‘save as’ or ‘print’. Happy crafting!  

Papercraft Inspirations issue 159 is out on 3rd November in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 159

We’re well into the swing of Christmas now, and the office is suitably awash with seasonal cheer – you can enjoy the fruits of our festive labours in this issue of Papercraft Inspirations, which is bursting at the seams with ideas that will see you right through to Christmas – and beyond! Our Jolly Santa… Continue reading

Traditional Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Traditional Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jenny Ellory has come up with a wonderful selection of festive cards for these Traditional Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159. They offer a versatile backdrop to any Christmas greetings, and you can mix-and-match them to build impressive Yuletide projects in no time at all. Team the papers with understated toppers in festive reds… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Christmas stocking free template

Crack on with your Christmas crafting and make some sparkling cards and gifts using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159 – including this sweet stocking box! To download the templates, click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right-click on the larger image and select ‘save as’ or ‘print’. Happy crafting!

Jolly Santa free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jolly Santa printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

There’s no better way to say ‘Christmas’ than with a fabulously handmade Santa project. Everybody loves the festive season’s most famous character. Bold and bright in his famous red coat, laden with beautifully wrapped gifts, he’s our adorable festive friend. Our selection of gorgeous Jolly Santa free printables by Jenny Ellory delivers a host of… Continue reading

Christmas card making buys

Christmas buys

We’re looking ahead to the festive season with this jolly collection of crafty Christmas card making treats… 1. Anita’s foiled decoupage – Merry Santas, £1 from docrafts   2. Cookie cutter builder punch, £16 from Stampin’ Up!   3. Die’sire Create-A-Card metal die – Enchanted Reindeer, £19.99 from Crafter’s Companion   4. Dovecraft Christmas decoupage… Continue reading

Ready steady craft – 5 Christmas makes!

Ready steady craft card

Get a head start on your Christmas crafting with these creative makes from Sarah Jackman-Read. Ready, steady, craft! Shopping list Simply Creative 12x12in paper pad – Deck the Halls, from Skippy Designs First Edition Foliage and Sentiment dies exclusive to Hobbycraft  Papermania Create Christmas Gold Star Gems from Handy Hippo Crafts Dear Santa Helz Cuppleditch Wooden Shapes from… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 158 – out on 6th October in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 158

It’s finally here! Papercraft Inspirations 158 goes on sale on 6th October in the UK – with a Pretty Poinsettia scoring board set! This month we’re getting festive with Retro Robin free printables, free templates and Jolly Snowman free papers to download – plus three bonus makes from Cricut. Don’t forget to enter this month’s giveaways… Continue reading

Bonus project – Cricut Christmas decorations

Cricut Christmas bonus projects

We’re already planning our Christmas crafting and these fabulous Christmas decorations from Cricut are definitely on our to-do list! Make a pretty holly cake topper, a snowflake candle wrap and a Christmas card following our step-by-step guides. Holly cake topper A simple but stunning cake decoration for your festive table using an embossable holly die and… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Docrafts bumper stash prize

Are you feeling lucky? Then make sure you enter this month’s  giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 158 for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including a bumper stash bundle from docrafts! You have until 17th November 2016 to enter – good luck! Win a bumper stash bundle from docrafts (pictured above) Get set for a… Continue reading

Retro Robin free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Papercraft Inspirations 158 retro robin printables

Sometimes we just like to spoil you, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with this month’s free printables. These sweet robin designs by Naomi Skinner are sure to add charm to your Christmas makes in so many ways – just as they have done for Vicky Bailey. Inspired by their soft, cosy colours and cute… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 158 to download

Papercraft Inspirations 158 template

Papercraft Inspirations 158 is packed with gorgeous festive things to make using our free templates, like this beautiful Christmas tree gift box. To use your free templates, click on the image you want to enlarge it, then right-click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’.

Jolly Snowman free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Jolly snowman free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Send warm winter wishes to your friends and family with these Jolly Snowman free digital papers designed by Jenny Ellory from Papercraft Inspirations 158. We love the way the cool blue and whites work with the cosy Fair Isle design and the Scandi red and white motifs. With more than 30 sentiments to add to the… Continue reading

Christmas wreath card bonus project!

Stampin' Up! Christmas wreath card

Make this beautiful Christmas wreath card designed by Charlotte Harding! When making this project, you can achieve a mottled look by making your own ink pad. Simply fold up a wet wipe and drip liquid ink all over it, then use it in the same way as a normal ink pad. You can find more… Continue reading