Summer card ideas using our free downloads

Take a look at these summer card ideas and free downloads for your 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 cards… Continue reading

Paper rosettes from Papercraft Inspirations readers

Our readers have been busy crafting some wonderful paper rosettes in the shape of 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… Continue reading

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Best flower card ideas for crafters

Papercraft Inspirations issue 153 floral jars

We’ve got a whole bunch of flower card ideas suitable for lots of different occasions. 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!… 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 gorgeous 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. With plenty of pretty patterns and floral designs, you can… 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

What could be nicer than a homemade 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 cards, to some fantastic colourful papers, make your… Continue reading

Doodle-themed free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 163

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. Use this paper collection by itself, or combine the colourful designs with our other free papers and… Continue reading

Craft projects for your home

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 sticker sheet (available… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 162 on sale 26th January in the UK

Papercraft Inspirations 162 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 season’s… 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 making cards with our fab biscuit printables, exclusively illustrated by Esther Curtis for Papercraft Inspirations 160. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, these free… Continue reading

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 free printable 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 in this stylish collection. Use the papers… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 160 on sale 1st December in the UK

Inside Papercraft Inspirations 160, there are brilliantly novel clock cards to count down to men’s celebrations. Plus try wonderful watercolour pansy cards that will improve your inking skills no end. Find pretty papercrafted succulents that you can pop in a decorative bowl to make the perfect gift. Discover easy gem cards for quick birthday greetings, too. Discover the lowdown… Continue reading

Free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Inspire your occasion crafting using the free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160 – there are heaps of ideas in the issue, including pretty paper succulents. If you love the idea of filling your home with paper houseplants, we’ve got more projects and templates for you to try! Make trailing paper vines with our free templates Make… Continue reading

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

Help is at hand with your Christmas crafting! Make some sparkling cards and gifts using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159 – including this sweet stocking box! Once you’ve created your stocking box, decorate it with our fantastic FREE Christmas printables and papers! You can also create this cute dachshund card, using the free templates below… Continue reading

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

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 details, Vicky has turned this versatile collection into traditional festive greetings, quirky snowcapped cottages and the sweetest little… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Papercraft Inspirations 158 template

Download our free templates to help you make the gorgeous projects from Papercraft Inspirations 158, including this beautiful Christmas-tree gift box and some stag place settings templates. Want more ideas for Christmas decorations? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and festive garlands. Find more great projects and step-by-step guides in… Continue reading

Jolly Snowman free 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 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 mix, you can… 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

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – out on 11th August in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 156

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 is out on 11th August in the UK – and it comes with a beautiful filigree Bauble Stamp Set that’s perfect for all of your festive makes. Make this the month that you master a new skill or technique! We’re making the most of clever Altenew stamps in this month’s Masterclass… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 156

156 competition

Are you feeling lucky? Then enter these brilliant competitions which can be found in Papercraft Inspirations issue 156. We’ve a fantastic range of prizes to be won including goodies from Hunkydory. Scroll down and follow the links to enter the giveaways using the keywords provided in the magazine by 22nd September 2016. Please note that… Continue reading

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Get your apron on and rustle up a batch of lovely cards using these brilliant retro baking free printables created by Naomi Skinner and find inspiration with Vicky Bailey’s card designs. Kit out your cards with lots of fun printable elements from wooden spoons and spatulas to oven mitts and mixers. The printables combine perfectly with… Continue reading