How to make a hidden sentiment slider card

Hidden sentiment slider card

This mechanical card is known as a double slider card and is perfect for adding an extra element of surprise! Once your recipient pulls the tab, two secret panels pop out of each side, to reveal a special message or a favourite image. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, and to add your own… Continue reading

Make papercraft embroidery hoop portraits

Embroidery hoop portraits

Hoop hoop hurray for these fabric-inspired frames from issue 149 designed by Zoë Patching! Hoop art is everywhere, framing everything from stitching and fabrics to patterned papers and your favourite snaps from the family album. It’s the perfect way of making something extra special to decorate your home, which is just what our creative designer… Continue reading

How to make a rosette using your scoring board gift from issue 150

Papercraft Inspirations issue 150

If you’ve just got your hands on issue 150 and want to know how to use your exclusive 3-in-1 scoring board gift, then you’ll need to watch this clever video tutorial. We’ll talk you through how to make some truly lovely card embellishments step-by-step and soon you’ll be scoring like a pro. Watch the video… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 150 – out on 25th February!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 150 out now!

We turn 150 issues old this month! We’ve chosen to celebrate in grand style with £2551 of prizes to be won, epic free stash with this issue’s Easter printables, templates and free papers, plus a riot of designer makes from Belle & Boo and Wild Rose Studio – phew. Talk about a party! The issue… Continue reading

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Papercraft Inspirations 150 docrafts prize

In Papercraft Inspirations 150, we’ve gathered up prizes worth an astonishing £2551 just for you! To be in with a chance of winning, you’ll need to pick up a copy of the latest issue to get the competition key words and click on the link for the competition you’d like to enter. Good luck! These… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Crepe paper daffodils

Get crafting with our handy free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 150. Grow your own beautiful paper daffodils using the templates – they’re a perfect way to brighten up a room all year round! To download the templates, please click on the image you like to enlarge it then right-click and select ‘print’ to… Continue reading

Free Easter egg printables from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Pretty Easter egg basket from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Vicky Bailey has cooked up some fabulous cards using Naomi Hocking’s pretty free Easter egg printables from Papercraft Inspirations 150. Spring has truly sprung and Vicky’s found some brilliant seasonal inspiration for her sweet Easter makes. With her clever card ideas, you’re bound to want to make eggcellent Easter cards by the dozen! One of… Continue reading

Free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 150

Download our free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 150 for Easter cards and projects, spring makes and more! Jenny Ellory’s stylish, free Sweet Spring paper designs feature a range of pretty pastel shades. These stunning papers, toppers and sentiments guarantee some fab papercraft creations at Easter. Love these designs? Want more Easter card ideas?… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 149 is out now – with a 6-in-1 doily die gift!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

We’ve come over all floral in Papercraft Inspirations issue 149, with some gorgeous Mother’s Day free printable papers, plus some beautiful spring watercolour blooms for you to download. Of course, there are other treats in store including some exclusive 6-in-1 paisley doily dies, which offer so many creative possibilities! This month, we’ve been in a… Continue reading

Free Mother’s Day floral printables from issue 149

Mother's Day floral card

These free Mother’s Day floral printables look good enough to pop into a vase and make stunning cards for mums. These floral printables painted by Esther Curtis are all you need to create beautiful cards and you can use them at any size you choose. The lovely spring colours and sweet watercolour style make these… Continue reading

Free printable house templates from Papercraft Inspirations 149

New home card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

These lovely free printable house templates, designed by Julie Kirk, are right up our street! Setting up a new home can be one of the most creative things we put our time into. We think about what we want each room to be, combining layers and textures, colours and lovely prints. And then there’s the… Continue reading

Mother’s Day free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 149

Mother's Day cards

These Mother’s Day printable papers are perfect for pampering lovely mums. Why not pull out all the stops to make really beautiful cards for the wonderful ladies in our lives. Love these designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic card ideas and free downloads, ideal for Mother’s Day – they’re the perfect accompaniment to… Continue reading

How to make a slider card

Butterfly slider card

Love interactive cards? Learn how to make a slider card with a beautiful whirling butterfly. with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design from issue 149. This project will show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies. To make… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 148

Valentine's gift box

Get creative with our free printable templates from issue 148 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine, including this stunning Valentine’s gift box. Love this gift box design? Take a look at more of our fantastic Valentine’s ideas and free downloads. How to download free templates Simply click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop… Continue reading

Issue 148 free masterclass printables

Masterclass birthday card

Use these free printables to make the birthday cards from issue 148’s masterclass using the First Edition Foil Applicator. To view the PDFs, simply click on the preview images below.

Hot air balloons free digital papers

Hot air balloon free printables

These hot air balloons free digital papers, designed by Jenny Ellory, offer a fabulous range of possibilities and are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards. Digital papers allow you to resize and manipulate the pretty balloons, to fit your designs. With this fun hot air balloon card set, you can easily make textured, layered cards for… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 148

Valentine's Day card ideas and free papers

February is drawing near and we’re playing Cupid with this collection of Valentine’s Day free printable papers, toppers and greetings designed by Jenny Ellory, because nothing says “I love you” like a personalised, homemade Valentine’s card. Love these designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic Valentine’s ideas and free downloads. We love to… Continue reading

Download free crafty quotes as posters or PC wallpapers

Crafty quotes wallpaper

Sometimes we all need a bit of inspiration, which is why we’ve put together a collection of crafty quotes for those times when you just need a little boost to get you crafting. Now and then, it’s good to remember that ‘There’s no wrong in craft’ or to remind ourselves that ‘Creative minds are rarely… Continue reading

How to make a jam jar Christmas snow globe

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam-jar snow globes! Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that! Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this recycled… Continue reading

How to make a winter wonderland shaped card

Walking in a winter wonderland card

This beautiful winter wonderland shaped card design by Debbie Simpson is one for more advanced card makers. Debbie’s more elaborate card design allows you to build up a beautiful Christmas scene – it makes us feel chilly just looking at it! The stair step card method is a fabulous way to create a shaped card… Continue reading

Exciting new Crafthub app!

Crafthub app

We’re very excited about the launch of the new Crafthub app – it’s a fantastic resource to help you find ideas for all your craft projects. This handy app for iPhones and iPads is packed with more than 8000 project ideas to get stuck into including knitting, sewing, crocheting, papercraft and lots more! With new content… Continue reading

Win £150 and a subscription to Creativebug!


We’ve teamed up with Creativebug to give away crafty prizes! To celebrate creativity, we’re giving away a 1-year subscription to Creativebug with access to more than 600 award-winning art and craft video classes, 12 class credits, and £150 Amazon gift voucher to spend on craft materials. Enter now! Competition is open worldwide + if you… Continue reading

Free Christmas colouring sheets

Winter Wonderland colouring sheets

What a treat! We’ve managed to bag some free Christmas colouring sheets from two fabulous winter colouring books published by GMC Group. To download your free colouring sheets, click on the image to download the one you want, then right click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to save it to your computer for later…. Continue reading

Vote now in the British Craft Awards

British Craft Awards

Attention crafters! Time’s running out to get your votes in for the British Craft Awards 2015! Whether it’s an amazing designer or a blogger than gets your creative juices flowing, finding and crafting with great products is one of the most exciting parts of crafting – and with the nominees shortlisted, it’s time for you… Continue reading

Free elegant ladies templates from issue 147

Elegant ladies printables

Play dress up with our stylish elegant ladies printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations! To download your templates, simply click on the image you like to enlarge the image, then right-click and select ‘print’ to use them right away or ‘save as’ to save them for later.  

All the competitions from Papercraft Inspirations issue 147

Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens

There are lots of amazing prizes to be won in Papercraft Inspirations 147 – ideal for all your crafting needs in 2016! Get your hands on a copy of the latest issue to find the entry code, and good luck! Win Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens (pictured above) Add an extra sparkle to your papercraft projects… Continue reading

Free printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations

Free printable templates from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations

Make all the fabulous creations from issue 147 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine – including this funky owl calendar – using these handy free printable templates! To download your free printable templates, just click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right click on the template and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to download… Continue reading

Get crafty with Vintage Sewing printable papers from issue 147

Vintage sewing-inspired free printable papers from Papercraft inspirations magazine

Vintage is a look that never seems to go out of fashion, so we’re helping you make some on-trend cards with Vintage Sewing printable papers, borders and toppers. We think they make ideal greetings for fellow crafters that can be sent for birthdays, thank yous, invites or just to say hello! Take a look at… Continue reading

Make a paper-cut squares Christmas card

Papercut bird card

If you’ve never tried paper cutting before, this paper-cut squares Christmas card designed by Julie Kirk from issue 132 is the perfect place to start! The four elements are small squares that you can focus on individually and complete without too much effort. You’ll enjoy backing the finished design with coloured card too – it… Continue reading

Make little robin Christmas card embellishments

FIMO Christmas robin

FIMO polymer clay is a versatile material for card decorations and embellishments – try this robin Christmas card design by Charlotte Stowell, from Papercraft Inspirations 144, and see for yourself! This robin design is made by piecing FIMO shapes together and the addition of FIMO gold powder lends some festive sparkle. This simple and effective jigsaw… Continue reading