Mollie Makes Colouring book – free colouring sheet!

Mollie Makes Colouring book

We’re very excited because the brand new colouring book from our sister magazine, Mollie Makes, is out now, and we’ve managed to get our hands on a fabulous free colouring sheet (below) just to whet your appetite! Mollie Makes Colouring book is available from WHSmiths and selected high street stores, or you can buy it… Continue reading

How to make Christmas paper pine cone decorations

Christmas paper pine cones

Decorate your home for winter with Zoë Patching’s intricate Christmas paper pine cone decorations. Bring the beauty of the outside indoors this Christmas, with Zoë’s deliciously tactile and glittery pine cones from Papercraft Inspirations 144. Pine cones are always a festive favourite when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, and these paper versions… Continue reading

Handmade holidays with Creativebug competition

Creativebug competition

From wrapping presents to whipping up a hostess gift for that last-minute party – Creativebug has loads of quick DIYs that will make all spirits bright this holiday season. Ready to make that perfect gift? We’ve partnered with Creativebug for an awesome competition! To celebrate creativity, we’re giving away a 1-year subscription to Creativebug with… Continue reading

The British Craft Awards 2016 are here!

British Craft Awards 2016

Yes, it’s that time of year again – the British Craft Awards 2015 are back! It’s your chance to support the craft industry and celebrate your favourite crafters and businesses. 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… Continue reading

Christmas card templates from Papercraft Inspirations 146

Santa exploding box card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146

Download lots of beautiful free Christmas card templates, plus some stunning free Vintage Christmas printable papers for you to download. We’re particularly smitten by this fabulous pop-up, exploding-box Santa card – have a go at making your own at home, using the free printable templates below. We always love to see what you’ve made using your free… Continue reading

Retro Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 146

Papercraft Inspirations issue 146 free Christmas papers

Add a nostalgic feel to your festive makes with these fantastic Vintage Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146. Want more Christmas card ideas? Take a look at these projects, using our free downloads! How to download Christmas free papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want, to enlarge… Continue reading

Quirky quilling

Frog quilling by Natasha Molotka

We’ve spent this month in a dreamy whirl of colourful twisted paper shapes – all gathered together in one lovely Pinterest board. Our collection includes this fab design by Russian-born artist Natasha Molotkova of www.papergraphic.co.uk. Fancy giving it a go? Join us on Pinterest to find some beautiful ideas that are sure to kick off… Continue reading

How to colour like a pro

How to colour like a pro

Ever wondered how professionals get such great results when colouring in their stamps? This brilliant video tutorial will show you how to colour like a pro! Colouring is a skill that can really take your card designs to the next level, so it’s well worth the effort. Here, we’ve used Spectrum Noir pencils, but any… Continue reading

Not long left to read the A-Z of Crafting!

A-Z of Crafting

Not long left if you want to read the brilliant A-Z of Crafting! It’ll be taken down on 19th October – better get reading! Read it online here.

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Make a handy kitchen chalkboard

Kitchen chalkboard

Make shopping lists and share family reminders with Zoë Patching’s handy kitchen chalkboard. Bring blooms and butterflies into your home with a beautiful kitchen chalkboard – it’s the perfect way of keeping notes, reminders or recipes to hand. Designer Zoë has created an easy design that uses a chalkboard sticker and an aperture frame cut… Continue reading

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Make a papercut bird card

Papercut bird card video

This crafty papercut bird card is impressive and surprisingly easy to make – just watch the video below to learn how to make your own stylish card at home! This clever design comes from Papercraft Inspirations issue 132. You can download the bird template here. You can find more creative makes on our YouTube channel…. Continue reading

Coffee break reading – A-Z of Crafting

A-Z of Crafting

Grab a coffee and have a good read of the latest A-Z of Crafting magazine – it’s your guide to all the best places to stock up on craft supplies, plus there’s some handy discount codes too! Read it here.

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Free colouring pages for adults to help you relax!

Zen Colouring BOTANICALS free printables

There’s nothing we like better than unwinding with a spot of colouring. We’ve managed to get our hands on some beautiful free colouring pages for adults, which come from two new books from GMC: Zen Colouring Pad – Botanical, priced £12.99, and Zen Colouring – The Ultimate Collection, priced £9.99. To download the pictures, just click on… Continue reading

Make a holiday cottage card with Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston's holiday cottage card

Learn how to make this cute Christmas cottage created by Karen Burniston of Elizabeth Craft Designs with this fabulous festive video tutorial. To find out how to create your own lovely seasonal card with lashings of glitter, just put your feet up and watch the video below. Don’t forget to send a picture of your… Continue reading

Halloween card ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve conjured up some truly spooktacular Halloween cards for you to try at home! Just follow the steps for each card, or use them as the basis for a creepy card design of your own. Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Facebook or Twitter! Find more… Continue reading

The A-Z of Crafting is here!

A-Z of Crafting

Would you like a list of crafty shops along with some lovely discount codes? You might want to read this then… The new A-Z of Crafting magazine is online now and it’s only available for a limited time, so put your feet up and have a good read!

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Have a hoot with parliament of owls cards

Owl card

Jenny Hodges shows you how to use silicone moulds to fab effect with these parliament of owls cards. We can’t wait to make this gorgeous selection of owl-themed cards and a gift box! Perfect for all occasions, they’re adorned with a variety of clever embellishments that are all created from silicone moulds. Jenny has showcased… Continue reading

Make perfect triple loop bows every time with this easy trick!

Perfect triple loop bows

  Want to know how to make perfect triple loop bows every time? We’ve got it covered with our quick video tutorial! All you’ll need is some mounting putty, two pieces of thin wooden dowel and some ribbon. To find out how, just watch the video below.   Tie perfect triple loop bows every time… Continue reading

Make pretty découpage drawers

Decoupage drawers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Personalise plain storage with Zoë Patching’s gorgeous set of découpage drawers. Tidying up has never been so much fun! These sweet drawers are ideal to house all kinds of treasures, whether it’s ribbons, trimmings and buttons for your favourite hobby, or cherished photos and keepsakes that deserve a special home. However you choose to use the… Continue reading

Gelatos sticks masterclass – make a sunset background

Dreams card

You’ll love the effects you can achieve with Gelatos pigment sticks. These two vibrant designs by Cathy Andronicou are ideal for all sorts of occasions! Want to create gorgeous blended backgrounds and images that pack a colour punch? Then you’ll love Faber-Castell’s Gelatos! These twist-up, acid-free pigment sticks come in sets of four or 12… Continue reading

Papercraft basics – folding card

Papercraft basics - folding

  When it comes to card making, folding card is an essential skill. In our handy video, we’ll take your through the basic techniques to ensure that your homemade cards are perfect every time! To get started, just watch the video below. If you’re looking for more information to get your card making hobby going,… Continue reading

How to make a framed silhouette picture

Silhouette picture frame

Want ideas for what to do with old photos? Zoë Patching’s step-by-step guide shows you how to turn your holiday snaps and family moments into a beautiful silhouette picture. Capture a special memory by turning photos into silhouette pictures. These mini works of art look fantastic framed and hung in your home and they make… Continue reading

Papercraft basics – what you’ll need to begin card making

Papercraft basics

  If you’re new to papercraft it can be difficult to know where to start – which tools should you buy? What skills do you need to make fabulous cards? Don’t worry! We’ve made a series of videos to help you get started and soon you’ll be making your own stunning creations! Just watch the… Continue reading

Make pretty paper flowers

Paper flowers

Summer’s here and we’re really feeling the flower power, so we’ve been gathering up lots of gorgeous paper flower images, tips and ideas on our pretty paper flowers Pinterest board. We’ve fallen for these paper blooms and some of them look good enough to be mistaken for the real thing! If you’re looking for more… Continue reading

Issue 143 is out now with luxury Woodland Cottage stamps for you!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 143 cover

Don’t miss the October issue – out now! It’s packed with crafty loveliness to keep you busy this month. Your gift in issue 143 is a gorgeous set of luxury Woodland Cottage stamps – ideal for decoupage and paper piecing. These snowy scenes are sure to get you in the festive mood! This issue also… Continue reading

How to make a paper cactus

Grow a cactus that’s sure to raise a smile! Zoë Patching shows you how to make a paper cactus in three easy steps! Simply download the free templates then follow the guide to add your bead embellishments. This colourful little paper plant will liven up a study desk or an empty shelf! Made from bright… Continue reading

How to make a paper lantern with our free templates

Paper lanterns

Whatever the occasion or celebration, these pretty vellum lanterns are sure to set the scene perfectly. We’re going to show you how to make a paper lantern, step by step – it’s so easy! These stylish home detraction are created using just a few materials and tools, and are straightforward to make. With two methods… Continue reading

Free glitter découpage with June issue!

Don’t miss your June issue, out now with a free Trimcraft Glitter Découpage gift for you! The pack comes with 10 die-cut sheets and 10 matching patterned papers, all starring the adorable characters from Trimcraft’s Fun Fair collection. Inside, you’ll find gorgeous new projects for spring and summer celebrations, including great ideas for Father’s Day,… Continue reading

Calling all craft clubs!

Do you belong to a card making or scrapbooking club? Be sure to email and tell us all about it – you could be featured in a future issue of Papercraft inspirations! We’d love to hear from clubs old and new, big and small, wherever you are! If you’d like to be featured in the… Continue reading

Save up to 40% when you subscribe!

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door each month! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 40%, with each issue costing you just £1.99. We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year,… Continue reading