Personalise your makes with an abundance of floral designs. Florabunda Style, £12.99 from GMC Publications, guides you through simple, stylish flower drawings and shows you how to build them up into something truly spectacular – perfect if you’re looking to liven up a card with some easy hand-drawn blooms. To download your printable papers, click… Continue reading
Make inspired festive cards with these easy origami Christmas tree designs. You don’t have to be an origami expert to make these cards by Nick Robinson & Zoë Patching from issue 132! These stylish origami trees are simple to make, but they look so impressive! Origami expert Nick Robinson has designed them to be super-easy to… Continue reading
It’s not Christmas without glitter – and lots of it! In this video, you’ll learn how to make two-tone glitter stars with our quick and easy technique. To give it a go at home, just watch our step-by-step video tutorial below to see how it’s done.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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