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

Free stamping kit with your May issue!

Don’t miss issue 138 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale 31st March – it comes with a gorgeous stamping kit for you! It’s got everything you need to start making your own stamped greetings cards, including two ink pads, four stamp designs, card blanks and die-cut greeting toppers. Inside the magazine, we’ve got card ideas and… Continue reading

Bonus CandiBean card project for you!

Have you seen Becky Hetherington’s gorgeous cards in issue 137? They star the cutest new CandiBean Love Is In The Air characters from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! Here’s an extra card project that Becky designed especially for the Papercraft inspirations blog. It uses the cute Kangaroo Fun stamp from the collection. Read on to learn… Continue reading

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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 £43, with each issue costing you just £3.31. We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year…. Continue reading

Free felt flower embellishment kit with your April issue!

Don’t miss issue 137 of Papercraft inspirations, in UK shops from 3rd March – it comes with this amazing free Perfect Posies card kit! Inside the kit, you get 100 felt flowers and leaves plus button centres for you to layer up and stitch together with your needle and thread. There are also designer card… Continue reading

Enjoy a day out at The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza!

The Great Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza has become a firm favourite in the craft show calendar attracting several thousand dedicated papercrafters, card makers and scrapbookers to this action packed event. With many of the leading papercrafting shops all under the same roof for two special days, now Friday and Saturday, you can shop till you drop!… Continue reading

Simply Crochet’s papery project!

Ooh, look out for issue 28 of our fabulous sister mag Simply Crochet – we’re thrilled that one of the gorgeous ruffled projects on page 67 pages stars the rolled-up flowers from our fab free Mother’s Day papers! The little blooms are easy to make – just cut out the curly scalloped shapes (on the… Continue reading

Free Easel Card Kit with Papercraft Inspirations 136

Look out for Papercraft Inspirations 136, in shops 3rd February. It comes with a free Floral Fancies Luxury Easel Card Kit for you! The kit contains everything you need to make 10 brilliant easel cards – pre-scored shaped card bases, die-cut toppers and embellishments, plus a pack of 49 colourful adhesive gems, so your makes can… Continue reading

There’s a fab new magazine for crafters!

We have a new magazine launching on the 12th Feb! Simply Sewing is a practical magazine for women who sew, or would like to start sewing. Make everything from home furnishings to simple garments and soft toys and bags. Plus each issue comes with a gorgeous FREE gift. Subscription offer! Get the first 3 issues… Continue reading

Save £££ when you subscribe!

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door. Don’t forget, it makes a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend too! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 45%, with each issue costing you just £2.75! We… Continue reading

How to make a grape hyacinth card

Papercraft inspirations hyacinth card

We love this gorgeous grape hyacinth card by Jenny Hodges, from issue 134. In fact, we love it so much we’re sharing Jenny’s step-by-step guide with you, so you can make these stunning paper flowers, too! Love this design? Take a look at more fantastic flower card ideas! 3D grape hyacinth You will need: Your… Continue reading

Bonus free printables! ‘Talking Heads’ from issue 134

Here are Kirsty Neale’s quirky ‘Talking Heads’ free printables from our January issue – mix ‘n’ match to make the cutest characters for your cards. You could even make paper likenesses of your friends or family! Print onto white card and colour, or print straight onto coloured card and patterned papers for super-quick cards. Click… Continue reading

Save £££ when you subscribe!

Papercraft inspirations subscription

Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door. Don’t forget, it makes a great Christmas gift for a crafty friend too! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 45%, with each issue costing you just £2.75! We… Continue reading

Cute Christmas free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 133

Free printables santa card

Craft the most adorable Christmas cards with our free printables – Cute Christmas by Jenny Ellory. Featuring jolly Santas, festive snowmen, Christmas trees and reindeer, these lovely designs are full of seasonal joy! How to download free festive papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag… Continue reading

Video: How to tie a triple-loop bow!

If you love Julie Kirk’s ribbon bow masterclass in issue 133, check out this video! We tried out Julie’s triple-loop bow technique, using a homemade bow-maker tool. We’ve used Blu-Tack to stick the wooden skewers to the desk, but if you find your sticks topple over as you’re tying your bow, you can tape them… Continue reading

Bonus card project from Penny Black!

Look out for our ‘Meet the Designer’ interview in issue 133 – we speak to US designer Jill Foster about her latest work for Penny Black. Even better, Jill’s shared a bonus card project with Papercraft inspirations readers! This cute stamped card is perfect for Christmas, or make it for a winter birthday celebration. Warm… Continue reading

Send your Christmas cards to the elderly with Festive Friends

festive friends charity

Crafter Philippa Griffin got in touch to tell us about Festive Friends, a new project she’s launched in partnership with the charity Contact the Elderly. Philippa is seeking volunteers to make and send Christmas cards to be distributed to isolated elderly individuals in the North West who are supported by Contact The Elderly. Many of these elderly… Continue reading

Websites for crafters for only £50pa!

Papercraft inspirations sponsored blog post What is Clikcraft? Clikcraft is a new service targeted at any crafts person who wants a website without the cost and hassle of setting one up. The service combines an easy-to-use admin system with a wide choice of stylish templates designed especially for crafters. Minimal expertise is required, so users… Continue reading

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Subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, make massive savings on the shop price and get the magazine delivered to your door! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you can save up to 45%, with each issue costing you just £2.75! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1… Continue reading

More ideas for your Flock Card Kit!

Stephanie from Papercraft HQ couldn’t wait to try issue 131’s Snowflake Forest Flock Card Kit – and we love these cards that she made! Here’s Stephanie’s step-by-step guide. She says ‘If découpage isn’t your thing, try these instead!’ You will need Snowflake Forest Card Kit Square white card blanks Blue & lilac coloured card Large… Continue reading

Fab flock card kit with issue 131!

Our bumper November issue is in shops now, with a fantastic Snowflake Forest Flock Card Kit for you! The kit stars adorable Snowflake Forest characters created by talented illustrators Karen Sapp, Gillian Flint and Colleen Whittaker from The Bright Agency. You’ll love the cute penguins, bears and bunnies, and there’s a smiley snowman too. In… Continue reading