Save £££ when you subscribe!

When you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, you can make massive savings on the shop price! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you’ll save over £43, with each issue costing you just £3.31! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save over £43 on… Continue reading

Bonus project – Jenny Hodges’ 10th anniversary card!

Issue 131, on sale 16th September 2014, is our 10th anniversary issue! Jenny Hodges designed this gorgeous card especially for the occasion; here’s Jenny’s step-by-step guide so you can recreate the look yourself for big anniversaries and birthdays… Anniversary card  You will need: Your basic craft kit plus… White & kraft card Patterned paper Buttons,… Continue reading

Free Nativity digi stamps from Papercraft inspirations issue 131

To celebrate our 10th anniversary issue, we have bonus printables for you! Create cards telling the Christmas story with these sweet digi stamps, illustrated by Scott Joyce. We’ve got great ideas for your stamps in issue 131 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale 16th September 2014! Click the thumbnails below to download the Nativity digital stamps and the… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 131

Here are all the free card making templates for the projects in issue 131, including a fun Christmas-pudding card designed by Jenny Hodges. You’ll also find sweet nativity scene characters digi stamps, ready to adorn your Christmas cards. Want more Christmas card ideas? Take a look at our fantastic collection of Christmas card designs and free… Continue reading

Free Festive Scandi printables from Papercraft Inspirations 131

Make Christmas cards with our latest free papers and toppers, with a red-and-white, Scandinavian theme. You can find these pretty papers and more in issue 131. The classic designs of these Scandi-Inspired designs will provide a burst of colour at Christmas. With a variety of different papers plus lots of toppers and sentiments, you’ve got all… Continue reading

All the competitions from issue 131!

Win floral goodies from Hunkydory Crafts! The classic floral collection, Radiant Roses, is returning to Hunkydory Crafts as a New Season Special Edition. To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Hunkydory Crafts to offer 14 lucky winners a prize bundle packed with gorgeous card-making goodies from the range! Printed on Adorable Scorable board for the first… Continue reading

Handmade for Babies – free papers!

New baby free digital papers

We’ve got two fab free paper collections from the Papercraft inspirations archives for you to download and print. Use them to make cards, gift tags and more to celebrate a new arrival. Click here to download your Babycakes patterned papers (pdf) Click here to download your Sweet Baby Love patterned papers (pdf) More papercraft downloads… Continue reading

Mollie Makes confetti cuteness!

When our friends at Mollie Makes asked to borrow our collection of circle punches, we had no idea what they had in store, but we’re just loving what they made – amazing giant confetti in funky colours and geometric prints. It’s easy to create the look yourself for parties and weddings. Simply choose a few… Continue reading

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How to wrap a gift: step-by-step guide with wrapping expert Jane Means

Sometimes, knowing how to wrap a gift can be tricky, with tangles of tape and ripped paper causing endless headaches. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful! If you want to know how to wrap a gift in a creative way, Jane Means’ step-by-step guide will show you how to create a professional finish on your presents…. Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – Claire Gould, pick of the week from Kirstie Allsopp!

“The great joy in putting together an event like The Handmade Fair is the people I get to work with. Everyone coming has a story to tell, something to teach, and we can all learn a thing or two. I want to share as much about our experts and the people selling their wares so… Continue reading

The Handmade Fair – say hello to Craftwork Cards!

We’re so excited about The Handmade Fair! Join Kirstie Allsopp and a host of craft experts for a day of making beautiful things. The show runs from 19th-21st September at the beautiful Hampton Court Palace in London. We spoke to Julie Hickey from Craftwork Cards, who told us about her inspiration, the latest launches from Craftwork… Continue reading

Create new looks with felt

felt card

We’re loving Julie Kirk’s 10 Inspirations for Felt feature in issue 129 of Papercraft inspirations. Here’s a peek at one of Julie’s clever card designs – cover the inner section of a frame charm with PVA glue, then press on lots of felt snippets. Julie’s even added a heart-shaped piece to create a fun focal… Continue reading

Origami Master Class: Flowers – special book offer for origami fans!

origami masterclass flowers book

If you’re an origami addict, Origami Master Class: Flowers will take your skills to the next level. Craft intricate roses, lilies, orchids and more beautiful blooms with step-by-step instructions from some of the world’s top origami experts. We’ve got a special offer just for you – save £1.99 on the cover price and get free UK P&P… Continue reading

Save £££ when you subscribe!

When you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, you can make massive savings on the shop price! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you’ll save over £43, with each issue costing you just £1.68! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save over £43 on… Continue reading

Do you have a crafty blog?

Then tell us all about it! Every issue, we feature a ‘Blog of the Month’, sharing pics and quotes from the best crafty bloggers around! If you’ve got a craft blog that you want to tell the world about, email us at papercraft@futurenet.com so we can take a peek! Don’t forget to include a link,… Continue reading

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Fresh ideas for brads

Got lots of odd brads in your stash? Then check out Julie Kirk’s 10 Ideas for Brads feature in issue 128 of Papercraft inspirations. Here’s a peek at one of our favourite looks – a mosaic-style flower made of brads. Sketch the shape on the back of the card, then poke holes and push brads… Continue reading

Issue 128, on sale now!

Don’t miss your August issue of Papercraft inspirations, in shops now. Your free gift this month is a handy scoring board and bone folder, especially designed for making paper rosette embellishments! Inside your mag, we’ve got great summer card projects for you to try. As well as our adorable Cutie Pie cover star from Little… Continue reading

Save £££ when you subscribe!

When you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, you can make massive savings on the shop price! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you’ll save 34%, with each issue costing you just £3.31! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save up to 34% on… Continue reading

Enjoy a crafty day out!

If you love stamping, don’t miss the Artstamps exhibition at The Grandstand Newbury Racecourse on the 5th and 6th of July! This international stamping and papercraft fair is a chance to shop for all the latest supplies, and enjoy demonstrations and free workshops from experts. “Artstamps has a policy that any one stamp range will… Continue reading

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Bonus project: Mini bunting card!

Kelly’s got a real treat for her final guest post – a fun card project that’s perfect to make this weekend. Happy crafting! As a popular choice for summer picnics and parties, floral bunting is right on trend and makes for a lovely card design too! This project is in perfect time for the weekend, so… Continue reading

Get crafty for Father’s Day!

free father's day craft papers

Here’s another great guest post from Kelly, who’s been looking at crafty ideas for dads. Love it! It’s Father’s Day this Sunday! A day dedicated to celebrating fathers – what a great opportunity to get creative and make something special for your dad. Why not let us know what you’re up to via Facebook or… Continue reading

Top 5 papercraft boards on Pinterest

Today we’ve got a fab guest post by Kelly, who’s doing some crafty work experience here at Papercraft HQ. Enjoy! Have you tried Pinterest? Pinterest is a fun way for you to explore, collect and share ideas in relation to your personal interests. Simply search for key words such as ‘papercraft’ and see what you… Continue reading

Send a smile!

Have you got your hands on issue 127 yet? Look out for Lara Watson’s gorgeous congratulations cards on pages 52-53, they can’t fail to raise a smile! We love this simple design – fold a mini envelope, and tuck in lots of punched hearts. It’s so effective! Find this and more in the July issue… Continue reading

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Save £££ when you subscribe!

When you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations, you can make massive savings on the shop price! To get the very best price, subscribe for two years – you’ll save 34%, with each issue costing you just £3.31! We also have great offers on subscribing for 6 months or 1 year. Subscriber benefits: Save up to 34% on… Continue reading

Treat yourself to the mega June issue!

Don’t miss issue 126, in UK shops now! The issue comes with a free Lily Rose stamp set and matching papers, plus great card ideas, so you can get crafting straight away! Inside your mag, there are some fantastic projects to inspire you. Hunkydory Crafts have created an exclusive project starring their gorgeous Fairy Sweethearts… Continue reading

Make a cute card with your free gift!

Guest designer Stephanie is here, with a new card project you’ll love! It uses the free stamps and papers from issue 126, so pop to the shops and get your hands on a copy today! “I was really inspired by this lovely kit,” says Stephanie  “I hope you are too.”

Enter the Mollie Makes Handmade Awards

The Mollie Makes Handmade Awards are open and they want to see your work! Our sister magazine, Mollie Makes, is three years old now – can you believe it? So they’re celebrating by launching the Mollie Make Handmade Awards. “We want to give all you movers and makers a chance to shine, partly as a… Continue reading

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Enjoy Easter freebies from the archives!

Happy Easter! Whether you’re getting together with family or relaxing at home, we hope you have a wonderful long weekend. If you fancy a spot of crafting, here are some of our favorite Easter-themed printables from the Papercraft inspirations archives – use them to make cards, gift tags, place cards and decorations. If you’ve got… Continue reading

Top tips – send in and win!

One of our favourite tasks each month is putting together the Papercraft inspirations letters page! Did you know that every letter printed wins a great prize from our friends at Craft Creations? It’s hard to choose from all the gorgeous cards and letters our readers send each month, but here are some top tips that’ll… Continue reading

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Book early and save on tickets to The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show!

The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show, the UK’s biggest papercraft show, takes place on the 12th and 13th April 2014 at Alexandra Palace in London. You can browse the latest products from over 60 craft retailers, and enjoy free demonstrations and plenty of inspiration! Visit the website and book your tickets before 5:30pm on Tuesday, 8th April… Continue reading

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