Summer card ideas

Take a look at these ideas and free downloads for your summer cards and papercraft projects!

Hazy, sunny days spent on the beach, in the garden, by the pool or having fun at summer fetes, whatever makes you think of summer, we’ve got some great, creative ideas for homemade cards.

Perfect for summer crafting, these cards will also brighten your recipient’s day and put a smile on their face during colder months.

Try making a tempting ice-cream card, colourful kite card, retro caravan card, campervan gift box and much more!

Want even more summery ideas? Check out our fabulous flower cards, too!


Free bicycle printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 151

This super-sweet bicycle card was made with the free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 151. With grassy borders and floral touches, this design is perfect for delivering birthday greetings.


Pinwheel makes

Download our free card-making templates to create these gorgeous pinwheels. They’re a fun way to show off your favourite double-sided papers, and will be a breath of fresh air for recipients!


Who doesn’t enjoy all the fun of a summer fete? From cake stands and candy floss to hook-a-duck designs, these pretty pastel free papers make ideal summery cards.


Traditional seaside scenes can be found in Charlotte Stowell’s free printables. Take a look at these fun designs and download them today!


Summer kite free digital papers

Send spirits soaring with some patchwork kite free papers. Add touches of shimmering ribbon, to make a tail for your kite design, too.


Beach hut cards

Beach huts, lighthouses, deckchairs, and a cheeky seagull or two adorn this sweet seaside collection. Take a look at these designs and get some inspirations for your own summer beach cards.


Shake things up with this marvellous set of milkshake free papers. Retro milk bottles, colourful fruit and mouthwatering milkshakes top off these cards perfectly.


Cute camping free digital papers 155

These cute camping cards will have you dreaming of summer days spent outside and nights beneath the stars. Download these digital papers today.


PIN 141 ice cream card

Making this delicious ice-cream card couldn’t be easier! Watch our handy YouTube tutorial then download the free template and have a go yourself!


When it comes to conjuring up visions of British summertime, you can’t go far wrong with a retro caravan card! Download these funky free printables by Naomi Hocking and start crafting your own cards!


From caravans to campervans, download our template and make this cool classic campervan gift box, complete with surfboard gift tag!


Lounging by the pool is a great way to spend a sunny day, and these cards capture nostalgic lido scenes. Download these free printables and use our handy template to create a dimensional stepper card with a diver suspended above the pool, on clear acetate.


Naomi Hocking has made it supper easy to whip up a tempting ice-cream card. Download the gorgeous illustrations, greetings and papers today!