How to make an easel gatefold card with our free template

Use our free template and step-by-step tutorial, to discover how to make an easel gatefold card! This design has been created by Kat Waskett, and it’s perfect for an extra-special project to celebrate birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! We’ve also got a handy YouTube video to show you each step in more detail. Love this design?… Continue reading

How to make an easel drawer card

Make an easel card and gift box, all in one go, with this simple drawer card step-by-step guide from Debbie Simpson! This great design is perfect for delivering jewellery and small gifts in style – perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! You could even hide some chocolate treats inside the drawer for Easter or Christmas!… Continue reading

Dog card ideas from Papercraft Inspirations

The animal lovers among your friends and family will adore these cute dog card ideas! From pugs, French bulldogs, Dalmatians, Labradors and more, man’s best friend comes in all shapes and sizes, and we’ve got plenty of designs featuring a variety of canines – so pick your favourite and get crafting! Plus, 2018 is the… Continue reading

Chinese New Year card projects

Create a gorgeous Chinese New Year card to help friends and family celebrate the occasion! Find two great projects – designed by Angela Dodson – that will put your stamping skills to good use! We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too! Shopping list… Continue reading

How to make a shaker card

Follow our easy step-by-step guide to find out how to make a shaker card with a shaped aperture! Shaker cards are great fun to create. You can use any size or shape of aperture that you like, and fill them with anything from sequins and glitter to beads and small die-cut shapes. You can use… Continue reading

How to stamp on cards

Stamping is a well-loved technique in card making and papercrafts and, more recently, the colouring craze has lifted it to new heights! Take a look at our top tips to find out how to stamp on cards like a pro, to create beautiful designs. Here, you’ll discover… How to stamp on cards Layering stamped designs… Continue reading

How to make a dachshund card with our free templates

Our free sausage-dog templates will help you make this on-trend dachshund card for the animal lovers in your live. Perfect for birthday cards, Christmas cards and more! Simply add a sentiment to suit your occasion. Love this design? Take a look at more Christmas card ideas using our free downloads! Find more ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

How to use stencils on cards

Stencilling is a great way to quickly build up designs on your homemade cards. Stencils provide a template that you can use with inks or other media to add colour and pattern to papercraft projects. Simply use a sponge to dab your ink through the apertures of the stencil design, to transfer the pattern onto… Continue reading

How to make a sunburst card

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to find out how to make a sunburst card! This is a great way of using up leftover strips of patterned papers to create incredibly trendy, contemporary and stylish cards. The sunburst, or starburst, technique uses triangular sections of paper, radiating out from a central point, to create beautiful backgrounds for cards…. Continue reading

How to make paper baby shoes to celebrate a new arrival

Welcome a new arrival with these adorable miniature paper baby shoes, designed by Angela Poole! Download our free templates to make your own pretty booties using some gorgeous designer papers. Follow the steps below or print off the instructions here. What you’ll need: Templates Card Patterned paper Scissors Tacky PVA glue Glue dots Buttons Needle… Continue reading

How to make paper daffodils

Crepe paper daffodils

Make your own host of golden crepe-paper daffodils with Zoë Patching’s radiant floral templates from Papercraft Inspirations 150. You know that spring is really on its way when the daffodils are bursting into bloom and looking simply beautiful in your garden! And what better way to keep them blossoming all year round in your home than… Continue reading

How to make a hidden sentiment slider card

Hidden sentiment slider card

This mechanical card is known as a double slider card and is perfect for adding an extra element of surprise! Once your recipient pulls the tab, two secret panels pop out of each side, to reveal a special message or a favourite image. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, and to add your own… Continue reading

How to make a slider card

Butterfly slider card

Love interactive cards? Learn how to make a slider card with a beautiful whirling butterfly. with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design from issue 149. This project, by Debbie Simpson, will show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle… Continue reading

How to make a jam jar Christmas snow globe

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam-jar snow globes! Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that! Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this recycled… Continue reading

How to make a winter wonderland shaped card

Walking in a winter wonderland card

This beautiful winter wonderland shaped card design by Debbie Simpson is one for more advanced card makers. Debbie’s more elaborate card design allows you to build up a beautiful Christmas scene – it makes us feel chilly just looking at it! The stair step card method is a fabulous way to create a shaped card… Continue reading

How to make easy origami Christmas trees

Origami style greetings card

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

How to make two-tone glitter stars

Two tone glitter stars video

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.  

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to make a stepper card base

This gorgeous daffodil card project was created by Sarah Hurley for Papercraft Inspirations 124. The card uses a stepper card base, and you can find out how to make your own with our step-by-step guide! Find more great ideas and step-by-step guides in our How to… section of the website! How to make a stepper card base… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas wreath from sheet music!

One of Papercraft inspirations’ regular designers, Enfys Cashmore, has designed this utterly amazing Christmas wreath project, which as you can see is a real show-stopper! Want more ideas for Christmas decorations for your home? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and sparkling place settings. Find more great projects and step-by-step… Continue reading

How to make a chocolate coin Christmas card

Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and our very own Angela Poole has designed this Christmas card to bring two of our favourite festive treats together (chocolate and card making!). You can find simple step-by-step instructions below, as well as a full list of what you’ll need. Enjoy! Find more ideas and step-by-step guide in our… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas tree card

We’re constantly on the look out for quick and easy Christmas cards. We couldn’t resist sharing this simple and stylish Christmas tree with you all. For this Christmas tree card you will need: Blue card blank Blue card Pink & green patterned papers Green ribbon Star embellishments Small circle punch Scoring board & bone folder… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas cupcake card

This cute Christmas cupcake card is perfect for those of you with lots of Christmas cards to make, and it can even be adapted into a birthday card for a friend with a sweet tooth! Find simple step-by-step instructions for this design below. Love this cute cake design? Take a look at our baking-themed free… Continue reading