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 daffodils

Crepe paper daffodils

Make your own host of golden crepe paper daffodils with Zoë Patching’s radiant floral templates from issue 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 to your card. The recipient simply pulls the tab and 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… 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 paper lantern

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! They’re created using just a few materials and tools, and are straightforward to make. With two methods to choose – cutting out negative… 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 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

How to make a candy cane card

It’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards, so why not start by crafting this cool candy-cane card. Find the step-by-step instructions below! You will need Your basic card kit, plus… Pink square scalloped card blank White, pink & teal card  Thin pink decorative ribbon Blue and white gel pens Fine black felt-tip pen Red &… Continue reading

How to make a teapot-shaped card

Crafting and a cup of tea go hand in hand, so why not combine the two and create this fun teapot-shaped card with our free template. This design is ideal for birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards, or just a little note to say hello to the tea-addicts among your friends and family! If you want… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas wreath card

Make Anna Moore’s beautiful wreath card – it’s easy with punched shapes and adhesive pearls! Anna has used die-cut circles to make this card really quick, but you could easily create the circles with scalloped scissors or punches if you prefer. Scroll down to find Anna’s step-by-step guide! You will need Basic card kit, plus…… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas baubles card

Make this easy Christmas card for a cheerful Christmas greeting. We’ve got free templates and a step-by-step guide for you! You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Two blue card blanks Blue, pink, white & green card Assorted patterned paper Gem embellishments Circle die Pink & green ribbon Christmas greeting Scalloped scissors Step 1 Use… Continue reading

How to make a 3D flower card

This pretty flower card is perfect for birthdays. Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free templates! Take a look at more fantastic flower card ideas, too! Click here to download your flower card template as a PDF You will need: Assorted patterned papers Turquoise, green & purple card Acetate Seed beads 1in circle punch… Continue reading

How to make a ribbon Christmas tree card

This stylish Christmas tree is made from ribbon loops tucked into slits in the card background for a gorgeous textured look. Follow the steps below to make this card yourself! You will need: Your basic card kit plus… White card blank Green & pink card Patterned papers Star-shaped gems Green textured ribbon Step 1 Layer… Continue reading

How to make gingerbread men

At Christmas, crafting and baking go hand in hand and gingerbread men are a festive essential. They last for around 10 days in an airtight container, meaning you can make them ahead of time and keep them until needed. If you don’t have a gingerbread cookie cutter, don’t worry – we’ve included a paper template that… Continue reading

How to make a cute Easter bunny card

Making this brilliant Easter bunny card is easy with our free templates and step-by-step guide. Love this design? Take a look at more of our fantastic free Easter printables! To make this card you will need: Easter bunny template Basic card kit White card blank Pink, light blue, medium blue, purple and white card Yellow… Continue reading

How to make ribbon flowers

Use your favourite ribbons to make a luxury flower card! Follow our easy step-by-step guide. Love this design? Find more fantastic flower card ideas. You will need: Basic card kit plus Blue card blank Yellow & turquoise card Silver buttons Wide yellow ribbon Medium green ribbon Step 1 Make three loops of wide yellow ribbon,… Continue reading

How to make a funky flowers card

We’ve got a textured treat for you! Twist, bead and grow Angela Poole’s sunny flowers card – great for all sorts of summer occasions, from BBQ invites to birthdays and get well soon sentiments! You will need… Green, yellow & deep pink card Funky patterened paper (for the card front’s background) Purple & pink seed… Continue reading

How to make an ice cream sundae card

Beat the heat with this cool card idea! We’ll show you how it’s done, from the supplies you need to a step-by-step guide and shape templates. Find more great ice-cream projects with our summer card ideas! You will need… – Pale-blue, white, pale-orange, beige and deep-pink card – Orange paper – Pink flowery patterned paper… Continue reading