Make a Christmas card with your bumper Forever Friends kit with issue 118 of Papercraft inspirations!

  Christmas always starts early for card makers. This month’s issue is full of festive inspiration and comes with a bumper kit of Forever Friends crafting treats! This fantastic kit includes an adorable Forever Friends stamp, 30 chipboard shapes, a pack of 15 coordinating patterned papers and a gold glitter gel pen! Our guest designer, Stephanie Smith… Continue reading

Create a pretty card with your FREE gift with issue 117 of Papercraft inspirations!

We just LOVE the gorgeous patterned papers and chipboard shapes that are free with this month’s issue! The newest member of the Papercraft inspirations Design Team, Stephanie Smith has created this beautiful card using the free gift – and we couldn’t wait to share it with you! “I created this card for my friend Tanya’s… Continue reading

How to create the vintage card from the PanPastel Masterclass

We love the vintage-style card by Brenda Brown in issue 103’s PanPastel Masterclass. The card has so many little details that make it really special, and the PanPastels create a gorgeous antique background effect. In this post, you’ll find the full shopping list and step-by-step instructions for this fabulous card. You will need your basic… Continue reading

CrossStitcher's Handmade Cards book is out now!

Our friends over at CrossStitcher have just brought out this fab new book that we think you’ll love!    Handmade Cards is jam-packed full of cross-stitched cards. With over 200 designs from 20 different designers, you’ll be spoilt for choice! There are cards for lots of different occasions, so you’ll never be without inspiration. There’s… Continue reading

Ahoy, sailor! Try out this ship bonus card

This bonus ship card is perfect for male birthdays and bon voyage cards, but can be easily adapted to suit any occasion. It’s super quick and easy, making it great for last-minute cards. With summer (supposedly!) around the corner, there’s no better time to start crafting this ship-shape card! Click here to download your free… Continue reading

FREE Father's Day printables

Make sure you have 17th June underlined in your diary as the day to say thanks to your Dad. For Father’s Day this year the lovely Kirsty Neale has created an amazing collection of cards to celebrate the men in our lives. Check out issue 100 of Papercraft inspirations for full instructions and use these… Continue reading

Quilling: a bonus card design for you!

  In the June issue of Papercraft Inspirations you’ll find a beautiful quilling project by Elizabeth Moad, featuring four pretty floral cards and a gift tag. We love the contemporary quilled designs so much that we’ve asked Elizabeth to create a bonus extra one for us to share with you here! Says Elizabeth, “By mounting… Continue reading

Make a teapot-shaped card!

Click here to download a free teapot card template You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Assorted coloured card Floral patterned paper Small circle punch or hole punch Step 1 Score and fold coloured card to make a large top-fold card blank. Trace the template on to the card blank so that the flat… Continue reading

FREE downloads: Quick & Easy Cards from issue 97!

The March issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops on 15th February, and many lucky subscribers will receive their copy this week! Be sure to check out the Quick & Easy Cards for birthdays, thank yous, get well greetings and more. To help you along, designers Jenny, Louise and Shirley have got some free downloads… Continue reading

Make a sweet giraffe card!

Create this fun character card to cheer up grey days. We’ve got a free template and step-by-step guide for you, so read on and get crafting! Click here to download your free giraffe template (JPG) You will need:  Your basic card kit, plus… Yellow card blank Brown, green orange, yellow & white coloured card Yellow… Continue reading

Free downloads: Angela’s apron cards!

You’ll love Angela Poole’s apron-shaped cards for every hobby – look out for them in your new February issue, in shops 18th January. To get you started, we’ve got some free downloads for you! Click the thumbnail image to print out the templates page – remember you’ll need to enlarge the apron piece to 200%… Continue reading

Make this bright birthday card!

Christmas is almost here, but don’t forget to treat those with a December birthday to a special handmade card! This cheerful balloon card is perfect for birthday boys and girls, and it’s fun to make too. Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free printable template! Click here for your free balloon card template You… Continue reading

FREE downloads: Angela Poole's celebration images for men!

Don’t miss issue 95 of Papercraft inspirations (in shops 21st Dec) – Angela Poole’s got some stylish card ideas for the men in your life! Get started now with these fantastic free JPG downloads: Men’s cards download 1 Men’s cards download 2 Men’s cards download 3 Men’s cards greetings Happy crafting!  

Make this sweet Christmas 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,… Continue reading

Have fun with Blade Rubber Stamps!

  Hello to Blade Rubber Stamps and their fun soldier friend! Here’s all the info you need to create this simple card for yourself. They’ve even included all the prices so you can work out your Christmas crafting budget more easily. You could create cards for all your family and friends with this little shopping… Continue reading

Stamp a scene with Penny Black

  Is that another knock at the door we hear?! Welcome Cathy to the party – she’s bringing an adorable card idea from Penny Black! Doesn’t this design just have oodles of wow factor? We wish that computer screen were 3D then we could really show off all the depth in her wonderful layered card!  … Continue reading

Make it merry with Basic Grey!

  When a collection of patterned papers and embellishments is as scrummy as the new Nordic Holiday collection by Basic Grey, we’re keen to make sure they’re on our invitation list to come to the party! And with this gorgeous card idea to share they’ve not disappointed us, don’t you agree? Shopping list Nordic Holiday NOR-3445… Continue reading

Deck the halls with a card from Lawn Fawn

  Here’s another party guest!  It’s the sweet ladies from Lawn Fawn – yay! We’re so glad they’ve been able to make it, as Lawn Fawn is a hot new stamp company with the cutest clear stamps. “I couldn’t resist bringing a card to the party using our new Ornate Ornaments stamps set,” says Lawn Fawn-card… Continue reading

Make a jolly card with American Crafts!

    We’re thrilled to welcome our friends from American Crafts to join our celebrations – especially when we know they’ll have some adorable inspiration for us too. Take a look at this card made by designer Lindsey Hansen – her bright & bold festive card uses the new ‘Hollyday’ range. It’s certainly getting us in the Christmas… Continue reading

FREE template: Folding star cards!

We know you’re going to love Mary Anne Walters’ folding star cards in issue 93 of Papercraft inspirations (in shops 26th Oct)! Each card starts as a colourful star, then folds out to reveal your message. We love this mini version Mary Anne’s made especially for our website – it would look gorgeous hanging on… Continue reading

FREE downloads: Angela Poole's fairy illustrations

  Don’t miss the gorgeous fairy cards project in issue 92 of Papercraft inspirations, in shops 28th September. Designer Angela Poole’s sharing her wonderful illustrations with you, so it’s easy to print out each image then layer and embellish to create cards in no time. Click below to download your fairy illustrations – each one… Continue reading

More ideas for using vellum

Our card making challenge this month is to use vellum so I couldn’t resist coming up with another idea to rise to this challenge!   I’m trying to whip up some fast and easy Christmas cards in the evenings, to boost my stash. (Then save the weekends for designs that’ll take a bit more time!) I… Continue reading

Try Distress Inks for a fab flower card

Have you seen our new Masterclass guide to Using Distress Inks, in the new issue of Papercraft inspirations, issue 91 October. Ink-a-holic Britta Swiderski reveals how to get started with Distress Inks from which colours to buy, to how to use them, and best of all sharing some gorgeous card ideas. This amazing flower card… Continue reading

Join our monthly card challenges!

Have you had a chance to give one of our craft challenge ideas a go? Every issue we’re throwing down the gauntlet with a card making challenge to inspire you and get those creative juices flowing! This month’s challenge – in your Papercraft inspirations issue 91, September, out now! – is a recipe challenge where… Continue reading