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

Cards for friends

No one needs an excuse to send a card just to say ‘hello’ to friends and family, especially those we may not have seen for a while. But, if an excuse was needed to create cards for friends, our fabulous free downloads may spur you on to pick up paper and scissors (or even die-cutting… Continue reading

Free valentines paper from Papercraft Inspirations 174

Romance is in the air! For Valentine’s Day, send sweet notes with this gorgeous collection of valentines paper, toppers and sentiments designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 174. Valentine’s Day is perfect for telling someone how much they mean to you. Whether it’s your partner, a treasured friend or family member, let the people who… Continue reading

Valentine’s card ideas and free downloads

If you’re feeling the love and want to create some special cards and greetings – whether it’s for a partner, someone you secretly admire, or you just want to let friends and family know how much they mean to you – we’ve got loads of great Valentine’s card ideas and projects to get you started, including free downloads!… 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

Papercraft Inspirations 173 on sale in the UK 30th November

Find loads of feel-good makes to kick-start the new year in Papercraft Inspirations 173, complete with hummingbird stamp set free gift! Whether you want to add shape, sparkle or a touch of vintage charm to your papercrafts, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started. Take a look at what’s inside issue 173… Pick… Continue reading

Free vintage sewing printables from Papercraft Inspirations 173

These beautiful vintage sewing free printables were designed by Emily Waite for Papercraft Inspirations 173, and include themed papers, toppers and sentiments that are perfect for those in your life who love haberdashery, cross-stitch or just being crafty! We love all things vintage and retro, as they bring a lovely sense of stylish nostalgia to any project. The pretty… Continue reading

Vintage letter free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Despite the speed and convenience of modern-day email and text messages, there’s still something a little bit special and exciting about receiving a handwritten letter or card among the usual pile of household bills and junk mail that land in your hallway. A heartfelt note wishing someone happy birthday, or simply saying ‘hello’, is something… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173, to give you a head start with your papercrafting! Get ideas for shaped cards, framed art for your home, and amazing 3D dioramas (shown above)! Love this beehive card? Take a look at more of our fantastic bee-themed shaped cards and free templates. Watch our YouTube video to… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 173

For a chance to boost your stash, enter our fantastic giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 173! With Trimcraft paper pads (shown above), craft show tickets and more, there are some great prizes to be won! Deadline for entries is 11th January 2018. Win First Edition paper pads from Trimcraft We’ve teamed up with Trimcraft to celebrate… Continue reading

Make pretty stamped flower cards

Spark memories of balmy summer days with this fresh jam jar vase card filled with stamped flowers. Kay Carley designed these floral stamps for PaperArtsy’s Eclectica³ range, so who better to show us what lovely things we can make with them? Kay says, “These stamps have been designed so you have main imagery and supporting imagery… 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

Papercraft Inspirations 172 on sale in the UK 2nd November

Issue 172 is packed with fantastic Christmas card ideas as well as projects that will see you well into the new year. If you want to try an alternative to standard card blanks, we’ve got plenty of projects featuring steppers, easels, z-folds and more! We’ve even got a template for a folding Star of David… Continue reading

Free Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Your Christmas cards will definitely be merry and bright once you’ve added some of our cheerful Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 170! Build up colourful villages, populated with sweet snowmen and visited by a special reindeer-drawn sleigh. Layer the houses in different sizes, starting with larger images in front and smaller ones in the back, then… Continue reading

Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Decorating Christmas trees with glinting baubles, shining stars and sprigs of holly is a tradition that many people look forward to as 25th December creeps ever closer. With this collection of Christmas free papers and toppers designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 170, you can have fun adding all these elements to your cards, too! Here,… Continue reading

Autumn free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 169

Our awesome autumn free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 169, replicate the joys of the season, with pretty patterned papers and individual leaf toppers. The crisp rustle of leaves underfoot is one of the many delights of autumn, as the ground becomes paved in gold, orange and rust-red foliage – use the fall toppers for découpage designs… Continue reading

Vintage printables for papercrafts

Vintage Sewing cards from Papercraft Inspirations 155

We love all things retro, from Art Deco designs to fabulous 50s artwork. Here, you’ll find loads of free vintage-style printables, perfect for handmade birthday cards, Valentine’s Day, Christmas cards and more! This stylish imagery is also perfect for scrapbooking and découpage makes. Download the free printables and start making retro cards today – there… Continue reading

Fairy free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 167

Capture your recipient’s imagination, and inject a little bit of magic into their day, with these spellbinding fairy cards from Papercraft Inspirations 167. With enchanted-garden backing papers, toppers and sentiments, you’ve got everything you need for some dreamy homemade cards, all in the beat of a fairy’s wing. For an extra-special sprinkling of fairy dust, add… Continue reading

Summer card ideas using our free downloads

Take a look at these summer card ideas and free downloads for your 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… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 166 on sale in the UK from 18th May

Papercraft and card making ideas in issue 166 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Whether you want to learn a new technique or discover different ways to add special touches to your papercraft projects, you’ll find plenty of ideas in Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 166. Here’s just a taste of what’s inside… Find ideas for using your beautiful swan… Continue reading

Flower garland free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 166

Download our free papers to add beautiful floral elements to your cards and papercraft projects Flowers never go out of style and are always gratefully received by recipients. If you need a few ideas for arranging these blooms on your cards, just take a look at the wonderful designs by Jenny Ellory, from Papercraft Inspirations… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 165 is out on 20th April in the UK

Papercraft and card making ideas in the June issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Find plenty of ideas for how to use your heart and flower die free gift. Make borders, 3D flowers, and more! Learn how to colour on kraft card and shade designs like a pro, with our masterclass. Discover how to add hidden pockets to… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Make great cards and papercraft projects with our free templates Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165. Discover lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including a mini gift basket, cards with hidden pockets, cupcake wraps, floral art, and more! How to download templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge… Continue reading

Nautical free printables from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Use these nautical free printables to create beautiful windswept seascapes, rolling waves and shell-speckled shores on your papercraft projects. Download papers, cut-outs and sentiments, designed by Esther Curtis, and use them straightaway on your cards. The soft colours in these printables, from issue 165, work well for different schemes and occasions. You can create distinct cards… Continue reading

Summer fete free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Enjoy using these gorgeous pastel-hued papers by Jenny Ellory to capture the magic of summer fetes on your papercraft projects. With candyfloss tones, sweet bunting and designs good enough to eat, you can’t go wrong with these free papers from issue 165! Whether you spend your time dancing around a maypole, sneaking another slice of homemade… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Win a new set of dies from Crafter’s Companion These brand new additions to the Fancy Edge’ables range are a great way of adding a beautifully intricate finish to any card. With six stunning new designs – including Art Deco Flower, Countess Crown, Cupid’s Bow and Chantilly Lace – these ornate dies can be used in a… Continue reading

Free Easter printables for your papercraft projects

Take a look at a selection of our adorable free Easter printables, perfect for card making and papercraft projects. From gorgeous Easter Bunny bunting to cheery chicks and Easter egg baskets, we’ve got everything you need to make some lovely cards for friends and family. With plenty of pretty patterns and floral designs, you can… Continue reading

Egg die ideas

Egg dies aren’t just for Easter – we’ll show you how to make great cards with them all year round. These versatile die-cuts will soon become one of your top craft essentials, as you discover more and more alternative ways to use egg dies on your cards and papercraft projects. From birthday card balloons, Russian… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 164 on sale in the UK 23rd March

Papercraft and card making ideas in the May issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Discover different ways to use embossing powder on your projects, for some stunning effects. Learn how to add 3D elements to cards in our masterclass – there’s projects for beginners and more advanced crafters. Find designs for shaker cards, using die-cutting and… Continue reading