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

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 170 on sale in the UK 7th September

We’ve got Christmas card making all wrapped up in our November issue! With lots of festive inspiration for handmade cards, plus a free gift, papers and printables, you’ll find everything you need to get a head start on your Yuletide papercrafts. If you’re not quite in the festive spirit yet, you’ll also find great ideas… 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

Baking free printables and card making templates

Free baking printables issue 153

Fans of The Great British Bake Off, Mrs Beeton and other baking greats, will love receiving one of these culinary cards. Download our collections of free papers, templates and printables, and you’ll soon be whipping up a batch of handmade cards fit for Mary Berry herself! Put your papercrafting skills to good use (there should be plenty of… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 169 on sale in the UK 10th August

Whether you want to make cards for friends and family, add some pretty papercraft to your home or find unique ways to present a gift, we’ve got plenty of fantastic ideas for your to try in issue 169. Find top tips for card making and papercrafting, learn new techniques and download our free card-marking templates… 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

Best bird card ideas using our free downloads

Make your own handmade bird cards using these fantastic ideas and free downloads – they’re perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and much more! From tropical flamingos and wise owls to graceful swans and sweet songbirds, cards featuring our fabulous feathery friends are super-cute and hugely on trend. Download our free printables and handy card-making templates, to get… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 168 on sale in the UK 18th July

We’ve got plenty of ideas for homemade cards and papercraft projects in Papercraft Inspirations 168. Whether you’re new to crafting or more experienced, use our card-making templates and free papers, to help you get a head start on your next makes. Learn a new technique or discover different ways to add special touches to your papercraft projects, Here’s… Continue reading

Afternoon tea free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 168

Delicate china teacups perched daintily on little saucers, vintage-style teapots and a touch of florals here and there, these free papers by Jenny Ellory embody the elegance and decadence of taking afternoon tea. The wonderful feminine designs from Papercraft Inspirations 168 are perfect for ladies who lunch, or those who enjoy the simple pleasure of… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 168

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 168. Discover lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including shaped cards, and cute gift boxes! How to download templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the larger image. You can find more free… 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

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 167 on sale in the UK from 15th June

Find loads of ideas for homemade cards and papercraft projects in Papercraft Inspirations 167. Whether you’re new to crafting or more experienced, we’ve got lots of card making templates and free printables, to help you get a head start on your next makes. Learn a new technique or discover different ways to add special touches to… Continue reading

Cherry Blossom Joy free papers

Papercraft Inspirations 167 comes with a gorgeous Cherry Blossom Joy embossing folder, stamp and mini die set, complete with patterned paper and toppers. You can order a copy online today! You can also download extra papers and toppers to use with your free Cherry Blossom Joy gift! Love these designs? Download our Japanese Dream free papers and… 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

Hearts and flowers cards

We love the multi-heart-and-flower die free gift from Papercraft Inspirations 165, as well as the fantastic designs our readers have made with it! From pretty, lacy borders to 3D flowers, take a look at our readers’ handmade cards and gift boxes, and don’t forget to share yours with us by email, Facebook or Twitter. Want to… Continue reading

Father’s Day card ideas and templates

Make Father’s Day cards, using our free templates and printables, to show your dad how much he means to you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to complement dad’s favourite pastime, or simply want to find a nice sentiment, we’ve got some fun homemade card ideas to suit. Download one of our free papercraft templates to… Continue reading