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

Free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Download our free papers for your cards Chocolate, strawberry, banana or vanilla, whatever your favourite flavour, milkshakes conjure up memories of fun-filled childhood days, as well as trendy cafes with grown-up appeal. With enticing summery colours and fun designs, these dreamy milkshake-themed papers by Jenny Ellory are ideal for making birthday cards, party bags, or even… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Make great cards and papercraft projects with our free templates Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164. There are lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including party bags and this sweet washing line card, which you can make using our free printables.   You can also download our free milkshake-themed papers and create paper pinwheels,… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Win Chameleon Color Tones Pencils These specially designed double-ended pencils flip over to blend colours beautifully! These unique artist-quality pencils take the guesswork out of choosing different colours for blending and shading, as the right shade is at the other end! Each pencil features two colours that have been custom matched to deliver captivating colour blends… Continue reading

Mother’s Day ideas for homemade cards and gifts

Make Mother’s Day cards What could be nicer than a homemade Mother’s Day card to show your mum how much she means to you? Whether or not you’re new to card making, we’ve got lots of Mother’s Day ideas for cards and gifts that you can make. From gorgeous flower cards, cute animal cards, and impressive box… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Win Mixed Media dies from Crafter’s Companion Following last year’s popular Mixed Media die collection, Die’sire is releasing some more fabulous designs that are sure to inspire you. The nine new designs from Crafter’s Companion include ribbon buckles, rosettes, pennant banners and a blossoming tree. These extra-thick dies will allow you to die-cut with ease…. Continue reading

Wool-themed free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download free printables for your cards These spring lambs, florals and woollen themes, will look great on your papercraft projects. Our printables by Naomi Hocking are bursting at the seams with colour and cute elements. Whether you’re looking to make a design for a keen knitter, or want some new ideas for seasonal cards, there’s plenty of… Continue reading

Free doodle printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download our free papers for your cards Here are some colourful papers that will make perfect cards for someone who likes to go all out on their birthday. These brilliantly creative doodle papers were designed by Jenny Ellory, and will add plenty of pizzazz to your projects. To download the papers, click on the one you want, to… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162 – there are plenty of ideas in the issue, including a princess palace gift bag! 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.

Russian doll free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 162

These beautifully contemporary cards are so easy to make with the vibrant papers Jenny Ellory has designed. They’re bright and colourful and are the perfect way to celebrate any happy occasion – birthdays, Mother’s Day, new homes, even new babies and christenings! With spring on its way, they’ll inspire you to get crafting with colour… Continue reading

Mother’s Day free printables – lady of the manor

Mother's Day free printables downloads

Mother’s Day card designs Download our Mother’s Day free printables and make Mother’s Day cards with sophisticated appeal. Oodles of feminine charm can be found in these designs, which depict the gorgeous gardens and grounds of grand manor houses. These free printables can be easily adapted for other card making occasions, too. This collection of printables… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Fancy winning a host of crafty treats? See below to find out how to enter all the giveaways from Papercraft inspirations 162. You have until 9th March 2017 to enter.   WIN Ranger Distress Crayons & Watercolor Cardstock Distress Inks are at the core of many crafters’ amazing makes but have you tried Distress Crayons yet?… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 161 – there are plenty of ideas in the issue, including some card designs featuring haute couture hats. 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… Continue reading

Beautiful bird free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 161

As Valentine’s Day creeps ever closer, it can start to feel like there are hearts galore – not least in card making projects! If you’d like something a bit different to make for your loved one on 14th February this year, our printables by Jenny Ellory could be just what you’re looking for. Vicky Bailey… Continue reading

Valentine’s free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Show your sweetie how much they mean to you on 14th February with a card made with these adorable Valentine’s papers and toppers by Jenny Ellory. Fresh, modern heart prints in vibrant shades of pink and blue make this one super-stylish collection. We also can’t resist a pun here at Pi HQ and so we… Continue reading

British biscuit printables from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Nothing beats a comforting cup of tea with a crunchy biscuit on the side, all ready to be dunked! If you’re a fan of the great tea break tradition you’ll love these cards, made using fab biscuit printables illustrated exclusively for Papercraft inspirations by Esther Curtis. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, this… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 160 is out on 1st December in the UK!

While a lot of the UK seems to be feeling blue about the shorter days, we at Pi HQ are embracing the dark evenings – what better reason to hunker down with a cup of tea, hot water bottle and relax with a good few hours of crafting. Really there’s only one other thing you need… Continue reading

Traditional Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Traditional Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jenny Ellory has come up with a wonderful selection of festive cards for these Traditional Christmas free printable papers from issue 159. They offer a versatile backdrop to any Christmas greetings, and you can mix-and-match them to build impressive Yuletide projects in no time at all. Team the papers with understated toppers in festive reds… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Christmas stocking free template

Crack on with your Christmas crafting and make some sparkling cards and gifts using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159 – including this sweet stocking box! To download the templates, click on the one you want to enlarge it, then right-click on the larger image and select ‘save as’ or ‘print’. Happy crafting!

Jolly Santa free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

Jolly Santa printables from Papercraft Inspirations 159

There’s no better way to say ‘Christmas’ than with a fabulously handmade Santa project. Everybody loves the festive season’s most famous character. Bold and bright in his famous red coat, laden with beautifully wrapped gifts, he’s our adorable festive friend. Our selection of gorgeous Jolly Santa free printables by Jenny Ellory delivers a host of… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 158 to download

Papercraft Inspirations 158 template

Papercraft Inspirations 158 is packed with gorgeous festive things to make using our free templates, like this beautiful Christmas tree gift box. To use your free templates, click on the image you want to enlarge it, then right-click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’.

Free templates from Papercraft inspirations issue 157 to download

  Get creative with all of the fantastic free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 157 – like these lovely elf paper piecing makes. Whether you fancy making any of these cuties or crafting your own crackers, you’re sure to find something here that you want to make! To download the templates, click on the one… Continue reading

Papercraft inspirations issue 157 – out in the UK on 8th September

  Papercraft inspirations issue 157 is out on the UK on 8th September in the UK, and comes with a Festive foils embossing kit that makes it easy to make your own sparkly foil toppers. We’re upping the sparkle factor with the first of our festive magazines editions! Start with your Sparkle Embossing Folder and Foils Gift. You… Continue reading

Merry & Bright free digital papers from Papercraft inspirations issue 157

Dig out your sewing machine and stitch a batch of beautiful cards using our Merry & Bright papers, toppers and sentiments designed by Jenny Ellory. Forget the traditional festive reds and greens – you can add a fresh modern feel to your cards with pinks, purples and yellows. Experiment with layering and add zig-zag stitching… Continue reading

Christmas wreath card bonus project!

Stampin' Up! Christmas wreath card

Make this beautiful Christmas wreath card designed by Charlotte Harding! When making this project, you can achieve a mottled look by making your own ink pad. Simply fold up a wet wipe and drip liquid ink all over it, then use it in the same way as a normal ink pad. You can find more… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – out on 11th August in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 156

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 is out on 11th August in the UK – and it comes with a beautiful filigree Bauble Stamp Set that’s perfect for all of your festive makes. Make this the month that you master a new skill or technique! We’re making the most of clever Altenew stamps in this month’s Masterclass… Continue reading

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Get your apron on and rustle up a batch of lovely cards using these brilliant retro baking free printables created by Naomi Skinner and find inspiration with Vicky Bailey’s card designs. Kit out your cards with lots of fun printable elements from wooden spoons and spatulas to oven mitts and mixers. The printables combine perfectly with… Continue reading

Country Quilt free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Country Quilt free digital papers

We love all things crafty here at Pi HQ and we’re completely taken with these autumnal Country Quilt papers designed by Jenny Ellory. Piece all the different patchwork textures together to make fabulously crafted patterns that are perfect for cosy October cards. Team the papers with a sprinkling of colourful button toppers and stitched tags… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 to download

Teapot gift bag

Get creative with all of the fantastic free templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – like this stunning teapot gift bag. Whether you fancy making beautiful paper leaf artwork or apple cards using iris folding, you’re sure to find something here that you want to make! To download the templates, click on the one you’d… Continue reading

Doily gift bag bonus project!

Doily gift bag

Transform a plain white pre-made gift bag using this adorable mini doily die and some fabulous bright colourful design papers – perfect for a special occasion. Designer Debbie Simpson says, “Shape and layer the doily die-cuts to create a beautiful flower centre piece, then finish with a few of your favourite decorative embellishments.”   What… Continue reading