Win a Christmas craft goodie bag!

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a present or two, so we figure it’s time for a bit of a giveaway!Get into the spirit with these amazing goodie-bags we’ve put together especially for the occasion, jam-packed with Christmas card making stash. Santa will be coming early for three lucky winners – or at least it’ll feel… Continue reading

Don't miss Papercraft inspirations 93!

Treat yourself to the December issue of Papercraft inspirations, in shops 26th October! It’s filled with ideas for Christmas card, plus tips, techniques, giveaways and news on all the hottest craft products. This issue comes with TWO fantastic free gifts for you – 100 felt toppers for your Christmas cards, plus Popcorn the Bear Christmas… Continue reading

Watch our digital paper piecing tutorial!

[youtube:jXR01wbJka4] You’ll find a fab digital crafting Masterclass in issue 93 of Papercraft inspirations. We loved Mel McCarthy’s digital paper piecing, so we thought we’d show you the technique in action! You’ll need Adobe Photoshop software, a digi image and some digital patterned papers. In this video, Jenny’s using Adobe Photoshop Elements, but any version… Continue reading

New-look website – lots more for you to enjoy!

There’s something about autumn that makes us want to rush out and buy new clothes. Maybe it’s a start-of-a-new-school-term-feeling or just that chilly days deserve new woollies. Either way, we thought it only fair that our website got a brand new autumn look too! So once you’ve admired all the lovely fresh white space and swooned… Continue reading

New card making challenge!

  Try a card making challenge to stretch your creative juices. Here’s our latest suggestion for you to whip up a card (or two!) with an inspiring card making challenge. This month’s challenge – in your Papercraft inspirations issue 92, November, on sale now! – is to use vellum on your card. And with all the fabulous… 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

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

Ideas for cards – what's beautiful in blogland!

All corners of the crafting world come together! Isn’t it wonderful how we can find friends and inspiration from far and wide, thanks to a few clicks of the mouse?! The new issue of Papercraft inspirations – issue 91, October, is on sale now, with tons of ideas and of course our monthly gallery of… Continue reading

Try Distress Inks for a fab flower card

Have you seen our Masterclass guide to using Distress Inks, in issue 91 of Papercraft Inspirations. 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 began life as just plain… 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

Father's Day update

Hope you had a good weekend, and that you enjoyed any Father’s Day celebrations you might have been having yesterday! We thought it’d be nice to share a gallery of some more gorgeous Father’s Day cards that came in to Papercraft inspirations HQ before we could feature them all in the magazine. And also when… Continue reading

How to make a cute toadstool card using our free template

This cute card has a touch of texture and is really easy to make – perfect for summer birthdays. Scroll down now for your free template and step-by-step guide! Click here to download your toadstool template as a PDF You will need: Green card blank Blue, green, red & white card Blue patterned paper Paper… 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

Make a toolbox card for dad!

Dad toolbox card

This little toolbox is perfect for birthdays and Father’s Day. Scroll down to find our step-by-step instructions and your free downloadable template! Click here to download your card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card making kit, plus Blue, cream, red & white card Red textured card Small circle punches Blue fineliner… Continue reading

How to make a smiley snail card using our free template

This sweet character card is great for men’s birthdays and is a fun way to show off your favourite patterned papers. We’ve got a step-by-step guide plus a handy template, so you can make this design yourself!  Click here to download your snail card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card kit,… Continue reading

How to use your ribbon flowers!

The September issue of PaperCraft inspirations is about to hit the shops, with free ribbon flower embellishments for you! Watch the video below to see our creative editor Angela showing you how to use your free gift: In a rush to get started? Here are the steps: Step 1 Pop out your flower shape and… Continue reading

How to make Bumble Bear

Here are the basic steps you need to create your own Bumble Bear: You will need: Pink & brown craft chalks Needle & black thread Black felt Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss card – Sandbox, from Craft Obsessions Step 1 Use your template to cut the body pieces from textured paper. Curl, fold and scrunch up… Continue reading