Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 151

Papercraft Inspirations issue 151 dinosaur card templates

Who else thinks this dinosaur card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 151 is simply rawrsome? You can download the free templates to make your own dino cards below and find the rest of the templates from the issue to download. We always love seeing what you’ve made, so don’t forget to share your photos with us… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Crepe paper daffodils

Get crafting with our handy free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 150. Grow your own beautiful paper daffodils using the templates – they’re a perfect way to brighten up a room all year round! To download the templates, please click on the image you like to enlarge it then right-click and select ‘print’ to… Continue reading

Free printable house templates from Papercraft Inspirations 149

New home card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 149

These lovely free printable house templates, designed by Julie Kirk, are right up our street! Setting up a new home can be one of the most creative things we put our time into. We think about what we want each room to be, combining layers and textures, colours and lovely prints. And then there’s the… Continue reading

Issue 148 free masterclass printables

Masterclass birthday card

Use these free printables to make the birthday cards from issue 148’s masterclass using the First Edition Foil Applicator. To view the PDFs, simply click on the preview images below.

Hot air balloons free digital papers

Hot air balloon free printables

These hot air balloons free digital papers, designed by Jenny Ellory, offer a fabulous range of possibilities and are perfect for Valentine’s Day cards. Digital papers allow you to resize and manipulate the pretty balloons, to fit your designs. With this fun hot air balloon card set, you can easily make textured, layered cards for… Continue reading

Valentine’s Day free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 148

Valentine's Day card ideas and free papers

February is drawing near and we’re playing Cupid with this collection of Valentine’s Day free printable papers, toppers and greetings designed by Jenny Ellory, because nothing says “I love you” like a personalised, homemade Valentine’s card. Love these designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic Valentine’s ideas and free downloads. We love to… Continue reading

Make a paper-cut squares Christmas card

Papercut bird card

If you’ve never tried paper cutting before, this paper-cut squares Christmas card designed by Julie Kirk from issue 132 is the perfect place to start! The four elements are small squares that you can focus on individually and complete without too much effort. You’ll enjoy backing the finished design with coloured card too – it… Continue reading

How to make easy origami Christmas trees

Origami style greetings card

Make inspired festive cards with these easy origami Christmas tree designs. You don’t have to be an origami expert to make these cards by Nick Robinson & Zoë Patching from issue 132! These stylish origami trees are simple to make, but they look so impressive! Origami expert Nick Robinson has designed them to be super-easy to… Continue reading

How to make two-tone glitter stars

Two tone glitter stars video

It’s not Christmas without glitter – and lots of it! In this video, you’ll learn how to make two-tone glitter stars with our quick and easy technique. To give it a go at home, just watch our step-by-step video tutorial below to see how it’s done.  

Retro Christmas free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 146

Papercraft Inspirations issue 146 free Christmas papers

Add a nostalgic feel to your festive makes with these fantastic Vintage Christmas free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146. Want more Christmas card ideas? Take a look at these projects, using our free downloads! How to download Christmas free papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want, to enlarge… Continue reading

How to colour like a pro

How to colour like a pro

Ever wondered how professionals get such great results when colouring in their stamps? This brilliant video tutorial will show you how to colour like a pro! Colouring is a skill that can really take your card designs to the next level, so it’s well worth the effort. Here, we’ve used Spectrum Noir pencils, but any… Continue reading

Make a papercut bird card

Papercut bird card video

This crafty papercut bird card is impressive and surprisingly easy to make – just watch the video below to learn how to make your own stylish card at home! This clever design comes from Papercraft Inspirations issue 132. You can download the bird template here. You can find more creative makes on our YouTube channel…. Continue reading

Free templates from issue 145

Polar bear templates

If you’ve found inspiration in issue 145, you can find everything you need to make some fantastic crafty creations with our fab free templates. There’s everything from pop-up polar bears to beautiful festive bird house boxes! Happy crafting!  

Retro festive free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 145

Add a touch of nostalgia to your festive creations with these gorgeous retro festive free printables! Love these designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic free Christmas printables downloads, too! Don’t forget, we always love to see what you make with your papers, so please email us, post them on our Facebook page or… Continue reading

Have a hoot with parliament of owls cards

Owl card

Jenny Hodges shows you how to use silicone moulds to fab effect with these parliament of owls cards. We can’t wait to make this gorgeous selection of owl-themed cards and a gift box! Perfect for all occasions, they’re adorned with a variety of clever embellishments that are all created from silicone moulds. Jenny has showcased… Continue reading

Gelatos sticks masterclass – make a sunset background

Dreams card

You’ll love the effects you can achieve with Gelatos pigment sticks. These two vibrant designs by Cathy Andronicou are ideal for all sorts of occasions! Want to create gorgeous blended backgrounds and images that pack a colour punch? Then you’ll love Faber-Castell’s Gelatos! These twist-up, acid-free pigment sticks come in sets of four or 12… Continue reading

Issue 144 is out now with Belle & Boo decoupage papers

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145

You’ll have guessed from the gold logo on our cover that we’re well into the festive flow in issue 144! There’s still plenty of time to make cards for all the people in your life and we’ve got lots of ideas to make each card just as special as they are.

Winter skating free printable papers from issue 144

Festive skater papers from issue 144 of Papercraft Inspirations

Jenny Ellory’s feeling the chill this winter with these cool winter skating free printable papers from issue 144.

Christmas wreath free printables from issue 144

These Christmas wreath free printables are perfect for adding some greenery to your Christmas cards – your imagination’s the only limit! Love these designs? Take a look at more of our fantastic free Christmas printables! How to download Christmas printables To download the free printables, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and… Continue reading

Papercraft basics – folding card

Papercraft basics - folding

  When it comes to card making, folding card is an essential skill. In our handy video, we’ll take your through the basic techniques to ensure that your homemade cards are perfect every time! To get started, just watch the video below. If you’re looking for more information to get your card making hobby going,… Continue reading

Issue 143 is out now with luxury Woodland Cottage stamps for you!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 143 cover

Don’t miss the October issue – out now! It’s packed with crafty loveliness to keep you busy this month. Your gift in issue 143 is a gorgeous set of luxury Woodland Cottage stamps – ideal for decoupage and paper piecing. These snowy scenes are sure to get you in the festive mood! This issue also… Continue reading

Free Father’s Day papers from issue 126!

super dad father's day card

Put some ‘pow’ into your papercrafting this Father’s Day with this fab set of superhero papers and toppers, designed exclusively for us by Jenny Ellory! How to download free papers To download the free papers, click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop, or right-click… Continue reading

Make a sweet bunting card with your free stamp set from issue 123!

Our fantastic March issue comes with a free 86-piece stamp set, filled with sweet birds, bunting and a full alphabet for messages! We’ve got some great card ideas in the magazine to get you started – and here’s a bonus step-by-step from our guest designer, Stephanie Smith. This is a great design for using up patterned… Continue reading

Free stamp set with issue 123

Hooray, issue 123 of Papercraft inspirations is finally here! You’re going to love your free gift – a set of 86 Happy Day clear stamps, perfect for spring cards. Sweet motifs include cute birds,bunting flags and banners, plus a really useful mini alphabet for greetings and messages. We’ve got great card ideas to get you… Continue reading

Free Mother’s Day papers from Papercraft Inspirations 123

We all like to spoil mum when we can, and what better time to do so than on Mother’s Day? To give you a head start, issue 123 of Papercraft Inspirations includes Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Mother’s Day patterned papers, available to download here for free, too! A card made with these pretty papers is going… Continue reading

Issue 120 is in shops now!

The Christmas issue of Papercraft inspirations is in shops now, packed with gorgeous cards, techniques you’ll love to try, and all the latest projects. Your magazine comes with a brilliant free gift – Gingerbread Lane glittered chipboard shapes, papers and dimensional stickers! Jenny Hodges has got some great card ideas for them too. Inside your mag,… Continue reading

Fantastic ideas for fabric scraps!

Can’t resist a scrap of pretty fabric? Can’t throw out that last little bit of ribbon? Then check out our December issue, in shops now! Designer extraordinaire Julie Kirk shares 10 great ways to use fabric scraps in your papercraft projects. Here’s a sneak peek of a few of Julie’s designs – we’re head-over-heels for… Continue reading

Discover machine stitching in issue 119!

Have you got your December issue of Papercraft inspirationsyet? If not, be quick – it’s available to buy in shops and online now! This month’s mag includes Jenny Hodges’ fantastic machine stitching Masterclass, we know you’re going to love it! Jenny shares her hints and tips for stitching through card and paper, plus two step-by-step… Continue reading

Make snowglobe shaker cards with your issue 119 free gift!

We hope you’re having fun with this month’s free découpage kit and glitters. If you haven’t got yours yet, be quick – issue 119 is in shops now, and you can order it online too! Guest designer Stephanie Smith has created this gorgeous card using the kit; check out those perfectly cute penguins!  “The kit made… Continue reading

Stir up some Christmas magic!

Here’s another little sneak-peek treat from the December issue of Papercraft inspirations – one of Sue Burrows’ découpage Christmas cards! In the mag, Sue shares four great designs using the Dovecraft Santa’s Workshop collection, and we’ve got a step-by-step guide and tips from our testers too. Don’t forget that there’s still time to get a fantastic… Continue reading