Fancy a challenge?

If you’d like to make a fun birthday card, using this tearing technique will guarantee you an interesting result! We’d like to see your birthday cards for kids – with the twist that your card needs to use torn paper in some form or other. Any type of paper tearing will do, but we found… Continue reading

Fancy a challenge? Try out this Scandinavian-style Christmas card!

At Christmas time we love the traditional Scandinavian look of red and white – it’s so simple, yet so perfect for tree decorations and fab cards too. So this month we’re challenging you to make a Christmas card in just red and white – no other colours at all! Go for any festive theme you… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create cool cards with a text background!

Words and letters aren’t just for card greetings and sentiments – you can have a lot of fun using a background that’s created with text! So that’s your challenge this month. Print lettering directly from your computer on to your card, or use a wordy patterned paper, or get creative with alpha stickers… the choice is… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create a pet-themed card!

Everybody knows a keen dog- lover or someone who’s crazy about cats – and some of us are clucky about our chickens, happy to own a hamster or very fond or our fish! For this month’s challenge we want you to have fun crafting a pet- themed card. You can use any colours and techniques… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create an 'In the kitchen' design!

  Here at Papercraft Inspirations none of us can resist quirky crockery, nifty cooking gadgets or pretty kitchen and table linen. So for this month’s challenge we’re asking you to design a card on the theme of ‘In the kitchen’! Cook up a card for any occasion you choose, using any technique you fancy, then… Continue reading

New card challenge: Go to town with punched shapes!

    Inspired by Elizabeth Moad’s fab punching Masterclass in our May issue, for this month’s challenge we’re asking you to go to town with your punches! Layer up lots of punched shapes or use them in unexpected ways, theming your card for any occasion you like. Once you’ve finished your punched creation, we’d love… Continue reading

New card challenge: Fun with felt!

It’s soft and strokeable yet really easy to cut into shape – yes, we’re big fans of felt! It adds a wonderful, tactile quality to cards that recipients always love. This month we’re challenging you to create a card that includes felt in any way you like. Go for a design for any occasion you… Continue reading

Try our card challenge for March!

Tags are such a versatile embellishment for card making. They make a great place to add your greeting or sentiment, or an extra splash of colour or texture. This month we’re challenging you to create a card that includes one or more tags! Choose any card occasion you like, and don’t forget to show us… Continue reading

New card challenge from issue 96!

Have you got lots of paper scraps and stash leftovers in one particular colour? Then put them to good use with this month’s card challenge! See if you can design in one colour and still include plenty of visual interest. You can choose any card theme and any craft techniques you like, then don’t forget… Continue reading

Try our latest card challenge!

Got a sweet tooth? Then you’ll love this month’s tempting card challenge! To tie in with our January issue’s 10 inspirations for using sweet wrappers (in shops 21st Dec), we’re inviting you to create a card inspired by sweets. Our designer Lucille has made this gorgeous card to get you started. This jar-shaped shaker card… Continue reading

Try a new card challenge!

Would you like a change of scene from all that Christmas crafting? This month we’re challenging you to create a card that showcases ‘things with wings’! You can go for birds, butterflies, fairies… anything fluttery that takes your fancy. Use any techniques you like, and show us what you make – email a photo to papercraft@futurenet.com. … Continue reading

New card challenge from issue 93!

Are you ready to take up this month’s Papercraft challenge? This time’s idea is for you to create a card on a ‘winter wonderland’ theme. Use any techniques and any products, as long as it’s a wintry design. It doesn’t even have to be Christmassy!  Show us what you make – email your photos to… 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