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

Free Christmas penguin printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172

These super-cute penguin printables – from Papercraft Inspirations 172 – are ideal for recipients of all ages. These designs feature interactive slider elements to add some clever movement to your cards, too – making them all the more fun to receive! Enjoy adding cuddly penguins, pretty Christmas trees, snowy papers and sentiments to your creations…. Continue reading

Free gingerbread printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 172

Set aside your cookie cutters, grab a pair of scissors and these free gingerbread printables from Papercraft Inspirations 172, then start making some deliciously cute homemade Christmas cards! With plenty of festive patterned papers and seasonal toppers, you can have lots of fun coming up with different combinations and designs that’ll really hit the crafting… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations magazine 171 on sale in the UK 5th October

Our December issue is packed with fun and vibrant Christmas projects that will easily take pride of place on your recipient’s mantelpiece this festive season. From quick washi tape makes and contemporary tree decorations, to stylish Scandi-inspired designs and a light-up-Christmas-card masterclass, there are plenty of ideas for some wonderfully creative Yuletide cards and gifts. Take… Continue reading

Free Christmas wreath printables from Papercraft Inspirations 171

Use our free Christmas wreath printables, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, on your homemade cards, to add some festive cheer! It’s so easy to make a Christmas wreath design simply by cutting out a few elements and sticking them together with adhesive. You can also layer the different elements, using sticky foam pads, to create extra dimension. The little… Continue reading

Cute wintry free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 171

This collection of winter free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, comes with cute penguins, polar bears and reindeers in colourful knitwear! Ideal for Christmas cards, winter birthdays and more, these sweet characters are sure to warm your recipient’s heart! Mix and match these designs with our fantastic wool-themed free printables from issue 163, which come… 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

Free Christmas printables – perfect for festive cards, gift tags & more!

free art deco card printables

Whatever time of year you start your festive crafting and card making, our fantastic collections of FREE Christmas printables will help you get a head start on your projects. Download printable papers and toppers in a range of styles for your handmade cards and more! Whether you prefer traditional retro designs or cute contemporary cards,… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170

Make spine-tingling Halloween cards and cool Christmas projects, using our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 170. Find a cute Christmas cracker gift box template, too! How to download free 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… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 159 is out on 3rd November in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 159

We’re well into the swing of Christmas now, and the office is suitably awash with seasonal cheer – you can enjoy the fruits of our festive labours in this issue of Papercraft Inspirations, which is bursting at the seams with ideas that will see you right through to Christmas – and beyond! Our Jolly Santa… 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 Papercraft Inspirations 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

Christmas card making buys

Christmas buys

We’re looking ahead to the festive season with this jolly collection of crafty Christmas card making treats… 1. Anita’s foiled decoupage – Merry Santas, £1 from docrafts   2. Cookie cutter builder punch, £16 from Stampin’ Up!   3. Die’sire Create-A-Card metal die – Enchanted Reindeer, £19.99 from Crafter’s Companion   4. Dovecraft Christmas decoupage… Continue reading

Ready steady craft – 5 Christmas makes!

Ready steady craft card

Get a head start on your Christmas crafting with these creative makes from Sarah Jackman-Read. Ready, steady, craft! Shopping list Simply Creative 12x12in paper pad – Deck the Halls, from Skippy Designs First Edition Foliage and Sentiment dies exclusive to Hobbycraft  Papermania Create Christmas Gold Star Gems from Handy Hippo Crafts Dear Santa Helz Cuppleditch Wooden Shapes from… Continue reading

Bonus project – Cricut Christmas decorations

Cricut Christmas bonus projects

We’re already planning our Christmas crafting and these fabulous Christmas decorations from Cricut are definitely on our to-do list! Make a pretty holly cake topper, a snowflake candle wrap and a Christmas card following our step-by-step guides. Holly cake topper A simple but stunning cake decoration for your festive table using an embossable holly die and… Continue reading

Retro Robin free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Papercraft Inspirations 158 retro robin printables

These sweet robin designs by Naomi Skinner are sure to add charm to your Christmas makes in so many ways – just as they have done for Vicky Bailey. Inspired by their soft, cosy colours and cute details, Vicky has turned this versatile collection into traditional festive greetings, quirky snowcapped cottages and the sweetest little… 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’.

Jolly Snowman free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Jolly snowman free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 158

Send warm winter wishes to your friends and family with these Jolly Snowman free papers designed by Jenny Ellory from Papercraft Inspirations 158. We love the way the cool blue and whites work with the cosy Fair Isle design and the Scandi red-and-white motifs. With more than 30 sentiments to add to the mix, you can… 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

How to make a jam jar Christmas snow globe

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam jar snow globes! Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that! Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this… Continue reading

How to make a winter wonderland shaped card

Walking in a winter wonderland card

This beautiful winter wonderland shaped card design by Debbie Simpson is one for more advanced card makers. Debbie’s more elaborate card design allows you to build up a beautiful Christmas scene – it makes us feel chilly just looking at it! The stair step card method is a fabulous way to create a shaped card… Continue reading

Free Christmas colouring sheets

Winter Wonderland colouring sheets

What a treat! We’ve managed to bag some free Christmas colouring sheets from two fabulous winter colouring books published by GMC Group. To download your free colouring sheets, click on the image to download the one you want, then right click and select ‘print’ or ‘save as’ to save it to your computer for later…. 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

Make little robin Christmas card embellishments

FIMO Christmas robin

FIMO polymer clay is a versatile material for card decorations and embellishments – try this robin Christmas card design by Charlotte Stowell, from Papercraft Inspirations 144, and see for yourself! This robin design is made by piecing FIMO shapes together and the addition of FIMO gold powder lends some festive sparkle. This simple and effective jigsaw… Continue reading

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.  

How to make Christmas paper pine cone decorations

Christmas paper pine cones

Decorate your home for winter with Zoë Patching’s intricate Christmas paper pine cone decorations. Bring the beauty of the outside indoors this Christmas, with Zoë’s deliciously tactile and glittery pine cones from Papercraft Inspirations 144. Pinecones are always a festive favourite when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, and these paper versions will… Continue reading

Christmas card templates from Papercraft Inspirations 146

Santa exploding box card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146

Download lots of beautiful free Christmas card templates, plus some stunning free Vintage Christmas printable papers for you to download. We’re particularly smitten by this fabulous pop-up, exploding-box Santa card – have a go at making your own at home, using the free printable templates below. We always love to see what you’ve made using your free… Continue reading