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

Sometimes we just like to spoil you, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with this month’s free 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… 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 digital 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 digital 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… 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

Festive card templates from Papercraft inspirations issue 146

Santa exploding box card from Papercraft Inspirations issue 146

This issue we’re going all out for Christmas with lots of beautiful festive 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…. Continue reading

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. How to download Christmas 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 on the larger… Continue reading

Papercraft inspirations issue 146 is out now!

Issue 146 out now!

Papercraft inspirations issue 146 is out now in the UK and this month’s fabulous gift is an exclusive Christmas tree and Christmas star scoring board. December brings plenty of things to love – new winter boots, fireworks and bonfires, comforting home cooking and lots of cosy evenings at home crafting Christmas makes. If you’re looking… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145 is here!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145 is out now! It’s packed with fabulous festive things to make this month including pop-up polar bear cards, Christmas wreath projects, jam jar snowglobes and more. Plus this month’s gift is a brilliant embossing folder and foil kit – perfect for all your Christmas makes. If you’re keen to get crafting,… Continue reading

Make a holiday cottage card with Karen Burniston

Karen Burniston's holiday cottage card

Learn how to make this cute Christmas cottage created by Karen Burniston of Elizabeth Craft Designs with this fabulous festive video tutorial. To find out how to create your own lovely seasonal card with lashings of glitter, just put your feet up and watch the video below. Don’t forget to send a picture of your… 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

Papercraft Inspirations issue 145

Add a touch of nostalgia to your festive creations with these gorgeous retro festive free printables! To download the papers, simply click on the image you’d like then go to File and Print – easy peasy. Don’t forget, we always love to see what you make with your papers, so please email us, post them… Continue reading

Christmas wreath free printables from issue 144

Poinsettia printables

These Christmas wreath free printables are perfect for adding some greenery to your Christmas cards – your imagination’s the only limit!

Send your Christmas cards to the elderly with Festive Friends

festive friends charity

Crafter Philippa Griffin got in touch to tell us about Festive Friends, a new project she’s launched in partnership with the charity Contact the Elderly. Philippa is seeking volunteers to make and send Christmas cards to be distributed to isolated elderly individuals in the North West who are supported by Contact The Elderly. Many of these elderly… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas wreath from sheet music!

One of Papercraft inspirations’ regular designers, Enfys Cashmore, has designed this utterly amazing Christmas wreath project, which as you can see is a real show-stopper! You will need: Sheet music book (from charity shop) Cardboard Tea dye distress ink and blending tool Gold glitter 1 1/2 meters of hessian ribbon from www.theribbongirl.co.uk Flowers How to… Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Made in Paper!

This latest blog post is all about our favourite sister magazine, Made in Paper! We spoke to Editor Vicki about her Christmas… “Christmas for Made in Paper issue 2 started in July with lots of research and testing for the cover photoshoot during the heatwave. Once the issue was on the shelves, I realised it… Continue reading