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

Free Winter Woodland Christmas printables from Papercraft Inspirations 157

Add frosty enchantment to your Christmas cards and create wintry cards with these Winter Woodland Christmas printables by Esther Curtis. Vicky Bailey has transformed these watercolour illustrations into four seasonal scenes to inspire your festive card making. She says, “Plain white paper makes great snowy scenes – simply tear the edge and add some glitter…. Continue reading

Free Christmas templates from Papercraft inspirations 157

Get creative with all of the fantastic free Christmas templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 157 – like these lovely elf paper-piecing makes. We’ve also got two different Christmas cracker templates for you to download and use! You’re sure to find something here that you want to make, ready for the festive season. We love to see… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 157 on sale in the UK 8th September

Papercraft Inspirations 157 is out in the UK on 8th September, and comes with a Festive foils embossing kit that makes it easy to make your own sparkly foil toppers. Start with your Sparkle Embossing Folder and Foils Gift. You don’t need an embossing machine – just use a rolling pin instead! No baking is required for our Gingerbread… Continue reading

Merry & Bright free Christmas papers from Papercraft Inspirations 157

Dig out your sewing machine and stitch a batch of beautiful cards using our Merry & Bright Christmas papers, toppers and sentiments, designed by Jenny Ellory. Forget the traditional festive reds and greens – you can add a fresh modern feel to your cards with pinks, purples and yellows. Experiment with layering and add zig-zag… 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 recycled… 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

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.  

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. Pine cones are always a festive favourite when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, and these paper versions… 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

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

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

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

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

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

FREE advent box printables from SJ Dowsett

SJ Dowsett’s has created a stunning advent box calendar – cute mini gift boxes for you to fill with sweets or tiny gifts. Even better, SJ’s created a special download kit of templates and images for you to print out. Click below to download the advent box kit, then you’re ready to start crafting with your favourite… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 131

Here are all the free card making templates for the projects in issue 131, including a fun Christmas-pudding card designed by Jenny Hodges. You’ll also find sweet nativity scene characters digi stamps, ready to adorn your Christmas cards. Want more Christmas card ideas? Take a look at our fantastic collection of Christmas card designs and free… 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! Want more ideas for Christmas decorations for your home? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and sparkling place settings. Find more great projects and step-by-step… 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

Save up to 45% when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations!

The perfect gift this Christmas! Christmas is just around the corner, so let your friends and family know that a subscription to Papercraft inspirations is at the top of your Christmas list! A subscription would also make a fabulous present for a crafty friend (or you could even treat yourself!). Right now you can save… Continue reading

Christmas blog party 2013: Wild Rose Studio festive giveaway!

Loved our cute Wild Rose Studio projects? Well here’s a special chance to win some goodies from their range! We’re giving away two £50 prizes, each containing the following: All of Wild Rose Studio’s new Christmas Bluebell clear stamps (7 designs) A Christmas Labels Greetings Set A Festive Wishes Paper Pack Floral brads How can… 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