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

A thrifty festive card from issue 119

We couldn’t resist showing you Kirsty Neale’s gorgeous card from this month’s Thrifty Crafter page! Can you guess how Kirsty’s transformed boring old kitchen ties to make this funky striped tag design? Find out more and read Kirstie’s brilliant column in issue 119 of Papercraft inspirations, in UK shops now. If you love this, be… Continue reading

Issue 119 is in shops now!

The December issue of Papercraft inspirations is in shops now, packed with great gifts, top technique guides and card projects you’ll love!  Your magazine comes with two fantastic free gifts – a découpage kit and luxury glitters for making your own snowglobe shaker cards, and Angela’s got cute card ideas to get you started too. Don’t… Continue reading

Free découpage kit and glitters with issue 119 of Papercraft inspirations!

There are two fantastic free gifts with this month’s issue – a découpage kit plus three luxury glitters! Use your gifts to make five fantastic snowglobe shaker cards, starring the cutest penguin characters illustrated by Karen Sapp. The découpage kit also includes 25 cut-out embellishments and greetings, so you can really make the cards your own…. Continue reading

Perfect poinsettias from issue 119 of Papercraft inspirations

How gorgeous are these three poinsettia makes from issue 119 of Papercraft inspirations? They each use a Sizzix Large Sizzlit Die designed by Brenda Walton and are all super-easy to put together. For further details on how to make them and for even more fantastic festive projects (including a fabulous paper wreath designed by Zoe… Continue reading

Make a Christmas card with your bumper Forever Friends kit with issue 118 of Papercraft inspirations!

  Christmas always starts early for card makers. This month’s issue is full of festive inspiration and comes with a bumper kit of Forever Friends crafting treats! This fantastic kit includes an adorable Forever Friends stamp, 30 chipboard shapes, a pack of 15 coordinating patterned papers and a gold glitter gel pen! Our guest designer, Stephanie Smith… Continue reading

The winner of the Papercraft inspirations Christmas card competition is…

Jenny McRonald from Wirral! You’re the winner of our big Christmas card competition 2012. We hope you enjoy your prize!  We’ve thoroughly enjoyed looking through all your cards over the past few weeks and choosing a winner was no easy feat! After hours of deliberation, we finally decided on a winner! We adored a few… Continue reading

How to make a chocolate coin Christmas card

Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and our very own Angela Poole has designed this Christmas card to bring two of our favourite festive treats together (chocolate and card making!). You can find simple step-by-step instructions below, as well as a full list of what you’ll need. Enjoy! Find more ideas and step-by-step guide in our… Continue reading

Get FREE Sizzix project sheets when you vote in their Christmas Designer Challenge!

If you’re struggling for inspiration for your last minute Christmas crafting – look no further than the Sizzix Christmas Designer Challenge! This weeks theme is tags, and you’re sure to find a design that you can’t wait to craft and pop on your gifts! Click read more to find out how to get your free… Continue reading

The first of three bonus Christmas cards by Paige Evans for American Crafts!

We hope you’re enjoying the first day of our big Papercraft inspirations Christmas blog party! As if we haven’t spoilt you enough, we’ve got a gorgeous bonus card by Paige Evans for American Crafts!  If you’d like to win one of five bundles of American Crafts stash, then head over to our Facebook page and enter our big… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas tree card

We’re constantly on the look out for quick and easy Christmas cards. We couldn’t resist sharing this simple and stylish Christmas tree with you all. For this Christmas tree card you will need: Blue card blank Blue card Pink & green patterned papers Green ribbon Star embellishments Small circle punch Scoring board & bone folder… Continue reading

Make a Christmas advent calendar from matchboxes!

Lara Watson’s adorable 3D advent calendar has been cunningly created from decorated matchboxes, each hiding a different advent delight inside them. This fantastic design is from Papercraft Inspirations 105 and Lara explains that using matchboxes is a great method for making a calendar: “The beauty of sliding boxes is that you can wrap twine, ribbon… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas cupcake card

This cute Christmas cupcake card is perfect for those of you with lots of Christmas cards to make, and it can even be adapted into a birthday card for a friend with a sweet tooth! Find simple step-by-step instructions for this design below. Love this cute cake design? Take a look at our baking-themed free… Continue reading

How to make a candy cane card

It’s never too early to start making your Christmas cards, so why not start by crafting this cool candy-cane card. Find the step-by-step instructions below! You will need Your basic card kit, plus… Pink square scalloped card blank White, pink & teal card  Thin pink decorative ribbon Blue and white gel pens Fine black felt-tip pen Red &… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas wreath card

Make Anna Moore’s beautiful wreath card – it’s easy with punched shapes and adhesive pearls! Anna has used die-cut circles to make this card really quick, but you could easily create the circles with scalloped scissors or punches if you prefer. Scroll down to find Anna’s step-by-step guide! You will need Basic card kit, plus…… Continue reading

Make quick and easy Christmas cards with punched paper penguins!

When you have lots of Christmas cards to make, it’s often easier to stick to just one design and form a production line. Each of these cute penguins has been made from eight punched circles of card. It’s so simple as there’s no need for any templates or measuring. Just pop your penguins onto a… Continue reading

FREE Christmas card downloads

Make Kirsty Neale‘s super-speedy Christmas cards in minutes! First featured in issue 94 of Papercraft Inspirations, you’ll find all the downloads you need here! We all know that pressurised feeling as Christmas gets closer, and it’s at times like these that we need a helping hand. Designer Kirsty Neale has come to the rescue with a fabulous set of colourful card… 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

Goodbye – come back soon!

Our Christmas party is over, but we’ve had so much fun! We hope you’ve enjoyed our card projects and are filled with festive ideas. Don’t forget, you can still enter our giveaways – click on the handy links below to find them. Come back and find out who the winners are on Monday 31st October…. Continue reading

Stamp a Christmas card with Hero Arts

    Joining the party with another adorable card idea are stamping gurus Hero Arts, including our friend Shari Carroll. Using rubber stamps from the new Hero Arts Christmas collection, she’s created a card to really impress!   Shopping list Hero Arts CG324 Cling stamp ‘Holiday Background’ Hero Arts 657765 Stamp & Emboss set ‘Birds… Continue reading

Watch a demo from Katy Sue Designs

  Say hello and welcome to Katy Sue Designs. Sue says “Hope your all having fun and feeling inspired. We’d like to share this gorgeous Christmas Snow Globe shaker card with you as it’s proving so popular at the exhibitions we attend around the country.” If you follow the link below you can also watch… Continue reading

Hang up your stockings with Pebbles Inc!

  Look who’s just arrived… It’s our friends from Pebbles Inc, and they’ve brought a super card idea with them, created by Sarah Champion. We’re loving this modern idea in classic festive colours – perfect inspiration for their new ‘Welcome Christmas’ collection!   Shopping list 751176 Santa’s Workshop Paper 751182 Santa’s List Paper 751177 Deck The… Continue reading

Have fun with Blade Rubber Stamps!

  Hello to Blade Rubber Stamps and their fun soldier friend! Here’s all the info you need to create this simple card for yourself. They’ve even included all the prices so you can work out your Christmas crafting budget more easily. You could create cards for all your family and friends with this little shopping… Continue reading

Stamp a scene with Penny Black

  Is that another knock at the door we hear?! Welcome Cathy to the party – she’s bringing an adorable card idea from Penny Black! Doesn’t this design just have oodles of wow factor? We wish that computer screen were 3D then we could really show off all the depth in her wonderful layered card!  … Continue reading

Make festive mice with Katz & Co Craft

  Welcome to Katz & Co Craft. They’ve not come alone, they’ve brought the cutest critters with them. We know you’ll love stamping these little festive friends!   Shopping list Stamp – St Nick Mouse HMLR057 by Stampabilities Archival ink pad, black Letraset Christmas rub-ons Buttons – Lasting Impressions Paper – Snowy Serenade from BoBunny… Continue reading

Make it merry with Basic Grey!

  When a collection of patterned papers and embellishments is as scrummy as the new Nordic Holiday collection by Basic Grey, we’re keen to make sure they’re on our invitation list to come to the party! And with this gorgeous card idea to share they’ve not disappointed us, don’t you agree? Shopping list Nordic Holiday NOR-3445… Continue reading

Trim the tree with Tiffany Doodles!

  We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the party – of Tiffany Doodles fame! And we just know that she’ll have a fun card idea for us, because we love her digital download designs. Take a look at this lovely festive card full of rustic charm using one of our favourite’s: kraft coloured card – and download… Continue reading

Make snowflakes with Tonic Studios

  We’re thrilled to have Tonic Studios arrive at our party. They’ve brought along this simple yet striking Christmas card – amazingly it takes no more than 10 minutes to make!     Shopping list Tonic Studios 735e Snowflake Multi Detail Punch Pink, purple & white card White satin ribbon     Start here to make… Continue reading