Summer card ideas using our free downloads

Take a look at these summer card ideas and free downloads for your papercraft projects! Hazy, sunny days spent on the beach, in the garden, by the pool or having fun at summer fetes, whatever makes you think of summer, we’ve got some great, creative ideas for homemade cards. Perfect for summer crafting, these cards… Continue reading

Lido free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166

With energetic divers, colourful bathing huts, synchronised swimmers and even a little mermaid or two, you can add plenty of fun to your cards with these printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166. The nostalgic, open-air-swimming-pool designs, illustrated by Naomi Skinner, are perfect for summer card making. The beautiful imagery is sure to brighten up even the dullest of days, reminding… Continue reading

Flower garland free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 166

Download our free papers to add beautiful floral elements to your cards and papercraft projects Flowers never go out of style and are always gratefully received by recipients. If you need a few ideas for arranging these blooms on your cards, just take a look at the wonderful designs by Jenny Ellory, from Papercraft Inspirations… Continue reading

Wool-themed free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 163

These spring lambs, florals and woollen themes will look great on your papercraft projects. Our printables by Naomi Hocking are bursting at the seams with colour and cute elements. Whether you’re looking to make a design for a keen knitter, or want some new ideas for seasonal cards, there’s plenty of fun to be had… Continue reading

Free manor house Mother’s Day printables from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Mother's Day free printables downloads

Make these sophisticated cards, using our free Mother’s Day printables, complete with cute cats and dogs as well as a colourful peacock or two, all set amid the peaceful gardens and grounds of grand manor houses. Perfect for feminine Mother’s Day cards, to make your mum feel extra-special! Love these designs? Take a look at more… Continue reading

All the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 162. There are plenty of ideas inside the issue, including this princess-palace gift bag! Want more ideas for children’s cards and papercraft projects? We’ve got loads for you to try! All aboard Make a 3D paper train with our free templates Download our free… Continue reading

Free printable Russian doll papers from Papercraft Inspirations 162

These beautifully contemporary cards are so easy to make with the vibrant Russian doll papers Jenny Ellory has designed. They’re bright and colourful and are the perfect way to celebrate any happy occasion – birthdays, Mother’s Day, new homes, even new babies and christenings! With spring on its way, they’ll inspire you to get crafting… Continue reading

Free bird printable designs from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Download our free bird printable designs for birthday cards, Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, weddings and more! Whenever Valentine’s Day comes around, it can start to feel like there are hearts galore – not least in card-making projects! If you’d like something a bit different to make for your loved one on 14th February, our printables by Jenny… Continue reading

Free Valentine’s printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 161

Show your sweetie how much they mean to you on 14th February with a card made with these adorable Valentine’s printable papers and toppers by Jenny Ellory. Fresh, modern heart prints in vibrant shades of pink and blue make this one super-stylish collection. We also can’t resist a pun here at Pi HQ and so… Continue reading

British biscuit printables from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Nothing beats a comforting cup of tea with a crunchy biscuit on the side, all ready to be dunked! If you’re a fan of the great tea-break tradition, you’ll love making cards with our fab biscuit printables, exclusively illustrated by Esther Curtis for Papercraft Inspirations 160. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, these free… Continue reading

Free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160

Inspire your occasion crafting using the free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 160 – there are heaps of ideas in the issue, including pretty paper succulents. If you love the idea of filling your home with paper houseplants, we’ve got more projects and templates for you to try! Make trailing paper vines with our free templates Make… 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

Help is at hand with your Christmas crafting! Make some sparkling cards and gifts using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 159 – including this sweet stocking box! Once you’ve created your stocking box, decorate it with our fantastic FREE Christmas printables and papers! You can also create this cute dachshund card, using the free templates below… Continue reading

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

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

Papercraft Inspirations 158 template

Download our free templates to help you make the gorgeous projects from Papercraft Inspirations 158, including this beautiful Christmas-tree gift box and some stag place settings templates. Want more ideas for Christmas decorations? Take a look at our fantastic Christmas projects, including geometric baubles and festive garlands. Find more great projects and step-by-step guides in… Continue reading

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

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

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 156

Retro Baking free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Get your apron on and rustle up a batch of lovely cards using these brilliant retro baking free printables created by Naomi Skinner and find inspiration with Vicky Bailey’s card designs. Kit out your cards with lots of fun printable elements from wooden spoons and spatulas to oven mitts and mixers. The printables combine perfectly with… Continue reading

Country Quilt free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Country Quilt free digital papers

We love all things crafty here at Pi HQ, and we’re completely taken with these autumnal Country Quilt papers designed by Jenny Ellory. Piece all the different patchwork textures together to make fabulously-crafted patterns that are perfect for cosy cards. Team these colourful free papers with a sprinkling of button toppers, natural twine and stitched… Continue reading

Free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 156

Teapot gift bag

Get creative with all of the fantastic free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 156 – like this stunning teapot gift bag. Whether you fancy making beautiful paper leaf artwork or apple cards using iris folding, you’re sure to find something here that you want to make! Love this teapot designs? Take a look at more… Continue reading

Vintage Sewing free printables from issue 155

Vintage Sewing cards from Papercraft Inspirations 155

Charm your friends with these elegant vintage sewing cards designed by Vicky Bailey. Combine these beautiful free printables by Esther Curtis to make lots of stylish looks sure to please your sewing pals. Pair the mannequins and sewing machines with a scatter of fussy-cut butterflies and bows embellished with a cluster of paper flowers. Layer… Continue reading

Cute Camping free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 155

Cute camping free digital papers 155

Pitch up and make some adorable cards with these fantastic Cute Camping free digital papers, toppers and sentiments designed by Naomi Skinner. Sarah Jackman-Read has created these lovely cards that can be adapted to lots of occasions and would be perfect to make cards for all of your outdoorsy friends. They give a taste of… Continue reading

Make a Summer Kite birthday card with our free papers

Summer Kite birthday card

Use Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Summer Kite free papers from issue 153 to make this sweet card – perfect for a summer birthday! Follow the steps below to make your own version. It’s quick and easy to make, which is ideal when you need to whip up a card in a hurry. Don’t forget to share… Continue reading

Free ice cream printables and templates

PIN 141 ice cream card

Scoop up all of your favourite flavours to craft loads of delicious ice cream cards this summer using our free ice cream printables, papers and templates. Whether you’re longing for baking summer days on the beach or simply craving something sweet to make, these ideas are sure to satisfy you. Ice cream waterfall card (pictured… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 154

Pinwheel makes

There are lots of gorgeous things to make in Papercraft Inspirations 154, from lemonade shaker cards to pretty pinwheels and sweet baby mobiles for the nursery. Click here to see some of the fantastic things you can make using this issue’s free printable templates. Love these summery designs? Take a look at more summer card… Continue reading

Fruit Salad free digital papers – Papercraft Inspirations 154

Fruit Salad free digital papers – Papercraft Inspirations magazine download

Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Fruit Salad free digital paper designs look so delicious that we think they definitely should count as one of our five-a-day. Whether you’re slicing papers to make a pretty pear card or choosing glossy cherry toppers, you can’t help feeling cheerful when making these vibrant designs. Click here to see what you… Continue reading

How to make paper baby shoes to celebrate a new arrival

Welcome a new arrival with these adorable miniature paper baby shoes, designed by Angela Poole! Download our free templates to make your own pretty booties using some gorgeous designer papers. Follow the steps below or print off the instructions here. What you’ll need: Templates Card Patterned paper Scissors Tacky PVA glue Glue dots Buttons Needle… Continue reading