Best bird card ideas using our free downloads

Make your own handmade bird cards using these fantastic ideas and free downloads – they’re perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day and much more! From tropical flamingos and wise owls to graceful swans and sweet songbirds, cards featuring our fabulous feathery friends are super-cute and hugely on trend. Download our free printables and handy card-making templates, to get… Continue reading

Vintage printables

Vintage Sewing cards from Papercraft Inspirations 155

We love all things retro, from Art Deco designs to fabulous 50s artwork. Here, you’ll find loads of free vintage-style printables, perfect for handmade birthday cards, Valentine’s Day, Christmas cards and more! This stylish imagery is also perfect for scrapbooking and découpage makes. Download the free printables and start making retro cards today – there… Continue reading

Free tropical printables from Papercraft Inspirations 167

Add a touch of the tropics to your handmade cards and papercraft projects, with our fantastic free tropical printables by Esther Curtis. With lots of exotic flowers and leaves, these eye-catching designs, from Papercraft Inspirations 167, are perfect for layering up to create découpage cards. Add a bird, chameleon or hula girl among the foliage, and… Continue reading

Father’s Day card ideas and templates

Make Father’s Day cards, using our free templates and printables, to show your dad how much he means to you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to complement dad’s favourite pastime, or simply want to find a nice sentiment, we’ve got some fun homemade card ideas to suit. Download one of our free papercraft templates to… Continue reading

Summer card ideas

Take a look at these ideas and free downloads for your summer cards and 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… Continue reading

Lido free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166

Download our lido-themed free printables for your cards and papercraft projects 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 magazine, issue 166. These nostalgic open-air-swimming-pool designs by Naomi Skinner are perfect for summer card… Continue reading

Free printables from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Download our free printables for your cards Use these nautical free printables to create beautiful windswept seascapes, rolling waves and shell-speckled shores on your papercraft projects. Download papers, cut-outs and sentiments, designed by Esther Curtis and use them straightaway on your cards. The soft colours in these printables, from issue 165, work well for different… Continue reading

Free Easter printables for your papercraft projects

Take a look at a selection of our adorable free Easter printables, perfect for card making and papercraft projects. From Easter Bunny bunting to cheery chicks and Easter egg baskets, we’ve got everything you need to make some lovely cards for friends and family. You can even use our handy templates to create some paper… Continue reading

Mother’s Day ideas for homemade cards and gifts

Make Mother’s Day cards What could be nicer than a homemade Mother’s Day card to show your mum how much she means to you? Whether or not you’re new to card making, we’ve got lots of Mother’s Day ideas for cards and gifts that you can make. From gorgeous flower cards, cute animal cards, and impressive box… Continue reading

Wool-themed free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download free printables for your cards 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… Continue reading

Manor house Mother’s Day free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 162

Mother's Day free printables downloads

Make these sophisticated cards, complete with cute cats and dogs as well as colourful peacocks, 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! We’ve got lots more Mother’s Day card ideas as well as pretty flower card designs and free downloads… Continue reading

Beautiful bird free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 161

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 Ellory could be just what you’re looking for. Vicky Bailey has come up with some… 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 these cards, made using fab biscuit printables illustrated exclusively for Papercraft inspirations by Esther Curtis. With their enticing pastel shades and contemporary style, this… 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

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

Merry & Bright free digital papers from Papercraft inspirations issue 157

Dig out your sewing machine and stitch a batch of beautiful cards using our Merry & Bright 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 stitching… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 – out on 11th August in the UK!

Papercraft Inspirations 156

Papercraft Inspirations issue 156 is out on 11th August in the UK – and it comes with a beautiful filigree Bauble Stamp Set that’s perfect for all of your festive makes. Make this the month that you master a new skill or technique! We’re making the most of clever Altenew stamps in this month’s Masterclass… 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

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

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

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. You can download the templates you’ll need here.   What you’ll need: Templates Card Patterned… Continue reading

Free baking printables from issue 153

Free baking printables issue 153

Create a batch of truly scrumptious cards with Naomi Skinner’s gorgeous free baking printables. We’ve been indulging our sweet tooth this month with these delicious cards and gift bag designed by Vicky Bailey.  The joy of printables is that you can piece them together in any way you like to make your own designs without… Continue reading

Gardening free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 152

Papercraft Inspirations 153 gardening printables

We all know someone who likes spending their free time pottering around the garden, digging up the allotment or hiding in their beloved sanctuary – the garden shed. Vicky Bailey’s been busy raising up some beautiful shed-inspired cards to suit gardeners who love to spend time outdoors in the fresh air. You’ll have great fun… Continue reading

Vintage racing car free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 152

Vintage racing cars free printable papers

Head for the open road with these beautiful vintage racing car free printable papers and cards, designed by Jenny Ellory – you can almost feel the wind in your hair! We think these would be ideal for all of your Father’s Day makes – why not make a gift box to match? Take a look… Continue reading

Free bicycle-themed summery printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 151

Free bicycle printables from Papercraft Inspirations issue 151

These beautiful bicycle printables designed by Naomi Skinner have put a spring in our step – we just can’t wait to piece together some pretty bike cards. To download the printables and get crafting with them, simply click on the image you like to enlarge it then right-click and select ‘print’ to use them right… Continue reading

Birthday free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 151

Birthday cards made using free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 151

Make some truly brilliant cards with these gorgeous birthday free printable papers. We all know someone who deserves a homemade card adorned with sweet cupcakes, so use these delicious designs by Jenny Ellory to whip up some very special creations this month. Don’t forget to send your pictures to papercraft@immediate.co.uk, or share them with us… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Crepe paper daffodils

Get crafting with our handy free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 150. Grow your own beautiful paper daffodils using the templates – they’re a perfect way to brighten up a room all year round! To download the templates, please click on the image you like to enlarge it then right-click and select ‘print’ to… Continue reading

Free Easter egg printables from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Pretty Easter egg basket from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Vicky Bailey has cooked up some fabulous cards using Naomi Hocking’s pretty free Easter egg printables from Papercraft Inspirations 150. Spring has truly sprung and Vicky’s found some brilliant seasonal inspiration for her sweet Easter makes. With her clever card ideas, you’re bound to want to make eggcellent Easter cards by the dozen! One of… Continue reading

Free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 150

Download our free Easter printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 150. We’ve come over all floral this month with Jenny Ellory’s modern, stylish free Sweet Spring paper designs. In a range of pretty pastel shades, these stunning papers, toppers and sentiments guarantee some fab papercraft creations this Easter. To print the papers using your… Continue reading

Free Mother’s Day floral printables from issue 149

Mother's Day floral card

These free Mother’s Day floral printables look good enough to pop into a vase and make stunning cards for mums. These floral printables painted by Esther Curtis are all you need to create beautiful cards and you can use them at any size you choose. The lovely spring colours and sweet watercolour style make these… Continue reading