Cards for friends

No one needs an excuse to send a card just to say ‘hello’ to friends and family, especially those we may not have seen for a while. But, if an excuse was needed to create cards for friends, our fabulous free downloads may spur you on to pick up paper and scissors (or even die-cutting… Continue reading

Get your exclusive FREE Ailie Busby Paw Prints stamps with the September issue of Papercraft inspirations!

We can’t get enough of the free gift from the September issue of Papercraft inspirations! The gorgeous free Paw Prints stamp set by Ailie Busby is beautifully illustrated and simply perfect for card making. The 22 piece clear stamp set features the cutest cats and dogs in all shapes and sizes – some are even… Continue reading

Join in the make-and-take sessions at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show!

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show kicks off today and we’re so excited to meet you all! We’ve been working hard at Papercraft HQ to find the perfect project to demo at our make-and-take sessions and we simply couldn’t resist this amazing pop-up cupcake card!  If you weren’t able to make the show or you… Continue reading

Fab 50s housewife printables!

Retro papercrafting is so on trend, so to help you get your cards up to date we’ve got 33 gorgeous 50s housewife printables by Angela Poole. The fun, fresh and funky housewives are perfect for popping on girlie birthday cards, but they can easily be adapted for all sorts of other occasions! So what are… Continue reading

Ahoy, sailor! Try out this ship bonus card

This bonus ship card is perfect for male birthdays and bon voyage cards, but can be easily adapted to suit any occasion. It’s super quick and easy, making it great for last-minute cards. With summer (supposedly!) around the corner, there’s no better time to start crafting this ship-shape card! Click here to download your free… Continue reading

Make cute cards with Sizzix!

Sizzix have come up with lots of bright and brilliant bugs for you to play with! Designer Päivi Forsström takes the simplest shapes and turns them into the cutest critters. There’s a ladybird with opening wings, crazy pink snail and a bumble bee with scalloped stripes. We might even be able to get Creative Editor… Continue reading

How to make a twirling greeting

We’re so excited to bring you this project by Sonia Sellers. Learn how to make a card with a twirling greeting hidden inside! Read on for Sonia’s instructions. Find loads more step-by-step guides and fantastic card ideas in our How to… section, too! You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… A4 card Kebab skewer Twine… Continue reading

Free apron cards templates

You’ll love Angela Poole’s apron-shaped cards for every hobby! Whether you know a keen cook or DIY master, adapt the free templates to suit your recipient! How to download free templates To download the templates, click on the image, to enlarge it, then drag and drop the image onto your desktop, or right-click on the larger image… 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

How to make a 3D flower card

This pretty flower card is perfect for birthdays. Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free templates! Take a look at more fantastic flower card ideas, too! Click here to download your flower card template as a PDF You will need: Assorted patterned papers Turquoise, green & purple card Acetate Seed beads 1in circle punch… Continue reading

How to make a smiley snail card using our free template

This sweet character card is great for men’s birthdays and is a fun way to show off your favourite patterned papers. We’ve got a step-by-step guide plus a handy template, so you can make this design yourself!  Click here to download your snail card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card kit,… Continue reading