Dog card ideas from Papercraft Inspirations

The animal lovers among your friends and family will adore these cute dog card ideas! From pugs, French bulldogs, Dalmatians, Labradors and more, man’s best friend comes in all shapes and sizes, and we’ve got plenty of designs featuring a variety of canines – so pick your favourite and get crafting! Plus, 2018 is the… Continue reading

Chinese New Year card projects

Create a gorgeous Chinese New Year card to help friends and family celebrate the occasion! Find two great projects – designed by Angela Dodson – that will put your stamping skills to good use! We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too! Shopping list… Continue reading

How to make a shaker card

Follow our easy step-by-step guide to find out how to make a shaker card with a shaped aperture! Shaker cards are great fun to create. You can use any size or shape of aperture that you like, and fill them with anything from sequins and glitter to beads and small die-cut shapes. You can use… Continue reading

How to stamp on cards

Stamping is a well-loved technique in card making and papercrafts and, more recently, the colouring craze has lifted it to new heights! Take a look at our top tips to find out how to stamp on cards like a pro, to create beautiful designs. Here, you’ll discover… How to stamp on cards Layering stamped designs… Continue reading

How to make a dachshund card with our free templates

Our free sausage-dog templates will help you make this on-trend dachshund card for the animal lovers in your live. Perfect for birthday cards, Christmas cards and more! Simply add a sentiment to suit your occasion. Love this design? Take a look at more Christmas card ideas using our free downloads! Find more ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

How to use stencils on cards

Stencilling is a great way to quickly build up designs on your homemade cards. Stencils provide a template that you can use with inks or other media to add colour and pattern to papercraft projects. Simply use a sponge to dab your ink through the apertures of the stencil design, to transfer the pattern onto… Continue reading

Make pretty stamped flower cards

Spark memories of balmy summer days with this fresh jam jar vase card filled with stamped flowers. Kay Carley designed these floral stamps for PaperArtsy’s Eclectica³ range, so who better to show us what lovely things we can make with them? Kay says, “These stamps have been designed so you have main imagery and supporting imagery… Continue reading

How to make a sunburst card

Follow our simple step-by-step guide to find out how to make a sunburst card! This is a great way of using up leftover strips of patterned papers to create incredibly trendy, contemporary and stylish cards. The sunburst, or starburst, technique uses triangular sections of paper, radiating out from a central point, to create beautiful backgrounds for cards…. Continue reading

How to make a hidden sentiment slider card

Hidden sentiment slider card

This mechanical card is known as a double slider card and is perfect for adding an extra element of surprise! Once your recipient pulls the tab, two secret panels pop out of each side, to reveal a special message or a favourite image. It’s a great opportunity to be creative, and to add your own… Continue reading

How to make a slider card

Butterfly slider card

Love interactive cards? Learn how to make a slider card with a beautiful whirling butterfly. with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design from issue 149. This project, by Debbie Simpson, will show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle… 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

Make a papercut bird card

Papercut bird card video

This crafty papercut bird card is impressive and surprisingly easy to make – just watch the video below to learn how to make your own stylish card at home! This clever design comes from Papercraft Inspirations issue 132. You can download the bird template here. You can find more creative makes on our YouTube channel…. Continue reading

Halloween card ideas

With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve conjured up some truly spooktacular Halloween cards for you to try at home! Just follow the steps for each card, or use them as the basis for a creepy card design of your own. Don’t forget to share your makes with us on Facebook or Twitter! Find more… Continue reading

Make perfect triple loop bows every time with this easy trick!

Perfect triple loop bows

  Want to know how to make perfect triple loop bows every time? We’ve got it covered with our quick video tutorial! All you’ll need is some mounting putty, two pieces of thin wooden dowel and some ribbon. To find out how, just watch the video below.   Tie perfect triple loop bows every time… Continue reading

How to make a framed silhouette picture

Silhouette picture frame

Want ideas for what to do with old photos? Zoë Patching’s step-by-step guide shows you how to turn your holiday snaps and family moments into a beautiful silhouette picture. Capture a special memory by turning photos into silhouette pictures. These mini works of art look fantastic framed and hung in your home and they make… Continue reading

How to wrap a gift: step-by-step guide with wrapping expert Jane Means

Sometimes, knowing how to wrap a gift can be tricky, with tangles of tape and ripped paper causing endless headaches. But gift wrapping needn’t be stressful! If you want to know how to wrap a gift in a creative way, Jane Means’ step-by-step guide will show you how to create a professional finish on your presents…. Continue reading