10% off everything at Craft Superstore!

Make the most of summer with Craft Superstore’s Super Summer Saver! You can get 10% off everything on their website with no minimum spend and completely unlimited usage. So what are you waiting for? Have a great creative summer and enjoy these savings on thousands of crafting must-haves.  To claim your 10% off, simply visit… Continue reading

How to create the vintage card from the PanPastel Masterclass

We love the vintage-style card by Brenda Brown in issue 103’s PanPastel Masterclass. The card has so many little details that make it really special, and the PanPastels create a gorgeous antique background effect. In this post, you’ll find the full shopping list and step-by-step instructions for this fabulous card. You will need your basic… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win tickets for the Crafts for Christmas show at the NEC!

Put some sparkle into your Christmas crafting by visiting the Crafts for Christmas, Hobbycrafts and Art Materials Live shows at Birmingham’s NEC from 8-11th November. What better excuse to stock up on Christmassy craft supplies for creative cards and gifts? There’s also workshops and demonstrations running throughout the event so you can learn a few… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win tickets to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Shows!

The Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show at London’s Alexandra Palace is one of the hottest events in the papercrafting calendar. Now comes the exciting news that the show is launching a sister event to be held in Kettering, East Midlands! Both events will offer fantastic craft inspiration, lots of shopping, fab workshops and even some… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win fab PanPastel starter sets!

You’re going to love the PanPastel Masterclass in September’s issue of Papercraft inspirations. We adore the beautiful cards that the PanPastel designers have made and can’t wait to try them all out for ourselves! Lucky for you – you can! We’ve got 12 PanPastel starter kits up for grabs! All you’ve got to do is click the link below… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create cool cards with a text background!

Words and letters aren’t just for card greetings and sentiments – you can have a lot of fun using a background that’s created with text! So that’s your challenge this month. Print lettering directly from your computer on to your card, or use a wordy patterned paper, or get creative with alpha stickers… the choice is… Continue reading

Issue 103's beautiful blogs!

We’ve got another fantastic blog gallery in our September issue. Find links to all of the lovely crafty blogs below and get clicking for endless card making inspiration! Sue’s Craft Haven The Fine Art of Stampin’ Stamping Fantasies Paola’s Paper Haven Stampin’ Time Cards by Lotte Mihaela Creativeart Kathy Can and Sometimes Does wwwsuzies Piabau… Continue reading

CrossStitcher's Handmade Cards book is out now!

Our friends over at CrossStitcher have just brought out this fab new book that we think you’ll love!    Handmade Cards is jam-packed full of cross-stitched cards. With over 200 designs from 20 different designers, you’ll be spoilt for choice! There are cards for lots of different occasions, so you’ll never be without inspiration. There’s… Continue reading

More ideas for your free shrink plastic shapes!

The other day we blogged about the fabulous gift tags that one of our freelance contributors made using her free shrink plastic shapes. If you missed it, you can find it here! Our production assistant, Sophie, has also been busy with her shrink plastic shapes! She says, “I fell in love with the shrink plastic… Continue reading

Save up to £52 when you subscribe!

Would you like to save money so you’ve got more to spend on crafting supplies? Then take out a subscription to Papercraft inspirations. With our special limited offer you can pay just £2.99 per issue and save up to £52! Every issue includes: ? Over 70 great new card ideas  ? Free gifts to try… Continue reading

Join in the Sizzix Summer Designer Challenge for fabulous free project sheets!

While the weather in Britain stays gloomy, bring some sunshine into your crafts with the Sizzix Summer Designer Challenge. Five Sizzix designers have taken part in a challenge this week to create a picnic invitation. Log on to the Sizzix website and vote for your favourite picnic invitation to get fabulous free project sheet downloads… Continue reading

More ideas for your free shrink plastic shapes!

At Papercraft inspirations HQ we just can’t get enough of the free shrink plastic shapes from issue 102! We’ve spent all weekend brainstorming ideas about how we can use them, and experimenting with different techniques. One of our freelancers, Emma, has created these gorgeous gift tags. She says “I had some nervous moments when I directed the heat gun… Continue reading

How to use your free shrink plastic gift

Your August issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops today! We’ve got two fantastic free gifts for you this month – a sheet of gorgeous shrink plastic designs plus an ideas book to get you started. The ideas book is filled with tips and advice, and there are great cards to inspire you too. If… Continue reading

Your August issue, in shops now!

Don’t miss issue 102 of Papercraft inspirations, in shops now! It’s packed with a whole host of card designs that we know you’re going to love, from the cutest set of cats and  beautiful layered buttercup florals to bright trucks and cars for boys plus a pretty set of retro-style cameras. Turn the rainy weather… Continue reading

Competition: Win £100 worth of Sizzix goodies!

We’ve got a fabulous competition for you from Sizzix! Three lucky winners will each receive a Big Shot machine and two Bigz dies from Sizzix’s brand new Happi range. The Bigz dies are great as you can not only cut paper and card, but also felt, fabric, grungeboard and lots more!? You can enter this… 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

Giveaway: Win tickets to the Creative Crafts show in Leeds!

Head for Leeds this October for the north-east branch of the Creative Crafts Shows! Taking place at Saviles Hall at the Royal Armouries from 18th-19th October, the show will be a great day out and the perfect place for you and your friends to stock up on all the goodies you need for your autumn… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win a Kaisercraft set of seaside delights!

Love rockpooling on your holidays? Say hello to Kaisercraft’s new Rockpool range! There are cute papers, stamps, rub-ons, stickers and more to inspire your summer crafting. Kaisercraft products are brought to the UK by Jones Crafts – for your nearest stockist email craftsales@jonesnttm.co.uk We’ve got 10 sets of Rockpool goodies to give away, worth £25.00… Continue reading

Competition: Win exclusive Docrafts kits!

Enter our fab competition to be in with a chance of winning one of fourteen crafty bundles from Docrafts! Award-winning designer Michael Powell is best known for his beautiful paintings and cross-stitch designs, and now he has teamed up with Docrafts to produce a set of stunning cards, stamps, papers and toppers, all featuring his… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win a fab CraftArtist home digi package!

Software experts Serif have come up with CraftArtist Platinum, the ultimate easy-to-use package for you to make fab print projects. It’s got a wealth of enjoyable, intuitive features, including lifelike digi tools such as scissors, stencils and brushes! We’ve got 7 CraftArtist Platinum Edition packages to give away, worth £39.99 each. Click here to enter… Continue reading

FREE sunflower topper from the August issue’s Paint Fusion Masterclass

If you like the painted effect on your cards, but are a hesitant to get your paintbrushes and paint out, these Paint Fusion sunflower toppers are for you! Using these printable toppers gives you the full Paint Fusion effect, with none of the painting – perfect for those last minute cards! Find a full step-by-step… Continue reading

FREE camera gift box template

Download this free camera gift box template for the budding photographers among your friends and family! The gift box is easy to make – simply cut out the template from patterned paper and fold into shape. Use hi-tack double-sided tape to hold in place and decorate using ribbon and fabric. You can also download our… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win tickets to Glasgow's Crafts for Christmas & Hobbycrafts shows!

Go to Glasgow for a fab two-in-one show! Once the summer’s over, every crafter’s thoughts start to turn to Christmas. Get all the inspiration you need at the combined Crafts for Christmas and Hobbycrafts shows at Glasgow’s SECC. Shop till you drop, and enjoy the inspirational Prima Craft Theatre too. We’ve got 17 pairs of… Continue reading

Your July issue, in shops now!

Don’t miss issue 101 of Papercraft inspirations, in shops now! It’s packed with fantastic ideas for all occasions, from birthdays and celebrations to anniversaries and welcoming new babies. Put some ooh la la in your cards with Angela Poole’s fun French style cards, created with the latest stamps from Penny Black!  Get creative with pretty… Continue reading

Save up to £52 when you subscribe!

Would you like to save money so you’ve got more to spend on crafting supplies? Then take out a subscription to Papercraft inspirations. With our special limited offer you can pay just £2.99 per issue and save up to £52! Every issue includes: ? Over 70 great new card ideas  ? Free gifts to try… Continue reading

FREE summer papers from Sizzix!

If there’s one thing we card makers can’t get enough of it’s pretty papers! Now you can try some delicious new designs, for free, courtesy of Sizzix. This zesty collection of eight different designs is available when you hop over to their lovely blog. You’ll find heaps of projects to inspire you too. Why not… Continue reading

Competition: Win Die-Cutting Goodies by Sizzix!

Enter our fab competition and you could win one of seven bundles of die-cutting products including a Big Shot! Sometimes an extra-special occasion demands a truly stunning card, and Sizzix’s latest Luxurious dies provide all the decadence you need for sumptuous greetings! These gorgeous dies come in a variety of styles from Architectural Detail and… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create a pet-themed card!

Everybody knows a keen dog- lover or someone who’s crazy about cats – and some of us are clucky about our chickens, happy to own a hamster or very fond or our fish! For this month’s challenge we want you to have fun crafting a pet- themed card. You can use any colours and techniques… Continue reading

Issue 101's beautiful blogs!

We’ve got another fantastic blog gallery in your July issue! Here are quick links to those lovely crafty ladies: Furry Tale Cards & Craft Cinnamon Sally Designs Yankee Belle Stamper Notable Nest Sea Glass & Sentiments I’m in Haven Peppermint Patty’s Papercraft To Scrap or Not to Scrap Oodabug Alley Yes Virginia Just Me Bethany… Continue reading

Save 50% when you subscribe!

To celebrate our 100th issue, we’ve got an amazing offer for UK readers – 50% off a subscription to Papercraft inspirations. This is available for one month only, so be quick! Every issue includes: ? Over 70 great new card ideas  ? Free gifts to try right away ? Step-by-step guides to great techniques –… Continue reading