Your June issue, in shops now!

Don’t miss our celebration issue 100 of Papercraft inspirations, in shops now! It’s packed with great  ideas for birthdays, Jubilee parties, Father’s Day and more! Take a fresh look at quilling with Elizabeth Moad’s pretty, up-to-date floral cards – and find an extra bonus design on our blog! Have fun making the most amazing 3D… Continue reading

FREE Father's Day printables

Make sure you have 17th June underlined in your diary as the day to say thanks to your Dad. For Father’s Day this year the lovely Kirsty Neale has created an amazing collection of cards to celebrate the men in our lives. Check out issue 100 of Papercraft inspirations for full instructions and use these… Continue reading

Quilling: a bonus card design for you!

This beautiful quilling project is by Elizabeth Moad. We love the contemporary quilled design! Says Elizabeth, “By mounting quilled shapes directly on to a delicate patterned paper, the quilling becomes an integral part of the design. Give your blue paper panel a scalloped edge and stitch it on to a pink card blank with a big… Continue reading

New card challenge: Create an 'In the kitchen' design!

  Here at Papercraft Inspirations none of us can resist quirky crockery, nifty cooking gadgets or pretty kitchen and table linen. So for this month’s challenge we’re asking you to design a card on the theme of ‘In the kitchen’! Cook up a card for any occasion you choose, using any technique you fancy, then… 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

Take home an amazing Stampin' Up birthday collection!

It’s time to celebrate with a fantastic kit from Stampin’ Up. It’s all yours when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations! Whether you’re creating a birthday card for a friend or making your own party invitations, it has everything you need. Each kit includes 36 sheets of luscious colours of card, 12x12in patterned papers, rub-on greetings… Continue reading

Free projects from Sizzix!

  We love the vintage vibe in these pretty projects from Sizzix. They all use new Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. If you’ve never tried embossing before, we can assure you you’re really missing out. The folders work like magic to create a lovely deep embossed effect on card. Just pop the card into the Embossing… Continue reading

Free Summer Stamping Ideas book!

Your Summer Stamping Ideas Book is free with the next issue of Papercraft inspirations! It’s out on Wednesday 11th April. Our favourite designers show off 20 sunny stamping projects you won’t be able to resist. We’ve got an exclusive design from Kirsty Neale, including this exclusive free digi stamp. Don’t forget to share what you make,… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win Ruby Rock-it Vintedge sets!

  Jubilee fever is growing, so bring on the red, white and blue! The Vintedge craft range by Ruby Rock-it has everything you need for Jubilee papercrafting, from papers and die-cuts to border stickers and amazing Union Jack bling! Ruby Rock-it products are brought to the UK by Jones Crafts – for your nearest stockist… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win Print Artist Platinum PC software!

        Would you love to have thousands of ready-to use graphics and images, project templates and fabulous fonts all at your fingertips to personalise your home printing? Get all these and more in the easy-to-use Print Artist Platinum PC software, available from Avanquest for £40.84. We’ve got seven Print Artist Platinum 24… Continue reading

New card challenge: Go to town with punched shapes!

    Inspired by Elizabeth Moad’s fab punching Masterclass in our May issue, for this month’s challenge we’re asking you to go to town with your punches! Layer up lots of punched shapes or use them in unexpected ways, theming your card for any occasion you like. Once you’ve finished your punched creation, we’d love… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win Derwent Artbar tins!

Derwent is one of our favourite arty material creators, making high-quality colouring pencils, pastels and more. Now they’re introducing the Artbar, a water-soluble wax bar that’s perfect for building up texture and creating bold, expressive marks in your designs. There are 72 colours to choose from, available at all good artshops, and you can buy… Continue reading

How to make a teapot card

Crafting and a cup of tea go hand in hand, so why not combine the two and create this fun teapot card with our free template. This design is ideal for birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards, or just a little note to say hello to the tea-addicts among your friends and family! Love this teapot… Continue reading

New card challenge: Fun with felt!

It’s soft and strokeable yet really easy to cut into shape – yes, we’re big fans of felt! It adds a wonderful, tactile quality to cards that recipients always love. This month we’re challenging you to create a card that includes felt in any way you like. Go for a design for any occasion you… Continue reading

Tips for your free scoring board!

The April issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops on 14th March, and some lucky subscribers will receive their copies this week!  Your magazine comes with a free scoring board and bone folder tool, so you can make some fantastic card blanks in seconds – no measuring required! Click ‘read more’ below to join Angela… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win Stamperama tickets!

Stamperama is the show for everyone who loves rubber stamps! On 12th August 2012, the show opens at the Stevenage Arts and Leisure Centre, with dozens of exhibitors showing off the best in rubber stamps. Exhibitors include Clarity Stamp, Craftwork Cards and The Art of Craft. Shop ‘til you drop, then stop for refreshments and… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win Letraset stamp packs!

We’re so excited about these fab new ProMarker Rubber Stamp Packs from Letraset. Each pack contains a clear A6 rubber stamp, three ProMarker pens for colouring the image and six sheets of A6 card – so you can grab an ink pad and start stamping straight away! There are three packs available, designed for Mother’s… Continue reading

Giveaway: Win a Daylight lamp!

Daylight lamps are great for lighting up your projects, and with the portable Foldi LED Lamp, you can craft anywhere, any time! The Foldi features 30 LED lights, which reveal colours and details perfectly and help to reduce eye-strain. With batteries, the Foldi gives eight hours of bright light, or plug it in to your… Continue reading

FREE scoring board & tool with issue 98!

Your April issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops on 14th March, and comes with a free scoring board and bone folder! Watch our quick video to find out more: [youtube:mzFwyBehhUI]

Issue 97: Papercraft Tester tips!

There’s still lots of time to catch the March issue of Papercraft inspirations, bursting with makes for Mother’s Day, Easter treats, birthday cards and lots more. Be sure to check out the fab tips from our panel of Papercraft Testers, who test our projects for you! As an extra treat, the Testers have got some… Continue reading

Getting ready for Stitch & Craft 2012!

Here’s an exciting sneak peek of our Papercraft topiary trees growing before your eyes. We’re really excited about the flower shop theme we’re having for our stand at this year’s Stitch & Craft show! I’ve just started crafting four topiary trees and I’m really pleased with how cute they’re looking… however, this is just the… Continue reading

Subscribe & take home a Me To You gift!

Tatty Teddy’s here, ready to celebrate birthdays, send good luck or just say a quick hello to your friends! This fantastic Me To You collection has everything you need to make heartwarming cards, and it’s yours when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations!   For last-minute makes, try the A4 Découpage Pack, with pop-out elements that layer… Continue reading

Try our card challenge for March!

Tags are such a versatile embellishment for card making. They make a great place to add your greeting or sentiment, or an extra splash of colour or texture. This month we’re challenging you to create a card that includes one or more tags! Choose any card occasion you like, and don’t forget to show us… Continue reading

One die, many ways – with Sizzix!

A Papercraft inspirations promotion Bigz dies from Sizzix are so versatile! With just one die, you can cut lots of different materials for a range of card and scrapbook looks. We love the Bigz Hearts die set, ideal for Valentine’s Day and beyond! Cut hearts from romantic patterned papers, shiny foil or stylish distressed-effect papers… Continue reading

Your February issue, in shops now!

Don’t miss issue 96 of Papercraft inspirations, in shops now! It’s bursting with great card ideas for birthdays, thank yous, new babies and more! You’ll love Angela Poole’s apron cards – adapt them for every hobby! Friends and family will love the adorable owl designs, and our sweet baby designs are easy to stamp and… Continue reading

Subscribe & take home a deluxe card kit!

It couldn’t be easier to make elegant cards with this fab kit from Stampin’ Up! – your gift when you subscribe to Papercraft inspirations. The card blanks are ready-printed with stylish patterns and space for your stamped greetings. They look great teamed with the neutral-toned card, a look that’s perfect for both male and female recipients. You’ll… 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

New card challenge from issue 96!

Have you got lots of paper scraps and stash leftovers in one particular colour? Then put them to good use with this month’s card challenge! See if you can design in one colour and still include plenty of visual interest. You can choose any card theme and any craft techniques you like, then don’t forget… 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