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

Make quick and easy Christmas cards with punched paper penguins!

When you have lots of Christmas cards to make, it’s often easier to stick to just one design and form a production line. Each of these cute penguins has been made from eight punched circles of card. It’s so simple as there’s no need for any templates or measuring. Just pop your penguins onto a… Continue reading

Issue 94 – Beautiful Blogs links!

Don’t miss the gallery of gorgeous cards from bloggers around the world in your Christmas issue. You’ll find the magazine in shops from 23rd November, but we’ve got quick links to all of our featured craft bloggers right here. Click below to check them out! She Who Must Stamp Debs Gems Stamping with Brenda 1 Pampered… Continue reading

FREE Christmas card downloads

Make Kirsty Neale‘s super-speedy Christmas cards in minutes! First featured in issue 94 of Papercraft Inspirations, you’ll find all the downloads you need here! We all know that pressurised feeling as Christmas gets closer, and it’s at times like these that we need a helping hand. Designer Kirsty Neale has come to the rescue with a fabulous set of colourful card… Continue reading

Try a new card challenge!

We’re challenging you to create a card that showcases ‘things with wings’! You can go for birds, butterflies, fairies… anything fluttery that takes your fancy. Share your makes with us by email, Facebook or Twitter. More challenge ideas Winter Wonderland Recipe Challenge plus more great ideas!  

New card challenge from issue 93!

Are you ready to take up this month’s Papercraft challenge? This time’s idea is for you to create a card on a ‘winter wonderland’ theme. Use any techniques and any products, as long as it’s a wintry design. It doesn’t even have to be Christmassy!  Show us what you make – email your photos to… Continue reading

Stamp a Christmas card with Hero Arts

    Joining the party with another adorable card idea are stamping gurus Hero Arts, including our friend Shari Carroll. Using rubber stamps from the new Hero Arts Christmas collection, she’s created a card to really impress!   Shopping list Hero Arts CG324 Cling stamp ‘Holiday Background’ Hero Arts 657765 Stamp & Emboss set ‘Birds… Continue reading

Watch a demo from Katy Sue Designs

  Say hello and welcome to Katy Sue Designs. Sue says “Hope your all having fun and feeling inspired. We’d like to share this gorgeous Christmas Snow Globe shaker card with you as it’s proving so popular at the exhibitions we attend around the country.” If you follow the link below you can also watch… Continue reading

Hang up your stockings with Pebbles Inc!

  Look who’s just arrived… It’s our friends from Pebbles Inc, and they’ve brought a super card idea with them, created by Sarah Champion. We’re loving this modern idea in classic festive colours – perfect inspiration for their new ‘Welcome Christmas’ collection!   Shopping list 751176 Santa’s Workshop Paper 751182 Santa’s List Paper 751177 Deck The… Continue reading

Have fun with Blade Rubber Stamps!

  Hello to Blade Rubber Stamps and their fun soldier friend! Here’s all the info you need to create this simple card for yourself. They’ve even included all the prices so you can work out your Christmas crafting budget more easily. You could create cards for all your family and friends with this little shopping… Continue reading

Stamp a scene with Penny Black

  Is that another knock at the door we hear?! Welcome Cathy to the party – she’s bringing an adorable card idea from Penny Black! Doesn’t this design just have oodles of wow factor? We wish that computer screen were 3D then we could really show off all the depth in her wonderful layered card!  … Continue reading

Make festive mice with Katz & Co Craft

  Welcome to Katz & Co Craft. They’ve not come alone, they’ve brought the cutest critters with them. We know you’ll love stamping these little festive friends!   Shopping list Stamp – St Nick Mouse HMLR057 by Stampabilities Archival ink pad, black Letraset Christmas rub-ons Buttons – Lasting Impressions Paper – Snowy Serenade from BoBunny… Continue reading

Make it merry with Basic Grey!

  When a collection of patterned papers and embellishments is as scrummy as the new Nordic Holiday collection by Basic Grey, we’re keen to make sure they’re on our invitation list to come to the party! And with this gorgeous card idea to share they’ve not disappointed us, don’t you agree? Shopping list Nordic Holiday NOR-3445… Continue reading

Trim the tree with Tiffany Doodles!

  We’re thrilled to welcome Tiffany to the party – of Tiffany Doodles fame! And we just know that she’ll have a fun card idea for us, because we love her digital download designs. Take a look at this lovely festive card full of rustic charm using one of our favourite’s: kraft coloured card – and download… Continue reading

Make snowflakes with Tonic Studios

  We’re thrilled to have Tonic Studios arrive at our party. They’ve brought along this simple yet striking Christmas card – amazingly it takes no more than 10 minutes to make!     Shopping list Tonic Studios 735e Snowflake Multi Detail Punch Pink, purple & white card White satin ribbon     Start here to make… Continue reading

Pile up the presents with Jane's Doodles

Let’s welcome Jane to the party – it’s Jane Beljo the creative talent behind Jane’s Doodles.  Perhaps you’ll also recognize Jane’s name from our recent Masterclass feature on using moulds for creating polymer clay embellishments (See Papercraft inspirations issue 90 for great ideas!) But did you know too that Jane designs her own digital stamp images… Continue reading

Make something special with Sizzix

  Yeh, Sizzix have arrived with a tree-mendous treat for us all! A layered 3D Christmas tree and a scalloped border – our Christmas is now complete. Here’s Stacey Roger’s guide to creating a gorgeous card…   Shopping  List Sizzix® Big Shot™ machine  655268 Sizzix® On the Edge™ Scallops, 656627 Sizzix® Bigz™ Tree, Christmas Layered,… Continue reading

Deck the halls with a card from Lawn Fawn

  Here’s another party guest!  It’s the sweet ladies from Lawn Fawn – yay! We’re so glad they’ve been able to make it, as Lawn Fawn is a hot new stamp company with the cutest clear stamps. “I couldn’t resist bringing a card to the party using our new Ornate Ornaments stamps set,” says Lawn Fawn-card… Continue reading

Make poinsettias with Lili of the Valley

  Hello and welcome to Lili of the Valley! We can’t wait to share the stamping treats brought along by their fabulous designer Claudia Rosa. Let’s get started!     Shopping list   Stamp: Lili of the Valley “Pretty Poinsettia” – from www.liliofthevalley.co.uk Sentiment: Stampin up Copic X-Press Blending Cardstock Bazzill cardstock Basic Grey “Eskimo Kiss”… Continue reading

Make a jolly card with American Crafts!

    We’re thrilled to welcome our friends from American Crafts to join our celebrations – especially when we know they’ll have some adorable inspiration for us too. Take a look at this card made by designer Lindsey Hansen – her bright & bold festive card uses the new ‘Hollyday’ range. It’s certainly getting us in the Christmas… Continue reading

Don't miss Papercraft inspirations 93!

Treat yourself to the December issue of Papercraft inspirations, in shops 26th October! It’s filled with ideas for Christmas card, plus tips, techniques, giveaways and news on all the hottest craft products. This issue comes with TWO fantastic free gifts for you – 100 felt toppers for your Christmas cards, plus Popcorn the Bear Christmas… Continue reading

How to make Bumble Bear

Here are the basic steps you need to create your own Bumble Bear: You will need: Pink & brown craft chalks Needle & black thread Black felt Bazzill Basics Dotted Swiss card – Sandbox, from Craft Obsessions Step 1 Use your template to cut the body pieces from textured paper. Curl, fold and scrunch up… Continue reading