WIN! Fizzy Moon digi-kits!

DaisyTrail’s brand-new range of Fizzy Moon digikits are great for crafters wanting to add charm and cuteness to cards using the free crafting software, CraftArtist Compact, or the digital crafting tool, CraftArtist 2 Professional. There are six digikits in the range worth £4.99 each – all available as an electronic download from DaisyTrail.com. We have… Continue reading

All the competitions and giveaways from issue 116 of Papercraft inspirations!

The September issue of Papercraft inspirations has five fantastic giveaways and competitions for you! To enter, click the links below and click on follow the instructions. All you’ll need to enter if the code from issue 116 of Papercraft. Good luck!  ✿ Debbi Moore CD-ROM bundle competition ✿ Crafts for Christmas Glasgow tickets giveaway ✿ Docrafts Tilly Daydream… Continue reading

Meet the brand new Lili of the Valley characters in issue 116 of Papercraft inspirations!

Open up the September issue of Papercraft inspirations to meet the newest additions to the Lili of the Valley family! Cute characters Jack the Rabbit, Patch the Dog and Puss the Cat will look lovely on your cheery birthday cards. We teamed up with Dena Concienne from the Lili of the Valley Design Team to… Continue reading

Fabulously frilly flamingo cards by Julie Kirk!

We can’t get enough of these pretty and pink flamingo cards by Julie Kirk from issue 116 of Papercraft inspirations! Check out the issue to find four more brilliantly bright birdy card ideas, a step-by-step walk-through for creating your own flamingo and templates!

Sizzix Download Day: FREE Happily Ever After gift wrap project!

Once you’ve made a card using the exclusive free Sizzix papers and embellishment printables and one of the free projects we posted earlier (find them here and here), it’s time to start crafting a gift bag for the happy couple to unwrap on their big day! Follow the step-by-step instructions below to create yours!  … Continue reading

Sizzix Download Day: FREE wicker heart wedding decoration project!

This decorated wicker heart will make a great wedding present or wedding decoration for your own big day. It’d even make a lovely gift for a loved one, and it’s so easy to make with some simple Sizzix dies, your exclusive free Sizzix papers and embellishments and some sparkly self-adhesive pearls!        … Continue reading

Sizzix Download Day: FREE wedding card project!

  Summer is prime time for weddings and nothing says congratulations like a handmade card for the newlyweds. This one has been designed by Sizzix especially for Papercraft inspirations using the exclusive free papers and embellishments. To get your free papers and embellishments, click here. See below for full step-by-step instructions for making this gorgeous card! … Continue reading

Sizzix Download Day: FREE papers and embellishments!

To kick off the super Sizzix Download Day, we’ve got all the papers and embellishments you’ll need to make the four projects that we’ll be posting throughout the day. To find out more about the Sizzix Download Day, click here, or follow the links below to get your free printable papers and embellishments! ? Toppers… Continue reading

Welcome to the Sizzix Download Day!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sizzix to bring you a day full of fabulous free downloads and papery projects with a wonderful wedding theme! We’ll be putting up five posts on our blog today, with six free papers, 18 toppers and two borders for you to download, as well as step-by-step instructions for… Continue reading

BONUS meet the designer: Ailie Busby

How long have you been an illustrator for? I’ve been working as an illustrator for 16 years. I specialise in children’s books. We all love our cute free stamp set! How did you set about designing each cat or dog? Do you have any pets yourself, and if so, do they feature in your illustrations? As I’m… Continue reading

Issue 116 hits the shops today!

You’ll find the September issue of Papercraft inspirations in newsagents and supermarkets as of today! Issue 116 is jam-packed full of bright ideas and inspiration, free papers and printables that we think you’re going to love.  On top of 78 free printables and papers, there’s also a fab FREE gift of 22 Paw Prints clear… 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

Your FREE retro caravan printables by Naomi Hocking!

We just love this cool, retro printables set! You can create the cutest caravan cards using this fabulous printable kit by the super-talented Naomi Hocking. Naomi’s kit include everything you need to mix and match, and layer up fun summer cards, and even includes a 3D caravan you can print and construct to make a… Continue reading

FREE Surf’s Up! papers from Papercraft Inspirations 116

Surf’s up, papercraft-style! Check out these fun surfing papers by Jenny Ellory – perfect for making cool cards for the summer! Issue 116 of Papercraft Inspirations features four pages of fun papers for you to enjoy – including pretty backgrounds, matching borders, toppers and greetings! Want more summery papers and cards? Take a look at our fantastic summer… Continue reading

Get on your bike with these fun cards by Julie Kirk!

In issue 115, Julie Kirk shows you five ways to use two different bicycle stamps, proving that they’re a worthy investment to your craft stash! From flowery and frilly finishes, to more masculine ideas, Julie shows you how to make bike stamps work for you. There’s also ideas from our team of Papercraft testers to… Continue reading

Say hello to Lillibet – Trimcraft's brand new cute character!

In our August issue, we welcomed Trimcraft‘s brand new cute character, Lillibet, to our cards and crafts in a stunning set by Maxine Norman. We just love the pretty paper rosettes and soft pastel palette. What do you think? To find out where you can get your hands on the Lillibet collection, visit the stockists… Continue reading

Introducing Papercraft TV!

We’re so excited to announce the launch of our brand new YouTube channel, Papercraft TV! When you log on, you’ll find amazing tutorial videos, expertly narrated by our very own Commissioning Editor Angela Poole! We’ll be uploading regular videos and sharing all of our top card making tips, from what to have in your craft… Continue reading

Issue 115 of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops today!

The August issue of Papercraft inspirations is on sale now, and this issue is jam-packed full of pretty papercraft projects that we’re sure you’ll love!  There’s four fab projects from some of our favourite designers, including an on-trend bicycle stamping project by Julie Kirk, a super-cool ice cream printables project by Lucille Randall using illustrations… Continue reading

Did you know you can get Papercraft inspirations on Google Play?

If you start your free trial today, you can continue with your subscription for just £27.99 a month! 

Win Lili of the Valley Art and Sketch Pads!

No time for stamping but want to indulge your creativity? Then Lili of the Valley’s fab new range of Art and Sketch pads are for you! The Art pads are full of coloured originals perfect for toppers and découpage, and the Sketch pads contain the same images as pre-printed stamps for you to colour in…. Continue reading

FREE ice cream printables by Naomi Hocking!

  Creating cool summery cards has never been easier than with this amazing printable kit by the super-talented Naomi Hocking. Naomi’s kit include everything you need to put pretty pastel ice cream cards together, including gorgeous illustrations, greetings and papers! For more inspiration for putting together your own ice cream sundae, check out issue 115… Continue reading

Win Stix2Anything die-cut shape bundles!

  Quick and easy cards are a breeze thanks to the handy die-cut shape packs from Stix2Anything! Each pack contains 15 pre-cut shapes ready for you to use on your cards. There’s a wide variety of shapes to choose from – including oval, scalloped square and butterfly ones and the range also includes festive tree,… Continue reading

Create cool seaside scenes with these FREE printables by Charlotte Stowell

Charlotte Stowell‘s fun British summer seaside project in issue 115 went down a treat at Papercraft HQ! We had so much fun playing with the cards which you can insert a photo in. We placed Commissioning Editor Angela on the beach in a bathing suit and Operations Editor Lucy on a donkey at the seaside!… Continue reading

WIN bumper sets of papercraft goodies from Hunkydory Crafts!

Here’s your chance to win a huge bundle of beautiful papercraft goodies from our friends at Hunkydory Crafts! Their pretty Butterfly Sorbet collection was released earlier this year with a refreshing sorbet palette to set you in the mood for summer! This is the ultimate prize for anyone who loves card making and the gorgeous… Continue reading

Win pairs of tickets to the Stitch, Sew & Hobbycraft Show!

  We’ve teamed up with Stich, Sew & Hobbycrafts, previously Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts Show, to offer 15 pairs of tickets to the show! Coming to Westpoint, Exeter from 26-29th September, the show will feature over 100 exhibitors, with workshops and talks each day. Click here to enter the competition. Good luck!

Papercraft inspirations teams up with The Hobby House!

We teamed up with The Hobby House to bring you a super special project in the July issue of Papercraft inspirations. Hobby House designer, Sue Sayles has designed five projects for you to create using the gorgeous pre-coloured toppers from The Hobby House. The toppers feature the cutest character illustrations for a whole host of… Continue reading

Sizzix Sunday: Get eight FREE project sheets!

Our friends at Sizzix have teamed up with Prima Marketing to bring you a fabulous new range of dies including all you need to make dark, grungy scrapbook pages and perfectly pretty cards. To celebrate the range hitting the shops, Sizzix are giving your eight free project sheets to help you to make some of… Continue reading

Love Forever Friends? You're going to love the July issue of Papercraft inspirations!

We’re so excited about the Forever Friends project by Charlotte Stowell in issue 114 of Papercraft inspirations. There are five fab creative ideas for projects you can’t wait to make. They’ve all got moveable parts, giving them a fun interactive element that your recipient is sure to love. After all, who doesn’t love cute characters?!

Some of our free gift challenge entries from our June issue!

Every month we ask you to craft amazing cards with your free gift and send it in to enter our reader challenge. We were spoilt for choice with the challenge entries from the June issue – the cards that you made with our free Fizzy Moon toppers were amazing! We received photos of cards from… Continue reading

Your FREE Wild Rose Studio découpage card making kit!

The July issue is jam-packed with card making projects and inspiration, and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… it does! Your free gift with issue 114 is a fabulous Milton & Co découpage card kit by Wild Rose Studio. The characters are so irresistibly cute and they’ll look great layered up on… Continue reading