Papercraft inspirations issue 157 – out in the UK on 8th September

  Papercraft inspirations issue 157 is out on the UK on 8th September in the UK, and comes with a Festive foils embossing kit that makes it easy to make your own sparkly foil toppers. We’re upping the sparkle factor with the first of our festive magazines editions! Start with your Sparkle Embossing Folder and Foils Gift. You… Continue reading

Merry & Bright free papers from Papercraft inspirations 157

Dig out your sewing machine and stitch a batch of beautiful cards using our Merry & Bright papers, toppers and sentiments, designed by Jenny Ellory. Forget the traditional festive reds and greens – you can add a fresh modern feel to your cards with pinks, purples and yellows. Experiment with layering and add zig-zag stitching… Continue reading

Make a Christmas card with your bumper Forever Friends kit with issue 118 of Papercraft inspirations!

  Christmas always starts early for card makers. This month’s issue is full of festive inspiration and comes with a bumper kit of Forever Friends crafting treats! This fantastic kit includes an adorable Forever Friends stamp, 30 chipboard shapes, a pack of 15 coordinating patterned papers and a gold glitter gel pen! Our guest designer, Stephanie Smith… Continue reading

Create a pretty card with your FREE gift with issue 117 of Papercraft inspirations!

We just LOVE the gorgeous patterned papers and chipboard shapes that are free with this month’s issue! The newest member of the Papercraft inspirations Design Team, Stephanie Smith has created this beautiful card using the free gift – and we couldn’t wait to share it with you! “I created this card for my friend Tanya’s… Continue reading

FREE Spring Floral papers from issue 111 of Papercraft inspirations!

We’re welcoming signs of spring both outside and in our papercrafts! This fab floral set of patterned papers and embellishments by Naomi Hocking is sure to brighten up your designs. The April issue of Papercraft inspirations features four pages of pretty papers for you to enjoy – including six pretty backgrounds, four matching borders and 52 doodled… 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

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

FREE Life's a Beach patterned papers

Bring the sunshine into your crafting with our brand new Life’s a Beach patterned papers from the August issue of Papercraft inspirations! You’re in for a treat with six beachy backgrounds, four matching borders and a whopping 22 toppers and greetings in this months issue! Issue 102 is in shops on 4th July, so grab… Continue reading

FREE cute cat card printables

These cuddly cats by Angela Poole will make a purrrfect addition to your cards! There are three pages of printables – the cats coloured in for cards in a hurry, the cat outlines for colouring in yourself, and also a sheet of sweet sentiments! You’ll find full instructions and more inspiration for our cat cards in… Continue reading

Make a cute teacup card!

This sweet design is perfect for a birthday celebration or a simple ‘hello’ greeting! Read on for our step-by-step guide and your free printable template! Click here for your free teacup template You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Pink & white card Pink patterned papers Scalloped scissors Brown fineliner pen Step 1 Snip,… Continue reading

Bonus template: Kirsty Neale's gift bag!

You’re going to love Kirsty Neale’s quirky Easter bunnies in issue 97 of Papercraft inspirations. Make cards, bunting and more for a special celebration!  As well as your free bunny templates, Kirsty’s sharing a bonus template here on our website – a little sachet-style gift bag that’s perfect for sweets or gifts. Kirsty’s marked her measurements… Continue reading

Make a cute robin card!

Craft Anna Moore’s cute Christmas card that’s sure to raise a smile! Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free printable template. Click here for your free robin card template. You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… White card blank Red, pink, green, white, light brown & dark brown card Dotty patterned paper Woodware… 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

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

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

Kirsty Neale's paper doll templates!

Don’t miss Kirsty Neale’s gorgeous gift cards in issue 93 of Papercraft inspirations (in shops 26th October). Kirsty’s sharing the templates for her adorable paper doll dress-up card – just click the link below to download then print out as many times as you like! Click here to download Kirsty’s doll templates For more crafty… Continue reading

Download Christmas planner pages!

Louise Fortune’s got a special treat for you in issue 93 (in shops 26th Oct) – a Christmas planner project to keep you organised over the festive season! Even better, Louise is sharing some free printables to help you along. Click the links below to download Louise’s printables now! Arrow tabs Tag graphic (cover) Diamond… Continue reading

FREE template: Folding star cards!

We know you’re going to love Mary Anne Walters’ folding star cards in issue 93 of Papercraft inspirations (in shops 26th Oct)! Each card starts as a colourful star, then folds out to reveal your message. We love this mini version Mary Anne’s made especially for our website – it would look gorgeous hanging on… Continue reading

Bonus project: Make a kimono card!

This pretty card is perfect for birthdays – use card and buttons in the recipient’s favourite colours to create a custom mini kimono! Scroll down to find your step-by-step guide and free downloadable template. Click here to download your kimono card template now! You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Blue, dark green, lime… Continue reading

Make a cute summer card!

Say hello with this smiley crab card. It’s easy to make with the free template below, and it’s sure to be a hit with kids during the summer hols! Click here to download your free cute crab template! You will need Your basic card kit, plus… Blue card blank Green, pink, yellow & white card… Continue reading

Bonus project: Make a cute floral card

This sweet card makes the most of your favourite patterned papers and ribbon. Scroll down to find your step-by-step guide and free templates! Click here to download your flower card templates (jpg) You will need Your basic card kit, plus… Square card blank Blue & red card Red patterned paper Red buttons Patterned ribbons Seed… Continue reading

How to make glittered concertina flowers!

[youtube:y1tDzg9hY_M] Your July issue comes with a tidy tray and glitters! Get a peek at the tray in action and learn to make gorgeous concertina flowers in this video with Angela and Jenny.   

How to make a 3D flower card

This pretty flower card is perfect for birthdays. Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free templates! Click here to download your flower card template as a PDF You will need: Assorted patterned papers Turquoise, green & purple card Acetate Seed beads 1in circle punch Step1 First, decorate your card front. Cover the top half… Continue reading