How to make your own paper daffodils

Crepe paper daffodils

Make your own host of golden crepe paper daffodils with Zoë Patching’s radiant floral templates from issue 150. You know that spring is really on its way when the daffodils are bursting into bloom and looking simply beautiful in your garden! And what better way to keep them blossoming all year round in your home than… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 150

Crepe paper daffodils

Get crafting with our handy free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 150. Grow your own beautiful paper daffodils using the templates – they’re a perfect way to brighten up a room all year round! To download the templates, please click on the image you like to enlarge it then right-click and select ‘print’ to… Continue reading

Mother’s Day free printable papers from issue 149

Mother's Day cards

Who deserves a spot of pampering more than our lovely mums? At this time of year, we like to pull out all the stops to make really beautiful cards for the wonderful ladies in our lives. We’re looking forward to seeing what you do with our Mother’s Day free printable papers from issue 149 –… Continue reading

Make a butterfly penny slider card

Butterfly slider card

Make a beautiful whirling butterfly card of your own with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design from issue 149. For this project, we’ll show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies. To make this card, the track needs… Continue reading

Fly Away With Me free printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 138!

We’ve got a gorgeous freebie for you in our May issue – Jenny Ellory’s free printables for card making! This Fly Away With Me collection features sunny skies, rainbows, kites and hot air balloons, perfect for spring birthday cards. If you’re on our blog homepage, click the main headline above to see how to get your… Continue reading

Free stamp set with issue 123 – out now!

Hooray, issue 123 of Papercraft inspirations is finally here! You’re going to love your free gift this month – a set of 86 Happy Day clear stamps, perfect for spring cards. Sweet motifs include cute birds,bunting flags and banners, plus a really useful mini alphabet for greetings and messages. We’ve got great card ideas to… Continue reading

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

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

Download the free printable sentiments from Julie Kirk's Father's Day cards in issue 113

If you’re looking for a card that’s a bit different for Father’s Day, then Julie Kirk’s manly cards are for you! Julie’s used wide ribbon to create rosettes and ties that look great on your cards! The sentiments can all be printed out in an instant, making it really easy to piece together a quick… Continue reading

FREE bonus Easter printables papers!

We couldn’t throw a blog party without giving you some fab free papers! These fun Easter designs are sure to brighten up your seasonal cards. Be sure to share you crafty Easter creations with us on Facebook, Twitter, by email to papercraft@futurenet.com, or by post to Your Letters, Papercraft inspirations, Future Publishing, 30 Monmouth Street,… Continue reading

Guest project AND digi-stamp giveaway by Jo Davies!

Regular readers might recognise Jo Davies from the testers pages in Papercraft inspirations! We had a chat with her and found out that as well as being an amazing card maker, she’s also a super-talented digi-stamp designer with her very own Etsy shop – Time for Tea Designs!  For our Easter blog party, she’s designed this… Continue reading

Special Sizzix Sunday free project AND Big Shot giveaway!

To kick off the third and final day of our blog party, we’ve teamed up with Sizzix to bring you this gorgeous bonus project, and a fab giveaway including a Big Shot starter kit (including a Big Shot machine!) and one of the dies you need to make this gorgeous Easter gift bag!  To get… Continue reading

FREE project download from The Making Spot

As part of the Easter blog party, we’ve got this free download from the Papercraft inspirations archives on The Making Spot! Debi Potter shows you how to make cute sheep cards using a range of different papercrafting techniques. Click here to get your free project. You need to sign up to The Making Spot to get… Continue reading

GIVEAWAY: Six sets of Stampin' Up! A Little Bit of Spring stamps!

Welcome back to day 2 of the Papercraft inspirations Easter blog party! We hope you enjoyed the giveaways, offers and guest posts yesterday. If you missed out, then you can keep track of all the Easter blog party posts here.  The first giveaway of the day is Stampin’ Up!‘s super-cute ‘A Little Bit of Spring’… Continue reading

Join in the make-and-take sessions at the Spring Knitting and Stitching Show!

The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show kicks off today and we’re so excited to meet you all! We’ve been working hard at Papercraft HQ to find the perfect project to demo at our make-and-take sessions and we simply couldn’t resist this amazing pop-up cupcake card!  If you weren’t able to make the show or you… 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

Download Angela Poole’s beautiful bouquet printable kit!

We can’t get enough of Angela Poole’s gorgeous bouquet cards in issue 110 of Papercraft inspirations. They’re simply perfect for Mother’s Day, but they’ll also make beautiful cards for lots of different occasions. Angela’s created an amazing printable kit, exclusive to Papercraft inspirations! The kit includes nine patterned papers, 24 different flowers and foliage illustrations,… Continue reading

Keep up with the trends from CHA!

We’ve sent Angela Poole all the way out to California to give you a sneak peek at what’s hot this year at the huge CHA craft show. Take a look at these beautiful ideas from Cosmo Cricket! Give your scrapbook a personal touch with these tiny embellishments.  Card making is also on the agenda. Send… Continue reading

FREE birdbox gift box template!

If you’re already thinking about what to craft for your loved-one this Valentine’s Day, then you’re going to love this beautiful birdbox template from issue 109 of Papercraft inspirations! To see the full set of cards by Angela Poole, turn to page 36 of your February issue. Find your free birdbox gift box template below…. Continue reading

Spring Knitting & Stitching Show tickets up for grabs!

  The Spring Knitting and Stitching Show 2013, 14-17th March at Olympa II London, promises to be a great day out! With over 180 craft stands, you can stock up on stash, pick up some new skills – and meet the Papercraft inspirations team! Read our news story on page 11 for more details about… 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 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

Country Garden papers from issue 90

These pretty papers were originally featured in issue 90 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale in August 2011. You can now find the Country Garden papers on The Making Spot!

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 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

Garden Goodies from issue 86!

These fun papers were originally featured in issue 86 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale in April 2011. You can now find the Garden Goodies printable papers on The Making Spot!

Make a beautiful card for Easter

Send Easter greetings to a friend with a special handmade card. Scroll down to find our step-by-step instructions and free templates! Click here to download your Easter card template as a JPEG Click here to download your Easter card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card, plus… Blue, green, purple, white &… Continue reading

FREE Egg-citing Easter papers to download from issue 85!

Click below to download your brand new set of exclusive Egg-citing Easter papers – fresh from issue 85 of PaperCraft inspirations! It’s in shops from 16th March to 12th April – and inside you’ll also find lovely ideas for cards to make with them plus lovely high quality printed versions of these designs for you… Continue reading

How to use your ribbon flowers!

The September issue of PaperCraft inspirations is about to hit the shops, with free ribbon flower embellishments for you! Watch the video below to see our creative editor Angela showing you how to use your free gift: In a rush to get started? Here are the steps: Step 1 Pop out your flower shape and… Continue reading