Six papercraft projects to make this weekend

Decoupage drawers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Get up to some weekend crafting with these fabulous free papercraft projects from Papercraft Inspirations magazine, including cute decoupage drawers, embroidery hoop portraits, crepe paper daffodils, cactus desk decorations and a stunning papercraft chalkboard for your kitchen! Just follow the links to find lots of fantastic things to make. Happy crafting! 1. Decoupage drawers (pictured… Continue reading

How to make a hidden sentiment slider card

Hidden sentiment slider card

This mechanical card is known as a double slider card and is perfect for adding an extra element of surprise to your card. The recipient simply pulls the tab and two secret panels pop out of each side to reveal a special message or a favourite image. It’s a great opportunity to be creative and… Continue reading

Make papercraft embroidery hoop portraits

Embroidery hoop portraits

Hoop hoop hurray for these fabric-inspired frames from issue 149 designed by Zoë Patching! Hoop art is everywhere, framing everything from stitching and fabrics to patterned papers and your favourite snaps from the family album. It’s the perfect way of making something extra special to decorate your home, which is just what our creative designer… Continue reading

Make jam jar Christmas snow globes

Jam jar snow globes

Add a touch of nostalgia to your home with Zoë Patching’s jam jar snow globes! Snow globes are wonderfully nostalgic and can’t help but hint that Christmas is on its way – and we think Zoë Patching’s snowy scene does just that! Two slot-together trees and a cute little snowman look suitably festive in this… Continue reading

How to make a winter wonderland shaped card

Walking in a winter wonderland card

This beautiful winter wonderland shaped card design by Debbie Simpson is one for more advanced card makers. Debbie’s more elaborate card design allows you to build up a beautiful Christmas scene – it makes us feel chilly just looking at it! The stair step card method is a fabulous way to create a shaped card… Continue reading

Make a paper-cut squares Christmas card

Papercut bird card

If you’ve never tried paper cutting before, this paper-cut squares Christmas card designed by Julie Kirk from issue 132 is the perfect place to start! The four elements are small squares that you can focus on individually and complete without too much effort. You’ll enjoy backing the finished design with coloured card too – it… Continue reading

Make little robin Christmas card embellishments

FIMO Christmas robin

FIMO polymer clay is a versatile material for card decorations and embellishments – try this robin Christmas card design by Charlotte Stowell from issue 144 and see for yourself! This robin design is made by piecing FIMO shapes together and the addition of FIMO gold powder lends some festive sparkle. This simple and effective jigsaw… Continue reading

Make easy origami Christmas trees

Origami style greetings card

Make inspired festive cards with these easy origami Christmas tree designs. You don’t have to be an origami expert to make these cards by Nick Robinson & Zoë Patching from issue 132! These stylish origami trees are simple to make, but they look so impressive! Origami expert Nick Robinson has designed them to be super-easy to… Continue reading

How to make Christmas paper pine cone decorations

Christmas paper pine cones

Decorate your home for winter with Zoë Patching’s intricate Christmas paper pine cone decorations. Bring the beauty of the outside indoors this Christmas with Zoë’s deliciously tactile and glittery pine cones from issue 144. Always a festive fave when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, this paper version will look great grouped together… Continue reading

How to colour like a pro

How to colour like a pro

Ever wondered how professionals get such great results when colouring in their stamps? This brilliant video tutorial will show you how to colour like a pro! Colouring is a skill that can really take your card designs to the next level, so it’s well worth the effort. Here, we’ve used Spectrum Noir pencils, but any… Continue reading

Make a papercut bird card

Papercut bird card video

This crafty papercut bird card is impressive and surprisingly easy to make – just watch the video below to learn how to make your own stylish card at home! This clever design comes from Papercraft Inspirations issue 132. You can download the bird template here. You can find more creative makes on our YouTube channel…. Continue reading

Have a hoot with parliament of owls cards

Owl card

Jenny Hodges shows you how to use silicone moulds to fab effect with these parliament of owls cards. We can’t wait to make this gorgeous selection of owl-themed cards and a gift box! Perfect for all occasions, they’re adorned with a variety of clever embellishments that are all created from silicone moulds. Jenny has showcased… Continue reading

Make pretty découpage drawers

Decoupage drawers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine

Personalise plain storage with Zoë Patching’s gorgeous set of découpage drawers. Tidying up has never been so much fun! These sweet drawers are ideal to house all kinds of treasures, whether it’s ribbons, trimmings and buttons for your favourite hobby, or cherished photos and keepsakes that deserve a special home. However you choose to use the… Continue reading

Gelatos sticks masterclass – make a sunset background

Dreams card

You’ll love the effects you can achieve with Gelatos pigment sticks. These two vibrant designs by Cathy Andronicou are ideal for all sorts of occasions! Want to create gorgeous blended backgrounds and images that pack a colour punch? Then you’ll love Faber-Castell’s Gelatos! These twist-up, acid-free pigment sticks come in sets of four or 12… Continue reading

Make a paper cactus step-by-step

Grow a cactus that’s sure to raise a smile this summer! Zoe Patching shows how to make a paper cactus step-by-step … Liven up a study desk or an empty shelf with a colourful paper cactus! Made from bright patterned papers and embellished with ribbon and beads, it’s even prettier – and less prickly –… Continue reading

How to make a paper lantern step-by-step

Paper lanterns

Whatever the occasion or celebration, these pretty vellum lanterns are sure to set the scene perfectly. We’re going to show you how to make a paper lantern step-by-step – it’s so easy! They’re created using just a few materials and tools, and are straightforward to make. With two methods to choose – cutting out negative… Continue reading

Daffodil card base step-by-step!

April’s Papercraft inspirations includes this gorgeous daffodil card project from Sarah Hurley. We’ve got a full step-by-step in the magazine, but here’s a closer look at how the base for the card is constructed! Step 1 Take two square card blanks. Open them out, and then overlap the right flap of one over the left… Continue reading

Make a cute cupcake card

This sweet card is perfect for birthday greetings. Read on to find your free template and step-by-step guide! Click here to download your cupcake card template now! You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Pink card blank Blue, lilac, pink, and white card Blue, lilac and pink patterned papers Red ribbon Blue stranded cotton… Continue reading

Make a teapot-shaped card!

Click here to download a free teapot card template You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Assorted coloured card Floral patterned paper Small circle punch or hole punch Step 1 Score and fold coloured card to make a large top-fold card blank. Trace the template on to the card blank so that the flat… 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

Make a sweet giraffe card!

Create this fun character card to cheer up grey days. We’ve got a free template and step-by-step guide for you, so read on and get crafting! Click here to download your free giraffe template (JPG) You will need:  Your basic card kit, plus… Yellow card blank Brown, green orange, yellow & white coloured card Yellow… Continue reading

Bonus project: Sonia's twirling greeting!

Learn how to make fancy-fold cards in our February issue (in shops 18th Jan)! We’ve got a fantastic Masterclass that shows you how to make cards that twist, swing and cascade using amazing folding techniques. We’re so excited to bring you this bonus project by Sonia Sellers –  a card with a twirling greeting hidden inside!… Continue reading

Make this bright birthday card!

Christmas is almost here, but don’t forget to treat those with a December birthday to a special handmade card! This cheerful balloon card is perfect for birthday boys and girls, and it’s fun to make too. Scroll down for your step-by-step guide and free printable template! Click here for your free balloon card template You… Continue reading

Make this sweet Christmas 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,… 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

Watch our digital paper piecing tutorial!

[youtube:jXR01wbJka4] You’ll find a fab digital crafting Masterclass in issue 93 of Papercraft inspirations. We loved Mel McCarthy’s digital paper piecing, so we thought we’d show you the technique in action! You’ll need Adobe Photoshop software, a digi image and some digital patterned papers. In this video, Jenny’s using Adobe Photoshop Elements, but any version… Continue reading

Try Distress Inks for a fab flower card

Have you seen our Masterclass guide to using Distress Inks, in issue 91 of Papercraft Inspirations. Ink-a-holic Britta Swiderski reveals how to get started with Distress Inks, from which colours to buy, to how to use them and, best of all, sharing some gorgeous card ideas. This amazing flower card began life as just plain… 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