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

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

How to make a jam jar Christmas snow globe

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 recycled… 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 Papercraft Inspirations 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

How to 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 Papercraft Inspirations 144. Pine cones are always a festive favourite when it comes to decorating your house for the holidays, and these paper versions… 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

How to make a paper cactus

Grow a cactus that’s sure to raise a smile! Zoë Patching shows you how to make a paper cactus in three easy steps! Simply download the free templates then follow the guide to add your bead embellishments. This colourful little paper plant will liven up a study desk or an empty shelf! Made from bright… Continue reading

How to make a paper lantern with our free templates

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! These stylish home detraction are created using just a few materials and tools, and are straightforward to make. With two methods… Continue reading

How to make a teapot card

Crafting and a cup of tea go hand in hand, so why not combine the two and create this fun teapot card with our free template. This design is ideal for birthday cards, Mother’s Day cards, or just a little note to say hello to the tea-addicts among your friends and family! Love this teapot… Continue reading

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

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

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

How to make a cute toadstool card using our free template

This cute card has a touch of texture and is really easy to make – perfect for summer birthdays. Scroll down now for your free template and step-by-step guide! Click here to download your toadstool template as a PDF You will need: Green card blank Blue, green, red & white card Blue patterned paper Paper… 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! Take a look at more fantastic flower card ideas, too! 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… Continue reading

Make a toolbox card for dad!

Dad toolbox card

This little toolbox is perfect for birthdays and Father’s Day. Scroll down to find our step-by-step instructions and your free downloadable template! Click here to download your card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card making kit, plus Blue, cream, red & white card Red textured card Small circle punches Blue fineliner… Continue reading

Make an Easter card with our free template

Make an Easter card to send a special greeting to friends and family. Scroll down to find our step-by-step instructions and free templates! Click here to download your Easter card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card, plus… Blue, green, purple, white & yellow card Purple patterned paper ‘Happy Easter’ greeting Blue… Continue reading

How to make a smiley snail card using our free template

This sweet character card is great for men’s birthdays and is a fun way to show off your favourite patterned papers. We’ve got a step-by-step guide plus a handy template, so you can make this design yourself!  Click here to download your snail card template as a PDF You will need Your basic card kit,… Continue reading

How to make a snowdrop card using our free template

These beautiful paper snowdrops are perfect for birthday wishes. Use our step-by-step guide to make this card in no time – we’ve even got a free template for you to download, to give you a head start! Love this design? Take a look at more fantastic flower card ideas and free downloads! You’ll find plenty more… Continue reading

How to make a birthday card with seed beads

Use our step-by-step guide to make this shimmering card, perfect for a winter birthday celebration! Find lots more step-by-step guides and card ideas on our How to… section, too! You will need: Your basic card kit, plus… Purple card blank White card Assorted patterned papers Glitter glue Seed beads Scalloped scissors Step 1 Cut a… Continue reading

How to make origami stars with our free template

Judy Balchin’s designed a gorgeous origami card project for Papercraft Inspirations issue 81, and we’ve got Judy’s own diagrams, so you can discover how to make origami stars yourself! Just click the link below to download and start crafting. Use these sweet designs for Christmas cards, festive homemade decorations and more! Click here to download a PDF… Continue reading

How to make a ribbon Christmas tree card

This stylish Christmas tree is made from ribbon loops tucked into slits in the card background for a gorgeous textured look. Follow the steps below to make this card yourself! You will need: Your basic card kit plus… White card blank Green & pink card Patterned papers Star-shaped gems Green textured ribbon Step 1 Layer… Continue reading

How to make a gingerbread man card

This gingerbread man card is so quick to make – and you could even change the design to make a gingerbread lady, or perhaps a whole gingerbread family! See below for your free template. You will need: Your basic card kit plus… Free template White card blank Blue, brown, red, white & green card Blue… Continue reading