Free piñata printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 181

Papercraft Inspirations issue 181 - free piñata papers

These piñata printable papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 181, are the perfect accompaniment to a summer fiesta! You can download 6 double-sided papers, 5 pretty borders and 32 birthday toppers and greetings from our website for free.

Free summer printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 180

Download these free summer printable papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 180, to give your crafting a touch of natural beauty. Summer is a time for heading outdoors and enjoying the abundance of vibrant blooms, sweet songbirds and beautiful butterflies. These stylish papers, designed by Sharon Armstrong Purvis, capture the joys of nature’s bounty, but with a… Continue reading

Summer card ideas using our free downloads

Take a look at these summer card ideas and free downloads for your papercraft projects! Hazy, sunny days spent on the beach, in the garden, by the pool or having fun at summer fetes, whatever makes you think of summer, we’ve got some great, creative ideas for homemade cards. Perfect for summer crafting, these cards… Continue reading

Best flower card ideas for crafters

Papercraft Inspirations issue 153 floral jars

We’ve got a whole bunch of flower card ideas suitable for lots of different occasions. Flowers never go out of fashion and are always appreciated by recipients. There are so many ways to add flowers to cards, from die-cut petals to 3D origami blooms, ready-made paper roses or paper-pieced designs – the choice is yours!… Continue reading

Cute Camping free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 155

Cute camping free digital papers 155

Pitch up and make some adorable cards with these fantastic Cute Camping free digital papers, toppers and sentiments designed by Naomi Skinner. Sarah Jackman-Read has created these lovely cards that can be adapted to lots of occasions and would be perfect to make cards for all of your outdoorsy friends. They give a taste of… Continue reading

Make a Summer Kite birthday card with our free papers

Summer Kite birthday card

Use Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Summer Kite free papers from issue 153 to make this sweet card – perfect for a summer birthday! Follow the steps below to make your own version. It’s quick and easy to make, which is ideal when you need to whip up a card in a hurry. Don’t forget to share… Continue reading

Free ice cream printables and templates

PIN 141 ice cream card

Scoop up all of your favourite flavours to craft loads of delicious ice cream cards this summer using our free ice cream printables, papers and templates. Whether you’re longing for baking summer days on the beach or simply craving something sweet to make, these ideas are sure to satisfy you. Ice cream waterfall card (pictured… Continue reading

Free printable templates from Papercraft Inspirations 154

Pinwheel makes

There are lots of gorgeous things to make in Papercraft Inspirations 154, from lemonade shaker cards to pretty pinwheels and sweet baby mobiles for the nursery. Click here to see some of the fantastic things you can make using this issue’s free printable templates. Love these summery designs? Take a look at more summer card… Continue reading

Fruit Salad free digital papers – Papercraft Inspirations 154

Fruit Salad free digital papers – Papercraft Inspirations magazine download

Jenny Ellory’s beautiful Fruit Salad free digital paper designs look so delicious that we think they definitely should count as one of our five-a-day. Whether you’re slicing papers to make a pretty pear card or choosing glossy cherry toppers, you can’t help feeling cheerful when making these vibrant designs. Click here to see what you… Continue reading

Summer Kite free digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations 153

Summer kite free digital papers

Jenny Ellory has lifted our spirits with these gorgeous Summer Kite free digital papers, which can be used in lots of different combinations to make a collection of truly scrumptious cards. Make large kite cards edged with wavy ric-rac ribbon and finished with an adorable rainbow ribbon tail. You can also use the papers in… 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

Holiday Snaps free printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 141

Make ‘bon voyage’ cards or scrapbook your own travels with these vibrant free printable papers and toppers from illustrator Naomi Skinner! Take a look at our fantastic camera gift box template and travel-themed-toppers templates, too – perfect for anyone heading off on their travels, or just snap-happy friends and family! We love to see what you’ve been… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 141 – including ice cream template

PIN 141 ice cream card

You’ll find a fantastic selection of summery free templates in the collection from issue 141 – including an ice cream template set! What could be better on a hot, sunny day? Use the ice cream template to create an interactive waterfall card, with a little help from our handy video tutorial, then simply match with… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 141 out now, with free Bebunni stamp & papers

Don’t miss Papercraft Inspirations 141, filled with ideas for summer card making. Your free gift this issue is a fantastic Bebunni stamp with patterned papers and die-cut toppers from Crafter’s Companion! Inside your magazine, you’ll find a great mix of card projects, from Jo Kill’s cool camper vans to Fleur Pearson’s shabby-chic characters and Jenny… Continue reading

Issue 140 out now, with free Embellishment Kit for you!

Don’t miss your July issue, packed with pretty projects for spring and summer celebrations! Your free gift this month is an elegant Embellishment Kit, with 10 flower embellishments, 60 adhesive gems and pearls, and two pretty lace trims. Even better, we’ve got free papers to match your Embellishment Kit – download them here right now!… Continue reading

Bonus CandiBean card project for you!

Have you seen Becky Hetherington’s gorgeous cards in issue 137? They star the cutest new CandiBean Love Is In The Air characters from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps! Here’s an extra card project that Becky designed especially for the Papercraft inspirations blog. It uses the cute Kangaroo Fun stamp from the collection. Read on to learn… Continue reading

Free Summer Beach printables from Papercraft inspirations issue 128!

Create beautiful cards with our free papers and toppers, with a cool Summer Beach theme. We love the cute bikinis and flip-flops! Love these designs? Take a look at more of our summer card ideas and free downloads, too! How to download summer free printables Simply click on the one you want, to enlarge it, then drag… 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

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

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

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

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

New card challenge: Create cool cards with a text background!

Words and letters aren’t just for card greetings and sentiments – you can have a lot of fun using a background that’s created with text! So that’s your challenge this month. Print lettering directly from your computer on to your card, or use a wordy patterned paper, or get creative with alpha stickers… the choice is… Continue reading

Join in the Sizzix Summer Designer Challenge for fabulous free project sheets!

While the weather in Britain stays gloomy, bring some sunshine into your crafts with the Sizzix Summer Designer Challenge. Five Sizzix designers have taken part in a challenge this week to create a picnic invitation. Log on to the Sizzix website and vote for your favourite picnic invitation to get fabulous free project sheet downloads… Continue reading

FREE summer papers from Sizzix!

If there’s one thing we card makers can’t get enough of it’s pretty papers! Now you can try some delicious new designs, for free, courtesy of Sizzix. This zesty collection of eight different designs is available when you hop over to their lovely blog. You’ll find heaps of projects to inspire you too. Why not… Continue reading

Make cute cards with Sizzix!

Sizzix have come up with lots of bright and brilliant bugs for you to play with! Designer Päivi Forsström takes the simplest shapes and turns them into the cutest critters. There’s a ladybird with opening wings, crazy pink snail and a bumble bee with scalloped stripes. We might even be able to get Creative Editor… 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