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

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

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

Tips for your free scoring board!

The April issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops on 14th March, and some lucky subscribers will receive their copies this week!  Your magazine comes with a free scoring board and bone folder tool, so you can make some fantastic card blanks in seconds – no measuring required! Click ‘read more’ below to join Angela… Continue reading

Crafty resolutions: Try stitching!

Designer Lucille has a great resolution for her card making in 2012.  “I want to try some new techniques – I’d love to add stitching to my cards! I’ve already had a go with the Sew Easy range from We R Memory Keepers. I love all the different stitches you can make with the stitch… Continue reading

Crafty resolutions: Wear an apron!

We’ve been talking about crafting resolutions here at Papercraft HQ. Have you made yours yet? This week, we’ll be bringing you some of the Papercraft inspirations team’s resolutions for 2012. Here’s one from our Creative Editor Angela: “I’ve accidentally inked, glittered and glued too many of my favourite dresses this year, so I’m going to… Continue reading

Issue 93's beautiful blogs!

Check out pages 88-89 in your new December issue – we’ve got a gallery of cards by some of our favourite craft bloggers! Here are quick links to all of the blogs, so you can find your favourite cards and get even more inspiration. Pink Dandelion’s Craft Space Netty’s Cards One Crafty Chica Will Stamp… Continue reading

Use Distress Inks in a scrapbook page

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s spotlight with hot new designer Britta Swiderski‘s card idea using Distress Inks! Inks! It’s all part of our new Masterclass guide to Using Distress Inks, in the new issue of Papercraft inspirations, issue 91 October. Today we’re lucky enough to have a bonus project and step-by-step tutorial from Britta – it’s… Continue reading

Ideas for cards – what's beautiful in blogland!

All corners of the crafting world come together! Isn’t it wonderful how we can find friends and inspiration from far and wide, thanks to a few clicks of the mouse?! The new issue of Papercraft inspirations – issue 91, October, is on sale now, with tons of ideas and of course our monthly gallery of… Continue reading

Quick links: 5 of the best school digi-kits!

Have you seen our July issue? We show you five of the best school-themed digi kits for crafters! Here are some quick links to take you straight to the kits. kits. Back to School – The Kit by The Hybrid Kid and MKC, from The Digichick FQB Live ‘n Learn Collection, from Nitwit Collections Reading,… Continue reading

Save on Forever Friends at Craft Superstore!

A Papercraft inspirations promotion /b> Everyone loves those cute Forever Friends bears, so bring them to your handmade cards with a fantastic Forever Friends Crafting Kit from Craft Superstore. Each kit is bursting with everything you need to make gorgeous cards for birthdays and more, including: A6 cards & envelopes 6x6in Party Time paper pack… Continue reading

Quick links to Father’s Day download kits!

The June issue of Papercraft inspirations hits the shops on 11th May, and we’ve reviewed five of the best digital download kits for Father’s Day! Check out the mag to see the best bits of each kit, then use these quick links to find the kits online. 1. Hangin’ With My Dad, by Pattie Knox,… Continue reading

More treats from the Papercraft Testers!

This month our Papercraft Testers have been crafting like crazy trying out Jo Chivers’ cards for men. You’ll find the full set of five boats with instructions in latest issue of Papercraft inspirations but here’s a peep at the bonus ideas our Testers have come up with. ome up with. Sue Cass “For a different… Continue reading

Save on Core'dinations card at Craft Superstore!

A Papercraft inspirations promotion tion If you love Core’dinations ColorCore Cardstock as much as we do, then you’re in for a treat! This week, Craft Superstore is offering a selection of Core’dinations 12x12in packs at half price. This magical card has texture on one side and a smooth finish on the other. You can use… Continue reading

Top tips from our PaperCraft inspirations Testers!

We asked our brand new Papercraft Testers to have a go at Angela Poole’s amazing wedding project from latest issue of Papercraft inspirations. You’ll find full instructions in the magazine but here’s a quick taste of some of the lovely variations our Testers were inspired to make. re inspired to make. Russell Jones “I think… Continue reading

Get fab effects with new ProMarker Blending Sets!

a> A Papercraft inspirations promotion Letraset ProMarker pens from Handy Hippo are perfect for card makers! They’re available in an array of beautiful shades, and thanks to the fab double-ended design they’re great for doodling and journaling as well as colouring large areas. Because ProMarkers work on a range of surfaces, you can use them… Continue reading

Try Judy Balchin's peel-off embossing!

Did you know that peel-offs can be used to create fantastic 3D embossed embellishments? Stick your peel-offs on to the reverse of some thin gold embossing foil, then turn the foil over and rub it gently with a cotton bud. Trace around each sticker’s outline with an embossing tool (or an old ball point pen),… Continue reading

Elizabeth Moad's 'Be Mine' greeting

Your February issue of PaperCraft inspirations features Elizabeth Moad’s beautiful quilled cards for Valentine’s Day! We love this ‘Be Mine’ greeting – and it’s easy to make if you know how long to snip your paper strips! Use Elizabeth’s measurements below, then coil, fold and glue your strips to make each letter! B = 20cm… Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Now’s the time to craft up some thank you cards for all those Christmas pressies. If you’ve got children in the house, get them to help out by drawing a picture you can scan in and print on to card blanks, as in this sweet card by Cara Medus. Just add greetings and bows for… Continue reading

Decorate for New Year’s Eve!

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and have had a chance to put your feet up after all that last-minute crafting! If you’re in the mood for an easy project for New Year’s Eve, what about Martha Stewart’s circle streamers? They’re made with leftover wrapping paper, and are really simple to put together.

How to make ribbon flower embellishments

This week we had a query here at PaperCraft inspirations HQ from reader Sharon Higson (thanks Sharon!). Sharon wanted to know about the gorgeous flower embellishment as seen on page 3 of the magazine, on editor Jenny’s ‘photo frame’ card – take a look….. As well as helping out Sharon, I thought it’d be nice… Continue reading

Top ideas for punching!

We’re great fans of punching on our projects here at PaperCraft inspirations HQ, and the gorgeous borders and corner combos from Martha Stewart Crafts have us drooling! The Punch Around the Page system, where you can combine a corner punch and the border to create a flowing, all-around effect is so impressive. Here are our… Continue reading

Papers to match your Country Cards kit!

A few readers have contacted us to ask which shades of Bazzill Basics card Angela Poole used to make the gorgeous cards with her Country Cards Kit (issue 71). Here’s a complete list, all available from Craft Obsessions: Blossom (light pink) T1-122 Chiffon (pale yellow) T4-406 Starmist (pale blue) T7-706 Lavender Twilight T6-645 (pale blue/purple)… Continue reading

Make a cute Valentine’s Day gift!

Ooh, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! If you’re looking for a quick ‘n’ gorgeous pressie, check out this sweet Jar of Hearts from Craftzine! Each paper heart has a little trinket trapped inside, so your beloved can have lots of fun opening each one. Click here for the tutorial and have a happy Valentine’s Day!

Craft green for your Valentine!

We’re so excited that it’s February and almost time for Valentine’s Day! The clever peeps at Crafting a Green World have rounded up five great recycling projects that you can make for your beloved. We especially love the pop-up card tutorial! So romantic!

Make a paper treat for New Year’s Eve!

Want to do something special for your New Year’s Eve guests? Make little paper party cones and fill them with sweets or party poppers to pop at midnight! We love this party favour cone template from Mirkwood Designs – it’s already to download and print out, so all you need is glue, scissors and some… Continue reading

Craft a fun party hat!

Getting ready for a New Year’s Eve shindig? Make some of Martha Stewart’s easy paper party hats to get guests in the party mood! You can make them really silly with feathers, streamers and sequins, or go for a more sophisticated party chapeau with your favourite designer patterned papers and ribbons. Gorgeous!  

Say thank you!

It’s time to make thank you cards! Check out these great ideas from Martha Stewart! They’re intended for weddings, but we reckon they could easily be adapted for festive thank yous!