Papercraft Inspirations 154 – out on 16th June!

Papercraft Inspirations issue 154

We’re very excited about Papercraft Inspirations 154, which goes on sale in the UK on 16th June. We’re celebrating the British summer with this special double gift issue! If you’re still dreaming of the beach, get crafting with the Seaside Card Collection papers and toppers. If you need a cuddle after a wet and windy summer,… Continue reading

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 paper daffodils

Crepe paper daffodils

Make your own host of golden crepe-paper daffodils with Zoë Patching’s radiant floral templates from Papercraft Inspirations 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

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

Visit the Stamperama show!

A Papercraft inspirations promotion Do you enjoy stamping and papercrafting? Then Stamperama is the show for you! Browse products from 30 exhibitors ranging from Clarity Stamps, Stamp Addicts and Little Claire to Craftwork Cards and Payper Box.  The show is on Sunday 12th February 10am-4pm at the Stevenage Arts & Leisure Centre which is ideally… 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

Knit a blanket for Refuge

Are you a knitter? If so, you can help our sister magazines Simply Knitting and The Knitter raise money for charity! Simply Knitting and The Knitter have nominated domestic violence charity Refuge as their charity of the year. You can help bring some comfort to the women and children in refuges by joining in with… Continue reading

Congratulations card – by a deserving designer!

We’e got some fabby news that we thought you’d like to hear. Papercraft inspirations designer Jo Kill herself deserves a special ‘congratulations’ card right now, as she’s entered a global card making competition ‘Gallery Idol’ and has made it through the audition stages! Jo entered the Gallery Idol competition run by Papercrafts magazine in the… Continue reading

Father's Day update

Hope you had a good weekend, and that you enjoyed any Father’s Day celebrations you might have been having yesterday! We thought it’d be nice to share a gallery of some more gorgeous Father’s Day cards that came in to Papercraft inspirations HQ before we could feature them all in the magazine. And also when… Continue reading

Father’s Day card inspiration

It’s just a little over a week until Father’s Day so there’s plenty of time still to make the special man – or men – in your life a card!  And don’t forget the chance to celebrate anyone who’s a father in your life… step-dads, your kid’s dads, adoptive dads… They all deserve a special… Continue reading

Birthday inspiration

Just had to quickly update with with the frolics that we’ve been having at Papercraft inspirations HQ today! It’s all in honour of designer Lucille’s birthday, which was at the weekend. So like Her Majesty The Queen, she’s been enjoying an unofficial birthday now that she’s back in the office. We’ve crafted personalised bunting from… Continue reading

Girl power catch-up

Hi again, and just a quick update on yesterday’s post about scrapbooking-supremo Shimelle’s fabulous fund-raising efforts for ‘Because I’m a Girl‘ at Plan-UK….. Her challenge to donate all sign-up fees from her online classes in 24-hours raised a whopping £1200!!! Read more about it by clicking to her blog here, and join me and the… Continue reading

Girl power crafting for a good cause!

Glitter addict, scrapbooking superstar and friend of Papercraft inspirations ercraft inspirations Shimelle Laine has five fabulous ideas for scrapbooking on a girly theme for you to enjoy today. Her tips and tricks are always unmissable ideas for both beginner and experienced scrapbookers, but today especially is worth a look for Shimelle’s 5 ideas for scrapping… Continue reading

Royal wedding party!

Welcome to everyone who’s ‘hopped’ here as part of The Making Spot’s Virtual Street Party! We’ve got some fabulous royal wedding cards to show off, plus a round-up of our most romantic free downloads and one more letter for your blog hop word search! search! Papercraft inspirations readers have helped to create a giant parcel… Continue reading

Pretty Easter card

So are you ready for the Easter weekend? Maybe (if you’re like me) then you need another quick Easter card idea to rustle up in time for the holiday weekend! ime for the holiday weekend! I’ve spotted this adorable cherry blossom card in the latest issue of Papercraft inspirations, which I think will be the… Continue reading

Charity fund-raising ideas

With Marie Curie Care’s ‘Great Daffodil Appeal’ for 2011 now in full swing, or should I say full bloom?!, here at Papercraft inspirations HQ, we’re planning some ways to support the campaign…. paign…. Find out more how you can be involved in fund-raising for this worthy cause! You could start by signing up to pay… Continue reading

Craft gorgeous paper dolls!

I was so excited about our review of The Black Apple’s Paper Doll Primer in issue 85 of Papercraft inspirations that I couldn’t resist making a mini version of the Papercraft team using the cut-out dolls from the book! k! The book is filled with clothes, wigs and accessories for each doll, so it was… Continue reading

Papercraft and knitting – crafting double whammy!

Check out these fab paper pieced ‘models’ showing off the latest knitting patterns which we found in the latest copy of US online knitting mag Twist Collective. The paper dolls can be found showing off the hand knits – and very stylishly too, we think you’ll agree! agree! Card making knitters can take a peek… Continue reading

Cakes & crafty fun!

We’re just crazy for cupcakes at the moment! As well as being delicious (of course), they make a great subject for cards – all that colourful swirly icing with sprinkles, cherries and other fun decorations! s! We know you’ll love these Tea House papers from Trimcraft as much as we do. They’re brimming with tiny… Continue reading

Diary Challenge 2010: Winners announced!

Back in issue 68, we gave you a 2010 Card Maker’s Diary with a card making challenge each month. You sent us wonderful challenge cards throughout 2010, and now we can show you the winners! 10, and now we can show you the winners! If you’re a winner, you don’t have to do anything –… Continue reading

Light up your Valentine's Day!

PaperCraft inspirations Promotion n We’re so excited to be hosting a whole weekend of Valentine treats on 5th and 6th February, that we can’t wait until the weekend and have to share something romantic with you right now! Just look at these amazing heart lanterns from Inspire Me Papers. Fairy lights never looked so good!… Continue reading

Enfys' top trends from CHA!

The Craft & Hobby Association winter show, known as the CHA, is where lots of the biggest brand names in craft launch their new products. The show took place in Los Angeles this year, and our own Enfys Cashmore was there, checking out the very latest trends in papercrafting! ng! Here are Enfys’ favourite sights… Continue reading

Watch Dawn Bibby & Tim Holtz on QVC!

If you love watching Dawn Bibby on QVC, tune in on 22nd February to see her present some special shows with her friend, US craft guru Tim Holtz! Tim will be appearing throughout the day, letting us in on the secrets of his card making style and showing off the hottest card making products. We… Continue reading

Hop to it, with card ideas!

Hope you had a good ‘hop’ yesterday, joining in the fun with PaperCraft inspirations designer Enfys Cashmore’s blog hop. It ws a great event, to celebrate her reaching over 2000 followers to her blog, Going Buggy. Well done Enfys! Buggy. Well done Enfys! It was great to see all your comments on our stage of… Continue reading

Celebrate with a card making blog hop!

Hi and welcome to the PaperCraft inspirations magazine blog website. Today’s a treat as we’ve joined a blog hop for PaperCraft inspirations designer Enfys Cashmore and her card making and scrapbooking chums! Blog hop? So if you’ve never enjoyed a blog hop before, it’s where you ‘hop’ between blogs following a chain of links, with… Continue reading

Inspiration for the weekend?

PaperCraft inspirations designer and queen of papercrafting goodness Julie Kirk is starring as guest blogger for scrapbooking guru Shimelle Laine today so I thought I’d better let you know to take a look…. look…. The fab ideas that she’s come up with for scrapbook schemes are great, but I’m loving this cute 1950s-style card and… Continue reading

Potty for paper folding – we love origami!

Have you had a go at origami before? Whether it’s 3D sculpture folding or making easy folded embellishments for your cards, we’re hooked on this fabby technique for our crafting! And with the modern spin that the creative editor Angela’s added to these gorgeous girly cards showcased in our latest issue of PaperCraft inspirations, it’s… Continue reading

Christmas online party – Countdown!!!

It’s less than 4 days to go, so the question is… are you as excited as we are? For all the Christmas card making ideas, projects, competitions, money-saving offers and more, that you’ll need for the festive season, make sure you log on here at the PaperCraft inspirations website over the weekend (this Saturday and… Continue reading

How to make punched butterfly cards

Yesterday I wrote how I was inspired to punch fluttery butterflies on a card I was making – well, here’s the result! The Butterfly Flutter punch by Tonic Studios turned out to be a real success for this idea… I wanted to layer the bright coloured butterflies onto a white background to show off the… Continue reading