Cute wintry free papers from Papercraft Inspirations 171

This collection of winter free papers, from Papercraft Inspirations 171, comes with cute penguins, polar bears and reindeers in colourful knitwear! Ideal for Christmas cards, winter birthdays and more, these sweet characters are sure to warm your recipient’s heart! Mix and match these designs with our fantastic wool-themed free printables from issue 163, which come… 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

Stir up some Christmas magic!

Here’s another little sneak-peek treat from the December issue of Papercraft inspirations – one of Sue Burrows’ découpage Christmas cards! In the mag, Sue shares four great designs using the Dovecraft Santa’s Workshop collection, and we’ve got a step-by-step guide and tips from our testers too. Don’t forget that there’s still time to get a fantastic… Continue reading

Join us for a make-and-take session at the Knitting and Stitching Show!

The Autumn Knitting and Stitching Show kicks off tomorrow (running from 10th to 13th October at Alexandra Palace, London) and Papercraft inspirations will be there with a special project for you to make! This stunning ice-skate card certainly has the ‘wow’ factor and it’s straightforward to make too! We’ll be demonstrating how to make it… Continue reading

Make a Christmas card with your bumper Forever Friends kit with issue 118 of Papercraft inspirations!

  Christmas always starts early for card makers. This month’s issue is full of festive inspiration and comes with a bumper kit of Forever Friends crafting treats! This fantastic kit includes an adorable Forever Friends stamp, 30 chipboard shapes, a pack of 15 coordinating patterned papers and a gold glitter gel pen! Our guest designer, Stephanie Smith… 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

FREE gingerbread man bonus tag and template by Angela Poole!

Angela’s full of sweet treats this Christmas. The other day we posted her scrumptious chocolate coin card, and today we’ve got a this lovely little gingerbread man tag to pop on your Christmas gifts for a touch of festive sweetness! Below you can find easy step-by-step instructions, as well as a free gingerbread man template!… Continue reading

Make a chocolate coin Christmas card

Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand, and our very own Angela Poole has designed this Christmas card to bring two of our favourite festive treats together (chocolate and card making!). You can find simple step-by-step instructions below, as well as a full list of what you’ll need. Enjoy! You’ll need:  Red card blank 12x12in patterned papers… Continue reading

How to make a Christmas tree card

We’re constantly on the look out for quick and easy Christmas cards. We couldn’t resist sharing this simple and stylish Christmas tree with you all. For this Christmas tree card you will need: Blue card blank Blue card Pink & green patterned papers Green ribbon Star embellishments Small circle punch Scoring board & bone folder… Continue reading

FREE perfect penguin printables!

  How cool are these cute little penguins? Angela Poole has come up with a set of adorable Christmas cards featuring them in issue 106 of Papercraft inspirations magazine. Check out the issue for full instructions on how to make Angela’s designs – including a step-by-step guide to making a fantastic snow globe shaker card!… Continue reading

Make a Christmas advent calendar from matchboxes!

Lara Watson’s adorable 3D advent calendar has been cunningly created from decorated matchboxes, each hiding a different advent delight inside them. This fantastic design is from Papercraft Inspirations 105 and Lara explains that using matchboxes is a great method for making a calendar: “The beauty of sliding boxes is that you can wrap twine, ribbon… 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 quick and easy Christmas cards with punched paper penguins!

When you have lots of Christmas cards to make, it’s often easier to stick to just one design and form a production line. Each of these cute penguins has been made from 8 punched circles of card. It’s so simple as there’s no need for any templates or measuring. Just pop onto a wintry background… Continue reading

FREE downloads: Shirley Toogood's Christmas penguins!

Don’t miss our adorable penguin card project in issue 94 of Papercraft inspirations (in shops 23rd Nov)! The cards are made with Shirley Toogood’s fab illustrations – which you can download right now! Click the links below to download Shirley’s penguins as JPGs: 1. Parcel Penguin 2. Fairy Lights Penguin 3. Noel Penguin Family 4…. Continue reading

FREE downloads: Kirsty Neale's last-minute Christmas cards!

Left your Christmas cards to the last minute? Don’t worry! Kirsty Neale has got 10 super-speedy cards to make in minutes – find them in issue 94 of Papercraft inspirations, on sale 23rd November. Get started with Kirsty’s fab free downloads! Just click below to download each card design, then you can print out and… Continue reading

Join our Christmas challenge with your FREE Christmas patterned papers!

Here are links to all of this week’s bonus Christmas patterned papers! We hope you’ve enjoyed crafting with them – if you’d like to share your makes, read on for our Christmas card challenge!   Bonus Christmas paper 1: Bright parcels Bonus Christmas paper 2: Red dots Bonus Christmas paper 3: Christmas greetings Bonus Christmas… Continue reading

Bonus free papers: Day 4

Here are the final two papers from this week’s bonus Christmas collection! Bonus Christmas paper 7: Dazzling trees Bonus Christmas paper 8: Merry Christmas background Click here for yesterday’s gorgeous free paper downloads! Your challenge: Create a Christmas card using these festive patterned papers. Upload a picture to our Flickr gallery or email us with the subject line ‘Christmas… Continue reading

Bonus free papers: Day 3

  Here are your third set of printable Christmas papers! Be sure to pop back tomorrow for the final downloads. Bonus Christmas paper 5: Rainbow snowflakes Bonus Christmas paper 6: Green dots Click here to find yesterday’s bonus Christmas papers. Happy crafting! Your challenge: Create a Christmas card using these festive patterned papers. Upload a… Continue reading

Bonus free papers: Day 2!

Here’s your second set of fantastic Christmas papers to download and print! Bonus Christmas paper 3: Christmas greetings Bonus Christmas paper 4: Green check Click here for yesterday’s free Christmas papers and come back tomorrow for more! Your challenge: Create a Christmas card using these festive patterned papers. Upload a picture to our Flickr gallery or email us with the… Continue reading

Bonus FREE papers & Christmas challenge for you!

We’ve got a special treat for you this week – eight free patterned papers for you to download and print out! There’ll be two papers each day from today until Thursday, so come back each day to collect the whole set! And just for fun, we’re giving you a card challenge! Create a Christmas card… Continue reading

New card challenge from issue 93!

Are you ready to take up this month’s Papercraft challenge? This time’s idea is for you to create a card on a ‘winter wonderland’ theme. Use any techniques and any products, as long as it’s a wintry design. It doesn’t even have to be Christmassy!  Show us what you make – email your photos to… 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

Create cards that jump for joy with your December issue!

Our December issue hits the shops today! We know you’re going to love Angela Poole’s magical moving characters as much as we do – their arms and legs are attached with brads, so they jump and move at the pull of a string!    Your free templates are here, and you’ll find Angela’s step-by-step guide… Continue reading

Watch a demo from Katy Sue Designs

  Say hello and welcome to Katy Sue Designs. Sue says “Hope your all having fun and feeling inspired. We’d like to share this gorgeous Christmas Snow Globe shaker card with you as it’s proving so popular at the exhibitions we attend around the country.” If you follow the link below you can also watch… Continue reading

Hang up your stockings with Pebbles Inc!

  Look who’s just arrived… It’s our friends from Pebbles Inc, and they’ve brought a super card idea with them, created by Sarah Champion. We’re loving this modern idea in classic festive colours – perfect inspiration for their new ‘Welcome Christmas’ collection!   Shopping list 751176 Santa’s Workshop Paper 751182 Santa’s List Paper 751177 Deck The… Continue reading

Have fun with Blade Rubber Stamps!

  Hello to Blade Rubber Stamps and their fun soldier friend! Here’s all the info you need to create this simple card for yourself. They’ve even included all the prices so you can work out your Christmas crafting budget more easily. You could create cards for all your family and friends with this little shopping… Continue reading

Stamp a scene with Penny Black

  Is that another knock at the door we hear?! Welcome Cathy to the party – she’s bringing an adorable card idea from Penny Black! Doesn’t this design just have oodles of wow factor? We wish that computer screen were 3D then we could really show off all the depth in her wonderful layered card!  … Continue reading

Make it merry with Basic Grey!

  When a collection of patterned papers and embellishments is as scrummy as the new Nordic Holiday collection by Basic Grey, we’re keen to make sure they’re on our invitation list to come to the party! And with this gorgeous card idea to share they’ve not disappointed us, don’t you agree? Shopping list Nordic Holiday NOR-3445… Continue reading

Pile up the presents with Jane's Doodles

Let’s welcome Jane to the party – it’s Jane Beljo the creative talent behind Jane’s Doodles.  Perhaps you’ll also recognize Jane’s name from our recent Masterclass feature on using moulds for creating polymer clay embellishments (See Papercraft inspirations issue 90 for great ideas!) But did you know too that Jane designs her own digital stamp images… Continue reading

Deck the halls with a card from Lawn Fawn

  Here’s another party guest!  It’s the sweet ladies from Lawn Fawn – yay! We’re so glad they’ve been able to make it, as Lawn Fawn is a hot new stamp company with the cutest clear stamps. “I couldn’t resist bringing a card to the party using our new Ornate Ornaments stamps set,” says Lawn Fawn-card… Continue reading