Take part in our 2018 card making & papercrafting survey!

We’d love to find out more about the types of papercraft projects you make and the techniques you use, as well as your other card making/papercrafting likes and dislikes! We’d like to invite you to take part in our quick survey, which will take around 15 minutes and is available to complete online until 11:59pm on… Continue reading

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Papercraft Inspirations 176 on sale in the UK 27th February

Want some new ideas for handmade cards and papercraft projects? Papercraft Inspirations 176 is filled with fabulous designs for you to create! Spring has arrived, and we’ve got projects that are bursting with gorgeous colours and cute designs that can be used for lots of different occasions. From children’s birthday cards, get well cards and romantic makes… Continue reading

Fairground carousel free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 176

The twinkling lights, the whirling rides, the soft sound of music, and the enticing smell of warm popcorn and toffee apples – all are captured in Rhiannon Bull’s beautiful fairground carousel free printables. Put these wonderfully retro, nostalgic designs to fabulous use by creating a gorgeous collection of papercraft projects. The fun, colourful designs make… Continue reading

Free weather printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 176

We’re forecasting plenty of gorgeous cards are going to be made with these wonderful weather printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 176! Designed by Jenny Ellory, these papers, toppers and sentiments feature colourful rainbows, sunbeams, wellington boots, umbrellas and more! Whether you use April showers as a good excuse to stay tucked up indoors catching up on… Continue reading

Free papercraft templates from Papercraft Inspirations 176

There are loads of fantastic projects to discover in Papercraft Inspirations 176, including ones that use our free papercraft templates! From sails for origami boats, to interactive swing cards and a seashell-shaped gift bag, download the free templates here, to get a head start on your next papercraft project. You can also use the free fairground printables from… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 176

Give your stash levels a boost by entering our fantastic giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 176! With goodies from Hunkydory, Trimcraft, Crafter’s Companion, Lawn Fawn and Heartfelt Creations up for grabs, there are some great prizes to be won! Deadline for entries is 10th April 2018. Win a mega Hunkydory stash bundle Hunkydory is offering five lucky… Continue reading

How to make an easel gatefold card with our free template

Use our free template and step-by-step tutorial, to discover how to make an easel gatefold card! This design has been created by Kat Waskett, and it’s perfect for an extra-special project to celebrate birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! We’ve also got a handy YouTube video to show you each step in more detail. Love this design?… Continue reading

How to make an easel drawer card

Make an easel card and gift box, all in one go, with this simple drawer card step-by-step guide from Debbie Simpson! This great design is perfect for delivering jewellery and small gifts in style – perfect for birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! You could even hide some chocolate treats inside the drawer for Easter or Christmas!… Continue reading

Dog card ideas from Papercraft Inspirations

The animal lovers among your friends and family will adore these cute dog card ideas! From pugs, French bulldogs, Dalmatians, Labradors and more, man’s best friend comes in all shapes and sizes, and we’ve got plenty of designs featuring a variety of canines – so pick your favourite and get crafting! Plus, 2018 is the… Continue reading

Chinese New Year card projects

Create a gorgeous Chinese New Year card to help friends and family celebrate the occasion! Find two great projects – designed by Angela Dodson – that will put your stamping skills to good use! We love to see what you’ve been crafting, so don’t forget to share your projects with us on Facebook and Twitter, too! Shopping list… Continue reading

How to make a shaker card

Follow our easy step-by-step guide to find out how to make a shaker card with a shaped aperture! Shaker cards are great fun to create. You can use any size or shape of aperture that you like, and fill them with anything from sequins and glitter to beads and small die-cut shapes. You can use… Continue reading

How to stamp on cards

Stamping is a well-loved technique in card making and papercrafts and, more recently, the colouring craze has lifted it to new heights! Take a look at our top tips to find out how to stamp on cards like a pro, to create beautiful designs. Here, you’ll discover… How to stamp on cards Layering stamped designs… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 175 on sale in the UK 25th January

Don’t miss out on Papercraft Inspirations 175, complete with some fantastic floral projects, ideal for spring projects, Mother’s Day cards, birthdays, Valentine’s ideas and lots more! The beautiful projects included in issue 175 are sure to lift your spirits (and your recipient’s, too!) with vibrant colours, floral designs and cute characters. The issue also comes with an exclusive… Continue reading

Free hot-air balloon printables from Papercraft Inspirations 175

Capture the excitement of taking to the skies in a colourful hot-air balloon or light aircraft! Vicky Bailey has created gorgeous cards that make full use of these delightful hot-air balloon printables, designed by Rhiannon Bull for Papercraft Inspirations 175. Using layers of printables helps create lots of lovely dimension, and having some of the elements… Continue reading

Free floral digital papers from Papercraft Inspirations 175

Flowers are great for all sorts of occasions, from spring greetings, birthdays, thank yous and hellos to Mother’s Day cards, Valentine’s cards and more. Download our free floral digital papers for your papercraft projects today! Designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 175, these gorgeous flower-bud digital papers and toppers create a breath of fresh air,… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 175

Looking for a few new crafting ideas? Want to get a head start on some papercraft projects? Download our free card making templates to help you create the fantastic cards, gift boxes and more from Papercraft Inspirations 175! Use these templates to make a shirt-shaped card for male birthdays, origami cats, paint-reveal cards and a sweet… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 175

For a chance to boost your stash, enter our fantastic giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 175! With goodies from Hunkydory, Dovecraft, Crafter’s Companion and Antcraft up for grabs, there are some great prizes to be won! Deadline for entries is 8th March 2018. Win Hunkydory Wild at Heart & Woodland Wonder prizes Animal lovers will adore… Continue reading

Cards for friends

No one needs an excuse to send a card just to say ‘hello’ to friends and family, especially those we may not have seen for a while. But, if an excuse was needed to create cards for friends, our fabulous free downloads may spur you on to pick up paper and scissors (or even die-cutting… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 174 on sale in the UK 28th December

Grab a copy of Papercraft Inspirations 174 for some gorgeous ideas that are perfect for spring projects and Valentine’s Day cards! The issue also comes with a free gift of a vellum découpage easel card kit, to help you make special cards for birthdays, Mother’s Day and more! Take a look at what’s inside Papercraft Inspirations 174 Free… Continue reading

Free spring printables from Papercraft Inspirations 174

Vegetable patches filled with award-worthy produce and mischievous bunny rabbits are the focus of Naomi Skinner’s sweet spring printables from Papercraft Inspirations 174. Use these gorgeous designs to create your own garden and allotment scenes, featuring your favourite veg, then add the adorable bunny toppers, revelling in the garden bounty! Pretty patchwork papers are just the… Continue reading

Free valentines paper from Papercraft Inspirations 174

Romance is in the air! For Valentine’s Day, send sweet notes with this gorgeous collection of valentines paper, toppers and sentiments designed by Jenny Ellory for Papercraft Inspirations 174. Valentine’s Day is perfect for telling someone how much they mean to you. Whether it’s your partner, a treasured friend or family member, let the people who… Continue reading

Card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 174

Find all the templates you need for the projects in Papercraft Inspirations 174. With shaped, bee-themed cards; pretty gift boxes; fancy folds and more, get stuck in to your next papercraft project! From beehives to hexagon honeycomb designs, our free templates will help you create some trendy bee-themed cards to wow your recipients. Love these… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 174

For a chance to boost your stash, enter our fantastic giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 174! With Kaisercraft paper pads, craft show tickets and more, there are some great prizes to be won! Deadline for entries is 8th February 2018. Win fairy stamps from Crafter’s Companion There’s no need to search for these magical creatures –… Continue reading

Valentine’s card ideas and free downloads

If you’re feeling the love and want to create some special cards and greetings – whether it’s for a partner, someone you secretly admire, or you just want to let friends and family know how much they mean to you – we’ve got loads of great Valentine’s card ideas and projects to get you started, including free downloads!… Continue reading

How to make a dachshund card with our free templates

Our free sausage-dog templates will help you make this on-trend dachshund card for the animal lovers in your live. Perfect for birthday cards, Christmas cards and more! Simply add a sentiment to suit your occasion. Love this design? Take a look at more Christmas card ideas using our free downloads! Find more ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

Make Christmas decorations for your home

Want to know how to make Christmas decorations for your home? We’ve got some gorgeous papercraft projects that will show you how to create brilliant and simple festive designs. From contemporary baubles to sparkling place settings, get the whole family crafting together and enjoy these fabulous homemade Christmas decorations projects. Find more great ideas and step-by-step… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 173 on sale in the UK 30th November

Find loads of feel-good makes to kick-start the new year in Papercraft Inspirations 173, complete with hummingbird stamp set free gift! Whether you want to add shape, sparkle or a touch of vintage charm to your papercrafts, we’ve got plenty of ideas to get you started. Take a look at what’s inside issue 173… Pick… Continue reading

Free vintage sewing printables from Papercraft Inspirations 173

These beautiful vintage sewing free printables were designed by Emily Waite for Papercraft Inspirations 173, and include themed papers, toppers and sentiments that are perfect for those in your life who love haberdashery, cross-stitch or just being crafty! We love all things vintage and retro, as they bring a lovely sense of stylish nostalgia to any project. The pretty… Continue reading

Vintage letter free printable papers from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Despite the speed and convenience of modern-day email and text messages, there’s still something a little bit special and exciting about receiving a handwritten letter or card among the usual pile of household bills and junk mail that land in your hallway. A heartfelt note wishing someone happy birthday, or simply saying ‘hello’, is something… Continue reading

Free card making templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173

Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 173, to give you a head start with your papercrafting! Get ideas for shaped cards, framed art for your home, and amazing 3D dioramas (shown above)! Love this beehive card? Take a look at more of our fantastic bee-themed shaped cards and free templates. Watch our YouTube video to… Continue reading