Hearts and flowers cards

We love the multi-heart-and-flower die free gift from Papercraft Inspirations 165, as well as the fantastic designs our readers have made with it! From pretty, lacy borders to 3D flowers, take a look at our readers’ handmade cards and gift boxes, and don’t forget to share yours with us by email, Facebook or Twitter. Want to… Continue reading

Father’s Day card ideas and templates

Make Father’s Day cards, using our free templates and printables, to show your dad how much he means to you. Whether you’re looking for ideas to complement dad’s favourite pastime, or simply want to find a nice sentiment, we’ve got some fun homemade card ideas to suit. Download one of our free papercraft templates to… 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

Paper rosettes

Our readers have been busy crafting some wonderful rosette flowers, hearts, butterflies and more, using the scoring board free gift from Papercraft Inspirations, issue 164. We love all the fabulous creations you’ve come up with, so we just had to share them! Take a look at these lovely designs and get some inspiration for your… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations 166 on sale in the UK from 18th May

Papercraft and card making ideas in issue 166 of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Whether you want to learn a new technique or discover different ways to add special touches to your papercraft projects, you’ll find plenty of ideas in Papercraft Inspirations magazine issue 166. Here’s just a taste of what’s inside… Find ideas for using your beautiful swan… Continue reading

Lido free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 166

With energetic divers, colourful bathing huts, synchronised swimmers and even a little mermaid or two, you can add plenty of fun to your cards with these printables from Papercraft Inspirations magazine, issue 166. These nostalgic open-air-swimming-pool designs by Naomi Skinner are perfect for summer card making. The beautiful imagery is sure to brighten up even the dullest of… Continue reading

Flower garland free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 166

Download our free papers to add beautiful floral elements to your cards and papercraft projects Flowers never go out of style and are always gratefully received by recipients. If you need a few ideas for arranging these blooms on your cards, just take a look at the wonderful designs by Jenny Ellory, from Papercraft Inspirations… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 166

Make great cards and gift boxes with our free templates Download our handy templates from Papercraft Inspirations issue 166, to get a head start on creating some fun papercraft projects. From gorgeous gatefold cards to a campervan gift box, there are plenty of designs to help you get a few extra card making ideas. You… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 166

Win Chameleon Color Tops bundles Be among the first to own the brand new Color Tops, which work with Chameleon Color Tones pens to create superb blended effects. Color Tones pens are a unique way to create beautiful shaded, light-to-dark effects on paper and are a favourite with many artists and crafters. Brand new to the… Continue reading

Best flower card ideas

Papercraft Inspirations issue 153 floral jars

Add a floral element to cards with these fabulous flower designs 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! Whether for birthday cards,… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 165 is out on 20th April in the UK

Papercraft and card making ideas in the June issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Find plenty of ideas for how to use your heart and flower die free gift. Make borders, 3D flowers, and more! Learn how to colour on kraft card and shade designs like a pro, with our masterclass. Discover how to add hidden pockets to… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Make great cards and papercraft projects with our free templates Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165. Discover lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including a mini gift basket, cards with hidden pockets, cupcake wraps, floral art, and more! How to download templates To download the templates, click on the one you want, to enlarge… Continue reading

Nautical free printables from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Use these nautical free printables to create beautiful windswept seascapes, rolling waves and shell-speckled shores on your papercraft projects. Download papers, cut-outs and sentiments, designed by Esther Curtis, and use them straightaway on your cards. The soft colours in these printables, from issue 165, work well for different schemes and occasions. You can create distinct cards… Continue reading

Summer fete free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Enjoy using these gorgeous pastel-hued papers by Jenny Ellory to capture the magic of summer fetes on your papercraft projects. With candyfloss tones, sweet bunting and designs good enough to eat, you can’t go wrong with these free papers from issue 165! Whether you spend your time dancing around a maypole, sneaking another slice of homemade… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 165

Win a new set of dies from Crafter’s Companion These brand new additions to the Fancy Edge’ables range are a great way of adding a beautifully intricate finish to any card. With six stunning new designs – including Art Deco Flower, Countess Crown, Cupid’s Bow and Chantilly Lace – these ornate dies can be used in a… Continue reading

Free Easter printables for your papercraft projects

Take a look at a selection of our adorable free Easter printables, perfect for card making and papercraft projects. From Easter Bunny bunting to cheery chicks and Easter egg baskets, we’ve got everything you need to make some lovely cards for friends and family. You can even use our handy templates to create some paper… Continue reading

Egg die ideas

Egg dies aren’t just for Easter – we’ll show you how to make great cards with them all year round. These versatile die-cuts will soon become one of your top craft essentials, as you discover more and more alternative ways to use egg dies on your cards and papercraft projects. From birthday card balloons, Russian… Continue reading

Get colouring in for World Craft Week!

In the run up to the first ever World Craft Week, we’ve been busy crafting and colouring to inspire you to get involved! Why not join in the fun and have a go at colouring in the World Craft Week logo? Watch our colouring video for some inspiration, download the logo (you’ll find instructions below), then get… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 164 on sale in the UK 23rd March

Papercraft and card making ideas in the May issue of Papercraft Inspirations magazine Discover different ways to use embossing powder on your projects, for some stunning effects. Learn how to add 3D elements to cards in our masterclass – there’s projects for beginners and more advanced crafters. Find designs for shaker cards, using die-cutting and… Continue reading

Free papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Chocolate, strawberry, banana or vanilla, whatever your favourite flavour, milkshakes conjure up memories of fun-filled childhood days, as well as trendy cafes with grown-up appeal. With enticing summery colours and fun designs, these dreamy milkshake-themed papers by Jenny Ellory are ideal for making birthday cards, party bags, or even just a cheery ‘hello’ to let someone… Continue reading

Free printables from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Laundry themed cards made with free printables

Download our free printables for your cards Enjoy card making with our sweet spring laundry-day free printables. Designed by Naomi Hocking, these printables work well when making dimensional cards. Get creative with building up your scenes – letting treetops and clouds overhang your card’s edges will help with the 3D effect, too. Make an easel or twisted… Continue reading

Free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Make great cards and papercraft projects with our free templates Download our free templates from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164. There are lots of great papercraft ideas in the issue, including party bags and this sweet washing line card, which you can make using our free printables.   You can also download our free milkshake-themed papers and create paper pinwheels,… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations magazine 164

Win Chameleon Color Tones Pencils These specially designed double-ended pencils flip over to blend colours beautifully! These unique artist-quality pencils take the guesswork out of choosing different colours for blending and shading, as the right shade is at the other end! Each pencil features two colours that have been custom matched to deliver captivating colour blends… Continue reading

Mother’s Day ideas for homemade cards and gifts

Make Mother’s Day cards What could be nicer than a homemade Mother’s Day card to show your mum how much she means to you? Whether or not you’re new to card making, we’ve got lots of Mother’s Day ideas for cards and gifts that you can make. From gorgeous flower cards, cute animal cards, and impressive box… Continue reading

Papercraft Inspirations issue 163 is out on 23rd February in the UK

Inside the April issue of Papercraft Inspirations There’s plenty of great ideas to impress. Find out how to make the most of double-sided papers, create spring cards with our knitted-flower printables, add vibrant colour to projects with our doodle free papers. We’ll also show you how to make exploding box cards in our masterclass. Plus, enjoy your cover… Continue reading

All the giveaways from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Win Mixed Media dies from Crafter’s Companion Following last year’s popular Mixed Media die collection, Die’sire is releasing some more fabulous designs that are sure to inspire you. The nine new designs from Crafter’s Companion include ribbon buckles, rosettes, pennant banners and a blossoming tree. These extra-thick dies will allow you to die-cut with ease…. Continue reading

Wool-themed free printables from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download free printables for your cards These spring lambs, florals and woollen themes, will look great on your papercraft projects. Our printables by Naomi Hocking are bursting at the seams with colour and cute elements. Whether you’re looking to make a design for a keen knitter, or want some new ideas for seasonal cards, there’s plenty of… Continue reading

Free doodle-themed papers from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Download our free papers for your cards Here are some colourful papers that will make perfect cards for someone who likes to go all out on their birthday. These brilliantly creative doodle papers were designed by Jenny Ellory, and will add plenty of pizzazz to your projects. To download the papers, click on the one you want, to… Continue reading

All the templates from Papercraft Inspirations 163

Get even more inspiration for your crafting, using the free templates from Papercraft Inspirations 163. There are plenty of ideas in the issue, including a coffee mug gift container and beautiful origami petals. We’ve also got templates for impressive exploding box cards – watch our handy video tutorial, to find out how to make them! How to download templates To… Continue reading

Craft projects for your home

Home craft ideas

Want DIY craft ideas for things to make for your home, or gift ideas to make for family and friends? Take a look at five of our amazing papercraft projects. How to make a chalkboard Make shopping lists and share family reminders with this handy chalkboard. For this project, you’ll need a chalkboard sticker sheet (available… Continue reading