FREE Templates from your April issue…

Click below to download your two free pages of templates from issue 46 of PaperCraft inspirations then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! This month’s issue includes our Mechanical Masterclass cards! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun all! Click on these links to download pdf… Continue reading

A bit of fun for the weekend

If, like me, you have a soft spot for funky stationery, you’ll love these Monsters Highlighters from Stabilo – now when I’m working on getting all our pages of PaperCraft inspirations ready, I can use pens that make me smile every time I look at them! Kids will love them too!  

What’s your favourite website?

Everyone has a couple of websites that they can’t resist taking a peek at on a regular basis, and we want to know what yours are! I’ll start, to get you in the mood! For me, nothing quite beats the amazing array of ribbons and craft materials avaiable at Josy Rose .. plus the website… Continue reading

What’s your stamping profile?

Stamp-addled Overbrimming stash, more ink pads than you know what to do with, pro in all things stamp-related? No technique’s too taxing, and no surface free from your stamped sensations… Stamp newbie Stamping seems like one of those things other crafters do but you wouldn’t know where to begin… then again you wouldn’t mind having… Continue reading

FREE Templates from your March issue…

Click below to download your two free pages of templates from issue 45 of PaperCraft inspirations then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! This month’s issue includes our Feathered Friends cards! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun all! Click on these links to download pdf… Continue reading

Paper sculpture is everywhere

As a fan of paper sculpture and someone who’s decorating a new house, it’s been nice to see lots of inspiring ideas for papercrafting while I’ve been out and about shopping for new things. My favourite is this new light shade which uses lots of the same techniques of scoring and bending to create this… Continue reading

FREE Templates from your February issue…

Click below to download your two free pages of templates from issue 44 of PaperCraft inspirations then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! This month’s issue includes our Valentines cards! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun all! Click on these links to download pdf files… Continue reading

Happy Christmas from the PaperCraft inspirations team!

Happy Christmas all! As we’ll be at home opening up all our handmade papercrafted pressies today, we’ve found this game for you on the Staedtler website as a bit of fun for Christmas Day! Santa game Perhaps we’ll be able to get one for the PaperCraft site next Christmas! x

Festive fun for you all

We love the latest addition to the Steadtler website! They’ve created a Santa Sleigh race game, based around their popular brand of sticky products for card makers and scrapbookers! Have fun everyone!

FREE templates from issue 43!

Click below to download your three free pages of templates from issue 43 of PaperCraft inspirations then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! This month’s issue includes our purr-fect cat cards! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun all! Click on these links to download pdf… Continue reading

FREE templates from your January issue…

Click below to download your two free pages of templates from issue 42 of PaperCraft inspirations then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! This month’s issue includes our must-make Noah’s ark cards! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun all! Click on these links to download… Continue reading

Card making's a dangerous business…

Quote of the week this week goes to our Art Editor Jo… She just revealed to the PaperCraft team the time she realised her partner had a flower shaped mark on his forehead after falling on a flower punch! It got us to thinking, I once spoke to a reader of Cross Stitcher magazine who’d… Continue reading

FREE December issue card maker's templates

Click below to download your two free pages of templates then use them to make into lots of lovely cards! ly cards! This month’s issue includes a fab stained glass window for traditional cards plus shapes to fill with lovely quilled shapes! It’s in shops now and it’s crammed with fab card ideas.. have fun… Continue reading

Quote of the week…

This week it’s the turn of Rosie, on our sister magazine, Scrapbook inspirations (they sit next to us at PaperCraft inspirations HQ!)… ‘I LOVE them! They make my heart hop!’ On coooing and oooohing and ahhhhing over the brand new owl designs in the papercraft range from Sassafrass Lass! Sassafrass Lass We do love a… Continue reading

Card making record set?

Last night, card making history occured in the PaperCraft inspirations office. I think I may have beaten my own ‘personal best’ record for quickest card making time! it’s very excited so I thought I’d share it with you all. I was running late to meet a friend who’s birthday I’d missed, and I horrifyingly realised… Continue reading

Crafting memories

Welcome to the new card making week! Thought we’d kick start with a spot of nostalgia… have you ever stopped to think back to how you first discovered your crafty tendancies? I’ve been busy proofing this month’s reader story, about a school’s card making club and it’s got me thinking back to when I first… Continue reading

Free card making project downloads for you

Here’s a little something for your weekend… click below to download two projects from the brand new book I Love Card Making… we’ve got an exclusive sneaky peak for PaperCraft inspirations readers! ? How to make a Corsage ribbon card (pdf, 272KB) ? How to make a Cupcake recipe card (pdf, 308KB) These projects are… Continue reading

World Card Making day a huge success!

At last! Card making gets international recognition… this weekend was World Card Making Day The event’s in its second year and saw a flurry of card making activity (even more than usual) around the globe, with card and supplies swaps, crafty get togethers and competitions. If only EVERY day was World Card Making day…

Download your Christmas card templates here…

Click below to download the pdf file of both template pages from your free Christmas inspirations booklet… including a penguin, gingerbread house, ice skate and Santa… Christmas inspirations templates.pdf (Christmas templates pdf – 2 pages, 172KB)  

Half price card making books for you!

Fancy saving some pennies and treating yourself to a craft book a the same time? You can buy any of these books at half price, exclusive to PaperCraft inspirations readers from card making experts, David & Charles. rles. To order please call the David & Charles hotline on 0870 9908222 or email dcdirect@davidandcharles.co.uk and quote… Continue reading

June issue makes a splash!

Summer’s most definitely in the air here at PaperCraft HQ – and that’s not just thanks to all this April sunshine we’ve been having! Our June issue hits the shops today (Friday 11th May) and it comes complete with 3 FREE greetings stamps, especially designed by our Art Editor Jo to suit all occasions. Stamp… Continue reading

Download your June card maker’s templates here

Click away to your hearts content and download our June issue’s free templates – including ‘we’re pregnant’ shapes… PIN35 templates pages 1&2.pdf (360KB)

Paper sculpture treats!

Wave goodbye to 2D papercrafting. We found this amazing link to an artist, Peter Callesen’s website… it seems he can take humble paper and turn it into all kinds of amazing things… www.petercallesen.com Take a look – the papercraft fairy tale castle has to be my favourite!

Papercrafted yamaha

Imagine our surprise when a routine Yahoo search for Papercraft news came up with the Japanese Yamaha website (yes, that’s right – as in bikes)… Curious we clicked on the link to find out more and discovered a real online gem.. a page full of online freebies of patterns for paper-crafted wildlife – from dolphins… Continue reading

Brushing up on our craft skills!

There aren’t many jobs where you get paid to actually play with card making supplies, but today that’s exactly what we’ve been doing! It’s always great to discover a new technique, and we’ve been lucky enough to play host to the Airbrush company, who wanted to come along and visit to show us how airbrushes… Continue reading

Freebies for all you record breakers!

If you’re joining in with our Guiness Book of Records attempt to make Britain’s biggest birthday card then we’ve got an extra treat for you! The brand new Inspire Me creative paper company is joining in the fun. They have free paper packs waiting for the first 1000 PaperCraft inspirations readers to register on their… Continue reading

Britain's biggest card

Ever fancied being a record breaker? cord breaker? we want you to join in our biggest papercraft challenge yet – to make Britain’s biggest-ever birthday card! Our official Guinness Book of Records record-breaking attempt starts here… and we need your super crafting skills to help. All you have to do is download the flower template… Continue reading

February FREE templates – new & improved

We’ve split up our January templates to make them easier to download for you – now they’re a slightly lower resolution and separate files for each of the separate pages that you’ll find in our issue 31 magazine.. Click on the links below to download. Zoe January templates – page 1 January templates – page… Continue reading

February issue Free Templates: Glamour girl card

To download February Free Templates please click here… http://papercraftinspirations.themakingspot.com/sites/papercraftinspirations.themakingspot.com/files/migrated/pin31.templates.pdfFebruary Free Templates Have fun everyone.

January FREE TEMPLATES

Beat those January and go on a card making binge with these handy FREE templates – we’ve plucked them straight out of issue 30 for you to use… They include winter woollies shapes that look great cut out of felt for fun ‘hello’s and birthday cards, plus our russian dolls, which we predict are going… Continue reading