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 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… 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… Free Templates Have fun everyone.


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