Calling all crafters!

Spring Made in Paper out today!

We know you’re a talented lot and enjoy plenty of other crafts besides cross stitch (though we know where you’re heart lies!), so you’ll be as excited as us about the Spring issue of Made in Paper, out today!

This beautiful paper-crafting magazine is packed with stylish (and thrifty!) project ideas for home décor, gifts, wedding stationery, partyware, Mother's Day gifts and more.

The latest issue includes:

• Over 25 step-by-step projects for stylish paper makes for home décor, weddings and more

• Interviews with amazing paper crafters

• On-trend ideas from garlands and wreaths to wall art

• Step-by-step guides to new techniques

FREE cross stitch ice cream card

Cross stitch ice cream cards - CrossStitcher holiday issue (268)

Send an oh-so-sweet cross stitched greeting this summer with one of the delectable ice cream cards in CrossStitcher's Holiday issue - on sale now! Our fun 3D cards have even got a sprinkling of pastel seed beads for an extra scrummy finish!

You'll find these four designs in issue 268, but here's an extra FREE ice cream card pattern you can download today...Enjoy!

FREE fishbone backing papers for CrossStitcher's July issue cat cards

CrossStitcher cat cards backing paper issue 267 July 2013

We featured some adorable pooch cards in our June issue, so we thought we'd feature a set of irresistible little moggies for all you cat lovers out there to enjoy too! You'll find this set of designs in our July issue (267), on sale 4th June. We've even designed this fishbone backing paper for you can download and give these feline cards a really professional finish. We think they're the cat's whiskers.

FREE teddy cross stitch birthday card

CrossStitcher issue 264 teddy card designs

These whimsical teddy cards from our April issue (264) are perfect for any little ones's birthdays on the horizon. To help you achieve a professional finish, we've even designed this printable backing paper.

To complete the set, here's an additional birthday card design you can get start stitching on today! Find the rest of the designs above in CrossStitcher issue 264, on sale now. Click here to subscribe and get every issue of CrossStitcher delivered directly to your door...

Cross stitch a card for Valentine's Day

Cross stitch valentines day cards - CrossStitcher February issue 262

Who said Valentine's Day cards have to be smushy? In our February issue, you'll find a set of paired-up animal silhouette cards that are as cool as they are affectionate. Choose from penguins, birds, elephants, squirrels or download this extra owls design and complete the set...

Say 'thank you' with super-cute cross stitched greetings cards

CrossStitcher January issue thank you cards

Now the New Year has arrived, it's time to say thank you for all those lovely gifts and heartfelt dinners we've enjoyed over the festive holiday. In CrossStitcher's January issue you'll find this cuddly set of greetings cards, which we think are perfect for doing just that!

To get you started, here's an extra design for you to download. Find the rest in our January issue (261).

Printable tartan backing papers

CrossStitcher 260 - tartan Christmas cards by Jane Prutton

These seasonal tartan designs by Jane Prutton, remind us of snow capped Scottish mountains, dreamy snowy mornings and tradition plaid scarves. Cosy-up and find the patterns in our December issue. Don't forget to download our tartan backing paper to give them an even more professional finish.

Reindeer card stitch kit - FREE with CrossStitcher's December issue

259 December issue reindeer cards covergift

In CrossStitcher's December issue (on sale 31st October) your free gift includes everything you need to make three utterly adorable reindeer cards with real button noses. How cute?

You'll find all the materials you need to make three cards in your kit. If you'd like to make more than three, simply download our printable backing paper and use a card from our kit as a template...

Santa Claus cross stitch card designs

In CrossStitcher's October issue you'll find a cuddly set of Santa Claus cards by Durene Jones that are as irresistibly charming as they and colourful.

There's no doubting kids will love them, but we think grown-ups will love them too! Who wouldn't like to receive a fun handstitched card in the post this Christmas? We know we would.

* Download our free backing papers to print out at home. With minimal effort you can give your handmade cards a professional shop-bought finish with a splash of patterend paper.

Simply print out a sheet at home and cover the front of a blank greetings card before mounting your finished stitching on top!

Find the charts for these designs on page 83 of our October issue (on sale until 30th October)

FREE Alphabet Download

If you're planning to stitch Angela Poole's quirky vintage tea cup greetings cards from issue 213 of Cross Stitch Collection, you'll be pleased to know that we have a free alphabet download for you to go along with the designs. So, now you can personalise them to your heart's content!