Crafting for Good Blog

Crafting for good is about helping yourself and others through creativity - visiting our site and purchases from our social enterprise shop all help our community work...we call it Robin Hood crafting; those that can, helping those that can't.

Funders of Crafting4Good CIC

Read about our funders who have helped Crafting4Good CIC get off the ground and develop our social enterprise

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Crafting for Good: printables, community work & volunteering

We sell creative printables to help fund our community work helping people enjoy creative wellbeing: download our printable greeting cards and papercraft kits knowing that, as a not-for-profit social enterprise, your money is supporting a social cause.

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Pink Pig Donation

Today we had the pleasure of meeting two ladies from Pink Pig International when they brought us some boxes of offcuts AND some lovely black scrapbooks suitable for our Unremembered project.

I haven't had a chance to look inside the boxes yet but there were some lovely colourful bags of papers too - they handmake a huge range of scrapbooks, notebooks, watercolour and sketchbooks just down the road from us.

I'll be writing more once we've had a delve into the goodies but the reason we are excited to work with them is their use of paper which is sourced sustainably or recycled where possible, and the fact that they clearly try to minimise their waste by distributing it to local schools, and now us.

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(including personalised covers!)
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The Unremembered: Labour Corps Project

Our community project commemorating those in the Labour Corps during World War 1

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Social Impact from Crafting4Good CIC

Social impact in various ways through our not-for-profit craft company, and how you can help too.

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New! October Birth Flower Printables

Just added to our store, these fabulous October birth flower printables feature the autumn tones of the Calendula flower and elegant Opal gemstone.  This combo bundle from Anni Arts includes over 50 printable pages in 11 digital kits, listed below - that's PLUS you can Sell What You Make if you're a craft seller or charity fundraiser*  

Aren't these teacup cradle cards just gorgeous!

October Birth Flower Printables for Instant Download

  1. 3D Teacup, Saucer and Spoon Set
  2. 3D Mug and Latte Spoon Set
  3. Cradle Teacup, Envelope & Tea Bag Packet
  4. Tall Boot Card, Special Envelope & Layers
  5. Handbag Gift Packet & Layers
  6. Truffle / Gift Boxes
  7. Cupcake Wraps & Toppers
  8. Chocolate Bar Wrappers Set
  9. Quick Print Card Making Kit, Elements & Envelope
  10. 4 Coordinating Pages in Pastel Geo Patterns
  11. Bonus printable borders and tags

File Size:  46MB

*Please note Anni Arts printables cannot be used as group activities without permission from Anni Arts, please contact us if you need to use them in group settings.  You are still OK to make and sell them as an individual on behalf of a community group or organisation.

Self-Care Ideas

Self-care ideas for creative wellbeing e.g. journaling, easy no-sew comfy cushions, dreamcatcher patterns etc

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Using Printable Card Fronts for Making Handmade Cards

One of the members of a craft group run by our community centre made a card using our printable floral card set, adhering it onto cardstock and a coordinating piece of background paper and adding some fabric flowers from our donated stock.  We think it looks great!

printable floral card front on a handmade card

It was made using one of the designs in our Floral Card Making Set - 8 fabulous designs to add to your own choice of base and decorate as you wish.  These designs are mostly straight edges and designed to be easy cutting.  Perfect for group activities and you can Sell What You Make if you're fundraising.

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If you live near Wakefield, Colourful Crafts meet every Thursday afternoon at St Swithun's Community Centre, Eastmoor

Quick Printable Greeting Card Ideas

Try a quick printable greeting card if you're in a hurry, or new to handmade cards and want something really easy.

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New! Printable Santa Claus Christmas Card Set - £1.50

£1.50 for 8 Santa Claus Christmas Card Designs


Make your own handmade Christmas cards with this easy, printable card making set - your download will include 8 designs (2 per sheet) with the following elements to cut out and design with:

  • Toppers or card fronts
  • Sentiments
  • Paper ribbon strips

Combine as you wish and adhere to your own choice of card, creating your own handmade cards.

  • Print as many as you need
  • Create different cards with the same design or decoupage layers on the main panel
  • You can also Sell What You Make

Each of the main pictures measures approximately 4x4 inches (for the circle and square panels) or 4x5 inches (for the oval and rectangle panels).

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New! £1.50 Christmas Animals Card Making Set

£1.50 for 8 Handmade Christmas Card Designs


Make your own handmade Christmas cards with this easy, printable card making set - your download will include 8 designs (2 per sheet) with the following elements to cut out and design with:

  • Toppers or card fronts
  • Sentiments
  • Paper ribbon strips

Combine as you wish and adhere to your own choice of card, creating your own handmade cards.

  • Print as many as you need
  • Create different cards with the same design or decoupage layers on the main panel
  • You can also Sell What You Make

Each of the main pictures measures approximately 4x4 inches (for the circle and square panels) or 4x5 inches (for the oval and rectangle panels).

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New! Christmas Never-Ending Card Bundle to Print and Make

printable never-ending card kit


A new bundle of fabulous Christmas Never-Ending cards for you to print at home or in your group - easy to cut and opens out on itself which each turn of the flaps.


See how they work in our video below, and we have a full step-by-step tutorial too.


Card Making Tutorials

Card making tutorials for our card making downloads: printables with purpose and where society profits

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Craft Tutorials

Craft tutorials from Volunteers at Crafting4Good - using printables with purpose for instant crafting

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Easy Fundraising for Crafting4Good CIC

Easy fundraising for our not-for-profit craft company when shopping online - help us to help others

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