The best papercraft groups to join on Facebook

We've put together a big list of Facebook groups for papercrafters, cardmakers and scrapbookers.

There are 100's of Papercraft groups and we hope to continue adding to this list of cardmaking groups, scrapbooking groups and general papercrafting groups.  It was great to get feedback from you all on which your favourite facebook papercraft groups are - if you haven't already commented, add your favourites on this post! We will add your favourite to the list of cardmaking facebook groups below!

So what is a Facebook Group and how is it different from a personal profile or Facebook Page?

Many of you will already know all of this, but for those who find the online world a bit of a maze at times, we thought we'd help explain what a Facebook group is and why you might want to be a part of one! There are lots of benefits, especially for all us creatives! A Facebook Page is a public page, every post is public and they're usually run by businesses or personalities and brands to promote their products, art, or just keep fans up to date with news. Facebook groups are different.  They are more about sharing and discussion, about building communities and chatting.  No one individual member is more important than another, apart from having admins who make sure the group follow the rules. It's like being part of a club.  Groups are usually formed around common interests or concerns. You must follow the rules when you join a group, rules are different in every group, some encourage you to sell things and share blog posts, others ban it. Often you will be asked a few questions before you join to check you are genuinely interested in the group. Make sure you answer them or your request to join will most likely be ignored.

There are 3 types of Facebook Group

Closed group.

This type of group is great as only the people in the group get notifications of the people posting. So you can share all those pics without worrying that all your friends and family will be getting notifications.  It's also good because most private groups have admins who monitor carefully who joins, so you're less likely to get spammers. These groups can be found in a Facebook search but you have to apply to be a member and you're usually asked a few questions about why you want to join.

Secret Group

The only difference from the closed group is that the group can only be found by people who have been invited.  Usually for personal groups where people want to know everyone in the group, like a family group for example.

Open Group

These groups can be joined by anyone, there are still rules but the admins/owners don't have to approve every member.  Your posts can also be seen by everyone and friends and family may get a notification of your posts.

List of Papercraft and Cardmaking Facebook Groups

In no particular order, just a lovely list of inspiring groups to join! Over the next few months we hope to build this list up, so if you know a group we should list let us know on our Facebook page - just share a link to the group on our wall! All of these groups have been suggested by CraftStash fans and we've added a few more we've found along the way too. We've copied and pasted the 'about' sections. Tonic Studios Official Facebook Group About: The Official Tonic Studios Live Chat Facebook Group for posts on all things Tonic
"Owain Tonic shears the Dailey events that are coming up for the live videos and Alison brings us amazing demos of tonic products and not forgetting Crafty Daniel for setting up the lives for us to watch" - Ayesha Weatherly
Handmade Cards Making/Discussion About: I have made this group because, probably like many CARD makers I have trouble coming up with new ideas for my CARDS, and usually end up making the same one fold CARDS all the time! Like the one in the group photo  It would be lovely to see all your handmade CARDS and give each other ideas, hints and tips x
"We have a 2 weekly challenge just for fun to help newbies learn and try different techniques etc but also for more established card makers to show what they can do" - Kate Langston
Card Creations About: A group to share our papercraft skills, knowledge and tips. Any paper or card based crafts are allowed. Please share your makes, ask for help with your projects or stash and join in our activities where you wish.
"We do our best to share tips, makes and ideas as well as supporting each other in our wider lives...Come and see!" - Danielle Ehren
Card makes, tips and creations About: A lovely friendly card group to share your makes and any creations and to help and support one another
"Members from across the world, Best place I've found for help and advice, and constructive criticism. Really nice friendly group, Would recommend to anyone interested in card crafting." - Sandra Witter
Crafting with Jodie About: A place where craftiness comes together Anything and everything handmade is welcome
"Superb group which showcases lots of different types of crafting with support of others, help with crafting techniques and lots of fun but for me, it has to be Wine Time - fun and laughter on a Tuesday night at 7pm where we get to see different techniques with so much laughter, something people look forward to every week. Jodie Johnson is a true inspiration to thousands of crafters worldwide xx" - Tracy Jones
  Scrapbooking Made Simple About: I am so excited to start this group and share something that has really made me excited to take photos again. I know that some of you scrapbook, some of you used to scrapbook and some of you have never even contemplated the idea of scrapbooking. No matter which category you fall into, I'm excited you are here and hope that you will find inspiration
I follow Stacey on 'Scrapbooking Made Simple" - she does lovely video demos weekly, shows new products and beautiful examples of cards and other items - Lyn Clifton
Paper Panda Arts & Crafts About: This group is a friendly little community run by Paper Panda to give advice and help to beginners and share our paper craft projects with like-minded people. Welcome! *waves*
"Such a lovely community x" - Tracy Mcleod
Cardmaking Tips About: Welcome to Card Making Tips group, this group is designed purposely and solely for Greetings Cards. Cardmaking UK About:CARD-MAKING UK has been set up so crafters from the uk can communicate with each other, discuss meeting up, sharing product and event information. So if you like paper crafts and live in the uk then this group is the perfect one for you. you are still welcome to join if you are not a uk resident ;0) x Cardmaking Tips, Techniques and Chats About: This group is invite only group and focuses on cardmaking tips, tricks, and inspirations! We also host giveaways frequently. Copic UK About: Welcome to the Official Copic UK Group Creative Friends About:This group is a place for Creative Friends to come together and Craft , Chat and Inspire one and other.