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Another great business idea for all you creative types is paper crafting. There are many tutorials on YouTube about this, but don’t do what I did and get carried away, buying all kinds of expensive tools that you don’t really need as a beginner.
You may come across terms such as ‘bone folder‘, ‘scorer‘, ‘die cutting‘ and so many more. Although these things can certainly make crafting easier, they’re not absolutely necessary when you are just starting out on a strict budget.
In a few weeks, I’m hoping to start a video series aimed at beginners in crafting. I’m actually still a beginner myself, but I’ve already learned things that I wish I’d known before I began. For instance, if you have the following things, you can make basic folders, notebook covers and cards with envelopes: Card stock, scissors, glue, pencil, ruler and, if at all possible, a printer. If you don’t have a printer, you may be able to draw your own designs or visit a printer store or library. The reason I mention this is because you can’t really make projects with plain, white card without it becoming boring very fast! Coloured card stock can also help make geometric designs by cutting them into shapes and placing them on the white card in interesting patterns.
A printer will enable you to print patterns and other designs to use with your projects. You can also buy fairly cheap patterned paper pads, stickers and embellishments from The Works and other budget stores. The rest mentioned above can also be purchased at The Works or Poundland or similar shops, but most people will have at least some of them at home already.
I do hope to go into this more later in my own videos, but in the meantime, you can search for video tutorials for beginner crafting ideas to get started. Make sure it’s something you really want to do before buying crafting tools and accessories or you may be stuck with things you won’t use.