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Papercrafting - where do I start?

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SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 09-Sep-11 14:00:40

I'm interested in starting to make cards, scrapbooking etc to give me a focus during the winter but have no idea where to start. What eqipment do I need, if any? Are there any useful books I could get hold of that will explain techniques and give me ideas? Any suggestions would be really helpful, thanks.

SurpriseMuffins Fri 09-Sep-11 14:10:29

White cardboard or/and card blanks as basic
Craft knife
Cutting mat
Double-side tape
Glue stick
Pva glue in a bottle with a nozzle (and a pin to unclog it with eventually)
Any optional extras, including pretty/plain papers and card

That was all I started with doing cardmaking. If you want ideas go for a fairly basic magazine oryou'll be dragged into all kinds of expensive money-draining ideas. I would also advise looking in greetings card shops for ideas!

SoftKittyWarmKitty Fri 09-Sep-11 14:32:34

Thanks, that's really helpful to get me started! I'm sure I have some card blanks somewhere so will dig them out. Also have pva glue and a glue stick that DS uses. And scissors, obviously (do you think there's anyone who doesn't own scissors?!). Seems I only really need a cutting mat, tape and craft knife. And some ideas of course confused)

SurpriseMuffins Fri 09-Sep-11 14:36:17

Oh you'd be surprised - my mum had this really manky pair that didn't cut anything. And the kitchen scissors which are rubbish for papercraft.

I once knew a family that didn't appear to own a single sheet of blank paper, or a does that happen?

Hairytoes Tue 13-Sep-11 10:59:07

Google UKScrappers you'll find lOts of inspiration and help on there.

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