Today I'd like to talk about the basics you must have to get started with your craft. Your craft might be scrapbooking, cards, quilling, painting or sewing - anything you like. This applies to all (or most) crafts.
You'd be surprised by how many people don't have a sharp pair of scissors handy when they are crafting. IMHO, you need about three pairs - a large pair of 'shears' for cutting cardboard and cloth, a medium pair for most of your work, and a small pair of 'pocket scissors' for delicate work. Dull scissors and safety scissors won't work, neither will nail clippers. My set of 5 pairs cost me $12.50 (two were ruined by a builder trying to open the silicone to fix my sink and one pair by the plumber, so cheap scissors are a good idea) and are available from your local El Cheapo store. A good ideas (although not a necessity) are scissors that cut a pattern into the paper. They are available from craft stores for about $3-$4 a pair. Note - patterned scissors do not work on cloth, they'll shred the fabric.