I love working on craft projects because it's a great way to relax at the end of a long day. While I do many different types of crafts, one of my favorites has always been paper crafts. I have several drawers full of papers, stickers, scrapbooking materials, embellishments, etc. that I store "just in case" I might need them. One of the best ways to use up different scraps of papers and embellishments is to create a collage. This is the perfect craft for someone with limited time because you can create them as small or as large as you like. I generally do either ATC size or 3"x5" size because I can finish it in about an hour from start to finish. Once you're done with your collage, you can frame and mat it and you have instant art. The hardest part of collaging is finding inspiration. I can look through my materials for an hour wondering what to make or what theme to use.
The Collage Workbook: How to Get Started and Stay Inspired has 50 different projects prompts and an image library that will help you stay inspired. The Collage Workbook will explain all of the basics including what collage tools and materials you'll need to begin creating your own projects. Each of the 50 chapters contains a new technique that you can use to create your collage along with a different creative exercise to get you inspired. The introduction walks you through each type of material and why you might choose one or the other for your project. Along with the description are photographs so you can see an example of each tool. I know I have several tools I've picked up along the way that I don't know the technical name for. With the ability to see each tool and learn about what it's used for, I have a better grasp on what I can create.