When / how / why did you start papercrafting?

I started papercrafting when I was in middle school, but vastly different from the paper art I do now. I used to make 3D paper models from commercially made paper kits. My father gifted me my first paper kit (like on the left) from Germany and I was hooked!

Unfortunately, it was very damaging to my hand to continuously cut paper for hours on end, so I stopped the hobby around early high school. Years later, with the immergence of tools like Cricut Machines, it saved my hand from a lot of hard cutting labor and I was able to jump back in with new vigor and create my own “paper kits”!