1. Over the years I have saved lots of clear plastic boxes, such as the ones from SU. Doing my yearly January organizing I decided to use some of these boxes to organize. When the phone rings I like to keep my hands busy. That is what SPEAKER phone is for, isn't it? My favorite card to make is a Stair Step or a Side Step card. These take lots of images that have to be cut out. So I am sorting thru my images that I have cut and putting "like ones" into these boxes. I stamp a lot of these images but also cut them out from decorative paper stacks.
2. My favorite scissors to use to cut these are my Fiskar's 6" spring loaded ones. They are sharp and get into corners easily. One trick that I learned a long time ago is to turn your paper instead of your scissors. It just takes a little practice and you will be very happy with the results.
3. It you want a little dimension to your layers think about using a dot or line of hot glue. It also creates less bulk when mailing a layered card.