So, I got my coordinating dies today (Yay! Thank you Ms. Alleystamp!) and was trying to figure out how I was going to keep all the dies straight without a lot of guesswork each time I used them. I came up with this solution. I used a colored Sharpie (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple - just enough for the 6 crazy birds!) and scribbled a color around the edge (front and back of all the dies. On the stamp I also scribbled some color to match the dies. Now all I have to do is look for all the red scribbles to make the owl-ish looking bird, and so forth.
I also thought it would be fun to cut the overall bird out and use it as a stencil or mask, depending on my idea. Since I coordinate my envelopes with the cards I make stamping just the silhouette could be fun and give the recipient a clue as to what's inside waiting for him/her.
Yesterday I posted a 'find' regarding the Ranger Collage Glue Stick. You might not have seen it so I'll repeat it here. I discovered that if you carefully smear it all over a card front (and don't have any lumps) when you apply the vellum overlay and use a roller to smooth it down, you won't see the adhesive!!! On the back I went around only the edges with the glue stick and it was not easy to detect. Yay!!! I think I'll be using vellum a lot more, now.