I also used a product for the first time... Stick-It. These are ultra thin double sided adhesive sheets that you trim down and apply to the piece of cardstock that you will be using to die cut from. It works awesomely and there are no stray "glue goobers" to deal with. Great product!
I always save every bit of the pieces I work with when making a card. Often I use these "scraps" to make a matching inside. Really- sometimes I have more creative fun with the inside than the outside ;)
card size: A6 6 1/4" x 4 1/2"
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp- "Be" set
Specialty Paper: Cosmo Cricket Just Add Watercolor Collection 8"x8"
Ink/Color: Brusho- Crimson and Gray, Fine Tec- Metallic watercolor
Dies: Penny Black- Geometrics, Simon Says Stamp- "Be"
Embellishment: Tim Holtz- Big Chat word stickers