For those curious, this is a shot of my work space. Nothing permanent, as I usually have to move everything before dinner. A cutting mat is key as it helps you prolong the life of your blades. I use an exacto knife and #11 blades, though others might suffice. I find them rather durable and flexible though so I stick with them. To paste them together, I use Aleene's Tacky Glue. Just a dab will do you and it doesn't seem to permeate and warp cards like Elmer's White Glue does.