I ordered patterned paper from cards-and-pockets and had them cut it to my backing size (which is saving me a ton of time!). I also went to Michael's and purchased a Xyron 5" Creative System glue machine. This also saves me a lot of time and money.
So for stage 1 I am gluing the patterned paper to my pocketfolds I also ordered from cards-and-pockets.
My work station.
I love this little machine!