@revengeanceful I use a lighter piece of cardstock that I have printed a alignment grid on to and tape the card on using painters tape. DO NOT USE PLASTIC TAPE! It will more than likely melt on the fuser.
Though i also recommend starting with Lotus, this is the order in which i acquired power:
Ruby > Recall > Sapphire > Time Walk > Lotus > Emerald > Jet > tbc..... still missing Pearl and Twister.
If you got a good offer (like i did) you are good to buy other pieces of power before Lotus ;)