I wanted the scarecrows to be holding hands but have the crow sitting in between them. So that's where a bit of masking came into play. The fussy cutting on this page is what took the most time but the end result was worth it. If you click on the photo below you can see the coloring a little bit better. I did some cross hatching on the faces and hats to provide some texture and make these look a bit more like they were fabric. The faces you can see better in real life of course.
I have found an easy way to add words or sentiments to a project when die cutting it to add and weld a line under the word. The single piece is much easier to handle and you can design that any size. Just group and weld.