They are really very easy to use. You just punch the sheet (adhereing the sheet on a piece of cardstock works best) or you can cut them and use them with the big shot. Again on a piece of cardstock or material works best. For this card I just punched some circles (w/o adhereing them to cardstock) w/the 3/4 inch circle punch #119873 $10.95 and the 1/2" circle punch #119869 $5.95. I removed the backing and placed them on Whisper White cardstock #100730 $8.50 for 40 sheets, burnished the circles before removing the 2nd backing and then added dazzling diamonds. What a WOW effect!! It looks way better in real life!!