Perfect for making quick and easy embellishments, they are all very simple to use and within minutes you can produce a whole bouquet of flowers and many other shapes. For layered embellishment punching; some punches work in the same way as a regular hole punch; slide in your paper or cardstock and press down on the lever to punch out your shape. There is sometimes a little hatch on the reverse that you simply flip open to retrieve your shape. Others have a scissor action, where you squeeze the handles together to punch out the shape. Often the same shape is available in a number of different sizes allowing you to create a layered effect quickly and easily.