I would say this is one of those must have shapes. It is so versatile. It can be used as shown or used separately, since the ring and the tag background are separate dies. I love using it on my left over white cardstock. It stores so much easier than a punch. The only drawback is if you are trying to punch on a certain part of a patterned paper. You don't have as much control as say a punch. Other than that, I am loving my tag dies!