This die can be used so many ways. For the solid background heart, I "smooched" watercolor paper for one look; used a pretty patterned paper for another look. My favorite, tho, was the inset version. I cut five solid hearts first, then I cut the "open" die out five times in different colors and left them together. I glued one outline onto the solid heart, and then inset pieces from the other colors. So pretty. You end up with five different hearts. Don't punch out the inside pieces. By placing the complete die-cut "stringed" heart onto low tack tape you can keep all the pieces together to make piecing the heart frames easier. You can then "peel off" the outline for each heart.) Have fun with this die.