Each of the three dies is intended as a negative aperture on the paper. This is unusual to any other die I have. The pieces that cut from the swirl also have some use as accents. Obviously aimed at mixed media but probably interesting to any paper crafting mode.
I love these dies. They are so versatile and so lovely. One of my best purchases. You can use the cut out bits on cards, or use the negative space on a journal page, or cut the design out of two different colours ( or more) and fill in the cut out bits with different colours....just so many ideas and so little time. Beautiful set. Very happy I purchased it.