I love these flutter dies and find myself using them all the time, with and without the stamps. Lately I have used them quite a bit to cut patterned paper that coordinates with what ever project I am doing. Add bling, pearls, glitter, wire antennae, etc. I have also used them with the stamps and then painted with watercolors. One of the more elegant projects was to emboss on vellum with super-fine silver embossing powder to make fairy wings. It might seem like a lot to spend on dies, but it is way more fun to make and decorate your own than to buy pre-made butterfly embellishments. In the long run it is less expensive too. I highly recommend.