The first step is to die cut your shape on the patterned paper or cover paper of your choice. I cut the base card (not shown yet) 4 1/2 x 6, The green accent paper is 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 and the printed paper is 4 x 5 1/2. Next cut the 4 pieces of cardstock ( about 3 1/2 x 4). For this cut you will line up the die for the white cardstock to fit under the patterned paper. I cut 2 at a time. TIP: think where you are placing the die on the patterned paper. I thought I placed the die too low on the orange card, I cut higher on this card so that I could add an embellishment or sentiment.