I have been collecting punches for years and from time to time pull out several of them and just experiment with an idea. Frequently I use circles in my layouts. They are pleasing shapes that go well with other layout elements. I was working on a layout with some pictures of Maggie, our new puppy. She is such a sweetie I had been trying to achieve a soft pretty look to convey what I felt about her. I wanted to make the edge of one circle a little more interesting and the first thing I though of was to use a punch. Here is the layout I completed after trying several different punch ideas. The light green circle has just 1/2 of a flower shape punched around the edge. I then put small pearls in the flower centers for a delicate touch.
Here is a picture of the punch I used around the edge.
I lightly marked my green circle with pencil marks that I had measured and evenly spaced around the circle. I used the pencil marks as a guide to evenly place the punched flowers.