I learned how to make the half circle on the end of a strip - I have admired these - and finally got it! Took some practice - since I am a bit of a dork! but I finally got it - Cut the strip a bit smaller than your circle punch - insert strip thru the hole (where the circle gets cut) thru the cutting part in the back half of the punch - and WAHOO! You have a semi circle! I won't say how many times I had to try this and the number of times I turned and looked inside my circle punch! I am soooo challenged sometimes!