This pad is used in conjunction with JEM cutters. Insert the handle of the cutter into a suitable hole, thus turning the face of the cutter upwards. Roll our your paste on a board, lift and place onto the cutter without turning the paste over. Use a suitable tool to roll across the cutter, cutting out the shape. If the cutter has a lot of fine detai, leave the paste in the cutter for a few minuites to slightly leather up and then remove carefully. I highly recommend this sponge if you have any fo the JEM embossing cutters.