the previous card using my Sizzix die - Frame back, Ornate #3. I trimmed my cardstock to 2 5/8" wide and placed it on the center of the die to create a slim label die cut with ornate ends at the top and bottom. I placed my trimmed cardstock right in the center of the die aligning it between the two cutting edges at the top and the bottom. If you click on the photo you will see that with my cardstock centered in the middle section I avoid cutting the outer rounded section of this die. One die - two labels! I could have cut the whole die and cut off the rounded sections which would have worked reasonably well for one or two die cuts but I had to cut LOTS of these and this method was a more efficient use of cardstock. So, see if there are ways you can use your dies to create custom die cuts by cutting your paper differently!!
So a couple of ways of using your dies differently to get some custom shapes and to make the best use of your paper!!