I thought these were going to be "transparent". They are just printed white on brown paper. It would be next to impossible to cut out just the white part. So unless you want a brown background I wouldn't recommoend buying this.
If you view the "layouts and projects using this product" look at the "At the Beach" layout for a realistic look at what these will look like. "My Joy" must have used something else.
I absolutely LOVE the Hambly overlay transparencies! They really add a beautiful touch, and these white ones are very pretty on dark or medium dard layouts and projects, they look really delicate and whimsical. The only thing I don't like is that you have to cut them out and the odd shapes of many of them make that a difficult task at times. Other than that, they're great!