These are perfect for the decorative strips, but you can also use these to cut multiple alphas and other images. Simply line the dies up under the pads, and cover with whichever different pieces of cs or pp you want . That way you can create one title with one roll through your sidekick or bigshot. I use these pads over and over.
The long cutting pads for the Sizzix Big Shot Machine. I haven't used them yet because I need to get some big dies but I expect they will work just fine once I put them into use.