Yesterday’s card used two punches to create a wreath. Today’s tip: punch the smaller, then punch the larger. Why? (1) It seems to be easier to center the circles that way (even if you don’t have an image that helps) and (2) you’ll have something to hold onto.
Here’s another scenario: Suppose you have a 1/2″ circle through which you’re going to affix a brad. Try first poking the hole for the brad in your card stock scrap, then punching the circle around it.