At last I decided!
I used my wavy fancy scissors and ever so carefully cut around the images, and made new fancy looking diecuts. I put the smaller cut out in the middle of the bigger one, and found some scrap pieces of paper that I had used for another project and POOF. I had some cool and simple designs for a card or 2 or 4.
I have piles of these scraps lying about. Now I just have to get cutting!