This little machine is packed with ability. It cuts paper, card stock, cardboard, thin metal, etc. It does a wonderful job on dry embossing with lots of folders to choose from. One of my favorite things is cutting my own chipboard letters and shapes. With my job a have an endless supply of thin cardboard ( about the thickness they use for shoe boxes). I use the cuttlebug to cut my own chipboard letters and shapes. It does a great job with nice clean cuts. By doing this it saves me a lot of money that I can spend on other scrap booking supplies. I would recommend this machine to anyone who is serious about scrap booking or card making.