I really like this punch. It's pop-up design adds a lot of dimension to a project. I don't seem to get the embossed effect though unless I use a lighter paperweight. It doesn't seem to leave an embossed empression on heavier cardstock. I do like that it's versatile and with a few quick snips of the scissors you can separate the flower from the pop-up design. Love the flower size too, not too small, not to big.