I've had my Cuttlebug for about a month. I played with the sample die-cuts that came with it, but I didn't make anything until this week. I was able to adorn my Easter packages by using the embosser and die-cut features. The only disadvantage is the limited designs, but I recently found out that I can use die-cuts from other makers. I look forward to using it for scrapbooking, crafts, and school projects.