Maybe someone should make a fun "sandwich" guide and post a link to it that we could copy on our own printers. I have a cuttlebug and found many videos on youtube for it. I watched them and made my own little "cheat sheet" with directions. I love ordering American made steel dies from Taylored Expressions. They have magnificent dies with matching cling stamps. I bought my sister a darling apron die and the set of matching stamps. I also like Dienamics from My favorite things. I am guessing that you can use all kinds of brands in yours just like the Cuttlebug takes many brands. Happy rolling! It is rather satisfying to crank the handle and take the plate sandwich apart to see your new cut or embossed creation. Enjoy.