I, too, purchased this paper and just took a look at it so that I can try to answer your question. (Guess the fact that I haven't used it yet makes me a hoarder too!) First it is gorgeous. Second my sheet is individually wrapped to keep it from getting scratched so that makes judging it's weight a bit more difficult however I would agree that I think it is a bit too heavy for good embossing. This is more the weight of the cardboard packaged with a new shirt.