I wanted to add embossing to the cards I make but after just spending $150 on a Cricut I didn't want to spend another $90 on a Cuttlebug. I found this Fiskars ShapeBoss at Michaels and thought I'd give it a try. Mine came with a different stencil but it's very quick and easy to use and the embossed images look great.
I do not yet own the shapeboss, but I used my friends recently and fell in love with it. For someone just getting into embossing that wants to add just that right touch to a bare corner or solid cardstock can do so with this pretty inexpensive tool. Easy to use, lightweight, and effective.
I love my shapeboss...especially for all the little things that fiskars thought about. I love how easy it is to use. It's quite simple to make things classy and elegant without a lot of time and effort. Embossing and no light box required. Also, i really appreciate the fact that everything stores inside of it. One of the smallest things i love is that it stores so easily. It's flat and it has the holes on the back so if you wanted to you could put it on the wall to store....perfect for us with itsy bitsy scrap rooms :)
What I like about my ShapeBoss is that I can use it to do some really deep embellishing with nice crisp edges, but I can also use the templates as true stencils....just trace the design and cut it out. I use them as embellishments. Some of the designs are a bit too tedious to try to hand cut, but most of them work great (like flourishes for example.)
I love this it stores so many of my stencils that i have bought for this product and friskars has alot to choose from. With just one of thier stencils you can easily make many different designs that are endless, i recommend this to everyone that loves embossing or even different styles to add to your scrapbooks you will love this i know i do!!!