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.
It's versatile, easy to use, especially on the go and makes fun or elegant designs on LO's or cards. Add a bit of chalk and you have a fabulous look w/o alot of work.