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.