I love the creatopia and use the shapez more than any other attachment that is available for it. I have used it with all kinds of dies and embossing folders. The reviewer above must be using dies that are not listed as being ok for this machine. They provide a long list of ok dies to use and give instructions for each kind. You will need an extra spellbinders embossing pad to emboss with their nestabilities.
my husband bought me the creatopia for my birthday & I've been waiting for the shapez to become available; it's great & works with all kinds of dies!
With my various dies it doesn't cut all the pieces all way through and I've wasted so much paper. It's hard to fit it into the Creatopia machine. You have to lift the whole machine to get it to engage properly. When you turn the handle to cut or emboss it's so tight I think I'm going to break the machine. The only reason I give it one star is because I only bought it for my embossing folders. It does emboss ok and I already purchased the creatopia for my other scrapbooking needs.