This machine does everything! They have tons of accessories that are also worth it. You can emboss, engrave, draw, create cake designs. For scrapbooking, I can't imagine using any other machine and having to use cartridges or pre-designed cuts only. The software is similar to a combination of autocad and photoshop and paint. It took me a couple of nights to learn it but they have tons of videos on the company's website. It's saved me a huge amount of money doing stuff for my wedding. And I used the software to create my own font from my handwriting and the pen tool to write my thank you cards for me. There's no end to what it can do.