Great Christmas tools for quick card-making. Love the snowflakes and my hot shot embossed even thick cardstock. Be sure to check which side of the folder has the raised, solid markings, not the outlining. Sometimes the company prints their name on the wrong side of the folder, leaving you to think the correct embossing side is facing up when it isn't. To get the raised images on the correct side of the paper, both the raised (filled in markings) side of the folder and the paper should be facing the same direction (up or down, but not facing each other).