Here's something I treated myself to before Christmas. With my 50% off coupon from Michaels, I finally splurged on a Cuttlebug. If you don't know what this is, it embossed and die cuts; without spending hundreds of dollars on the electronic versions. My 2009 Christmas cards were made using it. It cut out the window on the card, as well as embossing the fronts with snowflakes.
Here are three recent cards I made with the embossing folders.
Now I don't have to hand-emboss anymore; which is a real pain to do properly!