A review from CHERRY
The X-Cut embossing punch
I have to say I am a little disappointed with this too - purely because the embossing bit is a little hit and miss. See what you think
On Cardstock (DCWV)
On textured paper
On plain paper
The one side of the bow does not emboss well and the small decorations that run across the middle of the bauble also do not emboss well - in my opinion.
I think also because it is supposed to be using the card left rather than the punched out shape it is going to take me longer to use it as this is new to me - but experienced crafters may be more instantly creative than I can muster. Again for the £4-£5 I think it is a little expensive for what you get.
As you can tell I am under-whelmed by both products and give them both an 'ok' rating - I think there are probably better products out there that do these jobs. I prefer the embossing stencil as the outcome is of a better quality.