The Cuttlebug is a die-cutting/embossing tool by Provo Craft. It is designed to make cutting dies and embossing easy, and boy did they succeed. It's very lightweight, at only 7 pounds, and easily portable because it has a built in handle on top. The sides, that you run the dies or embossing folders through, fold up so it is quite small - which is important in my small and now overcrowded craft room.
This is a picture of my Cuttlebug, in the open position,
disregard all other clutter.
I've been experimenting with what can go through this machine. It says it will work with any other manufacturers dies and so far it has. I have only one QuicKuts die, a discounted experiment, that worked great. I own several Sizzlits dies from Sizzix, as well as one of their Bigz dies from Stampin' Up! and all go through the machine fine.
The surprising thing for some is that the Fiskars texture plates go through fine too. I found the Cuttlebug Sandwich Stacks file on Splitcoast Stampers and looked around the house for fun foam and found none but I did have an old, unusable mouse pad (I have an optical mouse) and cut it to size. It worked well, spritz the card stock with water and it works great. Here are some sample, they texture was either rubbed over with an ink pad or sanded off to make the texture more pronounced: