On my recent trip to visit, I took the Texture Boutique machine which allows the use of about 4 by 5 inch sheets of paper for embossing. When I was looking into what machine to use for embossing I posted a question on Facebook on the subject. A very very kind lady from Wisconsin (I think I remember...) asked me for my mailing address and promised to send me her Texture Boutique! That was so wonderful to use. Since then I have added a Big Shot to my work room and now am passing this wonderful little tool on to M.
Here are a few samples of the embossing on 24-pound multi-purpose paper which I hand-tore, not having my cutting device here.