I've been playing with my two favorite bugs, my cricut and my cuttlebug. I cut some chipboard shapes and used them to emboss. I really want the new Owl Cuttlebug folder, but guess what, I made my own so now I can buy something else instead. Here is a picture of the card I made. The owl and flourish are cuts from Storybook Cart. I then took pictures of the process using the back of a cereal box , since this more readily available and there is not guessing as to the thickness . The paper for embossing used is Stampin Up Whisper White, I suggest you use a smooth paper . This is the recipe from bottom up.
Spellbinder's tan embossing mat
cardstock ( whisper white by Stampin up... is what I used )
chipboard cut.... this following example was done with cereal box
2 pieces of cereal box board for shim...I just folded a large piece
run through 2 times..in your cuttlebug
Back of embossing