Just saw a web demo from this and it is amazing. The sides pop open to reveal the cutting platform. Not only is it super cute, but it cut grungeboard like butter but then Tim embossed it and sheets of canvas. The texture was amazing "Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond -Resembling a well-traveled suitcase on the outside, the Vagabond Machine easily opens up to reveal a portable, motorized machine that packs plenty of powerful cutting and embossing possibilities, including many different materials and thicknesses. Can you think of anything better to bring on your creative journey? Cuts and embosses heavier material including acrylic, grungeboard, chipboard, book board, metal, canvas, and more. Electric Motor is super quiet. Included with the Vagabond Machine is a pair of Standard Cutting Pads, as well as the Solo Platform and Shim, which make all Sizzix components compatible with the Vagabond Machine. Add a Solo Adapter (sold separately), and the Vagabond Machine can even work with other brands' dies and embossing tools! "