My friend, Karen, and I recently found this new product on-line and what fun we've had! This product has Tim Holtz's name on it and was developed by Sizzix. It allows you to use your embossing folders in a whole new way! You use one of the three plates in place of one of your "B" plates and run it through your die cutting machine and voila.....you have a circle (or oval) on your paper that is NOT embossed. There are three plates: one with a circle in the middle, an oval on the end and a larger oval in the center. You can also use the ovals or circle separately to create an embossed circle or oval.
Here are a couple of my samples. The first example is using the circle plate so the center is not embossed so you can stamp an image or a sentiment directly on the paper....or as in the second example, an embossed center and the outside is not embossed. Lovin' this new product!