How to emboss paper even if you don't have an embossing machine!:
Emboss using a rolling pin, no machine needed.
Embossing Metal With a Letter Press or Pasta Machine
Making Your Own Embossing Plates with the silhouette cameo!
Sarah Jane's Craft Blog: Embossing Aluminum Foil: This would be great on mixed media pieces
Just when you thought you've seen all the amazing things you can do with your embossing machine. You've got to see this!!!
Run a piece of plastic or acetate through your embossing machine. Would make a great background for a card.
Embossing Machine tips / put ONLY the top of tags or envelope flaps into embossing folder to add texture to those areas
making unique jewelry bags with a pasta machine and embossing paper
wax paper in embossing folders. makes any of your embossing folders like background images