This Anja Style tempalte is made for embossing and (hand) cutting. It is a metal stencil and is suitable for use in a a cutting and embossing machine. It will emboss, but must be cut by hand. You may also dry emboss. After embossing, turn over the template and paper and use a light pencil to makk the areas to be cut. Then cut over the pencil lines. Because this template is metal, you can also cut along the template.