I just got my first spellbinder die and decided to google my computer for using it with my cuttlebug. I found some neat Utube demos and read a couple of articles and I found this new information at this blogging site by Elle Hutson. See here. I really found the use of spellbinder dies and cuttlebug machines very informative on her site. I never knew that you could emboss using your spellbinder dies. However, since I did not have the Spellbinder magnetic mat or their tan emboss mat, I found of different ways to emboss my dies. More explanations for use of spellbinders on cuttlebug here
I tried two methods and they both worked very well. I took the rubber backings that came with my Unique Boutique stamps. So I used A plate, B Plate, 2 rubber mats, card, spellbinder die facing down and then B to get an embossed edge. The unfortunate part is that these rubber mats are small. So I had an old mouse pad here and cut it the size of the plates for the cuttlebug and instead of using 2 rubber mats, I only used this alone and it worked with amazing results.
i already knew the combination for the quickutz dies on my cuttlebug which is A, B, Cardstock, die, and C.
I am off to play some more and will show some after I have finished.