I've discovered that the small cuttlebug embossing folders work just fine in the cuttlekids machine using two smaller cutting pads instead of one A and one B. More versatility. I think for the kids the embossing would be easier. This is a hobby (the die cut stuff) where a lot of money can be easily spent. So I'm glad I went the cuttlekids direction even though it will be limiting. I need limits! I read that even the sizzix narrow dies will fit with the smaller cutting pads, although for $25 a shot I don't think I will try any time soon. JoAnn doesn't include Sizzix stuff in their 40% coupons.
Here are a few cards I have made. The first one also has flower punches. The second two has cuttlekids flower diecuts.