I am pleased with the book. I managed to complete it without any major blunders and I think think it is handsome. The decorative end papers are my own paste paper. Pyramid Atlantic has a hot stamp machine -- we didn't think to turn it on in time to let it heat up, but I cold stamped a decorative curlycue shape on the front cover. The embossing is not deep, but it is quite visible. The photo below doesn't do it justice.