I'll try to explain what the mysterious device is. It will be somewhat confusing, because I don't have any pictures of it in action yet. It is supposed to be a...um...I think it's called a die cut machine.
The idea is that by sandwiching a piece (or pieces) of paper between a "cookie cutter" and a roller, you can punch out different shapes.
Argh. have to go now cuz I have some other stuff to do before gov't class starts. ttyl, jot