So now I also have a combination 5" and 3" Creative Station Lite. This model is more streamlined and easier to use than the previous models. The cartridge slides into the machine and as long as the end is coming out the front through the rollers you're good to go. It comes with a 5" permanent adhesive cartridge and can also take 3" cartridges, which is pretty neat. There are also repositionable, laminate and laminate/magnet cartridges sold separately. The 3" is nice for making stickers or smaller embellishments. I made a Minnie magnet using a laminate/magnet cartridge, trimmed it with an exacto knife and put on the frig. :-)
This machine is something I use every time I'm scrapbooking; it's an invaluable tool and so much nicer, easier and cleaner than gluing something. This is a staple in my craft room.