When using the embosslit dies in your Big Shot, place the "This side down" on the cutting plate with the cardstock or paper in the die (no other items, chipboard, cork, metal, etc.) with the hinge of the embosslit opposite the handleand cutting plate on top and try using no tabs on the multipurpose platform. See picture below:
It is hard to see in this picture, but the handle is on the right hand side of the picture, and the hinge is on the left side.... This will prevent breakage of either/and the embosslit and your Big Shot machine.