Any person that has an addiction to purses and scrap booking (I personally know a few) will be delighted with this little gem. It does a great job embossing and is small enough to easily store as are the embossing templates. What a great little starter kit - I had to work on it instantly. Love it!
I wanted to try embossing but didn't want to spend a lot. This kit is absolutely perfect for testing the waters and comes with everything you'll need to get started. The only assembly required is attaching the hand crank but that's simple and it even comes with the screwdriver. I love that it doesn't require electricity and that it's so lightweight, it makes for easy transporting. The hand crank is easy to turn and a little pressure on the handle holds the machine in place so it doesn't slide around during use. You're limited in the size of embossing folders you can use (up to 5" x 7") but for card making and scrapbooking that hasn't been an issue. It's compatible with other brands of embossing folders as long as you keep those dimensions in mind. The only downside I've encountered is that some of the folders don't emboss evenly ~ the edges are perfectly embossed but the center of the paper is noticeably lighter. I haven't figured out if this is a folder issue or a machine issue. I couldn't be happier with my new little "toy". It sits adorably on a shelf in my craft room and it's so compact that it takes up very little space. It has added a whole new dimension to my cards. Love it!
The Sizzix Texture Boutique is exactly what I was looking for and wanting for my card making business. The product comes well packaged and the only assembly is the crank handle and tools are provided. Simple and easy to use.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? The image is exactly like the actual product
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The on site description is quite accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the product is very good
Just what I thought it would be but all the extras were a pleasant surprise.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Same
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
As a beginning paper crafter, this was a nice embossing machine and it looks cute displayed in my crafting room. You are limited to a small size of embossed area, so if you want to be able to emboss larger areas or larger cards, you may want a different machine.