I have only gotten to use this machine once so far. With a die to make Christmas cards. I love it!!! I have never had a die cutter, embossing or quilt die cutter before and this thing is fabulous! I can't wait to get more dies and embossing folders. Quilt dies too!
This is the first time I've ever purchased or used a die cutting machine. Set up was easy and the machine was not difficult to learn how to use. The instructions that come with the machine are limited, but the Silhouette website offers great tutorials and guidance. I suggest you also watch and learn from you tube videos before you begin. Happy crafting!!!
I've had several different brands of manual die cutters and this is by far my favorite. I haven't found a die made it won't cut. I highly recommend this machine to anyone that wants to cut paper or any other material.
Nicely made machine by Sizzix; but.............Sizzix no longer makes the multipurpose cutting platform that used to come with all the Big Shot/Bigkick machines. I am a card maker/scrapbooker and that platform is essential. After much cussing and a very good YouTube video on the machines, I realized this fact and went searching for what I needed. You can either buy an extended platform, which has all you need or you can buy a thin die plate to enable machine to cut all die on the market. Why would Sizzix sell a machine to me without the basics I need to make my projects? I just don't understand it. So if you purchase this machine and have cutting the thinner dies, be aware you MUST buy the multipurpose platform or the additional platform in order to use it.
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