Cuttlebug users...input needed!
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kipper
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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:54:12 PM
I love the look of embossed cardstock. Is the cuttlebug worth the price of the machine and the plates/folders (can't remember what they are called) or am I better off just looking for embossed cardstock at the store?

Any input on your Cuttlebug thoughts would be great!!!

TIA,
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Posted: 1/18/2013 11:58:15 PM
I don't have a cuttlebug, but I have a Big Bite and I love it for die. Cutting and embossing. It's a versatile machine.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:12:15 AM
Well, I got a Cuttlebug for Christmas last year, and I've only used it a handful of times. I really enjoy the option, but I'm not sure it's worth the money. Maybe if you do more card making than scrapbooking...



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Posted: 1/19/2013 12:49:43 AM
I bought the texture boutique (w/40% coupon) for about $25. It only does embossing, no cutting, so it is much cheaper.

I LOVE the look of embossing and have a pretty nice collection of folders.

Of course if I had to do it again, I would have just waited until Black Friday when the big shot was about $29.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:36:50 AM
I live my little bug! I think I paid about $50 for it and it came with some accessories (amazon lightning deal a couple years ago). I find that it's very useful when making a bunch of cards, for example a stack of mother's day cards to sell. The good thing about the machine is that the embossing folders are not that expensive. Usually about $3 or less with a coupon, and they go on sale a lot. It's versatile, but again I use t mainly for cardmaking.

But what's this about the Big Shot? Where was it on sale for $29?! My bug has been giving me a little trouble wouldn't roll. Just picked up some new plates today and hoping that will do the trick! If not, I might replace it with a Big Shot. I think these machines are getting cheaper these days with the popularity of electronic machines.
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kipper
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Posted: 1/19/2013 1:43:39 AM
I guess I will have to go look at my options at the store. I haven't used any of them. I have a Cricut E2, so I guess I saw the cuttlebug on their website. I mostly plan on using an embossing machine for cards.

I didn't even know their were other options.

Thanks for the input... Keep it coming!


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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:25:53 AM
Bigshot: Check Amazon free shipping, Overstock cheap shipping.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:28:45 AM
The Big Shot will enable you to use various sizes of things. I like it because it does give me more choices.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:47:19 AM
I have a Cuttlebug and I really love it! I use it with my embossing folders, for cardmaking and I also have a nice collection of steel dies from companies like Memory Box, WPlus9, My favorite things, Papertrey Ink, and also a few Sizzix dies too. The thing I love most about my Cuttlebug is that the sides fold up, so really does not take up a lot of space when it's not in use.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:52:19 AM
I so go for it (whichever machine you get). Not just for cards but you can add texture to photo mats and diecut titles and shapes.

I would say don't get the texture boutique. Get one that allows you to cut dies also. You may think you never want to use dies but if you change your mind you won't be able to with that machine. And there are some awesome dies out there!



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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:52:49 AM
I love my cuttlebug,too. Lightweight, portable and works great!!!






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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:55:57 AM

I love most about my Cuttlebug is that the sides fold up, so really does not take up a lot of space when it's not in use.




Yes, that is a great feature for people who strapped for space. (Like me, but I happened to win mine so that wasn't a factor. LOL) It's more convenient to use if you have a small spot nearby to stash it rather than pull out a larger machine because you have to store it away somewhere. Mine sits on a shelf on my desk right in front of me.



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Posted: 1/19/2013 7:58:24 AM
I've had a cuttlebug for 4-5 years. I really like the option to add texture to my projects. There are tons of embossing folds out there to use, a better selection than just buying the embossed paper. The big shot is nice too, bigger with a little stronger crank. The cuttlebug folds up nicely if space is an issue. The big shot does take up a lot of space and is quite heavy. Definitely shop around, cuttlebug and big shots are on sale all the time.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 8:02:05 AM
Check out the Big Shot/Big Kick. You can get it with a coupon at most craft stores. It is more versatile than the Cuttlebug.



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