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Posted 9/30/2012 by zimmy85 in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 518,528
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Posted: 9/30/2012 12:57:11 PM
I have the cricut which I love but I keep seeing people using all these cool die cuts from the bigshot or spellbinder or cuttlebug which I never have really looked at before so now I'm wondering about getting one of these. So first question do the dies intermix on the machines or do you have to have the specific kind also which one is the best to get without spending a fortune. I have seen some people have bought some really cute stamps that have dies that match so of course I want them and don't have a machine lol

Mother of 2 great boys


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Posted: 9/30/2012 1:01:09 PM
I have the cuttlebug and almost any die can fit in them...except the grand caliber dies.

But I have heard great things about the big shot as well, but I don't own that one so can't help you there.

But I do like the cuttlebug its a nice compact size and the price was really good when I purchased it. It also came with the plates (which you will need to run the dies through)....not sure if they still do though.

Wise~old Pea

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Posted: 9/30/2012 1:35:17 PM
The Bigshot/Bigkick and Cuttlebug will take most of the hobby dies on the market, including the wafer thin dies(Quickutz, Bosscuts, Spellbinders etc) Your limitation is the width. They will not take the larger dies in the Spellbinders Grand die sets. They will take the XL/extended dies but you will need the extended cutting pads etc. They also take the embossing folders.

They are good machines, but I prefer the BS/BK. I think they are sturdier. I i9s your personal choice.


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Posted: 9/30/2012 1:51:58 PM
Thanks so much now I have to save and buy lol hopefully I can find one on sale

Mother of 2 great boys

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Posted: 9/30/2012 1:55:27 PM
I love my Big Shot! I had a Cuttlebug but sold it to buy my Big Shot, which I find to be a sturdier machine.

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PeaNut 518,528
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Posted: 9/30/2012 2:08:35 PM
Better start giving big Christmas hints oh what the heck I will just buy it and say its from hubby heehee or better yet just buy it since he got nfl ticket lol

Mother of 2 great boys

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Posted: 9/30/2012 2:18:07 PM
I got my Big Kick at HL, I think. It might have been Michaels. Anyway, whichever one it was I used a coupon. About every 3-4 weeks HL and Ms will have their Sizzix on sale. You can get a good inventory of fun stuff to play with without spending too much. Drop big hints and leave printouts hanging around on countertops and tables.

mom to 3 great kiddos - 21, 19, 16

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