Originally Posted by buggainok
I have a Cuttlebug I've been very happy with for several years. Do I NEED a Big Kick? Is it more complicated to use than the Cuttlebug, i.e. platforms, etc.?
The Big Kick just has the one multi-purpose platform, which has tabbed shims attached to it that you flip either open or closed depending on what type of die you're using, or if you're using an embossing folder. The info about what tabs you need open or closed is printed right on the platform.
Then you'll need a set of clear cutting plates. And if you want to emboss with Nesties, you'll want one of those little embossing pads.
But basically that's all. Cutting plates and platform.
In my opinion, that's easier than trying to remember sandwiches of A, B and C plates.
edited to add: The multi-purpose platform and one set of two cutting plates come in the box with the Big Kick.