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I really want to get a die cut machine. I saw Michael's has several different ones but don't know which is better. Cuttlebug, Bigkicks, sizzix.... I was considering the BigShot from SU but now I have this 40 percent off coupon for Michael's. Any suggestions??
I had a big shot but I sold it because I couldn't get the hang of it, but I regret it now. I'm thinking I would get a Cuttlebug though and probably soon.
PS. You might want to read the fine print on your coupon, it may exempt die cut machines, especially anything from Provocraft. If it's good, please let me know so I can find a coupon and run to M's today
I have both a Cuttlebug and a Big Shot. I love them both and use both. However, I do find the CB easier and just a bit quicker to use. I probably use it with almost every card I make because I like embossed backgrounds and use them most often. Yet, the BS will do things the CB can't as it's a bigger machine. So..if I had to pick just one machine, given my usage, the CB would basically work for for me. If you are into a lot of bigger dies though, the BS is the way to go and it's a nice sturdy machine.
Awsome youtube video. So much info. Thank you for this. I believe I will be getting the big shot. Seems to be the more versatile machine.To avoid disappointment, I called up Michael's to make sure I can use the coupon towards the bigshot. Thank goodness...I can.
Good luck with the choices... I chose the Cuttlebug after much contemplation because I had to think about what I wanted to use the cut images for...
I have bought a few of the Sizzix/Big Shot dies as well as Memory Box, Spellbinders, and so on. You can use different "recipes" to stack each die and cutting board to make everything work. I love my cuttlebug.
Shyla P Middleton
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I am looking at a JoAnn coupon. It states....Offer excludes previous purchases, purchase of.....all paper crafting machines, cartridges & dies....
The Michael's coupon does not exclude paper crafting machines but does exclude ...Cricut brands (the new Cuttlebug embossing folders now are labelled Cricut Cuttlebug so are excluded from use of a coupon)
I bought myself a Cuttlebug as my first paper crafting die cutting machine. Love it and still have it. I have been given a Big Shot and Vagabond and use them also.
I have both a Cuttlebug and Big Kick [same as Big Shot] and like them both. The Cuttlebug is easier to move around and you can take it with you easily; I use it mostly for my embossing folders. I found that the Big Kick does a better job cutting intricate dies and it's a much heavier machine. I got both machines at great prices and use them both.
Just picked up the big shot at Michael's with a 40% coupon but those spellbinders are sooooo expensive. I see people posting that they pick up spellbinders for a few dollars at Michael's. I seem to never see those kinds of deals. Where else do you folks shop for dies?
Tomorrow starts the SU Sale-a-Bration and you could order the Big Shot and one other small item to reach $100--then you qualify for TWO free SAB items, one of which is a really cool Embossing folder. If you order up to $150 (before tax & shipping) then you qualify for THREE free SAB items, plus $25 hostess dollars and a free pack of Silver Sparkle Glimmer paper!
OR, you could sign-up as an SU demo during SAB ($99), then you can get the Big Shot as part of your kit with some to still spend on other items as well!!! Their promo during SAB is $99 for the starter kit and get $156.50 worth of product!
Yes, I was strongly considering signing up as a demo for that deal as of tomorrow. I already got the Bigkick and just ordered a bunch of dies and embossing folders at Jo Ann's online. I don't know how much more my wallet can handle.