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Stamp 'n' Sparkle 12-05-2007 07:11 AM

Cuttlebug. Is it a must have?
I have been seeing a lot of this Cuttlebug lately (used with card samples on blogs) and wondered how often people used it or if there was another more spectacular version out there? :D

GinaP 12-05-2007 07:13 AM


Originally Posted by Stamp 'n' Sparkle (Post 7918845)
I have been seeing a lot of this Cuttlebug lately (used with card samples on blogs) and wondered how often people used it or if there was another more spectacular version out there? :D

Omigosh, I couldn't live without mine! This is one tool that is so easy to use and so versatile that I don't see myself tiring of it anytime soon. My Sizzix machine sits unused, but the Cuttlebug is active and I LOVE it.

If you can get one from Santa this year, you're gonna be one lucky gal!!

DixieCurl 12-05-2007 07:16 AM

I would buy it again even if I didn't have a single die for it.... I think it's worth the price (use a 40% off coupon or from Creativexpress.com on sale) just for the embossing folders alone...... Those are soooooooo fun.

On sale, it's just a little more than a cropodile......

debzi333 12-05-2007 07:18 AM

It's the only die cut/ embossing machine I have ever owned, and I certainly use mine a lot!!! It gives so much texture and interest to card layout ( I only have the embossing folders). I find myself turning to it again and again!!! I have a cropodile, never used it, well - I can think of a lot of tools and things that I have , but of those, I probably use my cuttlebug the most!!!

I purchased with a 40 % of coupon at Micheal's - and I think it was totally worth it!!! But like all stamping things - it's a want - not a * need! * But I do love mine!

SophieLaFontaine 12-05-2007 07:18 AM


Originally Posted by DixieCurl (Post 7918902)
I would buy it again even if I didn't have a single die for it.... I think it's worth the price (use a 40% off coupon or from Creativexpress.com on sale) just for the embossing folders alone...... Those are soooooooo fun.

On sale, it's just a little more than a cropodile......

Ditto. Actually, I DON'T have a single die - I only have the embossing folders. I love them!

chattiekathie 12-05-2007 07:20 AM

Love my bug!

knightrone 12-05-2007 07:22 AM

one word----yes!!!

bubbasprincess 12-05-2007 07:33 AM

YES!!!! Love mine!

dacpam 12-05-2007 07:39 AM

I can't stop using my cuttlebug! I don't make anything anymore without using it somehow. I do have the whole set of nestabilities and am using the dickens out of them too. All my Christmas cards, all my gifts I am making all use the nestabilities and cuttlebug. I am totally addicted. I can honestly say that after 15 years of stamping, there is NOTHING I have used more than my bug. It just puts a nice, professional finish to all my projects. Did I mention that I love it? I have had 3 friends buy it since I showed them how wonderful it is. I would give up a lot of things in my stamp room to keep this baby.

By the way, for those cuttlebug users out there, I use it so much that I am on my 4th B plate! That is how much use it has had.

Yes buy it! I have some bug dyes and embossers but use the nestabilities all the time.

Suzy_H 12-05-2007 07:43 AM

I love mine....

Suzy_H 12-05-2007 07:43 AM

The only other one I would consider is Spellbinders but Cuttlebug is more affordable and available.

scrapstampindiva 12-05-2007 07:51 AM

oh most definitely! I use mine all the time. It also works with the nestabilities. :D

lovingyoualways 12-05-2007 07:55 AM

Just got mine this morning I wanted to compare it to the bigkick and I say yes it is worth it! I am keeping both because the cuttlebug will be much easier to take to swaps since it folds up.

sprtchick 12-05-2007 08:46 AM

Hey Miss stampnsparkle....I love my bug...great purchase...you thinking of carrying the embossing folders and dies? I would order from you...

jutta 12-05-2007 08:49 AM

I just got mine two days ago and I have only used it to make a couple of samples. I can see where you can get totally addicted to using it. It's so simple to use and the results are awesome! I read a lot about it and wanted it for months, but then I saw the thread on SCS about custom crops special price and I took the plunge. I don't think I'll ever regret it. I only have a few embossing folders - so far! I am so impressed with the ease of use and the wonderful results. I have ben on a tool buying binge lately. I bought the Scor Pal, the CAD, the ATG and the bug - can you say Merry Christmas?


Aimee30 12-05-2007 08:54 AM

I just got mine for my birthday and love it already...

Quiltnstamper 12-05-2007 09:00 AM

I really like mine. I have some quickutz dies and I hated their old hand tool. I use them all the time in my cuttlebug. I just ordered the nesties and I can hardly wait to use them in my little bug.

momis mama 12-05-2007 09:16 AM

must have!!!

Cammie 12-05-2007 09:20 AM


it is pretty cheap...you can get lots of embossing folders for them (very cool for neat textures) and you can use the nestabilitiy dies in them......

definitely a must have..imo!

look-inkgood 12-05-2007 09:43 AM

Love mine, too! Simple, affordable and doesn't take up too much space. They just keep coming out with more cute folders and dies! I use mine a LOT.

OakvilleMom 12-05-2007 09:50 AM

I love my Bug! I use is a lot when making cards and have also used it with some of my Scrapbooking layouts. Very easy to use and well worth the investment.

kittie747 12-05-2007 09:52 AM

It is a must.

*SeikasHaven* 12-05-2007 09:55 AM

MUST! I bought mine for the embossing folders but got a free set of die-cuts with my purchase and wow, I'm sold on those too! So small and compact yet easy to pull and and use. LOVE love love it!

sistastamper 12-05-2007 10:02 AM

I am so glad that I purchased my Cuttlebug. I had a 50% off coupon so I think I paid about $35 for it. I, too, only have the embossing folders. I've purchased the folders on sale at AC Moore when they were 50% off (like this week) and paid $2.50 each. I agree that the embossing folders add so much character to a card. My 6 year old son had a ball this past Sunday 'helping' me!

tokeefe 12-05-2007 10:06 AM

Just got my cuttlebug the day after thanksgiving. LOVE IT!
The embossing folders and dies are on sale right now at crazyscraps.com and you can also preview/preorder the new ones coming out in Feb.
Just thought I would share the tibit of info.

ebethneu 12-05-2007 10:20 AM

You know I held off getting one until I got my nestabilities. I didnt think I would like it or need it or want it since I hadnt done a lot of dry embossing in the past.

But I was soooo wrong!

I LOVE it for the nestabilities but I have also loved using the embossing folders with it! I actually started to wonder why I waited so long!

It's the same way I felt about eyelets. I stopped using them because of the hammering and used brads. Then I got a cropadile and it changed everything.

Get one....they are fun!

Stamp 'n' Sparkle 12-05-2007 06:43 PM

WOW! Thanks for all the info ladies :D
I had heard about Nestibilities too, maybe I should start with the Cuttlebug First. Problem is I want one NOW! Hahaha! Right, off to tell Santa ;)

(A little hello to Sprtchick...in answer to your question yes, I'm thinking about it)

CardFanatic 12-05-2007 06:52 PM


Originally Posted by Stamp 'n' Sparkle (Post 7918845)
I have been seeing a lot of this Cuttlebug lately (used with card samples on blogs) and wondered how often people used it or if there was another more spectacular version out there? :D

I think it is just another option in our growing hobby. Some people will love it, some can do without. I personally have no desire to have one. I'd rather stamp a BG... but that's me.

Stamp 'n' Sparkle 12-05-2007 07:15 PM

What's BG? :confused:

I'm new to these shortened phrases, some I can figure out straight away and others I haven't got a clue! I know as soon as you tell me that I will feel silly! But it's bugging me :rolleyes:

I know what you mean about it being yet another option in our growing hobby, I just HAD to have the Cricut and since I bought it I have not been scrapbooking so much I have been making cards so it is just sitting there gathering dust :(

I really do like how the cuttlebug makes your cards POP though!

Hmmm, I'll think about it some more.

disstamps 12-05-2007 07:29 PM

BG means background! I use the same letters. :)

SammyStamper 12-05-2007 07:42 PM

I feel like the scrooge as I wouldn't say it is a "must have." I do own one, bought it last year around Thanksgiving for my birthday. I have probably used it 10 times. I am using the snowflake embossing folder on my xmas cards. My Nestabilities are arriving soon. Honestly, I really don't use it that often. It started to be a money sucker in the beginning as you want all the goodies to go with it. I have three alphabets which I have used a handful of times to make the few scrapbook pages I did. I think you have to evaluate your spending style and needs. I did regret buying mine for awhile as I felt like I was constantly spending money - coupon or no coupon - it is still money.

StampinAK 12-05-2007 09:42 PM

I bought my Cuttlebug last year and I use it on almost every card that I make. I feel like something is missing without the extra texture that the embossing folders give to the card. I have always used the SU BG stamps to add a little something, but now I also Cuttlebug the stamped BG!! :)
My Bug sits on my stamping desk within arms reach! The new emboss folders that are coming out next month are super! IMO the folders and dies run cheaper than some of the other systems out there.

Stamp 'n' Sparkle 12-05-2007 10:21 PM

Aaaaah...Back Ground! Of course! I knew it would be something so simple when I heard it!!!

So is Nestabilities better than the cuttlebug? A few of you have mentioned it. SammyStamper why are you buying Nestabilities if you don't use the Cuttlebug much, what draws you to Nestabilities??

I need to research into Nestabilities I think. I'll look into it tomorrow. Thanks for all your help and info ladies :D

Suzy_H 12-06-2007 03:22 AM

After having it for almost a year (I think??) I can still say that I use it almost everyday - I love the tiny flower and shape die cuts I cut brown paper bags, felt, odd material - even ribbon for shaped embellishments. You can always buy new shapes and folders so it is always changing and never gets old or outdated....

kvanbuskirk 12-06-2007 05:30 AM

I love mine, especially the embossing folders. I created all my christmas cards using it. It is amazing how each tool that I own is useful for me to use on cards and scrapbooking. For instance I used my Expression to cut out the frame then I embossed with my cuttlebug then stamped the sentiment inside with my acrylics. I love my stuff!!

Vickie Y 12-06-2007 05:43 AM

I use my bug a lot; didn't invest in any bug alphas because I use my cricut to cut letters. The bug dies and embossing folders add WOW to projects. Use the flower dies to cut chipboard to make those cute jumbo clips that are used as bookmarks! Lots of projects can be ehnanced by using the bug and its folders and dies. :)

Joan B 12-06-2007 06:13 AM

IMHO, nothing is a must have. Really. I have one and like it but my life as a card maker would survive without it!!

stampinsweeney 12-06-2007 08:26 AM

I received mine at a birthday gift and love it! As has been said already, nothing is a "must-have", but this is definitely a fun novelty. The price is decent for both the machine (w/coupon) and the embossing folders. Easy to use. Portable. I have not purchased many die-cuts, but the prices seem better than Sizzix. There is also a thread in tools and products about the CB. That may help you with your decision.

JenniferO 12-06-2007 09:15 AM

I just bought one for a x-mas gift to myself! I can't wait to get it in the mail and try it out!!!!

GloriousGreetings 12-06-2007 09:34 AM

I just bought one last week at my local craft store during her open house....I get it tommorow....I absolutley can't wait.....

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