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Old 02-01-2019, 02:40 PM   #1
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Cricut is committed to making amazing products that expand the creative possibilities for all of our members. As we continue to come out with new products, sometimes we have to make hard decisions about existing product lines that we can no longer support. This year we’ve decided to discontinue Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug accessories. You can continue to find Cuttlebug products on Cricut.com, while they last, and at your favorite craft retail stores. We love your passion for our products and we appreciate your commitment to the Cricut brand.
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Cricut is committed to making amazing products that expand the creative possibilities for all of our members. As we continue to come out with new products, sometimes we have to make hard decisions about existing product lines that we can no longer support. This year we’ve decided to discontinue Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug accessories. You can continue to find Cuttlebug products on Cricut.com, while they last, and at your favorite craft retail stores. We love your passion for our products and we appreciate your commitment to the Cricut brand.
Wow, thats surprising. Do they have another similar product that doesn't rely on electricity?
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That’s crazy. I have the Cuttlebug and Big Shot and definitely prefer the Bug. I better buy replacement plates.
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Old 02-02-2019, 07:09 AM   #4
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As always, a lot of them are for sale on ebay, and with the announcement, prices may go up. So for anyone thinking about getting a spare, this may be a good time.

With Big Shots and electric machines so prevalent, Cuttlebugs just may no longer be profitable for Cricut, too small a market share.

Mine is no longer used due to hand issues, moving on to a Gemini Junior and occasionally a Sidekick, but it’s a great little machine. My green one was donated because I “had” to have spa blue.
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I'm surprised to hear the news as well. I had my CB since they first came out and it was well used. However, when I purchased a BigShot, prior to my last move, I let my CB go.

Prior to purchasing the CB many years ago, I bought a Sizzix side kick which I still possess and very glad I kept.
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I love my Cuttlebug! I bought it 14 years ago and it still works great!

As for the plates, I took my B and C ones to my neighborhood hardware store and they said they are able to make me some. They had three thicknesses of plexiglass and two of them matched my B and C plates fine. They cannot round the corners but my husband said he could sand the sharp edges.
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I am still mad at them for getting rid of Expression 2 ability to use digitial images. This is icing on the cake for me.
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I love my CB an have a spare but neither will do me any good if I can't find plates. I got a Fold Away Big Shot for Christmas an still haven't used it.
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I love my CB an have a spare but neither will do me any good if I can't find plates. I got a Fold Away Big Shot for Christmas an still haven't used it.

My CB plates have lasted over 7 years and are still in great shape, so you will probably get many years of use from your CB. I mentioned above that my neighborhood hardware store is able to cut me plates. Maybe yours can, too.
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JUst buy plates from SU..they basically are the same...I interchange them with cuttlebug plates in my big shot daily.
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I love my CB an have a spare but neither will do me any good if I can't find plates. I got a Fold Away Big Shot for Christmas an still haven't used it.

I got some online from Joann and Michaels
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JUst buy plates from SU..they basically are the same...I interchange them with cuttlebug plates in my big shot daily.

Check the width first; Sizzix/SU plates are slightly wider than Cuttlebug plates. I too use both in my Big Shot but am not sure that the larger plates will fit through the slightly narrower Cuttlebug (I don't have a CB so can't verify this)
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I have a cuttlebug. I don't know how the pricing would work outside Australia, but the Couture Creations die cutting machine, called the Go Cut and Emboss, has replacement plates which fit in the cuttlebug.
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mine was an original CB and I always had a terrible time cranking anything through it. I donated it last year to an assisted living home for their crafts department, but bought the Gemini Jr at the HSN Launch in 2017. LOVE it... I do still use my regular Expression quite a bit, and have the baby bug and the special anniversary edition expression with the 4 preloaded carts that I seldom use: way too many steps to make a single cut.
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Wow! I’ve had my bug for at least 10 years-same plates and everything. It’s going strong!!

I better get some spare plates.
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