What is the best Sizzix die-cutting machine for me? – CraftStash Inspiration
Sizzix die-cutting machines are great for cutting cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnets, leather, and more. Sizzix steel-rule dies (Bigzu2122) can cut almost anything! Perfect for papercraft, home du00e9cor, appliquu00e9, upcycling, and more.
Sizzix® Big Shot® Machine
The Sizzix Big Shot Machine is ideal for any avid crafter who wants to make their own greeting cards because it is simple to use and portable. It allows you to cut out perfect shapes and emboss a variety of styles.
Sizzix® Big Shot® Plus Machine
Because of its 9 (A4) sized opening, the Big Shot Plus machine has everything you love about the Big Shot, plus the ability to use Bigz Plus dies. We also have a Starter Kit available, which you can check out HERE.
Sizzix® Big Shot® Foldaway
The Big Shot Foldaway is a small machine with a cutting surface and handles that neatly fold away, making it ideal for on-the-go crafting. It has a 6 (A5) wide opening and comes with 20 bonus items, including a paper pad, felt, and four pieces of fabric.
Sizzix® Sidekick® Starter Kit
The Sizzix Sidekick Starter Kit is the smallest machine, but it’s ideal for beginners because it’s portable, affordable, and, above all, simple to use. It’s ideal for cutting and embossing wafer-thin dies up to 2 u00bd wide.
Sizzix® Big Shot® Pro Machine
The Big Shot Pro is the ultimate machine for those who want it all, as it is compatible with the entire Sizzix die library, from the smallest to the largest 12 dies. We hope this guide has assisted you in choosing the best die-cutting machine for you.
Can I use Sizzix dies in Grand Calibur?
The Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine will not fit Sizzix Originals or similar sized dies.
Can You Use Any dies with Spellbinders?
Yes, you can use Sizzix dies on a Spellbinder machine; you just need to use the correct plates for the size of Sizzix die you’re using.
Can you use BIGZ dies in Big Shot?
Place a Bigz die, foam side up, on a Cutting Pad. Place paper or other desired material to be cut on top of the die, right side facing the die. Place a second Cutting Pad on top of the paper or material to create a “sandwich.” Slide the sandwich into the Big Shot’s opening.
How thick are sizzix dies?
The thickness of the solo platform is 1/2″.
Can You Use Any dies with Sizzix?
What is the thickest material that Bigz and Originals dies can cut? Generally speaking, anything that can be cut with a pair of scissors can be cut by Sizzix Bigz and Originals dies; you can find the exact materials using our material compatibility table.
Can sizzix Sizzlits cut fabric?
The Sidekick was created primarily for cutting the small Sizzix Sizzlits dies, which do not cut fabric.
What materials can a Sizzix cut?
What Can Sizzix Big Shot Cut? This cutting machine can easily cut foam, cardstock, felt, leather, vellum, fabric, craft aluminum, and chipboard, as well as magnet and metallic foil.
Can you use sizzix BIGZ dies in a cuttlebug?
After using the Sizzix Create-A-Bow (that’s an Amazon link) in my Sizzix Big Shot in these two posts POST 1 and POST 2, I got a lot of questions about whether or not the dies could be used in the Cuttlebug. They can!
Is Sizzix or Spellbinder better?
The Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting and Embossing machine also comes with the tan embossing mat and purple embossing plate for cut and emboss etched dies (albeit the small version) and embossing folders, which makes it superior to the Sizzix machines.
Can you use Gemini dies in Sizzix big shot?
Yes, you can, because the Big Shot has different cutting platforms that allow it to cut thin metal dies all the way up to large steel dies, whereas the Gemini machine can only cut thin dies.
Are Spellbinders dies compatible with Sizzix big shot?
All Spellbinders dies, Brass Stencils, Zip e Cut dies, Quickutz dies, Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders, Fiskars texture Plates, all Bosskut dies, and all Sizzix dies are compatible with the Big Shot and BIGkick.