Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Comparison of the Big Shot versus the Cuttlebug

The Big Shot Die Cut and Embossing MachineDo you have a machine that lets you use embossing folders? 
If not Stampin'UP! carries 2 options.

The first option for an embossing machine is the Big Shot: This industry standard does both embossing and die cutting. Its extra wide bed lets you use the Magnetic Cutting Platform as well as the larger dies - many of which do not fit in the narrower bed of the Cuttlebug.

 I use My Big Shot all the time! 

If you do any die cutting at all, or think you might, you'll definitely want to spend the extra money for the Big Shot versus the Cuttlebug. Stampin'UP! sells the Big Shot for $99.95. Retail price on the Cuttlebug is $89.99. The $10 savings isn't worth it. Eventually you'll be kicking yourself for not going with the bigger size machine.

And the Big Shot is strong enough to work on a a wide variety of different materials (wood sheets, magnet sheets, fabric, shrinky dinks, metal soda cans, cork board, aluminum flashing and more . . .) Click here to see a list of over 50 different materials that can be used with your Big Shot

The Texture Boutique Embossing MachineYour 2nd option for an embossing machine is the Texture Boutique: This smaller machine is more affordable at only $29.95 (comparably priced in retail stores). Its also smaller and more light weight, which means its portable if you like to travel with your crafting. 

But the down side is that it does ONLY embossing.  If you want the option to use dies to cut shapes then the Big Shot is your best choice. 

And if you're wondering why to buy from a demonstrator versus a retail store, the answer is that you get a relationship with a creative coach along with your purchase. As demonstrators we do our best to ensure that our customers are happy with their product and educated about the best ways to use it.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you've been inspired to try one of these machines.
Feel free to leave a comment or contact me with any questions

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