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How To Use Sizzix Dies in Big Shot Machine – Sandwich Options

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

We thought we would share these different tips and tricks on how to use ALL Sizzix Dies in the Big Shot Machine or other die-cutting machines. From the originals to Bigz to Embossing Folders and more, this will be a great guide and sandwich options. We actually suggest you print this off for your reference. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us

Using Sizzilits or Clearlits Dies – You will need paper,die,cutting pads, and extended multipurpose platform.

Sizzix Sizzlits and Clearlits

Using Originals, Bigz or other Steel-Rule Dies – You will need paper,die,cutting pads.

Sizzix Bigz Dies

Using Embosslits Dies or Textured Impressions Texture Fades, or Texture Trades Embossing Folders – You will need paper or cardstock, die, embossing folder, cutting pads, extended multipurpose platform.

Sizzix Embossing Folders

Using Framelits, Thinlits or other Wafer-Thin Dies – You will need paper or cardstock,die,cutting pads,extended multipurpose platform

sizzix framelits

Using Metal Stencils – You will need impressions pad,silicone rubber,paper,metal stencil,cutting pad,extended multipurpose platform

sizzix metal stencils

Using Magnetic Platform with Framelits, Thinlits, or other Wafer-Thin Dies – You will need die,cutting pads,paper or cardstock,magnetic platform

sizzix magnetic platform

Use Sizzlits Decorative Strip Dies – paper,die,decorative strip cutting pads,extended multipurpose platform

sizzix decorative strips

Sizzix Ellison Dies are a great option for beginners or even advanced card makers or paper crafters. The scrapbooking options are endless using Sizzix Dies. For more information on Sizzix Dies you can visit their website here:

We also offer a 30% Off Monthly Coupon on most Sizzix products excluding machines if you sign up for VIP club:

Here below is a VIDEO put on by Stephanie Barnard that will give you a visual of what the sizes and dimensions of these different dies are. See All VIDEOS: Sizzix Big Shot and Dies Videos



Sizzix Flip-its Card Dies

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

Do you ever see a project and wonder “How did they do that”? Then, whey you see the instructions, you think “Wow, that was easy”. Well, that is exactly what happens when you see the Sizzix Flip-its Card Dies! See Here

Flip-its card dies are Movers & Shapers L Dies. Measuring 6 x 8 3/4″, these Movers & Shapers L die sets showcases the vibrant style of Stephanie Barnard. This Base die can accommodate most of the window or photo corner Movers & Shapers magnetic dies. This die is designed for use only with the BIGkick, Big Shot and Vagabond machines and requires the use of a pair of Cutting Pads.  Although you can use them in the Cuttlebug using 2) B Plates (one on top and one on bottom).

These dies help you create fun cards with a bit of a twist. There is a very slight tri-fold to the card, and as you pull the card open, the middle cut-out twists around for you to see the inside. Place your sentiment on the inside and embellish the outside of the cut-out for a unique card that is not only fast, but fun for anyone to open!

There are currently six different styles to choose from: Heart, Square, Fancy Frame, Circle, Flower and Diamond.

Check out our video for a quick demo!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!



Sizzix Eclips Starter Kit!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

If you are in the market for an electronic die cutting machine, you will want to be sure to include the Sizzix Eclips Starter Kit to your list of machines to look at!

I had the unique opportunity to take one home as a loaner for a couple of weeks to get familiar with the machine so I could better help with customer questions. Let me tell you right now, I have had to use a TON of self control ever since to NOT purchase this machine for my own scrapbook room! I absolutely LOVE this machine! I had so much fun playing around with the Eclips. It is very user friendly and the handheld control is SO nice! Anyone can use this machine!

The Sizzix eclips Electronic Shape-Cutting Machine and Handheld Remote Control creates completely customizable shapes and letters to adorn almost anything up to 12 inches. That’s right the award-winning artwork is now available electronically from Sizzix!

Eclips Starter Kit includes:

Eclips 12 inch shape cutting machine, 2 cutting blades, universal power supply, eclips handheld remote control, handheld remote control cradle, blade holder, power cord, 6′ USB cable, a starter cartridge, starter cartridge booklet, cartridge easy to store case, 12 inch x 12 inch cutting mat, AND a User Guide.

Machine Size = 22 1/2 in. x 5 in. x 7 1/2 in.

Weight = 16.5 pounds

Machine functions:

Auto selection of speed and pressure for material to be cut
2-speed blade movement for fast and accurate positioning
Adjustable blade depth
Laser image preview for less paper waste
Cut sizes to nearest 1/100 of an inch
Cut vellum, paper, cardstock and chipboard in preset and custom sizes
Convenient handle to take machine anywhere

Handheld Remote Control:

Performs all functions remotely
High-resolution 3.6″ LCD for larger image preview
Easy on-screen navigation
Sliding screen reveals full keypad
Ergonomic cradle allows tabletop use
Multi-language user interface (English, French, Spanish, German)

Cartridge capabilities:

Remove and replace cartridges with power on
Decorative borders for 6″, 12″, 18″ and 24″ projects
Search command for all shapes
Create a “favorites” folder for designs you like
Picture-in-picture and mirror functions
Designs available in several styles: Original, Border, Outline, Shadow, Solid
Extra embellishments and add-ons to accompany select shapes

Some of MY favorite features included:

Laser Cut- Preview cutting pattern of selected images on the cutting mat by using a laser to outline where your cuts will be, cutting down on waste.

Pieces- This separates individual pieces of selected image with no guess work as to the individual sizing of the individual pieces. Very nice!

Being able to select paper size-Fabulous!

Being able to select material that you will be cutting, which automatically sets the speed and blade depth.  Again, fabulous!

Cartridges- Smaller cartridges and packaging make these easy to store. The images and fonts are SO fun and I love the fact that you can change cartridges while machine is on, right in the middle of your project, putting images from different cartridges in the same que for cutting! Awesome!

There is so much more that I could say about the features of this machine, but today’s blog is probably long enough for now! This machine is definitely one to consider when you are looking for a personal electronic die cutting machine. It is really a sweet machine!

Here are a couple pages I did while playing with the Eclips. And, you can finally see my new grandson!











I used the darling First Edition Animal Antics 12×12 Paper Pad,

656171-Sizzix Special Occasion cartridge

655934-Sizzix Starter Kit cartridge ( included with the purchase of the machine)

E8-002-Spellbinders Classic Bracket Edgeabilities

Tim Holtz Distress Inks- Weathered Wood & Walnut

The pieces feature made cutting these images a breeze!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!








How to Use M-Bossabilities in Sizzix Vagabond

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

In this video it will show you how you can use the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in the Sizzix Vagabond inspired by Tim Holtz. The Vagabond is an electronic die cutting and embossing machine produced by Sizzix along with the help of Tim Holtz as well! The M-bossabilities for those who don’t know are dual sided embossing folders and the only ones of its kind offering you two different designs on EACH folder. To see the demos on these M-Bossabilities used in other embossing machines you can click on these links:

Big Shot & Big shot PRO
Quickutz Epic Six
Provo Craft Cuttlebug

M-Bossabilities in Vagabond

Feel free to leave a comment if you would like to see other demos done! You can CLICK HERE to see all M-Bossabilities by Spellbinders Paper Arts!

How to Use M-Bossabilities in Sizzix Big Shot and PRO

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

We have compiled these few videos on how to use the Spellbinders M-Bossabilities in the Sizzix Big Shot and Big Shot PRO machines. The M-Bossabilities dies are different than other embossing folders that you may have seen. These have the ability to give you two different designs on both sides of the folder for a very affordable price. We have had many questions about this and thought of doing a video would be more simple to show you the exact process and how easy it is. We also have done videos on how to use M-Bossabilities in other machines such as the Cuttlebug by Provo Craft, Epic Six by Quickutz (now known as Lifestyle Crafts), and Vagabond by Tim Holtz. Just click on their links to see those demos.

M-Bossabilities in Sizzix Big Shot

Make sure you keep all of your tabs closed on your Big Shot platform. You will only need one cutting plate. Easy!

M-Bossabilities in Sizzix Big Shot PRO

Make sure you have purchased item 657435-Big Shot Pro Solo Platform, Shim & Wafer Thin Die Adapter, as you will need this item to use the M-Bossabilities as well as other embossing folders and wafer thin dies in the Big Shot Pro.

Feel free to leave a comment if you would like to see other demos done! You can CLICK HERE to see all M-Bossabilities by Spellbinders Paper Arts!

Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies Box

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

I love springtime! It revitalizes me and helps my creative juices flowing. Having such beautiful weather inspired this little gift box using Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies ( item seen HERE).














Project recipe:

657579-Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK w/ Stamp Dragonflies

656600-Sizzix Bigz Pro Die – Box, Tall with Scallop Flap (used with the Big Shot Pro Machine)

FEPAD044-First Edition is Spring Drop 12×12 paper pad

202- 1/4″ Scor-Tape


Black ink pad

This project doesn’t even need explaining it was so easy! The Framelits make stamping the die and cutting it out a breeze! There is a back ground die and the die that fits the stamp. Anyone can do this! This project literally took me about a half hour from start to finish.

This box is a perfect little gift!

Thanks & Happy Scrappin’!




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