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Cricut 2000293 Cuttlebug Machine, 14.4 by 12-Inch, Green
- Cricut Cuttlebug accepts the dies you already own
- Cricut Cuttlebug loves the materials you love, freeing you to cut and emboss from a wide range of crafting materials.
- Compact fold-n-store profile allows storage in less space than other leading machines
- With a built-in pop-up handle, the Cricut Cuttlebug goes wherever you find inspiration
- Box contents include: Cricut Cuttlebug Die Cutter & Embosser, 1 A Spacer, 2 B Cutting Pads, instruction booklet and 1 5x7 flower embossing folder
- Comes with all necessary cutting pads you need to get started
- User manual
- Bonus embossing folder: simple flower
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Watch your creativity take shape! Using unique rolling technology, the Cricut Cuttlebug machine can cut shapes, emboss shapes, or cut and then emboss shapes to add texture and dimension to your latest creative endeavors. Combine Cricut Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders to easily create inspired, professional-quality designs for scrapbooking, school projects, home decor, and more.
Top Customer Reviews
I researched the different machines like this one and decided on the Cuttlebug for ease of use, compatibility with dies from other machines, its embossing AND die-cutting capability and because the suction plate on the bottom holds well and is easily activated by pulling down the front and back feeder-trays. (I watched videos of all machines, and one other had a small lever to activate suction and it looked really difficult to turn.)
I also bought the All-In-One folder for my Cuttlebug but I'm not completely sold on that part. It puts wrinkles in my paper/cardstock at the outside corners of the embossing plates used with it. It still works, it's just not as nice looking as regular plates/dies used with the Cuttlebug.
WORK SPACE REAL ESTATE IS VALUABLE: When working with the machine, I do not need it to take up a huge piece of prime real estate facing me - plus I work on the floor and it sits on a strip of wood. The way I can situate it with the other cardmaking supplies, because its lateral footprint is so small (having wings), I don't need to move to use it, whereas I imagine with the bigkick I'd have to set it out perpendicularly and I'd have to move to use it.
IT EMBOSSES: I haven't die cut anything yet, still waiting for my C plate, but it embosses beautifully. It is so easy to do, just put the folder/paper between the 2 B plates, roll it through, and presto. Super easy. I'd say the biggest width is 5" but except for much more expensive machines, that is what they do. The length is variable, although the length of the plates are 7". Sometimes if I only wanted to emboss one side of a 5x7 card, I have to fold the other side on the outside of the folder so the paper is double thick, it has a hard time rolling through, I feel like I am going to break a B plate (for 4x6 I just have the paper hanging out the entire machine, it's something you have to work/see to understand why). But having use of both my arms, I haven't had problems with feeding/holding it steady as I feed the sandwich through.
FOLDERS: obviously the cuttlebug folders work great, and Darice works beautifully. Paper source is also beautiful for the most part (except the wood grain so far... it cuts the paper). Annoyingly, Spellbinders requires the C plate and some shimming with cardstock. I haven't tried that yet.
WHY DID I WANT THE BIGKICK - I originally wanted the bigkick for the multipurpose platform, but actually, only the bigshot comes with it though it can be purchased separately). I also wanted it because it has the added capability of embossing metal, but I actually have no desire to do so, and I'd have to buy different metal embossing folders and metal blanks. After I got the cuttlebug I canceled my order of Bigkick as it would just take up space I don't have. It's an awkward upside down T shape that I can't stack.
WHY FOUR instead of FIVE STARS?: I'd say 4.75 stars. Like most embossing machines, the pressure isn't adjustable for thickness, so instead of the machine's rollers moving closer or farther you have to pad it to be the proper thickness. Most folders are just the A spacer plus the 2 B plates, but some other mfg's folders require the C plate. It (or the rubber mat) is also required for cutting. The plates are separate so they may shift, and too thick of a sandwich makes it seem like the plates are under severe pressure. Perhaps the C plate should be included.. it would cost more but I bought it anyway, it is just being delivered later this week. I still wouldn't trade the Cuttlebug for a bigshot unless I had a tons of extra room and a card making factory.
WILL UPDATE LATER: So far the cuttlebug embosses great, is a quality machine, and I may update once cut.