Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine with Standard Multipurpose Platform, Black & Pink
- Older version Pink & Black Big Shot with Standard Platform; replaced by New Powder Blue & Teal Big Shot with Extended Multipurpose Platform
- Portable shape-cutting and embossing roller-style machine accommodates a wide range of crafting materials from paper to fabric
- Works with almost the entire Sizzix product library, as well as other die-cutting and embossing tools
- Includes multipurpose platform and a pair of standard cutting pads
- Measures approximately 14-1/4 by 12-3/8 by 6-5/8 inches
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There's a big reason why we call our biggest shape-cutting and embossing machine a Big Shot. It's because the stylish black-and-pink Big Shot works with the entire Sizzix product library, including our biggest and smallest dies and most exciting techniques. If that wasn't big enough, this ultimate roller machine cuts everything from cardstock to fabric and many things in between. Now that's a big deal. Included with the Big Shot are a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and the Multipurpose Platform, which makes all Sizzix components compatible with the Big Shot Machine and even works with other brands' dies and embossing tools! The Big Shot Machine measures approximately 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 6 5/8”.
The one and only Big Shot roller-style die-cut machine from Sizzix!
There's a big reason whyEllison/01BigShot.jpg we call our biggest shape-cutting and embossing machine the "Big Shot"
Why do we call our biggest shape-cutting and embossing machine the "Big Shot"? It's simple really: the ever-versatile stylish black-and-pink Big Shot machine works with EVERYTHING, from our smallest dies to our big 6" wide plastic-backed treasures and embossing tools. In fact, it works with the entire Sizzix library except for Bigz Pro Dies. And as if that wasn't big enough, this ultimate portable roller machine also cuts and embosses a whole host of different materials, everything from cardstock to fabric and many things in between. Now that's a big deal, even for a Big Shot. No wonder it's consistently one of the highest-rated and best-selling die-cut machines on Amazon! Just ask the many satisfied customers below… For scrapbookers and crafts enthusiasts, the Big Shot offers everything you need to truly unleash your creativity and create your very own masterpieces.
Craft enthusiasts will love this user-friendly shape-cutting and embossing machine. Appropriately named the "Big Shot", this handy tool can be used with a wide range of crafting materials, cutting everything from card stock to fabric -- basically anything that could be cut with a pair of scissors. The roller-style machine works with the entire Sizzix product library, including the biggest and smallest dies, as well as other die-cutting and embossing products on the market. Whether for paper crafting, school projects, or scrapbooking, the Big Shot makes it easy to cut shapes, emboss shapes, or cut then emboss. Other highlights of the Big Shot: stabilizing feet, a simple-to-turn handle, lightweight and portable, with a sleek, attractive design in black with pink accents.
What can I do with my Big Shot machine?
With the Big Shot, there are literally thousands of fun and useful applications…
- Scrapbook or photo album designs and embellishments
- Handcrafted greeting cards and decorative envelopes
- Invitations & decorations for weddings, parties, events, etc.
- Frames, signs, banners, calendars, accents, and other home decor
- Customize your next holiday: Christmas ornaments, Valentine's cards, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Easter decorations, Birthday Party, Baby Shower, and Wedding/Reception embellishments
- Home decor for kitchens, living rooms, gardens, home offices, and family rooms
- Add some flair to quilts, blankets, hair pins/clips/ties, clothes, jackets, backpacks, purses or handbags
- For the kids: add a flourish to school projects, arts & crafts, dioramas, posters, etc.
- Decorative art, collages, papercrafting, and other crafts projects
All this and more -- the only limit is your imagination!
The versatile Big Shot machine can make your craft dreams come true
Multi-purpose, easy-to-use, and designed by and for crafts enthusiasts
Included in this package with the super-versatile Big Shot machine are a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and the adjustable Multipurpose Platform, which makes all Sizzix components thinner than a Bigz Die compatible with the Big Shot machine and even works with other brands' dies and embossing tools! The diagrams on the Multipurpose Platform offer easy guidelines on how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.
The Sizzix Big Shot Machine is exactly what crafters have been looking for -- a versatile, easy-to-use and affordable multipurpose creative system. It is designed to cut and emboss for creating unlimited fun projects. Using the Sizzix Originals, Bigz, Sizzlits, Clearlits, and Embossits Dies, as well as Simple Impressions Embossing Folders, Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and Texturz Texture Plates, crafters can now express their creativity in minutes. Start unleashing the limitless possibilities of your Big Shot to create a combination of dazzling designs.
The Big Shot shape-cutting and embossing machine measures 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 6 5/8" and weighs only 7.5 pounds, so it's portable and easy to carry -- great to take along if you're on your way to a crafting event or scrapbooking party with friends. Mind you, lightweight doesn't mean flimsy or fragile -- the Big Shot has a sturdy construction that is built to last, with solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, and ABS plastic exterior. The Sizzix Big Shot is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
- Model Number: 655268
- Item Name: Sizzix Big Shot Machine in Black & Pink
- Warranty: 3 year limited warranty
- Package Includes: 1 Big Shot Machine, 1 Multipurpose Platform, 1 Pair of Cutting Pads
- Construction: Solid core steel rollers, unibody cast roller housing, solid steel gears, ABS plastic exterior
- Machine Size: 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 6 5/8"
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
(Note: To ensure compatibility, always check machine and accessory requirements. Machine accessories may be sold separately. For your convenience, most Sizzix accessories, dies, tools, and other products are available right here on Amazon.com at an everyday low price.)
Sizzix: The Start of Something YOU!
From the hearts and minds of the most trusted brand in the crafts industry
For over 35 years Sizzix and Ellison have made it their mission to design, engineer, test and manufacture the highest quality die-cutting and embossing products for use with all of your creative endeavors. Every day, Sizzix reaffirms the commitment to help you follow your artistic and inspired passion for generations to come. The Sizzix brand is very well-known among scrapbooking and crafts enthusiasts. Sizzix first began with a personal die-cutting system that was accompanied by a large line of dies. Since then, the Sizzix brand has grown tremendously and now offers numerous other items to help crafters to embellish their scrapbooks. Other products created by Sizzix include a wide variety of patented dies, punches, storage systems, special papers and embossing folders, as well as a number of handy and versatile craft machines including the Big Shot, Big Shot Pro, Vagabond, BIGkick, Sidekick, and eClips e-cutter. Crafters still have access to the original line of Sizzix dies.
There are hundreds of choices for practically any special event, holiday or occasion. Some of the shapes of die cuts available from Sizzix have particular themes that work well together when planning out particular pages in scrapbooks or other craft projects. This is especially true for the holiday die cuts. There are also scrapbook starter kits available with holiday themes. Some popular Sizzix die cut shapes include peace signs, flowers, bugs, leaves, trees and bears. Miniature flip flops, wagons, swimming pools, luggage pieces, baby bottles, water cans, paw prints and bunny rabbits are just a few of the adorable selections by Sizzix. The company features a wide selection of alphabets, numbers and punctuation dies as well. With all of the choices provided by Sizzix, it is almost impossible not to come up with some truly unique scrapbooks. There are no limits to how much you embellish and personalize each and every page -- truly, with the Sizzix Big Shot, the only limit is your own imagination!
Top customer reviews
The dies can be purchased for so little money, if you shop around or use those craft-store coupons. I haven't spent more than 7 bucks on any set, and just a few dollars for single dies or embossing folders.
Here's my favorite things about it, and why I chose the Big Shot over other choices:
1. Cuts through just about anything. Even the electronic cutters can't do that.
2. I like that it's "old school." Crank handle, old fashioned type dies, rather than electronic cartridges. I do art and crafting to ESCAPE the computer, not sit in front of it even longer! I do plan to purchase a Craft Robo for more intricate custom designs, but I prefer this "hands-on" method for creating my masterpieces!
3. Old School Esthetic: Even the design has an antique look about it. It reminds me of the old fashioned black rotary phones, the black manual sewing machines and typewriters. It looks neat sitting out on my studio countertop. Keeping it out and handy, makes it easier to "try something real quick" when inspiration strikes.
4. Versatile: There's an abundance of inexpensive choices when it comes to buying dies and embossing designs. I think this Big Shot will cut just about every other brand of die out there. It comes with a multipurpose platform to accommodate every possible design format you are using. So far, I haven't had to buy any additional accessories to use my assortment of brands and types of dies.
I guess my only complaint would be that I wish the instructions were a little more clear. It's a tiny little booklet that doesn't seem to want to mention brand names of any of Sizzix competitors. So they call them by other names like "wafer-thin" dies. It's up to you, to go online and try to decipher the code. It took me quite awhile to google-up the answer to whether or not a cuttlebug die is wafer-thin or not. Apparently not. They don't have an assigned alias, but I've figured out that cuttlebug dies go through on TAB 1, like the sizzlits, clearlits and embosslits. I wish the MultiPurpose Platform (which has instructions printed right on the tabs there) would make this more clear. I'll probably write this on there myself with a Sharpie, so I don't forget next time.
I have absolutely no other "cons" that I can think of. I expected to not like the pink handle... I'm just not a pink/bling kind of girl ... but I find it strangely pleasing! I even like the two little crystals embedded in the handle. Maybe in a household of men, it says "hands off boys, this is Mom's toy."
Anyway ... TWO THUMBS UP! For this neat gadget and for Amazon's awesome price and quick delivery.
The Big Shot FEELS a lot heavier than the Cuttlebug but really isn't, it's just that the weight is distributed across the much larger footprint. That is actually a big Plus. The Cuttlebug folds up for easy storage and the suction feet hold the machine in place when the machine is opened. Problem is that you need a smooth, even surface for the suction to hold seurely, and my craft tables are sturdy folding tables that have a brushed or slightly nubby surface, so the suction doesn't work on those. That makes the Cuttlebug a bit harder to use since I really have to hold it in place when running the dies or embossing folders through. Also, if I'm not quick the plates fall out in the back and off the table. Same with running a sandwich through: I often wish I had three hands with the Cuttlebug.
I'd bought some very delicate dies and fringe dies for flower making and the Cuttlebug had trouble with these. Shim here and there, run through again, shim another side, run through again... I got metal cutting plates to help with the cutting and still had to shim, and the small fringe die never cut cleanly no matter what I did. So these were the dies I used to put the Big Shot to the test. Result: Perfect cuts on the first run-through, wow! I tried different paper weights to make sure, and the results wer the same every single time. Also, once the sandwich (stacked plates with dies and paper in between, hence the word) has been placed on the multi purpose plate it stays there, no falling or sliding off. No jumping about while cranking, the machine stays put. I'm sold.
Mind you, I still love my Cuttlebug. It's handy and fits even on a small space on my always overflowing craft table whereas I have to keep the Big Shot on a side cabinet. Not a big deal for me, though, since I craft at home and don't need to pack up.
If I had to choose between the two machines, I'd have to pick the Big Shot. Luckily I don't have to, and my Cuttlebug has stood up to my daily use for nearly two years now with no complaints.
As far as embossing folders are concerned, I believe that the Cuttlebug folders make the best impressions.
Hope this helps if you're trying to decide. I personally am not interested in an electronic machine, I like the more intimate feel of hand cranking, and it's not hard to do.
Oh, and one last thing: Can't beat Amazon's price on this machine!