What one

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What one

Postby Cathy » Wed Jan 20, 2010 11:08 pm

what cutting machine is the best ?
i am ashamed to say i dont really know how to use my robo :(

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Re: What one

Postby cazat81 » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:25 am

Welcome Cathy :)
There is lots of useful info. for the robo Here
I am sure members that have one will also be able to advise and help where they can. Maybe once armed with extra info. you will be able to get the best from your robo :)
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Re: What one

Postby maddy hill » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:13 am

i have a cricket ,but rarely use it - i ruin to many pieces of card trying to get the cutting thickness right lol..... I love my bigshot and do find it easier to use than a cuttlebug - but the cuttlebug is easier to transport around.

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Re: What one

Postby Carolyn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:17 am

I have a Robo and a cuttlebug and like them both. The CB is nice and neat, but I think there are a couple of die types it won't take. Embossing is great in any of the machines as well as cutting.

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Re: What one

Postby Kath » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:53 am

I have a cuttlebug too and I use it loads. I haven't found any dies it doesn't cut , Carolyn. Maybe I just haven't come across any. :lol:

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Re: What one

Postby Net » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:28 pm

I have a Cricut, a Cuttlebug and a Slice. The Cricut is fine when I'm doing loads of cutting. The Cuttlebug is fab and cuts every die on the market (turn the Bigz ones round and they fit :wink:) The Slice is sweet and is portable too.
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Re: What one

Postby Carolyn » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:18 pm

...I have not had any that do not work - but thought the bigz were to big....I now know they are not :)

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Re: What one

Postby Kath » Thu Jan 21, 2010 2:33 pm

I have quite a few of the bigZ ones Carolyn and they work beautifully in the Cuttlebug. I just bought another in the Ellison sale ...well I bought 2 but one was sold out. (They are not very clever at organising their website.!!!)

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Re: What one

Postby LizG » Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:47 pm

Net wrote:I have a Cricut, a Cuttlebug and a Slice. The Cricut is fine when I'm doing loads of cutting. The Cuttlebug is fab and cuts every die on the market (turn the Bigz ones round and they fit :wink:) The Slice is sweet and is portable too.


Excuse my ignorance...... but what do you mean by turn it round ......... is it shorter one side than another?

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Re: What one

Postby Kath » Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:07 pm

The bigz dies are rectangular, Liz. They go into the cuttlebug fine with the narrow side going through the plates first.

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Re: What one

Postby LizG » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:53 pm

Thanks Kath .... another excuse to extend my range of dies then LOL

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Re: What one

Postby CraftFairy » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:40 pm

the bigs XL (xtra long) die are the ones i think the cuttlebug has difficulty with as they are 13" long and need bigger cutting mats which the CB dosen't accomodate

I have:
Ellison Presteige Pro
Ellison RollModel - soon to be replced by - Sizzix Big Shot Pro
Sizzix Big Shot Pink & Black
Cricut Create
Robo 330 Running Silhouette SD Software
Sizzix Big Shot Express

and love them all, but the big shot is the one i use the most as i have more of that kind of die

However whenever i need a title i use my cricut

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Re: What one

Postby LizG » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:42 pm

Cuttlebug are bringing out long A and B plates soon, a long with some long dies. They are also releasing the bug in a variety of colours.

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Re: What one

Postby CraftFairy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:53 pm

i saw the pink bug on QVC - the price was ok as it came with 8 embossing folders but they were doing it over 3 payments whcih made it seem very affordable - not sure if it was a one off offer or if you would get it on the website

That will be good if provo are bringin out some longer dies, my mum has my old bug and she would love to do some boxes and bags

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Re: What one

Postby Cathy » Sun Jan 24, 2010 3:26 pm

I have the cuttle bug as well and i love it its great i did see the pink one and thought oh no lol but i really couldnt justfiy buying it because its pink .i have looked at some of the tutorial s oh here and i have sucessfully once welded letters which was amazing ,i look forwarding to learning lots more thanks for the welcome


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