Username Post: I need a die cutter, embosser, and pucher!        (Topic#1560075)
jaspernonyx
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Hi, everyone! I am in the market for a die cutter, embossing device, and puncher. What do you recommend? Thanks!


 
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Not really sure what you mean by puncher?


 
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I love my big shot only problem with it is that it won't take the grand spellbinders so I ended up buying the grand calibur too.


 
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Isn't there something that punches out really cool designs on a page, around the border? I saw one advertised in Card Maker magazine, but I don't think it will work with 12X12 paper--it is awfully small.


 
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There are tons of items that punch, just depends on what you are looking for. Here are some that you can get in the store here. This is just a few of hundreds of items available though. Browse through the store and search for "punch," "edger" or some of the key words you see below.
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As for a die cutter and embossing device, do you want one machine that does both or do you want an electronic machine for a die cutter and a manual machine for embossing? There are many MANY choices out there, so it depends on what you want.
Personally, I use a Cuttlebug and use it for die cutting (mostly Spellbinders dies) and embossing.
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jaspernonyx
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Yes, I want one machine that can die cut and emboss! Thank you!


 
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  • stick on 06-19-11 07:02 PM
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Every machine has its limitations and there are MANY on the market. I have both an electronic (Gazelle) and a manual (Big Kick) machine as they complement each other, but still there are limitations. You just have to do your research.


 
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I love my Big Shot and use it for embossing and die cuts, it is portable and you can use coupons for it at the box stores that carry them which makes it even more affordable!


 
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I just bought a Cuttlebug last night at Hobby Lobby! I was up late playing with it--I had wanted to come home with alphabet die, but they were out. So I just bought some embossing folders and played with the one that came with the machine. The clerk asked if I had any Hobby Lobby coupons, and I said no and then asked how I could get some. She pulled out a coupon for 40% off and gave it to me! My bill went from $92 to $50 something!


 
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have fun! By the way, Hobby Lobby coupons are available every week on their website. They're different each week, but they have an awful lot of 40% off coupons Also the weekly specials are on there too.


 
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  • GMFTS on 06-21-11 12:54 PM
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I love my Quickutz (now Letterpress) Revolution. I have a QK Epic also but don't use it often as most of the dies and folders I have fit the Revolution.


 
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I have a cricut expression for cutting.....LOVE my cricut!!!!

I have a big shot pro (which is just like the big shot but bigger!!!!). I can cut and emboss ANY dies!!!!!
I love both of them! I think that getting the biggest size is always better, no need to upgrade ever.


 
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I am looking at "Clever Lever," which comes with 8 punches. Are most of these machines compatible with each other? For instance, if I got the Clever Lever, would I be able to use Martha Stewart or Spellbinders punches? Do I have to wait til tomorrow to find out (by calling their customer service)?


 
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Finally, I found someone with a quickutz rev. I have one as well and I can get it to cut out just fine but when I go to emboss it will not roll through. I have even went out and bought new folders, tried the very thin paper. I would like to know if you can tell me what else I can try or if I'm doing something wrong-


 
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  • jaspernonyx Said:
I am looking at "Clever Lever," which comes with 8 punches. Are most of these machines compatible with each other? For instance, if I got the Clever Lever, would I be able to use Martha Stewart or Spellbinders punches? Do I have to wait til tomorrow to find out (by calling their customer service)?



Is that the product you're talking about? As far as I know, no other punches will work with that - it's something different. You don't need anything to use with the Martha Stewart punches, you just use them on their own. The Spellbinders are NOT punches, they are dies. You have to use them with a machine like the Cuttlebug.


 
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Thank you! I will buy Martha Stewart, I think. I thought Spellbinders did EVERYTHING related to paper crafting.


 
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I love Hobby Lobby! As a Christian, I am impressed with the company's policy of being closed on Sundays for family time and worship. That takes alot of guts! And with substantial coupons all over the place, I will save a lot of money!


 
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