Username Post: Which embossing machine to buy?        (Topic#1578799)
Shiby 
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  • Shiby on 07-21-12 05:43 PM

Hi from PerĂº! I'm new to scrapbooking and want to try Dry embossing. I already know about The embossing powders, and i love it!, but i have seen machines that do the embossing, and I was wondering in which should i invest?
I've seen many brands and wanted to know if all of them can share the dies?
Thank You very much in advance for your suggestions


 
pinkpaperairedale
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In response to Shiby

I like the Cuttlebug. It does not use electricity and the embossing folders are reasonably priced and many brands can be used in it.
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debby_westbrook
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In response to pinkpaperairedale

I have the Sizzix Texture Boutique and I have the Cuttlebug. I love them both...

I do think that the Cuttlebug is a better buy because you can emboss and cut shapes with it.

The Texture Boutique is for embossing only...


Edited by debby_westbrook on 07-22-12 03:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
Kim222
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In response to Shiby

I love my big shot and use it often for embossing and cutting. You can also ink or paint your folders and run the paper through your machine for a cool letterpress look.

The embossing folders are pretty much universal, so you can use the Sizzix, Cuttlebug, Darice etc folders in most machines.
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Edited by Kim222 on 07-22-12 05:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
nrskrs
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In response to Kim222

I have both the Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Grand Caliber. I love both so I couldn't tell you which one to go with there! I bought the Grand Caliber simply because it's bigger and I love their designs.


 
jaspernonyx
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In response to nrskrs

I am happy with my Cuttlebug.


 
pamela.tx
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In response to jaspernonyx

Cuttlebug!!


 
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I love my Epic 6!
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binkiemonstermom
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In response to PaperTulip

I love my big shot!!!!!


 
RedSquirrel UK
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In response to binkiemonstermom

Another vote for the Cuttlebug.

It takes dies from all other makes (except the really big dies), it embosses, it doesn't need electricity or a computer.

I have a digital cutter too, but I still use my Cuttlebug on almost every project.


 
klong618
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In response to RedSquirrel UK

I also have a texture boutique, I just started getting interested in embossing and I already have a cricut so I didn't want to jump into anything with cutting if I didn't need it. I love it to be honest, it's been great for my first jump into embossing.


 
DeborahM-Mom of Two
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In response to klong618

Pretty much every machine will take any die or embossing folder. I'd recommend getting a larger one (that'll fit the larger/wider dies) so you have the ability to use the wide dies if you want to.

I've got a cuttlebug and a Vagabond, but if I were buying fresh I'd probably start with a Big Shot.


 
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