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  • Does this machine allow to use 8.5 x 11 paper?   By: frencht (07-Oct-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The original Big Shot does not fit an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper. If you are looking for a machine that can do that, you might consider the Big Shot Plus. You can find it here... https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-660340.html

      I hope this helps answer your questions. Thank you. By: Scrapbook.com (28-Mar-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No, it does not use a 8.5 x11 inch paper.. It will cover that size folded in half long-wise. By: umapapaya (09-Oct-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does it cut through cardstock uesing the Spellbinders Designer Series with the intricate patterns?   By: karenwires (23-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I have cut intricate dies, from different companies, including lots of Sizzix dies. I don't have any Spellbinders Designer Series yet. You would need to buy the Sizzix Precision Base Plate, separate from the Big Shot machine, and you should have no problems cutting through normal cardstock or glitter card stock with intricate dies and thinlets. I use mine all the time, have had no problems with it. The Big shot cuts almost anything including the older thick Sizzix dies. You can also buy the magnetic platform which will help your dies to stay in place. This is my 2nd Big Shot machine, and I stuck with it because of the vast amount of different sizes of dies and materials you can use with it. Hope this helps you out. By: Hopwood (29-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I like the outcome of my Spellbinder intricate dies with my Sizzix Big Shot much better than with my Spellbinders Grand Caliber. machine. By: birdwatchr3 (21-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Silly question :) , Can you use dies from Lawn Fawn?   By: HarshGurl (09-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do the Darice embossing folders work with the Big Shot?   By: mikaylasonoma (26-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Yes, most/all Embossing Folders should work with the Big Shot Machine. By: Jessica_ (28-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I have trouble with my cuddlebug cutting all the way thru. Does this one cut all the way thru   By: susanwilson44 (27-Sep-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Big Shot machine cuts very well. Occasionally, with various dies you may have to use shims but it just depends on the thickness of the sandwich you use. By: Scrapbook.com (30-Sep-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can my cuttlebug magnetic plate work with the big shot?   By: amyscraftystyle (04-May-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Sorry, it was a gift so I don’t even have access to it to measure the platform and answer your question. My guess is, yes it would, but that’s just a guess. By: Ruthie22 (07-May-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No, we do not recommend using the magnetic plate from the Cuttlebug in the Big Shot Machine. It will void the warranty of the Big Shot and could break your machine. By: Scrapbook.com (08-May-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this machine cut craft foam (fun foam)?   By: amyscraftystyle (04-May-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can you use the original Sizzix dies and the small thin dies with the big shot and do you need special pads to use them?   By: gmabetty (24-Mar-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Yes, you can use both of those types of dies in this machine. There are directions in the box for the Sizzix sandwich that works for each type of die they sell. No special pads are needed, everything comes in the box to get you started. By: Scrapbook.com (28-Mar-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can this be used with fabric? I am a sewing and beginner quilter...Wanting to use for more fabric design things...Thanks!   By: punkrockstacy (25-Oct-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Do you need to buy more of the plastic plates. I forgot what they are called. You sell them separate from the bundles   By: nasushill (01-Oct-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • If you buy just the machine you get a set of plates. If you buy the bundle with the blue plates shown you end up with 2 sets of plates. Either way you don’t need to buy more plates until the ones that come with the machine and/or bundle are REALLY worn out. By: jfaysal (02-Oct-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I am needing a machine to cut or punch letters. Which would be the better buy a Big Shot or the letter punch that is on sale for $22.99   By: maryolder (25-Aug-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Sizzix Big Shot Machine might be more expensive to start but you can expand your collection in the future with other font styles and sizes as you create more projects. A die cutting machine has so many more possibilities to make cards, boxes, party favors, and more. The letter punch will be less expensive for sure and will cut your letters nicely. The drawback is that the letter punch isn't expandable. You will only every be able to cut one font in that same style for the life of the punch. If you think you will be wanting other font styles and sizes in the future, you might consider the Big Shot machine instead of the letter punch. I hope that helps make your decision easier. By: Scrapbook.com (26-Aug-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Can the motor be purchased for this sizzix machine ?   By: Victoria-Rose (21-Sep-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The motor cannot be purchased separately. The Big Shot Express and the Vagabond 2 are the only motorized machines available at this time from Sizzix. You can find them here...
      https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-660540.html or https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-660855.html By: Scrapbook.com (28-Mar-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I think you would have to contact rhe Sizzix company for that i formation. By: RehobothPat (24-Sep-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I purchased a Big Shot from a previous owner and did not receive the extended platform, or any platform. So is buying one of these bundles the only way I can purchase an extended platform? And is that what I need with Tim Holtz's Movers and Shakers Dies?   By: BarbaraNM (26-Jul-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • I have found extended platforms at our local craft stores as well. I am not familiar with the Movers and Shakers Dies. By: birdwatchr3 (21-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No, you don't have to buy one of the bundles to get the extended platform. Scrapbook.com offers separate parts to build your platform, but you can purchase the extended platform from Amazon. I'm sorry I can't help you with the Movers and Shakers die. By: gailcowart (28-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this machine come with magnet platform   By: Rita Lozon (14-Aug-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • My big shot bundle did not include a magnet platform but it did come with the extended platform. By: Eatobin (21-Aug-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No, but you can buy it here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-656499.html By: GayleH (17-Feb-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this machine come with magnet platform   By: Rita Lozon (14-Aug-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • No. You have to purchase that separately. By: Sandie H (21-Aug-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • No. It comes with the extended platform with tabs, but I had to get the magnetic platform separately. By: Riyallyn (15-Aug-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • is it 6 or 8 inches? I really need an 8 inch   By: karendebabe (27-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Does this Sizzix Big Shot also emboss? Can I use any kind of embossing folders, like those made by Darice?   By: mikaylasonoma (26-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Sizzix Big Shot does an amazing emboss on any brand of embossing folder that I have ordered here in the USA. I do not always have success with folders that come free with magazines. Several of those are too thick to run thru. By: birdwatchr3 (21-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • YEP! Should work with almost any kind of embossing folders with some changing to multi use platform and check out embossing folders here: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/cat-brand/die+cutting-sizzix.html?t3=embossing By: Jessica_ (28-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Sizzix Big Shot Machine Die Cutting Bundle - Nested Rectangles - Is this the newest Big Shot Machine?   By: rinconp (20-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes, it is the 'newest' white/gray machine. It is this machine: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/sz-660425.html - ALSO included in this bundle are nested dies, sparkle cutting plates, and guide booklet. :) By: Jessica_ (21-Jun-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I don't think this is the big shot plus though By: patm_322 (07-Jul-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    What is the difference in the nesting dies and the framelit dies?   By: User (05-Feb-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Nesting dies are actually thinlit dies that are nested together in different sizes.
      I hope this helps. By: Amber Boren (06-Feb-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • How big is the working platform?   By: Calimama86 (21-May-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The extended platform included with this machine is approximately 6" x 14" inches.
      I hope this is helpful. By: Amber Boren (23-May-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Can regular card stock be used for embossing?   By: User (02-Apr-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • Yes but be careful of thin, cheap cardstock because the embossing folder can easily cut through it. I would not recommend rolling it through the machine twice. By: Yilbit (03-Apr-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is this the same machine as stamping up. Can I use all the embossing folders. Framelits and thinlits   By: Antiques62 (15-Mar-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Yes, it is. Sizzix Big Shot is the best machine I have used with Stampin' Up dies and folders. I like using the Big Shot magnetic platform with the dies! Worth the extra $$. By: birdwatchr3 (21-Mar-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I am looking into die cutting machine. Instead of jumping into the Cricut, like I originally intended to buy. Now, I'm thinking a Sizzix would be better for me starting out. Should I get a manual or electric? Which one cuts better. I'd be using cardstock, mostly. Thank you for your advice in advance.   By: Jane Mann (27-Jan-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • You should purchase the Suzzix Big Shot Plus! They are awesome. I just started as well and I just have the big shot. Wish I had bought the big shot plus. So my things you can crest on these die cuts. By: asutliffarcher89 (28-Jan-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • 1) can the Sizzix Big Shot Machine be used to punch paper or only fabric
    2) I need to cut up to 16-2" circles out of a single sheet of paper. Can you buy multiple dies of the same size (2") so I can do just one pass?
    3) do they make oval dies or other simple shapes?   By: sjantonellis (13-Dec-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What is the cutting width area of the Big Shot Machine?   By: george!oliver (09-Jul-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • This Big Shot Machine is it good for cutting fabric I am a quilter and cutting with scissors is hard on my wrist, also can you purchase more die cuts like 1/2 triangles and 2" squares etc.   By: beauchampsl (05-Mar-19) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The Big Shot Machine can be used for cutting fabric. The steel rule dies from Sizzix work beautifully on fabric. The dies that come in this bundle, however, are not going to work well to cut fabric since they are thin metal dies. They work great on paper but not on fabric. By: Scrapbook.com (07-Mar-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!

    • I use the gemini full size machine with their die cuts for fabric. It is hard on the plates. It can be done. Just realize that plates will have to be replaced more often than cutting paper. By: skcamerabuff (07-Mar-19) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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    Can you use 8.5 x 11.5 card stock on the big shot machine   By: User (26-Nov-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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    • The opening to this Die Cut machine is 6 inches wide. So you would have to trim down the cardstock to fit through the opening of the machine.
      I hope this helps. By: Amber Boren (27-Nov-18) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Is this the same machine as stamping up. Can I use all the embossing folders. Framelits and thinlits   By: Antiques62 (15-Mar-18) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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  • I am ordering a Big Shot with the nested rectangles + a magnetic plate. Is there anything else that I will need to begin with what I am purchasing?   By: RehobothPat (08-Aug-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • That is all you really need. I ordered a couple of embossing folders and dies after receiving my machine and making sure I understood how it worked. I love the Big Shot!! By: curlytop310 (11-Aug-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • What magnetic board do I need for the big shot? Can I order it in addition with the machine?   By: bayoaksonbrook (02-Sep-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • The board the same size as the cutting board. Yes, the company is very good in making sure you get everything you order. You will be very happy with this machine!!! By: GirlVegas (03-Sep-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Will the Big Shot cut leather and all felt.   By: leehouse (12-Jul-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
    • Some wafer thin dies may cut through thin felt. However, if you want to cut leather, chipboard or other thicker materials you will need to purchase the steel ruled dies. This machine accepts both types of dies and you will have to adjust the plates sandwich accordingly. Also, leather may be somewhat finicky because it all depends on the type of material the leather is backed up with. Some leather materials are back up with a soft fuzzy material and that would cut using a steel ruled die, some leather is backed up with a normally white material with threads going in all directions in order to provide strength to the leather and those are sometimes finicky. when it comes to the latter type of leather you are not going to know unless you get a sample and test it. By: SandieGeek (08-Sep-17) Helpful Answer?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This Answer has been reported. Thank you!
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  • Very new to these machines :) Does this one also cut photos? Also, can you use dies from other companies?   By: dshroyer2001 (28-Jun-17) Helpful Question?  Yes  |  No Thank you! Report Inappropriate This question has been reported. Thank you!
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