Good things come in small packages! Introducing an innovative die cutting and embossing machine designed with creativity in mind. The Prizm Machine from the Spellbinders Creative Arts Line is small, portable, and lightweight (at just 1.8 pounds). Use with many S1 and S2 sized Spellbinder dies and other compatible small dies. A fold-down platform, an easy-crank handle, a locking suction base, a cutting plate, a base plate, an embossing plate, and an embossing mat are included. The dimensions are 5.75" x 4.25" x 2.75"; it cuts up to 2.5" wide. The Prizm machine comes with a limited one (1) year warranty. They are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and materials. Spellbinders will repair or replace a defective product or parts without charge with proof of purchase within the one year warranty. If the product is damaged due to misuse or neglect, the warranty is null and void.
I wanted this because it is tiny and I love tiny, I also wanted something to travel/visit with. Well I was more then surprised at how well this works!!! It's not only tiny and sweet, it works as well as my other machines. I am using it for all my small dies and love how handy this really is. I am so Happy I order this!!! I am giving it a five star review.
Just got my order in, and wow. This little guy cuts like butter!
I only had two tim holtz dies I thought I could get through my
cuttlebug (not) and it cut the fine lettering just perfect.
Just what I needed for my small projects. Hope they sell the mats separate. I'm gonna need them!
I wasn't completely sure when I opened the box if this was going to be something I would use everyday or just a cute crafting toy. It's the smallest die cutting/embossing machine I've ever seen. Once I started using it, I realized a) it's as high quality as all the other Spellbinders machines b) it's easy and fun to use and c) I didn't want to stop. It's the perfect size for all the small embossing folders I have that I use to make cards. Right now I have been using a friend's cuttlebug and trimming the paper down. I love that it's already the right size. The small size makes it ideal to use with the smaller dies and I spend way less time cutting the unused portion of the paper for scraps. Yes I am one of the crafters who saves all the scraps of paper for later projects.
Updated review Oct 5, 2916 - I purchased the Prizm on July 9, 2016 and received it a few days later. I was so excited and have used it maybe a dozen times and loved it. Then last week I order a couple more dies. One die - Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Collection - Layered Poinsettia (I have others from this collection that work just fine with the Prizm) I bought to make Christmas cards. I was pretty sure the largest die would be too big for this little machine, but the other should be no problem. The first two pass though with the 3 smaller poinsettia layers worked like a dream and were beautiful. BUT making the 4th flower, there was a terrible grind and suddenly the handle wouldn't turn. I couldn't get it to go either way; I couldn't get the plates with the dies out. After several days of pushing and pulling, I finally got the dies out and thankfully they weren't ruined, but the handle is totally kaput. I thought the other reviewers that said the handle broke almost immediately were unfortunate to get defective machines but now I believe this little machine is not built to hold up.
My review a week or so after received my Prizm - Ive wanted a die cutting and embossing machine for a while, but hesitated to buy one because the cost. When SB.com offer this little jewel for $29.99, I knew this would be perfect to test and see if I really would use a bigger machine enough to justify the cost (unfortunately, I believe the answer is yes). The Prizm is just so darn cute, doesnt take up hardly any space, and cuts just beautifully. Im going to have to work a bit more on the embossing before Im totally happy with the results there. Would I recommend this little jewel, oh my yes!
I'm a card maker and I do a lot of die cutting. I own a big shot but it is difficult to take along to crops and sharing sessions. This new little machine is wonderful for take alongs. It's light and doesn't require a bunch of extras. The box it comes in is easy to carry and holds it well. Maybe someday they will come out with a carry case that would hold some dies also.
On the third die I used, the 'sandwich' jammed and could not be moved with any amount of pressure. I contacted Scrapbook.com and was given Spellbinders contact information. I've since received a replacement Prizm. I've run the die which caused the jam and it ran through. I'm not sure how sturdy this little machine is going to be though. Time will tell. It's certainly a great low-cost machine, if it continues to work.
Loved this when it came! Had a wonderful week playing, my great-grand-daughter and I cut cats, circles and other shapes for her "Treasure box", then mid cut of a cat, we heard a load crack, the handle turns, nothing happens!
We were using the same weight card stock we had used for every other cut, the correct "sandwich", but then Crack! And that was the end.
I bought this at a local store and love how light weight it is and that it easily fits into my small crop bag. (It would be even better if the handle folded or was removable.) The first 2 times I used it, it worked great. The third time, however, it broke (handle wouldn't turn, a little black piece of plastic fell out, and I could hear something rattling around inside) and the plates with 2 of my dies were firmly stuck in the machine. I took it back to the store I bought it from. The manager was able to remove my dies with quite a lot of force after several attempts and ordered a new machine to exchange my defective one with. I have my fingers crossed that the 2nd one will last longer! I really want a small machine for travel. I'd love it if "small" and "high quality" could be combined.
Update: It's been about a year since my first review. I've been using the replacement machine during that time, and have traveled with it quite a bit. It's been working great! There haven't been any signs of impending doom. (I'm keeping my fingers crossed!) It really is a great little machine.
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