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 - I’ve 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, doesn’t take up hardly any space, and cuts just beautifully. I’m going to have to work a bit more on the embossing before I’m 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.