Make and customize your own creations quickly and easily with the Sizzix Big Shot machine and Sizzix Dies. Create one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages & elements, home décor items, fashion accessories, altered art projects, quilts, and so much more!
Warranty: Three Year Limited (details)
Size: 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 6 5/8"
NOTE: You can compare the Sizzix Big Shot with other top-selling die cutting machines using our handy Die Cut Machine Comparison Chart.
Big Shot Details: Meet the most popular die cutting machine on planet earth: The Sizzix Big Shot! This updated white and gray color scheme gives the Sizzix Big Shot machine a fresh and modern feel while still maintaining all the amazing utility this machine has always had. With solid core steel rollers and solid steel gears, the Big Shot is as tough as it is stylish!
Use this machine with thousands of thin metal dies (such as Sizzix Thinlit and Sizzix Framelit) and steel rule Sizzix dies, as well as a huge selection of Sizzix embossing folders. The Sizzix Big Shot cuts and embosses many different materials, such as paper, vellum, fabric, chipboard, and cork to make your creative vision a reality.
The Big Shot Machine and accessories will also work with other brands' dies and embossing tools, so this machine opens up a world of possibilities! In order to ensure compatibility, make sure to check machine and accessory requirements. The diagrams on the included Extended Multipurpose Platform offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich, or refer to the Sizzix Sandwich Booklet for reference.
This product includes the Big Shot machine, a pair of Standard Cutting Pads and the adjustable Extended Multipurpose Platform. The Big Shot Machine measures approximately 14 1/4" x 12 3/8" x 6 5/8" and features a three-year limited warranty.
Here’s just a sampling of what our Scrapbook.com customer reviews say for the Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine:
“It is extremely stable--heavy enough to stay put on your table while using, but is not too heavy to take with you to crops. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone!” - Slbeshara
“In my opinion, this machine is the Gold Standard of manual die cutter machines.” - Jaxxan
“Easy, effective and worth every penny! I was using it within minutes and couldn't be happier.” - Scrappycat
“I am really enjoying this product. Very easy to set-up and extremely user friendly.” - Whelden
“Honestly, this big shot machine is perfect for both long time card makers and those new to card making and scrap booking.” - Gelseysfairygodmom
Compatible Dies: Sizzix Bigz, Sizzix Originals, Sizzix Movers & Shapers (with Magnetic Base Tray); Sizzix Thinlits, Sizzix Framelits, & all brands of chemically etched wafer thin metal dies (with Sizzix Multipurpose Platform or Standard Magnetic Platform)
Compatible Accessories: Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate for Wafer Thin Dies, Extended Magnetic Platform, Texturz Silicone Rubber, Texturz Impressions Pad, And much more. View all Sizzix accessories here.
Instructions: To use the Sizzix Big Shot with a steel rule die, place the die between a pair of cutting pads with the paper face down over the part of the die design you would like to cut. If needed, use washi or masking tape to secure the paper in place to get perfect placement of your paper. Set the die and pad “sandwich” on the cutting path of the Big Shot machine, and turn the crank to move it through the machine.
To use the Sizzix Big Shot machine with a thin metal die, you'll need an accessory platform such as the Sizzix Magnetic Platform - or the Sizzix Multipurpose Platform, included with this product, as well as a set of cutting pads, also included. To create your die cutting “sandwich”, begin by placing the platform on the bottom. On top of the platform, place the first cutting pad. Then place your paper right side up on top of the cutting pad. Place the thin metal die on top of the paper, with the cutting edge down (in contact with the paper). Finish the sandwich by placing the second cutting pad on top. Set the die and pad “sandwich” on the cutting path of the Big Shot machine, and turn the crank to move it through the machine.
For easy reference of how to assemble “sandwiches” with these cutting pads for other types of dies and Sizzix accessories, use the Sizzix Sandwich Booklet.
TIP: The Sizzix Big Shot machine’s polycarbonate plastic cutting pads often make loud creaking, cracking and snapping noises while being cranked through the machine that can sound alarming. Do not panic if your machine makes these noises while cutting! This is a normal part of machine operation and the cutting pads and machine are designed to withstand the pressures of cutting.
Big Shot vs Big Kick: What is the difference between the Big Shot and the BigKick? The Big Shot is essentially the same as the Sizzix BigKick but was released to limited stores. The mechanism and hardware and functionality are all identical except that the BigKick has a hinged handle which some customers complain can come loose or break over time. The only other difference is that the BigKick comes in a different color and was released to limited stores. The Big Shot has become the de facto die cutting machine.
For more instructions, tips and tricks on using the Sizzix Big Shot machine, view or videos below, read/ask questions or browse the ratings and reviews below too.
I love this product!! It is fun, so easy to use, and provides you with the die cuts you want, period. If you are a multi-crafter (you sew, knit, paint, scrap, whatever), you may not be looking to spend hundreds on an electronic machine. If you are concerned that you would not use the electronic machines enough to make it worth the investment (as I was), this is the machine for you!! It uses die cuts from all of the major manual platforms (I love the Cuttlebug embossing folders! Worked like a charm!), and the accessories are very reasonably priced. It is extremely stable--heavy enough to stay put on your table while using, but is not too heavy to take with you to crops. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to anyone!
I researched die cut machines & pretty much had my mind made up to get one that needed to be hooked to PC. After much thought I realized that i did not want be on the PC while doing my scrapbooking, I would end up checking email ! So I started checking the machines that took all dies & decided on the BIG SHOT. I am so happy I did.
It is soooo easy to use. Basic directions & no cords!!! It went from box to layout in just a matter of minutes. By using the MULTIPURPOSE PLATFORM you can also cut thinner dies.
The roller is so easy... not hard to turn. The machine has enough weight that it does not wiggle when cutting, yet is light enough that it is very portable.
I highly reccommend this! Plus I love the colors :)
Used in this layout: Angel Eyes
I admit, I bought this because the new design was just too cute to pass up. :-) I have used a Cuttle Bug for several years and been happy with it, but decided to treat myself to a Big Shot. I'm so glad I did! It takes up more room on my desk than the Cuttle Bug but it seems like dies and folders just glide through whereas with the Cuttlebug. I had to hold it in place (suction cups no longer work) and really work the crank to get some dies to go through! I also can use an extra thin die I've had for awhile but could never get it to work with my CB, as well as the thick Sizzix dies and over sized ones too. Very happy with my purchase!
I received my Big Shot early in March and have used it to emboss only. i will soon be cutting some wafer-thin dies. I have to say that this is the best manual embossing machine I have ever used! I leave it sitting out on my table and it is so stable and heavy that the embossing folders just roll right through with no wiggle and very little effort on my part. I will be doing a lot more embossing and die cutting with this machine. The convenience of having it right on hand and always ready to go is a real treat for me. I am less likely to use a product if it is a big production to get it down off the shelf, open it up, hang on to it while I roll folders or dies through, etc, Access is really important. I love my Big Shot!
I was not a fan of roller machines but decided to try this one out. I love it! It is a great all around machine........I can use all the dies from my other sizzix machine plus the dies too big for my old machines. I love the texture plates and the Multipurpose platform is great for incorporating other dies like the flat ones. The other great thing about this machine is the weight. It is sooo light and the handle on top makes it easy to carry from room to room. I don't know why I did not try this out sooner!
Easy, effective and worth every penny! I was using it within minutes and couldn't be happier. I wouldn't consider myself a "serious" scrapper like many of you, so bear that it mind. I play at scrapbooking for an hour in the evening a couple nights a week and my designs are simple. An electric cutter was overkill for me, but this fits the bill perfectly. However, I do think it would work beautifully for a more serious scrapper; I felt it would grow with me if I become more advanced or more addicted.
Have been wanting a die cut machine for a long long time. Chose the Big Shot after lots of reading. I chose this one for its versatility and the deciding factor was it was not electronic. For me scrapping is relaxing and a chance for me to get unplugged so to speak. I spend alot of time on the computer due to my Business and really did not want it to have be a part of my scrapping. LOVE LOVE this machine I am having so much fun..;-) Also the bundle was a great deal.
I'll admit it. I got this for ONE reason - Texturz. That's it. All. Period.
Now I'm kicking myself for NOT grabbing one sooner. Y'know those Original Sizzix dies? The ones that will do CHIPBOARD, if you press hard enough?
Yeah. Roll. Smoosh. No effort. CUT!
AND, then there's the Texturz...I love love love them. Nice BIG embossing area. Great, crisp impressions. My new favorite thing!
I LOVE my Big Shot starter kit. When you are just starting out, having the option to purchase a cutter that comes with some items is fabulous! I was so excited to use it when it arrived! Because it comes with some paper and cutters you can use it right out of the box!
Very satisfied with this product. I have another brand before this one and found it just didn't cut other dies well from other companies so as a result I became frustrated. Did my research and decided on this brand. Consider what your needs are and then decide on the brand that best suites it. So far this model has past all the test projects that I have attempted.
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