I treated myself last week to a Sizzix Big Kick machine. I went back and forth between this and the Cuttlebug but decided on the Big Kick because it seemed a little less confusing. The Cuttlebug seemed to have different plates and such and the Big Kick had one plate with different tabs. My poor confused mind found this easier. I also liked the idea that it could work with any die cut/embossing folders. I wasn't too sure about the Cuttlebug - seemed there was something else you had to buy separately in order for other company's dies/embossing folders to work with it.
Today I got to unpack my machine
It is quite heavy. I was looking for a Big Shot but couldn't seem to find out. This definitely seems sturdy and I like it.
I purchased a couple Tim Holtz embossing folders. I gave them a try and used the distress inks to colour.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them! Lol.
I also bought a flip it Square die cut. I was a little confused as to how to fold the card, but I looked on YouTube and I think I'm got it right!
The only thing I'm not sure of is that the cutting pads are getting marks on them already! It seems this is supposed to happen - ah the joys of the Internet! I think there is a pad I can buy that helps with this! The first time I tried making the above card it cut right through the paper where there were supposed to be scores. The second time I put an extra piece of card and it helped.