Product Type: Pritt Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... but weight roughly 3kg. It is supplied with 1X A 2X B and 1X C plates. These plates in combinations allow you to both die cut and emboss... more
Cuttlebug - a fantastic machine with many uses!
Provo Craft Cuttlebug
Member Name: joe_purdy
Provo Craft Cuttlebug
Advantages: Accepts other branded die-cutters
Disadvantages: Such a large selection of die-cutters avalible, you could end up spending a small fortune!
Being a keen craft for over 5 years and owning a cuttlebug for 3 years i think i can give a good honest review of what a fab little machine the cuttlebug is. The cuttlebug is a die-cutting machine which not only lets you cut out shapes but you can also emboss with it creating fab cards and much more in minutes.
Cuttlebug is made by provocraft, who also make the cricut. Provocraft have a vast range of dies avalible to use with the cuttlebug and are often releasing new die-cutters so theres always something for every type of occasion. The cuttlebug also accepts dies that are made by other companies including sizzix and ellison and spellbinders, you just need to make sure you get the right combination of cutting plates.
When you purchase the cuttlebug you get 1 A plate, 2 B plates and a C plate, the only ones ive had to replace are the B plates which were under £10 but they do last a very long time, i used to sell die cuts on ebay so was cutting a vast amout of die-cuts, if you are just planning on using the machine for personal use you may never have to replace them.
I paid about £60 for my machine but that was a few years ago so the price has gone up slightly now but if you shop around you can get the machine for £60-£80. When i bought the machine it was only avalible in green although i believe it is now also avalible in pink.
The machine weighs just over 3kg's although it is a very strong machine and has a suction hook on the bottom so one put on a hard service it will not move when you are trying to cut or emboss.
The machine folds up when not in use so does not take up much space at all, ideal if you have as much craft stash as myself!
I own several different die-cutting machines including a cricut expression and sizzix orignal machine and even though this machine was the cheapest it is easily my favourite and couldn't be without it and it has definatley had its use and i would rate the machine 10/10, within minutes of getting it out the box you can start cutting and embossing and as i used to sell die-cuts to make a few extra pennies to expand my die-cutter collection i think i have made my money back several times over.
Summary: Fantastic, Compact and great value for money
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