Die-cutting machines are designed to cut materials such as paper, felt, fabric, leather to a specific shape using a combination of pressures and dies. Die-cutting machines have become an essential tool for crafters. There are many different types of die-cutting machines, but the most popular type is what's known as a Manual Die-Cutting Machine (such as Sizzix Big Shot, GoCut & Emboss, Cut n Go Pro, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Cuttlebug, etc) which is robust and easy to operate. Becoming more popular in recent years is the Electric/ Motorised Die-Cutting Machine (e.g. Couture Creations' GoPower, Crafter's Companion's Gemini Machines, Todo, eBosser, Sizzix Big Shot Express, Big Shot Switch Plus) which allows you to cut the dies effortlessly; perfect for those that have arthritis or limited mobility.
Die-cutting machines provide hours of entertainment and creative possibilities with their use in scrapbooking, card making, home décor and other craft projects. They also allow you to create intricate shapes that would be impossible by hand-cutting or using scissors alone. What's your favourite thing to make? Why not try creating it with a die cutting machine today!