What you need to know about the Sizzix Die Cutting Machine Family!

Sizzix Die Cutting Machines

You’re in the right place if you’re looking to find out a little more about our Sizzix Die Cutting Machine Family. If you’re not already familiar with our products, Sizzix are home to all things die cutting, so that’s everything from machines and the dies themselves (dies, by the way, are a little like cookie cutters – they cut multiple of the same shape without the hassle of scissors).

Alongside the Sizzix die cutting range, we have our range of Making Essentials – between us that’s the Sizzix way of saying craft essentials. So, that’s everything from your Cardstock and Adhesives to your Tools and Embellishments, plus everything in between!

For now, we thought it would be great to give you a little run down of each Machine we have to offer within the Sizzix family to help you decide which one might be best for you.

Say hello to our Sizzix® Big Shot® Die Cutting Machine.

Big Shot Machine

The machine we know as our staple machine! The Big Shot Machine is perfect for crafting of any kind so that’s anything from Paper crafting to soft crafting and card making to mixed media. This Die Cutting Machine is super versatile and its 6” opening allows it to be used with our Wafer-Thin Die collection (that includes the Sizzix Thinlits® and Framelits®), as well as our Bigz™ Dies and Embossing Folders too. All in all, this machine is a great all-rounder!

Go big with the Sizzix® Big Shot® Plus Die Cutting Machine!

Big Shot Plus Machine

The Sizzix Big Shot Plus Die Cutting Machine allows you to create bigger creations compared to the standard Big Shot Machine as it features a larger 9” opening. This means that it can be used with your 8 ½” x 11” materials – music to every crafter’s ears! Whilst this machine can be used with the full range of Sizzix dies (apart from the Bigz Pro dies), this machine is particularly great for using alongside the Sizzix Bigz™ Die collection - so it’s the best choice for you soft crafters out there! Explore this Die Cutting Machine, right here!

A little stuck for storage?

Big Shot Foldaway

Don’t fret, we have a machine that could be perfect for you! The Sizzix Big Shot Foldaway Die Cutting Machine is cute and compact, but with all the same qualities as our standard-sized Big Shot Machine! That means it can be paired with almost all our Die and Embossing Folder Collections (except for the Pro dies) to make the perfect paper craft and card making creations. It also comes with some added extras such as secret storage compartments and fold-up sides for easy storing and on-the-go crafting!

Looking to keep your crafts on the small side?

Sizzix Sidekick

The Sizzix Sidekick® Machine could be just the right fit for your craft collection. This mini machine is a fab crafting companion if you’re not looking to create projects using large-scale die cuts or even if you’re looking for a machine that’s portable enough to craft on the move. With a 2.5” opening, there are some limitations on the size of the die set you can create with, however if it's set with lots of little elements then you’re usually pretty safe. You can check out all the dies compatible with this machine by using the filtering system on the left-hand side of the page.

Now for the finale…

Big Shot Switch Machine

The latest addition to the Sizzix Machine family, the Big Shot™ Switch Plus Machine! This contemporary electric Die Cutting Machine allows you to enjoy effortless die cutting with the push of a switch. Just like the Big Shot Plus Machine, the Switch has a 9” opening which means that it can be used with a multitude of the Sizzix die range, including the popular Thinlits Dies and Bigz Dies and the Embossing Folder range, but this machine has the addition of a full-width sensor which means it automatically feeds your dies through your machine. Yes, it really is that simple!

The stylish and sleek design of the Sizzix Big Shot Switch Plus means that it slots gorgeously into any crafting space and with integrated handles for secure transportation, plus a secret compartment for your favorite craft tools, this machine also considers just how you, the user, will want to use it. 

What are you waiting for? It’s time to get cracking with your year-round card making, crafting for those special seasons and occasions and creating your next crafting project. Add the Sizzix Switch Plus Die Cutting Machine to your craft toolbox and start your #switchstory today.

Remember you can check the compatibility of all the Sizzix Die Cutting Machines with the Sizzix range of Dies and Embossing Folders here.

We hope you’ve found our round up of our family of machines useful, but please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Team should you have any further questions about the type of machine that may suit you best.

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