Cricut Cuttlebug Review
The Cricut Cuttlebug manual die cutting and embossing machine offers a simple, low-tech option for cutting and embossing a wide variety of materials. The only Cricut machine designed to emboss, the Cricut Cuttlebug gives professional-looking results with clean, crisp cuts and deep, even embossing.
Go beyond cardstock and emboss tissue paper, foils, acetate ribbon, and thin leather! The Cricut Cuttlebug machine works with the entire line of Cricut embossing folders and cutting dies to emboss a wide variety of materials. Use the three different spacer plates available for the Cricut Cuttlebug to emboss everything from thin tissue to heavier weight leather.
The different spacer plates also make the Cricut Cuttlebug machine compatible with most leading folders and dies — so you can save money and use the dies and folders you already own.
One thing about the Cuttlebug worth highlighting is that it features a collapsible handle and is very compact. It’s similar to the Sizzix Foldaway in its compact design. The platforms open and close as needed. It also has a strong suction base that secures it to your working surface or craft desk. It’s easy to operate and works with other brand’s cutting dies and embossing folders. Just make sure to keep your user manual to refer to the plate combinations you’ll need to die-cut and emboss. Eventually you’ll memorise the combinations, but keep it handy for referencing until then.
Here’s what’s included (pictured below):
- Cuttlebug Diecutting Machine
- 1 – A2 embossing folder and 2 metal wafer thin dies
- 1 – 6″ x 8″ A Plate
- 2 – 6″ x 8″ B Plates (cutting pads)
- 1 – 6″ x 8″ Rubber Embossing Mat (gray pad)
- Helpful user manual with plate combinations for die-cutting and embossing.
Join Janette as she shares a look at the Cuttlebug and also demonstrates how to cut and emboss with this machine:
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