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08-11-2007, 10:27 PM
I have recently gotten into scrapbooking again. I scrapbooked 30 years ago but got side tracked raising a family. Now I have a lot of catching up to do. I would like to purchase a die cut machine but I am confused as to which is the best/easiest to use. I have done a few things on a Pazzle (owned by a friend) but they are so expensive. I am computer literate and would like to do my own designing. Any recommendations???
08-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Welcome to the forum! We're glad to have you!
We've got some wonderful tutorials once you decide on a machine.
This machine comparison (http://www.paperthreads.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2014)may help you make a decision
08-12-2007, 05:13 AM
Welcome! I agree with Jen. The chart might help you make a decision. While all the machines are a little pricey (some more than others), we have discussed how much money the machines actually have saved us. The machines can pay for themselves pretty quickly, depending on howmany diecuts and embellishments you purchase. Plus if learn to design your own files, they will be custom to what you want. How many times can you go into a store and find just the thing you want?
Anyway, Michelle sells many of the cutters here at the store!
08-12-2007, 09:04 AM
Welcome! You will love having one of these machines! They are awesome! Trying to decide on which one is the tough part! I didn't know about this site when I bought my WishBlade and really had no idea that there were any other options out there. I am now upgrading to a KNK Element for several reasons but I still love my Wishblade, I just wanted more! Remember to take into consideration what you would like to be able to cut, the KNK machines can cut chipboard but the smaller machines like the WB, CR and Silhouette can't. Plus the KNKs come with an awesome program for designing.
08-12-2007, 04:43 PM
Everyone has said pretty much what i would have said - so I just wanted to say "Hi" and welcome!!!
I have a wishblade and a KNK Element!
08-12-2007, 07:24 PM
Thanks for the welcome and the suggestions. I am leaning towards the KNK but I want to see more of what actual owners think before I buy.
08-12-2007, 08:51 PM
The Element is such a new machine, that it's hard to get a good guage. But based on the other machines, I own 4 :) Wishblade, CraftRobo, Klic-N-Kut Element and Klic-N-Kut XL.
And the Klic-N-Kut machines are far superior!! I'm going to be adding some images to the forum here shortly, and you will be impressed!!
08-13-2007, 09:55 PM
I have the KNK XL, and I hate to say this...but it was much cheaper than the stacks of storage containers that I have of Sizzix dies! -ugh I'm sure I will still use them, right? LOL
Welcome to the forum. :D
08-14-2007, 05:27 AM
Several sold their die Sizzix (and other) dies on Ebay and got big bucks!
08-14-2007, 09:17 AM
I just brought up the rest of my dies from storage, and am going to sell them! I dont' TOUCH them! They have collected dust for 2 years, and i'm saying BYE BYE to them!
08-14-2007, 10:23 AM
Welcome to the forum! No matter which cutter you choose you'll find lots of help and friendly advice here! There's lots of great files in the forum to get you started once you do get your cutter!
I have the Wishblade and just ordered the KNK because I wanted something a little more "heavy duty" and I want to cut more materials like chipboard.
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