Who can use the Big Shot?
The Big Shot die-cutting and embossing machine is the perfect tool for a wide range of creative pursuits. With a 6” (A5) wide opening, the Big Shot cuts shapes and intricate designs in a matter of seconds. With hundreds of designs in the Sizzix product library to choose from, this machine is the perfect tool to cater for every kind of crafter, from beginner to expert.
What Sizzix products can you use with the Big Shot?
The Big Shot machine and it accompanying die or folder, is made for use with the Sizzix product library including Bigz, Thinlits, Framelits, Textured Impressions, Texture Fades and Impresslits Embossing Folders, with the exception of dies and embossing folders wider than 6” (A5). Empowering creativity, the Big Shot has the ability to die-cut and emboss a multitude of materials, from card stock and vellum to leather and mat board.
First, gather all the items you need to get started. This includes the chosen material you want to cut, selected dies, Big Shot machine of choice, tools such as the Paper Sculpting Kit and glue gun and any embellishments you may want along the way! With hundreds of designs to choose from in our extensive product library, you will find a die for every project and occasion, from basic shapes and animals, to alphabets and intricate designs.
Make Your Sandwich
Make the perfect Sizzix sandwich by placing your chosen die and your chosen material such as card stock between your cutting pads and place on top of your platform, following the instructions printed on the platform. If you are using a Bigz die then you will not need a platform, instead just simply create a Sizzix sandwich with your two cutting pads, die and chosen material, such as card stock, fabric and leather!
Lets Get Cutting
Time to get cutting! Simply feed your sandwich through your machine by turning the handle and be met with your beautifully cut design on the other side in a matter of seconds. To reveal your die-cut simply take your cutting pads and die away, leaving you with your desired design. If you use an intricate wafer-thin and chemically-etched die, you may wish to use the Sizzix Die Brush or Die Pick to effortlessly remove any excess paper.
The Finished Project
Sizzix dies are extremely versatile and can be used for a multitude of creative pursuits and making types. From card making and scrap booking to fashion embellishments and home décor, die-cutting with Sizzix will allow you to take your projects to the next level. You’ll be amazed how die-cutting will transform your creative projects!