Tuesday, December 29, 2009


What can I cut in my Big Shot Machine???
  • Thick corkboard

  • Thick chipboard

  • Colered magnet

  • Ruffle board

  • Paper wood

  • Balsa wood (3/32")

  • Bass wood (1/16")

  • Metal Mesh

  • Aluminum (.016)

  • Tin (.008)

  • Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board

  • Drawer liner

  • Shelf liner

  • Vinyl

  • Static cling vinyl

  • Shrink film

  • Find sandpaper

  • Clear acetate (20 mil)

  • Vellum

  • Card stock

  • Patterned paper

  • Flocked paper

  • Contact paper

  • Textured paper

  • Metallic paper

  • Linen paper

  • Suede paper

  • Embossed metallic paper

  • Basketball embossed paper

  • Faux alligator textured paper

  • Self-adhesive glitter paper

  • Fabric

  • Canvas

  • Iron-on fabric

  • Soft plush fabric

  • Burlap

  • Velvet

  • Corduroy

  • Lace

  • Heavy weight denim

  • Terry cloth

  • Funky fur

  • Thin leather

  • Quilt batting

  • Warm & natural batting

  • Fusible fleece

  • Self-adhesive craft metal

  • Self-adhesive cork

  • Self-adhesive foam

  • Self-adhesive magnet

  • Self-adhesive felt

  • Adhesive and non- adhesive rubber

  • Pop up sponge

  • Poly foam

  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top and bottom of beeswax)

So...How does the Big Shot machine work?

1. How does the Big Shot work?

Using steel-ruled and chemically-etched dies, the Big Shot cuts out images by passing card stock and other materials through rollers that utilize pressure to cut through the materials. With just a couple turns of the handle, you'll be able to cut through a wide variety of materials. The Big Shot also comes with special cutting pads and a cuttingplatform that not only make the Big Shot safer and easier to use, but also lengthen the life of the product.

2. What are the different types of dies that you can use with the Big Shot?

Currently, the Big Shot utilizes two different types of dies; Steel Rule & Chemically-Etched.

Steel Rule: When you think of steel rule dies, think of cookie cutters - they work on the same principle. Steel rule dies are made by embedding an elongated razor blade into a hard wood base and then covering that blade with foam for safety. When the die is passed through the Big Shot, the foam is compressed and the blade punches through the material being cut. Because steel rule dies use a blade, you can cut more types of material as well as multiple layers of that material. Additionally, the cutting blades can also be designed with scoring blades to create fold lines.

Chemically Etched: Unlike steel rule dies, chemically etched dies can cut intricate designs. To create these dies, elaborate designs are etched into the metal using chemicals to burn away the unwated metal. While these dies can create more intricate designs, they cannot cut as many types of materials, nor can they cut multiple layers of material.

3. I have dies from other companies...can I use them with the Big Shot?

Yes, you can. The Big Shot is the most vesatile die-cutting machine on the market today. Using the multi-purpose platform (comes with the machine), you can use dies, embossing plates, and other products from a wide variety of sources.

4. I've heard that you can run multiple sheets of card stock through the Big Shot at the same time. How may can I run through at once?

Using the steel rule dies, you can run multiple sheets of card stock through the Big Shot. The number of sheets depends on the die being used. Simple shape dies - dies that do not have perforation or scoring or that are more detailed may not produce the exact cuts when cutting multiples. You'll want to experiment and see how many sheets you are comfortable passing through the Big Shot at once to get the desired effect. Chemically etched dies should only be used to cut one sheet at a time.

5. Why would you want to purchase the Big Shot Machine?

You will LOVE the Big SHot machinebecause...

  • You can use the Big Shot to create projects quickly and easily. You will be able to cut out intricate designs, plus you can create multiple cut outs at the same time.

  • You can use SU! Dies as well as other well known other companies dies.

  • You will save time and energy on every project.

  • The possibiliuties are limitless.

  • You can cut over 50 types of material with the Big Shot.

Call me to order yours today...or if you'd like to try it out first, let's get together and and I'll show you just how easy it is!