All of these Sizzix models are manual cutting and embossing machines. They are generally a lot cheaper than electronic cutting machines, and are good for those wanting to stick to scrapbooking and card making.
The benefits of using these manual machines include:
no computer or software programs needed
smaller, more portable and easy to store
quicker to pick up and get started
Here are all the different Sizzix machines that are available today!
The smallest & cheapest Sizzix machine for embossing items up to 2.5 inches
The Texture Boutique machine is an embossing only machine – it is not a die cut machine. However, there are videos on YouTube showing how you can use it for cutting, but remember it’s not designed to do so!
There are a huge range of embossing folders for use with the Texture Boutique, giving you endless design options.
create beautiful embossed designs for cards & scrapbooking
The Big Kick is larger than the previous machines, but it is an older machine with limited availability these days.
Unlike other Sizzix machines, there is very little content supporting the Big Kick, and it is no longer promoted as the best option. The Big Shot machine is a far better alternative to the Sizzix Big Kick.
The standard Big Shot machine is a 6 inch wide manual embossing and cutting machine.
The Big Shot range are the best Sizzix machines, and are still very affordable when compared to the likes of the Cricut Maker. It can also cut a wider range of materials than previous machines listed, including, vellum, thicker cardstock (like glitter), craft foam, vinyl and HTV, felt, and much more.
a wider cutting area for larger projects
cuts a greater range of materials
stronger casing & roller system
easy to use
range of colors
still a much smaller cutting area than most electric cutting machines
The Sizzix Big Shot Plus is the best manual die cut machine – especially if you get one of the bundles!
The main difference between the Plus and the standard Big Shot is the size. The Plus is 9 inches wide, compared with 6, allowing you to do much larger cuts. It can cut the same materials as the Big Shot, but can work with the biggest Sizzix Thinlets.
largest Big Shot machine
good for beginners & advanced crafters
use specific products for the Plus
plenty of supporting content online
the priciest machine
Sizzix Project Ideas
So those are all the different Sizzix machines!
Take a look at the following projects you will be able to complete with a Sizzix machine. So many fun and amazing craft projects!