Frequently asked questions...

Die Cutting helps you to create precision to your crafts with the twist of a handle! This blog contains some of the most asked questions from new to Die Cutting customers. However whether you are a crafting novice or pro, you may learn something from our top asked crafting questions below, let us know in the comments what you would like to know more on and we will be sure to share this with you in the future!

Why would I use Die Cutting?

If you like crafting, Die Cutting can save lots of time. Instead of using scissors to cut out your shapes one at a time, a Die Cutting Machine will allow you to cut out the shape you want multiple times in a matter of seconds. The shapes designed by our die designers range from basic shapes to intricate designs so there is something perfect for every occasion that you are looking to craft for. Discover our range of dies here.

We also have a New to this Hub that you can visit to discover more about the world of die cutting.

New to this Hub

What is a Chapter?

At Sizzix we release chapters four times a year and within those chapters are a range of Dies, Embossing Folders and sometimes accessories. The dies can include Thinlits, Bigz, Colorize and Scoreboards and can vary in style and design every season.

As a guide, please see below for a look into what our chapters normally contain however, remember these themes are a guide, if you want to get ahead of the game for your Christmas crafts, the dies are what you make them so there really is something in each chapter for a range of projects.

Chapter 1 normally contains products for all things spring and summer perfect for your floral designs. This collection also includes dies perfect for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Easter and more. You will be sure to find something for your crafts in this collection.

Chapter 2 also includes items for Spring and Summer perfect for your holiday and summertime makes. You can also find items in this chapter for Father's Day, Baby Showers, Party's and more.

Chapter 3 normally includes items for you to get ready for your Christmas and Halloween crafts. This chapter normally has everything you need for your festive creations and Spooktacular projects. This chapter always is very popular so make sure you stock up on your favorites ahead of the festivities and get ready for the biggest crafting season of the year.

Chapter 4 includes items for a variety of seasons but it often includes hearts perfect to help you to make your valentine's creations, another big crafting event! This collection will also include things perfect for birthday's, mother's day and more.

To keep up to date with our latest releases sign up to our emails to learn about when our next chapters are coming soon and add the favourites to your wish lists so that you can get ready to shop on the launch day.

What can Die Cutting help me make?

Using our versatile Dies, you could create anything from cards, scrapbooks and gift wrap to quilts, embellishments for clothes and accessories and even home décor!

I want to advance my collection, what do you recommend?

Crafting Essentials! Advance your collection using the Sizzix Making Essentials, they can completely transform any project! From embossing powders, glitters, cardstock, sculpting foam and more, take a look at all the Sizzix making essentials now. They really will take your crafting to the next level…

Where is the best place to find inspiration and tutorials?

At Sizzix we have a team of designers dedicated to bring you amazing crafting projects! Visit our YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and Blog for crafty inspiration.

Visit our YouTube Channel for inspiration and subscribe to the channel to keep up to date with the latest ideas and inspiration!

Visit and follow Sizzix on Instagram for the latest crafting projects and more! 

Visit the Sizzix Facebook Page for lives and inspiration, like the page to keep up to date with the latest content!

Visit the Sizzix blog for crafty step by steps, inspiration and more!

For any other crafting questions you may have, please visit our help center!

Remember whenever you create a project whether you have followed a tutorial or made something new, we would love to see it! For us to see your beautiful crafts use the hashtag #mymakingstory, you may even get to feature on our social media channels!

Which machine will cut which materials?

At Sizzix, different machines cut with different dies and materials, we have put together an easy-to-read table so you can see what works best. Check out our easy to read table by clicking here.

Thank you for reading this blog on the most asked crafting questions at Sizzix! We hope that you enjoyed reading it and have picked up some tips and tricks for your first or next crafting project.

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