New To This?

Hello and welcome to the world of Die Cutting!

Die Cutting is a quick and easy way of cutting out a shape with a Machine and a Die Set, instead of cutting out a shape by hand! Think of it this way: you’re making biscuits and you want them to be heart shaped. Instead of shaping them by hand you’d go out and buy a heart shaped biscuit cutter. Well that’s what dies do!

Our Videos

Watch our Sizzix How to Videos to see how Sizzix Die Cutting Machines, Dies and more work when you are creating a project! We have everything you need to get you started!

Frequently Asked Questions

Die Cutting helps you to create precision to your crafts with the twist of a handle! Here are some of the most asked questions from new to Die Cutting customers:

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 Sizzix Die Cutting Machine will allow you to cut out the shape you want multiple times in a matter of seconds.

What shapes can I cut?

We have hundreds of designs for you to choose from. We offer basic shapes such as circles and hearts to alphabets, animals, intricate shapes and more!

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!

For more FAQs, check out our Help Centre

Download our Free eBook

To help you get started on your Sizzix crafting journey we have created a free downloadable book which is crammed pull of exclusive content. Download the book now for interviews with the designers, a making type quiz, exclusive project inspiration and loads more!

Meet our Designers

It’s time we introduced you to our amazing Sizzix Designers Pete, Alexis, Josh and Jess! The Sizzix Designers create beautiful blogs, vlogs, social media lives, projects and much more to inspire you!


My name is Pete Hughes and I have been working with the Sizzix Brand since it was launched in 2001. I love to dabble in all styles, mixed media makes are a favourite of mine but my real passion is clean, simple and contemporary cards, a kind of visual Haiku.


Hi all, I’m Alexis! I love all things paper crafting, cardmaking, floral and rainbow. I enjoy spending time researching unique color palettes and techniques for creating realistic textures for flowers. I also love finding inspiration at local flower markets, interior design websites and through nature hikes.

Choose Your Sizzix Die or Embossing Folder…

Thinlits Dies

These Sizzix Dies are wafer thin and come in all shapes and sizes, helping you cut the most intricate designs from your paper or card.

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Bigz Dies

With a steel rule blade, the Bigz Dies can cut multiple layers of paper or card and can even cut fabric making them ideal for quilters.

Framelits Dies

Like Thinlits, these are wafer thin. The basic shapes and various sizes are a must have for any crafter! A great place to start for a beginner.

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Embossing Folders

Want to add some texture to your papercrafts? Our Embossing Folders are perfect for embossing or debossing with ease!