New to Die Cutting

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!

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!

How It Works...

Choose Your Sizzix Machine...

Big Shot

Our standard manual machine cuts most materials up to 6 inches wide. The cutting pads included in this machine are 6 3/8” x 4 7/8”.

Big Shot Plus

Does the same as the Big Shot but can cut up to A4. Use this machine to cut your plus dies. The cutting pads included in this machine are 8 3/4 “ x 15”.

Big Shot Foldaway

Like the Big Shot but this machine folds away. This manual machine cuts most materials up to 6 inches wide. The cutting pads included in this machine are 6 3/8” x 4 7/8”.


The electric version of the Big Shot Plus, it's innovative, contemporary and compact. The cutting pads included in this machine are 8 3/4” x 15”.

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.

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.

Embossing Folders

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

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