Welcome to Sizzix 101!

If you’re familiar with our products, you probably already know about many of the fantastic crafting possibilities our die-cutting systems have to offer. And if you’re new to us, you can get acquainted with us right here!

In addition to this brief overview, our website is full of inspirational projects as well as helpful information about our machines, dies and embossing designs. When you’re done here, feel free to read more about it to continue your Sizzix journey… But right now, let’s get started with the essentials!

 

What is Die-Cutting?

Die-cutting is like using a cookie cutter. A hand-operated, die-cutting machine uses steel-rule die shapes to cut through a wide range of materials quickly and easily.

 

What makes die-cutting better than scissors?

The use of scissors takes time and patience. However, die-cutting transforms the tedious task of cutting numerous letters and shapes into a fast, fun and easy endeavor—replicating the same perfect shape over and over again.

 

What Materials Can I Use?

Sizzix products lend themselves to endless forms of creative expression. Use your Sizzix machines, dies and embossing folders for:

*For more information, please view each product’s complete material compatibility.

 

What types of projects can I create?

Sizzix products lend themselves to endless forms of creative expression. Use your Sizzix machines, dies and embossing folders for:

 

How Do I Get Started?

 

Choose Your Machine

Manual

Our Big Shot, BIGkick, Big Shot Plus and Big Shot Pro machines cut paper, grungeboard, fabric, felt, craft metal, leather, foam, shrink plastic and many things in between! Able to elegantly emboss paper, cardstock, vellum and thin craft metals, the portable Sidekick machine transform single sheets of lightweight-to-cardstock paper into die-cut creations. The Texture Boutique Machine is dedicated to elegantly embossing paper and cardstock.
Explore our manual machines.

Motorized

Helpful for users with limited mobility, the Big Shot Express and Vagabond 2 machines leave the crank behind with easy motorized cutting and embossing. Both machines feature a quiet motor and all-metal gears for added durability, as well as built-in overload protection to help avoid paper jams. For more creative possibilities, the Big Shot Express and Vagabond 2 are compatible with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies).
Rev up your creativity right here.

Electronic

With no dies or cartridges required, the eclips2® DIY Electronic Cutter digitally manipulates and precisely cuts an incredible library of shapes—including fabric-friendly designs—to your customized preferences. Using the eclips2 and eCAL lite or eCAL2 software, you can weld multiple shapes and letters or quickly change the look of letters/shapes and access TrueType, OpenType and fonts on your computer. Hundreds of shapes are included with thousands more available online at the Sizzix eshape store.
Go electric with the eclips2.


Select your Tools

Steel-Rule

For the ultimate precision cut, our Originals, Bigz, Frameworks, On the Edge and Movers & Shapers dies use a steel-rule blade to cut almost anything, including cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminum and many other materials. When it comes to chipboard or mat board, ScoreBoards dies expand your creativity with quick and easy cuts and scoring. Use steel-rule dies to embellish clothing and create large and lovely decorative shapes, bags, cards, envelope, lettering and more!
See why steel rules.

Chemically Etched

Designed to cut a single sheet of cardstock, Sizzlits cut with ejection foam to ensure that the fabulous little shape being cut it is easily removed from the die and ready to use. True to their name, Thinlits are innovative wafer-thin dies that cut, emboss or stencil thinner materials. They range from our simplest to most intricate designs. The design of a Framelits allows for perfect registration (with no ridges to obscure), which is useful for cutting around stamped images or sentiments as well as easily cropping photos, precisely cutting windows in a card and even 3-D layering. Select designs are also available with coordinating stamps or embossing folders for the most precise cuts around these stamped or embossed images.
Embellish your creativity now.

Embossing

Ready to make the perfect impression? Sizzix has many embossing options. Our Textured Impressions Embossing Folders offer an incredibly deep and bold embossing experience—including designs in stunning 3-D! For intricate embossing or etching onto metal blanks, our DecoEmboss dies or DecoEtch dies are your elegant solution. Impresslits and Embosslits cut and emboss in one easy step, and our Texture Fades are perfect for debossing or embossing so that selected areas of the design appear faded and distressed. The altered appeal of our Texture Trades are sized perfectly for artist trading cards, and if you crave all-over embossing, then you'll love our Ink-its Letterpress Plates and Texturz Texture Plates!
Find out how we impress the best.

Be Inspired & Get Creative!

 

Now that you’ve selected your machine and your dies, just pick the material you would like to cut or emboss and you’re ready to go! To assemble the perfect Sizzix sandwich to roll through your machine, please consult the instructions that came with your machine or the product pages on our website. Watch our videos now to get started.

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Cardmaking

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Papercrafting

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Scrapbooking

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Jewelry

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Quilting

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Home Décor


Don’t Know Where to Begin?
Starter Kits Are a Great Place to Start.

Sizzix Starter Kits are a wise choice. Not only do you get all the essential products you need to begin creating, but you also get the combined value of several products at one super-nice price!

Big Shot Starter Kit inspired by David Tutera

Big Shot Starter Kit

Big Shot Fabric Series Starter Kit

Big Shot Plus Starter Kit

Big Shot Plus Fabric Series Starter Kit

Texture Boutique Embossing Machine Starter Kit

Sidekick Starter Kit

Sidekick Starter Kit featuring Tim Holtz designs

Sidekick Starter Kit featuring Stephanie Barnard designs


Questions?

We have answers! We have an entire support page devoted to your curiosity, and if for some reason, you don’t see it there, our friendly, helpful Customer Service Team is always an email or phone call away.

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