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Old 03-06-2009, 02:59
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Default Cuttlebug...

I know that there has been a lot of posts on this, but I just want to know...
Does anyone own a CB?...
How do you like it?
What do you use it for?...
Do you make clippies with it?...
Is it a good machine to start with if you have never used anything like this and your aren't crafty?
I wanted a Cricut, but I can't see spending that much on a machine when I'm not a very crafty person.
Any input would be helpful...Thanks!
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Old 03-06-2009, 05:18
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I bought one when it was on sell at michaels. I used it for felt flowers, but they didn't sell well for me. I dont really like mine and I have thought about selling it but I know as soon as I do I will need it again.

I found it did not cut felt that well either.
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Old 03-06-2009, 10:52
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I have a cricut and a cuttlebug, I bought the CB just about 3 weeks ago and Love it. I have cut fabric and made cards with it along with the cricut. The only issue I have with the CB is that the more you cut the more the top of the plastic board used in the machine curls. Also when you cut, what ever item you cut leaves that impression on that same plastic peice. While this still can be used, it does get harder to use but according to cricut it is normal. I have made clippies as well. It is super easy to use, the same thing with the cricut the mat, can only be used so many times before it has to be replaced. There are places online where you can get the CB for half of what retailers charge. Michaels has it for 10 less then Joann's and if you catch a sale on it you can get it for about 36-39$ good luck I recommend, Tons of fun.
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I bought one about 6 months ago mainly wanting to cut felt with it to make felt flowers for clippies. As long as you get the stiffer felt then it works just fine - I couldn't get mine to cut thru fabric but maybe it was the particular die cut - if it's a more detailed die then it really doesn't work well for felt either. I am overall happy with it and have made some really cute clippies but it was a learning process to find which dies work and what felt. I bought mine at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon and then bought the dies when they were on sale. I'm happy with it for what I paid as I too wanted a Cricut but couldn't allow myself to pay that much. HTH!

Meghan
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Old 03-07-2009, 12:28
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Thanks ladies! I really appreciate your opinions. I am considering getting one to make clippies for my DDs and DNs. I don't sell, but I do give them aways as gifts and such. I want a CB, but worry that I won't have success. I love felt clippies, but don't find very much in the way of appliques that aren't too expensive...especially if I'm just giving them away.
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Will any of these machines cut ribbon?
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Old 03-07-2009, 03:19
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I get my 2 week ago practi few days and I don't use it any more maybe later I be.. so bussy sewing..
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:19
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I've been thinking about the Cuttlebug for felt flowers for my clippies, but I'm wondering how big the dies are. Everything I see online looks pretty big.

Does anyone know if there are flower dies for this that are about 1 inch in diameter or smaller?

Thanks, and sorry for jumping in to this thread.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:29
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I've been thinking about the Cuttlebug for felt flowers for my clippies, but I'm wondering how big the dies are.
Hi Stacie,
I did a bit of research after I posted this and found that the Bigkick by Sizzix cut through just about anything. I also had some members tell me that, at times, they had problems cutting felt with their Cuttlebug. Follow this link to see a demo on the Bigkick
Sizzix.com - Sizzix Videos
I think I'm going to go with this particular machine.
Hope this helps .
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:52
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I recently bought a Cuttlebug and love it. I haven't had any troubles cutting through the felt. I find it super easy to use and have made alot of cute felt flower clippies.

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