Hi Robin, I am wondering what is the same and different between a Cuddlebug and a Sizzix? What do they do and what do they not do? I would really appreciate your expertise!!! Thank you! LeAnn Weikle
— LeAnn Weikle, MN on Apr 28, 2011

This really boils down to a personal choice. The Big Shot from Sizzix is a very sturdy machine, whether you have the Big Shot or the Big Shot Express. The Big Shot Express is mechanical and allows you to die-cut and emboss with just the push of a button. You can also use any die or embossing folder with the Big Shot, it's just a matter of using the right combination of platforms, adapters, and cutting pads. The same thing can be said for the Cuttlebug. You can use any die or embossing folder, you just need to use the right combination of layers to make sure your paper is cut or embossed. The Cuttlebug is a bit more portable than the Big Shot, but that might only matter if you plan to travel with it. Both machines will die-cut and dry emboss. Hope this helps!