Hi Robin.... I currently own the original Sizziz (big red manual) cutter & a Cricut, love them both. Now getting into making cards, looing at the "Big Shot" & Big Shot Express for allowing me to cut w/ the spellbinders & enable me to emboss, really dont want much more clutter due to my limited space?? My question is what machine to invest in, where I can utilize the many fun toys for both scrapbooking & cardmaking?
— Alisha22, CO on Dec 03, 2011

Either of the Big Shots are great tools to have. The Big Shot Express saves your arms a bit, allowing you to push a button to cut or emboss rather than crank the handle over and over. Both machines are compatible with just about every die and embossing folder. Another machine we absolutely love (and use a lot) is the Vagabond. It's a fabulous machine and is great for card-makers. It allows you to cut through multiple pieces of paper at one time (when using the thick Bigz dies). That definitely makes replicating a lot eaiser! Stop by your local Archiver's and they'll be more than happy to help you find the right die-cutting machine for you!