I got a Cricut Expression 2 for Christmas and just purchased from Archiver's this weeknd a Sizzix Texture boutique BUT in checking online I'm wondering if I would rather have the Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot or Big Kick and wanted your advice. I only want it for embossing but like the idea of taking larger embossing pads and being able to turn side-ways. What's your advice?
— Vicki Turner, GA on Jan 09, 2012

We love using the Texture Boutique and it really is a great addition to the Cricut. However, some dies out there are larger than a typical A2 card (standard embossing folder size), so having a larger machine would be useful in that sense. We love the Big Shot and have become huge fans of the Vagabond. If the embossing folders you have and use most often are the standard size, we suggest sticking with your Texture Boutique. If you have other larger sizes and want to get more larger sized folders, we highly recommend the Big Shot or Vagabond. Hope this helps!