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Sizzix Big Shot Machine: What Can it Cut?

As many of you are already aware, we are big fans of the Brother ScanNCut, however we also have a Sizzix Big Shot machine, which we love. It’s an awesome machine for the price and it can cut through a lot of materials that the ScanNCut might struggle with.

Watch the video tutorial below for the result

With this in mind, we wanted to put the Sizzix Big Shot through its paces to see exactly what it could cut. We scoured our stash and came up with 34 different materials that we could test. See the full list below.

We used a Sizzix butterfly die in the test that had a number of different pieces as we wanted to test to see how well it would cut through both simple and more intricate patterns.

The Result?
Well, most worked great but a few didn’t work quite as well. I think that running it through a second time might have done the trick with some of them.

Some materials needed a helping hand from a pair of scissors just to finish them where the knife didn’t quite cut through.

Here is the list of the materials we cut with the Sizzix Big Shot Machine:

  1. Template plastic
  2. Embossed felt
  3. Sticky backed felt
  4. Plain felt
  5. Glitter card
  6. Flock paper
  7. Craft foam
  8. Cork
  9. Cellophane
  10. Rainbow Spun Pellon
  11. Gift wrap
  12. Foil gift wrap
  13. Embossed card
  14. Vellum
  15. Adhesive chalk board
  16. Foam
  17. Velvet
  18. Burlap/Hessian
  19. Junk mail
  20. Satin fabric
  21. Bubble wrap
  22. Quilted fabric
  23. Tyvek
  24. Zip Lock bag
  25. Quilting fabric
  26. Tea towel fabric
  27. Linen
  28. Frosted window film
  29. Kraft Tex
  30. Cardboard
  31. Vinyl bag mesh
  32. Pearlised card
  33. Cardstock
  34. Napkins

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