Monday, January 17, 2011

Let's Talk about Die Cutting Tools...

*Die Cut Club Members- Join us for our FREE monthly Die Cut Club Party anytime between 3:30 & 6pm TODAY and create a fun make & take project featuring some of the new BOX shape releases from Lifestyle Crafts! RSVP if you can make it- we've scheduled it earlier in the day so you can stop by on your way home from work.* (If you're not a member of our Die Cut Club- ask us for details next time you're in the store!)

It's no surprise that we love die cutting at Creative Accents! We are happy to bring you the latest releases from Lifestyle Crafts(QuicKutz), Sizzix & Spellbinders as well as special ordering Cuttlebug products for you! If you're thinking about getting a new die cutting tool? Here's the scoop on some of our favourite manual tools that are currently available through our store!

  • Epic 6 & Epic 6 Letterpress Combo- this has been the standard tool that we carry & use in our store. The Epic 6 is available for just $89 (reg.$99) and can be adapted to cut all brands of dies up to 12" long.
  • The Vagabond is our new love! This heavy duty electric machine, designed by Tim Holtz, allows you to cut any type of die up to 12" long (with adapter plates) at the push of a button. Resembling a well traveled suitcase, this quiet machine easily replaces all of our other die cutting machines! It's both powerful and portable. The Vagabond sells for $275.
  • Big Shot- This heavy duty manual tool is a favorite of many. Heavier and with a larger footprint than the Epic 6, it comes with a multi-purpose platform to cut dies up to 8.5" long (12" platforms are available separately). As an individual tool it's available for just $115 (value $150). Ask us about bundle deals that are also available for even more savings!

Epic 6 owners- We are ordering in some multi purpose platforms from Sizzix, which can be used together with the pair of Sizzix cutting mats (which many of you already own to cut Sizzix dies) as a replacement for your Epic 6 platform and flex mat. The length is 8 3/4". Regular retail is $30, but we're offering it for $22 ($18 for Die Cut Club members) . Let us know if you would like one, or stop by if you'd like to try it out in the store.

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