I have a cuttlebug and when Fiskars came out with their big machine I jumped on it. The plates were a little weird and I never got the sandwiches for that machine but It is heavy duty and cuts well but like I said it has some weird plates that you have scrap the sticky matt off of. it cuts well. Unfortunately I do not think you can get the plates anymore and it was an expensive machine. I purchased it from HSN but they only ever aired it as a special one time and never really brought it back. Maybe I was the only one that bought it. 🙂 The cranking of the cuttlebug gets to my neck and back so I was thinking of the Gemini and wondered how others liked it? I do wish it would cut the Sizzix/Holtz Biggie dies as I have several but I was impressed how the Gemini cut several materials. I tried to cut some felt with the cuttlebug and really had to shim and crank, shim and crank. Anyway my Fiskers is sitting in the garage just due to a temporary space issue and the cuttlebug is all I have currently. Thank you for any input. 🙂 Happy Crafting
Hello again @jetty722
I am sorry no one responded to your post inquiring about the Gemini. I do not have any of the items you have mentioned. For me the cranking plating and shimming would be a bit much. Plus if I could not resize my design it would be very frustrating to me. That is just me☺
Have you thought about the Cricut or the Brother scan N cut. No cranking or shimming with either of these products. Plus you can do lots of other things for paper crafting with both of them.
I am sure they will both be on for the next craft day of May 9th☺ Maybe give a watch and see if these products have anything to offer you.☺
Hope you get the product that you wish for☺
Your HSN Friend,
ahhh thank you I have a Silhouette and love it but I also have dies that I cannot use unless i have a machine that will cut and emboss. I have eyed the brother scan an cut as it might eliminate the need to have dies as you can scan the stamp in. I thank you for answering though and love your suggestions.
Appreciate and happy crafting.
Good Morning @jetty722
Wow good for you having the Silhouette☺ Yes that is one of the beauties of the Brother Scan n Cut. Cuts and embosses too. Plus they always do updates and come out with new accessories for the machine. I have two of them. I love them both and have had a great time creating things with it.
I think that all the die cutting machines are awesome for doing paper creations. Just depends on what one needs it for.
I got an e today about the Gemini just telling me it will be on the 9th of May. I have not checked the schedule yet. I think the Brother scan n cut will be here too with maybe a new bundle. It is a scrap-booking craft event I think☺
You have a great day.
Your HSN friend,
I have the Ge
I have the Gemini & I love it. It is especially good for all the detailed Dies I have from Crafters Companion.
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05.06.17 3:31 PM