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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Slice Elite by Making Memories (1 of 2)

Reported by Taylor Usry

I recently had the opportunity to review the new Slice Elite Digital Cordless Designer by Making Memories. This is a little machine that packs a big punch! The Slice Elite weighs less than a pound, is 5″ by 5″ of creative power, and can cut. emboss, and draw on a variety of paper, card stock, and photos. As advertised, the Slice Elite can cut shapes and letters from one to four inches, in half inch increments. The machine can be powered by its rechargeable battery (works for about an hour), or by plugging in the power adapter.

Making Memories sent me an amazing package for review. It included the Pink Slice Elite Starter Kit, which comes with:

  • Pink Slice Elite Digital Cordless Designer
  • Basic Elements design card
  • Basic Elements design card booklet
  • 6″ x 6″ glass cutting mat
  • five blades
  • blade replacement tool
  • blade adjustment wrench
  • power cord
  • re-positionable adhesive for the cutting mat
  • foam brush
  • user manual
  • quick start guide

They also threw in some great paper and embellishments from their Dilly Dally and Tie the Knot product lines – what fun!

I read through the included User Manual a couple of times, and was surprised at the lack of information it provided, especially with regard to embossing and drawing. However, the tips to utilize those features were not included with my starter kit, so I didn’t get to test them out anyway!

I went online to check out the how to videos, and they were super helpful. As instructed, I began by putting a thin line of repositionable adhesive down the left side of the glass cutting mat. I then used the included foam brush to spread it out thinly all over the surface, and waited the recommended two minutes before applying my paper. An interesting note – I thought the adhesive smelled awful. My husband and daughter couldn’t smell a thing. Weird, huh? Regardless, it leaves no residue on your paper and washes off the glass mat easily with soap and water.

Once you’ve made you choice about shape/letter, size, etc and are ready to cut, the process is fairly simple. Place the machine on the desired location on the mat (it is easy to determine placement, as there is a small “x” on the screen where cutting will begin), press down with light pressure, and push the “cut” button (pictured above, just under the handle – it is the small pink button toward the rear of the machine). The button is perfectly placed to press while you are holding the machine to keep it steady. There is an optional Hands Free kit you can purchase, so that you won’t have to hold the machine while it cuts. But really, it cuts quite quickly and it isn’t difficult at all to hold it!

It’s easy to tell when the machine is done cutting, because it tells you. Down the left side of the screen you can see that it is “working”. Once the cut is completed, a large check mark appears, indicating the machine can be picked up and your die cut can be removed from the mat.

If you don’t wait the full two minutes for the adhesive to dry, or if you apply a bit too much and it doesn’t dry in the specified time frame, this is what will happen when you try to pick up the paper. A total mess. It washes off with a bit of warm soapy water and some scraping.

When applied correctly, your paper will peel off the glass mat very easily and leave your die cut behind. You can purchase a spatula to lift it off, but my fingernails worked just fine. When placing the paper on the mat, you want the side you want to use to be facing up (so, you will be looking at the “right” side). You do not have to wash off the re-positionable adhesive each time you use it. You can store the glass cutting mat with a scrap piece of paper covering it, and gently peel it off for the next use. Once it begins to lose its tackiness, wash it and reapply the adhesive. Making Memories also offers some spray adhesive, although I did not test that out either.

The Slice beautifully cuts out words! And using the shadow feature, you can make an outline in no time. The machine also has a mirror image feature, which is a great idea for shapes. I did change the cutting speed from high to low. When I cut my first word on high speed, the edges were a tiny bit jagged.  I did not have to adjust blade pressure at all. The Slice just cut what I wanted – no fuss, no stress, no feeding the paper in and positioning it the right way. No making sure I had tons of space behind and in front of my machine so the paper could work back and forth. That, I think, is my favorite feature about the Slice – the compact size. Easy to store, and the cartridges are the size of memory cards for a camera. So they just don’t take up as much space.

The Slice is so easy to use that I let my five year old try it out (with very close supervision, of course). I talked her through the steps, and let her watch me do it. She was able to pick out her shapes, choose different sizes, and position the machine on different areas of the paper to cut out the heart and the flower. Then she cut out the word giggle. All three die cuts took her maybe ten minutes, and most of that was deciding exactly which shape to do next. So in my opinion, this makes the Slice great for kids crafts and projects. Many of the design cards are kid friendly!

With the included Basic Elements design card, my favorite thing to make was the tags. What a super useful option! On the tag above, I paired stamps from Lizzie Anne Designs with the tag (and shadow) I die cut, a paper flower from the Making Memories Dilly Dally line, and some Making Memories ribbon. The card stock is Neenah Solar White and Papertrey Ink Kraft – I wanted to test out how the Slice cut different wights of paper. It cut through them just fine!

I mass produced this tag, using stamps from Stampendous, and more paper flowers from Making Memories. I left off the ribbon, so I can use them on a variety of gifts. I think I made about 30 of these! I’m not sharing samples I made using textured card stock (Stampin’ Up), vellum, and acetate, but the Slice cut them all perfectly. I do want to stress that I used the low speed to cut with, but the Slice still seems faster to me than my Cricut.

I could not be more thrilled with this machine, and plan to invest in more design cards to further utilize it. Check out my quick list of pros and cons:

Pros:

  • compact size and portability
  • ease of use; wastes less paper than a Cricut
  • online support and video help – great resource!
  • wide variety of accessories available

Cons:

  • the user manual could be more descriptive
  • I wish the starter kit came with at least one embossing tip
  • can’t cut an shape or word larger than four inches (which is fine for card makers, but maybe not for scrapbookers)

GIVEAWAY!
The great folks at Making Memories are giving away the newest member to the Slice Family, the Slice Fabrique to one lucky reader. Just answer the any of the following questions in the comment section of this article on this blog to be entered:

Do you own a Slice Elite? How do you like it? If not, what are you currently using for your die cutting needs?

You have until Monday, April 18th at 6pm CST to leave your comment.

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269 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Slice Elite by Making Memories (1 of 2)

  1. dammastacey April 14, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    I do not own Slice Elite. The only cutting I do now is with the original cricut or cutting by hand with sissors. Although I like the cricut, it is out dated and I do need something else. My friend has the bigger cricut, but it takes up a lot of room. This sounds and looks like it would be great.

  2. mescartes April 14, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    Hi ! I don’t have electric cutting machine yet. I use my cuttlebug and some cutting dies. I don’t have much. I’d love to win these Slice Elite Machine !

  3. Kate April 14, 2011 at 7:37 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite but would love to. I cut out anything that I would like to cut electronically by hand. One day I have a dream of owning a MM Slice Elite. That would make scrapbooking and quilting so much easier!

  4. Denise ~ Paper Ponderings April 14, 2011 at 7:39 am #

    I do have an expression…and it is a chore to make one thing. I prefer to use it if I’m making a bunch of things…to save paper, time, etc…. I’ve always been intrigued with the slice and would so love to try it myself!

  5. Diane O. April 14, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    I don’t own a Slice but would love to win one! I looks like a great machine for card making…my specialty. Thanks for the great review and the opportunity to win. I currently have a Silhouette but it is sometimes a bit time consuming to do a project. I also have a Wizard with various dies but love the flexibility of changing the size of the designs with something so portable like the Slice.

  6. Manasa April 14, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    I dont have a cutting machine at all…the slice with its less space occupancy is really a good deal !

  7. Anne April 14, 2011 at 7:44 am #

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  8. gssfam April 14, 2011 at 7:54 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite but it IS on my wish list…every time a holiday comes up I tell my husband….haven’t received one yet though. I currently am using a cricut for my die cutting needs.

  9. beccagoose April 14, 2011 at 7:56 am #

    I don’t own a Slice. I use Cricut, but for those single quick cuts, it looks like a Slice Elite would be great. Hope I’m the winner.

  10. Stephanie April 14, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    No, I don’t own a slice (any version).

  11. Jennifer April 14, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    My die cutting machine consists of handmade or printed out stencils and a sharp exacto knife. :) I would love to have a slice!

  12. Hoo's Crafty! April 14, 2011 at 8:11 am #

    I do not own the Slice, but have thought about it many many times. I make cards 99% of the time, so this would be perfect. I currently have a Cricut that I am using. Thanks for the great review.

    lizahenderson814@yahoo.com

  13. PattiM April 14, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite or any Slice. Currently, I use my original Cricut but have a small space and it takes up alot of my scrap area. I’m thinking the Slice would fit better. I also do some fussy cutting.
    I’m loving the pink!

    Hugs,

    PattiM
    {Pattie’s passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  14. paperpapier April 14, 2011 at 8:30 am #

    I don’t have any Slice cutter. Currently, I am using Big Shot to die-cut some cardstock for my card making project. Love to win this biggie super duper machine…Tx for the chance.

  15. connie April 14, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    I do not own the Slice Elite just my baby cricut. Thanks for the great review. Would love to win.

  16. gela April 14, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    I bought the very first ones on the market. My scrap area is a corner of my living room. That is why I use it more than my big pazzel machine. Love my slice.

  17. Sarah April 14, 2011 at 9:12 am #

    I have the Big Shot for my die cutting needs. I love it but it does take up a lot of space and the dies are expensive. Seems like the Slice Elite would be a great addition to my craft room!

  18. Melissa April 14, 2011 at 9:41 am #

    I don’t have a Slice, but I do have a Big Shot. Thanks for the review!

  19. Kat April 14, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I do not own a Slice. Have been thinking about getting one. Right now for my die cutting needs I’ve been using my scissors! My best friend just recently got a cricut. So if I want something in particular she could cut & mail it to me.(She lives 2 hours away!) However be nice to have my own compact die cutter:-)

  20. genevieve April 14, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I don’t have a die cutting system, but I’ve had my eye on a Slice for awhile now. I don’t have a lot of room for scrappy tools, and love the idea of being able to take something to a crop!

  21. Amy April 14, 2011 at 10:34 am #

    I don’t own a slice. Right now I’ve got a Big Shot and it’d definitely be nice to have more flexibility about the size of things :-)

  22. Kelly Massman April 14, 2011 at 10:37 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite! I’ve heard they are nice! Thanks for a chance to win! I have the old Sizzix–still like it but it takes up a lot of space!

  23. PattyO22 April 14, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I don’t have a slice, but it seems like a nice option because of the portability and glass mat. Right now, I’ve been using die cuts. Not a big fan of the cricut I bought.

  24. Scrapycandy April 14, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I have a big shot and basically do without. I guess I don’t know what I am missing. I love the concept of a die cutter for fabric…I find fabric hard to cut accurately. Thanks so much!

  25. BarbL April 14, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    I do not own Slice Elite, but I did have a Slice… till it died on me. I liked it, but honestly felt it should have held up better, and actually I would have liked it’s performance to have been more reliable. I still own a Big Shot, which is better for die cutting boxes and larger items. I am currently in the market for a new machine, especially for letters!

  26. Winged April 14, 2011 at 10:53 am #

    I don’t own a Slice but would love to win one! I use Cuttlebug and only dream about this super duper device :)

  27. Anita April 14, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    I would love to have a Slice. I currently use a big shot.

  28. Sarah Gambrell April 14, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    I haven’t used any Slice products to date, including the Slice Elite, but it looks super easy and useful. I currently use the Pazzles Inspiration cutting machine, which I love, but it is a bit of work to haul it out and load it up. The Slice Elite would be so nice for tiny projects or last minute / after thought embellishments (which my scatter brain ends up with quite often)!

  29. Lindy April 14, 2011 at 11:06 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite or any die cutting machine YET; therefore I don’t use die cuts.

    Thanks for the awesome tutorial; I’m trying to decide what die cutting machine I’d like.

    Would be awesome to win this one!

  30. Annette A. April 14, 2011 at 11:09 am #

    I would love to have a Slice Elite. I make cards, I sew and many many other things. This would be a great great tool to creating awesome crafts…
    My birthday is April 22nd and I would so love to win this amazing giveaway. It would be an unforgettable birthday…and it is Good Friday….
    Thanks for the chance.

  31. Angie April 14, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    I do not own a Slice. I do own a Cricut. It is so big and takes up so much room. I would love to try the Slice. Thanks so much!

  32. Sandra April 14, 2011 at 11:15 am #

    no, I do not own a Slice, I currently use a purple Wizard.
    Sandra ltb

  33. Dollie April 14, 2011 at 11:16 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite, I use a Cricut for my current die cutting needs. I would love to have the Slice Fabrique because I haven’t figured how to cut fabric on the Cricut

  34. holly April 14, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    I do have the regular slice and enjoy it for all the many shapes and letters. The slice fabrique would be an incredible editition because I’ve always enjoyed making cards with fabric! Thanks
    Holly Bott

  35. Stacy April 14, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    I don’t have a Slice. I use a Cuttlebug right now but I’m looking to buy a Slice in the future.

  36. Jeriberry April 14, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I own a slice (not the elite) and love it. Our favorite thing to use it for is titles which we then use glossy accents on to give them a 3-d dimension. Thanks for the great review!

  37. Cottagerca April 14, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    My friend has a slice and we share the use of it….so handy..
    ava
    cottagerca

  38. Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 11:30 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite or any other die cutting machine. I have been trying to figure out what I want. I don’t have a lot of space so the Slice would be perfect. It would be a real blessing to win.

    Kim L.

  39. turleyH2O April 14, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    I have watched the videos on using a slice, I have a cricut now but would like to try the slice.

  40. Lacey April 14, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    I do not own a slice. I do own a Cricut & Sizzix Big Shot. I actually use the big shot more because it’s easy to get out. The cricut is such a hassel for me to lug out sometimes. So I just don’t use it. The slice is seems more compact.

  41. Grandma Ruby April 14, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    I have an original Slice and I love it. The Elite cuts thicker materials, and has some other cool features not on the original. Making Memories keeps coming out with cool design cards, and tools (embossing and drawing with the slice) so there is always something new and fun.

  42. Savannah O'Gwynn April 14, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I have wanted a slice for a LONG time! I would love to own one–I have a Cricut–and I use it every so often. Wish I used it more. I also use a cuttlebug for embossing and dies.

    Great review–beautiful projects! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

  43. Jessica April 14, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I do not own the slice, but do have the cricut. My cricut does not get much use, just for the fact that you have to get it all set up just to cut something with it, as I don’t have space to keep it out all the time. This machine looks great in that it’s small and compact and would be easy to transport wherever it’s needed! Great product review!

  44. Patchi April 14, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    Thanks for the review! I haven’t bought a die-cutting machine because they are too big for my little scrap area. But this one looks perfect! I currently rely on Coluzzle templates, but since they went off the market it’s hard to find new ones. Great review – I’ll keep the Slice in mind!

  45. Denise @ SpareChangeChic April 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I don’t own any kind of die cutting machine but would love to since I scrapbook. I have used a Cricut that my friend owns a few times. I also sew & do fabric crafts and would love to have a gadget that cuts fabric.

  46. Liz April 14, 2011 at 12:36 pm #

    I don’t have any of the Slice machines. I use my faithful Cuttlebug, and my new to me v1 Cricut. I’d love to try other diecut machines, but it isn’t in my budget. Love your reviews, they are always spot on.

  47. Hitechwizard April 14, 2011 at 12:41 pm #

    I have been wanting one of theses for a lonnnnnng long time!!!!!

  48. Teresa April 14, 2011 at 12:45 pm #

    I do not own a Slice but have been looking at them. I like the idea of them being smaller than my Silhouette to take with me to crops. I think it would be easy to cut out titles and small embellishments that I usually wait until I get home to do.

  49. Life In A Pink Bunny Suit April 14, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I have an Accuquilt, but have been looking at the Slice, as it cuts letters…definitely a needed commodity for any quilters!

  50. margie c April 14, 2011 at 12:48 pm #

    I had the original Slice and LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! I have been drooling over the new Elite!
    Great article! I can’t wait to get one for my b’day :)
    Thanks!
    hugs, margie

  51. Lindsay Conner April 14, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    I don’t have a slice, but my friend does and I’d like to try it! I’ve used a Cricut. :)

  52. lutingobelin April 14, 2011 at 1:00 pm #

    Hello there ! I do not own a Slice Elite machine, but really hope to have one soon. I almost cut my tags and die cuts with sissors. I tried a slice machine (classic, the green one) and felt in love with it. Thank you so much for your post : it really makes me want to own a slice machine ! Have a nice day.

  53. Sweets N Stuff April 14, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

    I do not own a slice elite but I have an original cricut which is on it’s last legs I can no longer adjust sizes and if I do it is blindly. I would love to WIN this and be able to use it for scrapbook, activities for my son and eventually my daughter (whom I home school) and my sunday school class!

    x <3 x

  54. Kuhnhausens April 14, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I wish!!! Nope…I have the older Silhouette from Quickutz. It’s great; but not portable. I go to lots of crops and the ELITE would be perfect for that! Thanks for the GREAT giveaway!

  55. springplum April 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    I’ve just been doing my cutting by hand.

  56. Michelle April 14, 2011 at 1:14 pm #

    I have a slice that I got for Christmas (HUGE surprise), but would love the Slice Fabrique to use for quilting!

  57. Tambo April 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite. I own a Slice, Big Shot, and a Cricut original. I just bought a Calibur Spellbinder too. However, I would love to get the Elite! thanks, Tami

  58. Vicky April 14, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    Great review and so helpful! I do own the orignal Slice and Love it! but…The Slice Elite sounds wonderful, like I just might have to get one of those too ;)

  59. Katknit April 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    No, I do not own a Slice Elite. I just bought a Pazzle for my cutting needs, haven’t tried it out yet. I would love the Slice Eliete for traveling and for needs that do not require a larger machine.
    Charlene

    katknit at gmail dot com

  60. Toucan Scraps April 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    I don’t do alot of die cutting, I do most of it by hand. I have an old x-cut with about 4 dies I was given as a gift by someone who didn’t know it was being discontinued. hence I hand cut.

  61. Adelina April 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    wonderful review! I don’t own a slice, I’ve been waiting to decide. I own a Big Shot and it seems to work fine for the amount of die cutting I do, but it’s a slow process. I’d love a fancy MM Slice Elite!

  62. Karin April 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite but I think it looks like fun! I own a Silhouette and prefer it to my old Cricut.

  63. Janea aka Naya April 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite, but am currently checking into buying one. I like the portability options of this machine, plus it’s not hard to crank like a die cut machine.

  64. ruth April 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I don’t own a slice. I do have a Cricut, but the size of the slice seems really attractive to me! :)

  65. Heatherly April 14, 2011 at 1:40 pm #

    I’m back in the stone age! I usually just use an exacto knife and a lot if patience when I need to cut paper for cards or scrap booking, I don’t want to invest a ton of money into a big machine that I might not use but I like this little one though, it looks more my speed. :)

  66. RebeccaMom April 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite. I am using scissors or a blade for my cutting, but this looks so wonderful! I would love to win!

  67. craftlicious April 14, 2011 at 1:53 pm #

    OMG what a makeover from previous version and it so much portable i love it not a owner yet but would would more thn love to try this one

  68. scarthur April 14, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    I do not have a Slice Elite, but would LOVE one (hint hint). I just received the original Slice at Christmas, which is my entrance into the die cutting world! Would love the new one!! :)

  69. ScrapMomOf2 April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I do not own a Slice at all. I have a Cricut. I would love something smaller. I have been interested in the Slice since it came out, but it wasn’t quite in the budget. I find the Slice Elite even MORE interesting! I love the tags that were made!

  70. fong33 April 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    I do not have a slice, I use a cricut. I love it, but in a NYC apt, it takes up too much room.

  71. Amanda April 14, 2011 at 2:16 pm #

    I don’t have the slice elite but I did receive the original slice for Christmas 2 years ago. I’ve had fun using it. Slice Fabrique sounds like a lot of fun too!

  72. Lynne April 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I don’t own an electronic cutter yet. Looks like a very useful tool. I use my big Kick almost daily.

  73. Joy April 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I use the cricut original machine and like it, however I attend a lot of crops and the slice would be so portable. I often end up not finishing layouts because I think I will cut something out when I get home and then I don’t! Come to my rescue please!

  74. TheLastOfNine April 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    Unfortunately I do not own the Slice, but would love to have one!! I currently use the Cricut Expression, which I do not take to crops because of the weight and bulkiness. What a lovely giveaway, thank you!!!
    Gloria h

  75. AShu93 April 14, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

    I do not have a slice elite & I like the portable-ness of it, but that does limit the size you can cut.

  76. TiaKeas April 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice but I do enjoy watching the videos and wish that I had one. Thank-you!!

  77. Megs April 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    don’t own one yet, but would love to get this gadget for my cardmaking :)

  78. shannon reilly April 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    I saw this at CHA and it was amazing! I am a Realtor and I create story boards on my listings and use cut out. I am not a scrap bookie (?) so don’t know all the tricks and names of things. I think I would be in trouble if I knew all the toys. I have an electronic cutter (via a computer) but don’t always want to go to the computer. Would love something like this at an open house. :)
    Thanks for the review…would love to win this. :)

  79. Froggy April 14, 2011 at 2:25 pm #

    No, I don’t have a slice elite. I currently use the cricut the most of all.

    Froggy
    froggarita@gmail.com

  80. Phyllis M. April 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I do not own The Slice Elite. For now I just use my Cuttlebug. Wonderful giveaway and would love the Slice Elite.

  81. listgirl April 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite, but I have been looking at them in magazine ads. I love that it’s compact and you can cut on any part of the paper, to use up scraps. Right now I have a Silhouette SD to die-cut.

  82. Nitasha April 14, 2011 at 2:39 pm #

    I do not own any Slice machines, but trust me…I wish I did! I own an Expression which I have only used a couple of times because it’s too cumbersome! So, yes I would love to own a Slice so that I could include more die cuts and embossing on my projects!

  83. Jenny Lilac April 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I don’t own an Elite – just a regular original one. I do love it though!

  84. Isabel Z April 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    No, I do not own a Slice Elite and currently own a Cricut. I would love something more portable though and easy to use. Thank you for the chance.

  85. Dani April 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve wanted a Slice Elite to cut fabric and emboss cuts. I currently use a Cricut Imagine and Expression. I kept the E to cut chipboard. Can the Elite cut through chipboard too? I love the portability aspect of the Elite. It would be great to win one!

  86. Suzuki April 14, 2011 at 3:14 pm #

    I don’t own a diecutting machine or any sort – behind on the times – like everything else somedays!!:-)
    This little machine looks like a sweet deal!!!

  87. Tornangel012 April 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I Own the original slice and I LOVE it! I’ve been wanting to get the slice fabrique since I know it is specially for fabric which is what I got the original slice for but it doesn’t quite pack the power I wanted for my fabrics. I own a lot of punches and also have a Cuttle bug that I use mostly for embossing.

  88. Jeannie April 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    Hi there … here’s my answers to your questions.
    No, unfortunately I don’t own a Slice Elite – would I like to? You bet!
    It looks wonderful and I’m thinking of lots of things I could do with it!
    Right now I use a Cricut and Spellbinders.

  89. CSchlim April 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I have a Slice and love it and use it all the time to cut shapes for cards and for my granddaughter to play with ….she loves animals! My daughter is an elementary teacher and would like to have one to use for decorating her classroom!

  90. Lisa April 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Ooooooo LOVE it! Can cut so many great things! Perfect for my layouts & card making. This would make things SO MUCH EASIER for me! And super to take on the go with me to crops etc… as its light & portable! My 7 year old scraps & makes cards w/ & w/out me (I know the nerve w/out me LOL) & this would be great for her & I to use together! I have heard so many great things & am thoroughly impressed with the information you have provided! And to boot its pink!!!!!

  91. Kelly Griffin April 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    I do own the Slice Elite! I am a three-year owner of the original Slice and am impressed with the improvements of Slice Elite! And yes! I LOVE IT! Although the instruction manual is, admittedly a little light, the Slice is so easy to use, most of it is intuitive anyway. I also very occasionally use my Cuttlebug, but the Slice is my die cutter of choice these days! I have even taken it on vacation with me — it is light and compact, fitting into my luggage easily. If I win this Slice, I will gift it to my crop group friend, Racqual, who is desperately trying to get her small business off the ground and cannot afford a Slice of her own at any price! I LOVE my Slice and want to thank you for this opportunity!

  92. Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    all I can say is wow, what a great prize, I have just became a grandma, to my new grand son.. and also found out, another one is on its way.. with the new slice machine I could make a great scrap book for my grand children….. Michelle

  93. Stampladie@live.com April 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I have 2 Slice Machines – the original and now the Elite! I am a avid card maker and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE MY SLICE machines!!!!!! I have totally replaced all my rubber stamps with the Slice! I have saved so much space and I create such beautiful cards – everyone can’t wait to see my next “creation”. I would love to own the Slice Fabric cutter!

  94. ShellyJ April 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I dont own a slice… I do have QK and a Cricut. I have been oohhhing and aaahing over the slice since it has come out, going back and forth to get one. :) but the elite makes me happy and may push me over the edge!

  95. Gale W April 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite, but I do have a cricut. I would love to try the versatility and portability of this little gadget! Thanks!
    Gale’

  96. DeAnn Jahnke April 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite. I use a Cricut now.
    The Slice Elite would be awesome for taking with me to crops.

  97. Laura T. April 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I do not own a Slice. I did purchase one for my son (he is very creative) for his birthday back in December and when he opened up, we noticed that it was missing pieces. Back to the store we went, but they didn’t have any in stock. Long story short … we never got a new one, but would LOVE a Slice.

  98. GlendaC April 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    I have an original Slice which is great and a quite a few design cards. I did buy the Slice Elite but had quite a few issues with the cutting. I agree the manuals could contain more info. I recently purchased a Silhouette which I am still getting to know. Really I love them all. However, my daughter recently started scrapping and she has nothing. I would love to pass on a Fabrique to her. She can make baby things when the next one arrives in June. Here’s hoping.

  99. Karen (TLgirl353) April 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm #

    I have the original Cricut, but it does take up a fair amount of needed work space. I find that it is really more than I need, and it seems that the Elite would better suit my needs. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  100. SussieE April 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I own a pink slice and I Love it. Ilove the size, it´s so small.

  101. Naomi A. of Colorado April 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm #

    I don’t own a slice, but would love to so I could try it out! I currently own cricut machines but are too big to take to functions as crops and classes. This is the plus to the Slice!:) Thanks for the opportunity!

  102. Natalie Hua April 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    I actually don’t own any die cut machine at all. I’ve hand cut everything and of course not all shapes can be cut out by hand :-] I would really love to start with the Slice! Thank you so much for the chance to win! Happy Spring!

  103. Sophia April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    I do have a slice, and I have had it for a few years now. I love it! It is one of the best investments I’ve made for scrapbooking. I don’t know what I did before my slice. The new slice looks really neat, I like the idea of using fabric, I just can’t afford the new one right nie, as I am a broke student.

  104. slang April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    I don’t own one right now, but would love to try it out.

  105. Gail April 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    Nope, I don’t own a Slice Elite, but sure have wanted one. . . thought it would be great for cardmaking and for traveling – it is so small, light and portable! Right now I have a basic Cricut that I use, but I don’t like taking it with me when I travel or go on crops.

  106. Yaritza April 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I own the original slice and I love it. The design cards are so super cute! Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. Judy April 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I don’t own the Slice but it does seem less intimidating that the larger products. It would be easy for travel. Sometimes I only n eed something small or one item cut and wouldn’t have to use the large machine I now own. thanks

  108. Jan April 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    I own the original slice and love it! I would like to have the Elite Slice so that I could cut fabric and the heavier materials I’m now working with. Then I could give my Slice to a deserving friend ! Thanks for the chance to win one

  109. Wendy Foster April 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm #

    No, I do not own a Slice. I use my scissors…:(

  110. Jess April 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    I do have the Slice Elite and I love love love it. It is a great machine. I love all the deaign cards and it doesn’t take up a lot of room. IT is great for me since I love to make cards the designs are the right size. Thanks for the chance to win the fabrique I love to sew and quilt as well as applique specailly for my sweet little girl.

  111. She-La April 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    The Slice Elite looks like an awesome addition to any crafter’s supplies. I love the pink.

  112. Bunny April 14, 2011 at 3:46 pm #

    I don’t have a Slice Elite but it looks fun to use.

  113. C April 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I LOVE my Slice! The 4-inch size is great on a 12×12 scrap page… in fact, I’ve got girlfriends who have Big Shots and Cricket machines, but they always want to use my Slice, because it is easy and fun. Sometimes I even have to wait to use my own machine :-)
    I wish I would have bought my Slice sooner, I could have saved lots of money on tools and punches that I never need to use anymore.

  114. JustYolie April 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    I own the Slice v.1 and I love it! Saving up for the new Elite, I sure hope I win! :)
    yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

  115. egjk April 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm #

    No, unfortunately I don’t own a Slice Elite – I would love to? that would be great!
    It seems easy to use and it would be fun to do my titles on my scrapbook pages to match! yea! thanks for the opportunity!

  116. kathy s April 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    I don’t own either the slice or the slice elite but I sure would love one now I’ve seen how versatile they could be-I currently only have my original wizard die cutting machine-which is good but cumbersome so a slice would be fantastic

  117. Elizabeth April 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    I don’t have a Slice although I would love to have one. I currently use a Big Shot Express. I would love to have something that is small enough I could take on the Go:)http://visionsofpaper.blogspot.com/

  118. Ali April 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I have the original Slice and love it for it’s portability – I love being able to take it to my local crop where I am the envy of all my friends. Would love to up-grade to the Slice Elite so I could cut some fabric flowers!

  119. Diane S. April 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm #

    I have the regular Slice-and would love to try the Elite-I would like it because they say you can cut thicker materials with the elite!! I love my Slice!

  120. rush April 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    i am currently using a big kick, which is new to me. i would rather have a slice to cut letters and words – complete with shadows. this would save space and money by not having to purchase a multitude of fonts and sizes for the big kick.

  121. GinnyPapp April 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Well written review packed with info. I now use the big shot but a slice would accomplish more of what I am interested in doing

  122. janet April 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm #

    I have the Slice original and the Slice Elite. The Elite R-O-C-K-S!
    Really a BIG improvement over the original. In fact, The ELite makes the original very obsolete in my opinion. And Making Memories has the BEST customer service in the industry. The Fabrique is on my Wish List- thanks for the chance to win.

  123. Pamela April 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite, I just have a Cuttlebug:)

  124. Karel April 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I don’t have a slice but have been looking it over. Currently I use a Silhouette SD. I love the look and size of the Slice though, thinking it’d be great to travel to scrapping get together’s. Hope I win :-D

  125. Trina Leeson April 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

    I had a Cuttlebug and now have a Big Shot and use that for Die Cutting and Embossing. I would LOVE a Slice machine and have been drooling over them for a long time! :)

  126. Donna O'Bryan April 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I do not own a Slice, but I do have a Cuttlebug. The Slice is definitely my choice for an electric die cutter, it is so compact and portable.

  127. aimeelou April 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm #

    I do not have a Slice. I have a Big Shot. I would LOVE to win the Elite. Would be great to take to crops and it looks like it doesn’t take up to much room. That’s a plus!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  128. ginnye April 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I don’t own the Slice Elite, but have been coveting one for the past year. I use the Cricut Expression, but it looks like the Slice would be easier to transport. I would love to WIN!

  129. Kathy April 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

    I don’t own the Slice Elite, but I have the original Slice. I am seriously considering upgrading….I love how easy it is to use. I just would like it to cut thicker papers, which mine doesn’t. And I like that it cuts faster and with more precision. It is so portable…I can easily take it down to the TV and cut during commercials!

  130. Elaine April 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I do not have the Slice Elite, but would love to upgrade to one. I do have the original pink Slice and love it. I don’t scrapbook, I’m a card maker. The Slice is perfect for card making and its compact size makes it easy to take to a friends home for crafting.

  131. Nancy April 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm #

    I don’t have the slice elite, but do have the original slice. Do like it but would like to upgrade to next level. My daughter would love to be the recipient of my older model.

  132. Dee in N.H. April 14, 2011 at 4:55 pm #

    I would so love to win one of these! I am a card maker so it would be perfect for my needs! I don’t have an electronic cutter yet.

  133. Jenny L. April 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    I do own an original Slice. I have had it about 3 months. I love that the machine and the cards are so compact. The mirroring and shadowing is a great plus available on some design cards. I would love a Fabrique as I do a lot of applique as well as card making. Thanks for a chance

    Jenny L.

  134. Sue C April 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite or any other electronic die cutting machine. I currently either trace and cut images by hand or use the Original Sizzix machine and dies.

    Thank you demonstrating the machine and some of the things you encountered along the way! It is always nice to see new products demonstrated to help determine if they should go on my ever growing wishlist.

  135. Barb April 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    I so want a Slice Elite, I don’t have a Slice machine of any type, but have used one a few times and just LOVE it! Would really like to win one. Please! I scrapbook and make all my cards and also for my mom and sister to give away. They think and I know home made cards are much nicer than cards bought in a store. People like them a whole lot better too. With all of that, I think the Slice machine would my cards even better and alot easier to do.

  136. 4Ucards April 14, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    I had a Cricut then sold it and replaced it with the Expression. I often thought that the Sliced Elite would have been a better choice for me since I am a card maker. I would love to be able to leave this on my desk. My Expression has it’s own table so I have to get up and move when I need a die cut.
    I would love to win this for my card making.

  137. ReBecca April 14, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    WOW, this looks so cool. I’ve been inspired to start paper crafting so this would be a perfect tool for me. I don’t own a Slice Elite (yet). Since I’m a newby I only have a couple of punches – so pick me, pick me! Thanks!

  138. Sue April 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice either (great sadness and sighing going on over here!) For my die cutting, I have an Epic 6 by LifeStyle Crafts (formery QuicKutz). I have wanted a Slice since before it came out and it was just never in the budget. Maybe I’ll be the lucky girl and WIN this one!!! (my fingers are gonna start crossing as soon as I finish this post!)

  139. Amy April 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    I own the original green Slice and I LOVE IT!! I am upgrading to the Slice Elite, and would absolutely be in heaven if I had the Fabrique as well!! I am a sewer as much as a paper crafter and it is am amazing tool that would really add some awesomeness to my creations!! WHOOT WHOOT FOR THE SLICE! <3

  140. Tiffany April 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    I own an original Slice, but would love to have a Slice Fabriqu!

  141. Laura Tewell-Avera April 14, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I love the idea of a smaller portable cutting area! I have been to crops where ladies take up 2 and sometimes 3 spaces and there is no room to crop. I do not own the slice elite and have never cut fabric or drawn before what a treat that this does both. I also love that storage will be so simple too! Thank you for all your talents and this opportunity!!! Laura ann avera

  142. Lindsay M. April 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I have the regular Slice, and I LOVE IT!!!! I really want to get the Slice Elite, because it cuts deeper paper. The regular slice has trouble with thicker paper, but It’s still amazing! I use it for my card making, and There are so many possiblities with it!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  143. Mary Ann Jenkins April 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I do not own a Slice. I have a Cricut that I love to use, but I would like something more portable to take with me to crops or to scrapbook with friends.
    Thanks so much for the chance to win and the great review!

  144. Penny April 14, 2011 at 5:42 pm #

    I have a Cricut and Cuddlebug. I find that I don’t use either because of all the trouble it takes to use them; Cricut is cumbersome, I have to hunt through the die cuts for the Cuddlebug to find one I might use–so I don’t bother to use either. I don’t have a Slice Elite, but it looks like it’s light enough to carry and small enough not to take so much room. This would make a wonderful tool to use for Health and Safety bulletin boards at my workplace because it wouldn’t take much room to have on my desk. All in all, I would love to experience some of the practices you shared. Win is to share this tool here at work.

  145. NWFlamingo April 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I have an original Slice but find it hard to cut through card stock. I spend hours monkeying with the blade and still it doesn’t cut all the way. I have an original Cricut too and sometimes have the same problems. If a Slice Elite can cut through everything without messing with the blade it sounds like a major improvement I would really like.

  146. scrapalajen April 14, 2011 at 5:47 pm #

    I don;t have a slice but I’ve been eying it for a while. I own a cuttlebug for now. It’s been useful but so wish I could do more. I’d really love to win one of those!

  147. Rebecca April 14, 2011 at 5:51 pm #

    I got rid of my cricut because it was taking up too much space, but I would LOVE to try the Slice :) rebecca keppel

  148. Barb April 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    I use the original cricut.
    the Slice looks like a lot of fun.

  149. Jo Ann April 14, 2011 at 6:01 pm #

    I LOVE my Slice… have never been the least bit sorry for my investment. I have used it a lot, and have never had a disappointment in the outcome. I love having so many fonts as well as images to choose from.

  150. Janelle Shultz April 14, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    i currently don’t own any die cutting machines. i either make my own or buy pre-made items. this would be such a great addition! thank you for the opportunity!

  151. Kim Schafer-Jones April 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Do you own a Slice Elite? How do you like it? If not, what are you currently using for your die cutting needs?

    Hi! Awesome blog and thank you for the VERY helpful links!

    I own the original Slice machine, I use it for my paper crafting and some fabric applique.

    I would LOVE to own the Slice Fabrique in order to cut felt and thicker material.

    I use my Slice mostly to create gifts and cards for those I am visiting who are grieving, ill or in hospice. They love the designs and often post these gifts on their walls for encouragement.

    I have plans of making appliqued pillow cases next as encouragement to others that I visit…the Fabrique would be fabulous to WIN!

  152. Pene April 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm #

    Do you own a Slice Elite? not yet!

    If not, what are you currently using for your die cutting needs?
    I own a cricut but have used it maybe 6 times since I got it 3 years ago. I do own the Slice and I am totally in love with it! I recently got the hand free kit, that made it even more fun! Everyone should own a Slice!

  153. Maya April 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm #

    I have the original Slice and use it alot. I would LOVE to own the Slice Elite. I have heard that all the improvements are AWESOME. Scrapbooking and card-making are huge parts of my life and I think the new Slice would make both even easier and more fun. I’d love to be able to cut fabric and make onesies and quilts for the “littles” in our family. I love all things Making Memories, so I’m sure the Slice Elite would be among my most favorite things!

  154. Michelle s April 14, 2011 at 6:36 pm #

    I don’t have any electric cutter :( but i would love one. just plain old scissors for me..

  155. Ruth April 14, 2011 at 6:46 pm #

    I dont own a cutting machine, but you make it sounds like a very intersting investment. thanks for the review, sometimes it is hard to find out the real nitty gritty on this stuf,f

  156. JCG April 14, 2011 at 6:58 pm #

    I own the Slice Elite and could not love it more. I can not believe the adorable paper cut images I can now make – we are having a fish-themed party for my 2-year-old’s birthday in a few days, and I have made hundreds of paper cut fish to hang all around the house. He is going to love the decorations! The invitations for the party already garnered raves, so I can only imagine how excited people will be when they see the rest. For those of you who are thinking of getting a Slice Elite? Do it! You won’t regret it! Oh, and also – the customer service is amazing. The first Slice Elite I received had a minor issue, so I corresponded with a company representative, sent my product to MM, and immediately received a replacement. They even made sure to compensate me for shipping. I am so pleased and know that other crafters will feel the same.

  157. Sharon April 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    I share an original Slice with my sister in law and we also share a Cricut. The Slice is great to take to Crops. I bought her the Slice at Christmas and then found the Elite – wish I had waited. Love the ability to cut fabric. Thank you for your review of the product and the chance to win.

  158. Suz April 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    i have the original slice and loved it when it worked it’s now out of warranty and I would love the Elite since I understand that all the bugs are worked out & it works fantastic. Pick me to win

  159. Pam April 14, 2011 at 7:28 pm #

    I don’t have a Slice. I do have the original Cricut & the Big Shot. I haven’t used the Cricut in quite awhile, and the Big Shot does take up a lot of room. Would love to win this versatile littlemachine. It sounds great.

  160. Mandy Wong April 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice, but I think this little gadget will help me tons with wedding invitations and cards….If I don’t win it then I hope I’ll get one for my birthday :)

  161. Samantha Sibbet April 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    no, I do not have a slice elite, but I would love one! I would also like to get a dilly dally cart, the designs are fabulous

  162. Christi April 14, 2011 at 8:03 pm #

    I own the original slice and love it! I’ve been wanting to upgrade to the elite for home decor fabric projects.

  163. KAREN April 14, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    I have a Slice, but would love the Elite! I love my regular Slice!

  164. Tanya April 14, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    I do not own Slice Elit. I cutting by hand with sissors)
    Thanks for this wonderful GIVEAWAY!

  165. Donna April 14, 2011 at 8:11 pm #

    I have a Cuttlebug that I use for die cutting and embossing. I also have a Cricut personal cutter that I haven’t used very much. Since I am primarily a card maker it sounds like the Slice would be a wonderful addition to my supplies.

  166. wwilloww April 14, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I have the original Slice and like it but currently seem to be having trouble cutting, with the hands free device on it. I will have to work with it a bit. I would LOVE to have the Elite, as it does so much more!!

  167. E Jeanette Mora April 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I currently have the original slice and live it. It would be nice to have the fabrique;) thanks for this opportunity;)

  168. marylouh April 14, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    I have a Slice and I love it.
    If I win this one I’ll give it to my daughter. She’s always borrowing mine. So far I’ve only cut, but I have the embossing tips and the pencils but I haven’t used them yet.
    So much to do and so little time.

  169. Mac April 14, 2011 at 8:31 pm #

    I do currently own a slice elite, and I absolutely love it! I have been using it a lot here lately. I would really love the new machine so I can be crafty with fabric.

  170. Ann April 14, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I do own a regular slice, not an elite yet! I’d love to get my hands on a fabrique though! Thanks for the chance to win!

  171. getawaygalsd April 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    I am an orginal “Slice”er and have enjoyed every moment. Have recently introduced my eight year old niece to Slice and she too can’t keep her hands off it. What fun we could have together working on the new Slice Elite.

  172. quiltma April 14, 2011 at 9:47 pm #

    I do not own the Slice Elite. But would love to win one.

  173. Debbie April 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite. I do have a small cricut machine though. I have always wondered if using the Slice would be easier and waste less paper than the cricut machine. Thanks for the chance to win!

  174. JPScraps April 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    No slice… but I’ve been wanting one. I have a cricut but hardly ever use it!

  175. puffinliz April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I am a die cut machine junkie. I have the older Slice, an Expression, baby bug, and an Imagine. Also a Big Shot and a Cuttlebug. Then new Elite would a wonderful addition to my little family. I am giving my baby bug away btw.

  176. catnap April 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm #

    Alas, I don’t own a Slice or any other fancy machine. I cut with punches or good old-fashioned scissors. And that’s why I’m entering this giveaway, with fingers crossed. Loved reading your critique; so helpful. Looks like a delightful tool to own.

  177. Sophia April 14, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    I currently have a cricut. I have been eyeing the Slice for some time now and would love to own one. The compact size and ease of use are so enticing! Thanks for the great review.

  178. kit April 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    I have a Slice Elite and I love the various design cards and the compact size of the machine. I do a lot of quilting, so the Fabrique sounds like it would be a lot of fun.

  179. Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I currently DO NOT own any Slice products, nor do I own any Making Memories products, unfortunately! I am broke as a joke and cannot afford to purchase this fantastic die cutter! I would LOVE to, though!
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  180. Cheryl Leong April 15, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite or any other die-cutting machine as i’m still a student,it’s out of my budget. I love it very very very much and would like to have Slice Elite as my 1st die-cutting machine.
    Hope to win this,it’s my dream

  181. Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 12:46 am #

    I’m real interested in learning how to use any of the SLICE cutters, but have never had the chance to ‘test drive’ a model, hee-hee! When I go to the CHA show once a year I always think I’m gonna make & take something wonderful with the SLICE, but I never get the chance. Total Bummer! I’m pretty positive that ‘IF’ I use the SLICE…I WILL LOVE IT and NEVER put it down or trying anything else!
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  182. Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 12:49 am #

    Currently, I am using the very out-dated Sizzix 1st generation RED die cutter. Not even the Big Shot machine, the ‘RED’ machine prior to the BIG Shot, isn’t that sad! That’s how far behind I am with updating my crafting supplies.
    Making Memories/SLICE…PLEASE help! Thank you very much for this opportunity!
    kimbuckjr@yahoo.com

  183. Keryn April 15, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    I don’t own a slice elite and would love to win one. I do have the original slice but have just about worn it out. I love the idea of the two speeds.

  184. Маруся April 15, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    a Slice Elite simply super! The same is such economy on punches) the Different sizes, many figures for an undercut on one cartridge. Such Slice is my dream already a long ago. Unfortunately in my country them it is not very enough, and delivery from the American shops does not want to do(
    But I believe that soon will be the happy possessor of this

  185. Marie / Legojenta April 15, 2011 at 2:55 am #

    I don’t own a Slice, but would love to have one! I use my Cuttlebug a lot, but would very much like the option of changing the size of a diecut like you can with the Slice =)

  186. LoveCrafting April 15, 2011 at 3:16 am #

    I do not own a Slice or Slice Elite, but I would lure to have one. I have a Silhouette but find that I do not have the room to haul it out and pull ut my laptop to use with it. It is a sensational machine but is too big for my needs right now. I would really like to cut some fabrcs with the slice also to decorate some pillows.
    Thanks for the opportunity to play!
    Betsy

  187. resie April 15, 2011 at 3:57 am #

    i own a slice- a slice elite i dont have a slice fabrick the elite slice is verry great to use.i just want the fabrick slice becaus he cuts everything.

  188. resie April 15, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    i love my slice and my slice elite and i need a slice fabrick because he cuts everything.I jus my slice for everything he is great. have a nice day from belgium

  189. Susan April 15, 2011 at 4:32 am #

    I own one of the original slice machines and I LOOOOOVEEEE it. I use it for both cards and scrapbooking – it’s fabulous for letters and sayings for titles. I’ve had a few minor issues (and by few I mean 2 in the 3 years I’ve owned it) which were easily fixed – and they have the BEST service department I’ve ever had to call!

  190. bev April 15, 2011 at 5:22 am #

    What an awesome cutter! I do not own a Slice Elite but I sure would love to after seeing this review.

    I currently own a Cricut.

  191. Cindylu2u April 15, 2011 at 5:25 am #

    I do not own the Slice Elite but after reading your review now considering, love that its light weight, portable and kid friendly! Thanks
    Cindy

  192. Sheila April 15, 2011 at 5:50 am #

    I have a slice and love it. I do wish it would cut in smaller increments, like an 1 inch,1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/4. I would love to win the slice elite because I am sure my daughter would love one. Thanks for a chance to win.

  193. Pat April 15, 2011 at 6:49 am #

    I do not have the slice but after reading the artical I would love to have something portable like this my cricut is too big to cart around

  194. Cristina April 15, 2011 at 6:56 am #

    I have a Silhouette (and love it), but this little machine is so cool! I’d love to have one. Thanks for the detailed review!

  195. Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    My Sister in law has a Slice and she talks about her’s all the time and how much she loves it.
    She told me you have to get one, but I never could. Would love to win this Slice Elite. Sara

    saragirlred at yahoo dot com

  196. Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 7:01 am #

    I have been looking at the Slice Elite for some time now; it would be perfect for my small craft room!
    Katherina

  197. mamalakis April 15, 2011 at 7:22 am #

    No I do not own the Slice Elite, at this time I’m using Cricut products for my die cuttings. I like the fact how little the machine is in comparision to either Cricut. Would love to win! Thanks for the chance.

  198. Larajc April 15, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite. I have the regular Slice and Love it! Have the Elite and/or the Fabrique would be most wonderful! Please pick me, and I would RAK my old Slice to someone else! Thanks for the chance!

  199. Bruna Girardi April 15, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite. I have the regular Slice, like but it has some problems that I think they fixed with thee new one. That why I need the Elite and/or the Fabrique! Thanks for the review.!

  200. Ron April 15, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite, but I do own the original Slice and would love to upgrade to the Slice Elite. I also have a Spellbinders Wizard.

  201. Jamie April 15, 2011 at 8:01 am #

    I do own a slice,the original model and i love it.
    But i going gaga over the Elite and Fabrique. They improved umpon somthing already great!

  202. Jacquie April 15, 2011 at 8:02 am #

    I don’t have the Slice Elite. I do most cutting with my big shot.
    I would LOVE to get a Slice Elite! Thanks for the opportunity.

  203. Lory (Loryquilt) April 15, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    I have the previous model of the slice. I dream of having a slice fabrique ’cause I also love sewing and quilting

  204. {VICKI} April 15, 2011 at 8:10 am #

    No, i do not have a slice elite—But would really love to win one!
    Thanks for the chance

  205. christy April 15, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    i don’t have a Slice Elite. I cut out things by hand. I would love to have one.

  206. KateB April 15, 2011 at 8:20 am #

    nope, don’t own one (YET*LOL); I cut everything by hand but sure would be willing to jump on the technology bandwagon!! Have a great weekend!

  207. Monique Nicole Fox April 15, 2011 at 8:36 am #

    No I don’t own a Slice. I use a Cricut Expression. I would love to have something more light weight to take with me to crops and getaways. The Slice would be perfect.

    mnfoxx1110@yahoo.com

  208. lynneatw April 15, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite but would love to have one. Currently, I use a cuttlebug.

  209. blaznpat April 15, 2011 at 8:41 am #

    I do not have either Slice tool. I have however been eyeing the original one at my favorite cropping spot(Archivers). Right now I have a Big Kick. I would love to win this Slice Elite, I would probably replace the Big Kick. Thanks for the chance to enter to win!

  210. Jamie April 15, 2011 at 8:53 am #

    I do not have a slice but I would love to try one! I am currently using my cricut and I love it but having something smaller would be great also :)

  211. Elaine A April 15, 2011 at 9:53 am #

    I love how your tags turned out. They are so cute. And no, I don’t own a slice. I currently use a cuttlebug to cut my dies.

    Elaine Allen

  212. rudie2shoes April 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I don’t own the Slice but it looks like a great machine. I have a sizzix big shot for my die cutting needs right now.

  213. ShoppingTamii April 15, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    I own the original slice and love it! In fact, I bought a Cricut afterwards and hate it (getting rid of it)…the Slice is just easier for me, and I like that I just set it on top of the paper and cut! So many reasons to like that!

  214. Mernin April 15, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I don’t have a slice elite – i have a slice original and love it!!

  215. Heather DG April 15, 2011 at 10:50 am #

    I am currently using a Cricut Expression and Sizzix Big Shot. Love them both, but I have been so interested in the Slice that I have been watching for a good price on one. I really love the cards they have – such amazing designs as would be expected with Making Memories. Thanks for the informative review!

  216. Trudy April 15, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

    I use my church’s Ellison machine.

  217. Bastelfrosch April 15, 2011 at 12:27 pm #

    Ich habe eine der ersten Slice Geräte, die es in Deutschland zu kaufen gab. Leider schneidet sie so schlecht, dass ich sie nicht mehr benutze. Schade…..
    Annette

  218. Chels April 15, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I don’t won the Slice Elite. I die cute with my cricut and my Epic die cutting machine. I really want to cut more fabric and this would be amazing!

  219. Lisa April 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm #

    I have an Original Slice and I love it. I love it because its portable and quick.

  220. juls April 15, 2011 at 3:07 pm #

    Hi Crafters, I have the Slice Elite & I think its great, I agree the instructions could be better..but soon mastered them, as it’s on the screen..I think a larger tube of adhesive would of been helpful… I have purchased the embossing set thou do wish it had one in the starter kit..I’ve had so much fun & made so many beautiful amazing cut outs…it’s brill…its small, light, compact & portable.. I take it to friends when we have craft days & to my local craft club…it’s so handy just charge & away you go…Ive used it for card making & like the 12″ base for cutting out for scrapbooking pages….looking forward to trying material ….oh well have to go, crafting to do xxx :-)) xxx

  221. Char April 15, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite. I would love to win this. I have to use my scissors right now. Please enter me in the Giveaway for the Slice Elite.
    It would be great for my cardmaking.

  222. juls April 15, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

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  223. juls April 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

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  224. brenda April 15, 2011 at 6:15 pm #

    I own the Slice Elite and I owned the original Slice. Have lots of design cards and just ordered more!

  225. Lindsey April 15, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I don’t own any die cutting machine — I rely on visiting friends with machinrs!

  226. joy April 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    No, I do not own a Slice — I wish I did. Right now I am using a cuttlebug- which is limited. Thanks for reviewing and giving us the opportunity to win one.

  227. debpaint16 April 15, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Unfortunately, I do not own the Slice Elite, or any other cutting/embossing machine! Every cut I do is with scissors, by hand! I love the size of these machines & the fact that they have a manageable size! Thanks for the chance to win the Fabrique!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

  228. Carla April 15, 2011 at 9:35 pm #

    I don’t have a cutting system at all, I cut most things with scissors… This would be awesome! Thanks for a chance to win!

  229. bohemian art chick April 16, 2011 at 1:08 am #

    I cut things out by hand. i think i would do more crafts if I had a machine to do it for me.

  230. Pat April 16, 2011 at 4:47 am #

    Wow.. would love to win the Slice Elite. I have my cuttlebug and some dies to go with that.

  231. Farida Rone April 16, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    I do not own Slice Elite. The only cutting I do now is with the original cricut.

  232. Sandy in FL April 16, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    The Slice has always been on my wish list. Maybe a wish will come true. It would be so much fun playing with all the die cuts and creating beautiful cards.

  233. Pondering April 16, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    I don’t have a Slice but I have a nice neighbor:) She does my die cuts. I sure would love to use one!

  234. Holly* April 16, 2011 at 12:08 pm #

    I do not own a slice elite and, instead, i’m using a big shot from sizzix for my die cutting. i love the potential portability the slice elite has!

  235. ~Mar April 16, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I do not own a Slice. I cut most things by hand. Or with my original cricut but it takes up too much room to leave it out all the time so I often don’t bother. I’d love to win the Slice it looks very handy and a great size to have it easily accessible!

  236. Belinda April 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    Im just getting starting on scrapbooking, because I have 2 lil ones, and tons of pictures. I dont have anything like the Slice Elite, and I would LOVE the chance to have one =) thanks for the giveaway

  237. Kelly Braund April 16, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    I own the original slice as well as the Expression & Silhouette machines. I love the slice for portability! You really can’t beat being able to fit the machine, tools and tons of cards in a cute little storage bag! I’d love to win one of these for my Mom for Mother’s Day!
    Thanks for the chance!

  238. Nana Donna April 16, 2011 at 5:30 pm #

    I do not own a Slice, but it looks pretty awesome from what you showed. I have an Expression and a Create.
    http://nanadonnascarddreams.blogspot.com/
    dmcervantez(at)gmail(dot)com

  239. MB April 16, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    I don’t any die-cutting machines of my own.. yet! My friend has a Cricut that I use or I have individual die punches.

  240. MB April 16, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

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  241. kreativeimagination April 16, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

    I am so happy that Craft Critique is reviewing Slice Elite and Slice Fabrique. Thank you for the detailed review and beautiful projects. I currently own Slice and would love to upgrade to Slice Elite and ofcouse dying to try out Slice Fabrique. Thank you for this awesome giveaway!
    syeda
    syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

  242. Bao April 16, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    This little machine sounds great! I have only had experience on the die cuts provided by Archiver’s by my house.

  243. Lynette C April 17, 2011 at 12:13 am #

    I do not own a Slice or Slice Elite. But I am in AWE of what it can do. And love the wide variety of cartridges. I currently have the Big Shot and a few dies.

  244. Terese April 17, 2011 at 3:28 am #

    I’d love to win these slice elite machine.
    I own the slice but i love to upgrade to the elite.

  245. Anonymous April 17, 2011 at 7:25 am #

    After many years of crafting I only own the cuttlebug. I have wanted something more but just can’t decide what to get so thank you for your article and I am going to keep my fingers crossed for this wonderful giveaway. EJ

  246. Gail April 17, 2011 at 9:05 am #

    I have the Slice Elite and love it! I travel a lot with my husband, and appreciate the fact that I can carry the machine, mat, tools and many design cards in one small, easy to carry tote. This makes scrapping on the go so easy. The Elite cuts all cardstock beautifully. Though the largest size is 4 inches, grouping elements together can work well on pages. Having so many fonts, in so many sizes with shadows is another plus. I find the Slice Elite an easy, economical, portable electronic die cutter. Lots of potential in a portable little package!

  247. sarah April 17, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    I do own the Slice Elite and I use it for most of my die cutting needs. I do pull out my Silhouette if I don’t have the right image available on my Slice cards.

  248. Angélique April 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    Great article! That makes me really like to have one :)
    I do not own any Slice machine, I diecut with my blue Quickutz (oh yeah… years and years old ;)) and my BigShot.
    Think the Slice is a perfect machine for those diecutting needs and think it’s really easy to carry with me, so I don’t have to cut images only at home.

  249. lisawiddup April 17, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    Yes, I do have the Slice Elite, and I just love it. I’ll be honest and say that I started with the original Slice, but was often frustrated when I tried to cut cardstock or glitter paper. But I replaced it with the Elite (for only around $100), and I just love it. They have made wonderful improvements in the new machine, and it cuts everything. I also own a Cricut, and I use them both equally. I also have a Big Shot die cutter (old school) which I use a lot too. I think that all 3 machines work in unison in each project I use. Nothing is obsolete; punches and stamps get used lots as well. I guess I’m just a tool junkie!

  250. Evonne April 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    I do not own a Slice Elite, but it looks like it would work great for my cardmaking. I currently own a Big Shot for my die cutting and embossing. I would love to win the Slice Elite!

  251. Evonne April 17, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

    I would love to win a Slice machine. I currently use a Big Shot for my die cutting and embossing. Please register me for this great giveaway

  252. Carole RB April 17, 2011 at 7:36 pm #

    No I don’t have a Slice Elite. Thanks for the opportunity to win

  253. Karin April 18, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    I own a Cuttlebug, but the Slice Elite seems like it would fit well in my small crafting space. Thanks for the chance to win!

  254. Bonita Rose April 18, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    I don’t hv a slice elite. right now I hv a cricut expression. I would love a fabrique since I’ve learned to sew.. so many possiblities!
    hugs thanks
    bonitarose

  255. Tanya April 18, 2011 at 9:08 am #

    I do not own a Slice Elite or any Slice. I currently use the Cricut Expression for my diecuts. Would love to have something else to use!!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com
    http://scrappylandusa.blogspot.com

  256. SLucy April 18, 2011 at 10:11 am #

    no I do not own it but I wish I did lol I currently just by precut die cuts or cut out by hand with scissors
    hypersky5athotmaildotcom

  257. Mary Jo April 18, 2011 at 10:54 am #

    Just using scissors & templates!

  258. Michelle M. April 18, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

    I don’t own it but would love to. I currently use my handy dandy scissors :)

    Jessandshelly@gmail.com

  259. BunnyFreak April 18, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I have a cricut. As many a card maker the slice sounds very convenient.

  260. L84AROPIN April 18, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

    I currently use a Cricut Expression. Like all die cutting machines, there are things I love and things I would like updated. My least favorite thing is that it doesn’t cut fabric well. I would really love a die cutting machine to cut fabric exclusively! Thanks for your advice on the Slice machine.

  261. Colleen April 18, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    I wish I had the Slice Elite, but I have the original Slice. I like it a lot but I have had some problems with it. I just think all the bugs hadn’t been worked out yet. I’m sure the Elite has fewer issues and I know it has more capability.

  262. ryanandtirzawolf April 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm #

    I own a slice and LOVE it! It is perfect for all my card making, gift making, and scrapbooking needs. I LOVE the variety of design cards and you can’t beat the price. I would love to try the Fabrique design, can’t wait to get more slice products!

  263. Ujjwal April 18, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    I do not own Slice Elite or any other die cutting machine. I was thinking for purchasing cuttlebug but Slice Elite looks like great and I would so love to win it.

  264. marymagnolia April 19, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice Elite. It would be such great fun to own one. I have to cut be hand & so don’t really use die cuts but I sure wish I could use this technique in my scrapbooking.

  265. Brenda April 20, 2011 at 9:32 am #

    I own the original slice but am looking to upgrade. I have recently become interested in doing fabric appliqué so I would really like this machine as I pursue this new interest. It would be REALLY exciting to win this!!!!!

  266. osirisandloki April 20, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    I currently do not have a slice machine i think this is a great idea for quilting/patchworking as my hand does shake a bit so cutting by hand is always a saga! to think i could cut out small designs would be great! hands are not as good as they use to be!

  267. livingtweeterpated April 21, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    I don’t have one but right now I am just using my handy dandy scissors…cutting into the corners and all! The Slice Elite looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance!

  268. blackbook February 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I do not own a slice or anythong other form of electric die cutting machine. I have continued to use my hand die machine and am just now considering my options. I am thinking due to sice and space constrains the splice might be the cutter for me!

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