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Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Xyron Creatopia (article 5 of 6)

Reported by: Jenny Chesnick


I was thrilled to be asked to review this new product from Xyron, the Creatopia!
The Creatopia is an all in one crafting powerhouse. It is an interchangeable machine with distinctive inserts to suit your crafting needs. The Creatopia offers 4 Adhesive options: Permanent, Repositionable, Fabric and Two-sided Laminating. All cartridges apply even edge-to-edge adhesive onto items up to 12 wide and ½ thick. It also embosses and cuts straight or decorative edges on items up to 12 wide and creates die press shapes on paper up to 6 ½ wide. The Creatopia Overview video by Xyron shows you exactly what the Creatopia is all about!

I am going to focus on the Shapez, Cutz and Patternez inserts for the Creatopia. When I opened my box I was pleased to find it comes with the Permanent Adhesive cartridge already in the machine. The instructions on how to remove this insert were just a tad too vague for me. I went on the web and found some VERY good videos by Xyron. The refillz video will show you exactly how to change out your cartridges as you like. It also has some very helpful hints (which I needed!) on how to turn the handle when unlocking your machine etc. I could never do these videos justice by doing one of my own. They are extremely helpful.


So I quickly moved on to THIS video to show me how to put in my Shapez insert so I could get down to some die-cutting! I currently own an Epic 6 and a Sidekick. I was very interested to see how this machine compared to my current machines.

Shapez


A couple tips for inserting your Shapez. It is going to take some strength to get it into place. So put your arm into it and push. Be sure your wheels are lined up, if they are not you need to push the insert further. Also be sure to pull OUT the front paper tray BEFORE you insert the Shapez (I learned this the hard way) The Shapez insert has good heavy weight to it, and is smooth gliding. It comes with 4 plates for use. The main platform base and 3 interchangeable cutting mats, so the Creatopia will work with dies from any manufacturer. Simply read the instructions that come with the Shapez to figure out the configuration of cutting mats for your dies. It will also easily emboss with any embossing plates out there. The Shapez cuts paper up to 6 1/2 inches wide and 7 inches long. Now if you are like me and have dies that are 12 inches long, not to worry! I pulled out my base platform and cutting mat that came with my Epic 6 (which is 12 inches long) the Creatopia took my other machines platform and cutting mat without issue. You can also use your L Letterpress with this machine! (SWEET!) I would suggest shimming your Letterpress as you would with your Epic to get the impression you want on your papers.

Pros:

  • Will work with all Dies on the Market
  • As easy to use as any other machine you may already have
  • Price is comparable to other machines on the market
  • Will accept other manufacture platforms as well as the Letterpress

Cons:

  • Takes some strength to get the Shapez into the Creatopia
  • Does not cut dies over 7 inches long with included platform
  • Written instructions could be better for those without Internet access to few videos

Cutz



The next insert I played with was Cutz. The Cutz will cut paper, fabric and other thin materials up to 12.5 wide to size or into strips with a variety of straight or fancy blades. You can find the informational video by Xyron HERE. Again, watching the video was much more helpful for me then the instructions with the Cutz. They are tricky to insert into the Creatopia. I was excited to use the Scalloped Edges, by far my favorite cartridge. The Cutz will start cutting at 1inch in depth. You can easily re-create those Bazzill edges with it! The Cutz cartridges can be placed anywhere in the machine to give you that versatility. The biggest issue I had with the Cutz was keeping my paper straight. You receive a clear stabilizing bar, which in essence is a block of acrylic to weigh your paper down. Even with using this I had issues holding the machine, turning the handle and holding onto the stabilizing bar. Now if you are just cutting stripes out to use then this should not be a problem as you can cut them down straight once you are done. I think with more practice on my part this wouldn’t be a major issue.


You can see on this layout I used the Scalloped Cartridges to create my layered border. Again these were not cut straight, but didn’t really matter for my use.


Pros:

  • Lightweight design, much easy to insert
  • Variety of cartridges
  • Will cut fabric as well as cardstock
  • Cartridges are labeled with a photo and you can add written description
  • Price is comparable with punches that create the same look

Cons:

  • Instructions from the box could be more helpful
  • Keeping the paper straight as you cut
  • Cartridge storage, it would be useful to have something to store them in


Border Patternz & Embossing Patternz


The last of the inserts I played with was the Embossing Patternz and the Border Patternz. The Border Patternz will emboss 2.5 inch wide designs on paper and other thin materials. The Embossing Patternz will emboss designs on paper and other thin materials up to 12 inches wide. There is a variety of shapes and patterns to choose from. You can watch the Patternz video HERE. I was most excited to use this component of the Creatopia. I am not a big embosser so this was new territory for me. I used Patternz 12 inch rollers on 3 different types of cardstock to show the depth of the embossing.


As you can see the Kraft was by far the best weighted paper to use with the Patternz rollers. I was disappointed with the embossing on the Core’dinations paper. I ran the paper through with another piece of cardstock under it as well to see if I could get the depth of embossing to stand out more. Once the paper was sanded to show the color core all the raises circles were gone. I would not suggest using this paper if that it the effect you are looking for. The Bazzill cardstock had the same ill effect, I did not sand this paper so the depth still shows however, it’s not as good as the Kraft paper. I also ran through thin paper (like printer paper); the thinner the paper the better the emboss you are going to get with these rollers. The paper slides easily through the rollers and using the stabilizing bar was also helpful in keeping paper less than 12 inches wide straight through the rollers.

The Border Patternz are handy if you are looking for just a stripe of embossing or something on a small scale. I also got a much more defined emboss from the Border Patternz than the 12inch Patternz rollers. Again the Core’dinations paper did not stand up to the machine. The Kraft and Bazzill paper came out beautifully. I did not sand the Bazzill, but I think it would even hold up to some distressing since the emboss was much deeper. Kraft again by far was the best emboss of the three papers. Seems again the thinner the paper the much better the machine performs.

Pros:

  • Variety of patterns
  • 12inch embossing ability as well as border embossing
  • Easy to interchange rollers, I would still suggest watching the videos

Cons:

  • Instructions need to be more clear out of the box
  • Depth of embossing could be better
  • Storage could be an issue as the rollers are 12inches long

Overall the Creatopia was a dream to use. I will soon be getting rid of all other machines and using this one! I love that it can do so many things all in one. I am excited to see even more inserts come for this machine. It truly is an all in one machine that does what it says, it is user friendly and can be used with folks of all ages. Have I mentioned watching the videos enough? It is a must! Truly so helpful!

Creatopia Pros:

  • Lightweight and interchangeable design
  • Easy of use for everyone in the family
  • Variety of uses from paper to fabric and beyond
  • Informational website and videos
  • All-in-one machine (biggest PRO!)

Creatopia Cons:

  • Paper instructions were vague and needed to be more informational
  • Keeping paper straight can be difficult
  • Storage, a lot of changing parts that need to be stored
  • Cost of machine in total including parts can be spendy

MSRP:
Creatopia $149.99, adhesive and laminate refills $39.99, Cutz insert $44.99, Cutz cartridges $14.99, Patternz insert $24.99, 12″ Patternz rollers $24.99, 2 inch Patternz rollers $8.99

GIVEAWAY!

One of our lucky readers is going to win a Creatopia of their very own… tell us what whiz bang ideas you have for the Creatopia, and you’ll be entered to win! One comment per person, per Vendor Spotlight: Xyron Creatopia article (this is 5 of 6), please. Winner will be randomly chosen on Saturday, June 26th.

Disclosure

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113 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & GIVEAWAY: Xyron Creatopia (article 5 of 6)

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    SmilynStef June 23, 2010 at 7:03 am #

    How fun … I would love to try the embossing on the longer strips of paper … thanks for the chance to win.

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    Kayla June 23, 2010 at 7:11 am #

    i have no idea yet, what i would do with the machine, but i’m sure i would have a lot of fun discovering the possibilities.

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    isabel scrap June 23, 2010 at 7:20 am #

    which i’m the lucky one… love to emboss my mini albums

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    la zaz June 23, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    I love doodling, and would love to cut some lovely doodlings with this machine

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    PJ June 23, 2010 at 7:21 am #

    I am with Kayla, everyday I see more and more that this machine will do it. It is amazing. I know the Creatopia would be a machine i would love to own.

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    the mustik June 23, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    thanks for the chance to win !!! can’t imagine all the pretty creations i could do with the Creatopia!

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    Christen June 23, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    It’s amazing how much this one machine will do. These reviews have been very helpful!

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    Lee B. June 23, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Your article was informative, because there are so many parts and add-ons I’m not sure I would purchase this. But if I can use what I already have with it, then maybe. I’d like to try some of the border wheels. I really liked your LO!! TFS

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    Vicki W June 23, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    What a great article – very informative. The embossing feature reminds me that I used to make my own paper. It would be fun to emboss hand-made paper. I need to get my supplies out and make paper again.

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    Melanie June 23, 2010 at 7:35 am #

    I so want this machine! I am glad CC is writing reviews on it. To know its faults is good; and it still sounds great!

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    Donna VW June 23, 2010 at 7:36 am #

    I can’t believe all that this machine can do. If I had one the first thing I would do is get rid of a bunch of other machines and tools that I wouldn’t need anymore!

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    Tina Brooks June 23, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    What an awesome machine! I can think of 100 things to use this for already! Thank you for the review. Maybe I will be able to use it soon. (wink)

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    Denise ~ Paper Ponderings June 23, 2010 at 7:48 am #

    Wow this machine seems to do everything! I see amazing cards in my future!

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    interactthis June 23, 2010 at 8:02 am #

    Can’t wait to use this to make some fab cards!

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    DivineChoice June 23, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    I would enjoy the new dimension it would bring to my card creations. Thanks for a great post.

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    kadhy June 23, 2010 at 8:06 am #

    wow!

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    esther June 23, 2010 at 8:29 am #

    I don’t know what other crafty things to do with the Creatopia after seeing all the amazing ideas, but one thing I’ll make it do is use it to replace all the other tools!

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    Janette June 23, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    I really need one of these =). Looks like a lot of fun.

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    Stephanie June 23, 2010 at 8:36 am #

    This is going to be so good for my quilting.

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    thursday June 23, 2010 at 8:44 am #

    I would be a total newbie at this sort of thing, but the embossing looks like such fun! I would love to add this to my crafting arsenal!

    thursday@mygirlthursday.com

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    Laura L June 23, 2010 at 9:19 am #

    Ok, this just gets cooler and cooler! I REALLY need this now!

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    rudie2shoes June 23, 2010 at 9:28 am #

    I would want to try die cutting some fabric with the machine!

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    Jingle June 23, 2010 at 9:31 am #

    Wow! The more you show the more useful this amazing tool gets! I would love to use it for the embossing feature on my cards!

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    Anita June 23, 2010 at 9:32 am #

    I enjoyed reading this review. It helped me see all the uses of the machine.

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    Kimba's Kreations June 23, 2010 at 9:52 am #

    This is AWESOME!!!! What a great embossing tool! Thanks sooo much for the chance to win!

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    Sequana June 23, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    The more I see of this product, the more I want to use it. *S*

    I always have trouble embossing; this looks like the answer.

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    Nancy June 23, 2010 at 10:17 am #

    I like to make mass quantities of things (name tags, magnets, quotes) to decorate or give away for special events (retirements, birthdays, festivals, weddings). The large size of the Creatopia would work great for me!

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    Scrapycandy June 23, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    This was really interesting! I did not realize all the things this machine could do. I would be embossing my 12 x 12 papers on a regular basis for my layouts. I love that look!

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    Malinda Quinto June 23, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    I would love to be able to emboss papers up to 12″, however I can see how storage could become an issue!! Overall, I think the Creatopia looks great!

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    cat June 23, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    The more I read about the Creatopia the more I love it. I can see using this for cutting fabric for my fabric cards. I love it!!!

    Hugs!!!

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    Tona June 23, 2010 at 11:18 am #

    Wow, I am really learning a lot this week. I would use the scallop strips quite a bit on layouts & cards.

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    ~Michelle~ June 23, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    Looks like fun! I would like to play with it and open new crafting doors with it!!

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    Playing with Paper June 23, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Oh Wow…….that looks really neat!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Btrflywmn June 23, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    Oh how much fun I can have, I love the embossing. I would make so many cards and scrapbook pages. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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    Jan Castle June 23, 2010 at 11:21 am #

    WOW – what a machine! I would like to try a bunch of layering techniques with the Creatopia…you know, one machine does it all kind of thing!
    Jan Castle

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    Btrflywmn June 23, 2010 at 11:22 am #

    Oh how much fun I can have, I love the embossing. I would make so many cards and scrapbook pages. I would love to win. Thanks for the chance.

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    Greta Adams June 23, 2010 at 11:24 am #

    i think the possibilities are endless with this!

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    StampinCathy June 23, 2010 at 11:30 am #

    OMGosh! This machine is a MUST HAVE! What doesn’t it do? Love the embossing.

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    Cindy June 23, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Oh! You ladies are killing me with these reviews! I’m going to have to have one of these!!

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    Anonymous June 23, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    Wow! This machine looks great. I am interested in trying to incorporate some of my fabric into my scrapbooking.

    Teresa

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    Isabel Z June 23, 2010 at 11:34 am #

    What an amazing machine. I would use the embossing function to emboss cardstock for my cards and scrapbook pages.

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    Sharon June 23, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I love that this machine has so many functions. Who has room for separate units for each process !! This one would be a great addition to my studio!

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    Patzee June 23, 2010 at 11:49 am #

    Quite a powerhouse of a tool. I love the die cutting and the Xyron adhesives are wonderful. With this machine I could make customized tote bags for all my crafty friends.

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    Peggy June 23, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Fun, fun, fun! Xyron products are wonderful, each and every one of them. Thanks for the chance to win! Peggylea

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    Rebecca {bellacarta} June 23, 2010 at 11:57 am #

    I would love to cut vinyl 🙂

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    Chrisi June 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    Oh this would be wonderful to help me make altered composition books for all my friends ….

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    Jessica Wekenman June 23, 2010 at 12:02 pm #

    Wow! Well I guess the question should be, What can’t you do with this machine!? But, I’m looking to expand my card making with more options and to produce more! I’d love this!

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    Yaritza June 23, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    You can emboss big vinyl designs to go on the wall. Oh I can just imagine how many cute wall decorations I can make for my daughters room. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    I’m new to using machines, but just had a daughter and would love to begin scrapbooking all of her adventures with this machine! Great review, very thorough and helpful.

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    wilcoxdesigns June 23, 2010 at 12:39 pm #

    This machine offers so many new things to try that I haven’t had the ability to do before. Endless possibilities… hope I get the chance to try it!

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    Sandra June 23, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    very cool ! currently my embossing is limited in size – would be nice to do different lengths!
    Sandra

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    Laura June 23, 2010 at 12:55 pm #

    It blows my mind that I could cut paper, emboss it, and laminate it with the same machine.

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    broadwaydiva June 23, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Those rollers look like lots of fun!

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    Rebecca June 23, 2010 at 1:14 pm #

    I can’t imagine what you COULDN’t do with this versatile tool! Thanks for the chance to win!

    🙂 Rebecca Keppel

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    thestampinglady June 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm #

    I do not have any “machines” so this would be perfect for all my die cutting and embossing needs. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Samantha T. June 23, 2010 at 1:25 pm #

    It is cool that you can do a 12″ border emboss on this, but I do agree with you that the embossing leaves a little to be desired on the coredinations and bazzil paper.

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    Nancy Lynn June 23, 2010 at 1:34 pm #

    I like that you can emboss larger areas of paper. This sounds like a great machine. Someone is going to have a great new toy to play with………I hope it is me.

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    Anne June 23, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    All the reviews have been great! It has really helped me decide that I like this machine. Great to know it will work with my existing dies. Thanks for a chance to own one.

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    Patchi June 23, 2010 at 2:02 pm #

    This machine keeps getting better and better! I loved the patternz insert – so many fun cards could come out of this one! By the way, I liked the effect on the Coredinations cardstock – even without the embossing the sanded pattern looks really nice!

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    Callie Callender June 23, 2010 at 2:07 pm #

    Wow, the options seem endless! I would love to be able to emboss… what a treat! thanks for the giveaway!

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    Jodemart June 23, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    This machine would allow me to put die cut images on cards and books.

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    Mary Friederichsen June 23, 2010 at 2:48 pm #

    This would be so much fun to have!

    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Looking forward to the next article about it. I am learning something new with each one.
    Thank you!

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    Heather June 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm #

    I would love to give this a try!

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    Katherine June 23, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I very much appreciate these reviews as I have been considering this tool. It concerns me that every one of the reviews have something negative to say about basic usage instructions. I am not always good at figuring things out by myself.

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    cgl1539 June 23, 2010 at 3:40 pm #

    Oh man I can just see all the embossing that I could do on my cards.

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    AlteredbyMe June 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm #

    I would have a lot of fun using this to make art quilts!

    arlene9999@earthlink.net

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    Savannah O'Gwynn June 23, 2010 at 4:47 pm #

    I would looooooooooove to try the embossing part of this tool–didn’t even know you could do that! WOWZA:) Thanks for the chance to win!

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    madebymegs June 23, 2010 at 5:23 pm #

    The embossing tool would very amazing to use..thank you for the chance to win such a lovely prize!

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    suezoos1 June 23, 2010 at 5:35 pm #

    Would love to have it to create with. Looks so versatile.

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    klasickewpie June 23, 2010 at 5:43 pm #

    I love to emboss many things on the cards I make. I would use every feature, and love the laminating feature bunches.

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    DeborahD June 23, 2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Loving this machine! Have had my eyes on it since it was first released and see endless possibilities for it.

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    Okispice June 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm #

    wow- what a great machine this would be to add to my scrap studio!

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    Scrap Happy June 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm #

    I would love to use he border stuff!!

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    Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) June 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm #

    This is an awesome machine!! And I love how you showcased it!! I like the embossing idea!

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    Angie Marion June 23, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I would love to try Spellbinders dies on this!

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    KathyinMN June 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm #

    ~drool~ Wowzers-look at those embossing dies. I would love to emboss strips of paper, or just the side of a 12 x 12 (or 8×8). Wow wow wow-such possibilities!

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    Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} June 23, 2010 at 8:42 pm #

    Those embossing inserts look SO fun!! I would love to win!!

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    Jennifer Richardson June 23, 2010 at 8:48 pm #

    Shazam! Great review Jenny! Ive been watching the ads for this and SO curious. You answered so many of my ?’s! I would love to play with this for all my scrapping and crafting projects! Im also a new sewer, would love to try this for some of the little projects Ive got in the works! Thanks!

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    Cyndi - Dreams Unltd June 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm #

    After the fabric adhesive, I’m probably most excited about the Shapez – not sure why as I have other embossing machines! *LOL* But if I could do it all in one….

    Cyndi – Dreams Unltd
    dreamsunltd@equestrimin.com

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    KellyG June 23, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Great review, thanks for all the info! I would love one of these to do my own embossing and all the other features!

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    Cynthia Ferenz June 23, 2010 at 9:43 pm #

    cI am loving the versatility this machine offers. I think I would use it a lot when decorating my baby memory cans and I have several more left to do and for decorating some clothes for my future grandson (due in July)

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Proud Mother of 2 Soldiers

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    Barb's Boys June 24, 2010 at 12:10 am #

    The border feature looks awesome!

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    Bel June 24, 2010 at 12:41 am #

    I’d love to try making my own multi-media mini-book from scratch with this! 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Sherry @ Delightful Hands June 24, 2010 at 2:26 am #

    I would love to create cards and mini albums using this machine! It seems to do everything!

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    ScrappinCricut June 24, 2010 at 5:15 am #

    I am a self-professed Tool Junkie! I can’t wait to try this out! It would be perfect for me as I am an all around Scrapbookers/Crafter/Quilter! The ideas running through my head are on overload! Pick me!

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    Gill M June 24, 2010 at 7:29 am #

    Thank you for such a comprehensive review. This machine looks awesome – does it make tea too..?

    It would be wonderful for adding fabric to my mini-books, as well as myriad other possibilities.

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    KanataNewf June 24, 2010 at 8:13 am #

    oh those edgers would be great for scrapbooking – or for fancy edges on cards!

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    Anna June 24, 2010 at 10:05 am #

    What awesome prizes that I’d love to win. I would love to do the embossing. But everything looks awesome.

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    java diva June 24, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    I love that the embossing is continuous! Brilliant!

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    DiSailsToo June 24, 2010 at 10:40 am #

    Love this – it is amazing!

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    Elaine June 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    I need, need, need this to make my retro 60’s class reunion decorations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Erica Hettwer June 24, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    I would love to play with it’s embossing capabilities!

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    Karla Anderson June 24, 2010 at 1:45 pm #

    I would make some 12 x 12 embossed pages for sure. Love the thought of being able to do this and to add embossed strips anywhere on the page. I would use it when mass producing cards for sure – being able to add adhesive to all the layers and embellies quick and easily would be a dream….

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    Jessie Duke June 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm #

    I would love to use it for an assortment of different paper crafts as well as making fabric accessories.

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    Tam June 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm #

    Love the versatility, as some one who crafts both paper and fabric I would love having a machine that works with both. I love the 12″ base also! Great and informative review! Thanks!

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    A Sarasota June 24, 2010 at 2:23 pm #

    Simply amazing, love the Cutz! Great critique, very helpful to me. Thanks!
    alecia

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    StacyC June 24, 2010 at 2:54 pm #

    If this thing could clean and cook I would marry it… LOL!!!

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    Lindsey June 24, 2010 at 4:10 pm #

    What a fun looking all-in-one machine! What a great addition this would be to my card-making and other crafts.

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    kitty June 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    I love that it embosses the entire sheet! My cuttle bug folders just don’t cut it!!!!

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    Rachel June 24, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    Thank you for covering what most interests me about the Creatopia. Videos are great, but it’s good to hear from someone who’s got their hands on it. Here’s to cutting ATCs more quickly and giving them fancy edges! Thank you again.

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    Brittney June 24, 2010 at 10:35 pm #

    This is great – I’d love to make some banner strips from this!

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    Pam June 25, 2010 at 8:40 am #

    Never thought about the ability of embossing your border strips. This machine is amazing

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    Tammy June 25, 2010 at 9:08 am #

    Scrapbooking, card making, book making, the possibilities are endless!

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    Lori June 25, 2010 at 9:44 am #

    My mind is alight with possibilities…
    lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

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    rush8888 June 25, 2010 at 1:50 pm #

    iwould love to use the embossing to make great and interesting backgrounds.

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    Laura Stewart June 25, 2010 at 3:09 pm #

    I want to make some cool fabric cards

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    Judy June 25, 2010 at 7:55 pm #

    I just watched the videos and this is an awesome machine. The person who felt it takes up too much space needs to rethink this – If you have one tool that does the work of several tools you will actually be saving space! I would use it for my photo albums and the journals not to mention my card making! If I won this you can bet I’d be doing the “happy dance” – Thanks for the chance! Saying a little prayer in AZ! :o)

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    Mary June 25, 2010 at 10:34 pm #

    I would love to try the embossing borders! this machine seems so fun!

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    sucor June 25, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    The more I learn about this machine, the more I need it! I didn’t know that the Creatopia will work with dies from any manufacturer. That’s another big plus! Thanks for the informative review.

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    Susan June 26, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    I think I like everything except the shapes…just more dies to invest in, but i like the patterns and the cuts and definitely like the laminating and adhesive!
    Susan

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    Jennifer Moore June 26, 2010 at 5:04 pm #

    I’ve seen this in advertisements and have been very intrigued. I like the idea of embossing full pages of paper for scrapbook pages.

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    ellen s. June 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    oh how cool! i have always wondered about this machine a little bit. i love love love love to emboss and it is great to know more about it…man, it can do a lot! more than i realized..TFS

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    Donna June 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm #

    I am so glad I found this site. I love this machine. What couldn’t I do with this great machine?