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

Reported by Heather Strenzwilk

Last month I had the opportunity to review the new Slice Elite Cordless Design Cutter from Making Memories. The Slice Elite weighs less than a pound, is cordless, measures 5″ x 5″ and can cut shapes, shadows and emboss a variety of surfaces, including cardstock and fabric. Shapes and letters can be cut to size in half inch increments ranging from one to four inches. The portable unit comes with a rechargeable battery and has about 60 minutes of cutting time when fully charged. Making Memories generously provided a pink Slice Elite starter kit plus paper and accessories from their two new product lines: Dilly Dally and Tie the Knot.

Products from Making Memories’ Tie the Knot and Dilly Dally lines

Since I had purchased the original model of the Slice just a month earlier, I was eager to find out if the Slice Elite really did cut 40% faster, cut materials twice as thick, and cut more precisely than its predecessor. The portability and ability to cut to size convinced me to purchase my original Slice, and I find myself using the Slice daily for crafting.

The latest model (the Slice Elite) is the same size and weight as the original Slice and is available in two new colors: pink and baby blue. The starter kit contains: the machine, power cord, glass cutting mat, 5 extra cutting blades, re-positionable adhesive, Basic Shapes design card, hex tool for adjusting the cutting blade and instruction manual. The machines work the same way but the Elite is faster and has a quieter motor and cuts more smoothly. Because I don’t own the optional “Hands Free” accessory kit, I hold the base of the Slice with both hands while it cuts.

The Slice Elite can easily cut through textured cardstock

My original Slice did a good job cutting paper and embossing cardstock. At times the cut shapes and letters were distorted or did not cut completely through the paper. This is especially true for textured cardstock. As you can see in the photo above, the old Slice didn’t cut completely through the cardstock but the Slice Elite cut through it easily.

This is the underside of the Slice Elite. The cutting blade can be swapped for embossing tips.

Either version of the Slice is easy to use. Each unit comes with a brief instruction booklet (nearly identical between both models) but I initially learned more from watching online videos. The written documentation was adequate for basic cutting, but I felt it was lacking for the more advanced tasks such as adjusting the blade and replacing the blade with embossing or drawing tips.

The Slice can cut perfectly proportioned shadows for the butterfly and snowflake above.

The Slice Elite is very easy to operate. The machine arrives partially charged but the manufacturer recommends charging it for an hour prior to its first use. Spread a thin ribbon of re-positionable adhesive on one end of the glass cutting mat and spread it coat the entire surface and let it dry (about two minutes). It has a slight odor and it will turn clear so you’ll know when it is ready. Making Memories also has a spray re-positionable adhesive which I have not tried yet. Place your media (paper, cardstock, etc) on the glass mat. Smooth it so it is firmly adhered to the mat.

Insert a design card into the slot on the rear of the unit. The power button is adjacent to the design card slot. Prior to cutting for the first time the Slice Elite requires a simple calibration process (the machine cuts a sample pattern). Then you can select a category and a shape to cut. Once you have selected a shape, adjust the size (default is two inches and most shapes range from 1-4 inches in half inch increments.) You can also toggle the image style between normal, shadow and mirror. After you have made your selections, press the select button in the center and the blade will rotate to the starting position and a small “x” will appear on the screen to show where the cutting will begin. You can pick up the Slice and place it where you prefer on the paper. When you are satisfied, press the large button on the upper right corner of the gray frame and firmly hold the base of the Slice in place while it cuts.

When cutting is done, the Slice will display a completed message on the screen and ask you to press the Menu button which will lift the cutting blade. If you do not turn off the Slice it will automatically turn off after 15 minutes of non-use. Lift the Slice unit off the glass mat and gently lift an edge of the paper and pull it off the glass. It will easily lift off the glass. To remove your diecut you can use the Slice spatula, a fingernail or a razor blade. I’ve tried them all. The Slice spatula works best on thicker mediums like cardstock but can sometimes dent the rounded edges of a diecut. Personally, I prefer a razor blade because it is so thin.

Re-positionable adhesive is spread on the glass cutting mat

The re-positionable adhesive on the glass mat can be re-used multiple times before reapplying. I can get anywhere from 5-12 (maybe more) uses before cleaning the mat, drying it and reapplying the adhesive. The adhesive is water soluble and I find it easiest to wet the mat with water and gently rub off the used adhesive into the trash.

Because embossing tips don’t come with the starter kit, I didn’t extensively test them or create projects for this review. However, I did have to contact Making Memories customer service due to the lack of documentation about embossing settings. I had a crafty friend who had never used a Slice help me perform some speed and image quality testing between both Slice machines. We embossed perfectly with the old Slice but continually tore to shreds cardstock with the Elite model, despite numerous adjustments.

A customer service representative from Making Memories assured me that my embossing tips were compatible with both models and she suggested that I decrease the Tip Height Setting by one to help prevent paper damage while embossing. The Tip Height Setting is a new adjustment on the Elite model and is the last adjustment, after Radial Home Offset. I didn’t see a reference to this setting anywhere which was disappointing. But after adjusting the Tip Height Setting I had much better results while embossing on cardstock.

Digital stamps from In A Scrap Creations

While preparing this article I cut many, many shapes and letters out of many weights of paper, cardstock, vellum, vinyl and lightweight cardboard. Because the old Slice and the Elite both come with the same “Basic Shapes” design card, my friend and I were able to cut simultaneously. These “races” did in fact verify that the new Slice Elite is faster than the older model. It is also quieter and you don’t have to hold the base while cutting quite as firmly as the older model. In side by side image comparisons, we found the cuts from the Elite to be more precise. Curved areas and open areas were in general more cleanly cut and straight edges were straighter.

From upper left: Design card, hex tool, extra blade holder, embossing tips Bottom row from left: Cutting blade (and housing), extra cutting blades, embossing tip

Here are a few of my tips for optimal Slice use: I think the Slice works better when it is plugged in versus running on the battery. I prefer a razor blade to the Slice spatula because I can lift the die cuts with less edge damage. Although I cut most media “pretty side up”, I find colored Slice vellum (discontinued product) works better cut pretty side down resulting in less white edges. The cutting tips are small and can get lost on a craft table. When I replace a cutting tip with an embossing tip I put the sharp cutting tip in the embossing tip box so it doesn’t get lost. Design cards are the same size as cards from my digital camera and can be stored in Nintendo DS game storage cases (don’t tell your kids!) The Slice has three cutting speeds and I use the low or medium setting because I find the images to be the most precise and the unit is easier to hold in place while it is in use. Lastly, with a little practice you can cut images very close to each other for maximum usage of paper and cardstock.

I can fit another image in the upper right hand corner

I am very happy with my Slice Elite and have used it during every craft session since receiving it. I find the portability and small footprint to be helpful in my craft space. I’m able to maximize use of my designer paper because I can cut anywhere on the paper. The themed design cards are small and easy to store. After waiting for several years to invest in an electronic die cutting machine, I’m very happy with the Slice Elite by Making Memories.

Digital image from Squigglefly


  • Lightweight and portable
  • Flexibility to cut designs or emboss anywhere on a page
  • Themed design cards are small and easy to store and are available in many varieties
  • Very easy to alter image size or special effects such as mirroring or shadows
  • Design cards can be used on both the original and newer Slice models


  • Written documentation is brief, users without access to online demonstration videos are at a disadvantage
  • Maximum size for output is four inches
  • Unit tends to slip while cutting slicker surfaces such as vinyl, vellum and metallic paper
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 have a need for a portable electronic design cutter? What die cutting machines do you own? Do you create die cuts and emboss on one machine or do you use different machines? Are you a current Slice owner- would you upgrade to the Slice Elite?

Thanks for sharing your opinions, we love to hear what YOU think!
You have until Monday, April 18th at 6pm CST to leave your comment.


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

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    nysrine April 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm #

    I would love to upgrade to the slice Elite. I am happy with my slice machine, but I would love to cut thicker papers. I only have a slice (1st generation) and I love the fact that one machine has several options as cutting, embossing, etc…
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Toucan Scraps April 14, 2011 at 1:17 pm #

    the only cutter I own is an old X-cut. I so need something more versatile.

    This tool looks like lots of fun.

    Will it cut through felt or chipboard? We are regularly trying to hand cut shapes out of felt for kids projects.

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    Tambo April 14, 2011 at 1:18 pm #

    I own a Slice, Big Shot, Spellbinder Calibur, and a Cricut. I do not own a Slice Elite yet, but would love to own one. thanks

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    MrsETaylor April 14, 2011 at 1:21 pm #

    I have a pink slice and would love to upgrade. I love the images that are on the slice design cards. Slice Elite here we come (I hope) hehe

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    Vicky April 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I LOVE my Slice! I have the orignal πŸ™‚ For creating die cuts & embossing, I do have a big shot. Would I upgrade to the Slice Elite…I’m really thinking about it πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great review!

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    Melanie April 14, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    I have the original Slice and would LOVE to upgrade! I love portability!

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    Dollie April 14, 2011 at 1:32 pm #

    I own a cricut and Cuttlebug. So I use two machines, but would love to have the Slice Farique for Fabrics πŸ™‚ And I’m liking the new Slice Elite, it looks very easy to use and portable πŸ™‚

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    Savannah O'Gwynn April 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    LOVE the “you and me” card! FUN! I have a cricut and cuttlebug…but I would LOVE a Slice machine! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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    Karin April 14, 2011 at 1:33 pm #

    I think it would be great to have a portable die cutter for weekends away and scrapping with friends!

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    Denise ~ Paper Ponderings April 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    I do have an Expression…but it is SO bit, I never take it anywhere with me to craft. It’s just too inconvenient. I would LOVE to have a Slice! I would just love to be able to take it with me to different little crops or card making get togethers!

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    KanataNewf April 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm #

    A smaller die cutting machine like the Slice would be a great addition to my crafting tools. I do have the original cricut and cricut expression but find them too big to tote around. I also have a cuttlebug for manual die-cutting.

    You did a wonderfully thorough review on the Slice Elite. The idea of a machine that can cut through fabric appeals to me as both a paper-crafter AND a quilter.

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    craftlicious April 14, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    this product is so cool and so much portable,i dont have any yet:( but would love to try

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    Wende April 14, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I would love to win this. I don’t own a slice! The ability to cut thick papers is fab. It is so portable and versatile. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Jill April 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    I have used Cricut & Silhouette, but don’t own any elec cutters. I would be interested in seeing what this one can do.

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    Andrew April 14, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    Very thorough review! I have been thinking of upgrading, and this may put me over the top! Would love to get it free of course!!

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    nanapayne April 14, 2011 at 2:04 pm #

    I have thought this one machine would be ideal.
    I only have the big shot and an electric version.
    I make a lot of cards for different things and this would be great. Wouldn’t take up a lot of room either. It is on my wish list.

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    strtwze April 14, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    I own a Silhouette, but I would love to have a smaller, more portable machine like the Slice Elite!

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    Pat April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I have a Cricut and a Cuddlebug that I use a lot, but oh, how I would love to have something more portable. We live in a 5th wheel and I hate getting my Cricut all set up and then soon have to take it apart. Thank you for the wonderful review!

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    Hee Jin R. April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    Love to win the Slice Elite! I own Sizzix original, big shot and smaller one as well as Cricut Create but it does not emboss like the Slice! Have been eyeing the Elite since reading about the reviews. Definitely having one machine to do all the fast and cute die cuts and embossing in one step would be awesome! Thanks for a chance to win

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    Carol April 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I would LOVE a Slice Elite! I have a Big Shot which for me is not portable because of size and weight. I would love a Slice Elite after reading this review. Thank you very much for the chance to win.

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    Linda April 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

    I would love to win one of these new machines! The look really interesting.

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    Tamara April 14, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I currently have a big shot and a silhouette, but having a portable die cutting machine would be awesome to be able to take to crafty workshops with friends.

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    AShu93 April 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    I love my cricut expression, but the smaller size of the slice elite makes it more portable. Thanks for the chance to win

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    Jan Castle April 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I have a Big Shot and a Cricut…I use the Big Shot much more than the Cricut because I can die cut as well as emboss. Have only seen one demo of the Slice (when it first came out). Would love to give the Slice Elite a try!
    Jan Castle

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    paper bag create April 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I have a BIG SHOT at the moment and love the size of the SLICE…on my wish list! πŸ˜‰
    I would love to have one for cardmaking!!

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    PattiM April 14, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    It would be nice to have a portable cutter like the slice.
    I own the original cricut and the original cuttlebug but I only used the cuttlebug for embossing.
    I don’t own any slice machines. And the fabric one would be great for applique, quilting or even scrapbooking.


    {Pattie’s passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

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    Ronile April 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    The Slice Elite looks like it would be a valuable addition to my art amd craft room. I certainly would like to win it.

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    Amanda April 14, 2011 at 2:24 pm #

    Yes, I’m a current Slice owner and the Slice Elite looks like a great upgrade!! What a great giveaway!

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    Nitasha April 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    Thank you for this insightful review! I have seen so many great projects created using the Slice and Slice Elite, and have been curious about this little machine! I own an Expression, but have only used it a couple of times because it’s just so overwhelming for me to create quick projects with it. I’m interested in the Slice because of the size, ease of use, and various textures that it can cut!

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    Shannon April 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I have the Cricut Expressiona and as you know, it is BIG and not as easy to travel with. I have always been intrigued by the Slice because its size cartridges– great if you craft in more than one place and for crops. I like how you can essentially do the same with the Slice as the Cricut yet in a more portable machine. I am definitely intersting in getting one. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    TheLastOfNine April 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I do feel the need to have a portable die cutter, do not want to hastle with finding a plug at crops nor having to be connected in only one place at home. That is wy I keep my Cricut Expression in one place. This would be great for traveling, pack your Slice, cards and small paper stack and your set where ever you go. And who doesn’t love those colors as well. I really do want one!! Thank you for such a great giveaway!!

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    listgirl April 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    I own a Silhouette SD, which can be portable if you use the SD card. I don’t currently own a Slice machine but would love one. Seems like I would get maximum usage out of my papers with the Slice, since you can cut shapes almost to the edge of the paper.

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    Isabel Z April 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I own a Cricut Expression machine as well as a Big Shot and can’t imagine crafting without them. A portable machine would be great because I can’t take my Expression with me when I go to crops and an electronic machine is much better for my hands. Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to win such an amazing machine.

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    Whisk Woman April 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm #

    I have a Gazelle and a BigKick, and I rarely travel anywhere to craft so I don’t really NEED this. But it would be fun to be able to travel with it. And I’m such a gadget lover!

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    Annette A. April 14, 2011 at 2:44 pm #

    I so want one….I will keep my fingers and toes crossed. I just LOVE this tool. Making Memories also has great design cards….It also happens to be my favorite color…

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    Suzie Button April 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    I do need a new Slice machine and the Fabrique sounds fab! I won the original Slice, and I agree, sometimes it doesn’t cut all the way through, now i need too the slice elite! Thanks SO much for a chance to win! Susan
    purrpage3 at verizon dot net

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    Janelle April 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm #

    I would love to have a portable cutter to bring to friends houses and move around the house. I have an old Sizzix with very few dies and no embossing. I’ve wanted one for a while-there are so many ideas I have for them!

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    Debbie H April 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    What die cutting machines do you own? I own a Cricut, Cricut Expression, Slice, Quickutz, Big Kick and a Sizzix Sidekick.

    Debbie H

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    SuZeQ April 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

    I own a Cuttlebug but sure would love to win this!

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    Diane April 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    I would love an Elite. My daughter and I have two Slices, one personal Cricut, one Expression, one Gypsy, three versions of Sizzix. The Elite would be the most portable and make better use of our cartridges. Thanks.

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    Michelle April 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    I have a Cuttlebug but only use it for embossing. I’d love a Slice at it looks like just the right die cut machine for me!

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    Diane McVey April 14, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    Wow, what a great review! I don’t have a Slice; I have a Big Shot, so it’s not as portable as the Slice. And I can’t imagine getting to select the shape or letter you want and cutting it right there! Very fun! So I’d LOVE to win a Slice or Slice Elite, what an awesome product! πŸ˜€

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    Hoo's Crafty! April 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    This was an excellent review. I have a Cricut, but love how the Slice is so small. It would be so perfect for my space.

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    ann April 14, 2011 at 3:15 pm #

    I have a Big Shot and would love to be able to give an electronic cutter a try. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Kelly Massman April 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I don’t own the slice! It would be fun to try this out! I also love that paper! Thanks for a chance to win!

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    NickelNook April 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    I have a regular Slice machine and I LOVE it! I would really love to upgrade to the Slice Elite…and can only do that by winning one! I would love to gift mine to a friend so she can see how wonderful it is too! Thanks very much for the chance to!…Nancy :o)

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    ddsharp50 April 14, 2011 at 3:22 pm #

    I have a cuttlebug and a big shot that I bought at a garage sale. They both work great, but are limited to the die cuts and embossing folders I own. It would be great to have a Slice that could cut fabric because of the variety of all the slice design cards and the ability to enlarge or shrink the icon you want. So I appreciate the opportunity to maybe win one!!! Thanks

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    sue April 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm #

    I own the original Slice and the hands free kit as well. I like the fact that it is portable and safe for my younger grandchildren to use, with supervision of course. I also own a Cricut, E-craft, Bigshot, Revolution and a die cuts. Question, what is the difference between the Fabrique and the Slice, is it just the blades and the cards?

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    Kim M. April 14, 2011 at 3:27 pm #

    I have the regular Slice machine, which I purchased so that I could take it to crops. Will definitely upgrade if I have the opportunity!

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    Yaritza April 14, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    I own quite a few of the die cutting machine: cuttlebug, cricut, grand callibur, big shot, big shot pro, slice, silhouette and the texture boutique. As you can see I love die cutting/embossing machines and I use one for almost everysingle project. Thanks for the chance to win.

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    So~Inkin~Cute April 14, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    I have wanted a Slice for a long time. Believe it or not, I still have the Sizzix!!! omg! i know!

    You’ve convinced me the Slice is a definite must-have!

    Thanks so much!

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    Thread and Thumb April 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    I had the Ver. 1 of the Slice and I LOVED it. Then it started acting up πŸ™ It does cut, though and I gave it to my sis; I started to regret it when I saw the new Elite!
    Currently I use the bug, sizzix and spellbinders. The manual dies are SUPER for felt, but for my papers I reach for the electric cutter.

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    Patchi April 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm #

    I didn’t think I needed a die cutting machine… but now you have me wanting a Slice… Great review and thanks for the tips!

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    Julie April 14, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    I would love to have a Slice Elite. I have the original Cuttlebug and Original Cricut. I love to emboss on my Cuttlebug and cut on the Cricut. This makes things look so simple….Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Megan April 14, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    I don’t own any Slice products but would LOVE to own one, the Slice Elite sounds fab! Thanks for a chance to win! Megan supermeg1718 at yahoo dot com

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    Danielle April 14, 2011 at 3:45 pm #

    Great review!!!! would love to get my hands the Slice Elite!!! Thanks for the chance!!!!

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    Bunny April 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm #

    I have a Cricut. I love the smaller size of the Slice Elite. Thanks for the chance to win one!

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    Karen April 14, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    I have never tried a Slice but would love to win one!! I only use the Cricut and as the prices are going up its hard to keep up buying the carts!!
    Happy Crafting!!

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    fran h April 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I currently own a cricut and have never tried and of the slice machines but they look like so much fun to use and very easy to take anywhere. Thanks for reviewing this product and for the wonderful giveaway.

    Fran Heupel

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    Stephanie April 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    No, I’m not a current owner, but would love to be!

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    JustYolie April 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm #

    I’ve been saving to upgrade to the Elite…love the portability. I also own the Cricut Expression but too big to take to crops. Thanks for the chance to win.
    yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com

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    rush April 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm #

    i don’t have an electrical cie cutter. i own only the big kick, and it is new to me. i would love to be able to cut letters of various sizes without having a bunch of templates. i would also like to be able to cut out small connected words.

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    kathy s April 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    I don’t own any electronic cutter and a slice or slice elite would be so helpful as I tutor seniors -some with arthritis and other debilitating problems and I would love them to be able to create a variety of different cards with their own creations rather than me taking my original wizard and my dies(which aren’t many but can be hard to transport) to each class and then cutting for them because they can’t do it.thanks for the insight to the slice and the slice elite- they look like great machines.

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    DivineChoice April 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    I would love to own a cutting and embossing tool like this. For the time being it is well outside my budget. Been researching but it seems there is always a new one on the horizon.

    This Slice Elite looks fantastic!

    It would add a whole new dimension to my designs.

    Nice to be in with a chance to win bur if I don’t I can still dream πŸ™‚

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    Diane S. April 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    I own a regular Slice and also a Wizard. I love both of them-I would LOVE to upgrade to the Elite!! I haven’t embossed with the Slice yet, but I did just recently get the tips so I will be doing that–I use my wizard to emboss-I like my Slice the best because it is so portable and the variety of designs on their cards are terrific!!

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    Dee in N.H. April 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I don’t have an electronic cutter at all. I do have a cuttlebug but would love to get my hands one one of the Slice machines! Thanks so much for the chance to win one!

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    Shaaron April 14, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    PORTABLE, I love it. I have a Cuttlebug but this would be great to have. We do cards for shut ins so taking everything with me can be hard but this one being such a great size is wonderful. I would love to win this great tool.

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    CreatedByWendy April 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm #

    Do you have a need for a portable electronic design cutter? Yep! I’ve been wanting to teach classes at libraries, the Slice Elite would be perfect!

    What die cutting machines do you own? I have 3 Sizzix, the old school red one, the Side kick and the Big Kick. 2 Xyron Wishblades, Xyron Creatopia, and the Xyron personal cutter system. And I won’t EVEN tell you how many craft punches I have! O_o Just imagine trying to lug them everywhere!

    Are you a current Slice owner? Nope but would LOVE to own one!

    Looks like a time/space saver and alot of fun!

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    maryc April 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm #

    This is awesome! I would love to have one of these – it would be so much more portable than the dinosaur accucut I currently use. I can see this being a fabulous asset for any crafter!

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    Ali April 14, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    Great article! Thanks! My response to the question “What die cutting machines do you own?” is the fun and fantastic Sidekick by Sizzix, and the Sizzix Big Shot. ;)Thanks for the chance to win a Slice! -Ali

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    Kathy April 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    I have the original Slice, and I definitely want to upgrade to the new Elite, especially after reading your review about the increased speed and precision of the cuts, and the quietness! I cannot cut thicker papers or cardstock currently with mine. It is the only machine I own other than an original Sizzix, which I don’t use!

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    Kim April 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm #

    I have a Big Shot, Cuttlebug and a Cricut…I use the Big Shot much more than the Cricut because I can die cut as well as emboss. I would love have any of the Slice products as I do not own any of these and they are so much more portable. Great for crops, scrapbooking retreats and just at home crafting! Would love to give the Slice Elite a try!

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    Dee April 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I have the original Slice machine. I have not tried to emboss with it I love my slice but do get frustrated when it doesn’t cut completely through. The new Elite sounds great. I often work with glittered paper and this sounds like it would solve my problem. I definitely would upgrade so that I could make other projects with the Elite. I recently bought a new design card. The cashier was curious if the machine was as good as everyone says it is. I think I convinced her that she needed to get the slice machine. I use this slice machine more than any other craft tool and would love to upgrade!

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    connie April 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    I own the baby cricut and the grand calibur. Would love to have the slice because it is so much smaller and I think I would use it more.

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    Dee April 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    It didn’t seem like there could be anything better than the original slice machine and now there is an Elite Slice machine. I would definitely upgrade to the Elite so that I could make other craft projects. I haven’t tried the embossing yet but will soon. I love to use glitter paper on my scrapbook pages and they don’t always cut through the paper correctly. This would solve that problem.

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    NancyP April 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

    I would love to upgrade, I have the generation 1 machine (which I have had problems with). Love the fact that new one does thicker paper and maybe my embossing tips would work with newer. thank you for a chance to win

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    Tiffany April 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    I own the first version of the Slice. I have been disappointed by its lack of performance on thicker cardstocks, but love its small size and versatility. Would love to own the Slice Fabrique!

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    Barbara Burgess April 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

    The Slice Elite sound like it would be perfect for traveling and going to crops. I like the idea of the smaller size. It also sounds like it is quick and quiet which is a nice plus. Would love to have one.

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    Melinda AKA medialady April 14, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I currently have the original Slice but I haven’t used it very much at all. . . but I also haven’t been scrapbooking much either. I am undecided about an upgrade but I wish there was an offer by MM for a trade-in offer.

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    Anonymous April 14, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    I have the original slice and 5 cartridges plus the hands free set. I love it. It’s easy to tote to get togethers. I would be thrilled to own the Elite. I would promise to give my original to my sister. Thanks for the chance to cut even thicker papers and do it more quickly. I could make and donate even more cards to the dog rescue breed I support.

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    Iris April 14, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    I use my Cricut for die cutting and my Cuttlebug for Embossing. I would love to have a Slice Elite. Thanks for a chance to win one. Iris

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    NWFlamingo April 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm #

    It would be nice to upgrade to a Slice Elite since my regular Slice doesn’t cut card stock very well. l really like cutting letters and words especially with my Slice as long as they are on paper and not cardstock. I just got embossing blades and a hands free gizmo and they are great.

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    KarenB April 14, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I always wondered how the Slice Machine worked I really enjoyed reading the reviews; very thorough and informative. I would have liked to know the cost of the design cards. I own a Cricut Expression and Big Shot. But, it’s such a hassle to drag out these machines to use. The Slice is small & compact and good to use for quick cuts. I would love to own one!!!

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    Sandra April 14, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    I don’t own one, but it would come in handy , space is at a premium and it would be great to be able to cut things in different sizes without having to buy a die or punch for each size needed!
    This looks very cool.
    Sandra ltb

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    Karen April 14, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    I own a Cricut Create. My friend has a Slice and I think it is great. So much more portable than my Cricut.

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    angel1990 April 14, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a Slice!! I’m currently using the big shot.

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    Claudia April 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    I NEED a slice elite. I do have a cricut, but nothing like this sleek toy! I could take my card making to a whole new level.

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    JMCPhillips April 14, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    I own a cricut and Cuttlebug, but I would love to have the Slice Fabrique for Fabrics. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Tamra April 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm #

    I have never used a Slice. I use a cuttlebug for my diecutting needs.

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    TerryN April 14, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    This looks amazing. I have several manual cutters but nothing like this. I would love one of these.

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    Karen April 14, 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I don’t own any die cutting machines at all. I use my cuttlebug and Spellbinders to cut shapes and emboss. I have slim to no room in my crafting area, so a smaller machine that can be moved around would be wonderful.

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    Leslie C April 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm #

    The only cutter I have is the cuttlebug. I loved all information you provided and would love to win the Slice Elite.

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    Robbie April 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I would love to own the Slice. I do have the small cricut.

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    Charo April 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    I have heard so much about the Slice that i really need to try it! Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Barbara April 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    Do I have a need for a Slice Elite? You bet I do and it would be perfect for me. It’s versatile and doesn’t take up a lot of space. I would love to win one!

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    nopinkhere April 14, 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    I don’t have one of these or anything like it. I don’t papercraft much anymore. Instead I sew. So I’m off to look up the “fabrique” version. I think it might be great for appliques!

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    Donna April 14, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I have a Cricut personal cutter. I just got it for Christmas and I haven’t had much time to use it. I also have a Cuttlebug which cuts and embosses. I use it much more than I do the Cricut. I’ve never seen the Slice in action so this review was fun! Would love to try it out!

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    GreenScrap April 14, 2011 at 8:16 pm #

    I’ve always wanted a Slice, it would be awesome to take to the crops. I have a Cricut but there is no way I’m taking that to a crop. For embossing I have the texture boutique form sizzix and I love it!
    TFS!! Take Care!!
    Jennie @

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    Aline Salmon April 14, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

    Hello!!!! What a nice article!!!
    I have the Slice Machine, the first version and I love it!! I use all the time!!! I haven’t tried the embossing tips yet, but I’d like to. I’d love to upgrade my Slice, for sure, specially after this post!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!

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    shersl84bed April 14, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    Wonderful post. I would love to upgrade to Slice Elite.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed at aol dot com

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    CraftyKatDesign April 14, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    I currently have a cricut and love it although I’ve recently been starting to think about adding other options to my scraproom. I do like that this machine embosses because I currently don’t do any embossing at all. I don’t think I would take it with me anywhere because I don’t do crops but the fact that it’s cordless and light weight is a bonus even if I just used it in my home. I would love to try this product out and I love Making Memories. Thanks for the chance to win!!


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    pollie April 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Though I’m not a big diecut machine fan, I do love my slice–just the original though–. I like that I can have it right beside me and it’s quick and easy to use. Now I just need to try stock up on cartridges!

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    paperpapier April 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm #

    I don’t have any electric die cut machine. Currently using Big Shot for cutting and embossing cards. Love to have a Slice machine because I prefer to do digital cuttings rather than manual cutting. Most of my card making involved digital printing (digital image, digital paper etc).

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    Anita April 14, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    I would love to try this. It would be fun to use this.

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    WhamBamPam April 14, 2011 at 9:59 pm #

    I love my Slice, I think it’s sooooo portable & easy to cut your letters for titles, names, etc… The Slice already does so much, I would love to have the Slice Elite.

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    Elaine Wilson April 14, 2011 at 10:03 pm #

    I have a slice, it would be nice to upgrade as I would love to cut thicker paper’s with it. I also own a cuttlebug, bigshot, and cricut. I find that I use my big shot the most as I can cut, emboss, and use fabric with the sizzix dies. I would love to own the Slice Fabrique. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

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    catnap April 14, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    I don’t own a Slice, or any machine. I’d love to have one for my tiny studio. It looks wonderful, and I especially like the idea of embossing with it.

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    Craftymaw April 14, 2011 at 10:51 pm #

    I would love to win one of these! I would use it for cardmaking and been wanting to use fabric on them. I don’t own any of the Slices. I would love something that is more portable. I own a Cricut Expression, Cuttlebug and Big Shot and these are so bulky to take to my friend’s house for a craft/cardmaking day. Keeping my fingers crossed xxx. TIA

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    Jenny Lilac April 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm #

    I don’t know if I have a NEED for a portable electronic design cutter, but I definitely have a WANT. The only electronic machine I own is the Slice – I also have the original Sizzix. I do make die cuts – especially alphabets to use on my pages. I just bought the embossing tips too. I am definitely thinking about upgrading to the Elite. Although I love my original, I’ve heard heard the Elite is even more precise, and that is appealing. No matter which machine you have, the best thing about the Slice is that you get Making Memories style – it’s the best!

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    Scrapping Galaxy April 14, 2011 at 11:25 pm #

    I use a cricut right now but would love something more portable plus love that this one embosses too

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    Renee April 14, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    I would love to have a portable die cutting system for on the go or any where in my home, wink! This machine sounds awesome and I would love to give it a very good home. I promise to take good care of it and use it regularly. Thanks so much for the chance to win this awesome prize. Oh, did I mention how much I love to scrapbook?

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    Cheryl Leong April 15, 2011 at 12:36 am #

    I dont own any die-cutting machine, I would like to have Slice Elite as my 1st die-cutting machine:)
    Really hope to win this

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    Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 12:57 am #

    I do have a need for a “portable electronic design cutter.” I am constantly visiting my crafting friends and I would absolutely LOVE to bring the small and very versatile SLICE die cutter. From what I’ve seen & read…THE SLICE ELITE totally ROCKS! I would really love owning one, or two, or three, or ten!!!! Hee-hee-hee-hee!

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    Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 12:58 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!
    I’m so ‘Vintage’, huh?

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    Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 1:02 am #

    Emboss…what’s that? Haa-haa-haa, just kidding! Actually, I don’t emboss at all because I don’t have tools to emboss. The only tool I have is my Red Sizzix 1st generation die cutter. No embossing for me. Sad! =(

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    Kimbuckjr April 15, 2011 at 1:03 am #

    No, unfortunately for me, I am NOT a SLICE owner. I wish I was though. If I was a SLICE owner, but not an Elite owner…I would GLADLY upgrade to an Elite. From what I’ve read/heard…the Slice Elite is the machine to have.
    Gosh, I truly hope I win this giveaway, I would be forever grateful!

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    gela April 15, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    You definitely need a portable cutter. I have a slice and a pazzel. With the pazzel I have to drag out the machine and a computer, so I use my slice more. I have never tried embossing with either die cut machines. Would love to try. YES!!! I would loooove to upgrade. I bought the slice when it first came out. Love it. I think I would love the new one even more.

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    Marie / Legojenta April 15, 2011 at 2:53 am #

    I own the Cuttlebug and the Silhouette as well. I use the Cuttlebug alot, and the Silhouette much less. I would love to win a Slice =)

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    Turid April 15, 2011 at 5:15 am #

    I am dreaming of a Slice, but currently I just have the Silhouette and the Big Shot. I would love the oportunity of free placement when I cut, and wow, to win a Slice would be Heaven. A slice of Heaven.

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    Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 5:17 am #

    I own a Silhouette, Big Shot, a Spellbinder of the first edition. Nut not a slice, not even a slice of a SLice. SO please pick me, and thank you for a very informative and enticing review.
    Tea, Norway

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    teaprent April 15, 2011 at 5:22 am #

    Not only do I want one, I really NEED one. One big Slice of Heaven.

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    Jessica April 15, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    I have the original cricut and a cuttlebug. The slice looks like a really nice machine. I would love to have one.

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    Jennifer April 15, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Need? No. Want? Yes! The only die cutter I have now is my exacto knife and templates. πŸ™‚ This machine would be so much fun.

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    Anonymous April 15, 2011 at 6:32 am #

    Do you have a need for a portable electronic design cutter?
    YES! As of now – I visit my local scrapbook store to have my die cuts done.
    What die cutting machines do you own?
    Do you create die cuts and emboss on one machine or do you use different machines?
    Same machine – Cuttlebug
    Are you a current Slice owner- would you upgrade to the Slice Elite?
    Do not own a Slice machine.

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    CraftsMaiden April 15, 2011 at 6:43 am #

    At the present time I own a Cricut machine. I have wanted to try the new slice for sometime now. It is smaller than my cricut and would take up very little space. With the slice I could place it on my work table next to me.

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    Cristina April 15, 2011 at 7:00 am #

    This is a great review, thank you! I didn’t know there was a new model. I love my Silhouette, but this little machine would be so handy!

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    Carey April 15, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    I do need a good portable design cutter, I love going to crops with friends and need something I can take with. I have a cricut expretions and a sizzix. I can emboss and die cut on the sizzix, but not on the cricut. I am not a current Slice owner, but I have been concidering purchasing one.

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    Brenda Dean April 15, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    What a great review. I love how you show the product in detail and I was just wondering what the underside looked like and WOW! You must’ve read my mind.

    I have a Big Shot but have been considering the Slice because I want something that’s portable as well as I love the options that I would have with scalable die cuts.

    Thanks again for a terrific review. This has confirmed my decision to put this on my Wish List!

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    lois April 15, 2011 at 8:19 am #

    I have a cuttlebug machine – no electronic cutter. The slice looks like something I would use for making greeting cards.

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    Jamie April 15, 2011 at 9:00 am #

    I currently use a cricut and I would love to try the slice!

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    Debbie April 15, 2011 at 9:46 am #

    I would love a slice machine. I do not own one. The only machine I have is the cuttlebug for embossing. I have been thinking about getting the slice machine. Hopefully someday.

    debbie p

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    *Vicki* April 15, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    What a great article!! I have only used the Cuttlebug and Big Shot and not experienced any other cutter…so this looks very interesting!! Thanks so much for sharing the lovely projects!! Smiles, Vicki

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    Elaine A April 15, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    I currently use the cuttlebug for all my die cutting and embossing. I don’t own an electric die cutting machine. My sister owns a Cricut and I love that you can choose different sizes for die cuttings, but I don’t like the size of the machine. I can’t afford to give up valuable real estate to such a large machine. The Slice sounds like it would be perfect.

    Elaine Allen

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    rudie2shoes April 15, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I currently use the Big Shot, but would love to try the Slice!

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    Melissa April 15, 2011 at 10:43 am #

    I currently have a Sizzix Big Shot, and die-cut and emboss on that machine. Would love to try the Slice!

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    Mernin April 15, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    I am a current slice owner and would love to upgrade to the elite. I go to crops about once a month so portability is a must for me.

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    Gail April 15, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    I have a Cricut for cutting, and a Big Shot for embossing. I use them both & love them.
    I’ve never seen the Slice and don’t know anyone that has one!
    I think I’d like a Slice for the portability!

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    Pam April 15, 2011 at 10:48 am #

    Do I have a need for a portable electronic design cutter? OH YES! Almost on a daily basis! I don’t have anything like this… but the punches I have. This is something I could use with my daughter in a wheelchair too! She would really feel like she did it herself! (she has CP and cannot use her hands very well, but desires to create and to craft with me)

    I would really LOVE to have and use a Slice Elite! With my hubby out of work, I don’t see how I could buy one for a long long time! I would love something like this to help me out!

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    Froggy April 15, 2011 at 11:52 am #

    I would love to upgrade my slice to the slice elite! I have the cricut expression and the Grabd Caliber. I emboss with my grand caliber


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    genevieve April 15, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    I definitely need a die-cutting system, since I don’t yet own any (unless punches count…) and can’t afford a new one! I’m dying to try this out!

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    pegg April 15, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    I own the Cuttlebug but there are limitations with it obviously. Running out of room to hold all the different dies and folders and such. I don’t have any of the Slice products, but am seeing so many cool designs. Would be perfect for my cardmaking. Starting to scrapbook too so Slice would be great.

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    springplum April 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I am not a current Slice owner but would love to have one. I don’t diecut often so a portable one would mean less storage.

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    Leisa April 15, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    I have a cricut, but don’t use it much ‘cuz it takes up so much space. I don’t have any machine to emboss with – so the idea of a portable device that cuts and embosses sounds fantastic!

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    Lindsey April 15, 2011 at 8:07 pm #

    I have no cutting machine yet… owning one would add so much to my crafting arsenal!

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    debpaint16 April 15, 2011 at 8:21 pm #

    I presently don’t own any die-cutting/embossing machine. Any cutting I do is by hand, so this Elise sounds like an amazing machine. I like the fact that it is much smaller, for storing, using, & traveling with, as opposed to other machines on the market….a big plus!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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    Pat April 16, 2011 at 4:51 am #

    Hmm.. I think any crafter would want a portable cutter system. It would open up endless possibilities for both cardmakers and scrapbookers alike. I have a cuttlebug (which I love) and am able to cut some dies with that.

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    Farida Rone April 16, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    Would love the Slice Fabrique cutter!!!

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    Terri J April 16, 2011 at 8:28 am #

    What a great review of the Slice Elite. I have heard good and bad things about the Slice, and it was great to see that it appears that there are more good traits than bad. This would be a fun electronic die cutting machine to own! I love it’s compact size and the designs provided on their cartidges.

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    VStarRider April 16, 2011 at 9:35 am #

    I have an original Slice and I love it!! I have 5-6 cartridges and I love the flexibility to cut anywhere on the paper and the variety of designs available. I also have a Big Kick, but I bought it specifically for embossing – I don’t have any die cuts for it yet – the Slice fulfills that purpose very well!!

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    ~Christina~ April 16, 2011 at 11:35 am #

    I don’t own any cutter. I’ve been crafting for over ten years and have yet to buy a die cutter. I would love the Slice Elite to be my first!

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    macnart April 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm #

    I like the upgrades on the elite, plus the Slice is perfect for crops or any on the go crafting.

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    Nana Donna April 16, 2011 at 5:28 pm #

    I have a Cricut Expression and a Create, I when I want to emboss I have to use my Cuttlebug. I di not own and y Slice products, but the cordless option looks pretty cool. Thanks

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    Sue in CT April 16, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    I own the Sizzix original and the Big Shot as well as a Cricut. So I do mostly cut on one machine and emboss on the other. I do not own a slice but would love to. It would make crafting so much easier.

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    Life Interrupted by Scrapbooking April 16, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

    I would love to have the Slice Elite. It’s easily portable so I can take it crops. I love that you can cut fabric. What versatility! I would be able to create cute custom tee shirts for my little nieces & nephews! along with my scrapbooking

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    Jenny B in Indy April 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    I would love to upgrade! I want to cut chipboard!
    I have just the basic model.

    I also have a Cricut Create machine and a Cuttlebug. I do all my embossing right now with my Cuttlebug.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    kreativeimagination April 16, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    Thank you for the review on Slice Elite. I would love to upgrade to Slice Elite. I am the proud owner of the original slice.
    Slice is my one and only die-cut/embossing machine. I love the Slice is so compact and takes up very little space. Thank you for this awesome opportunity to own something so superb!

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    Laura Evangeline April 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    I have the first Slice, and I’ve been waiting on a bargain to upgrade. I absolutely love it, but as you know the cutting isn’t very precise. I look forward to the better cutting with the new one along with all the new designs.

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    Marlene Ferreira April 17, 2011 at 11:23 am #

    I’ve just acquired the Slice Elite, but haven’t tried embossing yet. I’d like to have more design cards. Thanks very much for the chance to win.

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    Carole RB April 17, 2011 at 7:34 pm #

    I don’t have any die cutting machine. Thanks for the opportunity to win

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    SLucy April 18, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    I think this would make a great addition to my crafting obsession

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    Melissa April 18, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Ok, here are my answers:
    Yes, I do have a need for a portable electronic die cutter. I own a Cricut Expression. I have different machines to die cut and emboss. I am not a current Slice owner but keep looking at it, and the Slice Elite is very tempting, especially after seeing what more it can do.

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    BunnyFreak April 18, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    A portable electronic design cutter would be cool. I own cuttlebug and a cricut. I cut with my cricut and emboss with my cuttlebug.

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    Janelle April 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm #

    Do you have a need for a portable electronic design cutter?
    I’m just getting into the tools involved with card making. But based on your review I would have to say Yes, I have a need for a portable electronic design cutter.
    What die cutting machines do you own?
    I don’t own any die cutting machines at the moment but have been reading about them alot lately.
    Do you create die cuts and emboss on one machine or do you use different machines?
    I don’t create any die cuts or use a machine to emboss as I don’t have any of these machines. Hopefully that will change soon πŸ™‚
    Are you a current Slice owner- would you upgrade to the Slice Elite?
    I don’t currently own a slice machine but I would like to start with the latest machine.

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    L84AROPIN April 18, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

    I currently operate a Cricut Expression. Our expanding family and seemingly shrinking house space has forced the Cricut into hiding until I remember to pull it out (which is not often). Something small and portable (and so versatile) is right up my alley!

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    nikster September 26, 2011 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks You for the review! I have put off buying a paper cutter whether Slice or Cricket due to space and cost of image cards. I have finally decided to get a slice over Cricket and hope to get one for my birthday! I like to portability and size of the Slice.

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    Rosie January 11, 2013 at 3:01 am #

    I would love to have the SLICE, I work at a desk and sometimes make signs or posters. It would be convenient to have something small and portable.