Vendor Spotlight & Giveaway: Sizzix Vagabond By Tim Holtz

Reported by Taylor Usry

I am still counting my lucky stars to have been given the chance to review the amazing Tim Holtz Vagabond die-cutting machine by Sizzix.  I’ve been swooning over this beauty since it hit the market!

The folks at Sizzix were kind enough to include several other goodies with my Vagabond. I received a butterfly die, a set of Sizzlets, and a Little Sizzles mat board pack.  I was all set to get crafty!

Inside the Vagabond package is:

  • the machine itself
  • a set of stickers to decorate it with
  • a pair of standard cutting pads
  • one solo platform
  • one solo shim
I let my daughter help me decorate the Vagabond, which might have been the most exciting thing we’ve ever done.  What a fun little extra to include; it’s a great way to personalize the machine and make it your own.  The actual box that the machine comes in is quite sturdy and looks like a well-traveled suitcase (as the Vagabond is designed to).  The bonus to that?  My daughter now thinks it is her very own authentic explorer’s suitcase.  I’m good with that!

The Solo Shim is a thin piece of plastic that fits securely on top of the Solo Platform.  They both measure about 6 1/4″ x 13″ and are to be used when cutting a Sizzlet, embossing with a Texture Folder, or using other-brand dies (i.e. Spellbinders Nestabilities).  One thing that I immediately loved about the shim and platform was that it clearly stated right on it when you should use the Solo Shim (with thin materials), and when you should use the platform alone (when cutting folded card stock or materials thicker than card stock such as chipboard, Grungeboard, etc).  There was no fumbling around for the instruction booklet or racking my brain to remember what I should or shouldn’t do!

The Solo Shim attaches to the Solo Platform in two spots on either end with metal clips.  The plastic tabs on the Solo Shim slide right in and out very easily.

On either side of the handle at the top are burnished brass buttons.  One side’s buttons are just for decoration, the other side has a motor button and a forward/reverse switch.  Now, this won’t work unless you get out the power cord and plug it in.  Where is the power cord?  Tucked into a nifty side compartment for storage!  That is one of my pet peeves about some other electronic machines I have – there is no cord storage.  The Vagabond corrected that oversight and included a compartment with a slide-down switch that will house the power cord when not in use.

The machine opens with the slide of a button as well (it is located in the center of the top of the machine, just under the handle).  The “flaps” easily lower themselves with just the push of this button.  The rollers located inside the machine are serious business – check them out!

The very first thing I tested was some foam. I sandwiched, from the bottom up, one cutting pad, the big die (foam side up), my foam, and another cutting pad.  I made sure the forward/reverse switch was set to the proper direction and pushed my sandwich into the roller opening as far as it would go.  Following the instructions, I gently pressed the guide flaps (the brown sides that stick up) inward until they made contact with the sandwich.  I pushed and held down on the motor switch until the sandwich came out on the other side.

I was instantly floored by how easily the sandwich went through the machine.  And my husband commented that the motor made a “cool” sound – so it appeals to the guys, too!

The Vagabond cut through foam like, well, butter.  Seriously.  No fraying, no nothing!

It made a beautiful butterfly for my daughter, who is hounding me for more.

Next up I cut some vellum, using the Sizzlets.  I put all four Sizzlets through at once (my sandwich looked like this, from the bottom up: Solo Platform, Solo Shim, one cutting pad, Sizzlets foam side up, vellum, other cutting pad) and repeated the same alignment process I used with the big die.  There is a note on the Solo Shim that more than six Sizzlets should not be put through at a time, or damage to the machine could occur.  The vellum cut fairly well; you can see above that some of the edges were a bit frayed.  I’m fairly sure I was using vellum from Stampin’ Up (which seems to me to have a medium thickness).  Overall, the larger, less detailed pieces came out better than the more intricate pieces.

The word Tweet looked like it cut through just fine, however, when I started trying to remove the word from the paper, I realized it did not cut all the way through.  The wrinkles evident on the vellum is proof of how much pressure those rollers put on the sandwich, though.

I know this isn’t the greatest picture, but it is another illustration of how much pressure the rollers place on the dies and materials being cut.  After one pass through, the Sizzlets left these impressions on a cutting pad – and the sentiment didn’t even cut all the way through the vellum!

I tried a Tim Holtz Texture Fade folder next, with another piece of vellum.  Just look at that deep impression!  It was so deep that in places the paper actually had some holes in it.

I also tried a piece of folded card stock (taking care to remove the Solo Platform, as advised) and it turned out well, too.  The card stock that was in the embossing folder actually came out of the machine with a slight curve to it, and was noticeably flimsier than the backside of the card, which had not gone through inside the folder.

While I was working on embossing, I also tried out a transparency sheet (the kind you’d use on an overhead projector – remember those?) and an embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Worked like a charm!

Next I wanted to test out acetate, but my stash was mysteriously missing.  Not one to be deterred, I cut up the packaging from the Texture Fade folders and used that!  Paired with a big die, the acetate cut beautifully – crisp edges, clean cuts.  Makes a beautiful butterfly, doesn’t it? (I won’t mention how much glitter ended up on the floor from doing the edges like that – I’m still cleaning it up!)

I saved the thing I was most excited about for last….testing out my collection of Spellbinders Nestabilities in the Vagabond.  Sizzix manufactures a Wafer-thin Die Adapter made specifically for using competitor’s dies with this machine.  Unfortunately, it didn’t come in my package, so I decided to see what I could do to get it to work.  I did a bit of online research, and tried a sandwich of (from the bottom up): Solo Platform and Shim, two cardboard mat pads (I used thinner cardboard, cut from the back of a legal pad), one cutting pad, the die (face up), card stock, and the other clear pad.  I crossed my fingers, held my breath, and sent the sandwich through the machine.  It worked!!  I ran the whole sandwich back through with the tan mat I always use to emboss my Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug, and it left a stunning embossed edge on my card stock.  I won’t share the video of me doing the happy dance, but I did.  It is such a bonus to be able to use this machine and not waste the money I’ve invested in other dies and embossing folders! 
While I had the Nestabilities out, I tried using them to cut some photographs.  Once again, the Vagabond did not disappoint.  Perfect, clean edges, no fraying. Yay!
I also dug out an old original Sizzix die that made oval tags, and ran that through the machine with some Grungeboard.  After I cut them out (which worked great) I ran them through again inside a texture Fade folder. I added a Grungeboard die-cut butterfly, and made a little gift tag. 
Lastly, I thought I’d run a few of those 4″x4″ chipboard coasters through.  I might never deplete my stash of those things.  These are pretty thick little coasters, so I wasn’t sure how well it would do. The Vagabond did not disappoint! I was actually able to roll the whole coaster into a tube after it came out of the machine – it was that flexible.  I used the coasters I ran through the machine and have started a “Little Love Book” for my husband for Father’s Day. 
Overall, I am absolutely in love with the Vagabond.  IN LOVE.  Everything I tried in it either cut or embossed wonderfully.  I didn’t experience a single hiccup or problem with it other than the vellum sentiment not cutting all the way through.  I think everyone should own a Vagabond!
The Vagabond retails for about $250 and is available online.  It is completely compatible with Sizzix products, and has a wide range of accessories to make it compatible with competitor’s products. 
  • easy to follow instructions
  • great design
  • cuts through and embosses all types of materials
  • hefty price tag
  • very heavy machine
  • I wish the adapter for competitor’s products came with the machine (although I understand why it doesn’t)

It’s Sizzix Week at Craft Critique! Our friends at Sizzix have graciously provided some of their products for us to giveaway to our very lucky readers. We have a Big Shot and an eClips to give away, both of which you can read about in upcoming reviews. Just answer the following question to be entered in the giveaway:

Do you have a Vagabond?  If so, tell us how you feel about it!  If you don’t, which features make you want to buy it?

One comment, per person, per Sizzix article, please. Winners will be selected on Saturday, July 16, 2011.
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125 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & Giveaway: Sizzix Vagabond By Tim Holtz

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    Cassie July 11, 2011 at 7:24 am #

    Great review! I do not own one, but the fact that it’s a Tim Holtz product makes me want to get my hands on it. His line of products are all superior ๐Ÿ˜€

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      Jane Cameron July 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

      This machine is extremely unreliable and should be withdrawn. My THIRD one blew up and fused all the lights, I wasn’t even using it. The smell of burning was dreadful.
      After the first one went wrong, I wrote to the company, but of course, had no reply. I then exchanged it for another, that lasted about 4 months,before it too stopped working. God knows why, but I exchanged it for a third one. That lasted 8 months, before actually blowing up. I have now learnt my lesson and bought a different model.. BE WARNED! This machine could be lethal.

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    Creative Zone July 11, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Great review as always. I don’t have one but I would love to get one. Tim’s products are da bomb. They are always high quality and made to last. Plus…my arms get so tired turning the handles on my current die cutter…

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    Cheryl Leong July 11, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    I dont own a vagabond that’s why I want to win this!!! Pick me as a winner!!! Pick me pick me! Vagabond attracts me cause it’s a Tim Holtz item, of it’s vintage suitcase look.

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    Me July 11, 2011 at 8:09 am #

    I knew I really wanted one and your wonderful review just confirmed it.I love the ease of it and I know I would use it soooo
    much more than the crank one I have.(old arms lol)

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    Lillian Child July 11, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    You lucky lady! And what a detailed review! Great work! I have been obsessing over the vagabond ever since Tim first introduced it. I do not have a die cutting machine as each time I go to purchase one I hear about a bigger and better product coming along. But I think THIS machine is the one for me. Would so love to be put in the drawing for this generous prize!

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    Annette July 11, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I do not have a vagabond…but would so love to win one. Thaws cools are amazing. I got to see Tim Holtz this weekend. He is so talented..

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    Janet July 11, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    I haven’t had the chance to try the vagabond, but it seems intriguing. I do love Sizzix products though.

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    Debbie July 11, 2011 at 8:29 am #

    Your review has convinced me I would be so lucky to have one, I like the fact that it is electric too! I agree with you that the cost is the major con.

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    Jackie July 11, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    That was a really good review. I do not have a Vagabond.

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    Lindy July 11, 2011 at 8:37 am #

    Awesome review!!! I don’t own one or any die cutting machine for that matter. I just love TH and his products so that only makes me want one besides having my own die cutting machine.

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    Erika Martin - Stampin' Mama July 11, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    Holy freakin’ moley! What a cool machine! And Taylor, you always do amazing reviews!

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    Regina aka Mrs. Ham July 11, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    I don’t have an Vagabond. I would buy it because I can use my Spellbinders dies with it.

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    mescartes July 11, 2011 at 8:55 am #

    I do not have the Vagabon but I dream of having it ! This is a really great giveaway ! Thanks for the chance to win !

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    bhelenj July 11, 2011 at 9:24 am #

    I don’t have a Vagabond, but I would love to have an electric die cutting machine. My manual ones are only so-so. I have a lot of good things about the embossing on this machine.

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    Dollie July 11, 2011 at 9:25 am #

    I don’t have one, but I have wanted one for a while now. Mainly because I love the look of it.

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    catnap July 11, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    Sigh. Don’t own a Vagabond or any other die cutter. Certainly would like one, and I really appreciate your thoughtful review of this product. I’d love to cut out shapes for cardmaking, and emboss some papers. I like the versatility of this machine; so many different things you can make with it. Love that little detail of having cord storage. I wish every company that makes appliances could deal with that eternal problem.

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    Katie_Bolinger July 11, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    I have been drooling over this machine since I saw the first video demo. What I want most is the vagabond’s ability to EASILY cut thinker materials like grungeboard.

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    MrsETaylor July 11, 2011 at 10:09 am #

    Great review.

    I don’t have a Vagabond, but love the look and how well it works. Just might have to put this on my list.

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    Jamie July 11, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I don’t have one but I think it has alot to offer:)

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    kim July 11, 2011 at 10:20 am #

    I do not own a vagabond. would love to own one but the price tag is a little high when I alerady own the cuttlebug and an orginal sizzx. Love Tim Holtz products. this would be a great addition.

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    Mad for Paper July 11, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I don’t have a Vagabond but would love to win one. I am really impressed with the quality and durability of the machine. It’s pretty cool looking too.

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    Sue McRae July 11, 2011 at 10:42 am #

    Great review of the machine! I don’t have a Vagabond but would love to win one!

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    Tamikko July 11, 2011 at 10:46 am #

    This is a great review and I’ve been very curious of this amazing tool. I’m amazed at the details. Not that Tim Holtz would not be all about the details, I definitely expected that but they’re so authentic looking and I love the little things like the cord having it’s own place. It doesn’t surprise me that it’s heavy.
    There really is no end to the things you can do with the Vegabond. I would love one so ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the chance and the great review.

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    Tona July 11, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    Great reveiw. I do have a vagabond. My Michaels is carrying them now & you can use the 40% off coupon so that makes the machine more reasonable. I love Sizzix products!

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    Kayla and Samuel July 11, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    Wow! I don’t own a Vagabond or any die cutter yet. I really like the embossing feature as I have recently become interested in learning about that more. I would love to win this machine, thanks!

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    Anonymous July 11, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    I don’t own a Vagabond, but have always thought it would be a great thing to have. The price is a big factor. However, the fact it can do so many things & do them well is great. Love Sizzix products & love Tim Holtz.
    BarbW. in Thornhill

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    Toucan Scraps July 11, 2011 at 12:18 pm #

    I’m putting one of these on my birthday/Christmas wishlist beacuase I need to be able to cut through fabrics and felts aswell as paper and cardstock.

    Great projects there Taylor.

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    jjocarlson July 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    WOW what an awesome review. I do not have one. If I did I would cut everything from felt to cardboard and who knows what else!

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    reflections:0) July 11, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    What a great review I have been off the crafting market for a while and had no idea that this was out there. Love my bug but this would be so much easier to use.


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    Melissa July 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I don’t have a Vagabond, but I’d love to own one! It looks very powerful! Thanks for the chance.

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    Melanie July 11, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I don’t have one, but I would love to have it! I like the fact you can use other’s dies in it and that it is electric!

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    Eileen Hull July 11, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

    Great reviews! Have a Vagabond and LOVE.IT!

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    Susie July 11, 2011 at 1:37 pm #

    I don’t have one but really want one. I use my dies on every project so there is NO doubt I need to buy one of these.

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    Becky July 11, 2011 at 1:41 pm #

    I love this machine. I do not own it but would put it to good use, using my nestibilities.

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    Isabel Z July 11, 2011 at 1:47 pm #

    Thank you for the fabulous review. I do not own this machine but have huge respect for Tim Holtz’ products which are top of the line. I would love to own this and would use it for many things the first being chipboard albums.

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    klasickewpie July 11, 2011 at 1:48 pm #

    I do not own the Vagabond (yet!), but hope to get one for my birthday and/or Christmas. I love what I’ve watched and read about it (even the minor cons). So appreciate the great review you did on this.

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    Sharon July 11, 2011 at 1:54 pm #

    I do not own one and the price is why, however after reading these reviews I’d like to buy one! Perhaps I should save up for 2 to 4 weeks! Hehe. Knowing (not wondering) that it cuts well with practically everything is very assuring. Being able to actually see pictures and read of someone else’s trials really helped me. I guess you could say the reviews are what make me want to buy a product or not ; )

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    Melissa July 11, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I don’t have a Vagabond, but love all things Sizzix… Great review!

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    Donna July 11, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

    I don’t have a vagabond but I love how self-contained it is! Looks like a very handy tool for many uses.

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    Debra July 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm #

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    Debra July 11, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I dont own one but I love the idea of cutting fabrics and felt.

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    funkycrafter July 11, 2011 at 2:20 pm #

    don’t have one yet. but would love tho have one. no more cranking and being limited to thinner media. also like the idea of being able to cut through several layers of cardstock or paper at once when i want multiples of specific shapes. would also like to be able to cut leather and foam and cloth and…

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    blizzardstripes July 11, 2011 at 2:23 pm #

    I do not have one but love to get one now. I think the embossing and the ablity to cut chip board would be best and power is a great feature.

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    miatagal July 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    Great review Craft Critique,

    I don’t own a Vagabond, but would love to for the electric aspect of the machine as due to a stroke, I am only able to use one hand/arm, making it difficult to use the manual machines; ie, holding the machine and cranking at the same time!

    I also love the Tim Holtz products and own a number of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Linda July 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm #

    I don’t have one, but would love one! I like the durability of the machine, it would compliment my crafting greatly.

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    AShu93 July 11, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Great information! I love to see how the dies & things work in other machines.

    I do not have one because I already have 2 other similar machines, but I have seen it at work & loved it. I didn’t know why anyone would need it to be electric, but it does a great job.

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    ScrapMomOf2 July 11, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I am not lucky enough to have a Vagabond, but it is HIGH on my wish list! Right now, I have a Cuttlebug, and I cannot justify the purchase of the Vagabond, but if anything ever happens to my Cuttlebug, it IS the machine I would want. I love the styling of it (the suitcase is just too cool!), and I love that it is motorized! More than that though, I really LOVE the Tim Holtz dies and texture fades! I have quite a few texture fades, and I LOVE them, but I only have one die . . . Tattered Florals . . . and it’s just fantastic! I used it ALL THE TIME. Awesome review! You’ve convinced me even more that I eventually WANT a Vagabond! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Donna Scanlon July 11, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    I want to WIN! The Vagabond is so cool and I could really use it with all the dies I have. Love the fact the it is motorized.

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    Lisa July 11, 2011 at 2:54 pm #

    I do not have a Vagabond…but would love one! I really like that you can close it up when not using it and that it can cut through so many different materials.

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    Sylvia July 11, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

    I’ve just learned about Tim Holtz products. I would love to show this to all my crafting friends! It would be easy to carry around and show off!

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    JJ HH July 11, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    I don’t have one but I need one! I don’t have any tools for embossing. I’m a gadget gal and love things with motors that can do more than my puny arms can. I also need something that can work fast. Plus if I win one, I would quickly buy all of the dies and embossing folders I could so it would be a win win for all!

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    Sherry Yeager July 11, 2011 at 3:34 pm #

    would love a chance to win. I am just getting into Tim’s products.

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    kimkmom4 July 11, 2011 at 3:49 pm #

    I do not have one, but love how versatile it is. But it’s too heavy, thats the only thing I don’t like about it. I would use it for cardmaking projects and scrapbooking. I love the the card dies and embossing folders. So, I like one machine can use all the dies/folders I currently have and cut several layers of cardstock at one time.

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    Karla Anderson July 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    I do not one one, but would love to! I think the ability to cut foam so cleanly would be awesome to make foam stamps for my mixed media art from all the dies available, also the fact that it is motorized so no more struggling to crank thicker material through the Cuttlebug. Also – it looks awesome-vintage Suitcase – Only Tim! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    SusanHnSC July 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    Nope, no Vagabond – I have another machine that I’ve had for a long time and can’t see buying a new machine when I have one that works. However, I would love to have one (just can’t justify buying one!) I like the idea of motorized!!

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    Yaritza July 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm #

    The fact that it does all the work for you makes it worth it. Specially if you do a lot of kits and such. Thanks form the chance to win.

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    Carole RB July 11, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I don’t have one and what would make me buy one, it’s surely stronger than my cuttlebug! Thanks for the opportunity to win

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    BDaniel July 11, 2011 at 4:45 pm #

    I don’t have one and would love one for scrapbooking.

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    Kelly Sas July 11, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    I think the biggest reason I want a Vagabond is so that I don’t have to be in pain when cranking my die cut machine. I suffer from a genetic disorder and my mobility is limited and causes pain. Tim’s Vagabond being motorized is a huge plus. Unfortunately it is costly, but I am sure it is worth it if you can afford it. Thanks for the great review (the close up pics are so helpful). You are so fortunate to get this machine!

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    Aldean July 11, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

    I don’t own a Vagabond. But I know that anything made by Sizzix is high quality and will last forever. I would love to own one. It sounds like just the tool I need for all my diecutting and embossing needs.

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    Evette K. July 11, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Wonderful review. I would want the Vagabond for a lot of scrapbooking products especially acetate (my hubby is a teacher and could use images for school), fabric and numerous others. Love all Tims other products and know this product would have to be good. Love that the plug has its own storage and that the whole machine looks like a suitcase. Way cool. It would also help me make a lot of things for my cards that take me so much longer to make in a Cuddlebug or Expression. Thanks.

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    cindy ( July 11, 2011 at 5:32 pm #

    Thank you SO much for the very informative review! I make MANY cards and scrapbook pages, and have a lot of Spellbinders that I would be able to use with this machine so much easier than with my crank model. Thanks for the opportunity to win this great machine! (

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    KimMJ July 11, 2011 at 5:43 pm #

    Great review! I don not have one as of yet but after reading would love one! No more cranking the handle and being able to cut a wide variety of materials with ease!

    Thanx for the chance to win!


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    Savannah O'Gwynn July 11, 2011 at 5:58 pm #

    I would like to own one of these! I just love how it looks like a suitcase!!! Your review was great! THANKS for sharing and the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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    Linda July 11, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Nice review. I do not have a vagabond. Looks very useful and could eliminate a number of tools currently taking up space….

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    Marileew July 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm #

    I do have the Vagabond, and I love it. The variety of materials you can use in it is terrific. I really had fun cutting foam with some of the tim holtz dies to make foam stamps. Really neat…

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    Dee in N.H. July 11, 2011 at 7:11 pm #

    I would be very honored to give one of these fab machines a good home!! My budget forbids me to buy one but nobody says I can’t try to win one! I love the coaster book idea and that would probably be the first thing I would create.

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    Darla July 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm #

    I don’t own one but I know I love his dies as they are so well made so I can imagine this machine Wouldve awesome too!!

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    Barb July 11, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Your review makes me realize how much I “need” the Vagabond. Not only would I use it for all my at home crafting, but I also would use the Vagabond as a wonderful tool for the children in my school.

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    Sue D July 11, 2011 at 7:57 pm #

    I do not own a vagabond but would like to use it when cranking gets too tiring.

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    Doramiyi July 11, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I don’t have one, but I have the perfect spot for Tim’s Vegabond. Drooling over your review. Keeping my fingers crossed.

    Doramiyi at gmail dot com

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    Anita July 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm #

    I don’t own one but would love to. It would be great to cut foam and other material. Great review!

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    NancyJones July 11, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    AWESOME review. This is a pretty cool looking machine. I like how it can be incognito when not in use. Yall did a great job showing what all it can do as ALWAYS.

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    sandyh50 July 11, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

    I don’t have a VAgabond but would love one since it doesn’t have a crank handle!

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    Laura Stewart July 11, 2011 at 9:16 pm #

    I don’t have one yet but love how cute it is – I did just buy the PRO though & it is awesome!!

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    cigarboxbeads July 11, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

    Oh- i’m dying for the Vagabond! I watched Tim Holtz demonstrating at the Carson Rubber Stamp Conv. last weekend–and sitting there was the sweet little machine—i’ve asked for one for my 71st birthday this month–but the only way that will happen is if i’m lucky enough to win one here–keeping my fingers, toes and everything else crossed!


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    Gail July 11, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    I would use the Vagabond for all of my die cutting needs. It would certainly help with large projects as well as small ones, and the fact that it is electric would be a real blessing.

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    Sandra July 11, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    I don’t have one, but the heavy duty motor is really appealing.
    Sandra ltb

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    Marina Johan July 11, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    Great detailed review! =D

    I don’t own a Vagabond but it would be awesome to have one after reading through the review. I love that it is easy to pack and carry around especially for someone like me who does not a big scrap space. I love how versatile it is and it can cut through so many different textures =D Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Mary Jean July 11, 2011 at 10:28 pm #

    great review! I don’t have one but love the fact that i don’t have to crank!

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    Karen July 12, 2011 at 12:14 am #

    I do not own the vagabond and would love to win to use with the pop can grafts that I make, as well as making little picture books. Who wouldn’t want a product made by Tim. I have yet to be disappointed by any of his products. Thank you for the chance to win. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    whyte July 12, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    I love that this machine can take heavy materials, I love to repurpose cardboard and handmade paper into my mixed media art. This machine has some style to it and that the cord is able to be stored in the machine, both plus features in my tiny studio where I try to maintain a semblance of organization. I do not own the Vagabon, currently using a Big Shot, but would love to add this to my “use everyday” tools.

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    Anonymous July 12, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    I wish I had one no more hand cranking yea thanks for the chance to win one

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    Elfrieda July 12, 2011 at 7:04 am #

    Wow, yes I would like to win, great for making my notebooks.

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    isabel July 12, 2011 at 8:27 am #

    this is a great review, love all the possibilities.

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    Caroline July 12, 2011 at 10:16 am #

    I do not own a vagabond, but I was lucky once to use it during a class at the local stamp store. It was great and is on my wish list! It would be great to cut thicker items. Love how easy it was to use too.

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    wilcoxdesigns July 12, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I don’t have one, but think it looks like a great tool. Thanks for the review.

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    rudie2shoes July 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I don’t have one but this looks so much fun to use. The electric part makes it so much easier to use.

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    terri July 12, 2011 at 12:03 pm #

    I would love to use this, it can be use for many grandkids would have a blast making scrapbooks, posters, wall decor possiblities are endless…thank you for the chance to win one!

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    Vicki Wizniuk July 12, 2011 at 12:05 pm #

    I love that it’s electronic, a very cool feature! Thanks for the chance to win!

    vwizniuk at pris dot ca

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    Liz July 12, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    i dont have one but i like that its electric and you dont have to crank a handle ๐Ÿ™‚ awesome future.

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    Cari D. Cruse July 12, 2011 at 1:19 pm #

    I do not own one, but I love how it works on thick chipboard and grungeboard, including the amazing embossing!

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    Scrapycandy July 12, 2011 at 2:17 pm #

    Cutting foam…brilliant! And grungeboard…and chipboard,….and and well, an amazing machine. Thank you.

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    phos_echo July 12, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    I’ve heard good things about it and would love to try it myself.

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    listgirl July 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    I don’t have a Vagabond, but I would totally use it to create mini-albums!

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    Nitasha July 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    I have a Vagabond and I love it!!! It cuts through so many materials so easily! I just love it!

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    bakogirl66 July 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    I do not have the Vagabond but would love to own one. I would want one for the power and versatility of what can be cut on this machine.

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    LaceTopDesigns July 12, 2011 at 5:01 pm #

    I dont own a Vagabond, my only concern would be what happens if there was a powercut?? lol

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    Jessica Canham July 12, 2011 at 5:29 pm #

    This looks like a really great machine and I’d love to win one! I get exhausted cranking my Big Shot. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Denise ~ Paper Ponderings July 12, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    The foam butterfly is genius…would make a perfect stamp! I think you did a fantastic review. I do not own a vagabond, but I do drool over it once in a while! Must be nice not to have to crank things through!

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    Sarah Gambrell July 12, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    The manual turning required in typical die cutting machines has always scared me off – what if I mess it up?! – which make this product especially enticing!

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    broadwaydiva July 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    I would love to try out some of the texture fades on tags, make mini albums, and cut every material under the sun!

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    Maria Matter July 12, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    you make this sound so easy to use, would love that! I do not have a Vagabond!
    Tim’s products are always of the highest quality!!!

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    Louchia July 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    I dom’t have a vagabond, but I would use it to cut shape for scrapbooking and for sewing, cool shapes to apply on a bag or piece of clothing ๐Ÿ™‚

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    rush July 12, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    i don’t have a vagabond, and the feature that would make me want to have it is the fact that it is electric! no more cranking! how cool is THAT!

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    Mary Roussel July 12, 2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Awesome review, I don’t have one. I like that its a Tim Holtz item and it looks heavy duty.

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    debpaint16 July 12, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    I love your reviews, as they are so informative!!! I do not own the Vagabond. Anything Tim Holtz, though, stands for quality & I like that!! Thanks for the chance to win this incredible giveaway!!!

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    Stephanie July 13, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    I don’t own one, but would love to try it for my scrapbooking and quilting. Love that it cuts just about anything!

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    Jessica Y. July 13, 2011 at 11:22 am #

    Great review as always. I don’t have one, but now that I read the review…I would love to have one!

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    Larissa Heskett July 13, 2011 at 3:20 pm #

    I LOVE the awesome tutorial!! THANKS for the ideas!! I would buy this machine for the cutting power that it has!! I’d like to be able to cut through chipboard!! I have seen all of the things that the Vagabond can cut through and the deep embossing that you get and I’d LOVE to own one! =) THANKS For the chance have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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    Alescia July 13, 2011 at 8:20 pm #

    I would use it to give as a birthday gift to my mom – she loves ALL THINGS t!m.

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    Beachsidelynn July 14, 2011 at 8:04 am #

    Don’t own a Vagabond but definitely want one to alleviate stress on my carpel tunnel and cut much heavier paper and board.
    Love the look and the strength of the machine.

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    Karen July 14, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    I won a Vagabond at a crop for Nat’l Scrapbooking Day and had no idea what I was in for, but was I surprised! I love it, I’ve tried a bunch of dye’s, embossing folders, different textures etc and it did a beautiful job, now it makes me want to scrapbook more and make cards!

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    Trina July 14, 2011 at 10:08 am #

    After I finally got a Big Shot, I didn’t think i needed a Vagabond. Your honest review may have just changed my mind! This seems like a great all-in-one product!

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    Tamara July 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    I do not have a vagabond, but the fact that it is electric is appealing. I also like that it looks so cool and folds up and out of the way unlike my big shot.

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    dorism6220 July 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    I don’t have a Vagabond – I like the fact that its electric and you don’t have to crank. It looks easy to use!

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    Sherry @ Delightful Hands July 14, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    I don’t have a Vagabond but no more hand cranking is looking good! Awesome review!

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    Reba July 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

    Unfortunately I do not have a Vagabond. But definitely have it on my Christmas list. I have been lucky enough to “play” with one and it is absolutely awesome! I like the fact that it is very easy for someone with carpal tunnel to use. Just push the button. A MUST for every paper crafter!

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    FrancineB July 15, 2011 at 12:20 am #

    Wonderful review.

    I do not have the Vagabond since I have a sizzix that is still going strong. If the sizzix ever dies, I would definitely get the Vagabond. I like the ease of use plus the versatility of using other dies in the machine with great results. I also like how the machine is rather compact and easy on the eyes.

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    Lynn July 15, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    Wonderfill review! I hope to get one someday! I love Tim Holtz’s products!

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    Brenda July 15, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    I do not have a vagabond, but anything that comes from Tim would be fabulous!!! How lucky for you!! I would use it for mini albums and cutting grungeboard and chipboard and fabric and felt… the list goes on and on!!!

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    Sandi July 15, 2011 at 9:59 am #

    I would use this for my Scrapbooking and would love to win this.

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    annesatx July 16, 2011 at 8:21 am #

    I don’t have a Vagabond and would love to have one — the fact that it’s electic appeals to me. And I would use it mostly for cardmaking.

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    Renee Bierschenk July 16, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    I would like it to make crafts and cards with