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Vendor Spotlight & Giveaway!: Sizzix eClips

I am a total die cut junkie – my introduction to papercrafting came by way of an electronic die-cutting machine given to me as a gift nearly 5 years ago. Needless to say it has taken hold and not let go. When I had the opportunity to test out the Sizzix eClips machine recently, I was thrilled. I had not seen any others in action besides the one I owned and I was curious.

As you can see the box comes with everything you need to get going right away – the machine, full instructions both in a manual and on DVD, your cords and a cartridge. The eClips is a cartridge based machine which means you can only cut out images from a Sizzix cartridge. Additional cartridges of images can be purchased separately. The directions are easy to understand and I had the machine set up and ready to cut in less than 15 minutes.
The machine is controlled by a handheld part that connects with a cord. I found this to be slightly intimidating but once I began using it I found it to be fairly simple to understand though I DID have to refer to the directions to do it. I am not sure why the handheld portion is separate and everything is not just on the machine, but I did find it comfortable to use.

The handheld controls everything – you put your cartridge in and then pick your images on the handheld like you see above. In addition, you can set the paper size AND pick the type of material you will be cutting. This feature is actually pretty amazing. No guesswork when cutting a wide range of materials as it is all pre-set for you. The list includes:

  • cardstock – light
  • cardstock – medium
  • cardstock – heavy
  • construction paper
  • vellum
  • adhesive sheets
  • vinyl
  • light chipboard
  • foam
  • shrink plastic
  • can also be set manually

The paper sizes are also pre-set to some of the most common sizes like 12″ x 12″, 8.5″ x 11″, 8″x8″, 6″ x 6″, 12″ x 24″, A4 as well as having the option to pick your own size OR have the machine determine the size with the laser – very handy when using up scraps but you want the machine to know when it is at the edge of the paper and needs to start a new line of cuts.

Shapes are chosen from the handheld device right on screen from the cartridge that is inserted. Each image can be sized independently which is a big advantage. Scrolling through images and choosing features is quick and easy.
Here you can see the Shadow feature is highlighted and on screen you see the image is now the shadow one.

You can also move the blade around to begin your cut anywhere on the paper with buttons on the handheld. I had a few different items to cut so I put squares of all of the colors on the 12″ x 12″ mat at the same time.
This way I can maneuver to each color, cut what I need and then move on to the next color without having to unload and re-load my mat.

Here is a layered flower I cut from cardstock – the cardstock medium setting worked perfectly for both Stampin’ Up! and Papertrey Ink cardstocks. Layering is incredibly easy with the eClips. Simply choose the layer feature and you can choose which layers to cut or you can cut them all. This is nice when you want to do layer pieces in several different colors.

I tried several other materials in the eClips. The red portion of the rose is Spellbinders Craft Foil; the stem/base layer is cut from a cereal box. Both of these materials cut like a dream.

I also tried the clear plastic packaging from Sizzix embossing folders and it cut cleanly and completely through.
I inked the edges of my cardstock layers for definition before layering. I also gave the green center a coating of Distress Stickles.

I played around with several more cuts from the an additional cartridge – Flowers & Phrases to make a get well gift bag:
One of my favorite things to do with layers of die cuts is to cover them in glitter – here I used Glossy Accents and then covered the flower centers and wording with Martha Stewart Glitter.

As I mentioned, I also cut out a sun from the plastic packaging of an embossing folder and then I covered the layers with alcohol inks:
I added some great texture to the sun’s center with a Sizzix Embossing folder.

I used the Craft Foil & chipboard rose for a simple little tag:


The eClips also includes features on the handheld that enable you to fill a page with an image, cut a mirror image, fit to page and cut one shape inside of another one. You can also load/unload the paper, search the shapes on a cartridge, and load the cutting blade to the last point you cut.

Pros:

  • Incredibly easy to set up and use
  • Cuts cleanly through many different materials with pre-set depth and speed functions.
  • The handheld interface makes choosing, manipulating and cutting your images fast and easy
  • Cartridges are less expensive than some.

Cons:

  • This is a strictly cartridge based system – this is a con for some and not for others.
  • The cartridge selection is fairly limited compared to some and each cartridge has a limited number of shapes.
  • I was unable to find cartridges or other related items in my local craft stores

GIVEAWAY!

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’ve read about this week. Just answer the following question to be entered in the giveaway:

Have you used an electronic die cutting machine? Which one(s)? What about the eClips by Sizzix appeals to you?

One comment, per person, per Sizzix article, please. Winners will be selected on Saturday, July 16, 2011.

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94 Responses to Vendor Spotlight & Giveaway!: Sizzix eClips

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    Annette July 14, 2011 at 10:03 am #

    WOW now that is a fancy machine. I do not have one but am really impressed. Thanks for sharing this cool and fancy Machine..

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    kim July 14, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    I have a cricut expression and I really like it. I like being able to cut out items that are for 12″x12″ pages. I have never tried the Sizzix eClips. I do have a Sizzix die cut machine that I like alot. Thank you so much for all of your insight on different products it helps so much with new products.

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    Scrapycandy July 14, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    I have never tried or used an e machine. But this sounds great due to the easy to use aspects. Thanks so much!

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    Isabel Z July 14, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I have not used a machine like this but boy would I love to!!!

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    catnap July 14, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    I’ve never used a die cutting machine, but I certainly am intrigued by them. I’m impressed by how many different materials you can cut with this machine, and appreciate lower cost dies. The cost is what’s holding me back from buying a machine.

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    Toucan Scraps July 14, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    I’ve never tried an electronic cutter. It looks interesting. Although as a digi stamp illustrator I think I’d prefer an electronic cutter that interfaced with my laptop.

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    Lindy July 14, 2011 at 10:28 am #

    Thanks for the great review. I have a big shot but would love to have an eClips or Cricut as they seem to include so many more options.

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    Tamikko July 14, 2011 at 10:32 am #

    I don’t have any cutting machine and would love one. I hadn’t even heart on this one, but it’s impressive. Great review, thanks.

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    Regina aka Mrs. Ham July 14, 2011 at 10:35 am #

    I own the original Cricut and the Cricut Imagine. I like the ease of use, and the eClips cartridges are little cheaper than the Cricut cartridges.

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    Jamie July 14, 2011 at 10:40 am #

    I actually own a cricut and I love it. This looks like a neat machine.

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    Stephanie July 14, 2011 at 10:56 am #

    I have the original silhouette machine. Love this new one as it cuts everything!

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    wilcoxdesigns July 14, 2011 at 11:01 am #

    I haven’t ever used an electronic die cutter, but this looks pretty easy to use.

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    ShoppingTamii July 14, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    I like my slice because it’s small and I can place it on the paper, not the paper in it.

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    Jessica Y. July 14, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I never use an e machine from the past (though I have seen them on sale both on TV and at the local craft store very often)…would be awesome to get a free one =)

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    rudie2shoes July 14, 2011 at 11:21 am #

    I’ve only tried the cricut but it gets frustrating at times.

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    Kathy July 14, 2011 at 11:34 am #

    The only one I am familiar with is the Cricut expression – but not impressed with the way it works. I been looking at this for sometime and I guess this appeals to me because of the quality of product Sizzix puts out. They’re customer service is wonderful and the eclips would be a wonderful addition to anyone’s craft room.

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    Anita July 14, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    The eclips sounds like a very user friendly machine. I would love to own it.

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    Lillian Child July 14, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Wonderful review. I do so like that you have both pros and cons in your post, as this really helps to envision the entire product and it’s usability! Thanks so much!

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    Dollie @ Dollie Creates July 14, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    I have a Cricut Expressions, I’ve never tried the Sizzix eClips, your projects look amazing!

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    Tona July 14, 2011 at 11:48 am #

    This machine looks great! I have used a cricut before but what I really like about the e-clips is that it has preset depths for the different materials which takes out a lot of the guess work & won’t waste material trying to get it right.
    Great review!

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    Tamara July 14, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I have a silhouette and I love that it is not a cartridge based machine. I would like to try the eClips, but I am not sure I would move away from my silhouette.

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    Jingle July 14, 2011 at 12:34 pm #

    I have a Cricut and I love it. I think if I was going with one of these, this is great, but I am leaning toward the Big Shot.

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    Cranky Amy July 14, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

    My friends have personal Cricut Expressions, which is fun, but a bit annoying with changing knife depths and it can only cut 6″ wide, I think. The versatility on this machine is AMAZING!

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    chuy July 14, 2011 at 1:16 pm #

    don’t have any electronic cutting machines – would love the eClips because I work with fabric a lot and this would allow me to be more creative – and make more projects – cutting shapes by hand takes longer and you are more limited- thanks for sharing

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    jjocarlson July 14, 2011 at 1:27 pm #

    I have a cricut. Never seen the Sizzix eClips looks so cool!

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    Nitasha July 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

    This is a pretty cool machine! I have an Expression that I’ve only used a handful of times because it’s too much work to figure out how to use all the features (or I’m too lazy 😉 But I like that it can cut through different mediums such as thin chipboard and vinyl. I would really like to try the eClips!

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    Jill July 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm #

    I have a Cricut and I love it. But this looks like fun as well!

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    Bast July 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    This looks amazing. I have a cricut machine which I am still trying to figure out. I love the idea of the handheld with the display as it seems easier to use.

    TFS

    KimMJ
    bast830@comcast.net

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    Deb July 14, 2011 at 2:08 pm #

    I haven’t use the Electric die cut but I sure like those roses you shared with us. I have a cricut but just now learning it.
    So far it has been fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cami July 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I’ve heard about the e-Clips but never saw it demonstrated until now, with all your great pics. I bought the Cricut when it first came out, had problems with the cutting blade, and returned it for a new one. Loved it, but became costly to keep replacing the cutting pads so I’ve shelved it. This new e-Clips is great that it will cut up to a 12″ x 24″ area! Thanks for all the tips and what you did with this new machine.
    Cami

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    Leslie Kiley July 14, 2011 at 2:10 pm #

    I have tried several machine’s. The pazzel (did not like it, to complicated) , The cricut expression ( this one did a good job) but I love the idea of a machine that has a laser to check what size your scrap is! That would be a selling point for me! I have never seen the Eclips in action but it sounds wonderful! I would love to play with one!

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    flowergoat July 14, 2011 at 2:11 pm #

    I just got introduced to My friends Sissix and I love it! I do crafts soo much and they make it easy! I have made flowers fro my mom and sister but The machine I am borrowing can’t stay forever 🙁 I really LOVE it and want my own!

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    Carole RB July 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm #

    I’ve never used an eloctrinic die cutting machine and I am dreaming of having one. Thanks for the opportunit to win!

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    Leslie Ann July 14, 2011 at 2:33 pm #

    I currently use an Expression, but I’ve always been a Sizzix fan, Sizzix was my first introduction into die cutting, and they hooked me. I’d love to try an Eclips machine, and I was impressed it cut light plastic.

    Thanks for the review.

    Leslie Ann

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    Kathy July 14, 2011 at 2:36 pm #

    I have never used an electronic machine. The ease of use is what appeals to me with the eClips!

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    Jun Bug House July 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    Have you used an electronic die cutting machine? Yes.
    Which one(s)?
    Wishblade and the Cricut
    What about the eClips by Sizzix appeals to you?
    Ummmmmmmmmmmm can one have too many machines??
    LOLOL
    Thanks for the review.
    **U**
    Nance

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    Kayla and Samuel July 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    I have never used any kind of die cutting machine, I would love to win one! I really like how user friendly and easy to use it seems to be. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jill July 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Have never tried this one. Looks complicated, but it is probably that it is ‘different’ from other electronic die cutters. I love the fact that it cuts 12″

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    Theresa July 14, 2011 at 3:36 pm #

    I have the original Cricut, and I have the Slice..I would love to be able to cut larger images though, and the Sizzix eClips would be awesome to have. Thanks foe the chance!

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    Ayelet July 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm #

    I haven’t had the chance of using an electronic die cut machine. I like how the eClips is good for a 12”by12”.

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    Jaded Raven July 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm #

    This is uber rad! I have never used an electronic cutting machine for my art and crafts but I can see how useful and what a time-saver it could be! And the possibilities!

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    Colleen C. July 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I have used the Cricut and like it, but I am limited in the size of cuts I can make. The eClips looks fun and easy to use.

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    mescartes July 14, 2011 at 4:14 pm #

    I’ve never tried an electronic cutting machine. This one seems great !

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

    I have never tried an electronic cutter but I sure would like to!

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    Julie July 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm #

    I am with you, I have a Cuddlebug, Cricut and a Spellbinders Wizard. I love die cutting and embossing. Would love to try out a new machine.

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    Carrie July 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm #

    I am on my 3rd Cricut and have loved them all but am always open to try something new and/different. I would LOVE to win this!!!!!

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    Savannah O'Gwynn July 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    I have a cricut and cuttlebug machine–I like that the eClips has a 12×12 area for cutting! LOVE that:) Thanks so much for the chance to win! sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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    Works From The Attic by Linda July 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    Thank you for the thorough review. I own a Cricut currently. I like the various things you pointed out about the Sizzix eClips like auto paper type and the laser. It was very informative!
    Linda

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    Toni July 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Looks interesting would love to own one

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    Stamper Gail July 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

    Haven’t had the opportunity to purchase one yet, but sure would love to try one of my own. I love everything about the Sizzix eClips!

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    Tessa Buys July 14, 2011 at 5:33 pm #

    I don’t own an electronic cutting machine, but I’m in the market :). I like that this one has settings for the different kinds of paper ready to go.

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    Jan Castle July 14, 2011 at 6:14 pm #

    I have a personal Cricut and don’t use it very much…prefer my Big Shot! Have never seen the e-clips but would love to give it a try! A great critique…thanks for the chance to win.

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    Sarah Gambrell July 14, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I own a Pazzles Inspiration digital cutting machine. I love it! My only qualms are that the mats seem to become unusable too quickly and membership to the Pazzles Craft Room (where you can download more pre-made images, etc) is too expensive for me. I do like that it, unlike cartridge based systems, is more flexible – I can download, modify, and create my own clip-art to cut! I also love that the Pazzles can do more than cut – draw, emboss, engrave, and more! Worth the price, definitely.

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    Sherry @ Delightful Hands July 14, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

    I have used the Cricut Expression. The Eclips ability to see your paper with the laser is awesome!

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    Karen July 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm #

    I have a Cricut and lately have not been very happy with it or at how the price is jumping up on the carts. I would love to try an E-Clips, I started scrapbooking with a Sizzix sidekick!!
    Have a happy crafty day!!
    Karen dkolopez@msn.com

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    Barb July 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm #

    I have used the Cricut Expression and and have really found it to be a fine machine. However, I would love to try the eClips, especially if the paper settings are automatic. Thanks for your wonderful product review.

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    barbl July 14, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

    I use a Cricut. I think I would like the hand held device that comes with the machine. I had to buy the Gypsy to go with my Cricut.

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    Carolyn McPherson July 14, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

    I have a cricut (the original) which I hardly ever use, but I like the look of the Sizzix eClips and the size of papers it can take. Would love to try one :0)

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    Scrappy Rat July 14, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I’ve played with my friends’ Cricuits, but that’s all. I have a couple of manual die machines, but no electronic ones. I like the screen images on the EClips, since it appears to be very straight forward and easy to use. Neat!

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    Wendy Foster July 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm #

    I have borrowed my friend’s Cricut. I would love to have my own cutter for cards.

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    Kelly Sas July 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm #

    Wow what an impressive die cutting machine! Thanks for the great information on it. I believe this is the machine to have.

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    thestampinglady July 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm #

    I really like the fact that it is a hand held device on the eClips. I do not have an electronic die machine so would love to win one–thanks for the chance.

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    reflections:0) July 14, 2011 at 10:35 pm #

    No I do not have one nore have I used one that is fab all the things it can do. Might have to look for one to play with.

    Flexie:0)

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    Caroline July 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm #

    Thanks for a great review! I do not have an electronic die cutting machine and have never ever had the opportunity to even try one. I would think the ease and almost endless possibilities would be heaven to have.

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    Sandra July 14, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    I have used a cricut before – I like the fact that on the eclips it will know how big your paper is.
    thanks for the review!
    Sandra ltb

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    Yaritza July 14, 2011 at 11:21 pm #

    I have the expression. My main purpose is for all the Disney carts they have out. With my experience I have found that some of the materials that it’s supposed to cut does not do it as smoothly as i’d like.

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    Chris Wooten July 14, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    I am not sure if I had commented on this giveaway..but it looks like a cool machine..

    I have the old red sizzix that is manual…this would be cool for home decor

    mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

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    KarenB July 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    I was really impressed with the various mediums the eClips cut. But, most of all, the fact that the machine will adjust all the settings once you indicate the type of material being cut. Sounds like a really good machine!! Also liked the handheld remote. Thanks for a Great review!!

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    Unknown July 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

    Wow… that looks so interesting. I use a Cricut and a Big shot but that tool might just have to make it to the workshop!

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    rush July 15, 2011 at 12:19 am #

    i borrowed a die-cut machine once, and i am not sure what brand it was. i was disappointed with the results. i don’t think i spent enough time with it. with this machine, it sounds like set-up is easy, and i could get going in about 15 minutes using any kind of paper.

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    Melinda AKA medialady July 15, 2011 at 7:40 am #

    I have the Slice machine but it is limited to size as to what it can cut. The eClips looks like it can do some very amazing stuff!!

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    debpaint16 July 15, 2011 at 7:48 am #

    I have not used any cutting machine! 🙁 But I appreciate the chance to win this one!!!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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    Raquel Salgado July 15, 2011 at 8:14 am #

    I don’t have any e-machine but I’m really impressed with the sizzix eClips and I would love to have it! Thanks for the review!

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    Brenda July 15, 2011 at 8:26 am #

    Wow, great giveaway. I have a cricut expression. The thing that most appeals to me is the hand held device and screen.

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    Kimba's Kreations July 15, 2011 at 9:40 am #

    This is SOME fancy machine. I have a Cricuit Expression. What I love about the eClips is the hand held device and the screen – soooooo cool!

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    mag2240 July 15, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    I have not yet used any of the electronic die machines. The new eClips machine looks like it would make a great addition to my craft room, particularly given that so many different materials can be used to cut with.

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    Rebecca July 15, 2011 at 10:25 am #

    I’ve tried a cricut, but I love the way the eclipse has a screen to see the image you’re going to cut–so cool!

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    Amanda July 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm #

    I’ve used the cricut that my sister-in-law got as a gift. Had a lot of fun using that. Then for Christmas I got my own Slice and have enjoyed messing around with all that it can do. The Sizzix eClips machine looks amazing and a lot of fun!

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    Sue D July 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm #

    I have used a cricut before. I like that the eClips to so easy to set up.

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    Shannon July 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    I have never seen an eClips in person or in action before. I am not sure any stores in my area sell them! =( I currently own a Cricut, but love the idea of the separate handheld screen with the eClips–that would be VERY handy to have and easy for my young daughter to use as well! I love diec cutting machines and would love to win this one!! What a great giveaway!

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    broadwaydiva July 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    I have never used a die cut machine but this one does cut ll the materials I am intetested in. I like the ability to use up scraps too.

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    sonyaeverding July 15, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

    I have never used an eclipse. I currently have a cricut. I like what I have seen so far. The artwork seems to be more current and sophisticated. I am saving for a Sizzix Big Shot XL as I LOVE the dies for it.

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    Anonymous July 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm #

    I have used the Big Shot but I’m impressed with the eClips and like the idea of being able to cut so many different materials and work smoothly with multiple layers.

    MollyK. at mollykathleenbarry@hotmail.com

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    Melissa July 15, 2011 at 8:40 pm #

    I have a competitor’s cartridge based electronic die cutter. I like it quite a bit, but I find the variety of materials you can cut to be a little limited – and the cartridges are expensive. What is appealing to me about the eclips is the presets for many different materials, it would definitely make it more user friendly! I have wasted many cuts simply because I didn’t know how to set up my machine!

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    annesatx July 15, 2011 at 9:20 pm #

    I’ve only ever tried a Cricut during a class one time. I’d love to get my hands on my own electronic cutting machine!

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    Sakas July 16, 2011 at 8:09 pm #

    I haven’t used an electronic cutting machine yet. I do have the Sizzix Big Shot and love it! I would probably use the eClipse to make papercraft embellishments and home decor stuff!

    Sheri Schmidt
    sherik421@gmail.com

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    motherloves3 July 17, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    I have the Cricut Expressiion and love it. I also have a Sizzix diecut and like the ease of using it when i don’t have a big project.
    motherloves3@hotmail dot com

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    Laney's Legacy's July 17, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Another great review very informative. Here are my answers to the questions:

    Have you used an electronic die cutting machine? Yes I have.
    Which one(s)? The Cricut
    What about the eClips by Sizzix appeals to you? Ease of use.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    later tater,
    laney

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    Anonymous July 19, 2011 at 6:22 pm #

    Hi there and thanks for a chance to win one.
    I have only tried a friend’s Cricut. It was the small one and even though I had a great time with it, I decided two things that day…….I HAD to have one that would do 12×12 or larger, AND, I really want something that is NOT limited to just cartridges. Those are my ideals.
    Now I’m seeing all sorts of new cutters coming out and am interested in hearing the pros and cons of them all. Thanks for the reviews.
    Cheers,
    Stacy
    (email addy: Aznewmom@ yahoo.com — IN case I can’t sign in on my Google account)

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    Gail S. July 22, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    I have been looking at the eclips since it first arrived at my local Archivers a while back–like over a year ago. I just heard that you will be able to use SCAL with it and I love my SCAL program. I now definitely NEED an eclips and it would complement my Big Shot.

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    Gail S. July 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    I did not answer one of the questions: I have used an electronic die cutter–the Expression.

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    angelicmischief July 23, 2011 at 5:57 am #

    I have a Sizzix big shot pro and LOVE it. I have tried ecraft and sent it back it is not worth anything. I think the sizzix products are better than most on the market. This machine with the lazer just looks like it would be a dream to work and keep paper waste to a minimum. I also heard that it is no longer only cartridge based and you can now use software with it. I would LOVE to try. It would be a great help in my Soldier Cards and boxes sent overseas to the troops.

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    jlassey July 26, 2011 at 11:36 pm #

    I own the original cricut and the cricut expression. I really like them both. I have a sizzix big shot and big shot pro and several dies and very impressed with the quality of products from sizzix. Sick and tired of waiting for the cricut craft room to get up and running I am now thinking about moving to the eclips so that I can use the scal software I previous bought for the cricut but now can’t use. Hope to win this!!

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    Sew Inspired, LLC February 9, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

    Have you tried cutting craft foam with it? Have you heard of the eCal software that you can create your own image on your computer, then hook up the computer to the eclips to cut the designs you make?