Die Compatibility Guide

Our 6 inch (5.24 cm) or wider dies are not compatible with the CuttleBug

Original Sizzix™ Press

Ellison® manufactures the Sizzix™ System Converter. You will need to use the system converter along with a Spacer Plate and Embossing Mat to cut and emboss Dies.

CUT

  1. Place the Sizzix™ System Converter into the Sizzix machine.
  2. On the Cutting Pad, place paper to be cut, then Die, ridges down.
  3. Place the Spacer Plate over the Die.
  4. Use a 12x6 piece of cardstock and tri-fold to use as a shim. Place shim on top of Spacer Plate.
  5. Push through Sizzix™ Machine to cut.

EMBOSS

  1. After Cutting Die in Sizzix™ Machine, remove paper shim and spacer plate.
  2. Leave paper die cut in the die.
  3. Turn over die, placing it on Sizzix™ cut pad.
  4. Place Embossing Mat on top of Die.
  5. Place paper shim on top of Embossing Mat.
  6. Push through Sizzix™ Machine to emboss the die.

CuttleBug™ by Provocraft®

This machine is capable of cutting and embossing. You will need an Embossing Mat to emboss.

*Our 6 inch (5.24 cm) or wider dies are not compatible with the CuttleBug

CUT

Cutting Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. Stack plate (A) and plate (C)
  2. Place die (ridged cutting edge up)
  3. Place cardstock/material to be cut
  4. Place plate (B) on top
  5. Run through the Cuttlebug™ machine.

EMBOSS
Embossing Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

*Remove plate (C) for embossing sandwich

  1. Place plate (A) on bottom
  2. Leave die face up on plate (A) with die cut still in the die.
  3. Place Embossing Mat on top of the die.
  4. Use 2 or 3 pieces of cardstock to shim.
    *Cautionary Note: Using more than 3 pieces of cardstock to shim embossing sandwich will result in plate (B) breakage.
  5. Place two acrylic plates (B) on top of sandwich and run through Cuttlebug™ machine to emboss.

Big Kick Big Shot Vagabond

This machine is capable of cutting and embossing. You will need two Embossing Mats to emboss.

CUT

Cutting Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. Place platform down with all tabs closed.
  2. Place die (ridged cutting edge up)
  3. Place cardstock/material to be cut
  4. Place two Big Kick™/Big Shot™ acrylic mats on top of cardstock.
  5. Roll thru Big Kick™/Big Shot™ machine.

EMBOSS

Embossing Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. After cutting, remove acrylic mats. Leave die in place with paper die cut out still in the die on the multi-purpose platform.
  2. Place two Embossing Mats on top of die.
  3. Tri-fold one piece of 12x6 cardstock for a shim and place on top of the Embossing Mats.
  4. Place one Big Kick™/Big Shot™ acrylic plate on top and run thru the Big Kick™/Big Shot™ machine.

Ebosser™ by Craftwell

This machine is capable of cutting & embossing dies. You will need the Universal Adapter Set for eBosser™ to cut & emboss.

CUT

Cutting Sandwich (stack from bottom up starting with step 1)

  1. Stack Platform (C), Shim (E), Platform (D) and Platform (B).
  2. Place Die template (ridged cutting edge up)
  3. Place cardstock/material to be cut
  4. Place Platform (A) on top of cardstock/material
  5. Run through the eBosser™ machine
    *Shim E & the Magnetic Shim Are Interchangeable

EMBOSS

Embossing Sandwich (leave Platforms from step 1 above intact after cutting)

  1. After cutting remove Platform (A), leave die in place with die cut still intact
  2. Place Embossing Mat on top
  3. Place Platform (A) on top
  4. Run through the eBosser™ machine

Grand Calibur™

CUT

Cutting Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. Stack grey plate (A), Die template (ridged cutting edge up), Media and White Plate (C)
  2. Keep the sandwich flat and straight. Insert into the Grand Calibur tray.
  3. Turn the handle until the sandwich comes out the other side of the machine.
  4. Remove the sandwich
  5. Open the sandwich and remove your project.

EMBOSS

Embossing Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. Stack grey plate (A), Die template (ridged cutting edge up) with your cut media still in the die, Tan Embossing Mat and Pink Embossing Plate (B).
  2. Keep the sandwich flat and staright. Insert into the Grand Calibur tray.
  3. Turn the handle until the sandwich comes out the other side of the machine.
  4. Remove the sandwich
  5. Open the sandwich and remove your project.

Revolution™ by QuicKutz™

This machine is capable of cutting & embossing small dies.

CUT

  1. Place die onto Revolution platform (ridged cuting edge up).
  2. Place paper or cardstock on top of die.
  3. Place acrylic cutting mat on top of die.
  4. Roll thru Revolution machine.

EMBOSS

  1. Remove acrylic cutting mat.
  2. Leave die in place with die cut still inside die.
  3. Place embossing pad on top of die.
  4. Place acrylic embossing mat on top.
  5. Roll thru Revolution machine.

Crossover II by Crafter's Edge

This machine is capable of cutting and embossing, although you'll need an additional Embossing Mat to emboss.

Cut

Cutting Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. Adjust Pressure setting to 3
  2. White Base Plate
  3. Place die (ridged cutting edge up)
  4. Place cardstock/materials to be cut
  5. Clear Top Plate
  6. Roll through Crossover II machine.

Emboss

Embossing Sandwich (stack from bottom up)

  1. After diecutting, remove Clear Top Plate, leave die in place with diecut still intact
  2. Place an embossing mat on top
  3. Replace Clear Top Plate
  4. Adjust pressure setting until sandwich passes through easily

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