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20 Best Die Cutting Machines for DIY Moms and Dads (2018 List)

If you’re in to arts and crafts, don’t start another project until you’ve got your hands on one of these die cutting machines. Whether you go for a manual machine with levers or an electronic machine that’s Bluetooth enabled, you’ll be able to cut and emboss paper, leather, fabric and more in minutes.

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Cricut Maker

Cricut Maker

Don’t waste your time with fabric scissors – the Cricut Maker cuts through fabrics with ease, as well as other materials such as paper, leather, and balsa wood. With just a few clicks, it handles the cutting and marking, so you can focus on your sewing.Prices vary

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine Starter Bundle

Spellbinders Platinum 6 Die Cutting Machine Starter Bundle

If the kids have recently got in to die cutting, add this starter bundle to your cart to keep them busy during the holidays. With a Platinum 6 die cutting and embossing machine, a multi-purpose craft tool and a number of die sets, they can practice cutting over 40 different materials.

Prices Vary


Bira Craft Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Bira Craft Die Cutting & Embossing Machine

Using the 2 levers, you can adjust the distance between the rollers as well as increase or decrease the pressure within this die cutting and embossing machine, which is one of the simplest on the market. The compact design can also be stored away in a cupboard when it’s not in use.

$124.99


Cricut Explore Air Die-cutting Machine

Cricut Explore Air Die-cutting Machine

Go for gold with the Cricut Explore Air die cutting machine and Anna Griffin® content bundle. You can connect wirelessly to this smart white machine through the embedded Bluetooth, using your own sketches or Anna’s festive, gold-toned designs to create cut outs for projects from scrapbooking to card making.

$449.95


Gemini Jr by Crafter's Companion

Gemini Jr by Crafter's Companion

It may be small, but the Gemini Jr die cutting and embossing machine includes everything you need to create high-quality cut outs. It comes with 3 metal dies, and with edge to edge cutting, you can use more than one die at once to create intricate designs.

$161.06


Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle

Cricut Explore Air 2 Machine Bundle

Cricut’s fastest cutting machine, the Explore Air 2 makes it even easier to cut over 100 different materials from paper to leather. Use the Design Space app to get creative wherever you are on your smartphone or tablet. It’s free to upload your own designs, too.

$319.99


Silhouette Curio Digital Crafting Machine

Silhouette Curio Digital Crafting Machine

Whether you want to sketch, stipple or etch, you can do it with the Silhouette Curio machine – there are even 3 methods of embossing. And with the dual carriage you can create different effects at the same time as you watch your designs take shape before your eyes.

Prices Vary


Sizzix Big Shot Pro Cutting Embossing Machine

Sizzix Big Shot Pro Cutting Embossing Machine

The Big Shot Pro machine works with any Sizzix die or embossing folder to cut a number of different materials to use for projects with the kids from quilting to scrapbooking. Compatible with most brands of steel-rule dies, it has an industrial-strength roller to create professional-looking cut outs.

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Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint

Cricut Explore Air 2 Mint

Cut and write up to twice as fast with the Cricut Explore Air in mint green, which will look elegant in your home. With the holidays fast approaching, you can use the machine to make decorations, as well as to write greeting cards and invitations.

$160.55


Cheery Lynn Designs Big Sister Die Cut & Emboss Machine

Cheery Lynn Designs Big Sister Die Cut & Emboss Machine

With crossover technology, the Big Sister die cut and emboss machine is designed to be more suitable for paper-cutting, which makes it ideal for creating decorations, party favors and much more. It has fold out sides and a magnetic handle so you can store it away easily when you’ve finished.

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Brother ScanNCut2 Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

Brother ScanNCut2 Home and Hobby Cutting Machine

Add a touch of sparkle to your projects with this ScanNCut2 die cutting machine with a rhinestone trial kit – the set includes everything you need to add rhinestones to your designs, bringing glamor to party invitations for the holidays (or the kids’ art project).

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Sizzix Vagabond 2 Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz

Sizzix Vagabond 2 Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz

No, it’s not a battered, old suitcase – open it up to reveal a die cutting and embossing machine, which is both portable and powerful. Use it to cut a number of different materials without being slowed down by motor jams. It also works with other brands’ dies and embossing tools.

$369.89


Cricut EasyPress

Cricut EasyPress

Customize the kids’ clothes and accessories with the Cricut EasyPress. In just 3 steps, you can add transfers to t-shirts and tote bags in less than 60 seconds. Unlike a household iron, it produces dry, even heat to make sure your transfers look professional every time.

$139.99


Cricut Cuttlebug Machine

Cricut Cuttlebug Machine

The kids won’t be complaining that they’re bored during the holidays with this Cuttlebug machine, which they can even take with them to Granny’s. The light, compact design uses unique rolling technology, so they can cut and emboss shapes for their scrapbooking or school projects.

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Gemini by Crafter's Companion

Gemini by Crafter's Companion

Cut and emboss with this Gemini bundle. The twin-function machine is fast and quiet, while the large platform allows you to cut multiple dies at the same time. This set includes 16 different dies to help you to get started, as well as 3 embossing folders.

$169.99


DOCrafts Xcut Xpress A4 Die-Cutting Machine

DOCrafts Xcut Xpress A4 Die-Cutting Machine

Have you thought about making your own greeting cards for the holidays this year? The DOCRAFTS Xcut Xpress is perfect for paper crafting and includes 2 plates and a shim. The kids will enjoy getting involved with card-making for their school friends too.

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SHZOND Embossing Machine

SHZOND Embossing Machine

Step up your card-making in time for Christmas with this embossing machine. The heavy-duty, steel machine is more delicate than it looks – you can adjust the character depth to spell out messages to loved ones (as well as a special message for Santa) using 72 English letters, Arabic numerals and symbols.

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Sizzix Fabi Cutting/Embossing Machine Starter Kit

Sizzix Fabi Cutting/Embossing Machine Starter Kit

This stylish grey and turquoise machine cuts fabric shapes, including cotton, batting and wool, so you can make beautiful items for your home. The Fabi machine comes with a pair of standard cutting pads, as well as a large flower-print die to start you off.

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Sizzix 660425 Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine

Sizzix 660425 Big Shot Cutting/Embossing Machine

Be a big shot with your kids when it comes to crafts with this die cutting and embossing machine. With just a couple of turns of the handle, you can cut out paper, felt or fabric to use in scrapbooking, fashion, and jewelry making. If scissors can cut it, so can the Sizzix Big Shot.

$116.53


Evolution Advanced Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine

Evolution Advanced Die-Cutting and Embossing Machine

A universal platform for cutting, embossing and letter pressing, give your muscles a work out as you turn the handle of this manual machine that’s great for crafting on-the-go. If you’d rather save your energy, you can get an attachable motor to make light work of your paper crafting.

Prices Vary

3 Fun Diy Die Machine Projects

Free Hogwarts House Crests Cut Tutorial

Free Hogwarts House Crests Cut Tutorial

They may still be waiting for their letter from Hogwarts, but in the meantime your little wizards can take a quiz to find out their house and get stuck in to making these crests. Dust off your Cricut and read the article to find out what you’ll need.

How to Make Vinyl T-Shirts with Cricut Machine

How to Make Vinyl T-Shirts with Cricut Machine

Don’t throw away clothes the kids hardly wear just yet – grab your Cricut along with heat transfer vinyl to make their old t-shirts look like new. Check out this post to see what to do, as well as where you can find free fonts and images to use.

Diy Drawing and Writing Cricut Guide

Diy Drawing and Writing Cricut Guide

Who doesn’t wish for neater handwriting, especially when writing a greeting card? Have a look at this article to find tips on how to use your Cricut pens to draw and write, so you can work on professional-looking sketches and calligraphy when you put pen to (virtual) paper.
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