One of the coolest parts of the Craft and Hobby Association show was seeing all of the new crafting products that have just been released. While I was there I saw every type of die cutting machine imaginable, and even some that I’d never heard of before. There was a machine to cut fondant for cake decorating, a machine specifically for journal making, a machine that cut fabric, and even a machine that didn’t use a cutting mat!
The eclips machine by Sizzix was by far the coolest. Two unique features of this machine are its ability to score card stock (instead of merely cutting it) and its pen holder accessory, which allows you to replace the blade with a pen or marker and use your machine to draw instead of cut. We took a video of a Sizzix representative demonstrating the eclips’ ability to cut a party favor bag and draw a design on it. Check it out!
If you’ve already got a die cutting machine that you love, here are 20 projects to do with it, plus learn how to use your die cutting machine in unexpected ways.