Review: Sizzix 661500 Big Shot Starter Kit (US Version)

Product: Sizzix
661500 Big Shot Starter Kit (US Version), White/Gray

Price: $113.47

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My Rating: 9 out of 10

Dimensions: 14.2 x 12.4 x 6.6 inches

Product Overview:

Sizzix is a very popular brand used among scrapbook lovers because it is known for its quality. This starter kit features a roller machine, called a Big Shot, that cuts and embosses. The Big Shot Start Kit comes with the Sizzix Machine, a multipurpose platform, 2 cutting pads, a small pack of paper, a few thinlit dies, a big die, and an embossing folder.

There are other machine accessories that are sold separately.

Sizzix Big Shot features a three-year limited warranty and does not use electricity to operate.

The directions come in a variety of languages, but if this proves to be too tedious for you, YouTube has multiple videos to show you how to operate this machine.


Sizzix Big Shot is very versatile because it works with the entire Sizzix product library (except for Big plus and Big Pro dies) and other brands’ dies and embossing tools. There are endless possibilities of what the Sizzix can help you with: scrapbooking, cards, home décor, fashion, altered art, quilting and more. The fact that the Sizzix Big Shot is completely portable makes it even more versatile.

Cut and Emboss?

The Sizzix Big Shot not only cuts. It embosses without heat as well. It does this by pressing an embossing folder design/decoration of your choice into the material. This is a wonderful way to add texture to your scrapbook projects.

This machine cuts and embosses many materials: card stock, chipboard, contact paper, cork, craft foam, craft metal, cross stitch canvas, papers, fabrics, felts, flexible magnet, foam, tins, leather, milk carton, shelf liner, sponge, and more.

The platform has diagrams on it to use as guidelines making it easy to sandwich the cutting pads together with your materials for a perfect cut or emboss every time.

I think that this machine is well worth the money because you will be able to make your own die cuts and textured card stock which will save you money in the long run, and you will also be able to use it for other random projects around the house as well.


This is a great starter kit for any beginner scrapbook enthusiast. It offers a lot of versatility, is portable, cut and embosses, and comes with everything you need to start trying your Sizzix Big Shot out immediately.

I hope this review was helpful. Please feel free to leave a comment below with any questions or comments you would like to add.

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