The Sizzix Big Shot Machine works in exactly the same way as the Ellison SuperStar Machine… but opens up a whole new world of opportunities!
Since 2005, the Big Shot has become a staple of the creative consumer market, being used everyday by home crafters and teachers alike. Now is the time reap the benefits for yourself! Many of your parent volunteers may already be using this fantastic machine for their own creations at home. This portable machine is ideal to transport between home and the classroom and is compatible with the entire Sizzix product library (excluding Plus and Pro dies), and can be used for a whole host of creations for your learning environment, from uplifting décor to engaging lesson plans.
The Big Shot in a sleek white and gray color scheme comes with a pair of cutting pads, PLUS an additional platform! This platform allows you to use Sizzix wafer-thin Framelits dies in addition to steel-rule Bigz and AllStar dies.
The extra platform
The additional platform that accompanies the Big Shot machine as standard, gives extra height to the cutting capabilities, and therefore allows thinner dies such as Sizzix Framelits to be used and opening up a whole range of additional dies and shapes to be explored. The diagrams on the Platform and Thin Die Adapter offer easy guidelines about how to make the perfect Sizzix sandwich.
More variety with Framelits dies
Framelits are nesting dies of the same shape in various sizes, and are perfect for framing and cropping photos and text such as children's names, as unlike with Bigz you can see exactly where you want to cut.
They are also perfect for layering and adding interesting dimension to classroom displays and teaching basic shapes. Framelits are small, lightweight, easy to store and will cut one sheet of paper, lightweight cardstock, adhesive sheets and vellum, plus getting up to 8 dies in one pack, they are great value!
If you already have the Ellison SuperStar machine, you too can use these wafer-thin dies, all you need to do is purchase a platform and follow the instructions printed on it.
Don't forget about Bigz dies
Our steel-rule Bigz and AllStar dies have been a staple of the Ellison Education catalog for many years and work perfectly on the Big Shot. These dies cut almost anything including cardstock, felt, fabric, foam, magnet, leather, craft aluminium and many other materials. You can cut multiple layers with these dies through one pass through the Big Shot making it a quick and easy solution to lesson planning and classroom décor.Shop Bigz
See them in action!
Stuck for ideas?
All of our Sizzix and Ellison dies are designed with you in mind to suit a wide range of curriculum and ages and we have created a whole host of ideas for lessons, room décor and much more.
Already have a SuperStar Machine?
If you already have the SuperStar Machine, you’ll be used to using Bigz dies. But with the addition of the Multi-PurposePlatform, you too can use Framelits dies! Simply follow the instructions printed on the platform and start creating!Shop Platform