Sizzix is a brand under the Ellison umbrella that produces die-cutting machines, dies, and accessories for the arts and crafts industry. The Sizzix Big Shot is an everyday use die-cutting machine, and is very similar to the now discontinued Ellison SuperStar Machine. It is light and portable and can be used to cut a variety of different materials and use several different dies. The Sizzix Big Shot benefits from the use of an included platform which allows you to cut thinner metal dies like the Sizzix Framelits. To find out what dies are compatible with the Sizzix Big shot visit our Machine Compatibility Guide.