Sunday, July 11, 2010

Remember Sizzix? Well, They're Back!

Sizzix is back on the scrapbooking scene and back with a bang! They have a new machine, the Eclips that is much like the Cricut Expression except that it has a Handheld Remote Control and Cradle. Granted the machine is a little pricey but I'm believing that the retail price of $499 will come way down real soon.

Per Sizzix: Gone are the days of ragged paper edges, lopsided cutouts and hours of wasted time. Now is the time of the space-efficient, easy-to-use and affordable Sizzix System. Ellison developed the technology for the original Sizzix® Machine, and in 2001 the Sizzix brand was created and launched. Since then, Sizzix has developed a complete line of machines, dies and accessories. Sizzix machines are versatile and affordable, making them a hit with everyone from novices to professional designers. Sizzix has received numerous awards, including winning the Creating Keepsakes' Readers' Choice Award for Best Die-Cut Equipment every year since 2003. Sizzix is committed to helping individuals express their inner creativity through its innovative line of products. More information can be found at

Check out this introduction video and tons more for all the ins and outs of this new machine by clicking HERE.

The cartridges that are available right now can be seen by clicking HERE but I imagine they will be releasing tons more and soon. The price per cartridge varies...anywhere from $39 to $69 retail but I'm thinking that once they hit the stores and the completion starts we'll be able to get them much cheaper than that.

Here's just a few of the cartridges that are available:

Birthday & Bean Pole Cartridge

Flowers & Phrases Cartridges

Seasonal Cartridge

NOW, the big huge got-to-know question that is on EVERY bodies mind...will the cartridges work in the Expression? Inquiring minds want to know!!

Sizzix 655268 Big Shot Cutting-and-Embossing Roller-Style Machine


  1. So, have you found out? Do they work in the expression?

  2. I don't know yet, I'm hoping that someone that does will chime in. ~Linda

  3. I have used the machine at Archivers. The cartridges are MUCH smaller than the Cricut ones. On the Cricut carts the metal part than plugs into the machine is what?....about an inch? Maybe 1 1/4"? On the Eclips--the part than plugs into the remote....they don't plug into the machine...only the remote....are maybe a little over half --maybe 3/4 of an inch. I do not see how they could be compatible.

  4. I can't imagine they would make their carts compatible with the Cricut. Can you layer the images with different colors as easily as you can with the Cricut?

    Thanks for sharing this info!

  5. Thank you Deni for the information. Shoot! ~Linda

  6. Maybe someone will invent an adaptor :)