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 Sizzix.com.
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
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