...BUT...there are a lot of them out there! and of course i'm thinking about ebaying for a used (cheap-ish? with some dies?) one, which i guess means the options are not even limited to the ones that are sold in stores now! yikes.
i think i want a mechanical one rather than the computery type. i have some really fun ideas regarding custom chipboard alphabets and accents (...like gluing various types of paper to the board and then cutting letters and shapes...) or even cutting fabric, maybe? and the wishblade types only work on paper at the very thickest, right?
i was soooooo excited when the latest CK mag said they'd be comparing 7 or 8 models...but then i came away with more questions than i went in with!
...SO...if you have a die-cutter--or experience using them--can you help me, please?! is there one you adore...or wouldn't take if it were given to you, giftwrapped? do you use yours more or less than you expected? do you have any pet peeves or warnings or things you'd do differently if you were choosing now??
if you have a mechanical one, do you feel like you have enough variety of choices? are there lots of alphas? are they super-expensive?! is there flexibility between old and new models sharing dies--is there ANY flexibility between different makes sharing dies? can you easily cut chipboard with paper glued onto it?? can you cut fabric? can you emboss?! (this is something that never occurred to me...until i saw the very, very cool stuff june and her friend tracy have made with the embossing thingie on cuttlebug!)
if you have any opinion, advice, tips or hints, i welcome them most gratefully!!! you can leave a comment, or email me directly if you prefer. (email@example.com) tell yer friends...tell yer granny...tell yer granny's friends... (sigh) i'm soooooo confused!