Sizzix (also called Ellison Education) are a company who works with Tim Holtz and other designers to create an amazing collection of die cutting and embossing designs.
Sizzix manufacture products and tools that cut out, add dimension, emboss texture to visual arts projects, easily and quickly using high quality Die Cutting Templates, Tools, Accessories, Machines, Embossing Folders and more. Some names of die cutting templates are Thinlits, Framelits, Impresslits, Bigz ... Thinlits cut out one sheet of paper or thin card at a time, while Bigz dies are thick steel rule templates that will cut almost anything including acetate, vellum, paper, cardstock, fabrics, felts, canvas and thin magnetic sheeting (the soft fridge magnet kind).
Mix and match all the designs to create pieces to add to all kinds of visual arts mixed media projects including cardmaking, journaling, scrapbooking, quilting, embroidery, applique and home decor.
The NEW Big Shot Switch Machines - delayed but might still happen one day ... watch this space, we've been excitedly waiting since Jan 2020.
Sizzix and Tim's vintage suitcase styled electronic machine called Vagabond 2, has been retired to make way for the brand new Big Shot Switch Plus machine. Its an electronic machine that's easy to use, has pressure sensitive rollers and handy storage space. It will work with Thinlits, Bigz steel dies, Embossing Folders (and everything else we use a Sidekick, Big Shot or Vagabond for). From what I've been told, its a wider workspace than the Big Shot, more like the Plus machine. Ideal for quilting, bookmaking, mixed media and more. Will be worth the wait :)
Hopefully with an Australian plug too (this is yet to be confirmed), we have to wait and see! Price might be between $490-550, depending on Sizzix rrp, shipping to Oz and currency coversion.
Re Tim's "Vagabond 2s" ... is now sold out. You may still see them at other retailers if you'd like one but be aware that Sizzix states shipping outside of the USA voids its warranty. If anything goes wrong with it, none of us are covered. Contact Sizzix or myself for details.
Back to other products... Sometimes designs are hidden from view so you can see what's in stock easier. If you can't find something, sing out anytime.