Hi Everyone!As I took my class tools back to my craft room, there sat my Cricut die-cutting machine next to my Big Shot (113439). The Cricut was my first introduction to die cut images. Oh the joy! It truly is a fabulous craft tool. Then came my Stampin' UP! following and I just had to 'have' a Big Shot. Another joy! I've been asked which do you like better? For me, the answer is I like them both! as they serve different purposes. The Cricut allows for lots, I mean TONS, of different die images and sizes variations. I love that. The Big Shot, however, has taken up residence in my toolkit similar to a good pair of paper scissors, a trimmer, adhesive, bone folder etc…It's hard these days for me to make a card without wanting to add a 'lil somethin' somethin' from the Big Shot as it not only can die cut, but can texturize and emboss too. And it cuts fabric, which is trending as a hybrid with papercrafting and quilters love the images. Thanks for reading my random die-cutting thoughts this Sunday and Happy Crafting! ~Dee