Getting ready to make cards. I wanted something that would help me create them fast and still look creative. WOW, I love the Creatopia and all the stuff I got, Patternz to do some really cool border embossing, I even moved my border over to make my 4" x 6" cards with stars all over them. Love, love the Cutz, postage and scallop are my favorites and also used the scoring too. Now I have put fancy edges on my cards. 12" wide so you can run alot of paper thru too.Yes mass producing holiday cards was made easy.
I love to scrap, but I equally love to sew and craft. This is the perfect tool for me. The new fabric adhesive is wonderful. Just send your fabric through the machine, cut out and apply! It makes appliques so much easier and enjoyable. The cutting designs and embossing designing are so much fun and add to my pages and cards. I love this machine. It is not only verstile, but easy, easy, easy to use! Thanks Xyron!
I bought the Creatopia for the purpose of having ability to glue 12" paper, and it does that well. I like the 12" fabric adhesive also. I am waiting for the 12" embossing rollers to come available. Have been told they won't ship from China until March 2010.
The machine has a large footprint; the features are nice: full 12" embossing, embossing edges only, 12" gluing, ability to cut multiple strips, die cutting... but all this comes at a steep price. Each component is, in my opinion, pricey. I have two nice embossing/cutting manual machines and will not order the component to the Creatopia that does that.
I have found the cutting blade units to be hard to snap onto the bar. I emailed Provocraft and they told me that is normal.
Would I recommend this to a friend: No due to cost of everything.