This has been such a great and helpful thread. I don't do much scrapbooking so I've kind of ignored it the past few years. But I've been kind of obsessed with making tags for totes and things like that I sell, so I got a punch, but it doesn't really work very well. So I was looking at something called the Cricut which does alll sorts of amazing things but it's $300 and the cartridges are expensive. I try to avoid expensive gadgets because I'll never get my money's worth and I'm afraid to break it.
Anyway, I'm kinda obsessed with Sizzix now, especially after reading this thread. According to the Sizzix web site there is something new called a "Bigkick" which seems identical to the Sizzix but bigger? It also says it will cut fabric and other things! Since I lurv to do applique, this would be awesome! Especially if I could find some dies in greek letters because I am starting to get into doing sorority things. (I live in a college town and there is a huge market for sorority/fraternity items).
I went to Michaels today and almost bought one with my coupon but they didn't have ANY dies. Joanns had more but they had marked it down $10 so I could use the coupon. I think I'm going to wait and order the Bigkick off eBay so I can get the really big dies as well.
I can't wait to try this coke can dog tag necklace - I know my daughter will love it!!!