Why is Cricut discontinuing Cuttlebug?
Cricut is committed to making amazing products that expand the creative possibilities for all of our members. As we continue to come out with new products, sometimes we have to make hard decisions about existing product lines that we can no longer support. This year we’ve decided to discontinue Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug accessories. You can continue to find Cuttlebug products on Cricut.com, while they last, and at your favorite craft retail stores. We love your passion for our products and we appreciate your commitment to the Cricut brand.
What comes in the Cuttlebug box?
- Cricut Cuttlebug™ machine (3.69" tall x 16.10" wide x 7.30" deep. 5.25 lbs)
- A Plate – Spacer (approx.13mm - 0.5" thick)
- Two B Plates – Cutting (approx. 3mm - 0.12" thick each)
- One A2 embossing folder and two metal dies
- One 6" x 8" Rubber Embossing Mat (approx. 2mm - 0.09" thick)
How big is the mouth of the Cricut Cuttlebug machine?
The mouth of the Cuttlebug is 6 inches (15.2 cm).
What materials can I cut or emboss with my Cricut Cuttlebug™ machine?
Many different materials can be cut or embossed using your Cricut Cuttlebug machine. Try using cardstock, thin metal, thin wood, some fabrics, thin felt, poster board, chipboard, tissue paper, and fun foam just to name a few. The height of your cutting materials should not exceed 1/8". Attempting to cut through materials that exceed this height may result in incomplete cuts and may negate the machine’s warranty.
What brands of dies and embossing folders will work with my Cricut Cuttlebug™ machine?
The Cricut Cuttlebug machine is compatible with most leading brands of dies and embossing folders. The B Plates - Cutting, A Plate - Spacer, and C Plate - Adapter (sold separately) are different thicknesses so that you can mix and match. Find stacking suggestions for a variety of dies here.
For certain dies, shimming with thin layers of cardstock might be necessary to get a clean cut. Simply add extra pieces of cardstock beneath the die until you achieve the right amount of pressure for your die.
Can I use Cricut Cartridges with my Cuttlebug?
Cricut cartridges contain digital images that are used with Cricut electronic cutting machines; they are not compatible with the Cricut Cuttlebug. The Cricut Cuttlebug can use embossing folders and cutting dies to create elements that add dimension to your DIY projects.
Will Cricut Cuttlebug™ dies and embossing folders work in other die cutting machines?
It depends on what machine is being used. Some machines will not cut the dies, while others will. Some machines will break the paper while using an embossing folder and other machines will not provide an even emboss. You will need to contact the manufacturer of the machine to ask if their machine is compatible with Cricut Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders, and get suggestions for best results when using Cricut Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders with their machines.
What are the features of Cuttlebug folders?
Multiple Sizes & Borders: Starting in 2012, Cricut Cuttlebug folders were redesigned so that you can emboss a full A2 or 5" x 7" card or piece of paper. New folders also came with coordinating borders that are perfect for cards, envelopes, and other projects.
Folder Names: Starting in the spring of 2012, the names of new embossing folders are screen-printed directly on the folders for easy identification.
Continuous Embossing: Starting in the summer of 2012, Cricut released continuous embossing folders which allow you to emboss longer materials. These A2 and 5" x 7" embossing folders are specially designed with a gap in the folder hinge so that you can emboss longer strips of material.
Just place the material inside the embossing folder and run it through the Cuttlebug machine as normal. Then slip the embossed portion through the gap in the hinge. Align the embossed section with the design in the folder before running the folder through the machine again. Continuous embossing works best for folders that have a repeatable pattern.