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Cricut Cuttlebug FAQ

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 6x8 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.