by Richelle Naegle
CGull just released the new Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote and there are two options to choose from:
- Black/White Damask Ultimate CGull Tote
- Chevron Ultimate CGull Tote
We also have Ultimate Tote & CAMEO 3 bundles available, so be sure to check those out if you need a new machine.
Many customers are wondering what the differences are when you compare it to existing craft bags. We decided to compare it to one of our favorites, so here it is: We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter's Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote.
Both of these companies are very good at what they do. We R Memory Keepers offers a number of popular products for all types of crafts. Although CGull has a variety of products, including their new Mini Die-Cutter/Embosser, they are mostly known for making great craft totes.
We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter's Bag
This classic rolling tote was revolutionary in the crafting world because it offers the convenience of 360-degree rolling capability. Also, organizationally-speaking, these We R totes were above and beyond anything other brands were offering scrapbookers. The front pocket allows you to perfectly store paper and other material while offering all kinds of internal pockets (and side pockets). The CGull counterpart offers these innovative components. Here is what sets the 360 Crafter's Bag apart from the Ultimate Machine Tote:
- There are many different patterns from which to choose so that you can match your bag to your personality.
- They offer a matching shoulder bag (sold separately).
- Fits smaller electronic machines and most manually-cranked die-cutters/embossers.
- Dimensions = 18" x 20" x 12"
The dimensions are too small to fit a big electronic craft machine, but that's OK if you don't use one. You'll appreciate the smaller and more manageable size.
CGull Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote
The designers took a lot of feedback from customers and also the great ideas that We R had and expanded on them to make their new round of CGull totes. Here is what sets the Ultimate Machine Tote apart from the 360 Bag:
- It's big enough to fit 2 machines and a laptop.
- It has many internal pockets.
- In addition to the front pocket for material, there is a back pocket for the same purpose.
- There are two patterns to choose from (black and white damask and multi-colored chevron).
- Dimensions = 23" x 20" x 11"
There really is no better way to store and transport your craft supplies, if you are dealing with machines, paper, tools, accessories, and embellishments.
As you can see in the images here in this post, Richelle was able to fit her Cricut Explore Air and her Sizzix Big Shot and she had plenty of room to spare.
Not pictured, the interior of the side pockets has little pockets made of netting within them which are perfect for holding loose nick nacks or cartridges.
Which Is the Best Craft Tote for You?
You really can't go wrong with either option, but if you have a Cricut Explore Air 2 or a CAMEO 3, then you should probably get the bigger Ultimate Scrapbooking Tote. If you don't use an electronic cutting machine, then you will probably just want to go with the bag design you like the most. One thing is for certain, you will love our all discount craft totes here at CraftDirect.com. While you're here, you might as well save on Silhouette machines or if you prefer, Cricut machines.