About Craft Machines
Making cards, layouts, and home decor without the best craft machines is like sewing without a sewing machine. There are four main types of crafting machines that we carry here at CraftDirect.com:
- Die-cutting machines - there are two main types of die-cutters: manually operated die-cutters/embossers and electronic cutters.
- Foil machines - fuse foil to toner for fun and brilliant designs.
- Other specialty machines - stamp-making, typewriters, etc.
Types of Craft Machines
There are many different machines, and they all perform somewhat unique functions. Some machines are designed to fuse foil, some emboss, and some just cut beautiful images, shapes, and fonts. There are even scrapbooking machines that integrate with computers (wirelessly), but if you don't like technology, there are machines that you can operate the good old-fashioned way. The type of papercraft project and how technologically savvy you are should determine the best craft machine for you.
Electronic Craft Cutting Machines
Craft-cutting machines are perfect for crafters who do a lot of scrapbooking, home decorating, card-making, etc. Sometimes, you can write and draw with these scrapbooking machines and create your own paper. Remember, they can cut all kinds of material, including leather, cardstock, vellum, vinyl, etc. We have a large selection of electronic die-cutting machines to choose from:
Traditional Die Cut & Emboss Machines
Cut and emboss using these more traditional craft machines. To cut, you use dies and cutting pads, and you make a sandwich with your material and die, and then you run it through your machine. You follow the same process with an embossing folder (in place of the die) to emboss your material. We carry the following:
- Sizzix Big Shot
- Cricut Cuttlebug
- and the Evolution Advanced
This is the latest and greatest addition to our lineup of craft machines. Nothing can achieve a professional look like a foiled embellishing touch can bring to your project. Foil fusion is taking over card-making and scrapbooking, and you have to try one of these options:
- MINC machines
- Heatwave system
Specialty Craft Machines
These specialty items come and go, so check back frequently for fun and awesome solutions for unique crafting. Over the years, we've had stamp-making machines, screen-printing machines, typewriters, multi-purpose machines, and more.
Buy Scrapbooking Machines Online
We are here to help you find the best scrapbooking machine for your personality and needs. As you scroll through our site, you can read about the many different machines we have to offer. Each machine has a unique ability, and finding the one that is right for you is important. Don't let yourself get overwhelmed with the many choices. We are here to assist you with any questions you may have. Let us help you find your new craft machine.
Be sure to check out our craft blog for inspiration using your machine.