How to Choose the Right Die For Your Die Cutting Machine

Use this guide to learn and understand all the dies that are available and their compatibility with the leading die-cutting machines!

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Tattered Lace

Perfectly suited for any manual machine that we sell, Tattered Lace Dies are beautifully intricate patterns that will add delicate decorations to your work. The range features essential dies through to monumental moments and panorama collections. With the correct platforms and base plates, the dies will smoothly run through all die cutting machines for a great way to complement your papercraft work. With up to 300 dies from, including some online-exclusive dies, the ever-popular Tattered Lace range is our biggest die collection yet!


The Sizzix die range consists of various collections by different renowned designers featuring projects such as card die sets, frames, decorative trims, floral layers and lots more! Some of the Sizzix dies are compatible with our machine range, however the Bigz dies are very thick and need to be used with the Sizzix Big Shot machine.

First Edition

First Edition dies are for creating delicate little shapes and intricate details. These steel dies are typically sets of miniature dies, packed together to represent a single theme. Pick out cogs, frames, windows, boats and more – there’s something for everyone in the First Edition collection! Choose these small steel dies if you want to want to add small details to your cards and scrapbooks!


These beautiful intricate dies offer a breath-taking complex addition to your papercraft projects. The range features a variety of designs that are ideal for both card making and scrapbooking. The Spellbinders dies fit in most machines with the larger A4 dies only fitting in bigger die cut machines like Xcut Xpress, Grand Calibur, Big Shot Plus and the Cut N Boss.


This comprehensive range of dies feature the highest grade of carbonated steel allowing the dies to easily cut through materials such as fabric. The collection features project sets such as build-a-scene, bag and tag a well as sentiments and essential nesting dies. The Xcut dies fit in most machines with the larger A4 dies only fitting in bigger die cut machines like Xcut Xpress, Grand Calibur, Big Shot Plus and the Cut N Boss.

Tonic Studios

This range of dies are super simple to use with clean results every time. This range is one of the most experimental with interchangeable die designs features holes that can be filled with other smaller dies! Tonic Studio dies will fit in most machines, just make sure you have the right adapter plate!


Predominantly for card making, this die range includes a create-a-card collection and essential decorative pieces to finish your designs. The dies are fantastic for seasonal events and will fit in most of the die cutting machines we sell with the appropriate adapter plate.


Fiskar dies are to only be used with the Fiskars Fuse Die Cutting Machine which can die cut, press a texture pattern and ink the pattern all by one pass through the machine. These chunky dies will cut through thicker materials that are ideal for gift tags, sentimental messages and dimensional embellishments!

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