The Cricut Cuttlebug Cutting Machine Reviewed | Versatile and practical

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  July 8, 2021

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Let me start by saying that users love their Cuttlebug machine.

The Cricut Cuttlebug is an embossing and cutting machine designed by Provo Craft. It is a versatile and sturdy device that you will enjoy for a long time.

Cricut Cuttlebug Reviewed

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The Cricut Cuttlebug cutting machine is very well built. The sides of the machine can be folded and stored.

When the sides are flipped open for use, suction is activated under the machine, securing the machine to the table.

This suction prevents the machine from moving when the materials are being machined. Sometimes creatives need all the space, and this machine doesn't get in the way easily.

It also comes with a handle. The machine weighs only 3,5 kg, which means you can take it with you and use it anywhere.

The dimensions of the device are 13 inches in length, 6,5 inches in width and 11 inches in height.

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Using Cuttlebug

To use the Cuttlebug, use the spacer and cutting plates to make a sandwich with your embossing or die cutting folder.

This sandwich is rolled through the machine by turning the handle where the material is embossing or being cut.

Cutting, embossing and punching is quick and easy. It is also safe for children to use.

The materials can be fed through either side of the machine, so everything works the same whether you're right-handed or left-handed.

As with all cutting machines, the dies are cut into the inserts. Over time, however, these plates damage and deform.

It is better to designate one plate as a “cutting board” and keep the other plate upside down. When the cutting board starts to warp, turn it over to use the other side.

Watch this video to see this slicer in action:

What Can the Cuttlebug Cut?

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Cuttlebug can cut a wide spectrum of materials, including:

Please note that the height of the cutting materials should not exceed 3 millimeters (or 1/8 inch). Forcing the materials through the machine can cause them to get stuck.

Read also: Die-cut fabric flowers with your Cuttlebug in 6 easy steps


Cuttlebug is easy to maintain and requires nothing more than to keep the unit clean.

If you treat the machine well and don't force anything during use, it should last a long time.

The machine comes with a 1 year warranty.


The Pros and Cons of the Cricut Cuttlebug

Cricut Cuttlebug cutting machine reviewed how to use it

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Would you rather have an electronic cutting machine? Check out my review of the Cricut 29-0001


This machine is of high quality and certainly has useful features to help you create impressive designs. It has a fresh color, and the handle makes it easy to use.

It is a small device that does not take up much space; it's a powerful machine that makes it one of the best slicers out there.

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child, he came into contact with everything around games when his mother started the Tin Soldier in Ede. Since 2016, he and his team have been creating helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.