Yesterday I received a new toy, a Sizzix die cutter. One of the reasons I chose the Sizzix was because it does not require electricity or batteries. I purchased the Big Shot model from Joann.com. I chose this model because it is advertised as having the ability to cut fabrics easily. I also purchased a flower die and some textures/embossing dies. I cut both paper and wool with the flower die and it worked easily. I couldn't use the texture dies because I didn't have a silicone mat.
I have ordered some dies from Sizzix.com the dies I ordered were are all on sale so I was able to get them for a very reasonable cost. Hopefully they will be here tomorrow.
I also stopped at Joann fabrics today and purchased a Texture starter kit. The starter kit includes the die so now I can use the embossing dies. It is really fun to load the machine turn the handle and see the results.
I look forward to using my toy quite a bit in the future.