I love die-cutting machines for more reasons than one! They have allowed me to take crafting to a whole new level and my projects look really professional now, but more than that they have allowed me to incorporate a lot of recycling into my projects. I especially love the Sizzix Big Shot! It is so powerful and cuts through most materials easily. I have to date been through plastic of many varieties, fabric, corrugated card, packaging board, soda cans and much much more!