I have the plates with the little tool that you rub over it. It would probably be your cheapest option but I don't think it's the best. I want a cuttlebug. It does it quickly and if you time it right with a coupon, you can get it for $20 or so. This is one of the things on my Christmas list.
I got my Cuttlebug for 50% of at Michael's. I love it but I never seem to remember to use it but I just did on a LO last night.
I am very interested in a cuttlebug. I know I can look it up online, but is it yet another thing you have to buy "extras" to go with, or does it do multiple designs?
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DS #1 08-16-1999
The cuttlebug can sometimes be found for a steal. Unfortunately, you also have to buy plates or dies for it. The plates are $5-6.
I'm pretty sure I have talked myself into really wanting a cuttlebug but am having a hard time finding a great deal. I don't want to ask for it for Christmas because people will spend way more on it than they should. DH paid FULL PRICE for my baby Cricut when I could have saved him $100. Still makes me angry.
The embossing folders run around $5 but you can use a 50% off coupon for them, I think that's one of the cheapest scrapping items that I have bought.