The Makery

User Guide: Sizzix Big Shot


What is it?

The Sizzix Big Shot Machine offers plenty of  versatility of working with the entire Sizzix product library (with the exception of Bigz Plus and Bigz Pro dies). If that wasn’t big enough, this portable roller machine cuts and embosses many different materials. Create your own one-of-a-kind cards, invitations, scrapbook pages, home décor, fashion, altered art, quilting and much more!

What can I do?

The Sizzix Big Shot is create for embossing patters, cutting shapes, or creating intricate designs for custom cards, banners, scrap booking pieces, and more.

What does the Makery provide?

  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • Plates A, B, and C
  • Die cuts
  • Embossing folders

What do I need?

  • 20-100 lb. Paper


Where can I buy materials?

Elmhurst Public Library does not endorse nor profit from these links. These are suggestions of where you can purchase items to use in the Makery but are by no means an exhaustive list. 

Reserve the Sizzix


  • Call (630) 279-8696 or email about your reservation
  • Reservations are limited to one-hour
  • One reservation a day
  • Maximum of two upcoming reservations
  • Reservation requests can be made every week starting Monday at 9:00 a.m.