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AllStar Die Cutting System Review by Lisa Barthuly

AllStar Die Cutting System
25862 Commercentre Drive
Lake Forest, CA 92630

Ellison's AllStar is just that--an all-star! Like all the other Ellison products we've used, it is a winner! We love to scrapbook and make our own cards, and my 9-year-old makes full-blown stories and scenes from paper. We love to get creative with paper around here! Ellison makes it easy and fun and gives such attractive results!

The AllStar is a heavy-duty, high-quality die cutting machine. Ellison creates a whole line of dies, and the list of possibilities is endless. These are so fun for the children to use. Using die cuts from Ellison makes a project on stars come to life! Making cards for others takes on a whole new level of creativity with an assortment of dies to choose from!

This machine is the essence of simplicity to use, and it cuts perfectly every time! With a drawer to hold your cutting pads and shims, the AllStar allows you to keep everything in one spot. They even made the AllStar with a locking handle! I love that feature!

The AllStar is compact enough for taking to scrapbooking get-togethers or homeschool co-ops (although it is a bit heavy). Or you could always take along the portable little "Sidekick" that Ellison makes (see our review on Ellison's Sidekick).

All in all, you will not go wrong with Ellison for exceptional quality, high performance, and durability--not to mention variety! Their seemingly endless assortment of dies and accessories allows you to get as creative as you want and come up with all sorts of ideas for homeschool projects and more. Absolute recommendation from this homeschool family!

Product review by Lisa Barthuly and family, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, April 2006