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Username Post: Do I need a Big Shot & a Grand Calibre?        (Topic#1577519)
Henri Jean
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Just got a Joann's flyer and the Grand Calibre is 50% off today only online.

It's down to $69.00 - I just ordered the Big Kick.

Please tell me I don't need both! I don't think the Grand Calbre takes the thicker dies, but it will take some of the bigger ones.

Now I'm confused all over again!


 
Ohio4HMom
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In response to Henri Jean

unless you're going to get the grand nesties I think the big kick is plenty for you



 
Henri Jean
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In response to Ohio4HMom

Thank you - I was hoping someone would say that!


 
Ohio4HMom
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hoping I'm right thats how I justified it to myself


 
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  • stick on 06-14-12 07:43 AM
In response to Ohio4HMom

The only thing the GC does differently is take the biggest of the Grand Nesties, which is really only the very largest of the dies in a few of the sets. And no, it can't do thicker dies - so none of the Sizzix Bigz or Originals. You're better off sticking with the Big Shot and your Cricut, in my opinion.


 
Henri Jean
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In response to stick

Thanks Kara - that is exactly what I was hoping to hear!


 
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In response to Henri Jean

I have both (Well a GC and a Vagabond) only because I got the GC first and then decided I wanted to be able to cut other dies such as the Sizzix Big Dies. I love and use the both.



 
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  • LeeLo on 06-14-12 11:31 AM
In response to Mother Goose

I use a combination of my Big Shot and Cricut Expression. Between the 2 of them, I am pretty much covered!

Enjoy!!


 
SandraB.
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I have the Big Shot, the Grand Calibur and my Cricut. I like the Grand Calibur for cutting the bigger Nesties. Sometimes it's just easier to take it out than load up the Cricut. Just my thoughts, but if you aren't interested in the Grand Nesties than you will be fine with the Big Shot.


 
Henri Jean
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I let the Grand Calibre sale come and go yesterday. I haven't received my big shot yet and I think I want to get used to it first.

From most of the comments, I think that is all I will need. If I do find I need something that does bigger dies I guess I'll deal with that when I find it happens but from what has been posted, I don't think I will outgrow the Big SHot any time soon if ever.

ANother machine would just be a bonus! ANd maybe someday I'll do it but first I need to see how much I will use this one.


 
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Ooohhhh you're gonna LOVE your Big Shot!! Mine really gets a workout! You can do sooo many things with it!!

Not only can it cut paper and chipboard (even the thick stuff) and grungeboard and rubber and metal and plastic and sponge and felt and fabric, BUT it can also emboss those things beautifully!

AND if you ink or paint or even stamp on the insides of your embossing folders and run them through, your paper will have that pressed into it.

Sooo many things and sooo much fun!!
Enjoy your new toy!!!


 
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  • Kim222 Said:
Ooohhhh you're gonna LOVE your Big Shot!! Mine really gets a workout! You can do sooo many things with it!!

Not only can it cut paper and chipboard (even the thick stuff) and grungeboard and rubber and metal and plastic and sponge and felt and fabric, BUT it can also emboss those things beautifully!

AND if you ink or paint or even stamp on the insides of your embossing folders and run them through, your paper will have that pressed into it.

I just figured this out. I got the TH folders that are the woodgrain and the brick, and I love the look of that inked and embossed into the paper.


 
Henri Jean
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That is something I am going to have to try.


 
Sneezy1956
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In response to Henri Jean

I have both and use both but prefer my big kick because it takes all of the Tim Holtz dies And I use them all the time.


 
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In response to Sneezy1956

I LOVE my Big Shot. I have the qk squeeze, revolution, an older Bigkick (which is the same just different colors) and a vagabond..But i always go right to my big shot.

If your going to get into the 12 inch dies. I would recommend getting the 13 x 6 solo platform and shim. Plus the 12 inch cutting mat too.


 
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I have been able to cut any die 6 inches wide or smaller in my big shot From Spellbinders to Quickutz/Lifestyle Crafts to Cottage cutz.
Before you know it you will have a really nice die collection....




 
Henri Jean
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A nice die collection! I'm laughing. I got three sets of nesties before I ordered the Big Shot. Have got to figure out how to organize and store them.

I have got to control myself on buying dies - as if I had that much self control!


 
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Henri, I ordered the EZ Mount Stamp N Store panels. I saw a youtube video on them where they used these with the magnetic tape or magnetic sheets - glued/taped the magnet down on them and then the dies would store right on them in a 3 ring binder

I got them for $3.24 from J's for a pack of 5 because SB didn't have them in stock.



 
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  • stick on 06-18-12 02:02 PM
In response to Ohio4HMom

So far I'm really liking the new ArtBin magnetic storage system for all my thin dies.


 
Henri Jean
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Thanks for the tip on that!

I'm not clear where you glue the magnetic page. Uner the back or on top or inside the sleeve?


 
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