Username Post: Spellbinders Grand Calibur        (Topic#1564733)
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I presently have a Cuttlebug and was thinking of upgrading to the Spellbinders Grand Calibur. Anyone have this machine .... please share your opinion.
Thanks!


 
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I also have the Cuttlebug and just bought a Grand Calibur last month. LOVE IT. I got it for 40% off from Hobby Lobby. I just wrote a review with photos for the October issue of Scrap n' Art (it comes out Oct 1) if you're interested.


 
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Amy, thanks for your input and I look forward to your review. I could kick myself. HSN had it for $119 with 12 templates. But, I checked out HL online and I can use the 40% off coupon, so with shipping it's just under $90! I think that's a good deal. Now if I could find the space for it!!!!


 
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It's actually not that big considering the large cutting space. It's pretty light too, so moving it around isn't an issue


 
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I own it....it is really great!....also there is a stamp company that works with their products.....Heartfelt Creations....stop over to my gallery to see some great ideas that spellbinders can do....


 
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There are a lot of stamp companies that work with Spellbinders dies - check out the list on the Spellbinder website


 
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Thanks Amy! Heading on over!!!


 
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  • Here Kitty Said:
There are a lot of stamp companies that work with Spellbinders dies - check out the list on the Spellbinder website



Amy, if you get a chance, I would love a link. I just googled and cannot find a spellbinder site that has this list. I'm so darn challenged when it comes to computer stuff. Thanks!!!


 
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http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Home.aspx

Does anyone know if they're compatable w/ the bigkick?


 
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Good morning!

Thanks Monique! That's the website I found, but I don't see the list of companies, ie, Heartfelt creations....



 
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maybe they have something listed in the FAQ's section. That's where I found my answer - they do work w/ the bigkick.


 
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  • rubymillerand Said:
http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/Home.aspx

Does anyone know if they're compatable w/ the bigkick?



all the spellbinders work with the big kick/shot except for the very largest grand dies.


 
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thanks, I'd rather have those because the original dies are a pain to store.


 
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Hey girlies! I just placed all my Nesties in a binder by using adhesive magnetic tape. I saw this technique on YouTube and it works beautifully! Just wanted to share this....


 
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  • Anonymous on 11-30-11 10:04 AM
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Hi Linda!

Here's the FAQ link from our website that gives all the details on using other brand dies in our Grand Calibur Machine!
Spellbinders FAQ
Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues! We know you'll love your new Grand Calibur.


Edited by Spellbinders on 11-30-11 10:05 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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  • Spellbinders Said:
Hi Linda!

Here's the FAQ link from our website that gives all the details on using other brand dies in our Grand Calibur Machine!
Spellbinders FAQ
Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues! We know you'll love your new Grand Calibur.



Thanks so much for the link! I need to to find some quiet time to get acquainted with my new 'toy'!!!!! I'm used to working with the ridge down....so working with the ridge up I'm guessing one needs to tape an image or sentiment in place..... that make sense??


 
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Sorry, just saw this...
The links to companies that make stamps that coordinate can be found on the Community section of the website - where the blog is located.
http://spellbinderspapera rts.com/Community/Blog.aspx

Look for the Preferred Partners


 
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  • Linnny Said:
  • Spellbinders Said:
Hi Linda!

Here's the FAQ link from our website that gives all the details on using other brand dies in our Grand Calibur Machine!
Spellbinders FAQ
Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues! We know you'll love your new Grand Calibur.



Thanks so much for the link! I need to to find some quiet time to get acquainted with my new 'toy'!!!!! I'm used to working with the ridge down....so working with the ridge up I'm guessing one needs to tape an image or sentiment in place..... that make sense??




Not sure what you mean here - why would you have to work with the ridge of the die facing up?


 
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  • Here Kitty Said:
  • Linnny Said:
  • Spellbinders Said:
Hi Linda!

Here's the FAQ link from our website that gives all the details on using other brand dies in our Grand Calibur Machine!
Spellbinders FAQ
Please feel free to contact me if you have any issues! We know you'll love your new Grand Calibur.



Thanks so much for the link! I need to to find some quiet time to get acquainted with my new 'toy'!!!!! I'm used to working with the ridge down....so working with the ridge up I'm guessing one needs to tape an image or sentiment in place..... that make sense??




Not sure what you mean here - why would you have to work with the ridge of the die facing up?




That's what is causing me frustration. The directions read for cutting sandwich: "stack from the bottom up...stack grey A, die template ridge cutting edge up, media, and white plate." So by following these directions one has a very difficult time centering an image of sentiment to be cut. Are the directions not right? I appreciate all help!!!

Oh, and thanks for the link to the Spellbinder 'partners'. Wonderful!!!


Edited by Linnny on 12-01-11 11:45 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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I'd just stack it reverse. When I use nestles in my big kick, I do them cutting ridge down so I can see where I'm cutting.


 
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Yes, that's how I stack them in my Cuttlebug, with the ridge down so you can see where you are positioning it. Not sure why the instructions for the Calibur reverses it....I'll try it with the ridge down. Whatever has happened to me! I used to be such a rebel in the 1960's and now I hesitate to 'disobey' some written instructions!!!! Thanks again!


 
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Hehe!
Ultimately, it doesn't matter how you do it as long as you're cutting on the cutting plate.
Technically, all you'd have to do is turn over the sandwich in your hands once you're got it put together - then it will be the same as the written directions


 
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  • Anonymous on 12-05-11 09:20 AM
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HI Ladies!

As long as your cutting edge cuts into your cutting plate...

Typically, it's stacked with the base plate, then the die with the cutting edge up, then your medium, then the cutting plate.

I'm so excited to be able to chime in!

xo

Kelly


 
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I don't mean to steal the thread but I have the Grand Caliber and I bought a bunch of the Cuddlebug folders. I was not able to use them. Is there a "converting plate" I can buy so I can use the CB folders?


 
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The Spellbinders website has info like this on it, here is what they say:

How do I use a Cuttlebug Embossing Plus Folder in my Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom. Place the folder with cardstock on top of the A Base Plate and cover with the Tan Embossing Mat then the Grand Raspberry Plate. Insert into the front of the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine. Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.


 
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Thank you for your reply. I did find the information on the website earlier today and was able to purchase the Raspberry plate. I don't know why I didn't think about checking their website; after all, most vendors have their own sites these days! Thanks for taking the time.


 
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Glad you found it!


 
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