The Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine has been improved and redesigned. The GC-200 die cutting and embossing machine now comes in a beautiful teal color and has a new logo. It also has a stronger support beam and gears. The GC-200 has an 8 1/2"-wide cutting platform, which is the widest in its category. As a result, it is capable of cutting all the leading Spellbinders dies (including Nestabilities, Die D-Lites, In'spire, Shapeabilities and more) as well as most wafer-thin dies from other companies. Included in the package is one Grand Calibur Machine, a set of plates (Grey Base Plate, White Cutting Plate, Pink Embossing Plate), a Tan Embossing Mat (which contains Natural Rubber Latex, NRL), and an easy-to-read instruction booklet. The approximate dimensions of the machine are 16"L x 6 1/4"W x 7 3/4"H, including the handle. The Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine comes with a limited one (1) year warranty. They are warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and materials. SpellbindersÂ® will repair or replace a defective product or parts without charge with proof of purchase within the one year warranty. If the product is damaged due to misuse or neglect, the warranty is null and void.
I've been wanting this for a year, since I bought my Big Shot, and I finally went out and bought it,,,,,,,I agree with the other reviewers,,,,,the smoothness of the rolling action is amazing! It cuts with one pass on dies that I normally have to put through 3 times on my Big Shot, and it embosses VERY deeply.
I wish it cut the thicker dies like TH, I have to keep my Big Shot for that, but what it DOES do (nesties) it does amazingly well!
Used in this card: Guy's birthday cards
I love how smooth and easy the Grand Calibur is compared to the Cuttlebug. You can turn it with very little effort at all. I also like how they label the plates with what they are, so you do not have to remember.. and how they are color coated.
Love how deeply it embosses too. I really recommend this for your die cutting/ embossing needs.
Used in this card: Over the top
This is my first and only die cutting machine. I have been scrapping for YEARS but held off on getting into the die cutting because I couldn't find something I was 100% happy with, until this machine came out! I am so happy I waited, it was worth it. The ONLY complaint I can offer is that the handle squeaks when you turn it, but I don't care because what it can create is amazing!
Used in this image: Recycled metal embellishment leaves
I spent hours researching which die cut/embossing machine to buy, not to mention watched dozens of videos to compare the machines, before I decided on the Spellbinders Grand Calibur. It not only produces deep, beautiful embossing, it cuts out intricute dies like butter. Just to be safe, I always do 2-3 passes for my intricate dies and this little machine has never failed me yet. Sometimes the die cuts literally fall out themselves. I also like the wide, 8.5" opening of the tray. I don't use the suction very often, but when I do, it holds the unit solidly in place. Like another reviewer mentioned, the handle does squeak, but for the results you get, that squeaking is music to my ears. The adapter (raspberry) plate does not come with the unit, but I bought mine at Amazon. I LOVE my little Grand Calibur!
A great addition to my crafting stash! Easy to use and performs beautifully. Love the Grand Calibur dies. Perfect for fabulous scrap book pages. Overall I am delighted with this purchase and look forward to buying more of the dies. Great sale price for this machine! Thanks Scrapbook.com!
This is right up my alley....no tech knowledge needed...just make like an organ grinder and out of the machine comes the prettiest shapes and embossing. I've been stocking up on dies and cutting out stuff....now to actually put something on a layout or card.
Used in this layout: A Victorian Wedding*
I have had several die-cutting machines over the past few years, and the Grand Calibur is by far the BEST! It's really easy to use, and I love that the new "Grand Dies" are an extension of the "Large Dies"! This machine also embosses with a really deep impression.
I think it's a tool that every crafter will find useful!
Takes my cardmaking to a whole new level!!! I did try to emboss with my cuddlebug etc. folders and was dissapointed for a minute until I read that all I needed was the red raspberry plate and that is being delivered tomorrow so I am HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY! :)
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