*This give-away is now closed –winner was announced HERE.*
As long time fans of Spellbinders Paper Arts, we were absolutely thrilled when Spellbinders sent us the Grand Calibur, some Grand Nestabilities, as well as a box filled with other Spellbinders goodies to test drive and review. For today, we’re going to review the Grand Calibur in a video, and show you exactly how it’s used. We’re also going to share with you a free video tutorial with PDF handout on how to make the adorable project shown at the bottom of this post featuring the Grand Labels 4 Grand Nestabilities die (cut using the Grand Calibur)……
AND we are giving away two of the regular Spellbinder’s dies (valued at $50 US) – the standard circles and classic scalloped rectangles large – which can be used either in the Grand Calibur OR the Wizard, OR the Big Shot, OR the Cuttlebug…etc!
In A Nutshell…….
The Spellbinders Grand Calibur is a large format die cutting and embossing machine designed for the home user. It is a very affordable system – retailing at $139.99 US. We found it to be easy to use, allows for a variety of applications, and is relatively compact making it easy to store. And weighing in at 10 lbs, it’s also fairly portable.
Although designed to work with the Grand Nestabilities – the largest dies of their kind on the market – it is compatible with ALL the Spellbinder’s dies. It features a large platform – 8 1/4″ x 11 3/4″ – with color coded plates for cutting and embossing – allowing you to fit a whole lot of dies on the cutting platform at once. Personally, we are HUGE fans of the large cutting platform and large dies because it opens up a whole new world of project possibilities. It also has a stability base to keep the machine in place during use.
The only con we really came across is that the stability base will only engage on a smooth surface. It won’t grip the grainy or pebbly surfaces found on many of the portable plastic folding tables. Without the stability mechanism in place the machine is fairly wobbly, and required you to hold it in place with one hand.
For our full review – to see it’s features and exactly how it’s used, please watch the video below.
As we mentioned above, we’ve put together a free video tutorial with pdf handout on how we used the Spellbinders Grand Calibur and Grand Nestabilities dies to create these adorable card purses. You can watch the video and download the handout from HERE.
Okay, so now, details on how to enter our Freebie Friday Giveaway…..simple, all you have to do is enter a comment in the comment’s section of this post – tell us which die cutting machine you own/use/love (if any), and what your favorite types of projects using dies are. The winner will be announced on Friday, November 11th. Whoever that lucky person is, will only have 24 hours to email us to claim their prize, if we don’t hear from you, then someone else’s name will be selected!