February 12, 2013

My favorite machine...

Hi Everybody,

I love my Spellbinders and my choice of die cutting machine to go with it was the Grand Calibur.

They can jazz up the simplest of things without any effort at all.

Of course you will find that the dies will go through most other machines too and give you the same beautiful results.

But I have had several emails from people who have bought the Grand Calibur and don't know how to layer up the "sandwich"

The Calibur enables you to use the larger Grand dies... and I have covered cards made from them in other blog posts.

So ... I thought that the best way to answer the questions was .... Yep !  you guessed it ... in a video.

This is one of the films that was done over the weekend when it poured down most of the day.

The Grand Calibur Explained is another short tutorial but it has had some good comments on YouTube

The white adapter plate is available from  Creative Studios  which is a UK based company... and the link will take you directly to the page with the plates on there.

Hugs xx


  1. that is a grate tutorial for beginners they will find that very helpful, keep up the good work. xx x

  2. I love your card, Christina...beautiful colors and the ribbons are lovely!
    Thank you so much for the video tutorial. I have a Grand Calibur, and I found your step-by-step instructions most helpful!

  3. great video. Was most helpful
    Thank you

  4. What a beautiful card!! The hearts are so pretty!! I love my Grand Calibur!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Thank you Christina - these layers are always a mystery to me - so many dies and embossers needing different depth of layering! So useful :)

  6. A stunningly simple but so, so effective card, I love it.

    I love my Spellbinders and my Grand Calibur.
    Your explanation is brilliant, will certainly help newbies. The different plates for different Folders can be rather confusing
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  7. I've had my GC almost a year now and I love it. Even so, I didn't know what the white adaptor plate is used for so I will definitely get one. Thanks for the tut Christina. Pat x

  8. Morning Christine

    I love my Calibur too and have had it for nearly 3 years now so have got the hang of the sandwiches.... did have to keep my bug for the thicker dies which is a nuisance but I cope lol


  9. Christine, thanks for all of your videos. I have found them so helpful since I first had my mangle (my husbands name for my GC)12 months ago,inspired as I was by your video on Basic Spellbinders.
    Love the blog, my daily dose of crafting ideas.
    Linda in south shields in the snow.


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