Sunday, December 26, 2010

Life is Grand.....

...Grand Calibur that is!  What a blessing to receive a Grand Calibur from Spellbinders last week - Christmas came early for me!!  Wahoo!
You know I just had to give it a try the day it arrived - and what a pleasure it is to use!  I love the plates they have - and of course they are so much larger and fabulous, fitting an A4 sheet of card through in one piece - how good is that!?!?
Cutting with a Spellbinders Die is so easy - the sandwich is very straight forward 

  from the bottom:
- Grey A Plate
- Then your die
- Paper/Cardstock
- White C Plate

How easy is that!  Embossing is just as easy....

To emboss the edges of your shape, leave the paper/card stock in your die (it cuts so well that your paper comes out easily -  beautiful clean cutting!!!)

 and follow this sandwich...

-  Grey A Plate
-  Die with paper still inside
-  Tan Embossing Mat (it comes with the Grand Calibur)
-  Pink B Plate

Ensure that the plates are even and sitting straight and wind away - you will love how easy it is to wind!!

The Grand Calibur cuts with such a crisp edge and embosses so deeply - it almost has a 3D effect - this is one of my favourite features.

The image I have used here is the Garden Wall cling art stamp from Layers of Color - Layers of Color is a Spellbinders Preferred Company.  This gorgeous frame was created to be used with Spellbinders Labels 14,  You can see the LOC gallery for the Garden Wall cling art stamp here - it is overflowing with inspiration!

I would like to thank Spellbinders for their generosity and gifting me with the amazing Grand Calibur - I am going to have a lot of fun with it - watch this spot!  God bless you


  1. How fun huh?!!!!! Merry Christmas Linda!

  2. How exciting Linda, you must keep us informed about this machine. I have been thinking of getting one.

  3. What a blessing - enjoy!! I now have to be careful I don't break the 10th commandment :-)

  4. What a wonderful gift! Have fun with it!!

  5. Oh me, oh my Linda! You got spoilt' again this year. LOL Good! Looks like you are experiencing the joy of your new toy! I love the stamp as well. This image really fits your style. The brick the birdie too.

    Hope you had a beautiful Christmas with your loved ones. Talk to you soon okay!

    Hugs to all, Peggyxo

  6. What an awesome new toy you have here! You are one LUCKY GAL!! Congrats and I look forward to seeing the creations you make with it!!

  7. Yippeeee, you've got one too!!! Congratulations, Linda, you so deserve this Grand Machine:D:D. I totally agree with you that the embossing is so crisp and pronounced, it's amazing!!! Looking forward to see what else you'll be cranking up with this awesome Christmas gift!! I hope you've had a blessed Christmas my friend!!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina


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