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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...
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-  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
{{{hugs}}}


7 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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  5. 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!!

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  6. 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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Thank you for your comment, I read and appreciate each one - you make my day! {{hugs}}}