The Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Die Cutting Machine is the latest offering from Spellbinders Paper Arts’ line of innovative die cutting and embossing machines. As you would expect, it istotally compatible with all Spellbinders die templates, as well as Provocraft Cuttlebug dies, and more. It is compatible with Sizzlit™, Cuttlebug™, and Quickutz™ sized dies, as well as Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Fiskars® Texture Plates. I can’t see any reason you can’t also use Tim Holtz dies as well. I use these with my Cuttlebug, and since the main difference between the two is the actual size, I can’t see how it would present a problem.
You will need to use these ‘foreign dies’ with the GC-003 Grand Raspberry Plate. Sometimes you may also need to use ‘shim’ which is basically padding. I generally use cardstock or the cardboard that comes with Cuttlebug dies or Spellbinders dies. It just gives you that little bit extra thickness to ensure the die cuts properly.
Anything you can do with the Cuttlebug or Bigshot, you can do with the Grand Calibur, only on a bigger scale.
The approximate dimensions are:
L x W x H: 16* x 6¼ x 7¾″ * including the handle
A, B, C, and Embossing Mats: new 8½ x 12″
Shipping weight with mats is 13.8 lbs.
The Tan Embossing Pad contains Natural Rubber Latex (NRL).
The Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine cuts or embosses 8½″ wide with the turn of a handle. cuts and embosses die templates with plates measuring 8½ x 12″. Using a 2-step process, cut then emboss, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur machine makes die cutting fast, fun, and easy!
You can cut multiple shapes at the same time, or use with Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities®, Grand Impressabilities™, or Grand Templates such as boxes, fonts and more.
This video gives you a brief overview of the Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine:
This video shows you some of the fun things you can do with your Grand Calibur Die Cutting Machine:
Some of the Benefits of the Grand Calibur:
- Lightweight – you can take it anywhere
- Compact – folds up and can be put away out of sight, and out of the way
- No electricity required – like the Cuttlebug, the Grand Calibur cutting machine is manual. You simply wind a handle to make it work.
- Takes larger dies and sheets of paper and/or cardstock
- Simple to use!
And most importantly:
- Dies and Embossing Folders from other brands work with the Grand Calibur