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SPELLBINDERS Grand Calibur Compatibility

Here are some helpful tips and a video on compatibility with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Die Cutting and Embossing Machine. To read and/or purchase the machine click on any of the links provided. Many of the leading brand dies will work in this machine from Quickutz,Sizzix,Provo Craft Cuttlebug,Bosskut, and much more!

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Spellbinders GRAND CALIBUR

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How do I cut Spellbinders die templates in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the Spellbinders die template with the cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die template, desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the C Cutting Plate and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle, and the sandwich exits at the back of the Grand Calibur.

How do I emboss Spellbinders die templates in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the Spellbinders die template with the cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die template, desired pattern facing down.  Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad, then the B Embossing Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I emboss Spellbinders Impressabilities in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the Impressabilities template on it.  Cover with media, facing down.  Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad, then the B Embossing Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I use Sizzlits or Cuttlebug dies in my Grand Calibur?

With the C Cutting Plate on the bottom, place the die cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die, with the desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I emboss Sizzlits or Cuttlebug dies in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the die cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die with the desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the Tan Embossing Pad and W-025 Sizzix Original Mat.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I use Quickutz dies in my Grand Calibur?

The sandwich for Quickutz dies is the same sandwich as Spellbinders die templates in the Grand Calibur.

How do I use Sizzix Originals dies in my Grand Calibur?

Sizzix Originals and similarly sized dies will not fit in the Grand Calibur.

How do I use a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the folder with cardstock on top of the A Base Plate and cover with the Tan Embossing Mat then the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I use a Fiskars Embossing Plate in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the Fiskars Embossing Plate on it, next the cardstock, and cover with the Tan Embossing Mat and the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I cut a window card with my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom. Align the die template on the front of the card, with the cut side facing the card. Secure it in place with removable tape. Open the card, and place it on the A Base Plate with the die template facing up. Cover with the C Cutting Plate. Insert the sandwich into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I emboss with a brass stencil in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom. Place the brass stencil then the media to emboss on top of it, desired side facing down. Cover it with Tan Embossing Pad. To avoid lines from the outside edge of the stencil, cut a Tan Embossing Pad slightly smaller than the stencil. Place the B Embossing Plate on top and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur. Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

How do I use a charm to create and embossed image?

Start with the B Embossing Plate on the bottom. Add a low profile charm with the design facing up. Add the media to emboss over the top of the charm, with the desired side facing up. Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad. Depending on the depth of the charm, you may need to shim the sandwich with cardstock. Cover with the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur. Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine. Because the size of charms and found items can vary, please test the sandwich with scrap media before using up your desired media.

How do I flatten bottle caps in my Grand Calibur?

Start with the B Embossing Plate on the bottom. Place a piece of scrap paper on the B Embossing Plate. Next position the bottle caps on the paper with the edges facing up, flat side facing the paper. Cover with the Tan Embossing Pad, and then the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat. Insert the sandwich into the front of the Grand Calibur. The handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
NOTE: Only use new, uncrimped bottle caps for this sandwich.

How do I set eyelets in my Grand Calibur? Start with the B Embossing Plate on the bottom. Then layer the Tan Embossing Mat. Next place the media, with eyelets inserted into holes, with the front side of the paper facing down, eyelet ‘backside’ facing up. Place an eyelet washer onto each eyelet. Cover with the W-015 Eyelet Setting Plate, then the W-025 Sizzix Original Mat. Insert the sandwich into the front of the Grand Calibur. The handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.

NOTE: Use aluminum eyelets, and they should be a snug fit in the eyelet hole.

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