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Enabler alert: spellbinder machine bundle
Post ReplyPost New TopicPosted 1/27/2013 by tinkgumby in General Scrappin'
 

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:57:50 AM
Joann's has a spellbinder grand caliber machine, tote (which fits the Wizard, oddly enough), and 3 dies for $79 online only today (normally $299).

I'm sitting on my hands trying to resist this amazing deal. I already have a Cuttlebug. Sooooo tempted, though!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:07:07 AM
I love that this machine looks smaller than my Big Kick but that is not enough reason to give in and buy this...right? Hope I can stay strong!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:07:40 AM
you are killing me .I don't need another machine what a deal though .
It does cut with the grand dies and I can't


Since there is no spell check, there will be spelling errors!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:10:57 AM
*beep beep beep* Backing out of this thread...



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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:20:22 AM
You know, if I'm going to spend $79 on something redundant, I ought to get a Selphy! Okay, talked myself out of it.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:40:01 AM
That is tempting. What to do, what to do?



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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:46:48 AM
Yep, I was just looking at this on their site! I, too own a cuttlebug. What do u gals think? What makes this machine better? (uh-oh, am I furthering the enabling?)
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Posted: 1/27/2013 10:57:13 AM
for some reason, my nesties do not work well in my Cuttlebug. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've watched all the videos on how to do it.

This may be a good option for me. Going to check it out...



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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:08:51 AM

for some reason, my nesties do not work well in my Cuttlebug. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. I've watched all the videos on how to do it.



Have you tried a shim? Also, particularly the more detailed dies, you may need to do a quarter turn and run it through again.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:12:24 AM
AP116 gives you free shipping.




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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:15:35 AM

Have you tried a shim? Also, particularly the more detailed dies, you may need to do a quarter turn and run it through again.


Yes, I've used a shim.

I don't know how you turn it without messing it up. It always moves on me and I get wonky cuts or embossing.

Thanks.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:22:15 AM
I was tempted until I read the reviews. The bag doesn't even fit to carry the machine, plus they aren't grand dies.

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Posted: 1/27/2013 11:23:25 AM
I read that about the bag. What's the difference between the grand and the regular? Is it just the size?



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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:13:45 PM
That's a great price! I love my cuttlebug and can't justify it.



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Posted: 1/27/2013 3:51:03 PM

Yes, I've used a shim.

I don't know how you turn it without messing it up. It always moves on me and I get wonky cuts or embossing.

Thanks.


I usually don't have that problem. It can be harder getting the paper OUT of the die. Do you cut with the cut side up?



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Posted: 1/27/2013 6:31:50 PM
DH bought me a Grand Calibur from a HSN special deal a couple of yrs ago -it also came with somes including a set of Grand dies.

I also have the Wizard - which is roughly like a Big Shot - in terms of die sizes it can cut.

I love having the Grand Calibur - because it can cut the larger dies AND because I can cut/emboss many dies all at once.

HOWEVER, the downside is that the height of the openning of the Grand Calibur is really thin - so you can only use it to cut thin dies. I still use my Wizard because I can cut all thicknesses of dies in that one - including those thick Tim HOltz foam/metal dies - it just depends on altering the Wizard's sandwich.

If you want to cut thick dies from TH - you won't be able to do that with the grand Calibur. However, it does crank really smoothly, has that nice large base and is a machine I'm very happy to have!

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Posted: 1/27/2013 7:56:37 PM
I saw this earlier and read that the tote doesn't fit the Caliber. Does anyone know if that Wizard tote would fit the cuttlebug?

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Posted: 1/27/2013 8:56:14 PM

Do you cut with the cut side up?


I honestly don't remember. It's been so long that I've used it.

Which is the best way?

Thanks!



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Posted: 1/28/2013 4:50:34 AM
I don't know if it's the best way or not, but the directions say cut side up. I've done it the other way if I need to be sure where the die will cut (over an image or greeting) but I otherwise put the cut ridges up.
If you're worried about the paper shifting when you need to turn it you could always put a piece of painter's or washi tape in a couple of spots on the outside edge.



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Posted: 1/28/2013 7:40:23 AM
Thank you! I will try the tape.


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