"One More for Xmas" and a Review of Wizard Grand Calibur

Friday, December 3, 2010


I'm still working on Christmas cards. The more I make the simpler the design get. This one was done in about 15 minutes and it shows.

It's of one of my favorite xmas flowers. The poinsettia. I colored the image with Copic marker in the folowing colors;

Flower- R35,R37,R39

Leaves-G14,G16,G17

Shadows-G00,C1

Here is the card that I am presenting today;

"Xmas Flower"





I double stamped the poinsettia so that I could cut out the small part of the flower and pop it up. The background paper that I used was from "Design9 Studio" and was appropriately called "Poinsettia". The mat paper was from the Paper Temptress called "Gold Sparkle". A little ink was used around the edges of the image and some Stickles added.

Very simple and quick card . I hope you like it.

"Product Review of Wizard Grand Calibur"

The Grand Calibur by Spellbinder is a pretty hefty machine. It gives you the impression that it was built to last just like the original machine the Wizard, the older crank machine. From using this machine it proves to be very durable and strong. The Grand Calibur weighs about 10 pounds, but move and can be carried quit easy.



"Grand Calibur Front View"




The feed rollers in the machine are very large, and exsert a lot of pressure on what ever die or embossing folder that you feed through. The advantage to this is with the embossing folders you get very deep embossed results.


Have you ever had a Spellbinder die that would not cut completely? Not with this bad boy. I have tried every die that I have, my wife says to many, and they cut with ease. Also because of the size of the plates, 8 1/2" X 11", you can cut a few dies a the same time.


"Grand Calibur Plates"



All of the plates shown above come standard with the machine, no extras to buy. The package also includes a 8 1/2"X 11" embossing mat. Nice touch!!!

One other feature of the machine is that it has a vacuum securing function, it secures it to you work surface very tight so that it does not move around.

You are able to use a lot of the dies that you already have. I have used the Spellbinders, Quic-Kutz, and Sizzlets. One handy cap is that you can not use the larger dies, tickness wise.

All in all I would give it an "A-" rating

Well, that's all for today. Remember your comments are always welcome.

Have a GREAT DAY!!!

Bob L.

5 Response to ""One More for Xmas" and a Review of Wizard Grand Calibur"

  1. Lori says:
    December 3, 2010 at 3:26 PM

    I think the card looks great, especially for a 15-minute variety! I tried the Grand Calibur at CHA and it was pretty cool, but I don't know where I would find room for it!

  2. Sara says:
    December 3, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    Awesome Card Bob... even if it only took about 15 minutes! Hmmm... thanks for the product review... it may need to be added to my Christmas/Wish List! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  3. Chris says:
    December 3, 2010 at 4:48 PM

    Love your poinsettia. I love them too particularly in the white edged in pink. TY for the info on the calibur.

  4. Sheri says:
    December 3, 2010 at 5:18 PM

    Great review Bob! Thank you so much for this!

  5. RubyM:) says:
    December 4, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    GREAT WORK Bob!!! I love the coloring wow!!! Thanks on the 411 on the calibur ok added it to my wish list now!!!! HAPPY HOLIDAYS,RubyM:)

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