March 13, 2011

Spellbinders Thank You hop


The Gina K Designs team would like to welcome you to this special Spellbinders™ "Thank You" blog hop. 

For a list of those participating today, check out Stamp TV.  If you didn't come from Gina's blog, make sure to stop by there first!

For my card, I used the Stamp TV kit from February, Sent with Love.  I used the S4-292 Beaded Circles, and S4-114 Standard Circles LG, and the S4-239 Classic Scalloped Borderabilites Petites from Spellbinders.
I stamped the butterfly on the white circle and then again onto a scarp piece of cardstock.  I cut out the hearts, popped them upon to the main image and covered them with stickles. 

A little about the Grand Calibur-
It's about 10lbs, and has a GRAND sized platform!  You can run up to 2 whole sets of Nestabilities through it at one time- (depending on the set of course! ;)

 Here is all of what you get with the Grand Calibur.  The A Base Plate; The C Cutting Plate; the B Embossing Plate; and the tan Embossing Mat.

 For a quick size reference- here is my Grand next to my Wizard- fyi, that white tray pops out to run card stock through with out trimming first!

And here you can see the S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants dies, The S4-324 Ribbon Banners, and part of the the S5-027 Labels Twenty-One dies.  (You may have seen some "snippets" that work with the above sets on Gina's blog already! ;)
You can run ALL of these through at one time!

Here are most of the Grand sized dies, they all coordinate and nest with the regular classic Nestabilities™.

 So you can see just how much larger they are- A grand set and a regular set.

An A2 sized card front with the largest of the regular Nestabilities™.

And here is the largest of the grand set on an 8 1/2 x 11" sheet of card stock- Which you can run through the machine as is.

Make sure to head on over to Carolina's blog next!!!
And make sure to check out Stamp TV!

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101 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous CAS design, AJ. I love the little popped up bits!

catdidit said...

Awesome creation AJ! Love all the photos of the nesties too!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

wow...I had no idea the true size of the grand nestabilities...thanks for the visual

Carolina said...

Darlin' CAS AJ and all the pics showing off the GC and dies are awesome!

JaniceAileen said...

Sweet card and great info AJ!

crafty1964 said...

Oh geez! Now I have to start collecting the Grand Nestabilities! What a shame!..hehehe Thanks for the pics that help us all visualize the "grand" size of these babies!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

Great card. Ah, someday I hope to own a larger die cut machine...

Susan said...

I love the fact that you can do more than one. Wish I had one. Oh well - Mother's Day is coming. Thanks so much for showing all the pictures.

Debbie said...

Love your use of the Scalloped Borderability die!

Mary said...

Wow...the number of dies you can cut at one time is unbelievable. I have been toying with the idea of purchasing the new machine...I'm thinking maybe I need to add it to the top of my birthday list.....

Crafty Math Chick said...

Thanks for all the comparative photos AJ - how lucky you are to create one of these incredible machines from Spellbinders - ENJOY!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oooh fabulous job on your photo - really explains a lot!

Noreen said...

I didn't realize the Grand Calibur was so much larger. Looks like you'll be doing some "grand" projects now!

Ravengirl said...

Wow, great card! Love that you provided the size comparison as well. Thank you for that!

Becky said...

wow. Wonderful dies and wonderful card.

Gail said...

Love the Spellbinders dies and use them a LOT! Thanks for the peek at the newest additions.

Sharon Harnist said...

Beautifully clean and Springy card, AJ!

Carolyn King said...

so beautiful. love how you popped up the hearts in the butterfly---a beautiful touch!

Glamour said...

Oh, I really need one of these!
Diane

Mary Hansen said...

Great project!

Anonymous said...

wow, I did not realize the size of the "Grands". Can't wait to get one or two...or three lol
Liane :-)

Micki said...

Thank you for doing the comparison! I so want the Caliber now!

Patti J said...

Great card, and thanks for the visual on the GC!!!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Pretty card - I love the kraft look.

Carolyn P. said...

This is a great size. Will anyone being doing a video?

alienanessa said...

I too love the popped butterfly hearts. I sooooooooo want those banners, aren't they so versatile?!

--Marcy said...

Oh my - This should be a GRAND Hop!

Mrs Ham said...

This is a great card. Thanks for the visuals. You can really see the difference in the dies size.

Auntie Em said...

Sweet card! Love the butterfly with the little popped up hearts on it's wings.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Nana Connie said...

Lov the little hearts on the butterfly! Very creative.

SherylH said...

Pretty card using the kraft background. I love the way you can cut multiple dies on the Grand Calibur.

Sue Smith said...

Wow those dies are huge!! Beautiful Card by the way! :)

Viv said...

Beautifully simple and simply beautiful! You showcased the Grand Calibur perfectly too! xx

RuthAnn said...

So many great and creative possibilities with the Calibur and the bigger dies. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Mary Friederichsen said...

This is so pretty AJ!
Thank you for all the info on the system as well. I am thinking about it and this helped!
Thank you for sharing!
Hugs,
Mary

Bast said...

Wow love those grand nesties! TFS

KimMJ
bast830@c0mcast.net

Carol said...

wow, what an awesome machine, can not wait!!!! Love the card

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous card AJ! The Grand is definitely on my to-buy list!!

Donna said...

Very nice card, and thanks for all the handy info on the Grand Calibur, been thinking on it, but when I got my Vagabond, swore there would be NO more machines, we shall see!!! Maybe with my 50% coupon at Michaels!!
Thanks for the card, again, very pretty!!

Golda said...

Very nice card and thanks for all the info on the Grand Calibur.

Diana said...

The machine looks great! I love Spellbinders.

nannapat said...

Wow! didn't realise the Grand nesties are so large! Love your C&S card - it's so pretty. Pat x

Moments by Marla said...

I have a Big Shot and a Big Kick from Sizzix - now I want the Grand Calbur. These large nestabilities are awesome. As is your card. Very Pretty! Thank you for sharing.

Crafty Lady said...

Looks like another cool tool for which to save...

Debra said...

I love the beaded pendant nestabilities. I don't have it yet. You created a very nice card using it.

Beth S said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the all the info. I would love to have one of these. Will have to put in on my wish list.

grandmalee said...

Thanks for showing us the difference in size. Seeing is believing.
Beautiful card! I need to get that beaded circles die...it's gorgeous! Love your color scheme, too!

terrie said...

wonderful card...
thanks for sharing all of this with us.

MaryNSC said...

WOW Beautiful thanks for all the pics that sure HELPS me see more about it..♥♥

Georgei said...

wow beautiful card and thank for showing us the difference size
like get one of these

Linda said...

I love the size of these new dies.

NancyS said...

WOW, AJ, what a terrific card...I too love the popped-up bits. Thanks for all the photos...I had no idea the dies were that much bigger than the originals and that the machine could accommodate so much at the same time. THANKS.

Giovana said...

Wonderful card AJ! Love it !!

Tamara said...

Wow! Those are huge!

Lagene said...

Beautiful cards & thanks so much for all the information on the Grand Calibur & dies!

Virginia Wingo said...

I love this machine as it was a gift from my husband who understands how much I enjoy making cards. Thanks for these great photos showing how to use all the dies. At this point I only own four sets and have already used them over and over again. I still love my little work horse Cuttlebug and have also purchased the long A spacer, 2 B Cutting & C Adapter boards. All these wonderful new tools make your workplace a fun place to be at.

Anne said...

Beautiful card!

Charlotte Odom said...

What a cute card! This Nestabilities tool has been on my wish list for a while now!

Dottie said...

Can't do without the Spellbinder dies. Truly, I use them for nearly every card I make!

jazy1m said...

Wonderful card. Thanks for sharing.

anni said...

LOve the card!! I so want a Grand Calibur but it's just not in the budget...yet.. one of these days..soon!

Carol said...

Great card, love the Spellbinder products.

Bonnie said...

The fun never stops! Always something new for my wish list! Love it!

Monica said...

I love your card.

Donna Huisinga said...

I've been so wanting one of these! Love what you've done with your new toy. You must be thrilled.

sandyh said...

ooh, i think i need one of these!
love how you can run so much through with one pass!
sandyh

Mélyane said...

Nice card!!!!Thank You!!
The Grand Calibur is a Must Have!!! I need one!!!

Cathy -Mercieschild said...

I love your card and thank you for showing me the Grand Calibur. I have some spellbinders dies (2) but not this machine. I have to have it. Thank you so very much for showing how it works. That is an awesome help. hugs Cathy K

Julie said...

Thanks for the reference, I would so love one of these, but I have the Wizard, =(

GCgirl said...

Gorgeous card and fantastic information on the Grand Calibur and new dies available from Spellbinders. I just have one word for you...ENABLER!! ;0)

Saxon and Jaedyn said...

amazing card and thanks for the info...wow they are really big!!!

Judy said...

Thanks for showing the differnce between the grands and the regulars. Your card is lovely.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG, you make is so tempting to buy the whole shabang, thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Looks like a great machinge!!!

Sonia said...

Cute card! I love the Grand Calibur and the larger sizes that are available now. Thanks.

freetimegone said...

Great card and I love all the pics of the new larger shapes. I wonder if my DH will get me the bigger machine if I get the dies first.

Valerie said...

Love how you did the sentiment panel, AJ~

Mary B. said...

Inspiration and information packed! I love the heart crystals in side the butterfly! I also love all the info on the spellbinder dies!

Clare Curcio said...

I like your card a lot. I was lucky enough to use the Grand Caliber this past weekend for the first time at the CKC Show in Louisville, KY. It's wonderful! Hey, Spellbinders! I want one too!

Rosetta Jenkins said...

Tks for the size comparison. WOW! What an awesome machine!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Love the CAS with such a pretty soft feel!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wow......thanks for all the pics.. apparently size does matter! lol

Jenny McGee said...

WOW, This machine and dies look like so much fun.

HankandRose said...

Fantastic Card!!! You make it look so easy. Your card is clean and classy! I have a Big Shot Machine and I think it's great but now the Grand Calbur is even Greater!! It's a MUST HAVE in Card Making and Scrap book layouts. I have to get me one!!!! Thank You, Thank You!

Lina said...

Very nice card. Amazing how large those grands are!.

Jingle said...

Very pretty card!

bonnie said...

wow!! it is just amazing what wonderful things that can be created!!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

Love your card! This machine looks like is capable of doing a lot of different things!

Parker said...

I love that beaded scollop die. The tiny hearts on the butterfly wings are a nice touch. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl S. said...

I didn't realize how much larger the Grand Calibur is- thanks for the pictures and comparisons!

Krysta said...

I can't wait to see the Grand, up close and personal.

Janine said...

Great machine isn't it.

Crafty Cupcake said...

This is now on my wish list of items to add to my crafting tools!

dbanne12 said...

I just purchased a Grand Calibur and an anxious to use it. Also have a lot of Spellbinder dies, so I am ready to roll. Thanks for all your good ideas. Anne B.

JudyO said...

So cool! Love the fact that you can cut so many nesties at once. That is really a time saver.

Elena said...

WOW what a prize...and it's really fun seeing all the cards, etc.
Thanks,
e

Susan said...

Super card -- I love the butterfly as it reminds me that spring is on the way!

styathm said...

thanks for showing all this! keep the ideas coming! :)

DJreflections said...

Pretty card! I can't believe how large the grand caliber is! wow!

FibreJunky said...

Love your card (I really need the beaded circles!

Nancy said...

I just got my grand calibur in the mail today!! I'm soooo excited to have it - my hubby bought it for me. Now I just need to make room for it! :)

thank you for showing how many dies can fit into it. I also really like your card. :)