The Grand Calibur Explained is a short video to demystify how to use the machine correctly.
Spellbinders brought out this die cutting machine with the larger cutting platform o enable you to use the larger Grand dies and their brand embossing folders.
But many people are confused about how to layer up the plates to get the correct "sandwich" for either cutting or embossing with the dies.
The machine comes with three plates and a squishy mat... (technical term)
Grey Base Plate, White Cutting Plate, Pink Embossing Plate and a Tan embossing mat.
Each is used for a different function but these are the main elements to your machine and the video will take you step by step through what to do.
Now should you want to add in the M-Bossabilities to your collection you will also need to buy another plate.
Because the M-Boss folders are thicker and can be used on both sides you will need the Raspberry Plate to enable you to use them.
This plate is thinner than the Pink embossing plate, and doesn't need the tan mat.
If you wanted to use embossing folders from other companies then you can try adding them with the tan mat and the Raspberry plate ... but sometimes those other folders can be a little too thick.
I cannot emphasise enough that you should NEVER force any of the sandwich plates through the Grand Calibur or you stand the risk of breaking your machine.
The solution to this is to invest in a white Adapter Plate that can be purchased from Creative Studios
This extra plate is my choice because it is slightly thinner than the Raspberry plate.
So now I can use the embossing folders from other companies like this beautiful one from Couture Creations, quite safely in my machine.
You may decide not to use embossing folders from other companies or you may not want this extra cost and wish to use the Raspberry plate .... the choice is yours.