A place to showcase my creativity in scrapbooking, card making, cross stitch and altering.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Looking back at my blog tonight I noticed that I had not talked about my new favourite toy, I mean tool. For the first half of this year I started to purchase Spellbinders dies, Nestiblities, and other such products, with the intention of buying a Grand Calibur to replace my Cuttlebug. Of course my favourite place to buy Spellbinder products is at http://www.ohmycrafts.com/ , they have excellent prices and the shipping into Canada is very reasonable. Well as I purchased their dies I kept putting off the BIG purchase of the Calibur. I belong to http://www.scrapbook.com/ and belong to a Queen of the Month swap, one month the Queen picked wanted a Cuttlebug so I packaged mine up and sent it to her, one of the other ladies in the swap purchased new plates for her and then we, as a group, got her several embossing folders and dies for it. Now I was without a diecut machine, that is other then my Cricut, which hardly gets used. I did this to force myself to purchase the Grand Calibur, which I did 2 months later! I LOVE it.
The cuts are much crisper, details more intricate and I can cut a bunch of things at a time. It is very sturdy and I love the colour. Now all I have to purchase other then more dies is a Raspberry plate, which is an adaptor plate for my Cuttlebug embossing folders. This is one tool I will recommend to my scrapbook and paper crafting friends to purchase. It is completely worth the price and will be in my travel bag for crops that I will be attending. Also within the first month I had a little issue with it and contacted Spellbinders about it. They contacted UPS to come and pick it up, fixed it and sent it back at no charge to me. They were wonderful about making sure that as a customer I was satisfied with their product and provide some of the best customer service I have ever had with a defective product. I can honestly say that about them as I work in a customer service related job and deal with product return and dissatisfied customers for one reason or another. It tends to be my job to find a way to make them happy and address their concerns. So again I will say this, Spellbinders is one incredible company in both their product and in their customer service! The Grand Calibur is a must buy ladies, you will not be disappointed. I give it a 10/10!