How do I cut Spellbinders die templates in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the Spellbinders die template with the cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die template, desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the C Cutting Plate and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle, and the sandwich exits at the back of the Grand Calibur.

How do I emboss Spellbinders die templates in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the Spellbinders die template with the cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die template, desired pattern facing down.  Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad, then the B Embossing Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I emboss Spellbinders Impressabilities in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the Impressabilities template on it.  Cover with media, facing down.  Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad, then the B Embossing Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I use Sizzlits or Cuttlebug dies in my Grand Calibur?
With the C Cutting Plate on the bottom, place the die cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die, with the desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the Raspberry Adapter Plate and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I emboss Sizzlits or Cuttlebug dies in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom, place the die cut side facing up.  Add the media on top of the die with the desired pattern facing down.  Cover with the Tan Embossing Pad and Raspberry Adapter Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I use Quickutz dies in my Grand Calibur?
The sandwich for Quickutz dies is the same sandwich as Spellbinders die templates in the Grand Calibur.
 

How do I use Sizzix Originals dies in my Grand Calibur?
Sizzix Originals and similarly sized dies will not fit in the Grand Calibur.
 

How do I use a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the folder with cardstock on top of the A Base Plate and cover with the Tan Embossing Mat then the Raspberry Adapter Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I use a Fiskars Embossing Plate in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom.  Place the Fiskars Embossing Plate on it, next the cardstock, and cover with the Tan Embossing Mat and the Raspberry Adapter Plate.  Insert into the front of the Grand Calibur.  Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I cut a window card with my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom. Align the die template on the front of the card, with the cut side facing the card. Secure it in place with removable tape. Open the card, and place it on the A Base Plate with the die template facing up. Cover with the C Cutting Plate. Insert the sandwich into the front of the Grand Calibur, turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I emboss with a brass stencil in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the A Base Plate on the bottom. Place the brass stencil then the media to emboss on top of it, desired side facing down. Cover it with Tan Embossing Pad. To avoid lines from the outside edge of the stencil, cut a Tan Embossing Pad slightly smaller than the stencil. Place the B Embossing Plate on top and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur. Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
 

How do I use a charm to create and embossed image?
Start with the B Embossing Plate on the bottom. Add a low profile charm with the design facing up. Add the media to emboss over the top of the charm, with the desired side facing up. Cover it with the Tan Embossing Pad. Depending on the depth of the charm, you may need to shim the sandwich with cardstock. Cover with the Raspberry Adapter Plate and insert into the front of the Grand Calibur. Turn the handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine. Because the size of charms and found items can vary, please test the sandwich with scrap media before using up your desired media.
 

How do I flatten bottle caps in my Grand Calibur?
Start with the B Embossing Plate on the bottom. Place a piece of scrap paper on the B Embossing Plate. Next position the bottle caps on the paper with the edges facing up, flat side facing the paper. Cover with the Tan Embossing Pad, and then the Raspberry Adapter Plate. Insert the sandwich into the front of the Grand Calibur. The handle and the sandwich exits at the back of the machine.
NOTE: Only use new, uncrimped bottle caps for this sandwich.


Using 8½ x 11" Paper

The Grand Calibur allows a consumer to pass an 8½ x 11" piece of paper through the machine with out trimming the paper. However, the edges of the paper will crinkle as they do so.
In the cases where an end user actually wishes to use the full piece of paper as their die cut item they can preserve the edges by removing the tray.
To remove the tray:
1. Secure the Grand Calibur unit to a table, counter top or other smooth, strong surface
2. Pull the tray out until you are able to grip the sides with both hands
3. Tug FIRMLY with both hands straight out from the machine
4. The tray will pop out but will require some firm tugs
The tray and machine should not be damaged.  8½ x 11" paper will now pass through the machine without damage to the edges.
NOTE: The tray serves as a guide to align the plates as they feed into the machine. When using the machine without the tray take extra care to load the plates straight into the machine. The die cutting and embossing functionality is not affected by the tray.
To replace the tray:
1. Align the grooves in the tray with the pink “rails” inside of the opening of the Grand Calibur
2. Firmly push and tap the tray back into the unit taking care to keep it straight and even with the machine
3. The tray will then snap into place. If the sides should become unevenly entered into the machine, pull the tray back out and replace it keeping both sides straight
 

CAUTIONS

If the result of a die-cut is incomplete cuts, please add a shim (piece of paper at least as large as your die templates) between the Base Plate (A) and your die template to increase the pressure while die-cutting.
The Die/Embossing sandwich should be stacked in the correct order. Attempting to use incorrect plates may cause damage to the machine. Please be sure the combination of plates is correct.
If you have difficulty moving the sandwich through the machine, it may be caused by an incorrect combination of plates. Please reverse the handle to release the sandwich and check your plate combination. Forcing an incorrectly stacked sandwich through the Grand Calibur will cause damage to your machine.
As with any papercrafting device, from scissors to die cutters, please exercise caution. Our equipment and dies are not meant for use by unsupervised children.  For safety, after use, store outof reach of children.
 

WARRANTY INFORMATION

The Spellbinders Paper Arts Grand Calibur comes with a limited one (1) year warranty.  The Grand Calibur is warranted to be free of defects in workmanship and materials.  Spellbinders will repair or replace a defective product or parts without charge with proof of purchase.  If the product is damaged due to misuse or neglect the warranty is null and void.