Giveaway: Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine & 3 sets of Spellbinders Edgeabilities®


We are so thrilled to be holding this ultimate giveaway for our readers. Spellbinders is offering an amazing prize; the Spellbinders Grand Calibur™ Machine and 3 sets of Spellbinders Edgeabilities®; a $200 value. After doing a posting on felting projects done by Kim I had to look in to the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine and die templates. The designs that she was showing looked as if they were laser cut. Just think of all the unique possibilities that this outstanding piece of equipment would add to your crafting experiences. Not only does it cut incredible designs into paper, but it also cuts wool felt and tin.  This is an amazing chance for you to be part of an innovative new crafting pleasure.

Kim’s review: 

Spellbinders Dies are known for paper crafting and I have to admit up front that I have long loved Spellbinders Dies for card-making.  Although the manufacturer states that the dies can cut a variety of crafting materials such as metal foil, chipboard and fabric, I had until recently, only tried paper and metal foil.  Right before the Holidays I tried the dies with felt and found that it opened up a whole new field of crafting fun.

Felt is available in both natural and man-made fibers and I tried a few different types with the Spellbinders dies.  The manufacturer suggests using 100% wool felt.  I wanted to try felt that was readily available at a local fabric store and 100% wool was not offered.  I found recycled felt sheets made from 100% polyester, a 35% wool/65% rayon blend and a 20% Wool/80% Rayon blend.

Heart Treat Bag:

This is a heart shaped treat holder made with both wool blends and the Scalloped Heart, Classic Bracket and Classic Triple Scallop dies. I even used the little hearts that were cut out of the die as a decoration around the edge of the heart.

Kindle Cover:

Another great thing about the Edgeabilities is that they can be mixed and matched to create a bunch of different edges.  For this project (a Kindle cover) several dies were combined to create a wide trim. The Classic Bracket, Classic Triple Scallop and Classic Edgeabilities were used along with Foliage, Parisian Accents and Carnation creations were used to finish off my new Kindle cover.  I used the blanket stitch to embroider the shapes but if you’re not handy with a needle you could certainly use fabric glue for your projects.

The Owl:

With the Scalloped Hearts, Scalloped Circles and Small Circles die. I think I love using felt with the Spellbinders Dies just as much if not more so than paper.  Working with natural fibers is the way to go if you want to use all the beautifully intricate shapes (and there are loads of them) available. However, if you get creative and only have synthetics available, you can work with them too.  Give it a go, the possibilities are endless!

Thank you Kim, for the wonderful review of the Spellbinder!

To enter this giveaway please go over to Spellbinders and see all the amazing projects you can create.  Come back here and in the comment area leave the reason you want to win this amazing package.  If you are members of the following, please follow Spellbinders on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, YouTube (where you will find video on using the Spellbinder) and you can also signup for their newsletter.  This giveaway will run from today January 23, 2012 through February 6th.  Good luck to everyone.


  1. Patricia Hamilton says

    I want to win this Grand Calibur machine and Edgeability dies. I have already used the Nestability dies and love their durable and versatile uses. I’d use the new machine for baby busy book projects. Our family is blessed with many new additions this year, and it is hard to come up with unique gifts in a large family.

  2. Alison says

    Wow! This would really give my projects a more finished and professional appearance. It looks great. Sign me up for the drawing!

  3. says

    I have the cuttlebug but it is too small for the amazing grand caliber die cuts. I need the new grand caliber to replace the cuttlbug for all of my die cuts and embossing. I am showing my 4 granddaughters how to make cards and they would love the bigger dies. Thank you for listening to me.

  4. says

    Oh my goodness ! What a wonderful give-away !
    If I was the lucky one, I would use it with my students to make our hand-made books even more beautiful ! I would also use it with my sewing group, to add some lovely felt trims to our projects ! I really want to make that cell phone case I saw in the idea gallery ! Beautiful !
    Thanks for the chance to win !

  5. Sam says

    I love crafting. This is a great machine that keeps on giving. I am an avid upcycler and I love fiber art! Felting, dryer lint, old panty hose. You name it, I am in! What a great device.

  6. Laurel Uyama says

    I have been working with both the cricut and the silhouette cutters. I am a craft instructor andwould love the opportunity to win this so that i can share more techniques with my students.

  7. Jennifer says

    WOW!!! What an amazing machine. How simple!!!! My grand daughter and I could have sooooo much fun with the Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine. I have a cupboard full of hand made cards from my children and their children…………this would add a marvellous new dimension to their creative efforts.

  8. Kristin says

    Wow – absolutely gorgeous projects !! I do some scrapbooking, and make some cards, but nothing like this !! I would love to win this machine so I can learn some new techniques and make fantastic cards …

  9. Siaron says

    I make loads of things from felt and this giveaway would just make them all that little bit more special. Thanks for the chance.

  10. Heather Hill says

    I would LOVE to receive this because I am somewhat of a beginning crafter. I don’t have any of these nifty little crafting tools. I work with felt because it’s really quite easy and not too expensive. Definitely having to watch my budget these days. Thus, I am only using decorative scissors and/or normal scissors (oh yeah, and a box cutter) to cut anything I’m making. Would be so appreciative to have such a fun useful tool!!

  11. Heidi says

    I would love to win the Grand Calibur Machine! I love working with paper, fabric, felt…anything that I can cut and recreate with. I do not have a Grand Calibur but do have several spellbinder templates that I use with another system. However, that is not always easy and I would love to have the machine that is made for them and is lightweight. I am a brownie troop leader and I feel that this machine would be great for making projects with the girls who love to craft.

  12. maricris capatar says

    love to have this to enhance my design in creating customized cards and party favors. i would like also to crate designs of my fabric bags and pouches using this equipment.thank you for the opportunity, hope i can win this!!!more power.

  13. Cheryl says

    Oh my gosh…just located this and would love to win this machine. I create greeting cards, give classes in making cards and scrapbook pages and would so love to have this in my tool box to demonstrate to my classes!!!!! Would love to showcase all the different spellbinder products too. I am going to be spending a lot of time on their site too! And the thought of adding felt to my cards????….well, that is just amazing!

  14. Dennis says

    Hi, I love all of the things we can do with Spellbinder Grand Calibur. Thank you for a chance to win one. I follow them on everything.

  15. eDeb Bacon says

    Because the Spellbinders Grand Calibur will precisely cut my largest dies. And it will store compactly!!!

  16. nikki baker says

    The ideas running through my head right now. I could use this for cards, felt, and even fabric. I would have so much fun.

  17. sandyb720 says

    Oh Wow, I just love this. The things I could do with this – I love the little boxes – make mother’s day boxes for my daughter and fill them with trinkets from my grandson. Makes cards, oh wow. I would love to win this.

    Thank you

  18. cyndi says

    did I miss it? I didn’t see when the deadline was. This looks like such a fun tool! I didn’t think of using die cuts for more than paper. I’d love to win & try some new projects,

  19. Alexandra P. says

    I’d love to try to make the
    Floral Cigar Box Purse on their site. I have some old cigar boxes and have no idea what to do with them… their idea looks awesome!

  20. Kathy Mackie says

    I am a crafter but quilt mostly and I can see how useful this would be for making appliques for quilty projects. Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. Debra says

    What a great giveaway! Your website has such wonderful ideas, I don’t know what I would do first… so many crafts, so little time!

  22. says

    I cut felt every single day and the possibilities with this machine are endless. So I can’t tell you what I would do with it because I would do EVERYTHING with it! Great Giveaway!

  23. Tara says

    I would love to win this so that I could create something really special for my Grandma’s 96th birthday. She is one of the hardest people to shop for (in 96 years you get pretty particular, I guess!) and I would love to make her something that would take her breath away- I was thinking some sort of spectacular photo frame for the wedding photo of my wonderful Grandma and my late Grandpa- they had 67 years together, and someone as special as her deserves something amazing.

  24. Traci says

    I have some Spellbinders dies that I use with my Cuttlebug, but would love to have this larger form factor. The Cuttlebug is a bit size limiting. And I would LOVE to try cutting felt!

  25. tammy says

    Well, because I have been needing one for all our felt projects. The two year old and I are pretty much addicted to these kind of crafts! This could get us started on paper fun too. Thanks so much!

  26. Carmen says

    I love dry embossing papers and the Grand Calibur is a compact little machine. I didn’t realize it would work on felt too! The Edgeabilities would make some beautiful bag embellishments for giving my homemade caramels

  27. says

    I’d love to win this becasue I don’t have anything like it and have wanted one for a longtime now. I have to either buy something from someone else or use a limited range of shapes and dsigns available in stores or cut something out by hand myself.

    I do a lot of crafting and have recently started a craft blog. I’d LOVE to be able to review this machine on my new blog.

    I also am the teacher of the PK & K age level children at church on Wednesday night. We do a craft each night. I drop a pretty penny on materials for this class. The Spellbinder would greatly facilate development of new, unique crafts for the children to do.

    I love the fact that it works with a wide range of materials. I do a lot of work with felt and craft foam. I only recently found that you can punch craft foam with some craft punches and that most die cut machines can handle felt and craft foam.

    I am in the process of investigating the different machines available in the light of purcasing one. Actually having one to try out would be a Godsend. I hope and pray that I am selected for this package. I cannot begin to tell you what having this package would mean to me – it would open a whole new world of crafting to me!

    Thank you for this opportunity!

  28. says

    I have wanted one since I first saw them advertised, and one day I will have it. There are so many things I want to make with it.I really hope I win, but good luck to everyone.

  29. Ella says

    This looks like and amazing tool. It seems that the possibilities for it use are only limited to your imagination. I love the Hexagon box in their idea gallery. It is so feminine and has an old world air about it.

  30. Brennen says

    I would absolutely love to make all the projects from Spellbinders. I would love to win this so I can get started! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a generous prize.

  31. says

    I just recently began to make Invitations. I’m trying to star my own business. This would help me out a lot, do to the fact I don’t have many supply to make my invitations look more fancy. I would love to win this because it would help me get more creative and attract more customers. =D


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