By Meagan Morris
Do you love your GrandeMARK?
Silly question… we know you appreciate your die-cutting machine. After all, it helps you save oodles of time and, in turn, make more revenue for your business.
Loyal AccuCut customer Ying Lee of Cal-Le-Graphy showed just how much she loves her GrandeMARK during a dangerous hurricane. The talented custom stationery creator literally walked through water to save her machine.
"I know that this sounds crazy, but my house got hit with Hurricane Sandy and I ran downstairs NOT to save my paper works or furniture or clothing but to save my GrandeMARK machine and the dies," the New Jersey resident told us in an email. "I actually treaded three feet of water. So it says a lot about how I feel about your product! You can come over and you can still see the water marks in my basement."
That’s dedication! We’re so happy that Ying’s GrandeMARK made it through the storm unscathed, but we’re even happier that she made it through the storm with only a water-logged basement.
Ying isn’t the only big fan of the GrandeMARK. We constantly get testimonials from customers who rely on their machines to keep their businesses thriving.
"I was very satisfied with my GrandeMARK purchase," Melanie wrote on our website. "I was really torn between the Sizzix Big Shot Pro and the GrandeMARK. It was definitely the right purchase. The handle is smooth and easy to turn. The machine is big enough and heavy enough that it doesn't flop around on the table. All the YouTube videos I saw of the Sizzix needed a second hand to hold the machine down. Not this guy."
"Definitely worth the investment and it has allowed me to produce an amazing range of custom products for my clients!” Danielle wrote. “Set-up the machine within 10 minutes (include clean-up of the packaging) and was cutting immediately with no flaws! It is so easy to use and with the template downloads of the dies, I know the cuts will be perfect and can delegate the task to an intern."
Now is the perfect time to invest in a new die-cutting machine to help grow your business in 2015, especially since we just introduced the newest version of our machine, the GrandeMARK 2. The GrandeMARK 2 is still the same die-cutting machine you know and trust, but the sides also fold up, freeing space in your craft room when it’s not in use. We also just introduced the GrandeMARK 2 Conversation Kit, which lets you transform your original GrandeMARK into a GrandeMARK 2.
But, back to Ying’s story. We were blown away by her love for the GrandeMARK and it got us thinking: What’s the funniest/most unconventional way you’ve used your machine? Sound off below and you – and your business -- could be featured in an upcoming blog post!