Friday, May 23, 2008

Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug picture tutorial.

My 5 year old son and I have been playing with our new Spellbinders Nestabilities ever since we got them. I decided to make a picture tutorial to make it easier to show people what they are all about and how to use them. So here we go with the help of my son. I have seen many different ways to layer(sandwiching) but this one works great for me.
Making the correct sandwich.
Start out with the A plate.
Add the B plate.
Add a sheet of paper big enough for the chosen size.
Here is the Nestie I'm using. As you can see, it has two sides.
One side had a raised ridge, which will cut the paper.
The other side is smooth and flat.
Next place the side with the raise ridge faced down unto the paper.
So now you will be looking at the paper and the smooth side.
Now add the C plate on top of the sandwich stack.
Be careful that you don't move it around too much so the Nestie
stays in place. You could tape the Nestie to the paper on the sides.
Now your ready to run the sandwich through. You
may hear a little cracking noise, that's common.
Flip over the cut shape.
The scrap of the extra paper will just pop off.
Keep the shape in the Nestie, set it aside.

Start out the stack with the A plate.When switching from
cutting to embossing I just leave the A and B plate
together on the Cuttlebug machine.
Add the B plate.Pick up your precut shape with the Nestie still together.
Place it on the stack as shown here.
Add the tan mat over the whole shape.
Add 3 sheets of cardstock cut the same size as the tan mat.
You may add more or take away some if the sandwich is too
loose or tight. If your embossing isn't showing up very much
you may have to add a piece or two of cardstock to the stack.
Add B plate to stack.
Run it through the Cuttlebug.

Here is what it will look like.
The paper will pop out with a little push.
Here is what you end up with, a beautiful embossed shape.
I hope this picture tutorial is helpful. My son and I had alot of fun making it. I was told that the Cuttlebug Alphabet will not work this same way, I don't know because I don't have it yet. I have only run Nestabilities as stated and it turns out great everytime and doesn't harm the Nesties. I'm not a demonstrator just an ordinary person. Use at your own risk. Thanks for watching and enjoy...


Sandy said...

Great tutorial Kathy!! Silly me -- I thought I was already embossing, but with your photos I can see I've been missing a step.

Hope you & your family have a great Memorial Day weekend.

Amy said...

Great tutorial! I still hope to get these one day.

Thanks for entering my blog candy. I'll draw a winner and post this evening!

Theresa said...

Wow- thanks for putting this up! I just received my first Nesties set as well and was wondering how to do this in my cuttlebug.
PERFECT timing!!

Stampin' Meg said...

Now can you do one to help with using them in my Big Shot! LOL
I can get them to cut but am stuck on the embossing.

Janette said...

thanks for the CS tip. I was trying to fold over my tan mat because single mat was not thick enough. I will try adding the CS now.

Jamie Martin said...

Thanks for the great tutorial :)

Erin... said...

super tutorial!!! I just got mine yesterday and now I'ready to play!!! Thanks!

Gemma said...

This is super. Thank you for making it all so clear.

Mel M. M. M. said...

Fantastic tutorial. Love the tip to use 3 sheets of cardstock. Thanks for sharing it! :0)

Amy said...

These two sandwiches worked great in my bug! Thanks so much for taking the time to post it. I have printed it and put it in my binder where I keep all kinds of techniques and hints. Thanks again!