Monday, May 26, 2008

Cuttlebug and Spellbinders Dies

I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend! Today I thought I would share how I organize some of my supplies (this is what works best for me). In the pictures you can see that I keep my Cuttlebug machine right next to the basket that I keep my embossing folders in along with the plates that go with the Cuttlebug machine and my Spellbinders dies, all together and right at my fingertips. I found from several other bloggers that the best way to store the Nestabilities dies are in clear CD cases using wide strips of magnetic tape to hold them in. I have the small classic scalloped circles and squares and just this last week I got the matching straight circles and square dies to go along with them.





The Cuttlebug machine will work for both the Cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and also the Nestabilities dies, but you have to use different "sandwiches" for cutting and then embossing the Nestabilities dies. Below is the recipe I found on line that works for using the Nesties on the Cuttlebug (click on the picture to view larger). I can see why so many people love using the Nestabilities dies, they cut great and emboss very nicely. I purchased my first two Nestablitlies dies straight from Spellbinders and the last two I got from Ellen Hutson's store because I was already purchasing a few other things so I added them on, but I do know several women have purchased them from Cut-at-Home or even Overstock.com and have received a discount. No matter what you wont be sorry you got them, if you don't have them already!


Edit: Jana had asked how I decided to order and go with the classic small scalloped Nestabilities? I knew I wanted circles and squares to start, because they are such basic shapes and I could use my Coluzzle to cut the shapes for inside and I also knew I wanted the classic scallop verses the petite because the petite scallop was such a small scallop. And after looking at the measurements of the dies and comparing the small classic scalloped dies to the large, I thought that as a card maker I would use the small sized dies the most, with the largest scalloped circle (in the small dies) being 4" and a standard card size being 5 1/2"x 4 1/4". I hope this helps and makes sense!

7 comments:

Jules said...

Thanks for sharing your storage pics! I can't wait to try out the dies. Hope you had a great weekend! :)Julie

Jennie Skaggs said...

Thank you for your organization tips and the directions on how you emboss and all. :) I put my nestabilities and embossing folders into a SU accordian file that someone gave me to hold photos. I like your idea better with the clear cases.

Jennie

Jana Banana said...

Lynn,
How did you determine which nestibilities sets to get first? It's all very confusing to me! Any input would be very appreciated.

Jana

Deb said...

Love your organization!! I have been contemplating putting mine in CD'd then I bought the new longer rectangles and I'm not sure they will fit, gotta try it though!! I don't have the cute little cuttlebug, I have the Big Kick, which seems to take up a lot more room! Love your idea!

Carrie said...

Thanks so much for the tips! I am glad I came across your blog:) Great stuff!

Radiogirl said...

Thanks for the info. I did not know that Overstock carried the nesties. Good price and shipping too. I got the ovals then the scalloped ovals. I don't know what I will get next. I have a Cuttlebug - love it. Definitely a space saver and versatile too.

Courtney Fowler said...

Oh, your room is very neat... I've got stuff going in every direction. More pics, please!