Saturday, January 24, 2009

Double embossing with Cuttlebug and nestabilities

Hello everyone. I am so excited to show you this new technique I discovered. It took me a few hours to get it right but I am so proud to show you what I have come up with cuttlebug and nestabilities. . This video tutorial will show you how to leave a blank space for stamping on an embossed paper or card. I will also show you how to then emboss that empty space to make it pop. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.. send me emails if you have any questions.. Here are 2 different cards I have done with different shapes.





Q and A
I just wanted to take a moment and answer a few questions that have been posted about this tutorial
1. Danelle asked "Why did the oval cut the chipboard but not the card stock?
A: The Tan embossing mat by Spellbinders prevents the nestabilities from cutting through.
2. Nessey asked"What section of OfficeMax is the chipboard located ?"
A: I purchased the chipboard in OfficeMax's copy center, they use it to make custom notepads. I have been told that the back of cereal boxes is the same thickness. I have not tried this. ...but it might work also.
3. Kay Miracle wanted to know where to purchase Nestabilities, Tan Mat and chipboard.
You can purchase the Nestabilities and Tan Mat from various online retailers such as Glenda's Creative Place
4. Allison wanted to know if there is a way to create a narrow frame border abou the the width of the nestie itself
A: I have not tried that yet, that's a great idea.





125 comments:

  1. I don't have a cuttle bug so I was just curious. Why did the oval cut the chipboard but not the card stock? Was it upside down? I love the effect! I may have to get some nestabilities to try this!!

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  2. Excellent Video Nilda ... very clear and easy to follow. The double embossing technique truly adds a special touch to an already very pretty card. Now all I need are some nestibilities! ♥Carol♥

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  3. Danelle.. the tan embossing mat prevents cutting.

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  4. Oooh - love this effect - will have to give it a go. TFS

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  5. WOW Nilda, I have been hanging out for this video since you announced you mwere doing it yesterday and I have to say it was well worth the wait. Thank you much.

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  6. Nilda I wish you lived closer!! I love your stuff.
    Terri

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  7. I love your cards. your soo creative. So where can i get these nestabilities and that tan thing...

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  8. Excellent video Nilda. I wanted to see how to do this ever since I saw your card yesterday. You do amazing work. This video was very easy to follow. I am going to try it tomorrow. What section of Office Max is the chipboard located? Thanks for doing this for us.
    Neesey

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  9. Oh thank you so much, an excellent video. and so easy to follow. Can' wait to try it! The possibilities are endless.

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  10. That's fascinating. I've just got some nestabilities so I must give this a go!
    Ali xx

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  11. What a great video for a great technique. I have to try this myself. The result looks amazing.
    Eveline.

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  12. Thanks for teaching us all how to do this - and to pass a whole night with trying to figure it out. I will definately try this technique!!!

    Hugs,
    Kathrin

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  13. Dear Nilda
    Great video tutorial - thanks so much for this. It is a very impressive CB effect (no pun intended :)) I will have to get some chipboard & play with my new nestabilities.
    One question....that nifty glue roller that you used...what brand is that?? I use Pritt Stick and it is comparitively more messy!!!
    Peace & love
    Alison xx

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  14. That's a great idea!!
    Love the video and will give it a try.

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  15. Just love this technique - you are very clever to discover this and thanks for sharing Nilda - I can't wait to give it a try!

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  16. WOW Nilda. This is fabulous. And you make it easy to understand. I always seem to have embossing problems with my nesties. DUH! I've been doing it wrong. But thanks to your videos, I'm off to play!

    You rock!

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  17. One other question Nilda....is there a way to create a very narrow frame using the Nesties & Cuttlebug?....ie a frame border about the width of the nestie itself (if that makes sense)...

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  18. First let me say I LOVE THESE CARDS and this technique. Now my question, what is the difference in the thickness of the tan mat and the one you used on another video that you buy in the plumber's department? I'm guessing the tan mat is thinner? Thanks!!!
    Clara

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  19. WOW....I seen this technique described on the CMB, but never could figure it out....thanks for the tutorial....you are AWESOME!!!

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  20. great technique and very good video...step by step and it is so easy tho follow. Thanks so much Nilda.

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  21. Nilda GREAT Video!! I'm off to try this for some thank you cards I need to make.
    TY!! TY!! TY!!

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  22. Great video Nilda. I'm going to try this today as soon as I get my chipboard!

    Thanks, Granny Anne

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  23. Nilda, I love this technique and the video couldn't have been clearer. I look forward to trying this with my own C-bug.

    Thank you for taking the time to make the video!

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  24. Nilda:
    Great video! Very easy to follow! I have some questions but I'm going to use the Cricut MB to find out the answers - may be PMing you!
    KraftyChick on Cricut MB

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  25. Hi,
    This is a fantastic technique thank you so much for sharing this with us. I would like to invite you to host my second challenge in my group Bug Creations over at Paper Therapy http://papertherapy.ning.com/group/bugcreations
    It is a new group only just come together and I am setting the first challenge next week. I am a big bug fan and am always looking for new techniques to use with my cuttlebug. Please contact me via email on my blog or by joining Paper Therapy and sending me a message there and we chat more.

    Thanks again.

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  26. Thanks for this wonderful tutorial, I only recently bought my Bug and Nesties so I will certainly be watching your video.
    Christine x

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  27. Great Video! Thank you sooo much for sharing it with us. Now I am even more inspired to get some Nestabilities. I can't wait to try this technique. Thank you again.

    Niki

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  28. This is EXACTLY what I've been wanting to know how to do with my Cuttlebug! Thank you so much!

    Now, can you show us how to emboss on the front of a card, without it being on a piece of paper that you then glue to the front of the card? I mean, emboss on the card itself? You know..have a card folded in half and the front of the card is embossed, but the inside half is still smoooth to write your message?

    winzercastle

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  29. Thanks so much for your video--I finally can grasp this concept. You are awesome!

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  30. Great video! Love this idea and can't wait to try it.

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  31. Terrific video. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I'm going to give this a try!

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  32. Hi Nilda - have left you a blog award on my blog if you want to collect it!

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  33. That is so awesome Nilda! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tutorial!!!

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  34. Thank you so much for this tutorial Nilda. And it's so easy to follow, for people like me, lol. You rock girl. You have opened up a whole new cuttlebug world for me.
    Robin

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  35. Nilda,

    Thank you for the great video. I was looking for something different to do with my cuttlebug. I'm going to look into getting some nestabilities

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  36. How superb!!! I am off to play.... Thankyou soooo much....

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  37. this video is just great easy to follow and love the tech going to try it today
    Love your cards
    Hugs
    Norine

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  38. Thank you so much for the tutorial, I have the bug but wasn't real sure how to use it.

    Now, I just have to get the Nestabilites, tan mat and the chipboard any one have suggestions for a good place to get these?

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  39. wow! love this tutorial. you explained everything so very well. Love your blog as well. I just found it on SCS.

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  40. Just wondering if you have this in a word document to follow? To back to if you don't have access to a computer. Wonderful video!

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  41. Great video Nilda...thanks for doing it...now I must try this. Keep the videos coming - I love them!!

    Kris

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  42. Nilda I loved your tutorial it was so easy to follow and I am finally learning to use my nesties thanks to this blog and the video's I have posted to cards on my blog if you would like to see
    http://beth714.blogspot.com/2009/01/double-embossing-with-cuttlebug-and.html

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  43. Great tutorial Nilda now I need a tan mat lol, The way you explain is easy to follow.
    Linda

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  44. Thanks Nilda,
    Your tutorial opened up a wealth of possibilities. I was thinking of instead of the oval to try the butterfly - mmmh, I wonder how that will work. I just purchased an old set of the oval nestabilities and they work just as good as the new ones. They don't have scallops, just smooth edges.

    Carmen

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  45. Great idea. What an easy way to make a card look really special. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. GREAT video! I'm a new Cuttlebug owner, and I love it. Where did you get the tan embossing mat? I can't wait to try this!

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  47. How do you cut the chipboard to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, do you have Office Max cut it for you. I have never used chipboard & I'm afraid of ruining my cutter.

    This is awesome & I want to give it a try, thank you so much for taking the time to learn this & sharing it with us! Your the greatest!!!

    rd529pennyatcomcastdotnet

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  48. A friend introduced me to your blog today. Fascinating! I will definitely be returning to learn more unique ideas. Love the double embossed card front!

    Thank you so much for sharing your talents!

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  49. Hi Nilda! Thanks for the great tutorial! I have a nestie question: can you cut with more than one nestie at a time to get a thin frame?? If so, would you tape them to keep them in alignment??? LOVE your work!
    Mary101, Cricut forum

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  50. This video and technique is nothing short of brilliant! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge.......i will definately be giving this a try :)
    Keep up the good work...please :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  51. Thank you for your fantastic video tutorial! I tried it and it worked out great.
    Thanks for sharing all your talents -- I will be checking back for inspiration!

    Amy

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  52. Brillant! Thank you for sharing. A great tool to make projects look very professional.

    Tanya

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  53. I clicked on the link but no video. What am I doing wrong. Thanks so much.

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  54. Wow..oh the possibilities with a little ol cuttlebug and some nestabilities!!!! This is a great video and I will certainly add a link from my blog. Thanks so much!!

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  55. Well, I had a chance to try this out. It just can't get much more fun than this. I love it!!!
    Here's a link to my card and a huge thank you for the inspiration!!! Pat's Blog

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  56. The first thing I try today will be this. I had read about this method but could not figure out how to do it. Thank you for your great video.

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  57. What a great technique and a wonderful video Nilda! I just found your blog and I love it! Wanted to let others know that I have found Nestabilities and the tan mat at Hobby Lobby (usually only a small supply that sells out quickly, so keep looking).

    Also, for winzercastle - if you open your card and slide your embossing folder over just the front page of the card (so that the back of the folder is now inside the folded card)you can emboss just the front of a card, leaving the inside smooth for writing.

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  58. What a neat technique! Whoever shared this & came up with it is a genius. Thanks for sharing the video, I don't even own a Cuttlebug (yet)...

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  59. That is SO cool and very exciting!! I can't wait to try it!!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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  60. Wonderful I am going to have to try this soon also. You did a great job of explaining.

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  61. Nilda...that is so cool. Thank you so much for sharing. The only problem I have is that I have a hard time hearing you. Thank you again for sharing this.

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  62. Thank you Nilda!! I really like the tutorial. Thank you so much. I don't have a CB yet. BUT I just got an email with a coupon for 50% off an item at Michael's so I'm gonna get the CB tomorrow!!!! Woo-hoo!!!!

    I too would like to know how to do this technique on the front of a card and then have a blank slate on the inside. Can you please tell me how to do that? Thanks.

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  63. Lovely! I can't wait to be able to do this! I have the oh-so-awesome cuttlebug. Just need a few nesties & the tan mat! Yay!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  64. oh my god thats so beautifull,where do you get that round thing from,do you think i can order that in switzerland.
    love sevi

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  65. Great video - and fab technique. Thanks!

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  66. Great idea, Nilda! I am looking to buy some of the nestabilities and am confused by the different sizes: large, small and petites. What size would I need to buy for the middle of the card front like you did in the tutorial?

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  67. Just had a friend rell me about this thank you so much it's brilliant.

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  68. Wonderful video..thank you so much...keep "em coming!!!

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  69. This is sooooo cooool!I am now a proud follower!

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  70. Great tutorial. Thank you for your time.

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  71. Nilda Thank you for sharing. I am going to try this tonight.
    Delo

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  72. I love this! How clever! A friend and I were trying to figure out how to do this earlier. Thanks so much for the great tutorial.
    I noticed that the above and below (or left and right) of the oval - the dots are slightly smooshed. Have you figured out a way to prevent that? I thought about using a frame with a slightly larger oval so only the nestie would emboss but I think that would smash all the dots.
    It is beautiful though! I love the idea and will be trying it ASAP!

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  73. I just discovered your site. And the first video I saw was this one. A dream come true. Very well presented. I tried it immediately and voila! I didn't have chipboard so I cut two pieces of bazzil and added a third one of jus plain card stock. It worked enough for me to get the idea. thank you again

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  74. Wow! That is so cool! Now I will have to get some Nesties to make it ;->

    cindy

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  75. does anyone have the written directions for this?

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  76. Thank you for the great tutorial. It has inspired me I want to rush off to my work area and try this straight away.

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  77. Great tutorial and Beautiful cards!!! Thank you for sharing! What did you use to cut out your butterflies? They are darling!

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  78. Nilda,

    I have found it was very hard to push the first sandwich combination thru the Cuttlebug. Was it that way for you? I had to cut the ovals separately. Great video. Can hardly wait to make cards.

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  79. Does the embossing with the nestabilities smash the embossing from the cuttlebug folder?

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  80. I've tried this a few times. It never looks as nice as the picture. I even ripped my paper once.Do I have to use a special type of paper?
    The other times the embossing just did not jump out. Your cards look so nice! I want mine to also

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  81. YIKES...your video isn't working on YouTube...and I just posted today TLC...is there anything you can do to see about getting it back up and running, or is there another location where it can be viewed?

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  82. I a trying to see the video as well and it keeps says that an error has occurred. Hope you can fix it since I am dying to see the video.

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  83. I'm dying to see your video, but there is an error!!! Can it be fixed so that I can view it?

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  84. Fantastic video...what a great idea & it seems so easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

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  85. Found your tutorial from a bog I follow. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I knew there was a way to do this technique without actually cutting the embossing folder.

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  86. A great tutorial and made so clear by your great explanations...thank you so much..I'm doing this right away.

    pat

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  87. lol... almost a year later, thanks! I just made 4 cards using your technique. My chip board was really difficult to get through but I did it! What a neat, quick, WOW! idea. Thanks again~

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  88. Just discovered the video; thanks so much. Can you tell me where to get the border punch used on the Valentine card shown above?

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  89. always wondered how to do this :) thanks for the video... very appreciated :)
    I am taking this moment also to wish you and your familly a happy new year! hugs xx

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  90. Hi, Am I the first of the new year, if so, Happy New Year. I just came across this video randomly as I am always looking for new techniques and I love this. I will have to make a card like this and smugly take it to my next card making class and show it off. most of us have cuttlebugs and spellbinders, so this will be a great hit. thank you for the video. I will keep this in my favorites list.
    sandy

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  91. Apparently in the Davis County area of Utah, Office Max has never heard of chipboard, so kinda bummed i went home & fiddled around w/ different boxes & cardboard, I found if u cut a Ritz box up & use it like Nilda explained it works just as well, now we can recycle our cracker boxes for the better good of cardmaking... Thanks for the AWESOME idea it made my card so cool!

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  92. you are so awesome Nilda, love both of your cards.. for some reason I can't find the video.. :-( I'm still looking.

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  93. Duh, I found it, it just took a while for it to load.. off to watch it. Thanks for always sharing Nilda.

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  94. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. I love this technique and have used it several times. I always watch the video to be sure I'm doing it right.

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  95. Love, love my Cuttlebug, this will be a great technique to add to my embossing! Thanks for sharing.

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  96. Thanks for this great video. I tried it, and it worked great!!

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  97. brilliant tut, one I'll definitely try for myself
    Anne x

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  98. I love hearing that voice! Nilda you can call me again anytime;)

    Thanks for the video refresher, I haven't tried this is quite a while.

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  99. Great idea and the video I am going to give this a try today

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  100. Wow!! I have a trusty old sizzix machine but I put all of my cuttlebug folders and my nesties through it, and I have just managed to adapt this technique with that! And I am so grateful to you for sharing this.
    How truly wonderful.
    Thank you so much!!

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  101. Oh my. Thank you so much for sharing this technique. I watched your tutorial and then went through it with you, step by step, and guess what? It all turned out perfectly! Its great to have new ways to use both my Cuttlebug and my Nestabilities. Thanks.

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  102. BEAUTIFUL cards! I will come back and watch your tutorials a few times (at least) and give that a try myself! Thanks

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  103. Hello.

    For anyone that is interested, I have posted how to do this with a sizzix machine, on my blog. Follow this:- http://kraftykarens.blogspot.com/

    Hope that helps!

    K.xxx

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  104. Anyone know where I can find the foam rubber mat in the video????

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  105. This is fabulous, now is there a way this can be done using the Sizzix texturz plates? I would love to demo this at my next card class!

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  106. Merci beaucoup pour ton tuto
    Cathy

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  107. Just tried the technique today. Loved the way my card came out. Thanks so much.

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  108. I was searching for this very thing this morning and here you are. Exactly what I wanted to learn. I'm off to try it. Thanks for educating me.

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  109. Hi Nilda, Your tutorial is fantasic!! The only thing for me is that I have no cuttlebug but a wizard. I cannot put all the layers together into
    my wizard. Do you know if there is a spellbinders video of this double embossing, or do you have a solution for me. I love your cards, and would like to make some similar christmas cards, Thanks,

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  110. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial/video today on my blog, PaperFriendly.

    Nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

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  111. Thank you for sharing this great technique. I will try to find out how to do that with the Big Shot!
    But I sure love this!
    Hugs
    Marion

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  112. tried it was hard to run through bug then when i tried to emboss it cut through the paper the nest is groved side is down right it bent my nestie.what am i doing wrong using plumbers mat not tan could that be to thick

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  113. hw to emboss d paper???

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  114. I got my chip board at Hobby Lobby

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  115. What a great ideea!!! Thanks a lot for this tutorial, I found it very useful!!!

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  116. Thanks, will try it as soon as I get my chipboard. How thick is it?
    How do you emboss with chipboard letters on cardstock? It is driving me crazy.... my paper always rips or it is not embossed deep enough!!!
    Thanks

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  117. Great,easy and informative video. Can't wait to try it. Love the double embossing effect. Thanks.

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