Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Nestabilities in the Cuttlebug

As you probably know, I'm joining the Spellbinders design team at the beginning of 2008 (which, as it is, is just several days away!). Part of my starter kit is a brand new Wizard die cutting machine, which I'm very excited to learn inside and out.

In the meantime, though, I've been using the Spellbinders Nestabilities in my Cuttlebug machine. (For fear of sounding like a commercial, these dies are universal, so with the right sandwiches, you can use them in any manual die cut machine. Check out the Spellbinders website for more information.) There's been a lot of chatter on message boards about what just the right sandwich is for the Cuttlebug; part of the problem is that the B plates can break pretty easily (they're meant to be 'disposable'; I think of it planned obsolescence on Provo Craft's part). So here's what I've been using with my 'bug without breaking B plates:

CUTTING SANDWICH: (top to bottom)
B plate
cardstock
die - rough side up
B plate*
3 pieces chipboard*
A plate

FOR EMBOSSING: (top to bottom)
B plate
die w/ cardstock down
tan mat*
B plate*
1 layer chipboard*
A plate

* I have these layers taped together for ease of layering when using them. So I have a cutting layer and an embossing layer, kwim?

Now this might be what works for my machine and not yours, but give it a shot. The calibrations on the machines don't seem to be consistent, so your machine may be thinner between the rollers than mine. But if you're looking for a sandwich that works, give this one a try!

Have you seen the latest release from Papertrey Ink? They're so sweet! I'm expecting mine to arrive today or tomorrow - and it was really hard not to order them all! I did order Sweet Love (I'm a sucker for a great swirl!) and Limitless Labels (year round possibilities!). I am blown away month after month by Nichole Heady's ingenuity!

Well, in case I don't get back here before Christmas, I hope you have a very Merry one! Enjoy the glad tidings and time with family. Be well! ~ Jenn

1 comment:

Anabelle said...

Lucky you. Those stamp sets are awesome! Good luck playing with your Wizard. Be sure to put some good tutorials up here so I can learn how to use mine! ;) BTW, LOVED your Christmas card. Thansk!!!!