Mini Tutorial – Spellbinders/Nestabilities in your Cuttlebug

Happy Monday morning, everyone!  I had a special request to post the instructions for using your Spellbinders/Nestabilities dies in  your Cuttlebug machine.  After a little experimentation, I was able to get excellent results!  So,  here are the instructions (sorry, no pics)

To use the shaped Spellbinders – eg, the butterflies, flowers, and the like.  It’s a two-step process – the first pass through cuts the shapes, and the second one embosses them:


1.  Start with your “A” plate

2.  “C” plate

3.  die – cutting side up

4.  Cardstock/pp – face down

5.  “B” plate

To emboss:

1.  Keep everything intact – eg die attached to paper

2.  Remove “C” plate

3.  Lay die/paper (already cut) – paper side UP on “A” plate

4.  Add “tan embossing mat” (sold in packages of 2)

5.  SHIM – with 3 pieces of scrap cardstock for shapes, (2 pieces of cs for borders – scalloped ovals, etc.)

6.  Add BOTH “B” plates

7.  Pass through Cuttlebug

7.  Ink/paint/sand raised portions while still attached to the die, if you wish.

8.  Remove from die!

VOILA!  That’s it!

I hope that helps.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask!  🙂


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa V
    Sep 15, 2008 @ 13:23:48

    I just seen a great video about this on you tube. I have been thinking about purchasing a cuttlebug. Do you find you like this product or is there any better?


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  3. Katy Drogos
    Jan 11, 2012 @ 21:25:23

    Thank you for this! Who knew those shims would be a deciding factor! I have a rubber mat from the sizzix set and used that instead of the tan mat and it worked! You have saved me a lot of grief 🙂


  4. farmville help
    Aug 27, 2013 @ 00:28:10

    Great article.


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