Spellbinders Nestabilities are now available for purchase at Papertrey Ink

—> Christine asked…Do you know how much each shape set would weigh?

Each individual shape’s entire set weighs 0.8 lbs, with each of the four sets within that weighing 0.2 lbs. each.

—> Aimee asked…This is great, but I have to admit to still being a little confused! LOl. Anyway, will the regular dies mat on the scalloped die? For example, if I order the LARGE set of scallop and regular circles, will the largest circle layer onto the largest scallop? KWIM? I should I order LARGE scallops and SMALL circles?

Truth be told, it really matters what your personal preference is and what look you are going for.  Here it is broken down visually to help illustrate what I am trying to say…

073107_just_scallopsThis is all of 5 of the scalloped ovals from the LARGE set, die-cut from pink cardstock.

073107_large_scallops_large_plainHere are the LARGE standard ovals, die-cut from white cardstock, layered on top of the LARGE scalloped ovals.  You can see that pretty much just the scallops extend from the edges of the standard oval.

073107_large_scallops_small_plainHere are the SMALL standard ovals, die-cut from white cardstock, layered on top of the same LARGE scalloped ovals.  There is a lot more space around the standard oval exposed.

073107_large_ovalSo you see, it is really a matter of what kind of look you prefer.  A lot of scallop or a little?  Here are two identical cards I created.

This card uses a LARGE standard oval and a LARGE scalloped oval.

073107_small_oval_cardWhile this card uses a SMALL standard oval and the same LARGE scalloped oval.  Is this making any sense now, I hope?!!?!?

So, if you like a little scallop to show, you want to order LARGE scalloped & LARGE standard (in any shape, not just the ovals).  If you like a lot of scallop, go with the LARGE scalloped & SMALL standard.

While this is the last day of the countdown, I wanted to end with a BIG cyberhug for my dearest friend, cheerleader, inspiration & mentor, Ellen Hutson.  She presented the entire concept behind Nestabilities to Spellbinders and followed through with her visions for this product.  She allowed me to be a part of it, and for this I am so thankful.  Not only is the product amazing & revolutionary, but she holds the same characteristics within herself.  Her generosity and willingness to support me while I have begun this endeavor with Papertrey has been worth more to me than I can say.  So cheers to you, Ellen.  Here’s to a beautiful friendship!

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  • 1
    Carla McGuire says:

    Thanks for the visual. That helps a lot!

  • 2
    Maissi says:

    You have allways such nice cards and the visuals are good too. Do you know if it’s possible to order from papertrey if you are in europe but outside of united kingdom (in scandinavia)?

  • 3
    liannallama says:

    What a great explanation and photos! Thanks so much–what a fantastic blog!

  • 4
    Jana says:

    Ahhhhhh it all makes sense now. Thanks for explaining that, Nichole. Your cards are so beautiful!

  • 5
    Wendella247 says:

    Thanks so much for all this information and visuals about the Nestabilities. They really sounded great, but I wasn’t clear on what I might want to buy and how they work. You did a fabulous job explaining.

  • 6
    Mary Ann says:

    Your card posted on Jan. 2 is lovely as are all of your postings. I have a question, though. Could you have eliminated a step by adhering the fabric to the cardstock first, then cut your die shape? Just wondering. TIA

  • 7
    Beth says:

    Thank you so much for the detailed explanations and ideas! I am so excited to get my first set but trying to figure out which die cutter is the best to purchase. Leaning towards the Cuttlebug right now, the cost and the reviews are very good. The Wizard looks dependable but a challenge to work at times and the Sizzix is limited to types of dies it takes. It can be confusing!

  • 8
    Susan F. says:

    I just purchased a Cuttlebug and have been seeing a lot of things created with Nestabilities. I wasn’t really clear until I read this post from you. Thanks so much for taking the time to lift the fog in my brain! Susan 🙂

  • 9
    ohradiogirl says:

    Very good info; detailed and the images were quite helpful. I like the look of both.

  • 10
    Sam says:

    Absolutely brilliant explanation and your cards are stunning.


  • 11
    Kristy Tyra says:

    I just discovered your blog today (3-30-10)by way of Indigo Inklings. Thanks for so much information and detail about using the Spellbinders dies. I just purchased a
    Big Shot a couple of weeks ago and I am finding out that it will do so much more than I ever imagined, thanks to you and Indigo Inklings. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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