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Old 12-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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I read that some people are scanning their nesties so they can measure them on their computer screen to be sure a Silhouette cut file they are using will fit in the Nestie.

Do you scan the actual metal die or make a die cut and scan that ?

Even with the Cameo I will continue to use my Nesties. I like the embossed appearance.


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I would probably be easier to scan a cut piece. There are ways to make the embossed edge on a piece cut by an electronic cutter. I make my faux nesties all the time and have saved a fortune not having to buy all the spellbinder dies using my CraftRobo
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I already have a gazillion Nesties so I will use them.

But for the Future how do you make faux embossing?
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Great questions Barbara Jay! Like you I do love the embossing.
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I found the answer on scanning Nesties !!
I knew I saw it somewhere here I just could not recall where. It was in the Digi stamping section

Spellbinder compatible Digi stamps?


They are actually scanning the dies and saving them to their computer to use for measurements . Then they print the digi or cut the file image and use a Bigshot/CB to cut the Nesties to fit around it
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To make the embossing using shapes cut with a cutter, you can cut a shape 1/4" smaller and then use that under your original shape and run them through your cuttlebug (or big shot). That will create the same embossing the nesties do.
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Thanks! I have all of the basic geometric shapes so those are not an issue. The embossing I like is for example on the other Nesties such as the Decorative Floral Ovals or the circles or the holiday shapes or borders. I can't imagine a way to set those up to emboss the inner parts
At this point I have a nice selection of other Nesties so I will use those .
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Thanks! I have all of the basic geometric shapes so those are not an issue. The embossing I like is for example on the other Nesties such as the Decorative Floral Ovals or the circles or the holiday shapes or borders. I can't imagine a way to set those up to emboss the inner parts
At this point I have a nice selection of other Nesties so I will use those .
There is a way to do the fancier spellbinders by creating an embossing folder for them. I did a tutorial about 4 or 5 years ago and posted it on here to show how to do it with a cutting machine. I'll see if its still active is you want to download it...

ETA: I can't seem to find the thread where I uploaded the file. I'll check to see if I still have it on one of my EHDs.

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There is a way to do the fancier spellbinders by creating an embossing folder for them. I did a tutorial about 4 or 5 years ago and posted it on here to show how to do it with a cutting machine. I'll see if its still active is you want to download it...

ETA: I can't seem to find the thread where I uploaded the file. I'll check to see if I still have it on one of my EHDs.
Cat_Woman is this the tutorial you wrote that you are looking for?

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Yes, that's the photo of what I did using the tutorial I wrote. I did upload a pdf file of the full tutorial, but I can't find the thread now and I can't find the file on any of my EHDs. I may have moved it off to either carbonite or cd. I'll have to look further to see if I can find it.
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Cat_Woman I was a pack rat when I started and saved everything that looked interesting so one day when I knew what I was doing I could use them. I found a Tutorial you made for making an embossing folder for use in a Cuttle Bug
I saved it it 2009

You were using a RoboCraft and Photoshop elements I will try to upload it here. If not I will send it to you to fiddle with it so you can upload it
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Cat_Woman I was a pack rat when I started and saved everything that looked interesting so one day when I knew what I was doing I could use them. I found a Tutorial you made for making an embossing folder for use in a Cuttle Bug
I saved it it 2009

You were using a RoboCraft and Photoshop elements I will try to upload it here. If not I will send it to you to fiddle with it so you can upload it
Thank you! That's the file. The concept is still the same, but of course there are quite a few different software packages that you can use to get the same results. I should make an embossing folder for some cards I want to make. I was looking for one to buy, but now I think I'll make it instead.
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