Borderabilities and Shapeabilities Pendants

Brought to you by Spellbinders

Borderabilities give a three-in-one solution for cutting, embossing and stenciling. Create borders, trim scrapbook pages, or embellish envelopes and 3D projects with these versatile templates.


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  • > Borderabilities are metal die templates for cutting, embossing and stenciling card bases and cardstock strips.

  • > Petite Borderabilities measure 5 1/2", a perfect size for cards.

  • > Shapeabilities Pendants sets come with four coordinating die templates for many creative options.

Product Description

Manufacturer Description
Create exquisite decorative borders for all your card projects with Spellbinders' innovative Petite Borderabilities Die Templates collection. Perfectly sized to work with standard A4 sized cards, these dies will enhance any project with custom cut, embossed and embellished border designs.Petite Borderabilities are perfect complements to Spellbinders' Shapeabilities Pendants, allowing unlimited design opportunity and complete creative freedom.

Shapeabilities Pendants create beautifully detailed emblems quickly, easily and consistently. Each set features four intricately appointed dies that mix and match to create a variety of effects. As with all Spellbinders dies, Pendants offer 3-in-1 functionality; cut, emboss and stencil. The results are exquisite and the versatility makes Shapeabilities Pendants the newest “must have” offering from Spellbinders.

Product Description
Borderabilities are metal die templates that can be used to cut, emboss and stencil cardstock. They come in many different shapes and can be matched to Shapeabilities Pendant die templates. Petite Borderabilities measure 5 1/2" and come with two templates. One template to cut only one side to cut and emboss card edges. The other matching template to cut both sides of the cardstock to cut and emboss a matching cardstock strip.

Borderabilities and Shapeabilities in action:

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  1. Beautiful Borders made easy

    By Beate Johns

    I had a lot of fun playing with the Borderabilitites and matching Shapeabilities pendants for this review. I love the beautiful, intricate borders that can be created and I love even more that Spellbinders came out with matching Pendant dies so finishing up your project is a breeze.

    When I used my Borderabilities for the first few times, I had to run them through my Wizard twice to get all the intricate detail cut out. No problem, but I played some more and found out that when you line up the die on the side of your cutting mat instead of the middle, most of the time everything will be cut out the first time.

    Another wonderful point for the Borderabilities templates is that the Petite pack comes with two die templates. One cuts the edge of your cardstock and is perfect for cutting and embossing the edge of your card base! How cool is that? The other template creates matching strips of cardstock by cutting both sides of the strip. Both templates can be used to emboss cardstock and also to stencil the embossed part of it.

    The templates measure 5 1/2" so it's easy to cut even the long side of your card base!

    Now the Pendants, the Pendants are so much fun to play with. You can layer them on top of each other, or you can use them to layer regular shapes on top or underneath.
    Borderabilities and the matching Pendants are now on my must have list. I will definitely keep collecting them. There are so many wonderful designs out there already.

  2. Easy Elegance

    By Rose Ann Reynolds

    I love using die cut shapes on my projects and the new Borderabilities and Shapeabilities Pendant dies make it easy to add elegance with such beautiful detailing.

    There was a bit of a learning curve when I first tried out the Pendants. With such fine details on the die, there were areas that weren't cutting through all the way. I found out that if you run the die through the Wizard twice, rotating between passes, the problem is solved. It worked perfectly!

    Another incident that I came across was removing my die cut from the die after embossing. This was easily resolved by using my piercing tool or Multipurpose tool from Creative Memories to carefully push the card stock free, making sure not to distort or damage my cut piece.

    The variety of the dies and how well they all work together make for so many different looks and combinations! I love using some of the small dies to add subtle accents to some of my projects and also had fun cutting multiple pendants in different sizes and colors, then layering with foam tape for a more elaborate design. Stenciling the designs also gave and fun and different look.

    In conclusion, I would definitely recommend these dies for their elegance and beauty, and for the variety of different looks you can achieve by using them!!

  3. Decorative Edges Galore

    By Ashley Newell

    Borderabilities die cut and emboss decorative edges on your projects. Spellbinders offers a wide variety of designs. Although Spellbinders offers scallop edge Borderabilities, most of the designs are very ornate and detailed. For those designers who like clean and simple concepts, Borderabilities may be a challenge to use. The Borderabilities can be used to create a decorative edge on a card or an element to add to the card design. Shapeabilities Pendants are great complements to Borderabilities and work well with Nestabilities to create unique embellishments. For both, embossing, stenciling, and die-cutting are all options to incorporate into projects, making the products very versatile in technique use. However, most of the designs are so intricate and ornate that it excludes the graphic-style designs.

    Using Borderabilities and Shapeabilities was similar to Nestabilities. I had a difficult time die cutting on heavy weight cardstock. I used 110 pound cardstock and had to run the die through the Wizard over four times to get a full cut. Sometimes, I still had to take my scissors to finish the cut. After die cutting, I had difficulty removing the Shapeabilities or Borderabilities from the die itself. I would recommend using light weight cardstock or patterned paper with these dies to get clean and easy cuts. Embossing the die cuts was simple and easy and the exact same process to Nestabilities. I recommend Borderabilities and Shapeabilities Pendants to the traditional crafter who has an eye for decorative and ornate details.


    By Mary Brown

    Okay . . . I have to admit I just LOVE when we MUST review Spellbinder Products. I especially like how their products are a three-fer. You can do three different things with '-abilities' products. I like that they stack and pair things up. And here, they DID IT AGAIN! This month we reviewed their PERFECT PAIRING of Pendants and Borderabilities. In the Pendant package you get the main large pendant with a removable middle and 3 smaller images that you can use for embellishments. The matching Borderabilities dies come with two different borders - a strip border and a border for the edge of your card. I reviewed the Tulip Pendant and Borderabilities and the Contemporary Hearts set.

    I will tell you when I first used these in my Wizard, I did run into a problem with them cutting all the way through. The designs (especially the Contemporary Hearts one) are VERY detailed and I couldn't quite get them to work. After asking for help, I received the tip of putting it through once and then doing a quarter turn and running it through a second time. That was all it needed! Another tip I received was to position it more toward the side of the plate instead of right down the middle. This worked too! I also used this with the Big Shot with great results. You just have to play around with shims to get it cutting through. Once I did, one pass through was all I needed for great cuts every time!

    Another thing you will find with these is because of the detail, you need a pin or a piercing tool to clean out all the little pieces. Spellbinders put little holes in there to help you out... BRILLIANT!! I don't consider this a flaw . . . it is because of all the detail you get in these designs.

    I used these for the cutting, the embossing and the stenciling that they talk about and loved all three ways. I also found that I would save the little pieces and use these cut out pieces for embellishments too! So, you have lots of options with your investment in these products.

    I like the look of circle elements on my projects and these are a great way to add a unique circle element. With the multiple sizes you get in each package you are set for projects large and small! Pendants and Borderabilities. . . it's another PERFECT PAIRING from Spellbinders!

  5. Intricate Designs & Easy Elegance

    By Angel Wilde

    The Spellbinders dies continue to impress me. It’s amazing how that little piece of metal can turn an ordinary piece of cardstock into a beautifully embossed and die cut creation. Unlike punches that have quickly filled several drawers in my craft room, storage is not an issue with my Spellbinders dies. My entire collection (30 sets of dies) can fit into one drawer. Amazing, but true.

    For this review, I had the privilege of working with the Renaissance Hearts and In Spades Borderabilities and matching Pendant dies. They were quite easy to use. Due to the intricate patterns, I found it occasionally necessary to run the sandwich through my Wizard twice to get a complete cut. After advice from others, I found that placing the die toward one edge was helpful. Taking the finished die cut out of the die was another small problem. I did have one get torn, but using a paper piercing tool and working carefully was an easy solution. After using the dies a few times, this became less of an issue.

    I think Spellbinders really thought of everything when they released this collection. The Borderabilities and Pendants compliment each other fabulously, and the Borderabilities feature 2 separate dies - one cuts completely to give you a border to add to your project and the other leaves one side uncut to give your card a gorgeous die cut edge.

    The Borderabilities and Pendants work magically together, but I also enjoyed layering them with other Nestabilities and Shapeabilities. The options and creative opportunities really are endless!

    I’m adding several of these dies to my ever growing wish list!

  6. Beautiful Detailed Dies!

    By Jeni Allen

    I was really excited to be able to review another Spellbinders product. I've been very happy with all of the products I've used from Spellbinders, and the Borderabilities did not change that at all! I have to admit that I was a tad sheepish to begin working with these products; they looked like a lot of work! I am happy to report that upon opening the packages, I was happy to find that both the Shapaeilities Pendants and Borderabilities are as easy to use as Nestabilities, so don't be afraid of the detail!

    I received the Shapeabilities Spades and Lattice Pendants and the Borderabilities that coordinate with the pendants. I love the way the dies work together! It is so great to have products that are said to coordinate and then really do work well together! The Shapeabilities Pendants and Borderabilities also work well with the rest of the lines from Spellbinders. Nestabilities provide a great addition to both sets of dies.

    I thought the images were fantastic when simply cut out, but was amazed at how much the WOW factor was raised simply by embossing them after cutting. I think the embossed images are breathtaking! It is amazing how much more detail is available by just running the cut image and die through the Wizard again with the embossing mat! I really liked that as I cut and embossed the main die, I had little stencil pieces that were cut out and embossed were perfect for adding a little detail to other parts of the card! These Pendants and Borderabilities really add a great touch of sophistication to any project. Shapeabilities and Borderabilities would great additions to scrapbook pages! The images are perfect for adding to small boxes and bag. The possibilities are simply endless!

    I was very happy with the results I had while reviewing the Shapeabilities Pendants and Borderabilities. After seeing some of the other dies available in the Shapeabilities and Borderabilities, I will definitely look into growing my collection!

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Questions and Comments

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CYNTHIA BEYNON   |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 11:08 AM

Does this template work with the Big shot die cutter?

Melinda Dailey   |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 11:58 AM

Hi Melinda,
Yes, these templates work with most popular die cutting machines, including Cuttlebug and Big Shot.

Beate   |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Thanks for the demo.  I’ve really enjoyed using the Spellbinders products with my Cuttlebug, but hadn’t seen the Borderabilities in action.  I didn’t realize the dual application.  One thing I have found that works well with the small Shapeabilities is low-tack painter’s masking tape (blue); I tear tiny pieces to hold the dies in place, and I don’t have nearly the problems with lining up the cut stock for embossing.  Any tape on the front gets cut off, and any on the back doesn’t show, plus it’s easy to remove, being low tack.  Thanks again for the demo, and it’s a lovely card. Kay

Kay   |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 1:58 PM

You know I love this, Beate!!  Fantastic tutorial and video as well!  Thank you!!

Rose Ann   |  Wed Aug 26, 2009 at 6:20 PM

Your tutorial is so helpful and the finished product, of course, gorgeous!  You used the Wizard with the magnetic mat and then the embossing mat.  I have the SU Big Shot and know you said the dies were compatible~any special tips for the cutting then embossing with the “abilities” dies? I’m about to become addicted I can see and want to have the right tools to use them.  Thanks so much for all the time to give to teaching all of us!

Shirley   |  Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 5:01 AM

Beate, you did a great job on this video instruction too.  Love the job you are doing!  We appreciate you so much!
Thank you!

Carol   |  Thu Aug 27, 2009 at 5:23 AM

Thanks again for a super tutorial and ideas for using the “abilities”!  I also had problems getting the dies to cut on one run thru the Wizard.  Thanks for suggesting moving toward the edge.  I always made sure that the die was in the center!  I bought the Paper Glide and spray it onto the paper before beginning cutting and I think that it is works wonderfully.

neenie   |  Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 8:59 AM

Great tutorial Beate!

Bonnie Sharp   |  Fri Aug 28, 2009 at 4:02 PM

The smaller Borderabilities dies are made to fit an A2 card. I thought the dies that have just one cutting edge were supposed to give us the option of repeating the cut along the edge of a larger card, but I have not had success with this. I’ve tried lining up (overlapping) and taping the die and paper so they do not move, but the result isn’t acceptable, and some dies (Lattice, for example) don’t lend themselves to this because the design isn’t continuous.  Anyone have any suggestions? I use a BIGkick and a Revolution.

Karlene-Frances   |  Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 3:30 AM

i love these video turtorials, they’re great and Beate is so good at explaining the proceedure. Thanks again, keep um comin!...

sheila   |  Sat Sep 12, 2009 at 7:42 AM

Your turtorials are fabulous, Look at everyone I can. You are so good at explaining anyone can understand them.

Judy Speer   |  Tue Sep 15, 2009 at 2:12 PM

Thanks Beate!  This video tutorial was great!  I haven’t tried these yet b/c I simply wasn’t sure how to use them.  Now I wish I had purchased one so I can play!!!!

twinklestamper   |  Sat Sep 19, 2009 at 6:02 PM

HELP .. again..i received my first set of
Impressabilities and have tried to use them every which way but up…but absoutly nothing happens..what am i doing wrong??
I love my spellbinders..and know that these are bound to be beautiful if i can only figure out how to use them…no instructions on card..
rubber hugs,

cheryl   |  Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 8:26 AM


No worries. We can help. Check our Impressabilities Product Focus page. On the right hand side you find links to tutorials on how to emboss and letterpress with these templates.

Hugs and smiles

Beate   |  Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 10:24 AM

I am having problems where my dies are not cutting all the way through.  I have wasted so much paper.  I am using the correct sandwich, as instructed.  The 2 white cutting mats and the magnetic mat with the dies (cutting side up) and paper on top.  What could the problem be.

Debbie Vance   |  Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Absolutely awesome instructions.  Hope I can find it again after I buy the product.  Thanks

Elaine   |  Wed Sep 23, 2009 at 1:27 PM

Can you use a nestibilities die cut to make a cut out on the front of your card and then use the piece cut, for the inside of your card to decorate to show on the front of your card, like a window?

LINDA FLETCHER   |  Mon Sep 28, 2009 at 1:52 PM

I have had trouble with the getting the Fleur de lie nesties out of the die. Some riped,then the idea of putting a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock. It worked. Now I’m ready to try more of these beautiful dies. Love all the ideas on SCS. Joyce

Joyce Stevens   |  Sat Oct 10, 2009 at 5:40 AM

love these colors together and the borderabilities are quicly becoming a favorite!

Jan Hennings   |  Sun Nov 1, 2009 at 5:01 PM

ive really enjoyed dawn and a few others . in teaching me really great tech. so down to earth so talented . keep making those tutorials girls .. your making me better at my craft, thanks so very very much . thanks also to splitcoaststamper you rock ...

anne marie   |  Tue Nov 10, 2009 at 10:02 AM

I tried this on my cuttlebug and it worked fine.
love the lace border! So fragile looking and on silver paper it is stunning!

CAMY   |  Sat Feb 20, 2010 at 6:23 PM

what a lovely turotial with the shapebillities
that has given me so many new edias..can’t wait to try

fantastic job

Anne   |  Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 1:42 AM

You are very creative, learn a lot from you.
Neuza Maria

Neuza Maria   |  Thu Jul 14, 2011 at 8:08 AM

Good idea, cute…Aplauses

Maria   |  Fri Jul 22, 2011 at 10:07 PM

Thanks Beate!  This video tutorial was great!

örgü modelleri   |  Fri Aug 12, 2011 at 9:25 AM

hie i really loved your friend and make wedding cards and would like to get a hold of your embossing tools and other apparatus you might have can a transaction be made and whom do i contact

alicia mahonde   |  Tue Sep 6, 2011 at 5:33 AM

I absolutely love these ideas. Hope to find these sets locally, these are a must have for my collection. Love the lacey elegance.

Impressions   |  Sat Sep 8, 2012 at 12:58 PM

I am very impressed with all the new things Spellbinders are bringing out and the border one shown is lovely.

Shirley Hayes   |  Thu Dec 20, 2012 at 2:12 AM

This was very helpful, I have recently purchased my first Spellbinder dies.

Terry Haven   |  Sun Jun 1, 2014 at 1:53 PM

Loved the card and great ideas

Karen Barber   |  Wed Jun 1, 2016 at 7:34 PM
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What you'll pay

Petite Borderabilities $19.99
Shapeabilities Pendants $24.99

Where to buy

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