Spellbinders™ - 2010 Seasonal Christmas Line

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  • > Perfect for cards, scrapbook pages and home decor projects.
  • > 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.

  • > Nested Shapes can be used alone, or to create layered images

  • > Check the right side of this page for tutorials featuring dies from Spellbinders Seasonal Christmas Line.

Product Description

Manufacturer Description
Spellbinders™ Paper Arts develops, manufactures and markets a unique collection of die cutting and embossing tools, including the Wizard™ and the Grand Calibur™ Embossing & Die Cutting Machines. More than 250 die and embellishment templates offer up to 5-in-1 functionality. Spellbinders' products allow crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind, beautiful paper art projects.

Spellbinders is pleased to offer a Seasonal Christmas Line including: one wintery Nestabilities®, two Nested Shapeabilities®, one Shapeabilities Pendant, and one Shapeabilities with five holiday shapes.

Product Description
Spellbinders Seasonal Christmas Line dies are made of metal and can be used to cut, emboss and stencil cardstock. They come in many different holiday-themed shapes and sizes and will work in any manual die-cutting machine. New dies are introduced seasonally.

Learn more about Borderabilities in this video: Learn more about Embossing with Nestabiltities in this video:

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  1. Shaped to Stretch Creativity

    By Jimmi Mayo

    I was very excited to get some new Spellbinders dies to play with for this review!

    Before receiving these dies, I only had basic Nestabilities - circles, ovals and a few frames, so these shaped dies were very new to me.

    I received the 2010 Holiday Trees. I will be honest and say I was a little stumped at first, but once I took them out and just started cutting and playing with them I fell in love!

    I used the trees on cardstock and on patterned paper. Of course, they cut through both of them like butter! I made a card, an ornament and a gift tag with the tree dies. I think they are super versatile and worked perfectly on these three different projects.

    I can’t wait to get more shaped Nestabilities! I really think they stretched my creativity and that is something I always need!

  2. Snowflake Magic

    By Beate Johns

    I had a big smile on my face when I heard that we would review the new Spellbinders Holiday templates. The smile was even bigger when I received the darling Snowflake Borderabilities Petite, the Snowflake Pendant as well as the Mitten Nestabilties. What a treat.

    I love Borderabilities. They add so much to a project. I cut and embossed an 11" strip of white cardstock by lining the die up a second time at the end of my first cut. I left the die on my cardstock after cutting and embossing to airbrush part of the strip and it turned out so pretty. I love that you can use Spellbinders dies to cut, emboss and stencil your cardstock. As an added bonus, small snowflakes are negative cuts from your border when you use the Borderabilities. These are the perfect size for use as additional accents on your cards. I used the extra snowflakes in several projects. I am absolutely loving this die!

    The Snowflake Pendant set has so many possibilities. I have used the snowflakes to create garlands, make ornaments and as accents on cards and scrapbook pages. The dies are beautiful! The Snowflake Pendant comes with a smaller snowflake, and even a snowflake "extension" that enables you to make your snowflake bigger by adding "arms". How cool is that?. It also comes with a center for your pendant in case you want more detail on your flakes. AMAZING! I can't wait to play with this more.

    The Mitten dies are fun. Imagine cutting 2 pieces out of felt and sewing the pieces together to make a mini mitten. You'll want to make 23 more, and then string them on a banner for an Advent calendar. You could also make a little photo ornament, or just use them on cards or scrapbook pages.

    This year the Seasonal Christmas Line is beautiful. I ordered additional dies, and I still have my eye on a few more sets.

  3. Shapeabilities Add Fun & Unique Shapes to Your Die Cutting Collection

    By Julie Campell

    Spellbinders has released a new collection of great dies called Shapeabilities. If you’ve tried Spellbinders dies in the past, these are very similar. The dies allow you to cut, emboss, and stencil and come in some really neat new shapes. I received the die set, Nested Mittens.

    The Nested Mittens die set comes with five separate dies. There are three solid mittens that can be embossed and layered and two smaller mittens that have decorative stitches and designs that can be embossed or stenciled. This die set is so versatile because it can be used both as a winter mitten and a kitchen mitt. I love that I can use it all year long!

    All of Spellbinders dies cut and emboss really well. I love using my Wizard die cutting machine to cut and emboss paper and cardstock. When I cut fabric or felt, I’ve found that the Cuttlebug works really well with the Spellbinders dies.

    I really enjoyed getting to try out a couple of the new Shapeabilities dies. This new collection is packed with so many fresh designs! No matter what your style, I’m sure that there is a die set you will thoroughly enjoy.

  4. Spellbound

    By Lisa Lara

    I was really excited when I received my Spellbinders Shapeabilities to review. If I thought I was in love with the Nested Mittens when I first saw them. I definitely am after using them.

    They cut smoothly and left crisp embossed details on the smallest mittens. I was concerned that the small dies might be hard to sponge ink on, but it was no problem at all.

    I used my Cuttlebug with these dies. My sandwich plates were a bit worn so to get a crisp embossed image I just ran it back and forth a few extra times. On the smallest mitten (with the most details) I found I just had to touch from the opposite side to help get the paper out of the die.

    I am sure one happy paper crafter because I got to experiment with these dies. I know I will use them over and over.

  5. Endless Shapeabilities Possibilities

    By Beverly Rousch

    I am not new to the world of Spellbinders Shapeabilities, but boy am I glad to have another opportunity to play with these fabulous products! I got the chance to try their new 2010 Holiday Tree Shapeabilities.

    The 2010 Holiday Trees are a very classic Christmas tree shape which would lend themselves perfectly to cutting, embossing, or stenciling on all the holiday scrapbook pages, holiday cards, or holiday projects you can ever imagine. BUT even better, because their shape is so classic, being the tree lover that I am, these trees are perfect for non-holiday cards as well! Add a "treemendous" sentiment and it's golden! These shapes will be out on my craft table all year 'round!

    The Shapeabilities possibilities are truly endless!

  6. Think Outside the Die

    By Lydia Fiedler

    I was a late comer to die cutting in general, so I just started using Spellbinders dies within the last few years. I always saw the beautiful things people had created with these dies and thought surely that was too complicated for me. Imagine how ridiculous I felt the first time I tried them and found just how easy it was to get such fun shapes!

    Since I am still in collection building mode, I owned Nestabilities and Impressabilities, but no Shapeabilities. I was thrilled to get to try out the Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities, just in time for the holidays.

    I did all sorts of fun things with the Heirloom Ornament. I cut several materials with this die set, but my favorite was a LaCroix fizzy water tin can. I cut the can open, and ran the tin through my Wizard just as you would do with paper. The first pass through my Wizard was to cut the shape, and then I added the embossing mat to my sandwich and ran it back through the Wizard to emboss the image. Yes, I squealed! It embosses the tin so beautifully! And, true story, the AT&T guy was working on my internet service when I was doing this. He was completely mesmerized! I had to give him a handful of little tin embossed die cuts to take home to his wife!

    These dies are so fun, well-made and easy to use. Now I need to win the lottery!

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Questions and Comments

What do you think? Leave your comments and questions.

Can I use nestabilities with my sizzix machine.  What pads or pallets should I use?

Evelyn McMahon   |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 7:27 AM

Hi Evelyn,
Check the Comprehensive Compatibility Chart posted under our Cutting and Embossing tutorials for these dies.
Hugs and smiles

beate   |  Wed Nov 3, 2010 at 7:51 AM

Hi again, I am wondering how important the tan mat is when using a cuttlebug? I went to the only stamping store near me and they do not carry them. I looked online, however, I am not able to find them. I think I may be looking for the wrong thing. I searched for “tan mat for cuttlebug”?

Dellsdani   |  Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 4:41 AM

Hi Dani,

If you want to emboss images without cutting them with your dies, you will need those dies. Also if you run your cut image through the cuttlebug again with the tan embossing folder, you will get that embossed rim that looks so good. You can find a tutorial for that here.

I know most of the online stores that I purchase from carry it. You can definitely find it at

I hope that helps. Hugs and smiles

beate   |  Wed Nov 10, 2010 at 6:14 AM

This question is for Lydia Fiedler….
please tell me what - a LaCroix fizzy water tin can- is, or what sort of material it is that you cut the shapes from. I would love to try cutting metal with my nesties.

Trisha   |  Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 4:36 AM

Hi Trisha!

LaCroix is just a canned carbonated water/club soda that I drink. Any soda can will work. Be very careful cutting them up - the tin is thin and sharp. I cut one vertical cut down the side of the can, and then cut the top and bottom off to get a rectangular sheet of tin with a box cutter. Hope that helps! It is so fun and the Nesties cut and emboss them so beautifully!

lydia   |  Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 7:01 AM

I’m strictly a SU girl, but I so want to get these mitten dies.  Will they work ok with my Big Shot.  I have all the Big Shot cutting pads, embossing etc.  Will I need anything else?  Thanks so much.

Renee Ondrajka   |  Fri Nov 26, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Absolutely! There’s a link above for a compatibility guide that will give you the instructions for using that adorable die in the Big Shot smile

Used my mitten set for the first time tonight. smile <3

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What you'll pay

Petite Borderabilities $19.99
Nested Shapes $19.99 - $24.99
Frames $24.99

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