Creating Frames with Nestabilities™ dies

by Beate Johns

Create cardstock frames with Nestabilities dies.


  • Cardstock

  • Wizard™, or other die cut machine

  • Two Cutting Mats

  • Magnetic Spacer Plate

  • Tan Embossing Mat

  • Two Nestabilities™ dies, that will create your frame, Label 13 Nestabilities dies used here


  1. Step 1

    Place a piece of cardstock on a Cutting Mat. Place your two Nestabilities™ dies on top of it, cutting lines facing down.

  2. Step 2

    Top dies first with magnetic spacer plate, then with second cutting mat.

  3. Run sandwich through the Wizard™.

  4. Step 3

    Place dies cutting lines facing up with your cardstock frame between the dies.

  5. Step 3

    Top sandwich first with tan embossing mat, then with second cutting mat. Run sandwich through the Wizard™.

  6. Step 4

    Your frame is ready to use on your project.



  1. Using a different die-cutting system?
    You can find a comprehensive download that provides sandwich recipes for most major die-cutting machines on the market here.

    Mix and Match

    You don't always have to use the same die shape. Try a regular oval, circle or square die inside a label die.

Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Yippee!!! Thank you! I'm so excited! I had to stop what I was doing and give this a try. smile
Ree  |  Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 1:05 PM
Thanks You for this tutorial. What is the magnetic mat, where can one purchase, and can it be used with the Electric Big Shot ?
Thanks for help on this !
Diana  |  Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 1:28 PM
I second Diana's question. What is the magnetic mat?
Kristy  |  Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 7:38 PM
Diana and Kristy,
You only need the magnetic spacer plate if you are using the wizard. Please check the compability chart listed under Variations for sandwich combos for other die cut machines.
beate  |  Wed Mar 2, 2011 at 7:43 PM
Thank you so much for this tutorial. Love all your work and this card is just lovely!
Janice Mix  |  Sun Mar 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM
what steps do you use for this project using nestabillitie dies with the cuttlebug for making this double stamped card????
shirleym.tecca  |  Wed Mar 9, 2011 at 8:13 AM
Look under the video under Variation. There is a download that holds a listing of sandwiches for different die cut machines, including the Cuttlebug.
Beate  |  Wed Mar 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM
Thank you so much for all the info. Copied and will follow. Always love your creations and so inspiring.
Diana  |  Wed Mar 9, 2011 at 12:46 PM
I would like to see the video for this tutorial but it seems to be blocked. Can you help me with this? Thank you.
Diane Laube  |  Wed Mar 9, 2011 at 8:07 PM
This is lovely, plan on doing this very soon., Keep up the wonderful cards coming.
Joyce  |  Sat Mar 12, 2011 at 9:12 AM
Hi - Please let me know which label # die this one in the video is. I would love to purchase it, but you don't state what the name of particular die cut set is. thanks.
stamps4funGin  |  Sun May 1, 2011 at 2:33 PM
Sorry about that, I just saw the label #13 in the supply list above. G
stamps4funGin  |  Sun May 1, 2011 at 2:34 PM
Please help. I tried to download the comprehensive video from Spellbinders but it said that it was not available. I have a Cuttlebug and would sure love to buy some Spellbinders dies. Thanks.
Ann  |  Mon Nov 14, 2011 at 10:14 AM
THANKS! This is EXACTLY the tutorial I've been looking for!
Deborah  |  Sun Jul 8, 2012 at 7:42 AM
So Many questions answered here and I can't thank you all enough. we all seem to have some of the same questions. Beate is so quick to answer and so appreciated ! Thanks again!
Diana E.  |  Sun Jul 8, 2012 at 12:45 PM
I really like this card
pamper1  |  Wed Aug 29, 2012 at 6:51 PM
Thank you so much for this video. This has helped me so much!!
Marion  |  Thu Aug 30, 2012 at 10:20 AM
Fantastic, thank you for this tutorial
Ruby McIver  |  Sat Aug 17, 2013 at 10:11 PM
We sometimes forget how to do the Nestabilities (when we get older) and it is nice for a re-fresher course. Beate, it is always nice hearing your voice. You are ALWAYS so calm, precise, & clear in your explanations. Thanks for always be there for us and explaining a process of whatever is planned. Thanks for your years of dedication to SCS. We truly value you, in whatever you do.
Darlene Driedger  |  Wed Apr 16, 2014 at 2:26 PM
Hi Beate! Thank you for this great tutorial. Is this how Birgit gets those awesome mats for her cards? I have been trying to find out how she makes those wide mats that are so attractive on her cards. Thank you!
Joanie Caldwell  |  Fri Mar 24, 2017 at 12:59 PM

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