Saturday, 13 June 2009

Another little tutorial for you - Nestibilities

I’ve had lots of requests for this one – how to get the narrow border around the Labels Nestibilities. I love the shapes of them all but don’t like that they only come in single sets so the gap between each layer (for me) is too wide. Also, if you want to layer them and stick with using a die cutter your white mat is not big enough for most stamped images - me no likey!!

I've added this picture to show the difference between cutting the layers using the dies and die cutting machine (blue mat largest die, white mat next size down) only as opposed to the one layer (white) cut with a die cutter and the largest die and the blue layer hand cut so please excuse the pants picture. Okay so you don't get the embossed border when hand cutting the blue layer but I can live without the embossing but can't live with the huge border that you get by using two sizes of dies.

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So, here’s how I get the narrow borders. Again, I’m sure there is an easier way but this works for me :)

A few simple tools (there’s that piece of lino again lol)

NESTIES-TUT-1 Not much to say in this little tut

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If you’re using a different shape label follow this step, except you will have more corners/points to erase

nesties-tut-3Don’t erase any more than the very tips of each point/corner

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Line up the top (smaller) nestie shape and use this as a guide to draw in the point. This keeps it nice and even when layering them up.

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Cut your shape out and LIGHTLY emboss around the cut edge on the back of the shape, it helps to smooth out the cut and hides a multitude of wonky cutting sins.

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And there you have it, a nice narrow border.

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57 comments:

  1. Oh Bev thanks for this - i have also felt the gap is too large and you have made my day im going to give this a go - your a star
    love tasha xx

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  2. Thanks for a great tutorial Bev. You're right there must be an easier way but I haven't found either. I hadn't even thought about embossing the edges and rubbing out the points I just spend for ever cutting till it looks right (lol).
    hugs Heather xx

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  3. Once again a fab Tutorial ... thank you so much .. have to say i have tried this , but before i woud just cut the shape i have drew .. not the going over the top so it matched. thank you so much xx you are a star x

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  4. great tut Bev (you're getting to be an expert;) I'll read it when I am awake and can take it all in lol! I love your rings and what nice fingernails you have ;o) have a good w/end {hugs} Nettie xxx

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  5. I often wondered how you did that :) thanks for showing us Bev :)
    Hugs Gina xxx

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  6. Thanks for this Bev never thought of this before but it makes perfect sense. Use what you have....
    xx Vee

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  7. wow thanks for that Bev - I've been doing it the hard way i.e. by eye, but this looks far easier and more accurate
    xx

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  8. Splendid tutorial, Bev!! You are the best!! And the narrow, exact border makes all the difference in the world...Thank you so much..Hugs...Jacque

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  9. Another fabulous tut. I have cut them like you, but never have embossed them to hide the wonky cuts. Thanks so much for the tip.

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  10. A fabulosu tut! Thanks for sharing darlin! xx

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  11. This is so clever, I have always wondered why your gaps were so much smaller than mine.. they look so much neater and professional - Thanks for sharing your secret!
    HUGS
    MichelleO

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  12. Thankyou so much for that Bev,I had always wondered how it was done......I don't layer mine as I did not like it either!!! And how simple,why couldn't I think of that......you are a star,another thing you have taught me!
    Hugs xx

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  13. Now why didn't I think of this?!! *lol*
    Your tutorial is beyond awesome Bev! I definitely will be using your method. I'm not a fan of the hugs gap between the label dies either. Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  14. Your card is beautiful Bev, and thanks for the lesson!
    Hugs Jacqueline

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  15. Great tutorial Bev, thanks for this! I too think the gaps between the new labels nesties are too large! Have a great weekend!
    Hugs, Vicky -x-

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  16. Thanks again for another wonderful tutorial. Hugs Marja

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  17. Great tutorial, Bev! I've been too lazy to do this recently, and when I have done it, I haven't been smart enough to rub out the points and even them up! Will have to try it your way. :)

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  18. OMG Bev you are a genius!
    This is so great thanks so much for your brilliant easy to follow tutorial. I will definitely be giving this a try!
    hugs
    kim x

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  19. Hi Bev

    Thanks you for another brilliant tutorial.

    I have never even thought of doing this .. .. thanks for sharing.

    Love your idea for tidying up those cut edges. I bet lots of us will be using your method of sorting these out now.

    Love Jules xx

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  20. Wow Bev great tut - I haven't got any of these nestie shapes because of the large border, but now I will be putting them on the "I want those" list !!!

    Thanks for sharing

    Hugs
    Penni
    X

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  21. Thanks for another wonderful tutorial! I never would have thought of embossing the cut edges! Great tip as I can cut neatly at all!

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  22. WOW I am amazed, such a simple solution, for a big problem!
    Thanks for sharing Bev!
    Hugs Yolanda

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  23. Thank you for this great tut! I don't like the big gap between the nesties either! I love your solution!
    Sandra :-)

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  24. thanks for the lovely tutoriasl, great tip, haven't tought of that yet

    hugs
    daisy

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  25. Excellent tutorial Bev! I always use the biggest Nestie for my stamped image and had thought what do I do now? So thanks for this, and the bit about the points is very clever. Great work as always, Judith x

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  26. Hi Bev
    Since meeting you and learning this at the Hobby House I have been doing it ever since and it is just a perfect way to finish of the stamped image
    Kate x

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  27. i dream of it, you made it. fab tutorial, i'll try imediatly!
    thanks
    regards
    céline

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  28. Gracias por el tutorial, como siempre bien explicado y fabulosas fotografias.
    Buen fin de semana.

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  29. Thanks Bev, what a great way of making the border smaller, and would never have thought to emboss the edges.

    Chris xx

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  30. Thanks for the fab tutorial Bev, so easy to follow I will have to give this a try. Debbie x

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  31. FAb tutorial Bev, thanks
    Nicki
    x

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  32. I always wondered how you got smaller frames..
    As i always say
    YOU ARE SOOOO CLEVER lol

    Thanks hun xx

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  33. TFS. Brilliant idea.
    Eveline.

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  34. Thanks Bev, great tutorial...

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  35. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial, Bev!

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  36. Fantastic - thank you Bev. I was disappointed when I found I couldn't just match up the next layer - I've been chalking or inking the edges but you don't get that nice crisp look. I'm rubbish with scissors but I'll definitely give it a go.
    Beryl xx

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  37. Hi bev,
    Don't have any nesties yet but I'm going to use this tutorial when I do get some as it so helful.
    Thanks for all the help!
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  38. Thank you for such an easy to understand tutorial, Bev. It's great and one I will use 'cos I love this set of nestie shapes.

    Alice (beemer)

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  39. Thanks so much for sharing this! I have despaired of having the large borders around the nestabilities from this set and a few of the others. Never THOUGHT to simply trace the outside. Awesome!

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  40. Thanks a million Bev-you're so good to share your secrets with us :-D

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  41. Wow! This is genius! I would never have thought of doing this! I love it! Thanks for sharing your discovery!
    Take care.

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  42. Bev, thank you very much for this tutorial. I also felt the gap was a bit too large and now I can use your tut for a better look. You ROCK! Hugs, Cami

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  43. Thanks for sharing your tip with us Bev! I have tried another way but it doesn't look as neat as the way you do it.
    Thanks again.

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  44. missmeticulous14 June 2009 at 11:37

    A great tutorial Bev and so easy to follow
    Thanks so much
    Gwen x

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  45. Thanks for doing this tutorial Bev, I have had a go, you make it so easy, Thanks again, Take care Bernie xx

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  46. thank you Bev, for the brillant tutorial keep them comming I love them love Dorothy xx

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  47. Great tutorial Bev. I have done something similar before as I too don't like the large gap, but I'm not the best at cutting out so your embossing tip is a great one. I think the labels one nesties will be making an appearance a lot more!!

    Liza x

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  48. Thanks Bev! I like the smaller borders much better too! Have to give this one a go!

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  49. Brilliant idea Bev, will have to give that a try. TFS

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  50. Great tutorial. Thanks for going to all that trouble of sharing it so beautifully with your followers. Hugs from Desire

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  51. Thanks for sharing, I do like the thin border!

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  52. This is a great idea! I have the Label 1 and don't like layering them because of the huge gap! (Bethie J shared your tutorial on the PTI forum, that's how I found you!)

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  53. God, such a simple technique but what a result! Great thinking outside the box!

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  54. Thankyou for the tutorial, will have to give this a go when I get my nesties...Aud

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  55. Hi Bev

    just found your tutorial i to thought the gab was to big so your idea is great thanks for that Bev.... your cards are amazing ..
    Hugs
    Sylvie

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Bev x

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