I learned something VERY cool this weekend from the ever-fabulous Jody (aka TexasJodyLynn or the ribbon lady)! But first….dude! I passed 500,000 hits yesterday! And I’ve got a FABULOUS prize to give a way later today – so check back to get in on that one! I promise, it’s really good!

Anyway, at the card swap Jody had a really cute scalloped card. I asked her if she used the Nestabilities to make it and if she used a Cuttlebug. She said yes to both and I wanted to know HOW?!?! I’ve tried a bunch of times to make a scalloped card with my Cuttlebug and no dice. I have asked Debbie about it, but she uses the Wizard and said it’s no problem. But I could *not* get my dies to cut through 2 layers of cardstock – not even thin Whisper White!

Well, Jody said she just taught a class at her LSS called “The ABC’s of Nestabilities” or something like that. (Sorry Jody – I didn’t listen very well! I was so excited to learn how, that’s all I focused on!) Anyway – the idea is that you start from the bottom up:

A plate

B plate

die

paper

C plate

Get it?!? ABC’s! So so easy to remember! Well – of course I ran home immediately after and had to try it out! Actually I left stamp day a bit early because I got really sick and later on Jenn stopped by to drop off some things and show me her swaps. And then I remembered and we both ran to try it out….and it worked perfectly! So here it is in picture form for all you visual learners!

How to Make a Scalloped Card with Nestabilities and a Cuttlebug – from texasjodylynn

(please ignore the mess around my cuttlebug! My room looks like a tornado went through it right now!)

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Stack your plates with the A spacer plate, then one of the B plates. (The black part is my thin magnet)

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Then place your die – cutting side up – on top of your stack. Place the *folded* cardstock so that the seam is either all the way inside the nestability or half in half out. (This one was half in half out. You can either get a half scalloped fold or a straight fold depending on how you choose to do it.)

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Then place your C plate on top of your stack. (sorry that pic was blurry!)

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After you run it through – this is how it should come out. It will look like it is still not cut all the way through.

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However, you should be able to very easily separate the excess cardstock from your scalloped card! That’s it!!!

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And you have a cute scalloped card! I am so thrilled that I can do this with my Cuttlebug! THANK YOU JODY!

And here’s what I mad with those cute cards….just the Thank You notes to go along with the magnets. Now I have to say – I made the pattern on the white panel using PTI’s Anniversary set….and I am so not good at lining things up like that. But it was easy! Yes, if you look, it’s not perfect. But when you just glance at it, it looks pretty good! Very easy to make a patterned paper to go with your cards with the clear stamps.

Now – I tried a few different things on these so here are the ones I used brown on…

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supplies: Simple Little Things Anniversary set from PTI; pretty in pink and white cardstock; pretty in pink and close to cocoa ink; sponge; wide satin and tafetta ribbons; dimensionals; classic rectangle and circle nestabilities; A Muse twinkle sticker (left card); Stampendous dot sparklers (right card).

And these are the ones I used black on….

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supplies: Simple Little Things by PTI; white and pretty in pink cardstock; pretty in pink and palette noir inks; American Crafts black marker for edging; satin ribbons; dimensionals; classic circle and rectangle nestabilities; pearl from Hobby Lobby (left card); A Muse twinkle stickers (two sizes – right card); liquid pearls (left card).

**the wide satin ribbon used will be the first satin share – this was a sample I got to make sure it was good**

Ok – I’ve gotta do my pilates and then I’ll work on getting that cool prize up here!