April 9, 2011

Working With Nestabilities - At The Dallas Stampede

Isn't this just too cute? I am at the Stampede in Dallas Texas and Melissa is teaching me how to use Nestabilities. After using these and seeing the wonderful results I can't believe I have never used them before! I love the embossing after you have made your cut as it has such a wonderful finished look to it.
This is also my first attempt at digital stamping, and this is the 2nd card I made.... tomorrow you will see the first. This cute little stamp is a Freebie at Tiddly Inks and I would highly recommend that you give a Freebie a try as you may get hooked! I even bought a couple after trying the freebie and it was very reasonable. I just downloaded the file to my computer and from the Microsoft Word just hit Insert Art, then from file and it went right on my sheet. I then sized it, copied and place it on the sheet and printed it on card stock it was so easy. Melissa at Melissa Made suggested I use Power Point but I don't have that at work so I used what I had on my lunch hour. Easy.
Now don't laugh but all I keep at work is a set of Crayola Markers that cost me a whole $3.99 and I used those to color little 'Bo' in! Hey, it worked so don't laugh it just goes to prove you can use what you have without spending big bucks!

With a little help from my friend Melissa I am able to cut and emboss my first card. Click HERE if you want a chart for your CuttleBug Plate positions and thank Melissa for here generosity as she let me share with you! This little video will show you how it is done.
This card turned out so nice, I just love it. As a matter of fact I printed 4 more little Bo's to color and print as I need more Birthday cards.

This last video is just me finishing the card.... you see I didn't have this awesome paper but Melissa came to the rescue with that gorgeous Echo Park paper and it is just perfect for this card!
I hope you enjoyed today's post and learned something.... I know I sure did! And a big thank you to Melissa of Melissa Made for all her wonderful help. Tomorrow you will see the first card I made and you will see why she was so willing to help..... boy was I in trouble! this card is so nice and I thank Melissa for that!
And thank you for your sweet - sweet words of encouragement. Your comments continue to inspire me to share with you even if I am learning from someone else!


Anonymous said...

such a cute card. I love it.

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Hope you guys are having fun. I want to learn to use Nestabilities too. :)

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Cricut Freebies Search List, under the Elements post on Apr. 09, 2011. Thanks again.

Java Jen's Creations said...

Very cute card!! Believe it or not, I haven't used Nestablilties yet either! I just might have to get some now!!

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [10 Apr 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Super cute!!! Isn't Melissa simply the BEST??

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

yes - Melissa is sweet. Love how the card turned out. TFS