How to Create Spellbinder Nestabilities Frames


One of my favourite tools are Spellbinder’s Nestabilities.  My large selection of Nestabilities are neatly organized in CD cases which sit on my table, directly in front of me. When I find my labeler, they will be organized even better.

In trying to come up with a unique idea, I discovered that by placing two Nestabilities on my cutting mat, a unique frame was created.  To take this a step further, you can mix and match all kinds of shapes and sizes.  If that is not enough, you can kick it up a notch by embossing your frame, as seen in my Glitter Embossing tutorial.

My image is a download from Creativity with a Twist.


Choose the size of Nestabilities that appeal to you.  Do you want to cover the entire image or do you have a small image that needs a larger frame to fill your space?


Place your Nestablities Spellbinders onto your cutting mat. Lay your paper on top, and then place the top plate on top.  Be careful, you don’t want to move your Nestabilities.


This photo shows two widths.  On the left, the inside Nestability that was used was two sizes smaller than the outside Nestability.  On the right, the inside Nestability used was the next size down from the outside Nestability.  Make sense?


To kick it up a notch, you can emboss your frame.  Here I used my Glitter Embossing technique.


Close up view of the Nestabilities frame.

For a full index of my tutorials, visit my Tutorial page

Posted on : Mar 09 2010
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9 People have left comments on this post

Mar 9, 2010 - 10:03:12
K Hutchinson said:

OH my heavens GF- this is stunning! I love the spring colors and the glitter on the frame! GORGEOUS!!!!!

Mar 9, 2010 - 11:03:13
Elaine Allen said:

Beth –

This is simply beautiful! I love how you’ve created this gorgeous piece.

Elaine Allen

Mar 9, 2010 - 06:03:16
Aimeslee said:

Just gorgeous – thanks for the tute! xoxo

Mar 9, 2010 - 09:03:52
Myrna said:

Your talent never ceases to amaze me!!! This is absolutely stunning.

Mar 9, 2010 - 10:03:23
kraftychic said:

Wow! Your card is totally fantastic! What a great idea. Stunning method to frame the dove! Thanks for sharing! I’m off to check your other tutorials!


Mar 9, 2010 - 10:03:45
Patti J. said:

OOOH…when I grow up I want to be as smart as you are! Great idea! Can’t wait to try it!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mar 10, 2010 - 06:03:28
Maryann Laursen said:

Your card is just sooo amazing Beth. I just love the glittering look on the frame. But the whole card is just wonderful, and I sooo love the color and the background, you´ve used here as well. Stunning result as always Beth.
Biiig hugs Maryann

Mar 10, 2010 - 10:03:46
Risa said:

What a beautiful card Beth! Your detailing is fabulous and the colors are beautiful! As always, thanks for sharing your amazing tutorials!

Mar 12, 2010 - 12:03:29
Jennifer E. said:

You’re so good at coming up with these tutorials. This one makes me say “Why didn’t I think of that!” 🙂 Beautiful card too!

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