What is the best way to cut an inset in a card? ETA: Added more description and pic

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Posted 12/26/2012 by GoBucks319 in General Stamping
 

GoBucks319
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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:15:01 AM
I received a great Christmas card this year that I loved the design. It has me thinking about how I am going to make my cards next year. (For those of you who know, I am making my cards each year to honor my mom, who loved cardinals.) I already have the stamp for next year. so here is the question... or 2.

What is the best way to cut out an insert in a card? It would need to be a good sized insert. ... depending on the size of the card, most of the inside would be cut out. having said that....

i would probably make the standard sized card... 4.5x5.5 or whatever, but i am not opposed to making it bigger like a 4x6 or 5x7 size.

... i own an early generation cricut, sizzix, and cuttlebug.

do you know of a die or equipment of some kind that would help me with this?

ETA: here is a picture of the card. Hard to see, but the middle part is anchored by something similar to fishing line at the top and bottom, so it spins. The same image is on both sides.
Someone mentioned nestibilities... does you have to buy a whole system, or is it useable with something else?





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Posted: 12/26/2012 10:33:37 AM
Hi! Nice to hear from you, 'GB'!

I'm not sure I understand your question. Are you seeking a way to do a cutout in the interior of the card? Any chance you can upload the inspiration to the gallery?

That said, I'm guessing you want a way to make multiple cards easily. I recommend using your Cuttlebug with a good diecut shape. Betting many of the Nestabilities dies would work & they're a good investment far as tools go. HTH


Daniel R. Boone

GoBucks319
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Posted: 12/26/2012 11:59:59 AM
Added picture in OP.





2010: 110 pages
2009: 153 12x12 pages, 15 8.5x11 pages 14 6x6 pages, 50 cards
2008: 74 12x12 pages, 35 8.5x11 pages, 156 6x6 pages
2007 accomplished: 12x12--85 pages 8x8--20 pages 6x6--265 pages. 370 pages total


looser
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Posted: 12/26/2012 1:21:49 PM
LOL 'GB'! I'm 'someone' Tanx for the visual!

Based on that & your post I'm thinking you want to create a 'window' in your cards.

Nestabilities are die sets. Lots of shapes availaible. Think they are a Sizzix product. They work in my CB.


Daniel R. Boone

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Posted: 12/26/2012 9:44:13 PM
yes, the Nestabilities would be the best way to make a window. They are by Spellbinders and come in many great shapes. Here is the link to them. You can find them in any of the craft stores and can use a coupon to get them cheaper.

Stampwilly

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Posted: 12/27/2012 11:03:42 AM
I'd go with the Spellbinder's Nestabilities, as Stampwilly mentioned. I just wanted to share I use them in my Sizzix machines with no issues. I don't have big box stores near me to use coupons, but I have scored some great deals on the dies at Amazon.


lisa renea

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Posted: 12/27/2012 12:53:27 PM
Stampin' Up! has some really nice die-cutting framelits and very reasonable prices. They just came out with the Oval Nested dies and will be available on Jan. 3. The very thin dies are designed to be used in the Sizzix Big Shot and can be used in other die-cutting machines too. Just select the size die you want, place it over the card and run both through the die-cutter--you get a beautiful oval insert!
Bernie
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