How to Emboss With Nestabilities in a Big Shot Machine

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How to Emboss With Nestabilities in a Big Shot Machine
Emboss paper with your Nestabilities to create beautiful scrapbook pages. (Stack of Die Cut Papers image by Allen Stoner from

Embossing paper or cardstock creates an added visual touch to plain paper. Embossing is the process of pressing designs or shapes into paper to create a raised effect. It is used by those who would like to add decoration to their scrapbook or greeting cards but can be used in just about any way you would like to add a visual touch to a project. The embossing folders come in many sizes to accommodate any sized project. With a clever imagination, one can create one-of-a-kind projects for any occasion.

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  1. 1

    Slide the Big Shot platform into the machine and place the die with the paper face down. The die should be on the bottom, cutting edges up, with the paper on top. If you are using a photograph, make sure to place the photograph face down.

  2. 2

    Place both of the clear platforms and place them on top of the paper.

  3. 3

    Roll it through the Big Shot machine. Do not roll it back, through, or it will misalign the cut.

  4. 4

    Lift up two layers on the Big Shot platform and push the layers into the Big Shot machine.

  5. 5

    Place the die face down and put the paper you wish to emboss on top of the die.

  6. 6

    Put a silicone mat on top of the paper and then the hard plastic platform on the very top.

  7. 7

    Place one clear plastic platform piece on the very top. Your items should be: Big Shot platform, die paper, silicone mat, plastic platform, and then clear plastic platform. These materials come with the machine.

  8. 8

    Roll the items through the Big Shot by twisting the handle. Again, do not double roll the items.

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