Using Spellbinders Dies in the ProvoCraft Cuttlebug

The Cuttlebug machine is capable of cutting and embossing any Spellbinders Die, including Nestabilities. You will need the Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat to emboss in the Cuttlebug machine.

Cutting Sandwich - (Stack from bottom up)

  • A plate - on bottom
  • C plate
  • Spellbinders Die cutting side up (that means the side with the ridges)
  • paper or cardstock to be cut
  • B plate - on top

Run the stack through the cuttlebug, and you've done it!

Embossing Sandwich- (Stack from bottom up)

Remove the plate C that you used above to cut with the die, then stack these from bottom to top:

  • Place the A plate on bottom
  • Leave die face up on A plate with die cut still in the die
  • Place one Spellbinders Tan Embossing Mat on top of the die
  • Use 2 or 3 pieces of cardstock to shim. Cautionary Note: Using more than 3 pieces of cardstock to shim Cuttlebug Embossing sandwich will result in B Plate breakage. When using Spellbinders Edgeabilities card making dies, shim with only 2 pieces of card stock.
  • Place two acrylic B plates on top of sandwich and run thru Cuttlebug machine to emboss Spellbinders die cuts
  • Turn die over and use like a stencil with inks and chalks for added detail.

The first few minutes of this video will walk you through the steps.