Card making, rubber stamping techniques and project videos for papercrafters

So, you finally bought you very last Marvy Giga Scalloped something or other and you feel complete. You head over to Splitcoaststampers, the Stamp Shack or Gingerwood and you hear about something called Nestabilities. UGH! Wait a minute. You just invested your child's college fund in punches and now they're obsolete? Why? Oh, they emboss too...see?

I love the Nestabilities, but you can get that same great look and whip up a quick dinner all at the same time!

Presenting "Faux Nestabilities"

Check it out!

I began with a piece of Stampin' Up Whisper White card stock. This is the BEST card stock for this technique. You do not want to use a very thick card stock. (You can use GKD Layering white too!)

Here's the fun part. Next time you're at the grocery store, check out the canned goods. For this card I used some Hunt's tomato paste.

You will need a rubber mat for this. A mouse pad is too squishy. You need something that will give but it shouldn't be too thick. I used the rubber mat from my Sizzix Big Shot. You can find other rubber mats in the housewares section of Walmart and Target. Even a rubber trivet will work.

I placed my mat on the floor. Then, I placed my card stock down and put the can on top.

Then, take your foot and step on it.

And this is what you get-

This is the side with the embossing pushed out.

And this is the other side.

Next, cut out your embossed circle with any circle cutting tool or a punch. I used my Marvy Mega plain circle punch.

Then, I stamped my image in the center and created my card. Here's a couple of other shots of the center. You can stamp on either side. There is no right or wrong way. Your impression can go in either direction.  It's all about what you like.

Look at that gorgeous texture card stock. It's Prism. Check out their website and contact them to find a retailer near you. 

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Hilarious Rosy, laughed out loud when I saw that cute doggie being b-a-d.
Rosy Newlun said:

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

Thanks for the great idea, but I think I'll sit this one broken ankle doesn't need another! lol

Smiling so big my face hurts!!!!!

Rosy Newlun said:

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

Wouldn't that be a contrast, start your project by standing on a soup can and finish it with an electronic cutter. lol. Gotta love crafting.
Gina K. said:


This is for people who do have a punch that fits- or a circle cutter of some kind. This would also work with circles you cut on the Cameo, Cricut or any other electronice cutter. 

Too funny but still very creative, Gina.


Rosy Newlun said:

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

Just so neat Gina and it makes such a lovely embossed circle thank you for sharing it with us

I have thar kind or edge tearer also. But It's never the same on each corner

Rosy Newlun said:

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

Ha. Every time I am throwing something away, or recycling, I question myself...."can I use this in any of my crafts"? Funny thing is, I have!  Whoever said "necessity is the mother of invention" was very wise.


I would fall off the can as I have enough problems standing on ordinary floors these days. LOL

Love it!

Rosy Newlun said:

Here's some easy faux torn edges :)

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