I will tell my little sales pitch for arcylic blocks....and this came from me BEFORE I was a demo!!!!
I decided about a year ago, to organize my stamps. I needed to stamp ALL my stamps and make a stamp binder, because I wasn't using some stamps or forgetting what I had. So I set out on my project.....and stamping away I went....by the end of the day, my fingers were red and sore. I had ONE SU block (the long narrow one- block H all the other blocks I had were cheap ones. As you know...not everything fit on block H, although by the end of the first day...I certainly was TRYING to make them fit!!! I stopped my project and immediately ordered the whole set of blocks- I even got the carrying case because I do some crops too.....and then started back on my stamp binder when the blocks came. There was such a difference!!!
Are they more expensive.....yes......are they worth the money.....110%!!!!!!!! There are no other blocks that I have found that even compare. They are one of the best Stampin' Up investments I have made.
They are offering the blocks in smaller sets now (it used to be one at a time or all) if that fits your budget better. Since I was stamping ALL my stamps, I knew I needed them all!!!
I have found these blocks to be very durable, easy to clean..and most of all comfy in your hand!!! I even took my blocks to my son's first grade class for a project....yes, the kids were messy but I was able to clean them right up and looked good as new that night!!!!
Hope that helps and feel free to ask any questions!!!