Originally Posted by Rachelrose
I took a look at them and on first glance it seems to me that, unlike the classic rectangles which increase in size proportionately, the Matting Basics don't. If you look at the A set you can see what I mean.
A-2 Matting Basics A
Ideally, I guess you would want both sets of the Matting Basics and both of the Classic Rectangles if you want to be able to cut most of your rectangles with your die cut machine.
It seems like a lot of money to spend when you can use a cutter to cut whatever size rectangle you want. So my question is: Why would I want to have them? Maybe someone who has them can answer both our questions.
The way I understand it is that these are sized to go with a regular 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card so that you will have an even border all the way around if you center the rectangle on the card front. In other words, they are proportioned in the same way as the card. The regular rectangular nestabilities are not proportioned the same and don't leave even borders on all 4 sides when centered on a card. Clear as mud?!?
The other advantage is that you can emboss and/or sponge along the edge of the die for an added touch. Can you tell I'd like to have these?