I am so glad I purchased the Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics sets - these are rectangle die sets that are sized for perfect matting on A2 cards. I make a lot of full-panel backgrounds, and these dies produce a perfectly cut panel with a finished edge and just the slightest border. For full-panel techniques like Herringbone
or the Starburst Background
, the dies create a perfect panel and trim off all the excess in one pass through the die cut machine - that's difficult to do with a trimmer, and scissors never get the edges quite perfect enough. These are simple and practical dies, but they save my trimmer blades from a lot of wear.