October 31, 2013

Matting Basics A & B

Hi Everybody,

I like to add layers to my cards but sometimes my straight lines are not straight.

So for me the answer was to invest in the Matting Basics that would help me to get a beautiful finish to my designs.

Now you may wonder why you would need two sets of dies that look exactly the same ... yes ?

I know they look the same but there is a difference in the two sets and the video will explain to you the difference and why you may want to get both.

The ones I have shown are the 5 x 7 set  ...but Spellbinders also do an A2 set and a Curved Matting Basics

I find this set so useful especially when I want to create the Hinged Card style ... and the link will take you through to the website tutorial until I add it here to the blog pages.

It is not a long video but I hope it will in some way help you to make that decision of which to buy and even if you need them at all.  

I know I do as I like to have a really neat and professional look to all my cards.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christine, I recently bought the A2 sizes and I love them. They save so much time and give that professional result!x

  2. Thanks Christina for explaining the differences between these dies, I had asked you and then I discovered the video on the site. Great explanation of these dies. Hugs, Jen x
    Krafty Keepsakes

  3. Fab card and great video Christina - thank you for both. Pat x

  4. finally! now I understand why 2 sets are needed.. cant wait to get started...thanks Christina!

  5. Hi Christina,
    Lovely card, with another very good tutorial video. Thank you.

  6. I struggle with measurements so these are a godsend.
    Lovely card Christina
    Thank you the video xXx

  7. Such a pretty soft card, I love my matting basics dies, although I only have the A set, asking for B for Christmas :)


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