Monday, October 31, 2011

Imagining Monday....Taking the Mystery out of the rectangular shapes

So, what about those Imagine rectangular shapes? 
You know the ones I mean....

They can save you time, ink and paper, but deciding sizes can be a bit iffy....

I created a table that helps me have a better idea of the finished dimensions of those shapes. And I'd like to share it with you!

Let's say, you want a rectangle that is 2" high by 2 1/2". 
At the Imagine, select the 8 to 10 rectangle. 
Set the real size to "2". Look at the mat. 
The dimensions should be 2" x 2 1/2". This should be what the shape will cut.
But, what if I want to mat an A-2 card?
I know that it's dimensions are 4.25 x 5.5
I glance down the column labeled, "Set real size to...." and
find the size 4.20.
I move across the row until I find the number in the column closest to 5.5---
which is 5 3/4. 
I can then choose the Imagine shape 5 to 7 and set the real size to 4.2.

Imagine shape
1 to 1
1 to 2
2 to 3
3 to 5
5 to 7
8 to 10
8.5 to 11
Set real size to







1
1   
2   
1 1/2
1 5/8
1 3/8
1 1/4
1  3/16
1.5
1 1/2
3   
2 1/4
2 1/2
2 1/8
1 7/8
1 13/16
2
2   
4   
3   
3 1/4
2 3/4
2 1/2
2  3/8
2.5
2 1/2
5   
3 3/4
4 1/8
3 1/2
3 1/8
3     
2.75
2 3/4
5 1/2
4 1/4
4 1/2
3 3/4
3 1/2
3  1/4
3
3   
6   
4 1/2
4 1/8
4 1/8
3 3/4
3  9/16
3.25
3 1/4
6 1/2
5   
5 1/4
4 1/2
4 1/8
3 7/8
3.5
3 1/2
7   
5 1/4
5 3/4
4 7/8
4 3/8
4  3/16
3.75
3 3/4
7 1/2
5 3/4
6 1/8
5 1/8
4 3/4
4  7/16
4
4   
8   
6   
6 1/2
5 1/2
5   
4 3/4
4.2
4 1/4
8 1/2
6 1/4
6 7/8
5 3/4
5 1/4
5     
4.25
4 1/4
8 1/2
6 1/2
6 7/8
5 7/8
5 3/8
5  1/16
4.5
4 1/2
9   
6 3/4
7 3/8
6 1/4
5 5/8
5  3/8
4.75
4 3/4
9 1/2
7 1/4
7 3/4
6 1/2
6   
5 5/8
5
5   
10    
7 1/2
8 1/8
6 7/8
6 1/4
5 15/16



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 Thanks for stopping by! I've enjoyed sharing this scrap with you today!




2 comments:

  1. THANK YOU!!! I could never figure those rectangles out... I can't wait to try out your graf. THANKS for SHARING!!!

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