Inchies and Twinchies

I think more people should know about  Inchies and Twinchies. Discover what they are below.

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~Author Unknown, The Scrappers Creed


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If more people knew about them, then more people would be making these cute little works of art and getting the satisfaction from them that I know is possible.

What's the Difference between Inchies and Twinchies?

I showed you how to make Inchies before. The difference between Inchies and Twinchies is - one inch (or 2.5cms!) You could really call them "Two Inches" instead of their nickname.

I made a handmade greeting card with my latest one and will show you how I did that.

You Will Need:

  • Some chipboard
  • A craft knife
  • A pencil, scissors or trimmer, adhesive and ruler
  • Cardstock, stamps and inks/decorative elements of choice. This time I used some paint daubers, black Stazon ink, markers, ribbon and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Here's What To Do:

  • Measure out a 2" (5cm) square on the chipboard and cut it to size with your craft knife or trimmer, making sure it is really square

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inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card
  • Decorate the chipboard as a background. Here I used copper and pink paint daubers to make a pretty, metallic background. Don't worry if the chipboard arches up a bit as you paint it. The chipboard flattens out as the paint dries, especially if you place it under something hard and flat after it is dry enough.
  • Then I adhered some strips of ribbon diagonally across the square
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    inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card
  • I also shaped the petals a little so the flower would look more three dimensional.
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  • I used a black Stampin' Write marker to add some dots and the word 'Beauty', and a gold marking pen to add some shine to the edges of the chipboard.
  • And there you have it. My finished Twinchie!
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    Of course, the possibilities with making these little gems are really rather endless. You could use any way you like to decorate your embellishment, to suit any occasion.

    How nice would this be if you used a heart stamp for Valentine's Day, or a cake for a birthday card, or some cute little booties for a baby card?

    You can also use them to decorate scrapbook pages and OTP projects, of course.

    Imagine twelve of them, all decorated differently, in a pretty frame! You could use some of the ideas on the Inchies page on them as well.

    Or why not organise a swap with your scrapbooking and cardmaking friends to get even more ideas for how to decorate these cuties?

    Have fun making your own cute little 2" pieces of art. And if you make some, please do tell me about them and show them off.

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