Inchies and Twinchies

I think Inchies and Twinchies should be better known.

"No scrap of paper bigger than my smallest punch
shall be thrown away.
~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.

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 Kindy Glitz.

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

    inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card

    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

    inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card

    inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card

  • Now make a stamped image and cut it out. Here I used a flower stamp that I stamped in black Stazon, then coloured with markers and highlighted with Kindy Glitz
  • I also shaped the petals a little so the flower would look more three dimensional

    inchies and twinchies, inchie, scrapbook, handmade greeting card

  • Now mount the completed stamped image on the chipboard background, (I used Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some height and to allow for the ribbon thickness)
  • I used a black felt-tipped 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. A finished Twinchie!

You can use this decorative element to finish your greeting card.

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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 scrappbooking and cardmaking friends to get even more ideas for how to decorate these cuties?

Have fun making your Inchies and Twinchies! And if you make some, please do tell me about them and show them off!

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