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Topic: So, what exactly is an inchie, twinchie, rinchie, rolo or moo?  (Read 10573 times)
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« on: May 01, 2009 10:20:07 AM »

Hopefully you can find the answer to some of your questions here...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=303188.msg3467288#msg3467288

...and if you can't, just post your question and we'll try our best to answer it! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2009 12:51:00 PM »

I know there's a lot of overlap between inchies making and other papercrafts, but the small size adds some special considerations and opportunities.  I thought a thread of hints and warnings might be of interest to others.  Mods, if I'm posting in the wrong or this should go elsewhere, please move or delete.

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I collect the unused business cards of folks who leave my workplace.  They can be chopped up into inchies bases and I get 6 to a card.  I usually double them up to get a decent sturdiness.

I picked up a one-inch quilters' ruler to help with cutting.  It's 6 inches long but 1 inch wide and transparent.


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if you're into papercrafts, then you already tend to not throw away scraps that "could be used for something someday"  But you probably also did throw out scraps that were so small that you knew they wouldn't get used.  Well, start a new file for those pieces you used to throw away.  Inchies are small enough that you'll find that you are keeping those that used to get tossed.  I'm planning on storing these tiny bits in a small photo album.
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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2009 03:34:50 PM »

I keep a sandwich sized ziploc bag on the side of my work desk at home and whenever I am cutting up cereal boxes for sturdy ATC bases- I cut up the ends for Inchies! I use the left over 1 to 1 1/2 in of scrapbook paper (that I used to just stuff in the someday envelope) - cut up into inchie background papers. Anything you use for your regular papercrafts- believe me- the scraps are perfect for inchies! I recently went to one of the many dollar type stored around here and they had a "Nail Art" kit for $1.00. In it were some clear nail polish- a small bamboo stick and 30!! insanely miniature little crystals in a rainbow of colors- made for decorating your fingernails. Not Me!! I use the mini gems in my inchies as accents! Way cheaper than the mini ones at the craft store.
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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009 07:03:10 AM »

Fantastic idea Patti!  I'm gonna hit my Dollar Tree tomorrow at lunch.  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2009 11:09:09 AM »

I keep a sandwich sized ziploc bag on the side of my work desk at home and whenever I am cutting up cereal boxes for sturdy ATC bases- I cut up the ends for Inchies! I use the left over 1 to 1 1/2 in of scrapbook paper (that I used to just stuff in the someday envelope) - cut up into inchie background papers. Anything you use for your regular papercrafts- believe me- the scraps are perfect for inchies! I recently went to one of the many dollar type stored around here and they had a "Nail Art" kit for $1.00. In it were some clear nail polish- a small bamboo stick and 30!! insanely miniature little crystals in a rainbow of colors- made for decorating your fingernails. Not Me!! I use the mini gems in my inchies as accents! Way cheaper than the mini ones at the craft store.

What great ideas!
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2009 10:32:50 AM »

I recently went to one of the many dollar type stored around here and they had a "Nail Art" kit for $1.00. In it were some clear nail polish- a small bamboo stick and 30!! insanely miniature little crystals in a rainbow of colors- made for decorating your fingernails. Not Me!! I use the mini gems in my inchies as accents! Way cheaper than the mini ones at the craft store.

That is seriously genius! I've also seen some pretty cheap nail art kits with little rub-ons and stickers for your nails, those would be perfect for inchies! Aah, now I'm itching to go buy some, what an awesome idea Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2009 07:06:41 PM »

I might be missing it, but I didn't see anything about "rolos" on the other page.
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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2009 02:33:33 AM »

Ha! You're right, I meant rinchie, thanks! I can add rolo to the list too though! Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2009 09:47:31 PM »

That nail art kit from the dollar store is brilliant! I never thought of that, it would be great on cards too!  Grin
I get a lot of my supplies from Dollar Tree. Surprising some of the items they get there for crafting (my birds have new feeders this year too)
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« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2010 02:02:13 AM »

I'll be popping down to KFC to see what I can find, great idea!
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2011 02:43:17 PM »

just found Inchies and love the idea of using nail kits for them. As I'm also a dolls house enthusiast, duel use becons me thinks!

Thank you to everyone who has posted their Inchies for the inspiration - I might just get one done tomorrow while DS1 is in nursery (as long as DS2 doesn't need lots of attention!)

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Atc and inchie swapping is honestly what brought me to Craftser. New obsession.
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« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2014 07:12:28 PM »

I buy little divided plastic boxes at the dollar store - the type that hold cardboard skeins of embroidery floss.  When I have leftover scraps from cardmaking or scrapbookingl, i cut the pieces into inch squares and place them in these boxes.  Then when I go to make inchies the background paper is ready to go.  I usually glue about three pieces of cardstock together for thickness. 
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014 09:39:39 AM »

I do a lot of rubber stamping on my inchies but I see most inchies here in the inchie swaps are hand drawn.  Is there a rule about no rubber stamping? 
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2014 10:15:53 AM »

I do a lot of rubber stamping on my inchies but I see most inchies here in the inchie swaps are hand drawn.  Is there a rule about no rubber stamping? 

I don't believe there is a rule against it...I think inchies would look fabulous having some stamped designs incorporated into them! Do what you love!  Wink
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