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« on: November 24, 2011 06:10:44 AM »

These are my first inchies made for the Pirates of the Caribbean swap. They are the 9 pieces of 8 required to free Calypso in POTC At World's End. I also numbered and named them on the back, but this pic was by my partner and I didn't get a shot of the backsides. The hardest part was cutting out inch squares, for the next ones I make I might buy a inch cutter. Thanks for any comments!

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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2011 07:01:39 AM »

I love the drawings: wonderful.

I made my inchies with a guillotine. I couldn't live without it now.
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2011 07:16:54 AM »

Would you recommend a guillotine over a square punch? I think I would choose the hole punch just for convenience, but I am sort of a Luddite about crafting. I feel like if I take short cuts(hole punch), it kind of defeats the purpose of hand making things. I do origami stars, and I cut the strips by hand, even though they have premade strips by the thousands. But I don't always have the time to craft.

When I made these inchies, I cut them by hand, drew them, and signed them. I wanted them to be as made from scratch as I could since it was a swap. But I can definitely see how I would be able to finish a lot more of them if I used shortcuts. Maybe the guillotine is the compromise I need!
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011 11:07:44 AM »

I would probably use a square punch if money and space were no object, but there is a limit to how much stuff I can store and how much I can spend on tools, so although I have a large guillotine it takes the place of an awful lot of other tools/punches.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2011 01:28:56 PM »

Those are great!  For what it's worth, I use a paper cutter (like this one http://scrappinbunnies.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/fiskars-surecut-scrapbooking-paper-trimmer-12-inch.jpg)--for me, its indispensable in paper crafting.
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2011 10:47:15 PM »

Love your inchies! I have a new square punch and from the start the bottom edge cuts very messy. Can't return it and don't know if there's a fix.
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2011 12:32:48 AM »

It may be a touch blunt. Perhaps you could try punching tin foil a few times, I've seen that recommended a lot for sharpening.
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« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2011 05:43:19 AM »

I have a round punch, and I like it a lot. I have shopped around for square ones that are 1", but they always seem out of stock. Plenty of the other sizes though. I wonder if I could still call them inchies if the edges are scalloped. They have a lot of them that are 1" but have a decorative edge. What brand is the one with the bad edge? I want to avoid it! On the other hand, it might be good for Halloween inchies, or for more abstract ones.
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