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Topic: My quest to explore the world of inchies...a rambling kind of question  (Read 971 times)
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dewshinesdopp
« on: January 12, 2012 04:15:35 AM »

Okay, so I have been putzing with scrapbooking for years- my pages are...boring.  I don't do all the fancy-scmancy stuff that other people do, and I'm sorta jealous, but hide it behind a facade of "that's too busy for my taste"...but I digress.

Having been on here for awhile now, I have explored this "inchie' concept with both fascination and fear.  You see, the papercrafter in me wants to Do. That. Now!  And the creative-in-the-head-not-so-much-in-practice me says...waitaminute!  You know that you are gonna botch the heck out of that and then be thoroughly annoyed.

So, I have been being patient (yeah right) and have been pulling together my tiniest of little things from all my crafting areas and piling them together, and thinking... a lot.

While cleaning out my "punches and scissors" drawer- plastic and it broke, grr- I found this punch that makes...you guessed it...squares!  While doing a happy dance because now I can quit using my paper cutter like a fiend to make little squares...
Except... I can't.  I tried it, and they aren't inch squares...they are 5/8" or so.  In my disappointment I did not measure.

So...onto the point of this posting...opinions, please:

Do "inchies" have to be an inch exactly, if you choose to join a swap?  Not that my skill set is up to a swap yet, but for future reference.

Thanks for your time and patience reading my ramble... Smiley

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aniraangel
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2012 06:59:56 AM »

I'd say yes, as that's why they're called inchies. There are inch square punches, though.  Grin
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dewshinesdopp
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2012 08:31:33 AM »

*sigh*  I was afraid you'd say that... Smiley  Actually, I knew that would be the answer.   I was hoping that I would not have to invest more money.  Ah well, I guess I can continue doing it with the papercutter for a bit longer.  Smiley

Thanks!
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« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012 08:40:00 AM »

I'm not an inchie maker, but I'm thinking that you could use the 5/8 inch squares you cut as a base so you don't have to waste them, and then cut some 1 inch squares and mount the smaller ones on there.  It would add some more depth and give you a chance to use a couple different papers in one inchie.
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dewshinesdopp
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2012 04:54:49 PM »

I'm not an inchie maker, but I'm thinking that you could use the 5/8 inch squares you cut as a base so you don't have to waste them, and then cut some 1 inch squares and mount the smaller ones on there.  It would add some more depth and give you a chance to use a couple different papers in one inchie.

That sounds like a great idea- almost like making a frame Smiley 

I love the whole concept of "inchie art".  It makes me smile.  I have not made one yet.  But, I have started pulling a bunch of little things together.  Do people put other things on them- chipboards and whatnot- or are they just paper? 

I am so excited to try this.  A whole new way to use the scraps of paper I have been tossing prior to coming here. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012 10:11:12 PM »

Inchies can be made with just about anything.... cloth, felt, wood, chipboard, thick paper, watercolor paper, clay and so on.
As long as they are an inch square, the sky is the limit! I have seen inchies with natural bits- twigs, sand, tiny flowers that have been pressed, metal bits- watch gears, eyelets and wire coils, jewelry findings and beads, glitter, stickers, wiggly (googly) eyes, stamped images, painted, drawn....
Some people prefer flatter inchies, where some like a lot of dimension.
LOL Theres the rambling answer to the rambling question.
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geekgirl1000100
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2012 03:19:15 PM »

Having been on here for awhile now, I have explored this "inchie' concept with both fascination and fear.  You see, the papercrafter in me wants to Do. That. Now!  And the creative-in-the-head-not-so-much-in-practice me says...waitaminute!  You know that you are gonna botch the heck out of that and then be thoroughly annoyed.

I just discovered this site and "inchies" and I'm also totally fascinated.  Unfortunately, I haven't been a member long enough to join the beginner inchie swap Sad

But I started a smash book/ junk journal to practice some of the papercrafting things I've seen and was afraid I'd mess up.  No one else is going to see my journal but me and it's giving me good practice.  I think I will experiment and make a few inchies and put them in my journal.

Carlee
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