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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Inchies Swap May 2009

I joined my first "Inchies" swap hosted by KellyScott on the Cricut MB. For those of you that don't know what "Inchies" are: They are 1" x 1" (usually square - but not always) pieces of material (cardstock or whatever you see fit). They are decorated in whatever way you want, as long as it fits on that 1" piece of material.
The call was to make 50 inchies and we could pick out own theme. Even if someone else had that same theme the likeliness of them coming out the same is very slim.
When I signed up, I thought this would be fun. I cut out my first 50 squares and thought, "Wow, a 1 in. square is really small! There is no way that I can cut anything to put on here." So, I went through my stamps to see if I had anything small enough. I had some cupcake stamps & since they are so popular right now I would do Cupcakes. Well, I was then hooked. I started cutting out my next 50 squares before I even contacted Kelly to let her know that I wanted another spot. I decided to do Ice Cream. When I finished those, I went through my stamps again & found more that I wanted to do. So then, I took 2 more spots Celebrate & Love You.
Well there are some that are cutting out things to fit on these tiny squares & they look awesome. I went with stamps and coloring them in. I stamped all of them with Black Staz-On ink and colored them in with LePlume II Markers. I also inked around the edges of all of them with the LePlume II markers.
The Stamp is from Studio G $1 Clear Stamps Sweets Set. I used a Pink Metallic Gel Writer (the 100 pack from Sam's) to outline the top of the cupcake & a Purple Metallic Gel Writer for the lines in the cupcake wrapper. I used Liquid Embossing (All Night Media) for the heart to give some shine & a little dimension.

Ice Cream:
The stamp is from Studio G $1 Clear Stamps Sweets Set. I used a Green Metallic Gel Writer to outline the top of the ice cream. I used a Brown Metallic Gel Writer to outline & for the cross marks on the cone (kind of makes it look like a sugar cone).

The stamps (yes, this one is actually 3 stamps on this 1" square) are from Stampendous! Perfectly Clear Stamps Everything Happy Set. I used a darker & Lighter Yellow Metallic Gel Writer and a Red Gel Writer for the flames. I also used the Liquid Embossing on the flames as well. I added a little pen stitching around the edges with a LePlume II Marker just to give them a little extra something.

Love You:
This stamp is from Studio G $1 Clear Stamps Sweets Set. I used a Red Metallic Gel Writer for a shiny spot on one of the cherries, but it doesn't show well. I used the Liquid Embossing on the cherries to make them pop.

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1 comment:

Susan Vilar said...


LOVE your inchies! I had a lady from NC send me those very adorable little cupcake stamps... just can't get 'em from any M's, :(

They sure are addicting, aren't they?

Enjoy your inchie-making!!