Monday, June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 POTW - Inchies

This week my POTW for The House that Stamps Built is a Blast from the Past.
Who remembers "inchies" - from several years back??  Well this week I will be using a variety of Repeat Impressions stamps to make some inchie cards.

The tools and supplies are simple, a punch, die, or a simple cutter and some cardstock along with stamps is all you need to bring the inchies back.

As I was going through my Repeat Impressions stamps I saw so many that I could use for this technique/style but I kept it to 4 plus sentiments.

My first card is a traditional inchie - using a stamp with the focal point in the middle of my inch square.  I choose 4516-C Teacup and stamped it in a pretty shade of blue, then mounted it on a couple of layers 2 solid and 1 print.  Background paper in pretty shades of blue - and I still thought it needed something else, so a row of die cut lace.  This is a square card so extra postage would be needed to mail this one.

For this one I chose to do circle inchies - and the 9309-C  Tiny Cupcake and 1113-D Happy Birthday for my sentiment.  I cleaned out my ribbon box this past weekend and found this extra wide cupcake ribbon that I thought would work perfectly with the cute little cupcakes.  I embossed the cupcakes in three different colors added a little enamel bling on each cupcake and then mounted it on a matching color.  For my background I had a pad of "watercolor" wash DP so I went with that for my card.

For this one I used 4511-I Kite  and 6520-C Dream Big    I stamped the kite on a small piece of white card stock then again on plaid.  I paper pieced  just the kite and used an inch square punch to punch out just the kite.  I then stamped the entire image on a rectangle white card stock and mounted the paper pieced inchie on top.  I really like how this one turned out - love the colors.  Got my grandkids kites this spring and they loved them.

For my final selection I used 2413-H California Light House as my focal image, and 1112-E Just a Note.  I stamped the lighthouse in navy and very carefully with my inch punch I divided it up into 3 sections.  I then mounted those pieces on navy die cut piece.  Just a note used another punch and I mounted that sentiment on navy as well.  I choose a nautical theme background to mount this on.

If you follow me - watch for the July Tic Tac Toe to see one more inchie I made for the TTT challenge.

Go through your Repeat Impressions stamps and see all of the images that will work for this oldie but goodie technique or style.  This was a really fun one to showcase this week.


Donna said...

Such beautiful cards and enjoyed your tutorial!

Darnell said...

It was a really fun one - and an inspirational one - for us, Shirley! What a fabulous array of creations!! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

*Vicki* said...

Wow! You've made some really unique and clever designs with the inchies Shirley!! I love your take on them and yes...I do remember these back in the day and haven't heard anything about them for quite a long time!! Thanks for the reminder about them along with your wonderful inspiration here!! HUGS

loz said...

These are fabulous Shirley. I tried inchies once but it was a failure..Loz

Cheryl W said...

What a fun idea! I had forgotten all about inchies. They really were all the rage for a while, weren't they? Your cards are all such great examples of what can be done with some creativity and an inchie layout.