Tuesday 21 October 2008

Inch by Inch!

Something new to do with all your scraps!

Inchies are just like they sound - one inch square of paper covered in various scraps of other papers and rub ons, then punched out with a one inch square punch.

For inchies to be successful, the key is NOT TO THINK about it. I mean it. Don't think. If you stress about how the thing should be looking, you suck the fun out of this whole experience!

Inchies can be used as embellishment on scrapbooking Lo's or on cards or OTP's. They can be used flat or raised. Such versatility!

For this you need:

Marvy Uchida One inch Square Punch.

Lots of scraps of paper and run ons.

Ink to colour the edges of the punched inchies.

Start by layering all your scraps on top of one another. DO NOT make the whole thing too thick or the punch will just not go through it.

Keep overlapping until you have covered the page.

Start using your leftover rub ons and some stamped images to add another layer over the top of the collaged papers.

You will end up with what we call a "Master Board" - one large piece of mixed papers that will form the basis of your inchies.

Grab your punch and start punching out one inch squares from all over the Master Board.

Ink the edges of the punched inchies.

Now it;s up to you to use the inchies either in a LO or in cardmaking - the sky's the limit!

Here's my sample for you to have a sticky beak at:

Have fun and happy scrapping!

Sares x

A note from Julie : WOW Another stunning layout Click HERE to visit Sarah's gorgeous blog !!


Yvonne Moxon said...

Beautiful collage inchies....How true the statment 'NOT TO THINK about it' ..... I apply the same rule to my fabric & embroidered inchies.

Gabrielle Madsen said...

Absolutely gorgeous, stunning and ever so inspiring ! sticky beak and all lol!

gabrielle madsen

Julie Overby said...

Those inchies are just fantastic!!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! ;)

maddy hill said...

gorgeous , love the idea of the inches on the lay/out !

Nayheli said...

Qué buena idea, verdaderamente inspirador, que bonito blog, lo acabo de descubir y ya me declaro "fan" de el.
Saludos desde México.