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December 13, 2010

Inchies Galore!!!!

Happy Monday readers!  I hope that you all enjoyed the DeNami Blog Hop over the weekend!  =)  If you are still looking for that post, click HERE.

So recently I won an EtsyInspired Challenge!  As the winner, I won an Inchies Prize pack from Lisa over at Inchie Arts.  Let me just tell you, if you've never used inchies, you should definitely get some!  They are so much more than just crafting squares!  Here's all the goodies I got (it was a GREAT prize pack!)

Here you can see a box of inchies, inchies +, and TWO boxes of twinchies (one white and one with colors!).  These squares are super high quality, and they are AMAZING for stamping!  You'll see in my projects that they stamp super nicely.  You can also distress them, ink around the sides, color the entire front and sides (the color comes out amazingly even!), and they are amazing for layering.  Thanks again to the people over at inchie arts!  I'm an inchie user for life now! 

So without further ado, I have four (yes FOUR) cards for you today for several challenges, and all using INCHIES!!!  Here's the first card:
This is a smaller thank you card that I made using a twinchie and an inchie +.  The twinchie is colored with an olive marker, and the inchie + is stamped and distressed.  The flower stamp is from Studio G, and everything else is out of my stash.  I used a piece of celery cardstock to mat in between the two!  This card was inspired by:
1. Repeat Impressions What If? Wednesday Sketch: Repeat Impressions Sketch #D110
2. Curtain Call Color Challenge Act 60:

Lately, I've been wanting to make cards with more interesting shapes!  Here's a long, skinny birthday card:
 Here's a great example of how inchies can be used to work with square stamped images.  I've had these inchie stamps from Inkadinkado (Flower Garden) for awhile, but I haven't been able to use them all that much.  Now, I can't wait to go and buy more!  Inkadinkado has a TON of inchie stamps, and with these inchies the possibilities are endless!  I also finally got to open my Ranger Distress "Chipped Sapphire" ink for this card!  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn (Sophie's Sentiments).  This card was inspired by the Caardvarks Monochromatic Card challenge, their final challenge!

Next, I've been looking forward to getting a chance to CASE my favorite designer for the Wee Memories Challenge 35!  I have two that I want to case, but I started with Ayana Posadas!  She is one of my favorite designers out there!  I love her clean, beautiful, colorful, whimsical design style!  The card that I cased can be found HERE and was for the DeNami Punches challenge (did you enter that yet?  You should!).  Here's my take on her card:
Here I just used four inchies and stamped them with some purple ink from Studio G.  The owls are from DeNami, and the sentiment is Lawn Fawn.  Cardstock is from Recollections, and everything else is from my stash!  I'm also entering this card in the Play Date Cafe Color Challenge #59!

My last card was one more birthday card that's just CAS and fun:
Isn't this just cute? I just love this little set from Stampendous!  Here I used a twinchie to stamp the bee and sentiment, colored him in, and added some stickles to his wings!  Stamping and coloring on the inchies is just so easy!  I stamped the balloons from the same set using a little masking, and finished it off with some twine from The Twinery!  I'm entering this in Tuesday Throwdown's Challenge 28: Clean and Simple.

Whew!  Well I hope you enjoyed all of these cards, and I hope you'll head on over to Inchie Arts and pick up some inchies!  They are too awesome to pass up!

Once again, thanks for reading and commenting!  Please be sure to follow my blog if you like my cards!  I'm going to do my first blog candy giveaway sometime in early 2011 for my followers!  =) 


  1. Congrats on the win over at EIC! LOVE how you used them on SOOOOOOOO many cards! LOVE that bee with the glittered wings! And that TU card with the owls--love it! LOVE owls:) Great selection of cards today! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the color story over at the PDCC:}

  2. Cute cards, Kristy!! I am in LOVE with that owl card!!!! Those little darlings are so sweet and I love the polka dots and color combo too! I tagged you on my blog post today! Be sure to check it out!

  3. Kristy, your cards are all beautiful!
    I am SO honored that you chose to CASE my card. You are so sweet and you did such a fabulous job with your card. I love how you used the fun little owls. You have definitely been busy lately and your work is coming out fantastic. I really love the little bumble bee too! So cute! :)

  4. So many, super,cute cards, Kristy! Lovin' those owls and that gorgeous, purple bow on the one for our challenge! Thanks for playing along in the Wee Memories Scrappy Saturday Challenge!

  5. Very cute! I've never heard of inchies 'til just now, guess I need to try some! Great cards:)

  6. Congrats on your win Kristy..the inchies are cute!!! Your card for the Curtain Call turned out beautiful...thank you for joining us! Happy holidays ~S~

  7. What a great collection of cards! You've put those inchies to good use. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!

  8. Cuteness! Love your take on Ayana's work (she's one of my faves, too!) Thanks for playing at Wee Memories!