Inchies are such a great design surface aren't they? It's so fun to discover different ways to use that tiny square inch.
Did you know that Inchies have been up-sized? Yes, that's right! Now there are more possibilities to using them! The Inchie + is a 1.5" size square and the Twinchie is a 2" size square. This works great for larger designs or how about mixing and matching them for different looks?
Today I'm going to look at the Inchie and Twinchie in a different way and take a fun building block approach. These simple shapes can be combined together to make a fun image, just like this house.
If combined two Twinchies and two Inchies and with a tiny bit of cutting you can make a fun little image. Use your imagination. What else can you think of that could be built with some of these sweet products?
Here's how I started off. The black Twinchie is cut in half to make a triangular roof. To create the chimney, the small black Inchie was cut in half.
To easily cut Inchies, I turn to my favorite tools. I love the Tonic Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors and the Tonic Guillotine Paper Trimmer. They are perfect for cutting cardstock and all manner of things but their sturdy blades make it easy to cut cleanly through the thick Inchie products.
To create my little house theme, I've covered some of the cut Inchie elements with patterned paper. For this card I've used the new Lily Bee Design Memorandum line 6x6 Tiny Tablet. I love these prints and colors for a warm homey look.
As you can see, all my papers were slightly distressed using the Tim Holtz Sanding Block. A sentiment is easy to add with some Tiny Type Stickers
If you like the idea of an Inchie house, how about personalizing it for the seasons. Wouldn't a little house in a snowy scene make a perfect Christmas card or how about a sweet house with a fall wreath on the door for Thanksgiving. The possibilities are endless!
Have fun looking at your Inchies in a new way and thanks for stopping by!