Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inchies at Gingersnap Creations

Long time, no post!  Sorry for being so *gone* - as the rest of the world sends their children to school and gets lots of crafty time, mine are now home on their first quarter break (we go to school year-round here, and I love it, so no complaints).  So I've been a chauffeur more than a crafter, LOL! 

Anyway, I'm back in time to have a little fun with Gingersnap Creations.... the new challenge is Inchies.  I saw some 1" wooden cubes in our big box store the other day, and inspiration struck.... how about some inchie dice?  This is a fun idea to make and have sitting around on an end table or desk... just roll the dice and you have a revolving art display.  I must confess, originally I had planned on showing you about 6 dice.... but that's 36 inchies.... I'm not quite there yet, LOL! 

The technique is really simple - just make your inchies to your heart's content, then use gel medium or Modge Podge or some strong craft glue and adhere them to the cubes.  I did 5 sides at a time, leaving everything to dry before sticking the 6th one down.  It's kinda nice if you keep a theme or a color scheme in common, but there's lots of room for creativity here if you're tired of making your inchies into cards.  I used stamps, clip art, vintage text, vintage music, embossed images, paper flowers, and even a little bling (it makes them sit a little unevenly, but I'm okay with that).  I'm thinking of making a Hallowe'en themed set, then if I'm not inchied-out, I'll try for Christmas.:)

Hope you can play along at Gingersnap Creations.... all you need make is one teensy tiny little piece of art. ;)
I'll leave you with one more pic of the dice in a different arrangement.  Have a great Wednesday!

15 comments:

Daniele said...

Ahhh these are so sweet ....mini pieces of art
happy crafting
hugs

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

really nice and I like the idea too.

Shar said...

Your inchies are fabulous! Love the idea of blocks to display them! Awesome!

Terry said...

Love your inchies!!! How totally clever to put them on wooden blocks! I bet it takes just as long to figure out what to do on an inch!!!

Jana said...

Love this idea. Your inchies are marvelous. I am slightly (okay, very) addicted to inchies right now, AND I happen to have some of those 1 inch wooden blocks....
Thank you for the inspiration.

ScrappyPam said...

What a neat idea! I love your inchie dice!

peggy gatto said...

beautifully made and what a great idea, thanks!

Lori said...

Ok, these are truly awesome. Just love the idea of putting them on a cube, brilliant!

Holly said...

How cute is this?? I love the idea of artsy dice where you can roll em and see something new every day. How much fun were you having with these?? :-)

stampdiva said...

I'm not a fan of Inchies, at all, but seeing those little cubes, there is so much appeal. What I like is that you managed to keep an elegance to this project. Lynne M

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Love your inchie dice - what a great idea!Have a wonderful week.
Hugs,
Marie

Heather Jensen said...

These are very cute! :)
Hope you get more time to create. I was going through withdrawls.

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fun idea, I'd be one of those that sits at the table throwing those dice to see all the combinations come up!
We missed you, so glad your back!

Michele said...

Jean, these are delightful! love it. xo

Ellen said...

you must have had loads of fun with those. Great idea mmm perhaps all those loose inchies could get a new home.