Oh INCHIES!!!! These are so fun, and so quick to create...and it never ceases to amaze me the amount of detailing that can go into such as small space!
My friend Sharon really inspired me to create some inchies with her adorable clothesline inchie! I decided to use my handy supply of wooden clothespins to make more room to hold papers on my fridge. With three kids there is artwork to display, the school calendar, the monthly lunch menu, and the list goes on!
I glued a magnet (E6000 adhesive) to the back and decorated the fronts of the clothespins - Presto! Now I can get even more paper on the front of that fridge now. :D
gift idea: I would also use these decorated clothespins, without the magnets, and clip the outer clear bag of say, three or four handmade cards - it would be clever to coordinate the decorative paper or stamps used in the cards with the decorated clothespin!! You'd save a ton of time from not having to create a gift box, and the recipient could use the clip for important papers or bills - these clips make it super easy to locate something on a messy desk (messy desk? yup, I'm guilty!! lol!)
To begin, I arranged both white and black Inchie Squares on a stiff, cardboard worksurface. Using Tim Holtz's Crackle Paint, I covered each square with a different paint. On some, I use the same paint on a white Inchie Square and also on a black Inchie Square. Once dry, I filed the dandy little crackled squares neatly into an Inchie Pocket Page! When I need one, I can easily view what I have ready, and it saves me time not waiting for the Crackle Paint to dry when inspiration strikes. It is very interesting to see the color difference between the white and black inchie squares using the same color Crackle Paint!
Here, I paired a crackle Inchie Square with a decorated Inchie, using the Lockhart Inchworm. I love these organizational clips!
For the tea time (or KAWFEEEE time, as we say here in NJ...lol...) image, I used Lockhart's Teapot and the Millinery Vine Ribbon images. Colored in using Copic markers and cut out the bottom part of the teapot. I also used the Vine Ribbon image to make the paper used to cover the clothespin! (Memory Box cardstock used in Key Lime.)
I sanded the edges of the stamped cardstock once I trimmed and glued (used Glossy Accents) it onto the clothespin. It dried in seconds - love that! Paris clock (1/2" diameter) and strip of Catania (my fave!) 7gypsies paper finish the Inchie. The Millinery Vine was accented with a Copic Spica Glitter Pen and a Ranger white gel pen. The Inchie was quickly edged with the chisel tip of the Copic marker. Thank you for stopping by - I hope I inspired you to decorate an everyday, organizational item!! :)