WOYWW, Christmas Inchie Card and Valentine Inchies

It’s Wednesday, and that means I can join in with other crafty people at the stamping ground and show what I’m currently working on as well as the state of my work surface.

I pulled out the Valentine’s/Wedding & Anniversary bucket full of embellishments with the idea of making Valentine’s this week. Here you will see ribbon, stickers, paper and die cuts etc.

I also pulled out stamp sets and sequins with the idea of making Valentine Inchies to make into cards. So that’s what I hope to work on this weekend. if nothing else, I will at least enjoy looking, sorting, and stamping more with my stash of goodies.

I did complete a card this week in an inchie theme for the current challenge at Jingle Belles. “Think big but go small” is the request to make a Christmas themed card out of inchies or twinchies. I picked my stamps first and then the color scheme. I created the inchies then mounted them on pearlescent scalloped squares and adhered them to a card front. The ribbon was my biggest challenge and the most time consuming to pick out and to tie in a way that I liked.

I also made an inchie for the current challenge at Every Inchie Monday where the theme is books:

And wisdom, scripture, or thoughts to ponder:

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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26 thoughts on “WOYWW, Christmas Inchie Card and Valentine Inchies

  1. Oh wow, I LOVE that inchie Christmas card so much! The pearls in the centre of the snowflakes are brilliant – I’d buy that in the shops for sure for a special friend.
    Hugs LLJ 4 xxx

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  2. Yes, definitely like your inchie Chrimble card. It could easily be adapted to make any card thoughout the year! The bucket of goodies is a good idea, only I don’t think I have enough room for buckets and tend to stick to square boxes, which take up less room… or should do! Keep Crafting, Stay safe Happy WOYWW!? ((Lyn)) #16

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  3. Inchies and twinchies – it’s like a secret society with a special vocabulary all your own! You have quite a stash of stuff to work with there, Karen. Must be fun just to pore through it all. Miriam is a quilter and has an on line ETSY business too, so her stash of fabric rivals the local fabric store! And that says nothing about all the threads etc that she stocked up on in case supplies got low during the pandemic! Sometimes, often actually, it amazes me what she creates, from what starts out ostensibly, to a Philistine like me, as a bunch of fabric odds and ends. It is exciting to live with a creative person.

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  4. I had no idea there was an inchie challenge … how fun … your holiday card is inchie-spectacular … so very glad you went SMALL with us at Jingle Belles.

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  5. Love the card and those inches are fab, I love making inches its the challenge of getting things to fit, great jod

    Take care care and stay safe, Thank you for your visit,

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  6. Wow, that’s such a beautiful card! I love how you used the inchies as part of your design 😁. I didn’t realise that my art journal page had inchies on it until you said, I must have been thinking of them subconsciously …lol 😉. Loving the books and quote too – perfect! I hope you’re having a lovely week! Hugs, Jo x

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  7. Hi Karen, what a lovely inchies Christmas card – I love the stamps, the design and the colours. You’ve put it together beautifully. So much detail in a square inch – amazing! Have a lovely week, Heather #21

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  8. Love what you did with the inches for the Christmas card and all that Valentine’s stash – super yummy can’t wait to see you Valentines inches. I need to make a BRIGHT card for hubby this year he wasn’t impressed with the beige one I made last year. Hmmm. Thanks for the visit BJ#11

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  9. Loving the inchie card and the little pile of books is cute. Happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe, with love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#14)

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  10. I love your inchies, Karen, and how you have incorporated them into such a lovely card. What a great idea. I’ve never made any inchies but might think about it, seeing this. The little mats and the background are perfect, too, and nice to see some non-traditional Christmas colours. Your embellishments are all so organised! Finally, I love your statement of faith at the end of the post.

    Thank you for your lovely comment – so glad you enjoyed my various bits and pieces this week, and nice to find another smoothie bowl person too! Actually the prep and clean-up is an absolute doddle. It takes literally minutes to assemble the bowl. You just stuff the food into the blender and run it on high power for a couple of minutes, and after you tip it out (I’ve got a Vitamix spatula that gets it out really well, even from under the blade), you just run it on the cleaning cycle – or just for 1 minute on high, with warm water and one drop of washing up liquid. Rinse and drain, and you’re done. You can also do advance prep the day before so you’ve got all your ingredients ready in the fridge ready to blitz in the morning for breakfast.

    I’ve decided I’m definitely making some more of the latest kitty square. One of the reasons they take so long is that I keep making mistakes and having to undo it! What a great idea to put my initials in the corner. Must think about that.

    We used to put the kitty bowls on a plastic mat when we first got them as kittens, until one of them decided it was really fun to burrow under the mat and overturn the water bowl all over the carpet! The tray is great, because you do all the prep on the counter, load the tray and then put the whole thing down in one. You do have to watch out though because at least one paw will come up and grab it on the way down and you can get spillages that way too! The greedy things… Kitties do like to play with water. In the summer, Lily jumps up on the bird bath and pats at the water to splash it. She doesn’t drink it.

    Happy belated WOYWW and God bless,
    Shoshi x #24

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  11. What an inspiring card Karen! I love how elegant your little inchies are – each decorated so beautifully – and the colour combination is perfect. Love the little book inchie too. How fun to have a bucket of valentine related craft stash to go through! You’ll have fun with that I know 🙂 Blessings to you my friend, Vicky x

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  12. Hi Karen, I love your card and it reminded me of two packets of scalloped frames I have, they are sparkly white and have never got used because I can never think what to use them for. Think the aperture is smaller than an inch, but I will find out. Please excuse the late visit. Angela #15

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  13. Love the card! I wonder if twinchoes might be too big? I have a stash of them from one of the Life Book taster sessions and planned on using them one-per-card, but maybe I should explore multiples? Nice idea!

    Happy WOYWW – so late, sorry!
    Mary Anne (2)

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  14. Putting in a very late appearance this week, but wanted to stop by and say “Hi, thanks for visiting!”.

    Ahh, inchies. They were always such fun to do. I really should get back to making and swapping, but there’s never enough hours in the day for all the things I want to do. Definitely need to do less social media and more creating!

    Morti #20

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