Inch by Inch…

Happy Thursday! Today we have another fun ways to use it challenge for you. Think inch by inch. With the popularity of Inchies…today’s challenge is to focus on inch-size squares. Either use the Inchies or make your own or use one inch size fragments or glass pieces. If it is sized an inch…use it! My good friend Lindsey is posting the challenge for me today. It’s one of those life happens days…too many appointments etc. all in one morning! Check out the challenge here!

I’ve created two designs for this challenge. Now I have to tell you… I did cheat a little on the first. I had this idea I just had to try out using my new Hometown Pride Thomas Kinkade image and my new soldering kit. Do you think I could find my 1 inch square glass tiles?! Unfortunately not so this pendant is not the perfect one inch square. It is actually sized one inch by 3/4 of an inch. Hope you’ll forgive me. πŸ˜‰

Hometown Pride Flag Pendant


While I’m not American, I thought this would be a really fun project. Although I didn’t incorporate this idea…here’s one that I thought of while creating this…. A friend of mine’s husband is serving in Iraq which got me thinking….wouldn’t this make a great gift with the flag on one side and his photo on the other?

This design is my first attempt at soldering. It was a little tricky and I definitely need to practice but I’m loving the results. If you try it out…DO be careful. I ended up with two rather burnt fingers in the process. πŸ™ Ouch! I found that adding on the jump ring at the top was the most difficult part. My 17yo just happened to come home at the right time and gave me a helping hand. Thanks James!

jks-flag-pendant.jpgTo create this design, I simply stamped out my Thomas Kinkade Hometown Pride image (to be released tomorrow) from Cornish Heritage Farms onto some white cardstock. I colored in a section of the image that I wanted to use with my Copic Markers. The soldering kit is by Simply Swank and includes all you really need to get started. I think you’re going to see lots more soldered projects here and this just may be addicting. πŸ˜‰ If you’re looking for a great tutorial…Ellen Hutson’s really helped me out tremendously!

Petite BΓ©bΓ©


My second project is one I just couldn’t resist making after purchasing some new Making Memories paper & goodies a couple weeks ago. I noticed that they would work perfectly with a Kim Hughes stamp set that she designed months ago and will finally be released at the beginning of June. It’s called Baby Love and oh baby…I’m in love with it! πŸ˜‰ Some of the little sentiments and a baby onesiejks-petit-bebe-close.jpg were perfect for stamping on my inchies. For one of the squares, I simply covered it with patterned paper and adhered a button. Now what I thought was really fun…the epoxy buttons are a perfect one inch square too! I created a fun little grid with them and then clipped on my darling little giraffe. Now I’m all ready for a baby boy arrival. Hmmmm….wonder whether my friend Naomi is having a boy or a girl?

Have a fabulous day!

Supply List:

Baby Love (Kim Hughes LIne) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Pitch Black Adirondack INk by Ranger

-Spring Willow Dark by Prism
-Baby Blue Medium by Prism
-white cardstock by Prism

Patterned Paper:
Making Memories

-Copic Markers
-clip, ribbon and epoxy embellishments by Making Memories

15 responses to “Inch by Inch…

  1. The necklace is beautiful! What a great idea! I think I’ll hold off on soldering for a while…I just learned how to use the sewing maching! The baby card is adorable! I love how you used the clip to hold the image and that dp is great! Thanks!

  2. What a great pendant, Julia! I’m like Danielle in that I’ll wait on learning how to solder!!! I LOVE your baby card. That stamp set is going to be a huge hit and I just love the colors in that paper!!!

  3. Julia,
    love this…the pendant is nice too!! Love all the colors…Fabulous

  4. Conniecrafter

    Love the pendant, great idea using a piece of the stamp!
    The baby card is too cute!

  5. Oh my, I love this baby card… adorable! Thanks for sharing:)

  6. That stamped/photo pendant is such a wonderful idea — I’m sure your friend will be touched by your thoughtfulness. You did a beautiful job coloring it in (sorry to hear about your burnt fingers — ouch is right!).

    The baby card is darling! Looking forward to seeing the set in June. πŸ˜‰

  7. Beautiful card!!

    (Can you please email me about the Garden Whimsy set I have been trying to get in touch with no avail!! Thanks!!)

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  9. I love inchies! And they are so quick! I make up several at a time from one stamp set using different parts of the stamps, store them in the box or packaging with the stamps and I’m ready to go for a fast card! Your necklace idea sounds great. Keep those fingers safe!

  10. So inspiring to see all the possibilities….thank you for sharing.

  11. You are so right, Julia! The pendant would be a perfect gift for a military wife and putting a pic on the other side is genius! Both of these projects are fabulous as usual!

  12. Your card is fabulous, but that necklace is beautiful!! I love it and as a military brat, I KNOW she will love it!

  13. Love your soldering project Julia!
    I have Ellen’s kit, haven’t opened it yet….I’m skeeered, LOL!

  14. Love your inchie projects, J! I have the Simply Swank stuff, too. Haven’t had time to tackle it yet! It’s on my list πŸ™‚

  15. Fabulous designs, J! I love the necklace and that baby card….WOW!!! TOTALLY adorable!!

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