More on January Tips & Tricks

Inchies Alphabet
Shari Carroll shared her inchies concept—talk about irresistible! Like her, you can create one-inch mini masterpieces with leftover paper, paint, embellishments and more. In the column we promised a sneak peek at her inchies alphabet. Here’s a look at Shari’s wonderful creation shared initially on the Hero Arts blog.


Also, the supplies for Shari’s examples in the magazine were combined into a master list. Following is her breakdown by inchie:

Today Tomorrow and Always Card
Paper: BasicGrey
Stamps, pearls and flower: Hero Arts
Chipboard circle: Bazzill Basics Paper
Crackle paint (picket fence): Tim Holtz, Ranger Industries
Shadow ink: Stewart Superior
Ribbon: Creative Impressions

Friends House
Paper: BasicGrey and Bazzill Basics Paper
Stamps: Hero Arts
Chipboard house: Maya Road
Crackle paint: Tim Holtz, Ranger Industries
Distress ink: Faded Jeans, ColorBox, Clearsnap
Eyelet: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Color pencil, string and button

Smile Inchie
Paper: BasicGrey
Stamp: Hero Arts
Brown chalk ink: ColorBox, Clearsnap
Distress ink: Walnut Stain, Ranger Industries
Other: String

Friends Inchie
Paper: BasicGrey
Stamp and pearl: Hero Arts
Flower punch and book text: EK Success

Heart Inchie
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
Paper: 7gypsies and My Mind’s Eye
Heart punch: EK Success
Distress ink: Walnut Stain, Ranger Industries
Other: String and button

Wordle Word Cloud
Aly Dosdall wowed us with the “word cloud” design she made in minutes in Wordle. To create your own version, simply:

1. Go to to create your word cloud and follow the prompts.

2. When finished, click PRINT.

3. When your print menu appears, go to the drop-down menu to select the printer you want to use. Select Adobe PDF, then click PRINT.

4. When your PDF document appears, click on EXPORT at the top of your toolbar, then select JPEG and save.

5. Open your image-editing software and use your Wordle word cloud as desired.

by Aly Dosdall. Supplies Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2; Paper and journaling tag: BasicGrey; Circle and snowflake punches: EK Success; Brads: The Paper Company; Dimensional foam squares: 3M; Font: BigMisterC.

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