Friday, June 19, 2009

Twinchies

A scrapbooking friend of mine posted some wonderful little things called TWINCHIES on her blog about a year ago and I have to tell you, the minute I saw them I was enthralled. Twinchies are little 2 inch x 2 inch squares that are stamped, painted, collaged or otherwise decorated. I began dreaming of twinchies as I slept, planning all the wonderful little ways I could fit as much cuteness as possible onto one 2" square.

Twinchies grew out of what was originally the ATC craze.
ATC (Artist Trading Cards) are 2.5 inch x 3.5 inch "Cards" that are stamped, painted, collage or otherwise decorated. There are many paper crafters who alter ATC's and trade them with people in their area, the internet, even world wide.

Next came the Inchie craze.
Inchies are little 1 inch x 1 inch squares that are stamped, painted, collaged, or otherwise decorated. A one inch square doesn't leave a lot of room for embellishment, but I am quite surprised at the amount of decor some paper crafters can fit on an inch.

For those of us who like a little bit bigger canvas to work with, the Twinchies were just the thing. I talked to a group of friends who do Disney scrapping with me and they were
game to have a Twinchie swap. The only rules for the swap were that the Twinchie had to be exactly 2x2 and that it was Disney related. Here are my Disney Twinchies. Just so you know, it is very difficult to take a good picture of something that is only two inches big, so please bear with the results.

I made two versions of this Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln before I decided on the second one for the swap.



I had the same problem with the Tiki Room Twinchies - I made the first one with the beads, but went with the second version with the bamboo and flowers for the swap.


I had a lot of fun with this one! I copied an idea I had used on my Monsters, Inc. ride layout and I made Boo's door for all the twinchies.

This twinchie is interactive - it opens up and reveals one of the monsters from the movie. I used the EK Success sticker packs and so each person got a different monster.


The rest of these twinchies were my initial attempts at them. I used old attraction posters from Disneyland and other left over odds and ends.




One of my favorite extinct rides. On this one I used aluminum foil duct tape on cardstock and embossed it.


This is one I made as a blog give-away on my Disneyland blog last summer. For everyone who posted a comment, I put their name in a drawing for an Indy twinchie. I was doing a review of the Summer of Indian Jones in Disneyland's Adventureland.



Then I decided to make some to use on layouts. These three were for a Grizzly River Run layout that I never finished (some day!)



These I made for a Splash Mountain layout which you can see below.



So that has been my venture into the world of twinchies. I really love making them and hope to make a few more when I get a little more time.

BEWARE! Once you begin making these little artistic wonders, you will become addicted and may loose sleep due to hours of dreaming about new designs for them!

3 comments:

Laurie Zeller said...

That swap was so much fun and I was so happy that I got to participate! Your twinchies are awesome! I'm happy to say that I'm the proud owner of some of them.

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

um... is it bad that I don't know what a twinchie is? cos I wanna know.

Frank said...

Absolutely LOVE your twinchies!!