A few weeks ago Ellen Hutson had a summer promotion “Craft With Your Kids”.  And even though the promotion has ended, it’s still summer and I have another project to share that could keep those little kiddie hands busy and happy on a rainy summer day.  Of course at my house in the summertime its always a ‘rainy’ summer day..  even when the sun shines.

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Blocks and Inchies!  Aren’t these adorable.  They are like over sized dice and could be a delightful travel game rolling the dice to see which items you have to find next along your journey.  There are lots of possibilities just depending on what images you choose for the blocks.

I started with three 1″ square wood blocks, a dozen Inchies and several stamps from the Inkadinkadoo Clear Inchie Stamps Sets.


Rather than having all random images for each side of each block, I decided to have four themes with one image from that theme on each of the three blocks..blog266coloredinchieswithwm.jpg

The blocks’ end edges were colored with Copic Markers, and three different patterned papers from Basic Grey’s “Max & Whiskers” 6 x 6 collection were chosen to decorate a couple of the sides.  They were cut into 7/8″ squares.



Prior to gluing, I laid out the papers and blocks to determine how I wanted each paper placed.



I adhered both the Inchies and the patterned paper with Mod Podge.



If kids are helping with this project, no coloring or easily colored images could be used.  Here are the finished blocks.



Just remember, the main thing is to have fun!

Happy crafting!



Stamps: Inkadinkadoo “Cats Galore”, “Dog’s Life”, “Butterfly“, “Butterflies and Birds”, “Heart Full of Love”, “Special Friends”

Papers: Basic Grey “Max & Whiskers” 6 x 6 Patterned Paper

Inks: Memento “Tuxedo Black”; Copics:




Accessories: Inchie Art “Inchies”; 1″ Square Wood Blocks

19 Responses to “Blocks and Inchies – Inchies and Blocks”

  1. Oh my goodness, Susan, these are just so creative! I’ve got a bunch of those blocks and now I know just what to do with them….fabulous idea!!

  2. Susan, these are terrific. What fun and very creative. Bet your grandkids would love to play with them. I could see these being used for all kind ofgames. Plus, they are so darn cute!

  3. Well aren’t you just the cleverest one?? Such a cute project! Excellent job!

  4. What an incredible little gift for the youngsters! I love everything you do with inchies, and thanks for the links too!

  5. These are so cool, Susan, and the possibilities are endless as far as themes go.

  6. very cute idea!

  7. Girl, that is sooo cute!
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Very very cool project! 🙂

  9. Ohh WOW these are FABULOUS!!

  10. Wowww, Susan, AWESOME project! So creative!

  11. These are so cute and fun to make. Great idea for the kids.

  12. Fabulous idea, Susan! Looks like so much fun to make! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial!!!

  13. Hi Susan, what a beautiful project and can’t wait to try it,I think this can be done on those small MDF boxes, you know small cube boxes. Thanks for your ideas.

  14. What a fabulously cute project, Susan. I sooo want to try this. Thanks for the great tutorial, and I actually bought some of those inchie images, so now to find the time to do it. What fun!

  15. Susan! I love these cubes!!! So cute and fun! Thanks for sharing your stellar creativity!

  16. Well, how cute is that! They turned out adorable and I think kids would have great fun with these, as you mentioned, on a trip. I love it!

  17. What a fun project, Susan, and perfect for kids!!!! I love all the little inchies you used and such pretty colors!!! I’ll have to show your tutorial to my DGD…she loves to do fun craft projects and these will keep here busy for a while!!!

  18. (((Rainy)))
    You have always amazed me with your creativity. Ahem, I bet you back up your files.. Unlike those of us who may have lost our hard drive with 12 years of files. ack! I’m working on re-crafting my email address book. Email me! LOL

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