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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:39:04 AM
Does anyone remember serendipty squares that we used to make?



Here are ones I made years ago.. I was just reading an article that stated this was a new way to use your scraps.. I just chuckled, She was cutting them into umbrellas. I used to love making these.. And forgot all about them.. Just wanted to share.
serendipity squares


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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:42:47 AM
I remember those! I think we might have also called them "inchies" or "twinchies." Something like that. Haha.




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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:49:23 AM
I have never heard of them...



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Posted: 4/5/2013 6:51:12 AM
I remember them!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:10:32 AM
I don't know if it is the same thing, but I remember when inchies were all the rage and everyone would be swapping them. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:23:24 AM
Looks like a twinchie which we are still swapping on the swap board.
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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:54:21 AM
I've heard people mention "inchies" before. What do you do with them? Are they supposed to be like custom-made embellishments you can add to a LO?

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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:56:44 AM
I remember them and I love the ones I did back in the day. For me they were pretty 'artsy!' I did call them serendipity squares.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:00:24 AM
I made some a few years ago & used them on cards:

serendipity cards

I made mine from just the scraps I had laying on my desk. It was a great way to use them up instead of tossing them.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:02:47 AM
I remember them, though I never got into it. I didn't like them at all. They were very popular though. It was around that time I first heard of people doing art journals also.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:08:59 AM
There is an old, old song that I used to hear a lot on the radio at work - "everything old is new again" - or something like that. That is so true for scrapbooking!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:33:57 AM
I thought there was a difference between the serendipity squares and the inchie/twinchies. Mainly being inchie/twinchies were more planned for good design balance in a 1" or 2" square.

Serendity squares on the other hand were unplanned. It takes a background paper (any size) layerd with torn bits of other papers randomly glued down and then random stamping, heat embossing or other similar flat media art. Then cut the whole thing into squares without consideration for where the cut lines went.


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Posted: 4/5/2013 8:48:19 AM
Serendipity squares were different from inchies. They were exactly what the previous poster described. I used to make lots of serendipity squares with my scraps. I even used to participate in swaps on another forum, which no longer exists. Wow! That takes me back more than 10 years.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:18:17 AM
Yep I remember them


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:32:41 AM

I thought there was a difference between the serendipity squares and the inchie/twinchies. Mainly being inchie/twinchies were more planned for good design balance in a 1" or 2" square.

Serendity squares on the other hand were unplanned. It takes a background paper (any size) layerd with torn bits of other papers randomly glued down and then random stamping, heat embossing or other similar flat media art. Then cut the whole thing into squares without consideration for where the cut lines went.


I agree completely.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:38:23 AM


Serendity squares on the other hand were unplanned. It takes a background paper (any size) layerd with torn bits of other papers randomly glued down and then random stamping, heat embossing or other similar flat media art. Then cut the whole thing into squares without consideration for where the cut lines went.



Interesting, I did not know that!


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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:47:10 AM
I remember making them and never being happy with them

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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:24:09 PM
I remember these! At one point I sat and made a bunch of them all different designs. I had every intention of getting them on LOs....but they are all still in a drawer waiting to be used (never).
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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:32:14 PM
I remember both Serendipity squares and inchies. There's a big difference between the two actually.

Serendiptiy squares can be made any size square. You layer scraps of pattern paper on a sheet of cardstock, cut the whole thing into little squares and voila, you have serendipity squares.

Inchies I remember more from the stamping board, so I would say you have to stamp something on them, except I did one swap here on GS, and I still have most of those. Not all of them have stamping. They have to be 1", and I'm thinking usually you usually would cut the cardstock and then do the stamping/embellishing, but again that's no hard fast rule.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 12:43:21 PM

I remember making them and never being happy with them


Me too. I am very bad at any crafting/art technique that requires things to look like they were done completely randomly. I'm bad at random.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 7:36:15 PM
I still have some of these hanging around in my stash. I guess everything old is new again!

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Posted: 4/5/2013 10:39:42 PM
Ha! Talk about a walk down memory lane.



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Posted: 4/5/2013 11:39:42 PM
Yes...we used to do serendipity square swaps in my scrapping group. I recently came across some old ones and it was such a blast from the past looking at them.


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Posted: 4/6/2013 1:58:30 PM
Yeah, I remember those too. I recently thought of making some to decorate my project life pages.

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Posted: 4/6/2013 3:54:48 PM
I loved those!


There was even a company that made them!


Thanks, Marie, for bringing those up...


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