...feeling a little better... I couldn't resist! This Basic Grey Pheobe paper is so gorgeous I just had to play with it a little more! One of the designs is covered in cute little chicks, another has the all over floral that reminded me of all things - a bath robe - LOL! So that is precisely what I used it for - the Lockhart robe. It was easy to turn this little robe into a cute feminine version with the Pheobe paper.
I decided to share one more trick that I use when I paper piece. I'm not certain how many of you have seen or played with the new self-healing Magnetic Precision Mat from Basic Grey, but this thing totally rocks. It keeps my paper firmly in place when cutting with my Xacto without having my big ole' fingers getting in the way. The magnets are STRONG!!! As you can see I had already cut out my little insert for the back of the robe and forgot to share how I did it, so I mocked up the second little example right next to it. The Judikins retractable blade is another tool that sits in a jar on my work space. It is the tool that I used to cut out the butterfly in the vellum card here at Papertrey Ink.
I then used the 1/8" Snap Stamps to stamp my "hey chick" message being that I thought it was the cat's meow for this paper I was using. Shown below is the picture of how I "connect" words. It is so simple to not just stamp a single word, but a whole series of words (if you have more then one set - LOL!) and keep them in perfect alignment.
I find that when I stamp a longer series I have to do what is commonly a no-no in stamping - I ever so slightly rock the stamp. This way I get a fabulous image each and every time. DISCLAIMER: (ha,ha) Try stamping on scrap paper first to see how this works for you though!
Then I took the little strip of paper and slid it through the punch to only catch the one side. Glued it down and attached that cut little KI Memories flower, added a little sewing and Stardust and now I have a card ready for when I need a quick little pick me up for a girlfriend.