Wednesday, July 13, 2011

7gypsies latest and greatest - "Global" Collection

Maps seem to be popping up everywhere, including our new papers!  The second collection from 7gypsies has everything to do with maps of all sizes.  Large scale on the front and small scale on the back.  The colors are warm and muted just perfect for so many of the projects we love.

I was asked to come up with a project using two of the New papers.  I had my husband cut a piece of wood the same size as the paper.  Then I spray mounted the paper to the wood base.  
We went to Home Depot and bought two pieces of nicely finished wood we found in the moulding section.  It was already cut to the right height so he just had to cut the right length.  
I liked the raw look of the wood so I chose not to paint it.  Once the wood was cut to size my husband used the nail gun to attach it to the base that was covered with the map.  Super easy.  I filled the nail holes with wood putty and sanded down the excess once the putty was dry and wallah! a shadow box was born.
I eventually added the 20 (cut from a book page) beside the 10 to represent the year.

 I added the tack nails and red wool thread (found in a quilting shop) to follow the trip route.  The words were stamped with a new alphabet clear stamp (we will show later in the week).  LOVE this stamp set.  It is a MUST have.
For the second shadow box we built one exactly the same as the first but used a map of Australia.
I used some 7gypsies bottles, amber and clear to gather trip memorabilia.  The Salve label is a new colored rubbing (fabulous), the 16 is from the new clear stamp, the stamp is a piece of Lille paper tape.  I also added tickets that have been stamped with yet another new clear stamp.

The new tag set in Global
Paper, love, love!
Well that's it for today.  We'll be back tomorrow with more!



  1. SWOON...I *NEED* all of these lovely need products. :0)

  2. I have a weakness for maps and this is feeding right into it! Love the papers and that stamp set - and both have been preordered so I can have them ASAP!

  3. Is it ok to giggle like a school girl when I see these new products:)
    LOVE them all!

  4. Wow, I love the projects!
    Wonderful details. I really like the dangling airplane on the first one and the tickets on the next one.

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. I really like how you designed and constructed your own shadow boxes and used the papers in this collection to represent your trips! Your projects are just beautiful. And I love this Global of my all time favorites, I think. Can't wait til it's available!

  6. Amazing Paula as always. Love the new products coming out.

  7. I love your projects - very cool! The map paper is a must have and the paper tape - again, I think this is my favorite product of this collection. I guess I must have a "thing" for letters and numbers. I seem to be drawn to them. I simply can't wait to get my hands on this Gypsie goodness!

  8. love this map paper...the beauty of it is it will work on its own or to fill in old collections where i do not have quite enough for a full that versatility! cannot wait to see more!

  9. Lovin' the map paper. Gorgeous projects!