Friday, June 11, 2010

Paper Globes

I found these wonderful Paper Topiary Globes HERE. What a great blog discovery! I fell in love with this paper globe idea and tucked it away for "someday"!!! Well, someday has arrived! I'm not making the paper globes into topiarys, just leaving them, well, as paper globes! I told you some time back, our daughter recently married and now we are having a celebration in July! The color theme is pink and brown, so you will be seeing lots of pink and brown items now and again as we create! But for now I present, my version of Heather Bailey's paper globes.
I used papers from my stash, both cardstock and patterned paper. Most patterned paper is from October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row, Graphic45 On the Boardwalk, pinkpaislee Queen Bee & Bayberry Cottage. You can see and purchase these paper pads HERE. There are a few pieces of some K & Co. (thinner DP pieces), sorry I don't know the name of those papers. Cardstock is mainly SU. Just using thin DP does not work well, too flimsy. But a combination of both a thin DP and cardstock create a pretty sturdy globe.
Here I pictured the 1 3/4" circle EK Success punch that was used to create the smaller globe. (above is pictured with the scallop punch used) I stuck with punches I already had, we are on a budget!!! And table decor is one of those things that mostly get thrown away. I think we will will encourage kids (there will be lots of children at the party) to take these home and use as a ball, until of course they are destroyed and can be disposed of.
A photo of the small and large globes for comparison. They will be set in groupings along the length of rectangle tables atop tulle, with balloons stemming upward! Yes, they are time consuming, but once I created a couple, I developed my own little system and it goes pretty fast! And again, we will use what paper is in the studio!!! Really, I'm not cheap, I'm being fiscally and environmentally responsible!
Thanks so much for stopping by! You know, it makes my day when you visit here! THANK YOU! I HAD the best time at the COPIC Certification class this past Saturday! Meeting Debbie Olsen was beyond expectations. What a terrific, sincere, and beautiful woman, inside and out. Of course, I forgot my camera in the flurry of it all! I do have her autograph on my certificate though!!! Learning about the Copic products was beneficial to me, as I had purchased a few markers at my local Hobby Lobby before, and colored with them, (as you have seen on my blog) but never really knew HOW to utilize them to the extent they should be used. AND all the spectacular Debbie Olsen tips, and demos of her Copic usage is invaluable to say the least! Thanks so much Debbie! So, I will be sharing as I continue to use my Copic markers and pass along what I have learned right here at Explore.Dream.Discover.


Bev J. said...

What a neat project and they will be great table decor-different as well. tfs

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

HUGE Congrats! on your daughter's marriage and the upcoming celebration! What a fabulous idea for table decor -- I LOVE it! And I LOVE how that variety of paper all worked together so well! WAY TO GO!!!!

Joan Fricker said...

Barb, I love your globes. The color combination is beautiful. I can't wait to see all your creations for the wedding celebration.

Kathy Martin said...

Thanks for the the blog info on Heather Bailey! She's one talented lady! Was great to visit her beautiful blog! Those globes would be cool for any season! I made them a couple Christmases ago with a Basic Grey kit, but didn't keep the patterned and wish I did! :)