Hello, Connie Nichol here today with a couple of projects that use recycled maps. Maps and atlases are often free and are so much fun to add to paper crafting projects. There is a whole article on this in the Winter 2018/2019 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine – be sure to check out a bunch of other ideas using recycled maps. Maps are particularly well suited to travel layouts – the layout below uses a map of Germany I got from the AMA for the page background. I marked our route using embroidery thread and added a postcard and our entrance ticket to the castle. I always save memorabilia when travelling.
Supplies: Paper House Productions Germany stickers, Simple Stories wood embellishments, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L photo corners and adhesive.
Old maps also make great embellishments! Here’s a card featuring map pinwheels.
Supplies: Stampin Up! patterned paper, ink, cardstock, embossing folder and stamp.
The Stampin Up! paper line is called ‘Best Route’ and the stamp set is called ‘En Route’. It’s a great set to have in your collection.
Thanks for stopping by. Be sure to pick up a copy of the winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker magazine for more inspiration!
Love this one.
Are you concerned the maps are not lignin free when photos are used?
Lynda,, you can always spray the maps first – Krylon has a spray called Make it Acid Free. I personally am not concerned. These aren’t priceless photos and I have maps that are 30 and 40 years old that have not yellowed. Properly stored in an album away from sunlight, I feel the layout will last long enough for the enjoyment of my children and I.