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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!


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  1. Are you concerned the maps are not lignin free when photos are used?

    • Connie Reply

      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.

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