Maybe you are ready to document your summer travels, maybe the anticipation is still building, or maybe you’d like to send a note to a family member that lives much too far away. Whatever the case may be, this week’s Trend Watch post is for you! Many paper crafters have been finding ways to work maps into their projects, and I think there’s a fun assortment of projects for today’s post.
There are so many different directions (pun intended!) that a person could go with these kinds of stamps and dies.
This card by Ann shows a great way to highlight a part of the map with sponged ink. It matches the sentiment so well!
You Color My World by Ann Schach
Alanna made this cute map with a stencil and distress inks. She mentions adding a heart to the state where the recipient lives.
Miss You by Alanna Moses
This card by Lauren uses a cute set from Stampin’ Up and highlights the location for both the sender and the recipient. I really like the background paper that looks like waves; it adds such a neat little touch.
Always Thinking of You by Lauren Winemiller
Here’s the stamp set she used and a coordinating set that’s also available from Stampin’ Up.
Map It Out from Stampin’ Up
Greetings From from Stampin’ Up
This Wish You Were Here card by Deb is such a fun way to say “I miss you!”
Wish You Were Here by Deb
Lynnette’s adorable card makes me wish we could “Travel by Map” as the Muppets often do.
Happy Trails by Lynnette Kauffman
Deb and Lynnette’s cards feature these stamps and matching dies from Lawn Fawn.
Lawn Fawn’s Wish You Were Here
Lawn Fawn’s Wish You Were Here Too
Maile used brand-new dies and stamps from Papetrey Ink to create this beautiful card.
Home is Where the Heart Is by Maile Belles
The “These United States” stamp and die sets from Papertrey Ink were just released and could be use to make cards for so many different purposes!
Papertrey Ink’s These United States Stamp Set
They offer small sets of a few neighboring states, so you don’t have to pay for all 50 states at once.
Papertrey Ink’s CA and NV dies
This card by Laura features some great stitching, die cutting, and embossing. Her streets of Paris card is so much fun!
Follow Your Heart by Laura Craigie
Our very own design team member, Jennifer, created this card using some map paper. The die cut fits so perfectly with the paper.
Home is Where the Heart Is by Jennifer Rzasa
Evey’s card makes me want to go out and collect as many maps as I possibly can for all of the crafty possibilities! If you’re on the hunt for some maps, consider your local chamber of commerce or state welcome rest areas. Both locations often provide free maps.
Valentine by Evey
This project by Kelsie Ann could be adapted to any number of situations. She created this map for her husband for their first anniversary.
Personalized Photo Map by Kelsie Ann
Martha created this incredible board book for her daughter with her Silhouette Cameo. The way the maps nest inside one another is SO neat!
Personalized Board Book by Martha Clyde
There were so many products and projects available related to maps, it was hard to pick only a few! Here are a few more fun map-related products from Simon Says Stamp:
Hopefully you’ve been inspired to go make your own map-related project! Remember, as the bumper sticker on my dear friend’s car says, “Without Geography, You’re Nowhere!”
by Laurie Davenport