One of the things most fun about working with a design team is seeing the many ways they utilize similar product. For Design Team Member Samantha Taylor‘s From Me to You share, she created an amazing world travel map tutorial.
What a fun project!
Word Travel Map
I thought it would be fun to make a world map to keep track of my travels. From Me to You was not only the perfectly named collection for a world map, but the patterns and gorgeous colors are versatile and timeless enough that I can put a map together that will be beautiful for recording my travels for years and years to come.
Cover the back of a large frame with fabric and place inside the frame. My frame measures 16″ x 20″. I chose to cover it with burlap, but any fabric would work.
Chose your papers. You’ll need 7 different patterns from From Me to You for the
continents and 1 for the banner.
Cut your papers in the shape of the world continents. I used a Silhouette Die Cutting Machine (you can find a step-by-step of how I sized and cut the world map using the Silhouette here), but a Cricut would work as well.
You can also find a map online, print it out and use it as a template for tracing and hand cutting the world map.
I cut some pieces to include part of their neighboring continent to make lining up and attaching your pieces easier.
For example, I cut Asia (as seen above) to include about a 1/2″ strip of Europe. I added adhesive to that 1/2″ strip, lined it up and attached it directly under the full piece of Europe.
Attach your continents to frame.
Cut a banner by hand or with a die cutting machine.
Use alphabet stickers to spell out “ADVENTURE”.
Use the From Me to You Roller Stamp to stamp “Awaits.”
Attach to the frame.
Cut small hearts and stars from coordinating card stock. Use these to mark locations where you have traveled, or places you would like to travel.