DIY: CASE STUDY: Map Inspired Stationery

January 24, 2013



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It’s rare that you’ll find me creating anything with a vintage feel. That’s just not my go-to aesthetic. When CASE Study invited me to revisit an old project and create something new, I was inspired to reach for some vintage map wrapping paper!

Map-Stationery-InspirationThe inspiration came from this moving announcement project, where I featured the State to State die by Clear  & Simple Stamps.  I mounted the die onto corrugated cardboard cardstock, which you can likely find at your local craft store. I purchased mine at Michael’s in a 12×12 sheet.

For round two of this project I created a little crafting kit (I’m sort of all about crafting kits these days)!

Map Inspired Stationery Bag Kit

{VINTAGE MAP PAPER} While we were in New York this past weekend, I picked up some beautiful sheets of wrapping paper from Paper Source. Among my purchases was THIS vintage map paper.

{MINI BAG DIE} I used the newly released Mini Pocket Die from Lifestyle Crafts to create treat bags from the map paper. As you may already know, Lifestyle Crafts is offering 50% off your entire purchase with the use of the promo code: DAMASK.

{STRIPED BANNER EMBELLISHMENTS} For these, I reached for my Navy Shape n’ Tape Washi Sheets and used the Tape It Kit to create a banner embellishment.

{EMBOSSED COMPASS TAGS} The Clear and Simple Stamps Nautical Flags set includes a beautiful compass image, which I heat embossed and made into a simple, vintage-y tag.

{VINTAGE POSTAGE STAMPS} Here I used the Papertrey Ink Postmark set to create a few itty bitty postage stamp images.

Map Inspired Stationery Bags Storyboard

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Thanks for stopping by today! I’m in for a full day of learning at Altitude Summit! As for you…you should head over to the CASE Study Challenge Blog to see how the team interpreted this week’s inspiration.