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

Map Inspired Stationery Bags

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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.

16 thoughts on “CASE STUDY: Map Inspired Stationery”

    1. Hey there! I’ve loved seeing your comments and “likes” on Instagram! Thanks for visiting the blog!!! I love getting to know the readers here so I’m happy you stopped by!

  1. These are really fun. Love that map paper. Thanks so much for the great deal at Lifestyle Crafts. I just ordered a couple of great dies. I really enjoy your blog.

  2. Hi Amber! This is my first time to your blog and it definitely won’t be my last. Your photography and style and beautiful!!!! I am looking forward to visiting you often. Congratulations on your partnership with Lifestyle Crafts. I plan to hop over there now and take advantage of the special offer. Thank you so very much. 🙂

    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Laurie! I love hearing from first timers! I can’t wait to get to know you more as we get crafty together. Thanks for commenting:-)

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