Welcome to Day 2 of Map Week! Today we have a fun twist: maps instead of photos. Grab a map-themed product (or a bunch of them!) and use it to tell a story. This is a fun twist on the photo-less layout and is a great for when you don't have photos to go with your story. You can also go photo-less even if you have photos - sometimes the map tells the story more clearly.
Our very own Christa is very skilled at the "maps instead of photos" genre of layout. Her "On the Road Again" layout uses a map-print patterned paper to document all of the moves she (and her family) have made over the years.
Another layout by Christa, "Home Sweet Homes," documents the places she's lived in another way. Christa cut the states from a map-print patterned paper apart and adhered them to her background with dimensional adhesive:
On this layout about her move this past summer, Christa used map die cuts to tell her story. She cut the maps from patterned paper and backed each with a contrasting patterned paper:
Maps are a great excuse to document lots of things even if you don't have photos. Take a cue from Christa and from me, grab map-themed products, don't worry about whether or not you have photos to go with your story (unless you really want to) and create layouts about any or all of the following:
- A move
- All the moves you've ever made
- Where you live
- Everywhere you've ever lived
- A trip you took
- All the trips you took in a year
- Every trip you've ever taken
- A place you'd like to go
- All the places you'd like to go
- A place your ancestors are from
- All the places your ancestors are from
- The place you'd live if you could live anywhere
- Do you prefer cities? Suburbs? Small towns? The country?
- Where you went to high school
- Where you went to college
- Where you studied abroad
- Where you grew up
- Where you and your spouse are from
- Where everyone in your family was born
- Where everyone in your extended family lives
- What your daily travels involve
- Your feelings about a current event
- Your feelings about a series of current events
- A deployment
- Where your friends live
Not enough ideas for you? Share more in the comments here!