Mortified by my own pathetic amount of travelling (though – I have visited the two American states I’ve been to multiple times!) I decided to do something about my photo map, as my own version was looking a bit empty!
So…I put some stamps in the background. I love this…I’ll definitely be doing it for other countries, and it’s a bit easier than the photo version (and a great way to warm up to that project!)
If you want to do this too, then
You will need:
- Three sheets of cardstock (as this is a vector file you can resize it however you want, but I used A4 paper, which is slightly smaller than letter paper (if you’re in the US or Canada)
- Something to attach the stamps to the paper – depending on how much you value the stamps this could be glue, stamp hinges, or the power of your mind.
- However, I did have to create a new template to do this. I’ve updated it on the original article about how to create a USA photo map but if you want all the files you can get them by filling the form in at the bottom of the page. An email will be sent to you – once you’ve clicked on ‘Confirm’ the files will be sent to you. (If there are any problems then please do check your spam folder! And if that fails…please do drop me a line and I’ll sort it out.
- Our FREE (for now!) file, which you can get by filling in the form below.
Preparing the file:
- Ungroup the files.
- You don’t need the individual state maps – i.e. the pieces that are in lime green and black – for this project, so group them together and hide them.
- You’ll be left with the following:
- That’s it…all ready to cut!
- The piece indicated by the light blue piece will be the overlay on the top of the piece – the one that fills up most of the frame (i.e. the one I’ve done in orange for this example). The purple piece will form a thin border between the colour of the previous piece and the actual stamps (I cut it from white cardstock for this example).
Assembling the picture:
- Take your remaining piece (i.e. the one you haven’t just cut!) of cardstock and arrange your stamps across it.
2. Once you’ve covered a wide enough area, then position one of the pieces you cut (the one the mat showed as purple) on top of the stamps, making sure there are no gaps.
3. Lay the top piece on, ensuring that you’ve got an even border around your initial piece:
4. Now all you have to do is frame it!
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PLEASE NOTE: You may use this file to create up to 100 commercial units (i.e. physical products) – any more than that then please contact me. However, you may NOT sell any of the digital files in any way, whether in full or part.
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