My summer wanderlust is in full swing even though I’ve already taken my summer vacation! One of my favorite things to save for from my travels are maps. You can check out how I turned maps from our travels into coasters here.
There are lots of cool ways to include maps in a scrapbook!
Keep it Whole
If you’re really attached to the map, include the whole thing so it can be folded out and looked at, like I did with this map of 17-Mile Drive in Monterey.
Cut it Up
If you aren’t attached to the whole map, or only want to feature part of it, cut it up!
I cut up pieces of the park map for my Yosemite scrapbook layout — still one of my favorite pages ever.
I took two different maps from our honeymoon and cut them the same size as other ephemera and photos to make everything meld together:
Don’t Have a Map? Print One.
What if you want to add a map but you didn’t bring one home? Print one! Check out here for instructions on how to print Google Maps for your scrapbook. I used a Google Map below for when we moved to a new apartment.
Don’t forget to check out transit agency websites. They sometimes have really cool printable PDFs. Below, I used a square I printed from a Manhattan Bus map.
Do you collect maps when you travel? What do you use them for?