Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Mapping It!

Today I'm sharing a layout I created from our recent trip to St. Lucia. I wanted to use some sort of map patterned paper but the travel papers I had didn't work for what I had in mind, so I made my own using a map image from the internet and a St. Lucia cut file from my Silhouette.

ST. LUCIA By Tena Ellison. Supplies - Corrugated Paper: Fancy Pants;  Flower: Prima; Punch: Martha Stewart; Twine: Pink Paislee;
Button: My Mind's Eye; Title Letters: Silhouette and Cricut; Transparency: 3M.

First I copied the online map image into a MS Word document to resize before printing, after getting the size I wanted I printed it onto a transparency.

Next I cut out the Silhouette map image using the cut file. I cut the image slightly larger than the map on the transparency. I then layered the transparency map over the Silhouette image. The butterfly and arrows were cut using the same map image printed on while cardstock.

This was my first time trying this and I have to say I'm pleased with the results. This technique can be used for any travel page or card, just find a free image or use an old Atlas if you can't find that perfect patterned paper.

Happy Scrapping!


  1. Wonderful layout!
    Love the techniques you used.

  2. It turned out beautiful. I must admit I have used maps from various trips, but I like the online technique...TFS!

  3. WOW! Very nice layout! Isn't it exciting what the Silhouette can do!

  4. OMG! Tena I love that idea. You are so fancy!!



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