Monday, August 26, 2013

Dotty Travel Map Holder

Hi everyone,

A new Monday means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, this week we are looking for something dotty. As long as there some dots in your project, you're good to go. Such as polka dots, dots on washi tape, or dots in a stencil or stamp. Have fun with this dotty challenge!

A few weeks ago, I've been to London and I always like to make some useful things for my trips. Such as my travel note book that I made a few weeks back. So I wanted to make something where I can store my mapes in and I can easily access them and find the way through such a big city. But also to store the detail maps for when we come out of the subway and we know where to walk to from there.

It is never sure if it's as convenient as you think, but I must say that it was very handy indeed.
This map folder is made from the very beautiful Teresa Collins Fly Away Paper Pad. I used the corresponding washi tape with it, along with some dots washi tape. It was quite a puzzle to figure out how I wanted it. But I soon knew I wanted the maps of the underground, the bus and the overall map behind a transparency on the inside. This I adhered together with washi tape on the edges. On the front I made a place to store my metro card in. That part we didn't use. It's more handy to keep the metro card in your pocket for easy access. And on the back I made a place to hold the detail maps.

I made it a bit in the same style as I did the travel notebook. So that it matched. I made two of them and one I covered in Glue N Seal and the other I didn't... Well I can recommend to use some Glue N Seal, because else all the washi tape and other bits will come off.
To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Annie said...

Fabulous make Sandra with so much fab details.

TFS Annie x

Candy C said...

Sandra...your map holder is so cute. Love all of the different things you've put together to create such a fun little book. <3 Candy

Meihsia Liu said...

What a fun way to keep all the great memories! Love your beautiful map holder, Sandra. :)

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love your idea of a travel map holder. Love the bold prints and text . The we are lost is a lovely touch. Cute embellishments too. Tracy x

Patricia said...

Echt GEWELDIG is deze travelmap!
Gr Patricia

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Wow! Gorgeous travel notebook! This is such a super clever idea, I'm loving it!

Simon Says Stamp!

MichelleZ said...

Cute project, Sandra! I especially like the "We're Lost". lol! Perfect for a map holder. :)

Suzanne C said...

What a wonderful travel journal! Those little wooden people make me smile! Beautiful!

Sandy said...

Really great make Sandra - now where are we again!

soapHOUSEmama said...

what a clever project! LOVE it!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a great idea Sandra! Maps always get damaged when they are just tossed into a bag. Love all the special details, perfect for this project. Hug!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I LOVE LONDON and more importantly, I love how you brought it to life with your project! I lived there for about a year and half and the map of the subway totally brought back fond memories (as well as being lost memories)! I really enjoyed this piece and it was a visual stunner as well as an emotional reminder of good times in this crazy busy beautiful place.

Anita Houston said...

You are so good at making these travel notebooks! I love the TC papers and the dots! So cool! Love the whole map thing!

Martha said...

What a fabulous map holder, Sandra!
Love all the wonderful details. Beautifully done!

Buttons said...

This is a great idea Sandra. It can be easy to lose your bearings in London if you are not familiar with it. You would definitely never lose your holder either as it's so dynamic and full of interest. Hugs, Jenny x