Last week I recorded a little segment for a UK TV program called The Crafty Beggars in which I showed some of my projects upcycling old papers including maps. Inspired by that I created two projects using old maps and the Big Shot Starter kit, one card and one quick layout. Maps are great as they have pattern, colour and they are free!

20151010-Craft-0483-2

I just used the Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit (659765), maps, a used stamp, white and Kraft card, cork and spray ink.
Before I did anything, I glued the thin old map paper on to white card using spray adhesive. Then I die cut it using the larger Framelit heart from the Starter kit.
I then layer them together over a square piece of Kraft card. I attached it using foam pads and then added it to the card.
Finally, I added this lovely used stamp - rescued from a packaged sent from my best friend from the USA - and glued it to the card.

To make this quick and easy layout, I simply trimmed a piece of white card to measure 6 x8 inches. I spray gently the colours on the card and let then dry. Then I die cut the 1 from the map using one of the circle dies and the Heart using a cork thin sheet.

I hope you like it and inspires you to make use of those old maps and books laying around!

Paula