When creating your next scrapbook project, you will be using a variety of papers. You can use solid papers, ombre, patterned, or textured papers. But another type of paper that is a bit less common is maps. You can use map papers in different ways. Let's have a look at some of those.
Create a template
Starting with an actual map, you can trace a contour and use it as a silhouette. You can be precise or do rough lines around the shape. And you can also use smaller sections like states or provinces, where each one can be used to display a photo or another paper. You can use such templates to illustrate where you have lived, areas you have visited, or where your ancestors come from.
If you have gone for a trip, or plan to, you can use a map to identify your departure and your destination. You can be specific and use a precise marker or just a general area identified only with an arrow. A dashed curve will often be associated with long trips where the start and the end are the stars and not the movement in-between.
Unlike the previous type of use, a road trip will likely be more detailed. You will want to show a path along the roads taken during the trip. You could parse that path with various stops or specific landmarks you came across.
A specific location to showcase
If you want to showcase or talk about a specific location you visited or dream of visiting, you can use a general map and point to a city or region. However, if you want to feature a larger area, no need to add a pointer as a whole map would do.
Just as a background
Even if you don't have a specific location or area to feature, if your project has a "world" theme or a travel theme, you can use a map as a background or as a patterned paper. You don't need to have an exact map so something generic might be enough.