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June 2010 Map Master Project

by: Ken Schneider, Map Master

Travel Card

 Finished card size: 5.25" x 7.875"

Whenever I see tags, I think of  luggage, exotic places, exotic drinks and airplane food. So I'm making this month's card with  an international travel theme. I'm making it a  larger size card to fit my stamps.

June Map by Regena


London, Paris, Italia, Pyramids, Stonehenge and International Post Mark (Hero Arts)
Good Life (Kolette Hall)
Discover, Explore (Inkadinkado)
Journey (Rubber Stampede)
Fly (Creative Impressions)
Black card stock
White card stock
Red card stock
Vivid dye inks: (Clear Snap)
Memento Tuxedo Black dye ink (Tsukineko)
Ancient Page Primrose dye ink (Clear Snap)
Brass Airplane Trinket (Unknown)
Baggage Claim Tag (From your own baggage)
Gel pens (Gel Writer X)
Label maker (Dymo)
Paper crimper (Unknown)
Adhesive of your choice
Foam tape (3M)


  1. Create the background on white cardstock (CS). First tear a paper towel as shown and starting at the top, stipple the cobblestone ink on the towel edges, moving down in different positions, creating clouds. Although they will be mostly covered with stamps.
  2. Randomly stamp with any travel stamps you have. Your background is done.
  3. Stamp the three smaller tags, stipple with some dye ink, cut to tag style and punch holes. I cut the first tag, then used it as a template for the other two.
  4. Find your luggage and cut off any old airline tags. Attatch to red CS and cut into the shape of the large tag. I added an old air mail stamp.
  5. Stamp "THE  GOOD LIFE" and color in with Gel Pens. Border with red CS.
  6. Cut a strip of red CS and run through the crimper.
  7. Use a Label Maker to print  the sayings
  8. Dig in your trinket box and pull out a brass airplane. Or not. Now assemble as shown using 3m tape to make the tags stand out. 
    If  you consider this card too "busy" then use a plain background to highlight the tags.

You could make several of these prior to your travels and send them back to your friends while you are "over there" sipping on a Mint Julip.
Bon Voyage!

Grandpa Ken

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5 Responses »

  1. Love the theme. Love the clouds. One of my favorite ways to do skies. Very unique card.

  2. Unique and creative -- I like the Card a lot!

  3. Oh yep-yep I am with you... the best of every thing... in the travel mode. Thanks for sharing this really sharp card. A great combination of square and random.. I like this look. I have a hard time not being overly symmetrical... this has a perfect blend. Like Lorraine said... Nice trinket stash!

  4. I like your creativity and your stash of trinkets!!!!

  5. So unique and I love how you did the clouds!