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Corkboard Map

by Jen Causey of Something Turquoise

Keep track of all your travels with a mini corkboard travel map. This cute little map looks perfect on a book shelf and works great in a small space. With every glance you'll look back and remember all the special trips you've taken, and you'll look forward to adding more pins!

Corkboard Map
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1. Using the Fingertip Detail Knife, carefully cut out a USA map. Be sure to use a cutting mat so that you do not damage your works surface. The Fingertip Detail Knife gives you cutting control while also being super comfortable. This map was a 12" x 12" piece of scrapbook paper, but you can use any small map that you find.

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2. Using the Swivel Detail Knife, go back and cut more detail into the map. This knife has a small, swivel blade that rotates 360°, which makes cutting curves and intricate patterns easy.

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3. Place your map on top of the cork foam board and trace around it using a felt tip pen, about 3/4" out from the map.

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4. Now cut the new map shape out of the cork foam board using the Heavy-duty Easy Change Detail Knife. This knife has a hefty, durable handle to withstand heavy-duty cutting tasks and the easy blade change lock makes switching blades virtually effortless.

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5. If you would like to smooth out the edges, you can do so with a nail file. Place the cut map on top of the foam to make sure you're happy with the shape. Apply the map to the cork foam board using scrapbooking adhesive.

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6. Punch a little heart using the Heart Hole Punch to show where you're from, or where your heart belongs. Cut down a pop dot to add the heart to the map.

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7. Using small map pins - mark all the places you've traveled!