Make an envelope from a Google Map #Invitation DIY#custom invitations#diy invitations#invitations#maps#steal-this-idea August 30 2012 | Guest post by Liz Gubernatis Send your invitation wrapped in a map — make a Google map into the envelope. I love the idea of sending a hope-you'll-be-here note with a red dot marking the spot. Want to do this yourself? Easy-peasy, homies — here's how: How-To: Go to mapenvelope.com Print the map on A4. Maybe close it with your awesome custom wax seal? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Guest post written by Liz Gubernatis Liz is a Pepsi addict who married her sword-wielding urban Viking (who probably inspired the “What’s in YOUR wallet?” commercials) on 1-1-11. Originally from Nebraska, she spent some time on the East Coast but left before it made her hard-hearted, landing back in the Midwest, where she thrives. She sews, paints, cooks, bakes, plays with paper, computers and cats, loves chocolate, peanut butter, and popcorn, and frequently purges her apartment to make room for more fabric, craft supplies, and projects to play with. http://swordinthestove.com PREVIOUS Kiona & Jennifer's magickal barefoot solstice wedding in the desert NEXT What to do with all those wedding cards? Show/Hide comments [ 16 ] These. Are. AWESOME! and so easy! 4 agree Reply Hi, I'm getting a thin strip of map at the top, what do you do with that? Vinita 🙂 Reply Am I the only one who always rips envelopes open? Patterned/lined envelops never made sense to me because I never "open" envelopes. 3 agree Reply You are definitely not the only one, and I'm glad you pointed this out to me before I ran and did this (because honestly it IS really cool!). My mail tends to look like my dogs got to it when I'm done trying to open it. I think I need a letter opener… 1 agrees Reply That's what the wax seal would help with. 4 agree Reply My golly this is awesome! Reply SUCH a good idea!! Looks like they would be too small for my big ol' invites, though. =/ But wait…I could use this for another time! 1 agrees Reply The wonderful thing about DIY is customizing things like size! 2 agree Reply Also a cute idea for a LDR and love letters! 2 agree Reply You can print them out onto larger paper for larger envelopes, too. 🙂 Also, yes – the wax seal idea was to encourage opening more gently. I, too, am a "did the dog open that with his teeth" letter opener, generally. Reply Love this idea for Save the Dates! 1 agrees Reply This sounds like a great idea, but it's not generating an image for me. What browsers/computers are you successful ladies using? Reply You may want to reach out to the developer on Twitter if you're having issues: https://twitter.com/bestemiray Reply I don't get an image if I use "satellite" but I do if I choose the "road" option. Reply Has anyone tried to customize this for 5×7 invitations? I was hoping to profit from someone else's wisdom rather than using up tons of paper in trial and error. Reply This looks so awesome! But sadly it seems to be down. Anyone has an Idea what other service to use? 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.