From the gulf stream waters to the redwood forest

Papercut map art by CrafterallMy kids have always been fascinated by maps and globes, which I think is great. One of my greatest dreams is to raise children who love travel. So we love looking for postcards, artwork, and books that commemorate some of the places we’ve been. But I haven’t seen anything like this incredible papercut art.

Layered papercut art from Crafterall would be cool if you don’t even realize they’re topographical maps and not abstractions.

There’s everything from New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee where I spent my summer camp years, to the great island of Manhattan to a gorgeous blue and white San Francisco Bay
shown Lake Minnetonka by Crafterallabove. I like the ones with more color and more layers (you can
choose from 20 palettes), but there are some quietly lovely two-color
pieces as well, all made from the same excellent quality card stock.

I also think the white-on-white Lake Minnetonka piece (at right) is just beautiful. I’ve never been, but it makes me want to go. –Liz

Find the beautiful geographic papercut art from Crafterall online at Etsy at great prices for original art. You can also browse their Topographical Cards.


Liz Gumbinner is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of the Cool Mom Picks network. This makes her very happy.


  • Reply January 10, 2012

    Joanne Burch

    I think this is a marvelous idea for helping your child learn to read maps, and especially contour maps.

  • Reply January 11, 2012


    I am so glad to see this artist recognized on such a popular site. I bought a custom piece from her Etsy shop a little over a year ago, as a gift for my parents. She created a map of the lake my family has gone to all of my life.

    She is just incredibly nice and easy to deal with, and her work is stunningly beautiful. Her piece hangs in our lake house, and every visitor stops to stare at it and ask about it. Gorgeous.

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