2017-05-27 15:33:43

New Maptote Sign and How to Make Your Own!

We like to have fun with our tradeshow signs and challenge ourselves to come up with something crafty and fun each time! This year we took some inspiration from paper to create a new sign for our booth at the National Stationery Show. Want to make your own? Follow our DIY instructions below! And be sure to scroll to the end to see the full sign.

What you’ll need:

· pencil

· lots of sturdy paper in different colors

· scissors

· x-acto knife

· paper glue

· hot glue gun

· spray paint

· masking tape

· foamcore

To get started, you’ll want to learn the a few basic paper flower forms. Once you know these shapes, you can have fun making different variations and colors!

Once you’ve got the flowers down, it’s time to make your letter! Use photoshop to scale the letter to right size and print out. Tape your printout to the foamcore and cut out with an x-actco knife. Foamcore is a great medium because it’s both sturdy and light. Be sure to use some masking tape to seal the edges. It gives a clean edge and prevents the spray paint from deteriorating the inner foam. Spray paint the letter in your choice of color! We used a dark green.

Next, make a lot of flowers! Change up the sizes and colors to make it dynamic. We even cut out some leaf shapes to use as a backdrop.

If you cut some leaves too, add these to the letter first. We found that a hot glue gun was the fastest and easiest way to adhere the paper.

Finally, add your flowers! These letters just scream spring and we love it!

Posted on May 24th, 2017 by Lizzie

Maptote at the National Stationery Show!

Come see Maptote at the National Stationery Show! We’ll be in Booth 1638 at the Javits Center, May 21-24.

And don’t miss our show special for retailers:
Orders placed at the show will receive 10 FREE booklets of your choice (while supplies last)! Spend $500 or more and we’ll throw in free shipping!

Posted on May 18th, 2017 by Lizzie

Maptote’s Guide to Brooklyn

Today is National Tourism Appreciation Day so we’d like to send some love their way! There are so many things to do in New York it can be hard to decide what to spend time on. For all those tourists looking to experience the real Brooklyn, check out what us locals love to do here!


Green-Wood Cemetery

Don’t be afraid, this cemetery has much more to offer than ghosts! Greenwood cemetery is rich with history, lush grounds, and if you’re lucky you might spot some of the exotic monk parakeets that were accidentally released into this urban jungle.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

You haven’t experienced springtime in the city if you haven’t been to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens! With annual events such as the Cherry Blossom Festival and Chile Pepper Festival, there’s much more to this garden than just taking a stroll around the grounds.


PowerHouse Books

PowerHouse Books is our go-to stop for anything book related. They have a huge selection ranging from NYT best sellers to newly published works. PowerHouse Arena in DUMBO is just one of their locations throughout the city, and it’s probably our fave.

The Brooklyn Kitchen

Brush up on your culinary skills with classes at Brooklyn Kitchen!



Korea-town came to Brooklyn! Grab some great Korean BBQ and when you’ve had enough drinks, try some karoke!

Di Fara Pizza

Opened by Domenico De Marco in 1964 after emigrating from Italy, Di Fara Pizza boasts some of the best pizza in the city! There’s usually a long line of both locals and tourists.


Henry Public

Henry Public is an Old Time Brooklyn Saloon and their bar is known for hand crafted cocktails & quality draught beers. They also serve a fine selection of New York State Wines.


Glasserie has some of the best craft cocktails (and at a good price too) in Greenpoint. They also have a full brunch, lunch, and dinner menu.

Posted on May 6th, 2017 by Lizzie

Celebrate Mom!

Mother’s Day is coming soon! Wrap up some love (or champagne) to show your mom how much she is appreciated. Cheers to the strong, loving, and inspiring moms in our lives!

Posted on May 3rd, 2017 by Lizzie

Sale Extended 1 Day Only!

 Saying goodbye to this sale feels like saying goodbye to spring… One more day please! Take 25% off your order today by using code SPRINGFLING at checkout! Don’t wait, code expires at midnight EST (really)!

Sale now ends 4/20/17 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on out-of-stock, wholesale, bulk, sale items, custom, or previous orders.

Posted on April 20th, 2017 by Lizzie

Last day of SALE!

Don’t miss out! Take 25% off your order today by using code SPRINGFLING at checkout!

 Sale ends 4/19/17 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on out-of-stock, wholesale, bulk, sale items, custom, or previous orders.

Posted on April 19th, 2017 by Lizzie

Blue skies ahead!

Get 25% off your order today by using code SPRINGFLING at checkout!

 Sale ends 4/19/17 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on out-of-stock, wholesale, bulk, sale items, custom, or previous orders.

Posted on April 18th, 2017 by Lizzie

Spring Sale!

This spring weather is so nice we want to share the feeling! Take 25% off your order today through Wednesday. Just use code SPRINGFLING at checkout!

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by Lizzie

Introducing our New Flat Pouches!

A stylish techie go-to, our new Flat Pouches can hold a tablet or wrangle your many charging cords, all with a slim, easy to stash profile. Also available in natural: California, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, and San Francisco.

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by Lizzie

Custom Monaco Maptote

What’s better than a custom Maptote? A custom zip pouch to match! Check out the products we made for promoting Monaco tourism:

Posted on April 6th, 2017 by Lizzie