I shared this map art that I made for my brother and SIL on this blog post.
This was the inspiration piece:
Source: Minimoz Blog
And this is mine, with a different spin on it:
I found my maps online (just google search for “state reference map” for your state) and just printed them on photo paper in best quality.
I cut little hearts out of some red glittery cardstock paper using my Silhouette Cameo and just pasted them over the cities that I wanted. Then, after I carefully cut out each state, I placed them between the two panes of glass for this floating frame that I picked up at Michael’s. I taped the back side to the back glass pane so that they would stay in place.
I was so happy with how it turned out and it looks so cute on display in my brother and sister-in-law’s office:
**Update: We now have a variation of this available for purchase in our shop! Can be customized however you want. :) You can see it here. (Only the colored cardstock version is for sale, not the actual map version.) Here are some examples of one’s made:
Also, check out this state tribute variation which can also be completely customized!
Thanks everyone for all the lovely comments and to those of you who have featured my project on your own blogs! I appreciate you kind words. :)