I shared this map art that I made for my brother and SIL on this blog post.
This was the inspiration piece:
I found my maps online (just google search for “state reference map” for your state) and just printed them on photo paper.
Skyler always says he is just blown away by printers. He is positive that a printer is the most amazing electronic that $50 can get you.
It printed out very nicely on photo paper!
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.
These are some other variations I’ve made: