Saturday, July 17, 2010

State love art tutorial

I saw this adorable art on Etsy (I wish I knew who it was by so I could give credit) a while back that included a state on striped background with a tiny heart for the capitol of the state. I can't remember who was selling it or how much it was, but I knew I could recreate it for much cheaper, or I would have bought it then. So, here's another tutorial.

Supply List:
-print out of state (desired size)
-scrapbook paper
-heart or star hole punch
-craft knife
-scotch tape
-glue stick (not pictured)

1. Cut out the state but leave enough around it to be able to tape it to the scrapbook paper you're using for the state, tape the state to your scrapbook paper so that it doesn't move when you're cutting, then cut out your state with your craft knife.

2. Next, take your heart or star hole punch and punch it in your desired sb paper color to mark your capitol. I just used the edge of my background sb paper since that was the color I wanted and I wasn't using it all. Also, cut your background sb paper to whatever size frame you will be using. Mine is 8x10".

3. Finally, use your glue stick to glue down your layers. You should end up with something like this.

This is really easy and fairly cheap as long as you have some of the tools in your arsenal, so enjoy. If you try it, please share your version with me. I'd love to see it!


  1. this is a neat idea to be able to mark your vacation spots in any particular state and have your journaling on the page also. good job.

  2. Thank you so much for sharing!! I found her the other day from a blog, but her shop is closed. Plus, this is probably a lot less cheaper. Awesome! THANKS!

  3. Thanks guys:) This is very cheap to make and I found the striped paper at Michael's.