Thursday, June 9, 2011

Geography Time

I must start this post with the disclaimer that this project is completely, 100% inspired by a very, very similar project done by Amber Packer over on the My Mind's Eye Blog. You can check out her awesome project by clicking here. There are even some great directions linked up there. I only changed a few things.



My map is 12" x 12". I did this because I wanted to use a 12" x 12" piece of cork behind the paper as backing. We plan on sticking pins in it to show where Dad (my husband) is traveling for work (he travels a fair amount, and I think it will be fun for the kids to track him).

I also cut the large background US (seen here in white) with my Silhouette machine. It was also used to cut the state template pieces. However, I still cut the patterned paper states by hand.

The biggest difference is that I used My Mind's Eye's American Made paper. I think it's the perfect line for this patriotic project.

5 comments:

Divinity said...

oh wow!!! that is a wonderful idea! how fun for the kids! :) and it looks amazing! :)

Jess said...

So cute! The papers really do make the project.

I also had to say that I am heading to A Walk Down Memory Lane tomorrow! I have never been and am taking a road trip from Sioux Falls (where I live). I am more than a little excited to shop at a GOOD stamp/scrap store!
:-)

Kelly Sas said...

Very, very nice. The boys are going to have so much fun putting marks were Dave is traveling.

susan opel said...

I cannot tell you how much I adore this! Squeal! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing it.

Susan R. Opel
Creative Editor for Paper Crafts magazine

Clyndago said...

Wow, very nice! Can't wait to try this at home...