Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Love Map

  I saw something like this on Pinterest and was inspired to make my own version for my daughter and son-in-law. 

Love Map

I just Googled the locations on Google maps and printed them.  I die cut the maps using heart dies and then matted them onto red cardstock cut from scalloped heart dies (Spellbinders). 

love map close up

I measured the glass from the frame I used and made a Photoshop document that size.  I determined the center and the placement of the hearts, then typed the info and centered “Happily Ever After” on the bottom.  I cut thin poster board the size of my frame and printed directly onto it.  I have a Canon MP640 printer and had no problem at all.  It just takes a very long time to dry and will smudge if you don’t let it sit.  Don’t ask me how I know this.  I let it sit for about half and hour and then used my heat gun to be sure it was really dry the second time around. ;) I then just had to adhere the hearts in the appropriate places and it was finished.

love map on wall

Here it is hanging on the wall. 

Hope you all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day with your loved ones.  Valentine’s Day is a family affair at our house.  I always make a really nice dinner and set the table all fancy and make my husbands favorite cake in a heart shaped pan.  It’s a day everyone looks forward to and I cherish the memories that are made.

Thanks for stopping by!



Shelley said...

Love, love, love this Karen! So gonna have to 'lift' it! Happy Valentines Day to you and your family! I know you're giving out lots of love to that new little one for sure! :)


Teresa Arsenault said...

How beautiful, Karen. This is a lovely heirloom.

I made a card using one of your scripture sentiments recently. You can see it here: http://tickellexpressions.blogspot.com/2012/02/crop-continues.html


Jennifer said...

This is an incredible idea! Love how you used the hearts to frame the maps.

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen this is a delightful gift and one that I'm sure will be treasured forever. It looks like it was professionally made, you definitely have the touch. ~ Abby

Scrapping Julie said...

oh my goodness. that is sooo cool. thanks for sharing