Beckie from Infarrantly Creative is hosting a State Pride Tour this entire week where 30 of your favorite bloggers are sharing projects featuring their home state!  I’m excited to be participating and sharing with you the project I worked up. If you didn’t, start the tour in Indiana with Becky. And welcome if you are visiting from the the stop before me, Sawdust & Embryos who shared an Iowa State project! 

Before we get to it, make sure you visit Infarrantly Creative on Monday the 23rd where Beckie will be hosting a “Show Your State Pride” link party.

Are you looking for a simple and creative project that would be perfect for newlyweds, housewarming or a neighbor gift? Then you’ll want to check this out!

I’m a native Vermonter, born and raised. It is a small state, we have one Walmart (another is being built only 10 minutes from my house!), no Target’s or Ikea’s, but lots of cows and farm fields. And we have maple syrup, and I’m sorry, but Aunt Jamima doesn’t hold a candle to that! We are also home to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and the cuddly Vermont Teddy Bear. We have great skiing, unpredictable weather and a gorgeous fall. We may not have a large venue or a huge city, it is a great place to raise a family. And I have a large family. My parents live six houses down, with 3 of my siblings. My other siblings are within a 15 minute drive, as is my in-laws. My many cousins and aunts and uncles and my grandparents are all close by. I love my home state and although I have dreamed of moving from time-to-time, I’m not sure if I could ever find a place I love as much as here!

Now that you have a quick rundown of Vermont, lets move on to the project.

Materials Needed:

5×7 frame
Patterned scrapbook paper – 2 corresponding papers
3D Adhesive Mounts
First I located a silhouette of Vermont and a heart online, downloaded them and imported them into my Silhouette Studio software. I traced both and set them up to cut. For more information on how to do this, check out the Silhouette YouTube tutorial. If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can still make this project by tracing and cutting out the shape with an xacto knife.
After the state was cut I set it aside and grabbed a second piece of scrapbook paper, which I trimmed down to 5×7 to fit into my frame. 
Add some 3D adhesive mounts to the back of the state cut out and mount to the 5×7 background.
I took the glass out of my frame, placed the assembled State artwork into the frame and voila! Pretty little accent decor.  I utilized a frame I already had, but this would look even more whimsical in a custom shape frame, painted a bright color!  And this could easily be personalized with a name or date.
What do you think? Would you be happy to unwrap this pretty little piece?

Next stop on the tour? Hawaii!
Visit Attempting Aloha to see what she cooked up.

Check out my other State Art:

Family State Art
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