My parents are moving from the Dallas area, which is by me, to Northwestern Arkansas, which is not. My family has always lived in Texas, so it is going to be weird not having my parents nearby. Since crying and begging for them to stay did not work. I thought making them something to make them feel guilty would be a good option. I will keep you posted on whether it works or not.
I have seen around the internet (especially Etsy) lots of trendy home decor that involves states. Most have a heart of some kind as well. For some time, I have wanted to make something with my home state for my own home in this style. While home decor is fun to make, it is not always on the forefront of my mind when I am in craft room. Luckily, I remembered this idea when it came to making something for my parents.
Here are my thoughts about this project. First, I am hoping that my mom and dad hang it somewhere in their new home that makes it visible everyday. That way, when they see the sad little heart over the Dallas portion of the state, they will think of me and regret that they moved. ;-) Second, it was so easy to make. It was made in under a half an hour. It took longer designing it in Design Space than it took to actually put it all together. Last, I may have to make one of these for my house too, because I love how it tuned out!
For this project, I used 50 States, Suburbia, Artbooking, and Art Philosophy cartridges.
I used paper from a couple of different CTMH paper packs and my minc (I will do a video on this in June) to make the gold Texas. The heart is cut with pink patterned paper from Brushed and the aqua mat is cut from Seaside.
If you have a Cricut Explore, here is the file: Cricut Texas Home Decor
If you do not have an Explore, here are the sizes:
Texas shape (50 States) - 6"
Texas word art (50 States) - 1"
Square (Artbooking) - 11 1/4"
Heart (Art Philsophy) - 1"
Love Word Art ( Suburbia) - 1"
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