Monday, December 19, 2011

Personalized Map Gift

Finally something new!!! I'm so excited to be able to show some of the gifts I've made that have now been given.

First off: a little sentimental framing.

I saw the idea on another blog, so I don't know to whom credit belongs for the original idea. The three hearts are labeled 'we met', 'we married', and 'we live' with maps showing those places in the couple's history. If I was fancy, I would have printed it in a fancy font or something, but I wanted to keep it simple. Leftover coordinating paper and silver Sharpie worked very well.

We were even able to find some free maps to use. Score! ...and less guilt for me when having to cut it up.

Hmmm...dear friend, those hearts look a little familiar, don't they? In September, a friend of mine (who shall remain unnamed to protect the innocent... until she speaks up... ;-) ) saved me HOURS of time by using her Cricut to make matted cut-outs for an Iris Folding Tutorial I was doing for close to 20 people. There were a few leftover that fit perfectly into this frame we found at Michaels. (Hey, speaking of which... when did they take the apostrophe out of their store name? I just realized the change today. Get with the program, Mindy!)

Other than the initial confusion that they thought the 'point' of the heart actually pointed to the location rather than just being centered in the heart (which is what we chose to do), I think the gift was well received. Tiny oops. Oh well.


  1. Cute idea. I may have to use it in the future...

  2. GREAT idea for a wedding present.

  3. A lovely gift to receive ..
    Thankhyou for stopping by today :))

  4. Hi Mindy..I love your idea with the hearts and maps! Merry Christmas to you and your family..see you in the New Year. Thanks so much for being part of the Cushions for Queensland earlier in the year.

  5. Great project! It's a really cute idea. (And I love the hearts!!) :o)

  6. I just made one of these for my hubby for Christmas! I love the hearts!


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