Thursday, 20 October 2011

Love Map - A Tutorial


I have been receiving many requests on how I made the Love Map.
So here is a quick run down.


This is the frame that I started with. 
(smaller version of this tut)


I had a old frame & sanded it back


I really wanted to paint it white, but didn't have any at home & I really HAD to make this right away.
So I actually used Zac's paint



I used some paper towel and rubbed it back to give it a little texture.


I was going to use the insert that comes with the frame, but the shape was wrong, so i decided to the use the white backing paper that comes with the frame. (image below) Just make sure the picture doesn't show through.





I found my 3 pages & ripped them out, then on another map or plain paper. I freehand stretched one half of a love heart. 


 Cut it out


 Folded, traced & cut around the heart



 With the maps I intended on using I placed the heart over the exact spot where "we met". I tried to place it in the centre of the heart.
I traced & cut in the inside of the pen line.




Pasted all three hearts on the white paper evenly. 
Used Scrap booking letters for the wording.
Put glass over the top.
Hang & Enjoy!!




Better go cross another one off my list
Danielle

34 comments:

  1. I'd seen something similar on Pinterest and added it to my list as well. These make such great keepsakes and anniversary gifts.

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  2. This is beautful! I love maps and I really love personalized meaninful art. Well done! Just popping in from TT&J :)

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  3. Your love map is a great idea! It looks beautiful and tells a romantic story!

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  4. This is such a great idea...and so sweet and sentimental! I am saving this idea to use someday-found you at Craft-o-Maniac's linky party.

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  5. Thanks for linking up to my Pity Party- love this! I'll be featuring it tomorrow. xo, Mique

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  6. This is such a neat concept, thanks for sharing! Visiting from Funky Junk...

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  7. I am going to make this using an old antique window. My Anniversary is this month and this what my hubby is getting!!! i love this idea

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  8. I'm linking this one to my globes and maps post today, it's a great tutorial!

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  9. I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)

    http://www.betweenuandme.com/2011/11/crazy-cute-link-party-26-and-homestudio.html

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  10. cute idea. I found you from follow me fridays and am now following you! =)

    Ameryn Marie
    ohsonifty.blogspot.com

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  11. this is awesome. i love this idea. great anniversary gift. thank you for sharing

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  12. I love this idea! Found you on Pinterest, aka my new addiction. ;)

    Thanks for sharing it. I'm so not crafty but even I think I can handle this one!

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  13. Another amazing tute! I love all of the stuff on you site!

    Check out my blog, I am having a giveaway that ends 12/14

    http://thetrishfamily.blogspot.com/

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  14. where did you find the map pages?

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    1. Yes please I would love to know where you found the maps. if I use google maps its not a nice as yours....help....

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  15. Where did you find the maps?

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  16. I love this idea but our 'met' and 'married' map would be the same place :(

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  17. Hi Amy - I think if you met/married/live in the same area, you could use city or town maps to show the actual location. Even putting the address on the label.

    Suzanne

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  18. This is a fantastic idea! I made mine :) and post it about it with a link at my blog: http://mothercrafter.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/diy-valentines-map-of-love/
    Thank you so much for the inspiration!

    Vanina
    mother crafter ~ handmade happiness

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  19. I love this! What are the dimensions of the frame you used? Thanks!

    Erin

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  20. Making this tonight for my parents 32nd wedding anniversary. met at my mom's parents old house, married in a home they used to live in, and live in their current home for 19 years. I am going to try to use burlap as the background and hopefully the light blue flowers I bought from the craft store will go in the frame and allow me to close the back of the frame. My mom made her wedding dress, it was light blue like the flowers. I will post to Pinterest when I'm done (find me http://pinterest.com/jenny040924/ if you want to see it). Thanks for the idea!!

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  21. I love this idea! What size frame did you use?

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  22. Love this!! I created it for my parent's for their anniversary. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. I just made one for my husband for our 6th anniversary. a lady at the Michael's suggested I use a floating frame. So I bought approx. a 10" x 25" floating frame; painted the wooden frame blue because black didn't coordinate and it looks fabulous. Thanks for an awesome idea! I wish I could include a pic of it here.

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  24. Just found this (via Pinterest)and will be making it as part of a wedding gift for a friend and her groom-to-be! :D

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  25. Just found your blog and I love this idea! I'm definitely going to make one of these soon! Thanks for posting!
    xoxo Kinzie
    wherewevebean.blogspot.com

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  26. Hi! thank you so much for this post! I just wanted to let you know that I've featured this in my top 10 list of projects with frames. Hope you can stop by ;-)

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  27. Thank you so much for a great idea! Made a version for my husband's bday.

    http://www.amytriedit.com/2012/11/my-hubbys-birthday-gift.html

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  28. Love the the way this looks and the thought behind it. As someone who blogs about green living in the home and who is on the Solid Waste & Recycling Commission for my town I appreciate the reuse factor! Will be sharing this and your site on my facebook page tomorrow. www.facebook.com/snappygreen

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  29. I mod podged mine and my husband printed out the words in fancy font on his computer, I also added each state as all 3 were different :)

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  30. I love this! Found you on pinterest. I have a 30 yr anniversary coming up this Nov. and am trying to get some unique ideas. Thanks for posting this!

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  31. I am just thinking....lol! We were in the military for 7 yrs right after we married. We traveled to Germany where our daughter was also born. Just trying to think how i could add more "special" moments since it's going to be for our 30th wedding anniversary? I absolutely love the concept! I welcome any ideas too:-)
    I think my previous comment was posted anonymous..

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  32. I made one for a friends Wedding! They were thrilled with it and it takes pride of place in their new home!

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