Hello and Howdy!
Today I am lucky enough to be up on the Xyron Blog showcasing this project that has been on my bucket list for a LONG time. Xyron has partnered up with the fabulously creative company, Maya Road, and I lucked out with two different types of embellishments that just screamed must be used! I gathered up an old pallet piece I have been patiently allowing to cure, pulled out the paints once again, fired up my Silhouette and secured my two fav Xyron companions of Xyron Dots and the 5 inch Creative Station and got busy telling my geographical story.
So what I did here is just break down the acutal cut file to just the state by ungrouping and making a compound path and deleting all but the state. Then I cut each state at 4.5 inches (Cut files click HERE and HERE), ran it through my 5 inch Creative Station. I used the Brooklyn Stack from DCWV for the paper choice. I took the Maya Road Lisa Upper Case Letters and heat embossed them with a Rust Embossing Powder from Globecraft and Piccolo then ran through my 5 inch Creative Station and placed on the pallet.
Then for the crown jewel of the project, I scored these adorable wooden embellishments, Alterable Bingo Motifs from Maya Road, and added a little paint and Xyron Dots and placed them in the area of the cities my hubby and I have lived in. For instance my hubby lived in the Bay Area while he attended college so he got a bird signifying flying away from the nest. We currently live in Southern California so we have the house as a symbol.
I went to college in Dallas, Texas and the star star symbol is kind of a BIG deal in Texas so I added that.
For Colorado, I was born and lived in the Colorado Springs area and it still to this day owns my heart, hence the heart. Colorado is beautiful and when I am there visiting, it feels like it is home.
Be sure to head on over to the Xyron Blog and see what my other fellow Design Team gals have cooked up . . . they never disappoint!