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DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

During my mom’s most recent visit we headed up north to Solano Beach to do some window shopping. They have some fantastic shops along Cedros Avenue in downtown Solano Beach if you are ever in the area. One shop had some awesome industrial inspired items including old mail bags, locker baskets, and vintage flash cards. I fell in love with some of the state flash cards. They were so cool! Today I want to share with you my DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards.

DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

Since I didn’t buy the flash cards that day (the price was too steep at $5 each), I wanted to make my own.

How fun would these vintage inspired state flash cards be as a home decor piece?

I thought I could do something really fun with these vintage inspired state flash cards by getting one for each of the states my husband and I have lived since we’ve been married.

DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

These are very similar to the ones I saw in the shop. You can even purchase them here.

DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash CardsI found them to be really easy to replicate. I found images using my Silhouette Cameo and printed them onto the cards. I am sure you could find the images elsewhere and print them that way as well.

DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

The paper I used was just brown/natural cards stock. Very sturdy and gives a vintage look.

DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

Here are all four of my vintage inspired state flash cards. I love them! I am saving them for a wall art project in my master bedroom. I love the sentiment behind these flash cards and they are even better homemade!

And if you are like me and love anything vintage be sure to check out some of my meaningful vintage trinkets.

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24 thoughts on “DIY Vintage Inspired State Flash Cards

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  2. These turned out amazing! they look totally vintage and you could display them so many way, great idea!!

    xo, Tanya

  3. Love this project! 🙂 I just got a silhouette cameo for my birthday, and, sadly, haven’t had time to even get it out of the box yet. can you actually print things out on it? Or did you create the template on your cameo and then print it out from your computer’s printer? Sorry for the dumb question! 🙂

  4. i am absolutely fascinated and in love with this idea. I really want to get some for us now! And these would be so great to teach our future kiddos the layout of the country. I’ve always wanted them to be big geography buffs 😉

  5. They turned out great Chelsea! Can’t wait to see what you do with them in the master bedroom. 🙂


  6. I love these, they are too cute and you could use them in so many different projects.


    1. I can’t wait to see the wall art you have planned! I would do something like this but I’ve only ever lived in oregon. I don’t get around much 😉

  7. i so love this idea – thanks for sharing at the monday funday link party. I will be sharing on my facebook page tomorrow. Take care, Laura

  8. Love that idea! And I really like the natural cardstock you chose … it gives it a really great look.

  9. Love…LOVE! $5 buck each – wow! Yours are amazing and so very cool. I need to make a set (OK, I have only ever lived in CA…so it will be a small set!)