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.
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.
These are very similar to the ones I saw in the shop. You can even purchase them here.
I 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.
The paper I used was just brown/natural cards stock. Very sturdy and gives a vintage look.
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.
These turned out amazing! they look totally vintage and you could display them so many way, great idea!!
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! 🙂
I have a Fascination with state silhouettes! Beautiful, thanks for sharing!
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 😉
Love this idea! Even better that you used a silhouette to make them!
how cute, great job!!! Stopping by from Six Sisters 🙂
They are definitely better homemade. I love them!! I’d love to have you share this darling craft at What to do weekends party. i’m pinning this also. love it. following on facebook, google+, and pinterest Linda
They turned out great Chelsea! Can’t wait to see what you do with them in the master bedroom. 🙂
ooh….love those! i HAVE A STRING OF TWINE WITH CLOTHESPINS IN MY DINING ROOM/SCHOOL ROOM WHERE I CHANGE OUT FLASHCARDS SEASONALLY….i MIGHT HAVE TO DO THESE FOR THERE NEXT!
err…not sure why it’s in all caps….sorry!
I love these, they are too cute and you could use them in so many different projects.
What a cool way to teach the states! and cute too. 🙂
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 😉
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
cute! one day you can make them for P so she can learn all the states and their capitals 😉
love this idea. might do it with countries instead of states. ps no idea why this is in caps!
OK WEIRD, DIDN’T ACTUALLY SHOW IN CAPS ONCE I HIT ‘POST COMMENT’.
Oh my goodness! Love these!! Pinning.
Very cool, a great learning tool for the little ones too…
Love that idea! And I really like the natural cardstock you chose … it gives it a really great look.
Those are so cute! I love the way they turned out!
Thanks for linking them up!
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!)