How To Make Your Own Home State Printables!

by katie

I love those pictures of your home state with a heart over where you live. I’ve seen them all over Etsy and found one of my home state, but really didn’t want to pay $20 for it. Today I’m going to show you how to make your own. In this tutorial, there is a link where you can learn how to apply gold foil to your texts and images! It’s kinda like a two-fer deal. 🙂

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First, start by opening an image in Canva. You can select the size of your image or chose your own. I made mine 8.5″ x 11″. This is the standard size of paper.
Next, select the line to create your stripes. The arrows below indicate which one I chose to use. I sized it to fit and then evenly spaced them. You can choose which color you want by using Canva’s color wheel or typing in your own HTML color code. You can find a large selection of colors and their codes HERE
Really, any background will work. The best part of making your own is personalizing it just the way you want!
I searched for the font I needed and downloaded it. You can download the StateFace font you’ll need from Font Squirrel. (It’s free!)

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Using Photoshop, I typed the letter ‘m’ for my state and sized it.
Using a gold foil image, I wrapped the text. You can find out how to do this and great gold foil images at The Modern Collective. There’s an awesome video that shows the steps.
After saving my image, I uploaded it to Canva and applied it to my stripes.
Using their heart shape, I simply placed it over my home city.
Save your image in their PDF option and print.That’s it! You can change the colors of the stripes to whatever you choose and use whatever pattern. I couldn’t decide which I liked better so I did a couple of different colors.
Not only did I save $20, I learned a few things so I can create other things, too!
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Andie Williams March 10, 2015 - 12:17 am

What a neat tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing (:
Visiting from and would love a visit back.

Kate Lynn March 13, 2015 - 11:29 am

I will later on! Thanks for stopping by!

Christie Selken March 11, 2015 - 12:27 pm

This looks awesome! Thanks for the cool tutorial so we can all make our own!

Kate Lynn March 13, 2015 - 11:29 am

Thank you, Christie!

Mila Myk March 13, 2015 - 1:06 pm

I will definitely use your tutorial! Planning to create two small map printables 🙂

I would love for you to share your tutorial with our Thursday Link Up Party- Idea box:


Kate Lynn March 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Thanks for the invite, Mila!

Mila Myk March 16, 2015 - 2:56 pm

Thanks for joining the party 🙂

Jas March 13, 2015 - 4:39 pm

I love the aqua one, so pretty! Thanks for linking up at Thursday Favorite Things, can't wait to see what you'll share next week!

Kate Lynn March 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm

Thank you!

Izabela Kumar BR March 14, 2015 - 2:43 am

Wow, that's beautiful! Thanks for sharing! 🙂 from Idea Box

misty overstreet March 16, 2015 - 12:22 am

Awesome idea! I'll be featuring this post at the Merry Monday #45 linky party tonight on my site! Thanks for linking up!

Peachy Little August 19, 2016 - 4:35 pm

Good tutorial! Easy to follow. The end product looks great! #PoCoLo

Sherry Nappa August 22, 2016 - 12:44 am

Great tutorial! I think the kids will love to try this. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday.

Laura Clark August 24, 2016 - 7:36 am

What an absolutely gorgeous idea! And lovely colours xx #pocolo

Stephanie Robinson August 24, 2016 - 9:46 pm

That looks great – and so easy to follow too. And I bet once you've done one you'll want to do more! thanks for linking to #pocolo


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