I created 2 new 5x7 inch canvas with a transparent background. A quick Google search led me to Photoshop Custom Shapes in what? You guessed it! The United States of America. Perfect.
I created my state; Texas in white. Not sure how that would show up on white card stock (ha! It won't), I used the rectangle shape to create a blue background around it then lowered the opacity to around 50%. This way, the little inlets in the bottom right corner off the Gulf of Mexico would look like water. Then, using my custom heart shape, I created 2 hearts; one for Texas and one for Michigan.
I did the same thing for Michigan, and printed both on card stock.
Then I cut out the shapes and used spray adhesive to secure them to a piece of yellow construction paper. Using double sided tape, I secured the hearts on the place of our births. (I had to Google where hubby's town was located-bad wife). Then I added a plus sign with a black sharpie and put it in a freshly painted frame.
It has it's place on our bedroom wall next to a framed quote I made last year and a cross that my best friend gave me.