Great idea for traveling or road trips. Get a big map of the US, and take a picture when you visit a new state. Cut the picture out in the shape of the state, and glue to the map! I'm definitely doing this!
This would be a neat Valentine's Day gift. if I could bring myself to punch holes in a book. Maybe I could use old magazines instead. Punch a hole in the shape of a heart into an old book and arrange them into a frame for a decoration.