Creating a Farm House Scrapbook Layout with Craft with Heart

Close to My Heart has an amazing Scrapbook Subscription program called Craft with Heart, and, this week, I decided that it was time to starting showing you how I use these layout kits.  Before I share the process video of my First Farm House layout, I want to explain a little bit more about these monthly kits that are mailed to you each month. 

Each kit comes to you with everything you need to create two 2-page 12″ x 12″ scrapbook layouts including the memory protectors.  It is ready to assemble, easy to make, and only requires adhesive and a journalling pen. The layout I am sharing with you arrived last fall, and, as you will see, I was able to use the Craft with Heart kit to create a memorable page of our First Farm House. 

Here is the fun part.  This layout was not originally designed to look like this. If you look at the photos below, you will see that I used all of the elements in the kit, but in a way that fit my photos best. Since the kits each month are designed to match our current paper packets, I was able to add more elements to my page using some of my Hawthorn paper scraps.

I just love how each of the elements in the kit – stickers and die cuts – enhanced the design of my layout.  By simply moving a few of them to another part of the page, I was able to create my own individual piece of art for my memories. 

There are so many other little things that I did to make this page my own personal creation that I want to share with you, so I have created a process video for you to view and enjoy.  In this video you will be able to see how I used the original design to help me create this layout and you will also learn how I chose to add my own personal touch to the pages. 

I hope that you were inspired by today’s creation and are excited to try something new.  If you would like to learn more about having Craft with Heart scrapbook kits delivered to your door, simply visit the Subsciption page on my website and scroll down to the Craft with Heart scrapbook kits to see all of the amazing options available. 

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Here is a list of the supplies I used on this project

A Father & Son Layout for October

As you know, I am a bit partial to outdoor layouts – the earthy tones, distressed edges, and muted color palettes.  This month, I am going off the rails a little with a Father & Son scrapbook page that is only available to my Kit of the Month Subscribers. MissCarriesCreations-Father&SonLayoutSM.jpg
This “Father & Son”kit comes ready-to-assemble with pre-cut designer papers, cardstock, and Cricut™ images.  As a Kit of the Month Club subscriber, you will be receiving this kit in the mail in October. If you live locally,  you can save on shipping by arranging to pick-up these kits at one of my local workshops or crops.

♥ Subscribe to the Kit of the Month Club

On this layout I used the new Hawthorn paper pack along with various images from our Cricut™ collections. I even included a large area for journalling under the title so that you can type or write your special Father Son memories.  

 If you are a consultant, you can use the Hawthorn Bulk papers on this layout.
Members of my team have the opportunity to receive my KOTM guides FREE)

I designed this layout to display a large 5″ x 7″ photo as well as six additional photos that can be arranged in any manner. You can add more using our Flip-Flaps or by exchanging the larger photos for smaller ones. If you are not a member of my Kit of the Month Club, you can visit my online store to purchase my kits at full price. (Subscribers receive a discount on each kit.)MissCarriesCreations-Father&SonLayoutSTORE

Order this Kit or Cutting Guide

Cutting guides will be available for purchase to those who wish to use their own supplies to create this layout.  You will need to own the Cricut™ Collections I used to cut out the images in Design Space™. Please make sure to choose “Electronic Shipping” when purchasing cutting guides.

 I can’t wait to see what you create!


It’s a Workshop Kit BOGO Sale!!

You can never have too many workshop kits!  During the month of August, we are having a special Buy One, Get One sale on selected Workshops Your Way® and other workshop kits offered in the Seasonal Expressions 2 catalog. When you purchase one of these kits at full price, you get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount!


It’s time to stock up on all your favorite workshop kits!!

From August 1–31, when you buy one workshop kit at full price, you’ll get another kit of equal or lesser value at a 35% discount! These kits are only available while supplies last, so be sure to grab your favorites before they’re gone!


Save on ALL Scrapbook Kits


Each of our scrapbook kits creates multiple pages for your albums using easy to follow instructions.  If you are a card maker, you can save on Cardmaking kits. Each one is designed to create 12 cards, includes easy to follow instructions, and all the supplies needed.

Save on ALL Cardmaking Kits

You can view each of the beautiful projects these kits create on my website. This sale is for a limited time and while supplies last. Once the kits are gone, they are gone for good.  There’s no limit to the number of workshops you can get, so be sure to stock up on all your favorites.

♥ I can’t wait to see what you create!


Offer available through August 31. Shipping & handling based on full retail price of all items.