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

Enjoy Life & a Few Challenges

I enjoy spending most of my summer days outdoors, but this week’s weather has “forced” me into my workroom and allowed me to join a few paper crafting challenges. As I searched through some of my favorites, I came across two challenges that inspired me to create this Enjoy Life card which uses one of our featured stamp sets from our June special.MissCarriesCreations-RoadTripCard

The first challenge is the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge where I was inspired by this sketch. As you can see, I used the Camper image from Happy Trails Stamp set and some of the sentiments to match the sketch for my card.

Don’t forget that this stamp set comes with a free kit this month. 


To create the multi-layered Camper, I stamped the image onto some Linen Cardstock and two patterns from the Into the Wild paper packet.  I then cut apart the images and paper-pieced the Camper together. Isn’t it just the cutest?


The second challenge I joined was the Heart2Heart Woodwork challenge where we are to incorporate some wood grain or some cute new wooden shapes into our projects. It’s difficult to see, but the patterned paper background has a slight wood grain behind the geometric image.  I also added some of our Wooden Shapes as embellishments.   I like the simplicity of these shapes and how they enhance our projects.


I hope that this card inspires you to join one, or both, of these challenges.  Don’t forget to get your FREE KIT when you purchase the Happy Trails Stamp set in the Best Moments are Free Bundle.  This special is only available, while supplies last, during the month of June.

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