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Making a Layout work for you

I have stacks of unopened Craft with Heart Layout kits and boxes of photos. I also have bins of 100’s of layouts created from workshops with no kits. I am starting a series of showing how to use my photos and let the pre-done layouts work for me.

These are the finished layouts, the video got cut short. oops!

Scrapbooking at last!

It’s been over 8 months since I did ANY scrapbooking, and before that had been a couple of years. There are a few things I learned as I am diving back into it.

At first, I tried to start with a set of photos that had memorabilia and would be multiple layouts with extra photos to boot. That was a bit too ambitious for my rusty skills. I put those back and grabbed the photos from one of our trips to Boca Grande. I learned after I had started that I didn’t have all the photos printed from this trip so I used some photo placeholders and marked on them in the direction that the photo is oriented for the layout.

20+ embellishments on ONE layout. That was shocking just a few years ago. Now I have that in one cluster of embellishments!

This is the link to the Cricut CTMH Serenity image set and here is the design file I used. (I cut 2 sets of the flowers in lagoon & grape.)

Here is a video walk through showing my process. Enjoy

Happy Crafting!

New Cricut Image Sets

With the new catalog two new cricut image sets were released.

Daisy Meadows and Eat Play Love are now available at Cricut!

Do you have a favorite Cricut image set? I think mine is currently Serenity. It has images that I can use for multiple themed cards and layouts.

Happy Crafting!

Craft with Heart Cards Modified with No Limits

The Craft with Heart (CWH) card kit is great. If you assemble them following the directions that come in the kit, you will have 24 cards that cost less than $1.85 per card (yearly subscription). How great is that?

If you fall in love with the patterns on the card bases, you can do what I did and cut them apart and make many more cards adding your own supplies. For one set of the cards (the kit makes two of 12 different cards), I limited the supplies when making the first half to items I think most crafters will have on hand. See the first set of slightly modified cards here.

For the second set of 12 cards, I decided I was not going to limit myself and just create. Sometimes the mojo works with me, other times it doesn’t. This time, I truly enjoyed the process of creating these cards.

I got all these from the first card base! I added some cricut cuts, (pink flower, leaf & greenery) Silver and outdoor denim Cardstock. I did pull out my scrap envelops and pulled some of the matting colors from that.

Cards 2-5 didn’t call to me like some of the others, so I just added some more embellishments (cricut cuts, hearts, sprays of leaves. . . ) and silver cardstock for a wow factor.

The card on the left is very close to the original card #6 in the kit instructions, but by cutting back of the base off, I was able to create two more cards.

I absolutely loved the leaves on card base 7 and I had to cut the back off of the card base and stretch it to make multiple cards. (I also went back and cut it off the back from the original slightly modified set too!) As you can see I really had some fun playing with Cricut cuts, die cuts, embossing folders, silver cardstock matting, punches and more. The blue plaid paper was a scrap from another base (10?).

Here are the last few No-Limits CWH cards. (Cards 8-12) I truly enjoyed playing with my tools, using up scraps, and just going for it.

Hope you find some time to add some crafting joy to your day!

Craft with Heart Cards – Slightly Modified

Did you know the yearly subscription for the Craft with Heart Cards (CWH) breaks down to about $1.85 per card? If you add a few basic supplies, you can stretch those supplies and make more than 24 cards

For the CWH cards, I like to make them more my own style without adding too many products that other crafters may not have on hand. To help customize them I use the CTMH cricut image sets and cut out a variety of shapes or images that I think will enhance the basic cards*. I might add a couple of ink colors and only use a few basic tools from my box of tricks.

The Cricut file I used is available here

*If you order your CWH subscription through my website,
I will send you a set of the cuts I make for you to use on your own cards.

I make half the cards this way and half the cards with No-Limits.

You can see the No-Limit Cards here.

Supplies I added in addition to the CWH kit.

  • Blue Belle Ink Pad
  • Dry Embossing Stylus Tool
  • Bone Folder
  • Shimmer Brushes (clear & sapphire)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers