Trot Toward a Rustic Refresh With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Layout

There are so many wonderful moments in life — some planned and some unexpected! And blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu encountered an unexpected moment that inspired this farmhouse scrapbook layout! What was it, you may ask? Well, take a peek at this blog post to find out what the mane event was!

Sachiyo’s Inspiration

When we first saw horseshoe marks on the ground while we were walking a trail, we had no idea what they were. A few weeks later, we went back to the same trail and came across a man riding a horse… mystery solved! Our children were so excited because they have never seen horses outside a farm or zoo. Do you ride or own a horse?

Layout by Sachiyo Omitsu – CM Independent Advisor

To create this layout you will need:

Step 1: Use a piece of shiplap paper as the base.

Step 2: Using the largest Custom Cutting System Oval Pattern, tear an oval from mini anemones paper. Trim off the oval by 2″. Add the larger piece to the lower-right side of the base.

Step 3: Using the Barbed Wire Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a border from Platinum Shimmer Solid Cardstock. Draw lines as shown.

Step 4: Using the 12-inch Trimmer with the Victorian Blade, cut the leaves paper at 1″ width. Change the blade to the Straight Blade and cut the paper at 1-1/4” width. Cut the decorative side to make a fringe using the All-Purpose Scissors. Pinch some parts of the fringe to make it look like grass. Flip the wider “grass” border and add the narrower one on the top. Adhere a laser-cut border and the “grass” border to the base. Add the barbed wire border using Foam Squares.

Step 5: Using the Horse Punch, punch a horse from Rich Brown and Charcoal Solid Cardstocks. Add them to the page.

Step 6: Cut a piece of Navy Solid Cardstock to measure 2-3/4″ x 2-3/4″ and add it to the back of the “Home sweet home” embellishment. Adhere the house laser-cut embellishment to Light Gray Solid Cardstock and fussy-cut.

Step 7: Adhere the laser-cut borders and embellishments, using Foam Squares on some for added dimension.

What do you like most about Sachiyo’s farmhouse scrapbook layout? What photos would you showcase on it? Holler in the comments below!

5 thoughts on “Trot Toward a Rustic Refresh With This Farmhouse Scrapbook Layout

  1. I’m a horse lover. I used to own one. So I love this idea. When I go on vacation I make sure we can go on a trail ride then I have pictures to scrap so this idea is good for that.

    1. Fussy-cutting is trimming something by hand with a small pair of sharp scissors. Scrapbooking Made Simple sells a pairs of fussy-cut scissors and they literally have a scissor like action just by squeezing them together.

  2. We live in a beautiful rural area of Nova Scotia, Canada, and we have been blessed to have been able to have a pony, and then, as our daughter grew taller, a horse. Our daughter is 27 now, still a rider (English-style) and it is a beautiful thing to see. It helps with relaxation, stress management and fitness. :) And of course, interaction with horses is priceless. :) She is now teaching her little girl, age 5, to ride as well. She was on a pony @ 2.5 years and has loved it ever since! Of course I was beyond thrilled to see the pony punch when it came out, and wasted no time in ordering one, along with the paper, borders, and the gorgeous embellies. I have SO many horse-related riding stories to tell! LOVE your page! Wonderful story, as well. Glad your children got to see horse in “person”. It is truly a beautiful moment! They will never forget it. TY for sharing. :) ~Ali

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