Handmade by Heather Ruwe http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:07:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Kind Heart Card Kit http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/kind-heart-card-kit.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/kind-heart-card-kit.html#respond Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:07:43 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8079 Hi, friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit form Simon Says Stamp. (Click HERE to see a previous post with more inspiration using this kit.) I decided to make a shaped card for something fun and unexpected. I die-cut the largest die from THIS heart die set…once from a folded note card and once from a piece of card stock. I made sure to let the die hang off the fold...

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Hi, friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit form Simon Says Stamp. (Click HERE to see a previous post with more inspiration using this kit.)

I decided to make a shaped card for something fun and unexpected. I die-cut the largest die from THIS heart die set…once from a folded note card and once from a piece of card stock. I made sure to let the die hang off the fold of the card so it creates a hinge for the card to open.

I created a banner from THIS die and white heat embossed a greeting from THIS stamp set that’s included in the kit. I used THIS word die to finish off the sentiment. I embellished the card base using the epoxy heart stickers in the kit. This card design would be perfect for mass producing.

The kit also includes some beautiful patterned papers. I used one to create an envelope liner and tie everything together.

I hope this has inspired you to create a shaped card. Thanks for joining me today.

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Interactive Mother’s Day Card http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/interactive-mothers-day-card.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/interactive-mothers-day-card.html#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:09:14 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8065 Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share is an interactive Mother’s Day Card… I started by die-cutting THIS butterfly die a few times out of a piece of THIS kraft card stock. I backed the openings with an alcohol inked piece. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set and finished off the design with a sprinkling of THESE. I adhered the panel on to a piece of THIS card stock. I wanted...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card share is an interactive Mother’s Day Card…

I started by die-cutting THIS butterfly die a few times out of a piece of THIS kraft card stock. I backed the openings with an alcohol inked piece. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set and finished off the design with a sprinkling of THESE. I adhered the panel on to a piece of THIS card stock.

I wanted to make a special card for my mom for Mother’s Day. She is such an amazing mother and a wonderful grandmother. There is nothing she likes more than pictures of her grandchildren so I decided to incorporate a few into the design using THIS pivot pop up die. You can find a great instructional video by Lawn Fawn on this die HERE. It was easy to follow and I can’t wait to make more of these in the future. I used the die to cut out the pictures so they would fit perfectly…

You can see it in action HERE.

I added a white heat embossed sentiment from THIS stamp set and THIS butterfly that was cut from a piece of the same alcohol ink background.

I hope this inspires you to create an interactive card with pictures. I plan on creating this type of card for my Christmas cards, but I think they would be great for any occasion.

Thanks for joining me today. Have a great day!

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Simon Says Stamp May 2018 Card Kit http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-may-2018-card-kit.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-may-2018-card-kit.html#comments Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:39:13 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8053 Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new card kit by Simon Says Stamp. There are some beautiful patterned papers in this month’s kit. I stamped one of the yellow ombre pieces with the sentiment from one of the stamp sets included in the kit. The stamp sets are available for individual purchase HERE and HERE. I die-cut one of the floral patterns with THIS and THIS stitched die, creating a window for...

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Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new card kit by Simon Says Stamp.

There are some beautiful patterned papers in this month’s kit. I stamped one of the yellow ombre pieces with the sentiment from one of the stamp sets included in the kit. The stamp sets are available for individual purchase HERE and HERE. I die-cut one of the floral patterns with THIS and THIS stitched die, creating a window for the sentiment. I adhered the die-cut piece on top of the sentiment piece using foam tape for dimension. I stamped the flower and leaf images from that same stamp set and fussy cut them out. I adhered them to the bottom of the window and added a bit of glossy accents to the center of the flower for some shine.

I adhered the piece on to a gray note card from the kit after stamping the stitched border image along the side.

You can find more information about the kit HERE.

Thanks for joining me today. Have a great weekend.

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Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Blog Hop http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release-blog-hop.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release-blog-hop.html#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2018 12:02:47 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8015 Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today in celebration of Simon Says Stamp’s newest release. You can view the entire release HERE. I created a clean and simple card set using some of the new products. THIS stamp set is so adorable and I thought it paired nicely with THIS new stamp set. I started by die-cutting several panels out of white card stock using THIS die. I stamped the patterns...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m taking part in a fun blog hop today in celebration of Simon Says Stamp’s newest release. You can view the entire release HERE.

I created a clean and simple card set using some of the new products. THIS stamp set is so adorable and I thought it paired nicely with THIS new stamp set.

I started by die-cutting several panels out of white card stock using THIS die. I stamped the patterns from THIS set across the panel.

I stamped all the sea critters using my MISTI and colored them in with Copics. I cut them out using THESE coordinating dies.

I adhered them to the panels using THESE action wobblers.

I added a speech bubble above each critter using one of THESE dies and added a heart die cut in the center. I did this with all the cards except for the star one…

I die-cut THIS new bravo die word several times from yellow card stock and adhered them together to create a dimensional embellishment. I added THIS along the bottom to give an ombre look.

I adhered all of the cards to a coordinating card base and added THIS to the critter’s eyes to make it stand out.

The solid brushstroke image from THIS stamp set made for the perfect snail trail. 🙂 I inked it up with a rainbow of colors for some fun…

Here’s a closer look at the remaining cards…

Again, you can check out the entire release HERE.

BLOG HOP
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit, Lisa Addesa. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop. Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE and HERE to see previous posts I’ve shared using new products from the release.

GIVEAWAY
Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $25 gift certificate at each stop on the hop! Comment below for your chance to win. I would love to hear which product is your favorite from the release. Winners will be announced on the Simon Says Stamp blog on Wednesday. Good Luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I’ve linked to all the new products as well as the card set supplies below. Happy crafting!

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More Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release Inspiration http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/more-simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release-inspiration.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/more-simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release-inspiration.html#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2018 15:12:30 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8040 Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using another picture book die from THIS new release. (If you missed yesterday’s post, click HERE.) THIS new lion picture book die is so cute. I thought it would be perfect for a little boy card. I die-cut it from THIS and THIS card stock. I made sure to cut the mane of the lion three times to give it some dimension and used THIS on...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using another picture book die from THIS new release. (If you missed yesterday’s post, click HERE.)

THIS new lion picture book die is so cute. I thought it would be perfect for a little boy card. I die-cut it from THIS and THIS card stock. I made sure to cut the mane of the lion three times to give it some dimension and used THIS on the eyes and nose for some shine.

I adhered him to a banner from THIS set and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set. For the background, I stamped a paw print from THIS stamp set as well as a tiny heart from THIS set using THIS white pigment ink. I love the look of white ink on THIS kraft card stock.

Anyone else a big fan of these animal picture book dies? They are so fun.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Crafting!

I’ve linked to the new release products below as well as the supplies used on this card.

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Simon Says Stamp Fluttering By Release http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/simon-says-stamp-fluttering-by-release.html#comments Wed, 11 Apr 2018 15:19:49 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8013   Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card uses a few new products from THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp. I’m a big fan of the Picture Book Animals. Simon has added a few more to their collection in this release. THIS Otter, THIS Squirrel, and THIS Lion. For today’s card, I die-cut the Otter twice and adhered them to a background piece cut with THIS die. I used THIS on the eyes and nose to...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card uses a few new products from THIS new release by Simon Says Stamp.

I’m a big fan of the Picture Book Animals. Simon has added a few more to their collection in this release. THIS Otter, THIS Squirrel, and THIS Lion. For today’s card, I die-cut the Otter twice and adhered them to a background piece cut with THIS die. I used THIS on the eyes and nose to make them stand out. I applied THIS Distress Oxide ink to the background and spritzed on water for some added interest. I die-cut THIS new woodgrain die to create a log for the otters to pop up out of. I trimmed down the die-cut piece to fit my card size and backed it with some lighter brown card stock that you can see through the grain.

I die-cut THIS friend die from THIS card stock three times and adhered them together for a dimensional embellishment and white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment under it from THIS stamp set. I finished it off with an enamel heart embellishment and adhered the whole piece to a 4 Bar woodgrain patterned card base.

You can check out the entire collection HERE. I’ve linked to all the products from the release below as well as supplies for today’s card.

Thank you so much for joining me. Happy Crafting!

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Personalized Birthday Month Cards http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/personalized-birthday-month-cards.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/personalized-birthday-month-cards.html#respond Mon, 09 Apr 2018 17:57:07 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=7948 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards features THIS bubble tracker stamp set. This product is intended for planner use, but I wanted to share how you can use it to make personalized birthday month cards… First, I stamped the geometric pattern multiple times to cover a background. I stamped the inside of the design with coordinating images. I used a variety of rainbow ink colors to create my own pattern paper. I used my MISTI to...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards features THIS bubble tracker stamp set. This product is intended for planner use, but I wanted to share how you can use it to make personalized birthday month cards…

First, I stamped the geometric pattern multiple times to cover a background. I stamped the inside of the design with coordinating images. I used a variety of rainbow ink colors to create my own pattern paper.

I used my MISTI to stamp the months of the year on a panel die-cut with THIS die. I also used the die to die-cut the larger, patterned panel too. To highlight the month on this card, I used one of THESE enamel stickers.

I also wanted to show you that you don’t have to stamp inside all of the pattern. On the black panel card, I only stamped in certain spots to give a completely different look.

I adhered a tiny heart die-cut next to the month I wanted to spotlight.

For the last card, I stamped another rainbow background and stamped the rectangle image from the set to draw attention to the month…

I hope this has inspired you to create some personalized birthday month cards.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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Distress Oxide Ombre Backgrounds http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/distress-oxide-ombre-backgrounds.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/distress-oxide-ombre-backgrounds.html#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:02:02 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=7950 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature backgrounds created with Distress Oxide Inks… I haven’t played with them in awhile so I thought I would break them out to create a couple of ombre backgrounds. Anytime I work with these inks, I like to use THIS cardstock. It makes blending effortless and saves time. I started by die-cutting each panel using THIS die. I taped the sides of the die with THIS to protect the outer...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature backgrounds created with Distress Oxide Inks…

I haven’t played with them in awhile so I thought I would break them out to create a couple of ombre backgrounds. Anytime I work with these inks, I like to use THIS cardstock. It makes blending effortless and saves time. I started by die-cutting each panel using THIS die. I taped the sides of the die with THIS to protect the outer portion of the stitching and to keep the scallops white.

For the first card…

I applied Picked Raspberry, Abandoned Coral, and Spiced Marmalade Distress Oxide inks. I made sure to overlap between each color to get good coverage. I spritzed on some water with THIS and picked up the excess ink with a paper towel to created “bleached” spots. I die-cut THIS animal die from gray card stock and adhered him down to the panel along with a bird image from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS speech bubble and stamped a coordinating sentiment from that same stamp set. I finished off the card with a sprinkling of THESE.

For the second card…

I did the exact same process but used Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, and Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide Inks. Instead of the bird image from THIS set, I used the balloon image. I die-cut the same panel to create the card bases using THIS card stock.

That’s all for today. I hope this has inspired you to create a Distress Oxide ombre background on your next project.

Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting!

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Hi, crafty friends. I have a confession to make. I am addicted to stitching on cards. I found it to be relaxing while I’m watching t.v. or when I’m a passenger in the car. I’ve made several cards but thought I’d share these mini cards today…

I started by die-cutting THIS tag three times from white cardstock. If you’re having any trouble removing the die-cut holes, try using THIS metal shim in your big shot to add pressure and run the piece back and forth a few times. I also found THIS tool to be very helpful.

I found the birthday themed stitch patterns HERE. After stitching the patterns, I trimmed off the top of the tag and adhered a piece of cardstock to the back. I adhered THIS foam tape to the back, creating a pocket for the hidden greeting to sit inside and be removed easily.

I stamped sentiments from THIS stamp set (one of my all time favorite birthday stamp sets). I created pull tabs from THIS and THIS patterned paper so they could be removed easily.

These cards are mini. They measure 3.75 x 3.75.

Before I go, I have a bonus stitching project for you…

I used the same tag die to create a bee pattern.

I hope this inspires you to try stitching on your next project. I must warn you it’s addicting.

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2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/2018-autism-awareness-blog-hop.html http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/04/2018-autism-awareness-blog-hop.html#comments Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:05:42 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=7932 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is extra special to me. Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m taking part in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop to celebrate my son. My son (Aiden) was diagnosed two years ago with Autism and it has changed our lives. While Aiden may face challenges on a daily basis, his challenges do not define him. He is a very smart, funny, and affectionate six year old that lights up...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s post is extra special to me. Today is World Autism Awareness Day and I’m taking part in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop to celebrate my son.

My son (Aiden) was diagnosed two years ago with Autism and it has changed our lives. While Aiden may face challenges on a daily basis, his challenges do not define him. He is a very smart, funny, and affectionate six year old that lights up the room. He may be different, but he is awesome.

I created three cards using THIS new stamp and THIS die set from Taylored Expressions. Taylored Expressions is donating a portion of the sales of these products to the Autism Society during the month of April.

For the first card…

I die-cut the puzzle die several times and adhered all the pieces on a white background that was covered with adhesive. I temporarily adhered it to the card base and die-cut THIS heart die to create a window. I stamped a coordinating sentiment on the acetate using THIS ink and stamped tiny hearts from THIS stamp set on some of the puzzle pieces.

I also added a blue puzzle piece to the background and a picture of Aiden to the inside of the card so it would peek through the heart window.

For the second card…

I wanted to create a shaker card. I love the sentiment from the set that is geared towards teachers. I can’t say enough good things about the teachers who care for Aiden. They are amazing. He even has relationships with a few staff members there aren’t his specific teacher but go out of their way to bond with him. I wanted to make this card for one of them. She is a special needs teacher down the hall that he adores.

I created a shaker card by die-cutting two of THESE dies together to make a frame. I stamped the sentiment on acetate just like the first card. I adhered some of the puzzle piece die-cuts down on a black note card and then placed sequins and heart embellishments on top. I rubbed down the acetate piece with THIS to remove any static and adhered the frame on top using two layers of THIS foam tape.

For the last card, I created a similar background as the first card but I used an alcohol ink background. I die-cut the piece using THIS heart die and stamped a sentiment using THIS ink. I adhered the heart to a larger white heart for a mat and then to the card base created from a larger heart.

As I mentioned, these cards are part of a blog hop. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the talented, Amy Tsuruta. You can start at the beginning of the Blog Hop (and find out info. about prizes ) HERE.

Before I go, I want to leave you with a quote from Dr. Temple Grandin, one of the most renowned autism advocates in the world. She says, “Different not less.” I think if we approach any disability with kindness and understanding that everyone is different, this world would be a better place

Thanks for stopping by today. I appreciate your support.

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