Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:30:58 -0400 en-US hourly 1 Interactive Fortune Cookie Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/interactive-fortune-cookie-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/interactive-fortune-cookie-card.html#respond Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:30:58 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10361 Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new release… I created a window by die-cutting a circle from white card stock. I applied some alcohol inks to THIS paper and applied some of THIS when it was still wet for some shine. I adhered the piece behind the window and attached it to a 4.75 x 4.75 black card base. I die-cut THIS fortune cookie die and added a bit of...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS new release…

I created a window by die-cutting a circle from white card stock. I applied some alcohol inks to THIS paper and applied some of THIS when it was still wet for some shine. I adhered the piece behind the window and attached it to a 4.75 x 4.75 black card base. I die-cut THIS fortune cookie die and added a bit of THIS around the edges. I die-cut a face with THIS die from black card stock and trimmed out a couple of THESE sentiment strips. One to go on the bottom of the card and one for the recipient to pull out.

Here’s a closer look…

I just love simple interactive dies like THIS one.

Thank you so much for visiting today. Happy crafting!

I’ve linked to the entire Diecember release below as well as projects used on today’s card…

LINKS TO DIECEMBER RELEASE:


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More Diecember Inspiration + Quick Crafty Tip https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/more-diecember-inspiration-plus-quick-crafty-tip.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/more-diecember-inspiration-plus-quick-crafty-tip.html#respond Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:08:33 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10366 Hello again, crafty friends. I have another card to share featuring some Diecember goodies as well as a quick crafty tip (more on that later). Today’s card is super bright so you may need some sunglasses… To create the background, I dry embossed THIS new die using THIS embossing mat in my die-cut machine. Instead of cutting, it leaves an impression. I inked up the entire panel with a few yellow distress inks and sprayed...

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Hello again, crafty friends. I have another card to share featuring some Diecember goodies as well as a quick crafty tip (more on that later). Today’s card is super bright so you may need some sunglasses…

To create the background, I dry embossed THIS new die using THIS embossing mat in my die-cut machine. Instead of cutting, it leaves an impression. I inked up the entire panel with a few yellow distress inks and sprayed it heavily with THIS to add lots of shine. I die-cut THIS die from black and white card stock and adhered them on the background panel.

I sprinkled a few of THESE embellishments around the sentiment and added a vellum strip stamped with a sentiment along the bottom.

Check out that shine in the background…

QUICK CRAFTY TIP:
Before I go, I have a quick crafty tip to share. When working with enamel embellishments, cut them from the plastic sheet and move them around the project until you are happy with the placement. This way the adhesive isn’t exposed yet and the clear plastic backing still allows you to see exactly what it will look like….

I hope this has inspired you to create a dry embossed background using your dies and to try out my quick crafty tip the next time you use enamel embellishments.

Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!

I’ve linked to the Diecember release below as well as supplies used on today’s card…

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Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Tim Holtz https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/simon-says-wednesday-challenge-tim-holtz.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/simon-says-wednesday-challenge-tim-holtz.html#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:07:18 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10294 Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be a December guest over HERE on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. This week’s challenge is traditional Christmas showcasing Tim Holtz products… I started by applying ink through THIS stencil. I rotated the stencil to get different looks and die-cut the panels using THIS die. I stamped and colored THIS, THIS, and THIS bird. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out and cut a...

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Hi there, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be a December guest over HERE on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog.

This week’s challenge is traditional Christmas showcasing Tim Holtz products…

I started by applying ink through THIS stencil. I rotated the stencil to get different looks and die-cut the panels using THIS die. I stamped and colored THIS, THIS, and THIS bird. I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out and cut a few extra plain ones to adhere behind for dimension. I also stamped the Santa hat from THIS stamp set and added it to the top of each bird. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on black card stock. I finished off the design by adding THESE gems for a little sparkle.

Here’s a closer look at each…

Now it’s your turn! We would love to have you join in on the fun and create a project for this week’s them and share it HERE. You have until next Wed 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Also, the generous folks at Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 voucher to one randomly selected winner. You can enter 5 times which means you can make 5 different projects following this week’s prompt and have 5 chances to win a shopping spree.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you can play along!

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Diecember Release Blog Hop-Day 1 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/diecember-release-blog-hop-day-1.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/diecember-release-blog-hop-day-1.html#comments Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:02:36 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10354 Hello, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Diecember Blog Hop in celebration of THIS new release and all things die-cutting. For the first card, I die-cut THIS new die from THIS card stock as well as THIS and THIS card stock for the paintbrush. For the paint palettes, I dipped the die-cut circles in a variety of Distress Oxide colors mixed with a bit of water. Since there was some ink left...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m honored to be part of the Diecember Blog Hop in celebration of THIS new release and all things die-cutting.

For the first card, I die-cut THIS new die from THIS card stock as well as THIS and THIS card stock for the paintbrush. For the paint palettes, I dipped the die-cut circles in a variety of Distress Oxide colors mixed with a bit of water. Since there was some ink left over, I smooshed each color and layered them to create a background…

I sprayed it heavily with THIS for some shine and added some of THIS on top of the paint for dimension. I finished it off by adding THIS sentiment.

For the next card, I created a background by added a circle of color with a couple of Distress Inks and water…

I did the same process for the paint palette and added the same sentiment above. I adhered three of the sentiment pieces together for stability and dimension.

Here’s a closer look…

BLOG HOP
There’s lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here’s the complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Marge Yoon

Gayatri Murali

Barb Engler

Lea Lawson

Crystal Thompson

Betty Wright

Bobbi Lemanski

Looking for even more inspiration using this release? Click HERE to see a project I’ve previously shared.

GIVEAWAY
Simon is so generous and giving away a $25 coupon to every stop on the hop so be sure to leave comments along the way for your chance to win. Simon Says Stamp will announce winners on their blog on Wednesday. Good luck!

Wait, there’s more…

Use one of the above coupon codes with your order and receive a FREE enamel pin with any purchase. Valid until 12/8 or while supplies last.

Again, you can see the entire release HERE. I’ve linked it below as well as today’s project supplies.

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day.

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Diecember 2019 is here! https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/diecember-2019-is-here.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/12/diecember-2019-is-here.html#comments Sun, 01 Dec 2019 13:51:48 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10349 Hello again, crafty friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party hosted by Simon Says Stamp celebrating dies and die-cutting. Today’s card features THIS new die from THIS new release… Not many dies come in this vertical style. I just love how it fills up a card. I die-cut the panel from colored and patterned paper and added strips of the colored paper on a black note card. I adhered...

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Hello again, crafty friends. Happy Diecember! If you’re unfamiliar with Diecember, it’s a month long party hosted by Simon Says Stamp celebrating dies and die-cutting.

Today’s card features THIS new die from THIS new release…

Not many dies come in this vertical style. I just love how it fills up a card. I die-cut the panel from colored and patterned paper and added strips of the colored paper on a black note card.

I adhered several layers of each layer of the letters together for added dimension. I also added THIS and THIS on top for some shine…

I’ve linked to all of the new Diecember products below as well as supplies used on today’s card.

Thank you so much for visiting. Happy Diecember!

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Simon Says Stamp Favorites 2019 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/simon-says-stamp-favorites-2019.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/simon-says-stamp-favorites-2019.html#respond Fri, 29 Nov 2019 17:40:48 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10314 Hello, crafty friends. Happy Black Friday! Simon Says Stamp is having a great sale today… …so I thought I would share my top ten favorite Simon products from this year. #1 ROUNDED ALPHABET DIES First up is a project I haven’t shared yet on my blog. I created this scrapbook page using THESE dies along with THESE dies, which are a bit smaller with the same font. I loved mixing them for the title… These...

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Hello, crafty friends. Happy Black Friday! Simon Says Stamp is having a great sale today…

…so I thought I would share my top ten favorite Simon products from this year.

#1 ROUNDED ALPHABET DIES

First up is a project I haven’t shared yet on my blog. I created this scrapbook page using THESE dies along with THESE dies, which are a bit smaller with the same font. I loved mixing them for the title…

These dies are the perfect size for customizing cards too!

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#2 LEAVES AND BERRIES BACKGROUND STAMP

I love the style of this background stamp because I think it will work with any style card. I stamped it on these projects for a tone on tone background…

Click HERE for information on these cards including the supply list.

#3 BOLD THANKS DIE

Just as it’s name, the bold style has won me over. I like the thickness of the font and that all of the letters are connected and it’s easy to apply glue to. Here’s a couple of gate fold cards I created using this die…

Click HERE for information on these cards including the supply list.

#4 HOLIDAY FOLIAGE STENCIL 

I’m a big fan of stencils because there are so many techniques you can do with them. Also, they have a great price point. I applied white pigment ink through the stencil on kraft card stock…

Click HERE for information on this card including the supply list.

#5 HAND CRAFTED WITH LOVE STAMP SET

If you’re like me, you send a lot of cards to crafty friends. This stamp is perfect to stamp on the back of cards or make a fun background using the small images like I did on this card…

Click HERE for information on this card including the supply list.

#6 PRETTY PEONIES BACKGROUND STAMP

I like this simply because it’s gorgeous. I stamped it in different colors of inks for these cards…

Click HERE for information on these cards including the supply list.

#7 WAKE UP AND MAKEUP STAMP SET

This is such a fun stamp set with great puns. I love that it can be used for lots of occasions. It even has a mother’s day sentiment included…

Click HERE for information on this card including the supply list. There’s also another card I did using this set HERE.

#8 ORNAMENTAL WREATH DIE

This die is awesome because it creates a quick and easy focal point on your card. I also like that it doesn’t cut out the leaves entirely. You are able to lift up the leaves for dimension. Here are a few cards using it…

Click HERE for information on this card including the supply list.

#9 CONFETTI STENCIL 

This stencil fills up a card nicely and creates an instant party scene. You can even shift it for even more confetti. I used it on these birthday cards….

You can use stencils with a variety of colored inks or even colored embossing paste like I did on this card…

Click HERE and HERE for information on these cards including the supply list.

#10 GNOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS STAMP AND COORDINATING DIE SET 

Gnomes are all the rage right now. I don’t always purchase the coordinating dies for a stamp set, but I think this one is a must. It makes it so easy to cut around the gnome’s little legs…

Click HERE for information on this card including the supply list.

Please note: If an item is out of stock, you can click the NOTIFY ME WHEN BACK IN-STOCK button and you will be sent notification as soon as that item is back in stock.

That’s all for today. Thank you so much for stopping by. Your support means so much.

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Simple Masking https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/simple-masking.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/simple-masking.html#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:41:03 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10296 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a Christmas card featuring a simple masking technique… I started by white heat embossing THIS background on THIS paper. I masked off each row of trees with THIS tape and added different colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed THIS on top heavily for some shine. I adhered the panel to a top folding white note card and added gray strips to the sides. I white heat embossed...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a Christmas card featuring a simple masking technique…

I started by white heat embossing THIS background on THIS paper. I masked off each row of trees with THIS tape and added different colors of Distress Oxide Ink. I sprayed THIS on top heavily for some shine. I adhered the panel to a top folding white note card and added gray strips to the sides. I white heat embossed a stamp image from THIS stamp set and cut it out with THIS coordinating die. I also added drops of THESE to some of the trees.

Here’s a closer look at the shine…

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Inspired By Target https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/inspired-by-target.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/inspired-by-target.html#respond Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:30:20 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10264 Howdy, crafty friends. One of the most asked questions I receive is, “Where do you find inspiration?”. I find inspiration in so many places that I decided to share a bit more details on my blog posts. Today’s card was inspired by a gift bag I seen at Target (or as I like to call it, my happy place). Here is the bag that caught my eye… I really liked the color combo and all...

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Howdy, crafty friends. One of the most asked questions I receive is, “Where do you find inspiration?”. I find inspiration in so many places that I decided to share a bit more details on my blog posts. Today’s card was inspired by a gift bag I seen at Target (or as I like to call it, my happy place). Here is the bag that caught my eye…

I really liked the color combo and all the different styles of trees. Here is my interpretation…

I started by stamping trees from THIS, THIS, THIS, and THIS stamp set. I silver heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on THIS navy card stock. I added a navy blue mat behind the panel before adhering it to the card base. I added a few details to the trees to finish off the design. I added some of THIS to the trees for some sparkle, some of THIS for some shine, and some of THIS to add some dimension.

Here’s a closer look…

The next time you are in a creative slump, look around and be inspired by your surroundings. Inspiration is everywhere.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I appreciate your support.

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Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit-More Inspiration https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/gnome-for-the-holidays-card-kit-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/gnome-for-the-holidays-card-kit-2.html#respond Tue, 19 Nov 2019 11:46:50 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10286 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit by Simon Says Stamp… I started by stamping and coloring the images from THIS stamp set (which is included in the kit). I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die-cut THIS die from a white card stock panel for the images to be tucked into and adhered a piece of the kit’s patterned paper behind the openings. I ...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS card kit by Simon Says Stamp…

I started by stamping and coloring the images from THIS stamp set (which is included in the kit). I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I also die-cut THIS die from a white card stock panel for the images to be tucked into and adhered a piece of the kit’s patterned paper behind the openings. I  stamped and white heat embossed a sentiment from the stamp set. I added some of THIS and THIS on top of the images for some shine and sparkle.

Here’s a closer look…

You can find out more information about the kit HERE.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!

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Gnome for the Holidays Card Kit https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/gnome-for-the-holidays-card-kit.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/11/gnome-for-the-holidays-card-kit.html#respond Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:16:49 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10269 Hello, crafty friends. THIS December card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available. I made several cards using it and have one to share today… I started by cutting 1/2 inch strips of the kit’s patterned paper and doing a simple weave to create a background. I die-cut the gnome die from the kit’s papers and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on a speech bubble die-cut. I die-cut some hearts using THIS...

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Hello, crafty friends. THIS December card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available. I made several cards using it and have one to share today…

I started by cutting 1/2 inch strips of the kit’s patterned paper and doing a simple weave to create a background. I die-cut the gnome die from the kit’s papers and stamped a sentiment from the stamp set on a speech bubble die-cut. I die-cut some hearts using THIS die from the sparkly silver card stock in the kit. I  added THIS on top for some shine as well as THIS on the gnome’s hat. I finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners.

You can find more about the kit HERE.

I’ll be sharing more inspiration using this kit soon. Stay tuned.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

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*The speech bubble die I used is no longer available so I linked to a similar one below.


 

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