Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:14:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Sea Treasure Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 4 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-4.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-4.html#respond Sat, 18 Aug 2018 23:14:03 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8502 Hi there, crafty friends. I hope you’re having a great weekend. I have another card share featuring THIS kit from Simon Says Stamp. For the background, I cut the gorgeous glitter paper included in the kit down to a 4.25 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to one of THESE card bases. I used THIS stitched rectangle die and cut it from a piece of white card stock at an angle, creating a unique shape...

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Hi there, crafty friends. I hope you’re having a great weekend. I have another card share featuring THIS kit from Simon Says Stamp.

For the background, I cut the gorgeous glitter paper included in the kit down to a 4.25 x 5.5 inches and adhered it to one of THESE card bases. I used THIS stitched rectangle die and cut it from a piece of white card stock at an angle, creating a unique shape to highlight my image and sentiment. This is a great way to stretch your dies and get a whole new look. I stamped the mermaid image and the coordinating sentiment using my MISTI with THIS Copic friendly ink. After coloring in the image, I added THIS to her tail for some extra shine and THIS and THIS to her eyes to make them stand out. I finished off the card with a sprinkling of THESE embellishments.

Here’s a closer look…

Thanks for joining me. Today is the last card for the inspiration week. Here are the links in case you missed any days…
Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three

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Sea Treasure Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 3 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-3.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-3.html#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:09:16 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8491 Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using THIS card kit. The specialty paper in the kit is gorgeous and I knew I wanted to use it for an ocean. I cut it using THIS die to resemble waves. I cut a card base down to 3.5 x 5 and used a variety of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset for the background. I stamped one of the mermaid images from the...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I’m back with even more inspiration using THIS card kit.

The specialty paper in the kit is gorgeous and I knew I wanted to use it for an ocean. I cut it using THIS die to resemble waves. I cut a card base down to 3.5 x 5 and used a variety of Distress Oxide inks to create a sunset for the background. I stamped one of the mermaid images from the kit’s stamp set and colored in the tail portion with THESE shimmer watercolors. I flipped the image upside down and adhered it behind the waves to make it look like a mermaid diving in the ocean. I finished off the card by stamping a coordinating sentiment and adding THESE to resemble bubbles.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this has inspired you to stretch your stamps and get a whole new look from them.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great day!

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Sea Treasure Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 2 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-2.html#respond Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:50:36 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8485 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with more inspiration using THIS Sept. card kit from Simon Says Stamp… I really like how the stamp set included in the kit has many smaller images. I thought it would be fun to use a few of them with THIS wreath builder stencil to create a fun syncronized swimming look with the sea critters. I started by stamping the turtle and then placed the remaining images and stamped...

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

I really like how the stamp set included in the kit has many smaller images. I thought it would be fun to use a few of them with THIS wreath builder stencil to create a fun syncronized swimming look with the sea critters. I started by stamping the turtle and then placed the remaining images and stamped them in the circle. The stencil is amazing and gives such precise placement. I used THIS ink and did some Copic coloring.

I created the card base from THIS die. I cut one from black card stock and one from white card stock (for the inside). I scored the back panel at the top to create a hinge and used THIS adhesive to secure it to the front panel. I white heat embossed a sentiment from the same set on a piece of black card stock cut with THIS die and adhered it in the center using THIS for dimension. I added THIS to the critter’s eyes, THIS to the fish, and THIS to the sea stars for some shine.

Thanks for joining me. I’ll be back soon with even more inspiration using THIS kit.

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Sea Treasure Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 1 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-1.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/sea-treasure-card-kit-inspiration-week-day-1.html#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 11:45:01 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8478 Hi there, crafty friends. THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available and I loved the kit so much that I will be sharing inspiration using it every day this week. I started with the background and used both inks that are included in the kit. I swiped the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on to a piece of white card stock, almost covering it entirely but leaving a few white streaks. I...

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Hi there, crafty friends. THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available and I loved the kit so much that I will be sharing inspiration using it every day this week.

I started with the background and used both inks that are included in the kit. I swiped the Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide ink on to a piece of white card stock, almost covering it entirely but leaving a few white streaks. I created some waves on top with the Stormy Sky Distress Oxide ink and THIS stencil. I dried it with my heat gun and die-cut it with THIS die to add a faux stitched border. I also white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment.

I stamped, colored, and cut out the mermaid image from THIS stamp set, that is included in the kit. I used THESE watercolors to color it in and adhered it to the background using one of THESE. It gives the illusion that she is swimming.

You can see it in action HERE.

I finished off the card with some of the kit’s gold sequins and adhered the background to one of THESE cards.

You can find out more about the card kit HERE.

Thanks for joining me and happy crafting!

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Adding Layers with Acetate https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/adding-layers-with-acetate.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/adding-layers-with-acetate.html#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 17:47:29 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8468 Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card shares how to add an unexpected layer to a card using acetate. I started by creating the panel on the inside. I stamped THIS background stamp using a few colors of Distress Spray Stains. I sprayed them on to THIS mat added a bit of water and then painted the color on the background stamp that was placed in the MISTI. I dried it with my heat gun and sprayed...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card shares how to add an unexpected layer to a card using acetate.

I started by creating the panel on the inside. I stamped THIS background stamp using a few colors of Distress Spray Stains. I sprayed them on to THIS mat added a bit of water and then painted the color on the background stamp that was placed in the MISTI. I dried it with my heat gun and sprayed it heavily with THIS for some sparkle and shine.

I adhered it to the inside panel using THIS strong adhesive. I cut another piece of white card stock to the exact same size and adhered it to the back of the card to hide the adhesive that was showing.

I stamped the front of the acetate card with a sentiment from THIS stamp set using THIS ink. I die-cut THIS turtle and adhered him to the front of the card. I cut another one and adhered it on the inside of the card to hide the adhesive.

A closer look…

I hope this inspires you to try adding layers with acetate.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy Crafting!

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Back to School Bus Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/back-to-school-bus-cards.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/back-to-school-bus-cards.html#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 21:58:54 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8424 Hi there, crafty friends. Since going back to school is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a couple of projects using THIS stamp set and THIS coordinating die… How cute is that school bus!? I decided to make a shaped card with it using the coordinating die. I stamped the school bus image using my MISTI with THIS ink. I colored it in with Copics and fussy cut it out along the line. I...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Since going back to school is just around the corner, I thought I’d share a couple of projects using THIS stamp set and THIS coordinating die…

How cute is that school bus!? I decided to make a shaped card with it using the coordinating die. I stamped the school bus image using my MISTI with THIS ink. I colored it in with Copics and fussy cut it out along the line. I did this because I wanted it to pop up against the outline of the card cut with the coordinating die. To create the shaped card, I cut the coordinating die from white card stock twice. I scored a line at the top of the back panel and applied adhesive above that line to create a hinge.

I just love the look of the mini, shaped card! To finish it off, I added THIS to the top red lights for some shine and cut another school sign to pop it up for some added dimension. I also white heat embossed a coordinating sentiment from THIS stamp set on a black strip of card stock.

For the second project, I wanted to share something besides a card…

I created a bus pass. I added my son’s picture and name printed with THIS in the window. I also added the top of THIS tag to the top so there would be a place for the lanyard. I plan on laminating  it so it will hold up to the wear and tear. The back holds all the bus pass information. This would also be great for labeling folders or for the kids to wear on field trips with school info. or even allergy info.

You could also just add the picture and turn it in to a personalized card for your child’s first day of school. THIS stamp set has perfect sentiments for that.

That’s all for today. Thank you for stopping by.

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Lawn Fawn Belated Birthday Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/lawn-fawn-belated-birthday-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/lawn-fawn-belated-birthday-card.html#respond Sat, 04 Aug 2018 15:42:49 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8197 Hello, crafty friends. I’m always in need of belated birthday cards because I’m notorious for sending them late. Better late than never, right? Today’s belated birthday card features THIS cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn… After stamping and coloring the animals, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I added THESE eyes for a playful look. I stamped THIS background using THIS ink and die-cut it using THIS die. I stamped the banner...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m always in need of belated birthday cards because I’m notorious for sending them late. Better late than never, right? Today’s belated birthday card features THIS cute stamp set from Lawn Fawn…

After stamping and coloring the animals, I used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I added THESE eyes for a playful look. I stamped THIS background using THIS ink and die-cut it using THIS die. I stamped the banner cut with THIS die using a coordinating sentiment and cut a black mat to go behind.

I wanted to add lots of texture so I adhered some burlap directly to the card front and then layered some cork paper on top. I adhered the die-cut background piece on top and placed the animals and barn inside the circles.

Here’s a closer look…

Please tell me I’m not the only one who sends birthday cards a little late. 🙂

Thanks for joining me today. Have an awesome day.

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Coordinating Die-Cut Window Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/coordinating-die-cut-window-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/08/coordinating-die-cut-window-card.html#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2018 21:24:39 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8447 Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features how to stretch the use of your coordinating dies… Coordinating dies are an investment, but there are many fun techniques you can do with them. Instead of just cutting out the image, I created a window for the image. I started by die-cutting THIS coordinating die from the front of white note card. I placed the card in the MISTI and stamped the coordinating image from THIS stamp...

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Hello there, crafty friends. Today’s cards features how to stretch the use of your coordinating dies…

Coordinating dies are an investment, but there are many fun techniques you can do with them. Instead of just cutting out the image, I created a window for the image.

I started by die-cutting THIS coordinating die from the front of white note card. I placed the card in the MISTI and stamped the coordinating image from THIS stamp set inside the opening on the inside of the card. I stamped it with THIS black ink and clear heat embossed it for some shine.

I applied a variety of Distress Oxide inks to THIS mat, sprayed lightly with water, and used them to paint in the images. I love the chalky look it gives. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS set on a small strip of black card stock and adhered it to the front window of the card. I finished off the card with a few of THESE sequins and adhered the entire piece to a 4.25 x 5.5 piece of black card stock.

This technique would work with any stamps and coordinating dies. I hope it has inspired you to create a die-cut window on your next project.

Thanks so much for joining me. Happy Crafting!

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Easy Foiled Background https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/07/easy-foiled-background.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/07/easy-foiled-background.html#comments Mon, 30 Jul 2018 18:01:51 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8431 Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card shows how to create an easy foiled background using new goodies from THIS release… I die-cut THIS new background die using THIS Minc paper. This paper is designed to take foil when heated with the MINC machine. I popped out all of the center pieces since some of them already fell out when running it through the die-cut machine. I placed THIS foil on top (pretty side facing up), placed...

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Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card shows how to create an easy foiled background using new goodies from THIS release…

I die-cut THIS new background die using THIS Minc paper. This paper is designed to take foil when heated with the MINC machine. I popped out all of the center pieces since some of them already fell out when running it through the die-cut machine. I placed THIS foil on top (pretty side facing up), placed it inside the carrier sheet, and ran it through THIS MINC machine on setting 4.

After removing the foil, the inside design of the background was left on the foil. I didn’t want that to go to waste so I placed it on top of the same Minc paper and ran it through the MINC machine. It’s the piece on the right…

You could definitely use this piece for another card, but I decided to adhere it behind the first foil piece after placing a die-cut piece of fun foam in between.

I die-cut THIS word three times from white card stock and adhered it to the vellum shadow die. I like that the die-cut word comes with the word and shadow. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on a strip of black card stock. I adhered the entire piece to one of THESE note cards.

I hope this inspires you to try a foiled background. I love the shine it gives.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy Crafting!

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Simon Says Stamp Friendly Frolic Blog Hop https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/07/simon-says-stamp-friendly-frolic-blog-hop.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/07/simon-says-stamp-friendly-frolic-blog-hop.html#comments Sat, 28 Jul 2018 12:06:48 +0000 http://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8414 Hi, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of the Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop today. I have two cards to share today and they feature the new Picture Book Dies… For the first card… I started by die-cutting THIS die from THIS watercolor card stock and fun foam. I applied THIS and THIS green ink on THIS mat and sprayed it with water. I drug the white card stock piece through the ink and...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m thrilled to be part of the Friendly Frolic Release Blog Hop today. I have two cards to share today and they feature the new Picture Book Dies…

For the first card…

I started by die-cutting THIS die from THIS watercolor card stock and fun foam. I applied THIS and THIS green ink on THIS mat and sprayed it with water. I drug the white card stock piece through the ink and dried it with the heat tool. I placed it back in the leftover ink and pressed down in a couple sections creating some texture. After it was dry, I adhered it to the fun foam piece using THIS adhesive.

For the background of the card, I did the same process as the green ink but used blues and purples instead to create an ocean scene. I flicked water droplets on top for added interest as well as spraying it heavily with THIS for some shine.

I die-cut four of the new picture book dies using scraps of colored card stock and adhered them to the card using foam adhesive on some to create levels of depth. I used some enamel eye stickers for their eyes and white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on a strip of black card stock. 

For the second card…

I stamped THIS new background and then flipped the paper upside down and stamped it again. By doing this, you can get a whole new look from your background stamp. I stamped it with THIS ink on THIS card stock for a tone on tone look.

I die-cut all of the new picture book dinosaur dies using scraps of colored card stock and added THIS for some shine. I used some enamel eye stickers for their eyes and clear heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set stamped with THIS black ink. I filled in the open parts of the sentiment with THIS black glaze pen to make it stand out.

BLOG HOP
Like I mentioned, this post is part of a blog hop.

Here’s a complete blog hop list…

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Laura Bassen

Yana Smakula

Debby Hughes

Yoonsun Hur

Amy Rysavy

Jean Manis

Heather Ruwe

Vicky Papaioannou

Lisa Addesa

Lea Lawson

Cheiron Brandon

Mindy Baxter

Marge Yoon

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

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!

Also, Simon Says Stamp is offering a special promotion for a free gift with purchase…

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

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