Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Mon, 20 May 2019 18:00:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Birthday Week-Day 1 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/birthday-week-day-1.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/birthday-week-day-1.html#respond Mon, 20 May 2019 18:00:33 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9560 Hello, crafty friends. If you’re like me, you never have enough birthday cards on hand. I decided to make a bunch using THIS new release and share them all week long. Let’s kick off this party with two cards that feature a sentiment background… I like using multiple sentiments to create a text background. I laid out lots of birthday sentiments from THIS and THIS stamp set on a panel inside my MISTI. I white...

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Hello, crafty friends. If you’re like me, you never have enough birthday cards on hand. I decided to make a bunch using THIS new release and share them all week long. Let’s kick off this party with two cards that feature a sentiment background…

I like using multiple sentiments to create a text background. I laid out lots of birthday sentiments from THIS and THIS stamp set on a panel inside my MISTI. I white heat embossed the sentiments so I could apply a variety of Distress Inks on top.

I decided to use different color combos than what I normally do. I decided to try some complimentary colors this time.

I also did some partial die-cutting. I stamped the cake image and coordinating sentiment on a strip of white card stock. I used THIS coordinating die to partially die-cut only the top of the cake image to keep the bottom connected to the strip. I adhered it with foam adhesive for some dimension.

I hope this inspires you to create a sentiment background, try some partial die-cutting, or add a complementary color combo to your next project.

Thank you for visiting. I’ll be back tomorrow with another birthday card idea.

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Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Blog Hop- Day 2 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-celebrate-you-blog-hop-day-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-celebrate-you-blog-hop-day-2.html#comments Fri, 17 May 2019 11:59:28 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9524 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project is part of a blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp… For both cards, I stamped the adorable dog images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS card stock. I chose that particular paper because I colored in the images with THESE markers and the color goes down great on that paper. I masked off the images and added a scene with Distress Oxide inks....

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s project is part of a blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp…

For both cards, I stamped the adorable dog images from THIS stamp set on to pieces of THIS card stock. I chose that particular paper because I colored in the images with THESE markers and the color goes down great on that paper. I masked off the images and added a scene with Distress Oxide inks. I used THIS stencil on the sun rays card and added flicks of water and THIS for some added interest. I added sentiments from THIS stamp set.

So I’m always looking for ways to stretch the use of my coordinating dies. For these cards, I wanted to create a pocket that would hold a gift card. To achieve this, I partially die-cut the top of THESE coordinating dies and slipped an ice cream gift card inside.

For the second card, the opening would not be wide enough so I cut with my trimmer to the left and right of the image creating a wider slit…

I die-cut a couple of THESE tabs and stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set and adhered them to the gift card with THESE to let the recipient know what to do.

These cards were created for some of the staff at my son’s school for part of an end of the school year gift. I hope this inspires you to stretch the use of your coordinating dies and create gift card pockets.

BLOG HOP
There’s lots more inspiration to see. Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the awesome, Bibi Cameron. Click HERE to start at the beginning of the hop.

Simon Says Stamp Blog 

Laura Bassen

Debby Hughes

Yana Smakula

Amanda Korotkova

Yoonsun Hur

Vicky Papaioannou

Heather Ruwe

Bibi Cameron

Karin Äkesdotter

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Kristina Pokazanieva

Looking for even more inspiration? Click HERE and HERE to see other projects I created using this new release.

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!

Also, I have a special code for you…

Use code BTF842 with your order to receive a FREE Butterfly Adornments with any purchase. Valid until 5/19 at 11:59 ET or while supplies last.

You can see the entire release HERE. I’ve also linked it below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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Easy Shaker Card Element https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/easy-shaker-card-element.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/easy-shaker-card-element.html#respond Thu, 16 May 2019 15:14:43 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9532 Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features and easy to create shaker card element… I started by die-cutting THIS circle die from THIS card stock. I die-cut THIS frog circle die from the center of the circle, creating a circle window. I adhered acetate to the back of the opening and adhered the eye die-cuts into place. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set along the bottom of the circle by curving the sentiment before stamping....

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Hello, crafty friends. Today’s card features and easy to create shaker card element…

I started by die-cutting THIS circle die from THIS card stock. I die-cut THIS frog circle die from the center of the circle, creating a circle window. I adhered acetate to the back of the opening and adhered the eye die-cuts into place. I stamped a sentiment from THIS stamp set along the bottom of the circle by curving the sentiment before stamping. I die-cut another circle but this time using black card stock to serve as the back to the shaker element. I added THESE foam adhesive strips to the back of the acetate. I added some of THESE sequins on top of the black circle and then adhered the green circle piece on top.

To create the background, I stamped THIS circle strip image using THIS and THIS ink. I adhered the entire piece to a black note card and added some of THESE yellow hearts to the center of a few of the circles.

I hope this inspires you to create a shaker element on your next project. I really like these type of dies for this because it already creates a window for you. I’ve shared a similar idea using these dies HERE.

Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your support.

Have an awesome day.

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Simon Says Stamp Celebrate You Release https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-celebrate-you-release.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-celebrate-you-release.html#respond Wed, 15 May 2019 12:13:28 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9528 Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple cards today featuring products from THIS new release. For both cards, I dry embossed THESE dies to create a background. I stamped, colored, and cut out THESE images. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp stamp set in the center and added some of THESE and THESE drops along with some hearts from THIS die. I added some of THIS on top of the hearts from some shine as...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m sharing a couple cards today featuring products from THIS new release.

For both cards, I dry embossed THESE dies to create a background. I stamped, colored, and cut out THESE images. I stamped a sentiment from the stamp stamp set in the center and added some of THESE and THESE drops along with some hearts from THIS die. I added some of THIS on top of the hearts from some shine as well as some of THIS.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this inspires you to dry emboss your dies to create a background.

You can see the entire new release HERE. I’ve linked to it below as well as today’s project supplies.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy shopping!

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Picket Fence Studios May 2019 Release + $100 Gift Certificate GIVEAWAY + Coupon Code https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/picket-fence-studios-may-2019-release-100-gift-certificate-giveaway-coupon-code.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/picket-fence-studios-may-2019-release-100-gift-certificate-giveaway-coupon-code.html#comments Tue, 14 May 2019 11:33:58 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9516 Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature new products from THIS new release from Picket Fence Studios. For the first card… I stamped the oh so cute bunny image from THIS stamp set and colored it with Copic Markers. I used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I die-cut THIS single die repeatedly to create a background and used foam adhesive to adhere it to a white note card to add some dimension. I stamped a...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s cards feature new products from THIS new release from Picket Fence Studios.

For the first card…

I stamped the oh so cute bunny image from THIS stamp set and colored it with Copic Markers. I used THIS coordinating die to cut it out. I die-cut THIS single die repeatedly to create a background and used foam adhesive to adhere it to a white note card to add some dimension. I stamped a coordinating sentiment from the same stamp set on THIS banner die-cut.

For the second card…

I stamped THIS pineapple image and colored with THESE zig markers. I used THIS coordinating die to cut it out.  I added it to a white note card that I applied THIS embossing paste through THIS stencil. I love the tone on tone look it gives. I finished it off with a coordinating sentiment that I white heat embossed on a black card stock strip.

For the last card…

I stamped THIS image and colored it with THESE markers. I cut it out with THIS coordinating die. For a playful look, I adhered different sizes of small google eyes on top. I adhered it on top of a panel cut with THIS square stitched die. I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on a black strip of card stock. I adhered the entire panel to a black note card.

GIVEAWAY

Now for a BIG Giveaway…

Picket Fence is so generous and offering a $100 gift certificate to their store for one of you to celebrate their first birthday! All you have to do is leave a comment on this post (telling me which is your favorite card) and I’ll randomly pick a winner on May 20th. Comments close Tuesday May 19th at 11:59pm EST. Good Luck!

But wait….there’s more….

COUPON CODE
I have a coupon code to share. Use PFS20 and receive 20% off your order. You can view the entire release HERE.

Thanks so much for visiting today.

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Simon Says Stamp June 2019 Card Kit https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-june-2019-card-kit.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/simon-says-stamp-june-2019-card-kit.html#respond Tue, 14 May 2019 04:10:09 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9526 Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new card kit… I stamped an image from the kit’s stamp set and colored it in with Copic markers. I stamped a coordinating sentiment inside the frame and added thin green strips to the bottom and top of the panel. I adhered it on top of a piece of patterned paper. I finished the card by adding liquid glue along some of the leaves and...

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Hi there, crafty friends. Today’s card features products from THIS new card kit…

I stamped an image from the kit’s stamp set and colored it in with Copic markers. I stamped a coordinating sentiment inside the frame and added thin green strips to the bottom and top of the panel. I adhered it on top of a piece of patterned paper.

I finished the card by adding liquid glue along some of the leaves and added the glitter from the kit on top. I love how it catches the light…

You can find out more about the kit HERE.

Thanks for visiting today.

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Spinner Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/spinner-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/spinner-card.html#respond Wed, 08 May 2019 14:18:36 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9514 Hello, crafty friends. I’m over on the Picket Fence Studios Blog HERE sharing this spinner card… Head over HERE for more information and to see the card in action. Happy Crafting! LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m over on the Picket Fence Studios Blog HERE sharing this spinner card…

Head over HERE for more information and to see the card in action.

Happy Crafting!

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Teacher Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/teacher-card-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/05/teacher-card-2.html#respond Wed, 01 May 2019 14:39:20 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9395 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card stretches the use of THIS alphabet die set… I really like alphabet sets because you can customize your sentiments or even use them on kid’s school projects. Instead of cutting apart the individual letters, I decided to keep the majority of them in tact and create a simple background. I ran the whole piece through my die-cut machine after inking up the panel with some Distress Oxide ink blending. I...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card stretches the use of THIS alphabet die set…

I really like alphabet sets because you can customize your sentiments or even use them on kid’s school projects. Instead of cutting apart the individual letters, I decided to keep the majority of them in tact and create a simple background. I ran the whole piece through my die-cut machine after inking up the panel with some Distress Oxide ink blending. I adhered black card stock to the back of the opening of the letters and added the cute cat image from THIS stamp set on top. I cut a heart for him to hold using THIS die and finished off the card by adding a white heat embossed sentiment from the same stamp set.

I hope this inspires you to use your alphabet dies or smaller dies and create a custom background.

Thanks for visiting today. Have an awesome day.

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Gatefold Birthday Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/04/gatefold-makeup-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/04/gatefold-makeup-card.html#respond Tue, 30 Apr 2019 18:51:27 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9400 Hi, crafty friends. I love getting more use out of my supplies and today’s card is a great example of that… I used THIS die in a completely different way than intended. I cut it twice from pink card stock, trimmed a small amount off  the edge of one and adhered them together to create a gate fold card. I added THIS patterned paper to the squares and inside of the card as well as...

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Hi, crafty friends. I love getting more use out of my supplies and today’s card is a great example of that…

I used THIS die in a completely different way than intended. I cut it twice from pink card stock, trimmed a small amount off  the edge of one and adhered them together to create a gate fold card. I added THIS patterned paper to the squares and inside of the card as well as images from THIS stamp set. Oh, and I applied THIS to the mascara for a realistic look.

This is what you see when you open the card….

The design continues to the inside of the card as well, leaving a place to write a message to the recipient…

I love looking at dies differently and stretching the use of them.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting!

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New Stamp Company: Crafts by theletterlingo https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/04/new-stamp-company-the-letter-lingo.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2019/04/new-stamp-company-the-letter-lingo.html#respond Mon, 29 Apr 2019 15:15:10 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=9502 Hi there, crafty friends. There’s a new stamp company in town and it’s called The Letter Lingo. Michelle (the owner) reached out and asked if I would like to play with one of their new stamp sets. I happily agreed after seeing her adorable designs. I made two cards using THIS stamp set… I stamped, colored, and fussy cut THESE images and adhered them on one of THESE pockets. I stamped smaller images from the...

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Hi there, crafty friends. There’s a new stamp company in town and it’s called The Letter Lingo. Michelle (the owner) reached out and asked if I would like to play with one of their new stamp sets. I happily agreed after seeing her adorable designs. I made two cards using THIS stamp set…

I stamped, colored, and fussy cut THESE images and adhered them on one of THESE pockets. I stamped smaller images from the stamp set along the left side of each card.

Inside each pocket is a Starbucks gift card…

I hope you will check out The Letter Lingo’s shop HERE. It’s so important to support new companies to keep this industry thriving.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy crafting!

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You can find the Tea-rrific stamp set I used HERE


 

 

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