Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:16:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Quick Decorated Envelopes https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/11/quick-decorated-envelopes.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/11/quick-decorated-envelopes.html#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 18:16:27 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8610 Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a quick and easy way to decorate envelopes…. We spend so much time on our cards but sometimes the envelope gets overlooked. I don’t always have the time to go all out on the envelope but wanted to share a quick way I’ve found to jazz them up a bit. There are many stamps that are perfect for decorating envelopes like THIS one. I stamped it on the...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a quick and easy way to decorate envelopes….

We spend so much time on our cards but sometimes the envelope gets overlooked. I don’t always have the time to go all out on the envelope but wanted to share a quick way I’ve found to jazz them up a bit. There are many stamps that are perfect for decorating envelopes like THIS one.

I stamped it on the front of each envelope using a coordinating ink for a tone on tone look. I like to do a monochromatic look so I can make them in advance and it will go with any style of card.

I like that this particular stamp has an “erased” spot which is perfect for an address…

I also like to add a little something to the flap of the envelope. I stamped the sentiments from THIS stamp set…

I hope this has inspired you to add a little something to your envelopes.

Thanks so much for joining me. Have a great day!

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Green Envelope can be found HERE
Pink Envelope can be found HERE
Blue Envelope can be found HERE



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Snowman Cards & 30 Day Coloring Challenge https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/11/snowmen-cards-30-day-coloring-challenge.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/11/snowmen-cards-30-day-coloring-challenge.html#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2018 15:00:10 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8748 Howdy, crafty friends. Today is the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I wanted to share some cards I colored using THESE watercolor prints. THESE watercolor prints come in a pack of twelve and are printed on watercolor card stock. Instead of adding watercolor, I chose to color with Copics. I also added THIS and THIS for some added dimension and THIS for some sparkle. I also added THIS to some of...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today is the first day of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I wanted to share some cards I colored using THESE watercolor prints.

THESE watercolor prints come in a pack of twelve and are printed on watercolor card stock. Instead of adding watercolor, I chose to color with Copics. I also added THIS and THIS for some added dimension and THIS for some sparkle. I also added THIS to some of the images for added details.

Here’s a closer look at each card…

I added all of the prints to THESE note cards.

These cards were so fun to color and I hope it inspires you to color on your next project and join in on the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

You can find more information about the challenge HERE and you can see all of the prints included in the pack HERE.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy Coloring!

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Boo Bags https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/boo-bags.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/boo-bags.html#respond Wed, 31 Oct 2018 17:33:58 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8768 Happy Halloween, crafty friends! I’m over on the Picket Fence blog today sharing these fun Boo Bags… Click HERE for more information and pictures. LINKS TO SUPPLIES USED:

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Happy Halloween, crafty friends! I’m over on the Picket Fence blog today sharing these fun Boo Bags…

Click HERE for more information and pictures.

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Entire Shaker Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/entire-shaker-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/entire-shaker-card.html#respond Tue, 30 Oct 2018 23:48:44 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8746 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card… Instead of creating a shaker element on a card, I wanted to make an entire shaker card. I started with the background. I inked up THIS stencil with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks and then spritzed the stencil with water. I laid it down on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. After letting it dry, I stamped the sentiment from THIS stamp...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m back today with a shaker card…

Instead of creating a shaker element on a card, I wanted to make an entire shaker card. I started with the background. I inked up THIS stencil with a variety of Distress Oxide Inks and then spritzed the stencil with water. I laid it down on to a piece of THIS watercolor card stock. After letting it dry, I stamped the sentiment from THIS stamp set on it and placed it inside one of THESE plastic pockets. After writing the message to the recipient on the back, I used THIS fuse tool to seal off the two sides of the card, leaving the top open. I added THESE and THESE sequins inside and then sealed up the top portion.

This creates an entire shaker card…

I hope this inspires you to create an entire shaker card.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Crafting!

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You’re so Kind https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/youre-so-kind.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/youre-so-kind.html#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:13:28 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8744 Hello there, crafty friends. I’m head over heals for THIS stamp set that recently was released in THIS card kit. I’ve made a previous card HERE using it but wanted to create another with a different color combo for fall… I stated by lightly tracing THIS die in the center of a piece of white card stock. I used that as my guide to place the leaves. I started stamping the leaves from THIS stamp...

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Hello there, crafty friends. I’m head over heals for THIS stamp set that recently was released in THIS card kit. I’ve made a previous card HERE using it but wanted to create another with a different color combo for fall…

I stated by lightly tracing THIS die in the center of a piece of white card stock. I used that as my guide to place the leaves. I started stamping the leaves from THIS stamp set on the left hand side and worked my way all around the rectangle. I made sure to stamp inside the lines of the rectangle so the leaves would appear to be a cluster coming out of the sentiment. I die-cut the panel using THIS die and added a thin mat with THIS specialty card stock. I die-cut THIS die from THIS card stock and then adhering THIS card stock behind the opening for the sentiment. I added the piece to one of THESE cards fronted with THIS card stock.

Here’s a closer look…

I hope this has inspired you to create an unexpected color combo on your next project.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Have an awesome day.

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Rainbow Christmas Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/rainbow-christmas-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/rainbow-christmas-card.html#respond Sat, 27 Oct 2018 23:41:40 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8736 Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a colorful Christmas card… I started by stamping three ornaments using THIS stamp set. One on the left, one in the middle, and one on the right hand side. Then I stamped the same image multiple images on THIS masking paper. I cut them out and covered two of the ornaments to stamp an ornament in the center. I used the solid image from the stamp set to...

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with a colorful Christmas card…

I started by stamping three ornaments using THIS stamp set. One on the left, one in the middle, and one on the right hand side. Then I stamped the same image multiple images on THIS masking paper. I cut them out and covered two of the ornaments to stamp an ornament in the center. I used the solid image from the stamp set to “color” in the ornaments using a variety of Distress Oxide inks. I stamped a decoration in the center of each ornament. I flicked on some water droplets for some texture.

I added all of the masks on top of the ornaments and stamped THIS background on top using THIS ink. I slightly trimmed the piece and adhered it to a top folding gray note card. I added the strings to the ornament with THIS marker and THIS ruler. I added THIS on top of the ornaments for some shine and added THIS sentiment below.

I hope this inspires you to use masking on your next project.

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Stitching on Cards https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/stitching-on-cards-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/stitching-on-cards-2.html#comments Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:44:47 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8619 Hi, crafty friends. I love the look of stitching on cards. It gives such a handmade feel to any project but I’m not that great at it. That’s why I’m happy to see products like THIS. It makes the process so much easier. I used it to create this Christmas card… I started by stamping THIS background on kraft card stock. I die-cut it using THIS die to create a stitched border frame. I die-cut...

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Hi, crafty friends. I love the look of stitching on cards. It gives such a handmade feel to any project but I’m not that great at it. That’s why I’m happy to see products like THIS. It makes the process so much easier. I used it to create this Christmas card…

I started by stamping THIS background on kraft card stock. I die-cut it using THIS die to create a stitched border frame. I die-cut THIS stitched tree die from the center and stitched the holes with green thread. I went back and forth several times to fill the tree shape. I stamped the sentiment from THIS stamp set under the tree and added a few of THESE red enamel dots to resemble ornaments. I added a star to the tree using THIS die and adhered the entire piece to a red note card.

I hope this inspires you to add some stitching to your next card.

Thanks for joining me today. Happy crafting.

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Part of my Tribe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/part-of-my-tribe.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/part-of-my-tribe.html#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2018 21:29:27 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8614 Hello, crafty friends. THIS dog stamp from Picket Fence Studios is adorable and thought it would be fun to pair up with THIS stamp set. I stamped the large image on THIS paper using THIS ink and clear heat embossed it. I used THESE zig clear color real brush markers to color in the doggies and fussy cut them out. For the card base, I created a gate fold card by cutting a piece of...

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Hello, crafty friends. THIS dog stamp from Picket Fence Studios is adorable and thought it would be fun to pair up with THIS stamp set.

I stamped the large image on THIS paper using THIS ink and clear heat embossed it. I used THESE zig clear color real brush markers to color in the doggies and fussy cut them out. For the card base, I created a gate fold card by cutting a piece of THIS card stock down to 4 x 10 inches and scoring at 2.5 inches from each side. I used THIS and THIS ink to blend a background and stamped the “I’m glad” from part of one of the sentiments in the same set and then stamped THIS sentiment to finish it.

Since it is a gate fold card, I adhered the pack of dogs image only to the right side of the card so the recipient can open the card easily.

I stamped THIS background on the flap of the envelope to tie it all together.

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting!

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Snowflake Gatefold Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/snowflake-gatefold-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/snowflake-gatefold-card.html#comments Mon, 22 Oct 2018 20:51:22 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8623 Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card was so fun to make… I started by white heat embossing THIS snow background. I applied a couple of Distress Oxide Inks to THIS mat and sprayed the ink heavily with water. I laid the background in the ink and dried the first layer. I repeated the process and then sprayed heavily with THIS shimmer spritz to add some shine. I cut the background in half and adhered it to...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Today’s card was so fun to make…

I started by white heat embossing THIS snow background. I applied a couple of Distress Oxide Inks to THIS mat and sprayed the ink heavily with water. I laid the background in the ink and dried the first layer. I repeated the process and then sprayed heavily with THIS shimmer spritz to add some shine. I cut the background in half and adhered it to a gate fold created using two of THESE cards adhered together.

For the focal point, I die-cut THIS glitter card stock using THIS die and adhered THIS snowflake as well as THIS sentiment. I adhered the circle piece only to the right side of the card so it will open easily. I also dry embossed the same snowflake die on to the envelope flap to tie everything together…

That’s all for today. I hope you have a great day.

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Teacher Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/teacher-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2018/10/teacher-card.html#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:34:23 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=8612 Hi there,  crafty friends. I’m back today with a teacher card… If you follow my blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of teachers. They deserve to be spoiled and I created a card to do just that. My son’s kindergarten teacher is amazing and I want to remind her of that. I think a card is a great way to show appreciation. I started by stamping all of the sentiments from...

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Hi there,  crafty friends. I’m back today with a teacher card…

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I’m a big fan of teachers. They deserve to be spoiled and I created a card to do just that. My son’s kindergarten teacher is amazing and I want to remind her of that. I think a card is a great way to show appreciation.

I started by stamping all of the sentiments from THIS stamp repeatedly with a light ink to create a background. I die-cut the entire panel with THIS die, tied some twine around the side, and adhered it to a gray note card using fun foam in between to add dimension. I stamped, colored, and cut out the teacher image from the stamp set and adhered it to the center of the card. I added THIS to the teacher’s glasses for some shine.

I also stamped the inside of the card and had my son sign it…

I also stamped the flap of the envelope…

I added a Starbucks gift card on the inside too.

I hope this has inspired you to spoil a teacher in your life. Thanks so much for joining me today!

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