Handmade by Heather Ruwe https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com Welcome to Handmade by Heather Ruwe Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:27:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Mermaid Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/07/mermaid-card-2.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/07/mermaid-card-2.html#respond Fri, 03 Jul 2020 21:27:47 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11072 Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release… I started by stamping THIS background stamp on four different shades of blue card stock. I cut out section from each and adhered them to one background to add color and dimension to the waves. This was highly inspired by Yana Smakula and her lesson in Spring Card Camp 1 over at Online Card Classes. I silver heat embossed the sentiment on...

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Hi there, crafty friends. I’m back with more inspiration from THIS new release…

I started by stamping THIS background stamp on four different shades of blue card stock. I cut out section from each and adhered them to one background to add color and dimension to the waves. This was highly inspired by Yana Smakula and her lesson in Spring Card Camp 1 over at Online Card Classes. I silver heat embossed the sentiment on one of the waves as well as one of the mermaid tails from THIS stamp set. I colored in the mermaid tail with THESE markers and added some of THIS for some shine. I fussy cut the image out and tucked it into one of the waves. I finished off the card with some of THESE embellishments.

Here’s a closer look…

Thank you for visiting today. Happy crafting!

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Send Happiness Release-Chillin Gnomes https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/07/send-happiness-release-chillin-gnomes.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/07/send-happiness-release-chillin-gnomes.html#respond Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:39:13 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11066 Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card is a scene building card… I started by embossing THESE dies towards the bottom of the card panel using THIS embossing mat with my die-cutting machine. Instead of cutting the paper, it makes an impression. I blended some of THIS ink on the waves to make them a bit darker and stand out. I also added THIS for some shine. I die-cut a sand hill using THIS border die. For...

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Hi, crafty friends. Today’s card is a scene building card…

I started by embossing THESE dies towards the bottom of the card panel using THIS embossing mat with my die-cutting machine. Instead of cutting the paper, it makes an impression. I blended some of THIS ink on the waves to make them a bit darker and stand out. I also added THIS for some shine.

I die-cut a sand hill using THIS border die. For a realistic look, I blended some of THIS ink around the edges and sides as well as adding some dots using Copic markers. I stamped and colored a couple of images from THIS stamp set and cut them out using THESE coordinating dies. After adhering them in place, I stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set on a die-cut sun. Behind the sun, I used the negative piece from die-cutting and ink blended behind the sun for added dimension.

Here’s a closer look…

Thanks so much for stopping by. I appreciate your support.

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Honey Bee Stamps Treat Shop https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/honey-bee-treat-shop.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/honey-bee-treat-shop.html#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 23:28:32 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11168 Hello, crafty friends. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp features a new brand every month? Honey Bee Stamps (one of my favorite companies) was featured for June HERE. Since we have one more day left in June, I thought I would share a card I made with some of my favorite Honey Bee products… I started by die-cutting THIS die four times. I added some brick stenciling tot he bottom of the top layer...

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Hello, crafty friends. Did you know that Simon Says Stamp features a new brand every month? Honey Bee Stamps (one of my favorite companies) was featured for June HERE. Since we have one more day left in June, I thought I would share a card I made with some of my favorite Honey Bee products…

I started by die-cutting THIS die four times. I added some brick stenciling tot he bottom of the top layer and die-cut a window from the left side. I sandwiched some acetate behind the window opening and another layer of the the house base to hide the adhesive. I adhered the hinge to the inside and adhered two more house bases to the back, creating a card. I doubled up on the bases to give it some stability. I stamped the gnome from THIS stamp set and used THIS coordinating die to cut him out. I colored him in and added THIS for the watermelon seeds. I stamped and colored a bunch of images from THIS stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out.

For the roof of the treat shop, I used THIS paper. I ink blended a rainbow of Distress inks on a piece and sprayed it heavily with perfect pearls water. The perfect pearls settles in to all the cracks.

I LOVE the texture it gives…

I die-cut the piece using THIS die to create the roof and adhered it to the card base. For the inside…

I cut a strip of patterned paper and silver card stock to create a counter and added a bunch of stamped images from THIS stamp set to create a treat shop scene.

I hope this inspires you to build a scene on your next card.

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

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Send Happiness Release Inspiration https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release-inspiration.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release-inspiration.html#respond Mon, 29 Jun 2020 14:32:57 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11109 Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with another card share from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I shared THIS dog card recently and I wanted to show you another example of that design… I started by stamping THIS background stamp using THIS ink on THIS card stock. I die-cut and THIS dog die and THIS word die and adhered them on top of the background. I added one of THESE thin frames and one...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m back with another card share from THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I shared THIS dog card recently and I wanted to show you another example of that design…

I started by stamping THIS background stamp using THIS ink on THIS card stock. I die-cut and THIS dog die and THIS word die and adhered them on top of the background. I added one of THESE thin frames and one of THESE hearts to the dogs. I applied some of THIS to the black letters as well as THIS to the dog’s eyes and nose for some shine.

A closer look…

Thank you for visiting. I appreciate your support.

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Send Happiness Release Blog Hop https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release-blog-hop.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release-blog-hop.html#comments Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:00:04 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11068 Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of this blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp. I started by creating a side fold A2 size black card base. From the front panel of the card, I trimmed 2 inches off the top, creating a shorter flap. This flap was created so the fairy image could be suspended. I stamped and colored the front and back fairy image from THIS stamp...

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Hello, crafty friends. I’m excited to be a part of this blog hop celebrating THIS new release from Simon Says Stamp.

I started by creating a side fold A2 size black card base. From the front panel of the card, I trimmed 2 inches off the top, creating a shorter flap. This flap was created so the fairy image could be suspended. I stamped and colored the front and back fairy image from THIS stamp set and used THESE coordinating dies to cut them out. I like that this stamp set includes the back of the image as well. These would make fantastic spinner cards where the image spins around to see both sides, but I wanted to share a simple card idea that can be used with front and back images like this.

I created a black and white background piece for the front panel using the flowers and butterfly images from the same stamp set. I stamped a coordinating sentiment and added a few strips of card stock on the top of the front panel for a finishing look. After the front fairy image was adhered to the front panel, I opened the card and adhered the back image of the fairy directly behind the first image….

I finished off the card with THESE sequins.

I have another card to share. This one is the exact same design, just with a different color combo…

I hope you give this unique card flap design a try.

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

Simon Says Stamp Blog

Kristina Werner

Cathy Zielske

Nina-Marie Trapani

Nichol Spohr

Yana Smakula

Amy Rysavy

Lisa Addesa

Heather Ruwe

Suzy Plantamura

Bibi Cameron

Barb Engler

Cheiron Brandon

Lea Lawson

Ashlea Cornell

If you’re looking for even more inspiration, I shared another project using this release HERE.

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 four codes above to receive a FREE enamel pin with any purchase. Valid while supplies last or until 6/29 at 11:59 EST.

Thanks so much for visiting. Happy crafting!

I’ve linked to the entire Send Happiness Release below as well as supplies used on today’s cards.

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Send Happiness Release https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/send-happiness-release.html#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 11:15:09 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11070 Howdy, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and today’s card features some of the new products… I started by ink blending THIS stencil with three colors of Distress inks. I die-cut THIS word from black and white card stock and adhered it to the card. Under it, I stamped the birthday word from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS adorable puppy from brown and black card stock and blended some of...

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Howdy, crafty friends. Simon Says Stamp has a new release HERE and today’s card features some of the new products…

I started by ink blending THIS stencil with three colors of Distress inks. I die-cut THIS word from black and white card stock and adhered it to the card. Under it, I stamped the birthday word from THIS stamp set. I die-cut THIS adorable puppy from brown and black card stock and blended some of THIS ink on for some dimension. I created a party hat and adhered it on his head and added a balloon die-cut coming from his tail.

Here’s a closer look…

You can see all the products from the release HERE. I’ve linked to them below as well as supplies used on today’s card.

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

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Get Well Soon Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/get-well-soon-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/get-well-soon-card.html#respond Tue, 23 Jun 2020 18:34:38 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10978 Howdy, crafty friends. I have a clean and simple card to share today… I started by stamping THIS sentiment and THIS bear image on a white panel. I white heat embossed the remaining sentiment from THIS same stamp set and colored the bear image in with Copic Markers. I finished off the card by die-cutting hearts using THIS die and adding THIS and THIS on top for some shine and sparkle. I adhered the entire...

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Howdy, crafty friends. I have a clean and simple card to share today…

I started by stamping THIS sentiment and THIS bear image on a white panel. I white heat embossed the remaining sentiment from THIS same stamp set and colored the bear image in with Copic Markers. I finished off the card by die-cutting hearts using THIS die and adding THIS and THIS on top for some shine and sparkle. I adhered the entire panel to a note card made from THIS card stock.

Here’s a closer look…

Thanks for joining me today. I hope you have a great day.

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Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/scrapbook-cards-today-magazine.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/scrapbook-cards-today-magazine.html#respond Fri, 19 Jun 2020 14:02:23 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=11144 Hi, crafty friends. Just wanted to pop on real quick to let you know that I have a card in the Summer 2020 Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine! Click HERE to view the issue for free… You can find me in the Creative Cards Section on Page 52. Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting!

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Hi, crafty friends. Just wanted to pop on real quick to let you know that I have a card in the Summer 2020 Issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today Magazine!

Click HERE to view the issue for free…

You can find me in the Creative Cards Section on Page 52.

Thanks for visiting. Happy crafting!

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First Responder Cards https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/first-responder-cards.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/first-responder-cards.html#respond Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:10:57 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10993 Hello, crafty friends. I have a couple of cards to share today for first responders… I started by creating a gatefold card. I started with a 8.5 x 5.5 piece of white card stock and scored it at 2 1/4 inch from both sides. Next, I stamped THIS background stamp on a blue and red A2 panel in coordinating ink for a tone on tone look. I cut each piece in half and adhered them...

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Hello, crafty friends. I have a couple of cards to share today for first responders…

I started by creating a gatefold card. I started with a 8.5 x 5.5 piece of white card stock and scored it at 2 1/4 inch from both sides. Next, I stamped THIS background stamp on a blue and red A2 panel in coordinating ink for a tone on tone look. I cut each piece in half and adhered them to the gatefold panels.

I heat embossed the police and fire fighter images from THIS stamp set on squares cut with THIS die. I added a sentiment from the same stamp set on top. I added foam tape to only one side of the square and adhered it to one of the gatefold flaps. This allows the card to open freely. I finished off the cards with a sprinkling of THESE die-cut hearts.

I stamped the inside with a sentiment from the same stamp set…

I hope this inspires you to create some cards for your community heroes.

Thank you so much for joining me. Have a great day.

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World of Love Card https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/world-of-love-card.html https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/2020/06/world-of-love-card.html#respond Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:54:05 +0000 https://www.handmadebyheatherruwe.com/?p=10995 Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with another card share… I stamped THIS background stamp on a blue panel using a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks. I chose to use Distress Oxide inks instead of regular dye ink because that ink has a pigment property so it stamps vibrant on colored card stock. Also, to ink up the large image with full size ink pads, I just used the corner and swiped the color on....

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Hi, crafty friends. I’m back today with another card share…

I stamped THIS background stamp on a blue panel using a rainbow of Distress Oxide Inks. I chose to use Distress Oxide inks instead of regular dye ink because that ink has a pigment property so it stamps vibrant on colored card stock. Also, to ink up the large image with full size ink pads, I just used the corner and swiped the color on. Usually, you dab the ink stamp to the ink pad or the pad to the stamp, but this way gives it some texture when stamping. Once the ink was dry, I die-cut a large circle from THIS die set from the stamped panel and adhered the frame piece down directly on a 5 x 5 white card base. I added some of THIS behind the circle die-cut piece to add dimension.

I finished off the card by adding THIS die-cut sentiment. I die-cut it four times from white card stock and the shadow die from vellum. I added this on top of the letters for some shine, die-cut some hearts from THIS die to replace the top of the “i”, and added a sprinkling of THESE.

Here’s a closer look…

Thanks so much for joining me today. Happy crafting!

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