Saturday, November 2, 2013

Eureka Stamps Blog Hop, Great Gifts To Give!

 Welcome to our Eureka Stamps
QKR Stampede
Handmade Gifts blog hop!!!!
We are so excited to share with you
Our handmade gifts perfect for any holiday!
You should of arrived here from Eureka Stamps Blog

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be a prize from every blog along the hop. Each blog be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts!
These winners will each win a 2 digital image of their choice.
The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is  
This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from the
Eureka Stamps.
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Thursday November 7th 6PM EST,Tthe lucky winners will be announced on Eureka Stamps blog on Saturday Nov 9th
Your next stop is Karen!
Today I will be showing you a very cute apple goodie basket.
I was inspired by my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Dykstra and her fun little
reward box for learning our multiplication tables.

This is my version for J's 2nd grade class...
Cut file from Silhouette Cameo America Store:

Below you will find all the details for the products I used.
Star Pencil Toppers:
 using digital stamps

Great Work Digi5504

Super Kid Digi8601

The Silhouette cutfile is from the Silhouette America Store

 Addition Flash Cards:
 using digital stamp

Stars and Ribbon Frame digi11903

Silhouette America cut file:
Digital stamp used:

Star Border digi38801

Cut files from Silhouette America store:

Visit all the above links and see what the amazing DT has for you.  
Plus it will give you more chances to win;) 

 That completes the contents of my gift.
Please keep reading to see in depth how some of the creations were made.
 For those that are new to the world of digital stamps I have a quick refresher for you.

How to use digi stamps with PSE10.
Open your donwnload stamp file.  
This file comes as a jpg from Eureka Stamps that means it has a white background you will need to remove this background for my technique.
Click on the background eraser tool as shown below.
Click onto the white background you will see it be removed and the transparent layer appear.

I wanted to do something special with this image so I added a preloaded effect.
Color Target was my choice.
In your effects panel pick the Color Target Effect under the complex label and apply it to your digital stamp.
Now save your colored digital stamp as a png file to preserve the transparent background.

 Below is my saved digital stamp in png form...

Below you can see that I have opened my save PNG digital stamp in my
Silhouette Cameo designer software.
Now I am ready to print and cut my bookmarks...

Here are two completed hybrid bookmarks.
The 3d star from Lori Whitlock is one of my fave cuts on the Silhouette;)
Links for digital stamps used from Eureka Stamps:

From Eureka Stamps sister store
QKR Stampede...

You can find these images and many more when you shop
the Eureka Stamp Store.   They offer rubber and digital images giving
you the best of both creative worlds.
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Gail said...

Hi Sara -thank you for showing your lovely creations for the hop - As a former school teacher I appreciated looking at all of the school type creations Book marks and pencil toppers are great gifts -
Thanks for sharing and thanks for the Hop - enjoy your week!

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karalschuknecht said...

Sara, these are such great ideas, love the pencil toppers & book marks.

Ardilla said...

Great work!!
Love your bookmarks :)

Zella said...

WOW! What great ideas for teachers - to either give to a teacher or for teachers to use to give....wonderful!

Maryann Laursen said...

An awesome gift for a teacher, that´s for sure, and I love the small decorations for the pencils too, that´s something the kids would love as well. Great project here Sara.

Renee Butchart said...

Wow, this is it!
Hugs, Renee

Cheryl said...

LOVE your creations Sara!! You blow me away with your digi interpretations!! I'm TRYING to learn how to do this and I appreciate your "refresher" tutorial.

Centellazul said...

Sara, these are such great ideas!!!

Bunny said...

I think you should get an A+ for this project. Great job. What teacher wouldn't appreciate this gift?

Marji Franklin said...

This is fantastic!! Great work, I just love it

Kristie Maynard said...

Wonderful job on these! Love all the color, great gift idea.

SarahGeorge said...

Hi Sara,
Lovely way of encouraging kids:) Enjoying this blog hop :)

Jackie said...

Cute, I love the stars on the pencils, never thought of that